As with many of the central and eastern European states it is very difficult to describe what is the ‘norm’ in the Czech Republic with regard to typical business structures.
The business environment is relatively new and is developing and transforming all the time. After the political changes occurred, there was a vacuum with regard to business direction and models and the Czechs pulled in advice and assistance from all over the world. So what has developed in the intervening years is a confused picture but it could be argued that there are three different types of business structures to be encountered locally:
Therefore, before entering into negotiations with a Czech counter-party, do your homework. What is the background of the company and what structure have they developed?