Dear Reader,
We present you with the 45th edition of the Journal of Management and Financial Sciences.
We hope that its content will make a valid contribution to the development of economic thought and contribute to a deeper understanding of complex issues discussed in it.
The aim of the first publication by Jonna Czyżowska and Dariusz Żmija is to analyse and evaluate the functioning of special economic zones in Poland, focusing in particular on the capital invested in the zones and on the creation of new jobs. This publication addresses the subject of special economic zones in Poland and the conditions for their functioning.
The next paper by Karina Kiwert and Anna Walecka aimed to assess the challenges and problems related to remote/hybrid work from the employee’s perspective. According to the authors, the COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot in the lives of many people. Although they are doomed to work from home, often without social contacts that are essentially important to young people, they cannot imagine returning to the “normal” full-time job, known before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ewa Agnieszka Kosycarz, Monika Małgorzata Dędys and Maria Małgorzata Ekes in their study try to evaluate and compare the financial and managerial efficiency of healthcare inpatient systems in one country. The research question is: what factors give rise to efficiency variations within the regional healthcare system (hospitals)?
Katarzyna Sadowy and Justyna Biernacka in their paper present the study conducted in the Mokotów district in Warsaw, encompassing circular practices of eight chosen local entities, from private, public, and NGO sectors. The choice was based on the preliminary research showing that the entities were already engaged in some form of the circular transition.
In the last article Joanna Mnich and Anna Walaszczyk attempt to define the characteristics of a contemporary manager that determine being a leader in the 21st century organisation. The way to achieve the assumed goal of the study was to conduct an own study among the managers of organisations in the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises in Poland.
48 top managers in 48 organisations were examined, obtaining information from them on the work, characteristics, principles and roles of the organisation leader.
We wish you a pleasant reading.
Joanna Wielgórska-Leszczyńska
Chairman of the Scientific Council and Dean of the Faculty
Michał Matusewicz
Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council and Vice-Dean of the Faculty

Published: 2022-08-02