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Research and Development 2018-06-11T17:13:06+00:00

Research and Development

The goals of the R&D activity are to:

  • to support the development of the specialities taught at the College, the use of evidence-based knowledge in studies and the achievement of the general goals of the College;
  • to improve cooperation with other higher education institutions, research agencies, companies/agencies and work practice providers, combining the existing fields in an innovative manner;
  • to take part in various RDC networks (incl. international), to increase the effectiveness of RDC;
  • to support the professional development of its members;
  • the first priority should be the development of research objectives in the fields of social work, accounting and commercial economics

The following cooperation networks have been formed to carry out R&D activities:

  • an internal organisational cooperation network of lecturers to develop new curricula and conduct applied research to improve the quality of studies;
  • an internal organisational cooperation network of lecturers and students to engage students in research activities and to ensure the quality of the graduation theses;
  • an external cooperation network in order to keep abreast of the needs of society and the labour market.

Applied research has been carried out in the following areas and subjects:

  • management (analysing the impact of management activities, surveys of employee satisfaction and commitment, analysis of motivation systems, analysis of staff turnover, evaluation of human resources practices, evaluation of positions, financial analysis and working capital management, cost accounting, budgeting);
  • commerce and services (evaluation of service quality, categorisation of goods according to customer expectations, studies of suitability of the selection of goods, price and pricing studies, customer satisfaction surveys, customer loyalty studies, stock management and analysis, sales area efficiency analysis, cash requirement planning);
  • accountancy (organisation of the accounting of small entrepreneurs and sole traders, preparation/evaluation of the accounting policies and procedures of companies, content/preparation/evaluation of annual reports and financial statements, preparation of tax returns, auditing and internal control);
  • entrepreneurship (surveys among entrepreneurs (e.g. where they see development opportunities, etc.), analyses/surveys of the activities of companies, company risk analyses, market and competition research, preparation of business plans, supply chain management research, competition research, promotion and advertising research, reputation surveys);
  • information technology (use of business software in small and medium-sized companies, analysis of IT training needs, evaluation of the IT competence of staff);
  • social work (social worker’s  profession, career and success paths, family and school problems, clients’ coping problems, satisfaction with services and need for services; prosperity, security and inclusion of elderly and people with special needs, community work).