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    This issue of the Journal of Corporate Responsibility and Leadership (JCR&L) focuses its attention on the challenges of modern management in the global economy. It includes such aspects as: differences between Polish and Chinese culture, the development of shared service centers (SSC) in the private and public sectors in Great Britain, the ideas of Thomas Piketty manifested in his seminal work Capital in the 21st century, the challenges for companies operating in Poland and Ukraine associated with currency risks in foreign trade, developing compet­itiveness of border regions of the European Union and reports on the 8th International Scientific Conference Economy, Management and Environment and on the 2nd Szczecin International Spring Management Workshops, which were organised by the Faculty of Economics and Management, the University of Szczecin in May 2017. 


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    Vol.4, No.2, Art.1

    Cultural Differences and Polish-Chinese Business Relations in Practice

     

    Anna Dębczyńska

     

    The main aim of the article is to define practical recommendations for Polish employees and managers facilitating their multicultural cooperation with Chinese partners and contributing to intercultural management in organisations operating abroad. In order to achieve the aim of the paper, the following operational research questions have been formulated: (1) Which cultural factors have an impact on effectiveness and the quality of Polish-Chinese partnership? (2) What are the biggest difficulties for Poles in relations with Chinese partners? (3) Which aspects are the most significant in building and creating relations with Chinese partners? (4) Which guidelines about cooperation with Chinese partners are useful in practice and allow to succeed? Analysis is based on data collected from the qualitative study. Research methods are direct, in-depth structured interviews as well as partly structured observations conducted by the author.

    Tags:Polish-Chinese cooperation, multicultural dimensions, multicultural management
    Vol.4, No.2, Art.2

    Shared Services Centres in the Public and Private Sectors: The Case Study of the United Kingdom


    Robert Gawłowski, Paweł Modrzyński

     

    The effectiveness and quality of the tasks performed is an indicator of the functioning of organisations in both the public and private sectors. This article presents experience in implementing Shared Services Centres (SSCs) in both sectors in Great Britain. What are the differences in implementing and functioning of SSCs in the public and private sector organisations, and how much can the organisations of both sectors learn from their experience – these are the key questions that the authors have answered in this article.

    Tags:shared services centres, public management, New Public Management
    Vol.4, No.2, Art.3

    Capital in the 21st Century: Are the Thomas Piketty’s Ideas a Way to Welfare and Prosperity or Enslavement?


    Grzegorz Hoppe

     

    In his seminal work Capital in the 21st century Thomas Piketty analyses income and wealth disparities in developed economies observed over last two centuries. He claims that increasing disparities may result in social tensions and even revolutions in the near future and proposes fiscal mechanisms as a remedy to such threats. The aim of the paper is to assess the Piketty’s proposals of tax changes aimed at levelling the existing income disparities. First of all, the paper proves that Piketty’s tax proposals are contrary to the empirically tested Laffer curve. Secondly, it discusses whether social stratification is or should be a worry for economists and politicians or whether it is a required and unavoidable situation in a well developing market economy.

    Tags:income disparities, capital disparities, Laffer curve, fiscalism, capital tax
    Vol.4, No.2, Art.4

    Currency Risks in Foreign Trade as Challenges for Enterprises Management System
    in Poland and Ukraine 


    Valentyna Ksendzuk, Olena Syvak

     

    The aim of the paper is to study the impact of currency risks on the activities of Ukrainian business entities as well as the necessity of the introduction of certain elements of the currency risk management system.

    Tags:currency risk, foreign trade, export, import, management system, Poland, Ukraine
    Vol.4, No.2, Art.5

    Creating Competitiveness of Peripheral Areas: The Study of Poland’s Eastern Border Regions

     

    Arkadiusz Malkowski

     

    The purpose of this paper is to study changes in border areas in the context of globalisation and the increasing interregional competition. The article focuses on theoretical reflections on the creation of competitiveness of a border region and the role of human capital and innovativeness in the creation of this competitiveness.

    Tags:border areas, glocalization, human capital, regional competitiveness, EU’s eastern border
    Vol.4, No.2, Art.6

    The 8th International Scientific Conference Economy, Management and Environment


    Barbara Czerniachowicz, Anna Wieczorek-Szymańska

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    Vol.4, No.2, Art.7

    The 2nd Szczecin International Spring Management Workshops


    Barbara Czerniachowicz, Anna Wieczorek-Szymańska


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