Dr Anna Doś at the International Congress Of Ethics And Sustainable Development

On 32th of May Anna Doś, PhD participated in the International Congress Of Ethics And Sustainable Development. The congress integrates scientists from Polish and foreign universities, business representatives, representatives of local governments and leading experts involved in the promotion of business ethics and sustainable development. Dr Anna Doś presented a paper titled: “Bonuses in the banking sector – institutionalisation of sweating?”.

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Academics from the Department of Corporate Finance and Insurance at the 17th Annual Conference on Finance and Accounting organized by the University of Economics in Prague

On 27th of May academics from the Department of Corporate Finance and Insurance participated in The 17th Annual Conference on Finance and Accounting promoting international cooperation in the field of finance and accounting. Following papers were presented:

Prof. Artur Walasik, PhD: A Compulsory Corporate Finance. Reflections on the Scope and Method.

Prof. Gabriela Łukasik, PhD and Joanna Błach, PhD: The Role of Convertible Bonds in the Corporate Financing: Polish Experience

Monika Wieczorek-Kosmala, PhD (paper co-authored by Daniel Szewieczek, PhD - Helena Ogrodnik, PhD and Maria Gorczyńska, PhD): Non Life Insurance Purchases of Polish Households: A Study of Leading Trends

Dr Anna Doś (paper co-authored by Monika Foltyn-Zarychta, PhD from the Department of Investment and Real Estate): Socially Responsible Investment Market Size in Poland: The Content Analysis

Web site of conference: http://convention.vse.cz/


On March, 11th Prof. Artur Walasik represented University of Economics in Katowice as evaluator of the best dissertation defended in 2015, organized by 13 high schools from Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia, which are the participants of Progress3 Consortium. The core mission of the PROGRES 3 Consortium is to create links among the universities of the Moravian-Silesian Region, the Žilina Region and the Silesian and Opole Voivodeships with regard to scientific research and innovation. The goal of these links is to generate a concentration of research and innovation capacities; this concentration will facilitate more effective planning, management and practical implementation of research projects and their technical applications. The Consortium will create the necessary conditions for intensive sharing of research outcomes and experiences of innovation-based activities, and will complement the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) TRITIA which exists on the level of national ministries. For details link to: progres3.vsb.cz/en/.

Prof. Walasik has participated in program since 2013, hence it was fourth time he is the evaluator of dissertation submitted in the category “Economics and finance”. This year, there was eight doctoral dissertations:

Cassader Marco (VSB – Technical University of Ostrava): Benchmark Tracking Portfolio Problems with Stochastic Ordering Constrants

Lesnikova Petra (Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica): Sustainable Development as A Concept of Creation and Implementation of Corporate Strategy

Nocon Aleksandra (University of Economics in Katowice): System of Reacting of Modern Central Banks on Banking Sector Instability

Simakova Jana (Silesian University in Opava): The Effects of Exchange Rates and Their Volatility on the Foreign Trade

Sulganova Monika (VSB – Technical University of Ostrava)

Stelmach Jacek (University of Economics in Katowice): The Use of Non-parametric Statistical Methods in Economic and Quality Control of Batch Processes

Titko Michal (University of Zlina): Influence of Crisis Situations on the Functionality of Critical Infrastructure

Zvarik Milan (Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica): Impact of Basel III on Commercial Bank’s Assets and Liabilities Management

The winner of category was Marco Cassader, Jacek Stelmach was second placed, and ex aequo the third place was for Jana Simakova and Monika Sulganova