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Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC™) as a Tool of Performance Measurement


Measurement of the performance of organization is crucial for proper economic decisions. Traditionally, it was focused mainly on financial indicators, that in the Information and Knowledge Era are no longer sufficient and do not reflect in a transparent, complete and cohesive way the multi-dimensional outcomes of business units activities. With the increase of knowledge and other intangibles as the sources of competitive advantage and future viabilities of business units, the performance measurement process must be enlarged by new approaches and new indicators.

This aim of this article is to outline the evolution of the concept of measuring the companies’ performance and to present one of the methods for evaluation of enterprises’ performance - VAIC ™ - which by the definition of its author should satisfy the requirements of the New Economy [Pulic 2000, pp. 702-771]. This article focuses on highlighting the characteristics of this method and the algorithm of its calculation. It also attempts to assess the VAIC™ method, indicating its validity and usefulness. The practical example of VAIC™ calculation and interpretation in Polish media sector companies is used, covering the period of analysis of 2007-2011.

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Young people in the labor market. Improvement or stagnation?


The aim of the study is that evaluate the situation of young people on the labor market in Poland and the European Union, as well as to identify the main determinants have an impact That on it. As is clear from the study, in comparison to the average in the countries of European Union, the situation of young people in Poland is even more difficult, as evidenced by Analyzed in this elaboration parameters characterizing both economic activity and unemployment. In Celui improve the competitive position of young people, it is necessary to implement a series of actions, especially those that enable them to acquire skills in line with the expectations of employers. In the analyzes Assumed ages 15-24 years. The lower limit of age is specified to polish law of so-called the minimum age at Which you can hire an employee, and the upper limit-is consistent with international findings.

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