Michaela Stříteská, David Zapletal, Lucie Jelínková
Increasing globalization and technological revolution represent the primary challenges for maintaining competitiveness in today’s business environment. Concerning these challenges, businesses must create a longterm vision and formulate new strategies to allow managers to manage short-term performance in accordance with long-term needs. Therefore, measuring and managing performance is being increasingly emphasized. There are a growing number of companies that have realized that improving performance and increasing competitiveness can be achieved by developing effective performance measurement and management.
Radek Doskočil, Stanislav Škapa, Petra Olšová
The need for effective planning and management is on the increase along with the increasing complexity and laboriousness of making changes or creating new value. Project management is an ideal tool in this respect (Schwable,2011; Bočková et al., 2005). The risks associated with deadlines or budgets are extremely serious. Problems of project modelling and simulation are highly topical at the present time, because the application of project management principles is expanding into further areas – change management (Cummings et al., 2016; Yin-xiang, 2013), crisis management (Wimelius & Engberg, 2015), innovation management (Balkienė, 2013; Dudzevičiūtė & Tvaronavičienė, 2011; Grossmann, 2009), etc. – which have only very basic features of projects.
Knowledge, the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) and innovations are considered to be the key factors of success that can ensure economic growth for individuals, companies even for whole countries. It is not different in the school environment. As well as in the economic sphere also in the school environment it is necessary to count with a minimal stability and certainty. The only thing that is certain in today’s world is permanent change. For successful existence in this turbulent environment it is very important to learn how to cope with changes and the quickly transforming world.
Darina Myšáková, Ivan Jáč, Michal Petrů
In recent years, the importance of renewable energy has been steadily growing. This mainly reﬂects rising energy prices and increasing dependence on fossil fuels whose reserves gradually decline. In the conditions of the Czech Republic, renewable energy sources are non-fossil natural energy sources, i.e. energy of water, wind, solar energy, biogas and solid biomass, energy of surrounding environment, geothermal energy and liquid biofuels energy (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, 2009).
Zbigniew Gołaś, Izabela Kurzawa
The socio-political changes which started in the late 90’s and the Polish accession to the European Union in 2004 fundamentally determined the direction of structural changes of the national economy. These changes resulted in the beginning of the privatization processes, consolidation and concentration, which, together with the accession to the EU and the intensiﬁcation of the globalization processes, increased their dynamics. Moreover, there was a confrontation with foreign markets, mainly those of the EU, resulting in changes in prices relations, consumer preferences and implementation of legal regulations.