The subjects of the two projects introduced in the paper are the same: the predictable restructuring of the food and beverage sector from a logistic aspect. The goal of the first research (SULOGTRA) was to determine the main characteristic of the European (former EU150 countries' logistic processes in the food and beverage sector. The other (Hungarian) research wanted to determine only the national...
The definitions and foundations of competitiveness are discussed in the article. The author characterizes main sources of establishing enterprise competitiveness, as well as presents concepts ralated to this phenomenon. Perspectives of the development of theory and enterprise practice focused on competitiveness achievements are mentiopned as well.
Tne article deals with all sorts of benchmarks useful in the ratio financial analysis. As for internal benchmarks, time series benchmarks, standards, inequality models, intrinsic and model benchmarks are described. In case of external benchmarking, the author characterizes industry average, average in value range, territory average, leader of competitors model, standard and cut off ratio.
The article examines the development of the service sector in Poland during post-communism period as well as the influence of EU integration on this process. The authoress discusses functioning of service enterprises on the Single European Market and presents a draft of the European directive on improving competitiveness of this economic sector in the EU countries.
The process of production enterprise restructuring with an application of Balanced Scoreboard instrument is discussed in the article.The study presents an application of the Balanced Scoreboard in measuring effectiveness of enterprise activities. Basic measures essential for improvement implementation are characterized in the paper.
The authoress attempts to systemize enterprise strategy, including environment protection issues. The article presents a case of the 'Ferrum S.A.' company which implemented both Environment Management System, based on ISO 14001 norm, and Cleaner Production strategy. The analysis proves that ecological effects are evident and the enterprise has a less negative impact on the environment.
Taiwan's rextile enterprises have evolved from traditional local production mills into global textile industry supply chain, that integrates marketing and production during the past 30 years. In the globalization and the network tendency as well as the WTO effect, the information technology will be the enterprise's main key of success. Information exchange and collaboration management are very important...
The article presents a strategic early warning system which integrates environment monitoring with scenario development actrivities. Such a system enables early identification of events having strategic implications for an enterprise. The author discusses the strategic early warning system based on experience of Daimler Chrysler Aerospace AG (DASA)
Complaints made by customers are the source of of various information which may be used for the correction and improvement of the enterprise management. Corrective and preventive actions improve the quality of goods offered and positively influence the relations with customers.
Enterprises may take advantages of internal and external sources while financing their development activity. The results of a survey presented in the paper provide evidence that Polish enterprises finance their development activity mainly internally due to a number of barriers limiting the availability of external funds.
Selected definitions and structuring of an intellectual capital notion are introduced in the article. Based on empirical research the components of intellectual capital essential for healthcare institution management are also identified.
The interest in quality management systems (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001) or work safety management systems (PN-N 18001) reflects a comprehensive and systemic approach to the management of particular area. Knowledge is a key factor for effectiveness and efficiency of the systems discussed. The authoress proposes a gradual adaptation of the formalized systems towards a learning or an intelligent...
The aim of the paper is to emphasize the significance of the education of the society on the concept of sustainable development, as well as to present a practical suggestion on how to utilize organic waste. The authors propose to include employees into actions bringing both pro-environmental and economic effects.
The analysis of the influence of foreign direct investments (FDI) on the 'Total Factor Productivity' (TFP) in the years 1995-2002, including different property sections is presented in the article. The paper characterizes the state and structure of FDI in Poland up to 2003, as well as chosen effects of foreign investors' presence on Polish market
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