Ireneusz Wyczałek, Artur Plichta and Michał Wyczałek
This paper concerns the possibility of using AGS15 capacitive inclinometers in the geodetic monitoring of slender structures. The basics of geometric monitoring have been introduced, and the features of inclinometers that can be used in these studies have been described. Main expectations towards them have been formulated. Three tests were conducted: (1) a few days' stability test of readings, (2) the test of inclinations controlled tachimetrically and (3) continuous survey of a physical object. It has been found that in order to obtain satisfactory results it is necessary to correct the readings due to the drift and the effect of temperature. The works conducted as part of described project work are not capable of identifying those indicators. To achieve them there were designed the system that support the acquisition and processing of the measurement and also the collection and transmission of results. In the conclusions authors stated that inclinometers AGS15 can be suitable for monitoring, but the works aimed at improving their performance should be undertaken.
Characteristics of the respondents and the manner in which the research was conducted
In 2017 the authors performed a diagnosticsurvey in the form of a questionnaire. The survey was completely anonymous. The questionnaire contained three main groups of topics: 1) respondents’ characteristics, 2) the concepts and subjects of SD, and 3) the use of GIS applications in ESD.
As has already been mentioned, the survey was conducted with three groups of respondents ( Table 1 ).
General characteristics of the respondents
Number of respondents
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Przemysław Simiński, Jarosław Kończak and Kamil Przybysz
This paper focuses on the determination of effectiveness of the implemented system ZWSI RON in an analysis of the vehicles operation process in the army. With this end in view, a questionnaire-based diagnostic survey was conducted on staff members of the technical services of the Polish Army logistics units. The survey research results analysis shows that 90% of the respondents do not use the basic PM (Plant Maintenance) module of the ZWSI RON system to manage the operation of military vehicles. One should consider a modification of the mentioned system, i.e. creating new modules and new relations between individual modules of the system, using SAP system structure solutions.
Leszek Wanat, Sylwia Klus and Elżbieta Mikołajczak
The problem of leadership and human resource management in commercial banks is a challenge to the growing dominance of e-commerce businesses. Scientific discussions are invariably focused on pro-competitive activities, however, the economic efficiency of which is not always sufficient. In this paper the authors attempt to identify economic and social factors leading to the future and development of retail branches of commercial banks in Poland. The research was carried out by the means of a diagnostic survey in retail branches of selected commercial banks.
Polish tourists who decide to spend a holiday in various countries can be classified as ‘institutionalised’ tourists. They mostly choose tourist packages proposed by tour operators and their quality is one of the determinants of purchase. Although there have been many attempts at assessing the quality of single tourism services/products, no consistent methods for evaluation of the quality of services in a tourist package have been developed so far. Therefore, the present study proposes a subjective consumerbased research procedure to assess the quality of such a package. The procedure was prepared based on the example of an assessment of Tunisia tourist packages chosen by Polish tourists. The study procedure included the assumptions and principles of the SERVPERF method as well as a diagnostic survey and the use of descriptive statistics. The results are a starting point for formulating recommendations for tour operators offering Polish tourists basic packages in Tunisia.
Peter Krušinský, Eva Capková, Jozef Gocál and Michaela Holešová
The truss of the Roman Catholic Church of the holy Kozma and Damian was managed to date to the year 1470/71d. It represents one of the few well-preserved medieval structures in this region. The form of roofs is a typical for rafter collar-beam construction without stiffening frame. The geometrical analysis of the main roofs trusses is based on logical dependencies and a description of a process in the truss design, pointing to evaluative relations resulting especially from the Pythagorean Geometry. Consequently, a spatial numerical model of the roof structure was developed in order to perform a static analysis of the roof structure in accordance with present standards. Due to the fact that during the diagnostic survey there were noted some missing structural elements in the roof construction (angle braces), in further analysis, an attention was paid to the importance of the selected structural elements and their role in the construction of the truss itself.
Vicente M. Castañeda Chávez, Polito M. Huayama Sopla and Pablo A. Rituay Trujillo
Subject and purpose of work: The purpose of the study was to identify the marketing system of cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) traditionally used by producers in the provinces of Utcubamba and Bagua in the Amazonas region in Peru.
Materials and methods: The study was conducted by means of the diagnostic survey method, using direct interviews with a specified population that consisted of 90 producers out of a total of 1239 affiliates grouped in 3 agricultural organizations. The study was developed in 2017.
Results: The cocoa marketing system in the Amazonas region is related to the traditionally used forms and methods of production as well as to the agents involved in it.
Conclusions: The cocoa marketing system identified in the provinces under study is a free market governed by laws of supply and demand with the sale of the product to intermediaries mainly in its fresh state and as raw material.
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.
The aim of the paper is to examine whether their profession is a source of satisfaction for Polish accountants. The study used the results of a nationwide survey by the accountants association in Poland “2017 accountants’ portrait”. As it results from more than 2,500 responses by accountants, over three quarters of respondents assess their own job satisfaction highly. The image of an accountant satisfied with their job does not match the stereotypical perception of this profession. The respondents’ answers indicate that the level of satisfaction is related to the position held and the remuneration received. The perception of accountants as “generators of additional costs” or “business impediments” is also significant, which can lower satisfaction with working in accounting. The paper employs methods of a source analysis and a diagnostic survey. The data collected in the survey was analysed using simple statistical methods and was appropriately presented.