Issue 2/2014

Application Effects of the Monitoring System in the Courier Service Business

Author(s):

Romuald Szopa, Monika Badora

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The purpose of this article is to present the effects resulting from using the shipment tracking system in the courier branch. The article includes the construction of a tracking system which depending on the business needs may be based on different combinations of technical and technological solutions. Automatic identification systems in conjunction with other technologies creates for the courier industry an innovative solutions that help companies meet the needs of its customers. Usage of a tracking system in case of courier companies becomes a necessary solution that brings certain benefits for both the company and the customer. Companies reduce their costs resulting from reported claims, improve their work, increase the quality of services they provide, therefore gaining a competitive advantage over other companies. Customers through the monitoring system have a continuous access to information about their shipment saving time for the formal steps needed for placing an order which translates into an increase in their satisfaction with the service.

Key words:

automatic identification, courier industry, shipments monitoring, system, shipping

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Conceptualization and overview of current researches on employee engagement

Author(s):

Viktória Ali Taha

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Increasing the level of employee engagement should be the goal of any organization since engaged and committed employee is satisfied, motivated, loyal, dedicated and productive. The performance and quality work of such an employee contributes to a better performance of the organization and its chances in the market. A basis of a strong involvement and engagement of employees is appropriate environment that provides them what they need. This paper has the character of a descriptive overview study and aims to summarize and synthesize the theoretical assumptions and present results of current research studies on the subject. The paper presents variety of views and opinions on various aspects of the employees' engagement.

Key words:

engagement, employee, organization

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EMAS: European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme and its practical application in EU and Slovak republic

Author(s):

Mariana Dubravská

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A number of new tools such as environmental management systems – EMAS and EMS, environmental accounting, environmental reporting, life cycle assessment (LCA) and many others are available now for the purpose of making companies more environmentally pro-active. The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a voluntary scheme which allows all types of organizations to improve their environmental performance and achieve recognition for doing so. The Paper aims at practical application of the EMAS in the European Union.

Key words:

environmental management, EMAS, European Union

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Export performance and import intensity of Slovakia

Author(s):

Sylvia Jenčová

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The role of international trade in national and global economies is significant, especially in small economically developed countries characterized by a high share of foreign trade, roughly equal to their domestic product, and indeed even more so if there is an even higher share of foreign trade per capita of the country. The aim of this paper is to highlight the development of exports and imports with respect to the total gross domestic product of Slovakia for the period 1993 - 2012. Predictions will be based on data analysis via a regression tool to forecast the evolution of export performance and import intensity with regards to gross domestic product.

Key words:

Model, Profitability Indicator, Return on Assets

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Importance of social networks for e-commerce

Author(s):

Radovan Bačík, Richard Fedorko

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The aim of the article is to describe the specific aspects of social media and their impact on e-commerce as a constantly evolving field of business. The article not only evaluates future direction of the issue, but also summarizes the theoretical basis of social media as such, the narrower concept of social networking, e-business, and e-commerce. Attention is paid to the results achieved in this field of business within the European region. Another objective of the article is to highlight the current state of the issue and point out to its shortcomings.

Key words:

Internet, Social media, Social networks, E-commerce

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Loss aversion

Author(s):

Michal Šoltés, Janka Milkovičová

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The paper focuses on the presentation of the concept of loss aversion, as well as the concept of „deviation from rationality“. The main aim of the article is do define loss aversion and to describe several examples realized by authors such as: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (1991), Masashi Toshino and Megumi Suto (2004), Stephen G. Dimmock and Roy Kouwenberg (2010). The intention of the paper is to introduce the meaning of subjective value losses, as well as mathematically express loss aversion by using utility function. The aim of the paper is not only to present the notion of loss aversion, but also to inform about the difficulty of obtaining necessary data for potential research, applying complex experiments rather than simply questionnaire.

Key words:

Loss Aversion, Hypothetical Weighting Function, Deviation from rationality

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Multiple benefits of modern education

Author(s):

Libuša Révészová

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Knowledge and the implementation of innovations are considered as the key factor of success that can ensure economic growth for individuals, companies even for whole countries. It is not different in the school environment either. According to the development and current trends it is necessary for educational institutes not only to be „educating“ but also to be „learning“ to provide modern education. We developed an innovative manner of education in the subject Informatics II based on modelling and simulation at the Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice. The paper deals with the experience in this modern way of teaching.

Key words:

education, creativity, critical thinking

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Occupational status of women in the labour market in Poland: analysis of the phenomenon

Author(s):

Beata Ślusarczyk, Aneta Broniszewska

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For many years, the phenomenon of entrepreneurship has been the focus of scientific discussions in the field of economic and social sciences in developed countries. Women represent a substantial potential from the standpoint of the economic growth. In the public domain, their presence in the labour markets seems to be one of the most important achievements of the 20th century. Despite equal legal opportunities in the labour market, significant differences continue to exist, especially between the salaries for women and men. The variety of factors that affect professional careers of women and their professional activity causes that the analysis of the phenomenon compared with other countries of the European Union necessitates distinct determination of the causes for development of particular structures and tendencies. The aim of this paper is to analyse the occupational status of women in the labour market in Poland based on a statistical survey.

Key words:

professional activity, entrepreneurship of women, labour market, occupational discrimination

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Organization of supply chain for international consignments of LTL carrier on the market

Author(s):

Jacek Karcz, Krzysztof Zborowski

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The purpose of this article is to bring solutions used in the forwarding companies, within the framework of the construction of international supply chains. This is an extremely important aspect which is already at the stage of creating a strategy for the development of the portfolio of services provided by the shipping company. Discusses system forwarding transport process, what they use and what services they offer. The last part of the article shows a comparison of the two models used to carry out the international transport of general cargo (LTL)-bilateral cooperation between the two freight forwarding companies of two countries and the international distribution system that connects a number of partners. Shown here are the pros and cons of both solutions. However, they are pretty much balanced, therefore, shows both solutions, but the final choice of one of them may be subject to several very individual factors to be taken into account by the managers making the choice.

Key words:

pickup and delivery models, operation strategies, logistic networks, forwarding, international supply chain management

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Seasonality as a Part of Tourism

Author(s):

Ľudmila Bednárová

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Seasonality has long been considered to be one of the most significant features of tourism. It causes fluctuation in the number of visitors, capacity utilisation, and employment and thus is affects income of tourism enterprises. The contribution analyses seasonality in three types of hotel enterprises. The analysis was based on monthly revenues in the period from 2010 to 2012 in a mountain, urban and spa hotel. Data were statistically processed using the method of seasonal indices.

Key words:

Tourism, hotel enterprises, seasonality, revenues

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Sharing Factual Information Via Stories

Author(s):

Svetlana Maťková, Sandra Antoliková

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Stories are identified as means for personalizing raw information in the world of technology and business. Sharing the information and technological data with focus on the involvement of the audience seem to be more efficient via inserting small personal bits into both technological and business topics. Stories are what we live. Our everyday lives are stories. Developing the efficient relationship between a presenter and audience, arts abilities help develop the capacity for sympathy and those seem to become even more crucial than producing technologically the most modern machines or it is suggested to be balanced.

Key words:

facts, sharing, presentation, information, storytelling skills, business

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The impact of monetary policy on the credit activity in the Slovak Republic

Author(s):

Michaela Urbanovičová, Beáta Gavurová

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Stories are identified as means for personalizing raw information in the world of technology and business. Sharing the information and technological data with focus on the involvement of the audience seem to be more efficient via inserting small personal bits into both technological and business topics. Stories are what we live. Our everyday lives are stories. Developing the efficient relationship between a presenter and audience, arts abilities help develop the capacity for sympathy and those seem to become even more crucial than producing technologically the most modern machines or it is suggested to be balanced.

Key words:

facts, sharing, presentation, information, storytelling skills, business

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