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University of Economics in Katowice is a higher education institution in Katowice, Poland. The university was founded as Wyższe Studium Nauk Społeczno-Gospodarczych and first classes started on January 11, 1937. In 1946 the school moved to its current location.Currently it has over 11 thousand students located on two campuses: Katowice and Rybnik. Wikipedia.


wierczek A.,University of Economics in Katowice
International Journal of Production Economics | Year: 2014

Supply chains are now more than ever exposed to the disruptions which may be propagated and amplified, and thus manifest the phenomenon of the "snowball effect". One of its major drivers are integrated relationships between supply chain partners. This is a very striking observation, as integration determines the supply chain efficiency, and is often promoted as somewhat of a Silver Bullet of supply chains, the essence or pillar of the concept. Yet, it may lead to an excessive mutual dependence of companies in a supply chain. Consequently, over-dependence may cause the "snowball effect" in the transmission of disruptions in part of or in the whole supply chain. There are two dimensions of supply chain integration considered in the paper. The first one is the intensity while the latter one is the span of supply chain integration. The intensity of supply chain integration reflects the relationship quality between partners and may take a form of non-integrated, through partially, and finally, to fully integrated relationships. The span of supply chain integration refers to the network perspective of supply chains and, regarding the type of supply chain members, one may distinguish between basic, extended and ultimate supply chain structures. The purpose of the study is to empirically evaluate a model for the "snowball effect" linking intensity and span of supply chain integration to the amplification of transmitted disruptions. In order to achieve a research goal of the paper, statistical analysis has been performed. The partial least square (PLS) approach for the "snowball effect" in the transmission of disruptions was employed. The PLS Path Model of this study consists of the inner (structural) model and the outer (measurement) model. First, the reliability and validity of the measurement model was assessed, followed by the assessment of the structural model. In order to evaluate the model a survey data obtained from 117 manufacturing and trading companies being major links in their supply chains was used. The general findings show that the intensity of supply chain integration may contribute the 'snowball effect' in the transmission of disruptions in the material and information flow, while the span of integration may weaken the strength of disruptions in both types of flow in supply chains. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source


Ziemba E.,University of Economics in Katowice
Journal of Computer Information Systems | Year: 2013

The purpose of this research was to propound the conceptual model of a sustainable information society. First, the essence of a sustainable information society in the context of an information society concept is presented. Secondly, different kinds of phenomena and trends of sustainable information society development are identified and diagnosed. Thirdly, assumptions for the model of a sustainable information society are formulated. Finally, special attention is given to the presentation of the sustainable information society model. Discussion of research findings and future works for both researchers and practitioners complete the paper. Source


Olszak C.M.,University of Economics in Katowice
2013 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2013 | Year: 2013

The main purpose of this paper is to assess the level of Business Intelligence (BI) maturity in organizations. The research questions I ask in this study are: (1) what possibilities offer BI systems for different organizations, (2) how to measure and evaluate the BI maturity in organizations The study was based on: (1) a critical analysis of literature, (2) a observation of different BI initiatives undertaken in various organizations, as well as on (3) semi-structured interviews conducted in polish organizations in 2012. Some interviews, conducted in 20 polish enterprises, were held with executives, senior members of staff, and ICT specialists. The reminder of my paper is organized as follows. Firstly, the idea of BI is described. Next, the issue of BI maturity models is recognized. Finally, Garter's Maturity Model for Business Intelligence and Performance Management is used to assess the level of BI in surveyed organizations. © 2013 Polish Information Processing Society. Source


Hawlena J.,University of Economics in Katowice
Transport Problems | Year: 2012

Increasing competition in the air transport market leads to changes in the positioning of companies and to searching for effective means to improve economic efficiency. Effective realization of the transportation process entails considerable expenses, and obtaining financial resources is becoming more and more difficult. In the era of globalization the process of looking for the methods to improve efficiency in the air transport is considerably growing in importance. The article presents the functioning process of strategic alliances, the system of code - share agreements and the significance of the level of the Load Factor coefficient. Possibilities of establishing a new organization by means of a merger or a takeover are also presented. Source


Olszak C.M.,University of Economics in Katowice
2014 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2014 | Year: 2014

Although Business Intelligence (BI) is one of the most essential technologies to be purchased, the implementation of many BI applications fails. The reasons for this failure are not clear and still not well investigated. Resource-based View (RBV) and dynamic capability theory could help to overcome this gap and to provide an appropriate theoretical basis for future research in BI area. It is considered that BI capabilities may be critical functionalities that help organizations to improve their performance and adopt to environmental change. The research objectives for this study are: (1) conceptualization and discussion on BI dynamic capability, (2) building the comprehensive framework of BI capabilities. In order to address these objectives, the remainder of the paper is structured as follows: The first sections provide the theoretical foundations of BI, RBV and dynamic capability theory. Next, the BI capability was conceptualized. Finally, a model of BI as a dynamic capability, was proposed. The study was based mainly on: (1) a critical analysis of literature, (2) an observation of different BI initiatives undertaken in various organizations, as well as on (3) interviews with managers and experts in BI. The results of this study can be used by IT and business leaders as they plan and develop BI capabilities in their organizations. © 2014 Polish Information Processing Society. Source

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