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Environmental Awareness and the Best Environmental Practices in SME of the Food Industry in the Częstochowa Region

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Business Model Innovation as a Tool to Establish Corporate Sustainability

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Success Factors of Sustainable Social Enterprises Through Circular Economy Perspective

Circular Economy. Paper presented at International Conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Computer Engineering, Jiaozuo, 2010. Linder, M. - Williander, M. 2015. Circular Business Model Innovation: Inherent Uncertainties. In Business Strategy Environment Journal, 2015. Lukjanska , R. 2015. Educational material. How to choose proper business model for social enterprise. Project executed under the Erasmus + programme and co-financed by the European Union. Lyle, J. 1994. Regenerative design for sustainable

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Interactions Between Climate Change, World Economics, and Climate Policy

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The culture of excellence. Challenges and opportunities during changing times


The main goal of the paper is to highlight the importance of supporting the promotion of the culture of excellence among people involved in a way or another in contemporary business. In order to support business excellence, the culture of excellence have to empower and engage all the people within an organization to think out of the box in a modern vision suitable to the challenging and changing times we are facing now. All over the world, in the most competitive countries, regions and sectors of activities there is a paradigmatic change of business strategies and policies oriented more and more towards performance and excellence. The paper highlights the importance of promoting the culture of excellence in the contemporary changing business environment. It suggests an important shift from a perspective that focuses on the so called ‘hero of excellence’ towards promoting the culture of excellence among the whole organization. Within modern business, in order to face challenges of the changing times and to explore their opportunities all the people from an organization are considered to manifest as ‘heroes of excellence’ by co-creating and co-working together within creative and innovative teams. They have to contribute and to participate actively to assure, preserve and develop the competitiveness and well being of the whole organization. The paper supports a holistic, cross disciplinary and integrated vision. It is structured into three parts including: a brief literature review based on an overview of the current state of the literature dedicated to the topic of culture of excellence (part 1); presentation of the main steps of the process of building a sustainable high performance organization (part 2); a brief presentation of examples of best practice and case studied identified internationally (part 3); conclusions that highlight the importance of culture of excellence in changing and challenging times.

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Listen to ISO 9001:2015 for organizational competitiveness: Correlation between change management and improvement

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The impact and importance of new technologies in business development in context of economic diversity

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Enterprising education - a research on students as agents of change in social entrepreneurship

. Marginson, S. (2006). Dynamics of national and global competition in higher education, Higher Education, 52 (1), 1-39. Murray R., Caulier Grice, J and Mulgan G. (2010). The open book of social innovation, Retrieved from . Peredo, A.M and McLean, M. (2006). Social entrepreneurship: a critical review of the concept, Journal of World Business , 41 (1), 56-65. Singer, A.E. (2006). Business strategy and poverty alleviation, Journal of Business Ethics, 66 (2), 225-231. Stojanova D

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What are the objectives of corporate reporting? Sustainable value for who?

report on International Accounting Standards (IAS) evaluation and the activities of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) 2016/2006(INI) Retrieved from Figge, F., et al, (2002) The Sustainability Balanced Scorecard, Business strategy and the environment, 11(5) 269-284. Fogarty, T., (1992

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Factors influencing performance within startup assistance organizations

. and Metthews, C. H., (2015). Early Influences and Entrepreneurial Intent: Examining the Role of Education. Experience and Advice Networks, Journal of Small Business Strategy , 25 (2), 1 – 20. Stokan, E., Thompson, L., and Mahu, R. J., (2015). Testing the Differential Effect of Business Incubators on Firm Growth. Economic Development Quarterly , 29 (4), 317 – 327. Tavoletti, E., (2013). Business Incubators: Effective Infrastructures or Waste of Public Money? Looking for a Theoretical Framework, Guidelines and Criteria. Journal of the Knowledge Economy

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