Anna Cierniak-Emerych

Anna Cierniak-Emerych
Wroclaw University of Economics and Business | WUE · Institute of Economics

PhD. Sc. (Dr. habil.), Associate Professor

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of the educational system, including students’ learning styles, which are heavily dependent on self-regulated studying strategies and motivation. The purpose of this study was to discover whether Central European students, in this case the Slovak and Czech students, were able to perform self-regulated...
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The research presented herein aims to pinpoint the factors that cause errors in the order picking process in an e-commerce enterprise and to confirm or deny the assumption that these factors largely concern employees and their working conditions. Research method: A case study strategy, observation (non-compliance cards and identification of working...
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The paper deals with a possibility of foreign language learning (FLL) intervention in older adults as a psychosocial rehabilitation method to improve the quality of life (QoL) in this age segment, i.e. the people who are over 55 years. FLL has been researched as a successful tool to maintain or even enhance cognitive functions in older age along wi...
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Teaching and learning have radically changed in the COVID-19 era and highlighted many novel aspects of online teaching and learning. Based on a qualitative content analysis of central European university students’ responses, the aim of this study is to discuss their reflections on the use of digital media in foreign language classes during the COVI...
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The chapter CSR in Poland presents selected issues of corporate social responsibility which constitute the current field for discussion conducted by scientists and business entities. The corporate social responsibility is a relatively new concept in Poland, only recently present in the public discourse. The chapter will outline the implementation o...
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In the present study, the authors assessed the odour quality of the air in the vicinity of a landfill site using a case study of a waste management plant that processes non-hazardous and inert waste as an example. An analysis of the impact of the facility under study on the odour quality of the air was performed based on a mathematical modelling sy...
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Healthy aging is one of the most important aspects of human life as it can significantly improve its quality. Therefore, it is necessary to promote successful aging as a significant and important part of maintaining physical and mental well-being in the elderly. One of the strategies to enhance the elderly’s well-being may be also foreign language...
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Positive psychology has recently seen the unprecedented rise and has reached vast achievements in the area of quality of life (QoL) improvement. The purpose of this study is to show that there are different aspects of well-being that make healthy older people motivated to learn a foreign language at a later age. The research was conducted in the Cz...
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At present, a healthy diet appears to be one of the suitable strategies in slowing down cognitive decline in the process of aging. A number of evidence-based studies confirm its efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness. The aim of this mini review is to evaluate and describe recent randomized clinical and cohort studies exploring the effect of heal...
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Changes occurring in the economic and social systems, often referred to as Industry 4.0, relate to the employment structure in the economy. More employees will find jobs in the services sector and creative industries. These changes create new threats. The non-physical working conditions and the mental health of the employees are becoming increasing...
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The purpose of this paper is to present and assess the possibilities of measuring results of socially responsible activities undertaken by companies. In the theoretical part, the paper is based on a critical analysis of literature in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its measurement. The practical, “case study” part, is based on th...
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Sustainable consumption is increasingly being promoted in the face of the decreasing amount of natural resources in the world. In general, sustainable consumption means using products and services that meet human basic needs while minimizing the consumption of natural resources and reducing waste. At this point, it is worth noting that the producti...
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The significance and position of high-technology industries within the economy is often considered to be an attribute of the company's maturity. The aim of this study is to compare employment in the high-technology sector in selected European Union and OECD countries and to analyse university-educated workers’ job satisfaction in the Czech Republic...
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It is generally accepted that it is young people who are particularly interested in information and communication technologies (ICT). Older adults remain to be considered less prepared, not only technically, but also mentally, to use the Internet. However, the development of ICT may contribute to extending life activities by facilitating everyday a...
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With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, radical transitions are being observed in manufacturing systems. The use of robots and automation leads to changes in the structure of employment in the economy. The number of employees in the service-providing sector and creative industries will be increasing and this creates new research space, especially in...
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Responsibility for the credibility and quality of an organic product lies with the entrepreneur. It is therefore in the entrepreneur’s interest to recruit competent employees who stimulate the desired behaviours and activities conducive to the achievement of strategic goals connected with production of products with the quality expected by consumer...
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Food safety means all the conditions that have to be met and actions that have to be taken at all stages of food production or sales to protect human health and life. Studies have demonstrated that organic food is considered by consumers to be healthier and safer than conventional food produced by means of intensive farming methods. In this context...
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Ageing is becoming a big social issue nowadays. For example, in 2000 the percentage of older individuals aged 65+ years reached 12.4% worldwide. In 2030, this number should rise to 19% and in 2050 to 22%. Therefore, there is a need to prolong an active life of older people, especially by implementing non-pharmacological approaches. Current technolo...
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Celem artykułu jest przedstawienie zagadnienia tworzenia kultu-ry bhp oraz powiązania jej z wyróżnionymi w literaturze przedmiotu poziomami bezpieczeństwa i higieny pracy. W końcowej części opra-cowania nawiązano do wyników badań empirycznych nad kulturą bhp: własnych i obcych. Przedstawione rozważania mają charakter nie tylko teoriopoznawczy, ale...
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Organic production is an overall system of farm management, food production and its impact on the environment. The challenge for the organic sector is to ensure a steady increase in supply and demand for organic foods and consumer confidence in these products. In recent years, organic foods have been highly preferred by European consumers, who no l...
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Perception of the enterprise from the standpoint of interests (expectations) of consumers (customers) is socially and economically justifiable. It concerns all the enterprises, including, perhaps especially, those that produce organic foods. Over the last years, people have started to more and more often care for their health and for what they eat....
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Changes are inherent in activity of any enterprise. Several methods or concepts can be employed to introduce changes. One of the concept which has become popular recently and improves enterprise’s functioning is Lean Manufacturing. There are multiple techniques and tools which function within this method. Unfortunately, in the case of any changes,...
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Differentiation of job expectations maintained by persons employed in business entities is also evident with regard to working conditions. Proper realisation of these expectations does have a notable impact upon employer image – an attribute of growing significance in the modern Polish labour market. The focus of this paper is placed on the process...
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The 1980s saw popularisation of the management paradigm requiring that employee intellectual potential should be noticed and used. The subjective approach to employees is fully reflected in the empowerment process. The definition scope of the analysed notion has not been unambiguously delineated to date. In narrow terms, empowerment means delegatin...
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Celem niniejszego artykułu jest udzielenie odpowiedzi na następujące pytania badawcze: " Jak jest postrzegany empowerment w kontekście przejawów tzw. współczesnych koncepcji zarządzania? " oraz " Jakie są relacje między empowermentem a partycypacją pracowniczą? ". Proces badawczy oparto na studiach literaturowych połączonych z refleksją naukową. Do...
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In this study - based on the result of own and others empirical research, regarding conditions of person’s functioning in the process of work during the last decade of 2000’s - an attempt of indicating dilemmas connected with shaping of employment security has been made. The field of study was approached not only from the perspective of employees a...
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Job safety is a prominent aspect of employee expectations. This paper addresses job safety in a broader perspective, to make it more appropriate for the present needs and business applications. The author postulates to supplement the standard set of work safety and hygiene elements with items that pertain to conditions and security of employment. I...
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Implementation of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) concept is presented, as it applies to the practice of companies. The authors focus on an isolated area of CSR implementation, namely the improvement of working conditions, in the context of selected international standards and norms directly referencing the CSR concept. Circumstances of p...
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Wydaje się, że stosowanie w przedsiębiorstwach partycypacji bezpośredniej w szczególny sposób sprzyja zdolności pracowników do podejmowania twórczych inicjatyw oraz wykorzystywania tkwiącego w nich potencjału, a w rezultacie również kreowania ich postaw o znamionach innowacyjności. Mając to na uwadze, celem opracowania stało się podjęcie próby wysp...
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Modern organizations operate under the pressure of dynamic and often unpredictable changes, both in external and internal environment. Market success, in this context, requires a particular competence in the form of flexibility, interpreted here both on the level of individuals and on the level of organization. This paper addresses the changes taki...
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W opracowaniu przybliżono relacje zachodzące pomiędzy podnoszeniem poziomu bezpieczeństwa i higieny pracy (bhp) w przedsiębiorstwie a kształtowaniem kultury organizacyjnej, w tym kultury bhp. Odnosząc się do wyników badań empirycznych zidentyfikowano podejście do zagadnienia bezpieczeństwa i higieny pracy w przedsiębiorstwach zlokalizowanych na ter...
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W opracowaniu ukazano zaznaczające się początki przesilenia w obszarze zarządzania ludźmi w polskiej rzeczywistości gospodarczej, następujące pod wpływem ustawodawstwa wspólnotowego. Wskazano na niedomagania w respektowaniu interesów pracowniczych oraz możliwości ich likwidacji w procesie wdrażania określonych dyrektyw Unii Europejskiej. (abstrakt...
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Funkcjonowanie w warunkach recesyjnego rynku wymusiło nową jakość relacji między pracownikami i pracodawcami, przejawiającą się m.in. w uelastycznianiu zatrudnienia. W opracowaniu podjęto próbę zaprezentowania podstawowych kierunków i przejawów przeobrażeń zachodzących w kwestiach zatrudnienia, warunków pracy, a także wynagradzaniu pracowników, będ...

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