The aim of this thesis is analysis of global economic crisis in 2008 and characteristic of causes and consequences. Further the thesis analyses the effects of this economic crisis on the countries in the world and an example of the effect of economic crisis on the particular company in the Czech Republic. The thesis is divided in theoretical and analytical parts. Theoretical part is further divided in three chapters. The first chapter concerns economic crisis generally and economic crisis in the past, start of the Great depression in 1929 and its connection with the current economic crisis. It briefly describes what economic crisis is and which crises affected the world in the last century. The second chapter concerns the current economic crisis. The third chapter considers reasons for the start of economic crisis in 2008 and its consequences in the world. Further in this chapter the course and the spread all over the world of the current economic crisis are described. In analytical part the effects of economic crisis on particular countries and particular sectors of economics are observed. In closing part of the thesis the own research is presented, where the thesis focuses on the effects of crisis at the market with elevators and an example of that, the international company Schindler.