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Anna Mazurek-Kusiak

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Subject and purpose of work: The purpose of the study was to compare the behavior of companies located in the areas of nature value and in their proximity with companies located in urbanized areas in the Lublin Region in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Materials and methods: The study was conducted by means of the diagnostic survey method, using direct interviews.

Results and conclusions: Companies located in valuable natural or close to natural areas tend to undertake ecological and environmental investments (27.68%), care for the common good (54.46%), and treat employees well (54.46%) as compared with the companies located in urban areas (10.72%, 25.89% and 25.89%, respectively). Sensitivity to nature is primarily the result of the company’s direct contact with nature, the recognition of the importance of protecting it, as well as of good treatment of employees, that is it results mainly from the combination of business and personal relationships with employees. Firms located in urban areas are much more likely to support charitable donations (22.33%), which is a result of higher returns by these companies and more frequent requests for financial assistance. Further research in this regard should concern factors that make the entrepreneurs more willing to implement CSRs in their companies.

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Anna Mazurek-Kusiak

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Subject and purpose of work: The aim of the paper is to present and evaluate tourist products created in Perła - Browary Lubelskie S.A.

Materials and methods: The research used the technique of a diagnostic survey based on a standardized direct interview. The interview was conducted among 311 tourists visiting Perła Brewery in 2017. The research was supplemented by the method of observation and a direct interview with the Perła Apartment manager.

Results: The activity of the Perła Cinema (80,26%) and the functioning of the underground tourist route (66,81%) were highly assessed. Tourists appreciate the atmosphere of sightseeing (75,66%) and professional guides (69,03%).

Conclusions: Perła – Browary Lubelskie S.A. is an example of a company that can reconcile production functions with tourism and culture. By making an underground tour available to visitors and organizing a free outdoor cinema, it promotes its products and strengthens the brand awareness among customers.

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Ryszarda Ewa Bernacka, Bogusław Sawicki, Anna Mazurek-Kusiak and Joanna Hawlena

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The main objective of this study was to investigate whether the personality dimension of conformism/nonconformism was a predictor of stress coping styles in athletes training combat sports, and to present the characteristics of this personality dimension in the context of the competitors’ adaptive/innovative sport performance. Scores of 346 males practising combat sports such as kick boxing, MMA, thai boxing, boxing and wrestling were analyzed. The participants completed the Creative Behaviour Questionnaire (KANH III) measuring the conformity/nonconformity personality dimension and the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations (CISS) measuring stress coping styles. The comparative analyses were conducted only for the groups of conformists and nonconformists. Differences in stress coping styles between conformists and nonconformists training combat sports were found as nonconformists tended to prefer the task-oriented coping style. Conclusively, a higher rate of nonconformity was associated with increasingly frequent occurrence of task-oriented coping and decreasingly frequent emotion-oriented coping.