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The University of Finance and Administration is a private business school in the Czech Republic. It was founded by the Bank Academy and Czech Coal Group in 1999 and was one of the first private business schools in country. It has had full university status from the accreditation committee of the Czech government since 2009. Wikipedia.


Zemlicka M.,University of Finance and Administration in Prague | Kral J.,Masaryk University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016

Software quality is a crucial but partly subjective concept. Assessment of quality of software systems is typically a two-stage process consisting of the evaluation od related quality aspects and assessment of the quality of the software. If the software architecture discussed in the paper is used, the evaluation of many commonly considered aspects is increased and therefore the assessment of the system quality is enhanced. We show that some known but neglected aspects as well as some new architecture related ones ought to be considered. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Source


Zemlicka M.,University of Finance and Administration in Prague | Kral J.,Masaryk University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016

Small-to-medium enterprises (SME) are frequent. It holds for SME software users as well as for SME software developers. Both cannot exclusively use products and philosophies of large software vendors. SME users have not enough resources to apply or implement products and processes of large vendors. The processes can be based on philosophy not applicable in SME. It follows that SME must collaborate with SME software vendors and use their solutions. It can happen that even great users must use solutions of small software vendors solving special needs. We show that these challenges can be solved if we apply a variant of service-oriented architecture using document-oriented communication. The communication is supported by infrastructure services. Our experience shows (see examples) that it can have dramatic effects. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Source


Roubal O.,University of Finance and Administration in Prague
European Journal of Science and Theology | Year: 2015

Consumer culture is considered a special type of material culture. We need to point out that the key feature of the consumer culture is the progressive transformation of the utility value of consumption objects and their symbolic significance and non-material representation shaping consumers’ identity, which serves as the sources of self-reflection, changes in life styles and social distinction. We will try to depict a few ambivalent situations anchored in the principles of the consumer culture, occurring in consumers’ strategies and practice of their life styles. We focus on the significance of the consumption as the universal value which should be attended by the largest possible consumer circles together with marketing communication, emancipating as part of consumer opportunities of non-personal mass market of unified products. Simultaneously, we will try to stress the rebellious manifestations of individualized consumption refusing to accept the mainstream type of consumerism with the objective to create opposing and rebelling subcultures. We observe as the original alternative icons of anti-consumerism gradually become icons of mass-popular consumption and objects of subsequent consumerism. © 2015, Ecozone, OAIMDD. All rights reserved. Source


Schlossberger O.,University of Finance and Administration in Prague
Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology | Year: 2014

Paying for goods or services by credit cards is becoming more extended. This fact can be accepted very positively. According to the European Commission, however, the payment services market remains very fragmented and inconsistent among other things due to the fact that they are used on the card issuers or as well as its processors interchange fees. Therefore, the European Commission carried out to issue a proposal Regulation on the interchange fees, which complements an amendment to the Directive on payment services in the internal EU market. The Commission's proposal is including the introduction of a maximum amount of interchange fees for debit and credit payment card. This paper will deal with the issue whether the proposal of pan-European regulation can be seen as a positive step for the development of the payments made by credit card or not. It will further include assess of the impact of upcoming regulation on the individual market. Source


Szarowska I.,University of Finance and Administration in Prague
Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis | Year: 2013

This article deals with a tax burden in the European Union in as financial and economic crisis has impacted also on tax systems in the European Union. Governments' tax measure aims to consolidate public finance and promote an economic growth. The article provides empirical evidence on a shi in a tax burden and its structure and analyzes the effects of shi in tax burden on economic growth in the EU. It is used the Eurostat definition to categorize tax burden by economic functions and implicit rates of consumption, labour and capital are investigated. The analysis is based on annual data of the EU member states in a period 1995-2010. On average, labour taxes have decreased by 1.9 p.p., capital taxes have also decreased - by 2.1 p.p., but consumption taxes have mildly increased by 0.4 p.p. in the European Union in a period 1995-2010. Pairwise Granger Causality Test was used for examining relations between economic growth and tax burden by economic functions in short-term. Results confirm that there is two-way causality between change of implicit tax rate of consumption and GDP growth; and also GDP growth Granger-causes change of implicit tax rate of capital and implicit tax rate of labour through one-way causality. Source

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