Assessment of the level of financial and economic security at machine-building enterprises: evidence from Ukraine
Problems and Perspectives in Management
Determining the level of financial and economic security of an enterprise allows assessing the real possibilities to confront internal and external challenges and defining the potential for future development. To develop proposals on assessing this level, the study uses data on machine-building enterprises of Zaporizhzhia region (Ukraine) and applies integral method, regression analysis and normalization. The expert evaluation method was used to form the system of key parameters. The experts
... ers. The experts were economists, the accounting departments' and the economic security departments' members of the studied enterprises. The experts selected six indices that they consider to be the most representative of the financial and economic security of an enterprise. These parameters were used to calculate the integral indicator of the level of financial and economic security of enterprises. Harrington's approach was used to group enterprises according to their level of financial and economic security (very high, high, steady, satisfactory and unsatisfactory). The calculations have shown that the integral indicator of financial and economic security of the enterprises of Zaporizhzhia region ranged from 0.32 to 0.66 for the period 2014–2018. It was justified that along with the support of financial stability, solvency, business activity, profitability, investment attractiveness and innovativeness and absent sharp changes in the environment, the level of financial and economic security of machine builders will increase from 0.4 to 11.9%. Acknowledgment(s) The study was carried out within the framework of the state budget theme (state registration number 0117U000512), Establishment of Business Incubators on the Basis of Innovative Development and Ensuring National Financial and Economic Security (2017–2019), Faculty of Economics, Zaporizhzhya National University.