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Corporate profitability and the global persistence of corruption
Ferris, S. P. ; Hanousek, Jan ; Trešl, Jiří
We examine the persistence of corporate corruption for a sample of privately-held firms from 12 Central and Eastern European countries over the period 2001 to 2015. Creating a proxy for corporate corruption based on a firm’s internal inefficiency, we find that corruption enhances a firm’s profitability. A channel analysis further reveals that inflating staff costs is the most common approach by which firms divert funds to finance corruption. We conclude that corruption persists because of its ability to improve a firm’s return on assets, which we refer to as the Corporate Advantage Hypothesis.
Combined event training
Klučinová, Eliška ; Vindušková, Jitka (advisor) ; Komínková, Linda (referee)
Author: Bc. Eliška Klučinová Title: HEPTATHLONIST'S TRAINING Objectives: The main objective of this work is to evaluate my own performance development in relation to the training completed. This work is focused mainly on the year 2014, in which the Czech record was broken. The second objective is to compare and evaluate the composition of the training under the guidance of three different coaches and to evaluate the entire career of the heptathlete. Methods: This work uses methods of analysis and comparison. Results: The analysis of performance development discloses a gradual increase in performance in relation to the training completed. During the analysis of the training macrocycle 2013/2014, possible causes of the increase in performance were found, especially in the explosive strength training. When comparing individual coaching approaches certain insufficiencies and advantages in the composition of training and training methods were revealed. A power-oriented training was the most suitable considering my somatotype. Conclusion: In my career, I managed to reach my maximum in European and world competition (3rd place EAICH 2015, 4th place WAICH 2018, 7th place WACH 2013). The main limits, due to which I did not achieve better results, were mainly insufficient level of speed skills and health...
The effect of various breathing variations on intra-thoracic pressure, bar kinematics and muscle activity in bench press exercise.
Blažek, Dušan ; Šťastný, Petr (advisor) ; Vágner, Michal (referee) ; Farana, Roman (referee)
Title: The effect of breathing technique on intra-thoracic pressure, kinematics of barbell, and muscle activity during bench press exercise. Objectives: The main aim of this study is to determine relationship between breathing technique and bench press exercise. Furthermore, determine which breathing modification leads to overcoming highest resistance and how each individual breathing techniques (Valsalva maneuver (VM), Hold breath (HB), Lung packing (PAC), "reversed breathing" (REVB)) affects kinematics of barbell, and muscle activity, during different intensity (1 RM, 4RM, 8RM, 12RM). Methods: Experiment of cross-sectional character, with usage of our-calibrated sensor, for intrathoracic pressure measurements, 3D kinematics with passive markers and surface electromyography. For measuring anthropometric measurements was further used goniometer, digital scale, and measuring tape. Comparisons of the breathing techniques was done by analysis of covariance ANOVA, while particular parameters were compared by Pearson correlation. Results: Except of REVB technique, which indicated significantly lower load, there was no significant difference between techniques in lifted resistance. Similar effect was observed at results of intrathoracic pressure, where REVB technique showed significantly lower pressure,...
The impact of the specific physical activity on the physical fitness of children measured by UNIFITTEST
Beránková, Adéla ; Kašpar, Ladislav (advisor) ; Dvořáková, Hana (referee)
This thesis deals with the impact of the specific physical activity on the physical fitness of children measured by UNIFITTEST (6-60). Final results were processed based on the UNIFITTEST standarts and the information about physical activity of the children were taken from the questionnaire which have been created specifically for this research. The stated research questions were compared with results from the practical part of the thesis and were discussed in the discussion chapter. By this research we have found out that children form seventh and eighth grade have reached an average value in motoric tests. Due to this work children have found out their physical fitness and so they could compared it with their classmates. Also they have got to know with the physical tests with which they can be part of during physical lessons. This work was made by research form realised at standard nonspecific elementary school Na Výsluní in Brandýs nad Labem. The total amount of the participants were 194 from 12 to14 years. KEYWORDS Physical fitness, measurement, UNIFITTEST, performance, physical activity, testing
Stress situations in a tennis match
Pěničková, Dominika ; Kočíb, Tomáš (advisor) ; Carboch, Jan (referee)
Title of the thesis STRESS SITUATIONS IN TENNIS MATCH The goal of the thesis The aim of the work is to contribute to the understanding of the psyche of a tennis player, especially in the relation to a tennis match in singles. Specifically, I wanted to identify the mental states and factors that can affect the game performance of tennis players and the rate of use of psychological training in tennis. To meet the goal, the following scientific questions were created: To what extent do tennis players use psychological training? Is inspiration, motivation and determination important for the players to maintain the high-quality performance? Can players concentrate or maintain concentration during the match? What thoughts and feelings do players have before beginning the match? How do they react to their current state of mind? How do players in model "particular" situation react to stressful situations in the "key moments" of the match? Method In this work, an anonymous written survey was used to collect data, which consisted of 39 questions. The research group consisted of registered and former ČTS players, of different genders, who were over 18 years of age, playing different tournament classes. Personal experience and expert consultations were used to create the survey. The results were...
The influence of fitness athletic training on the performance in throwing at a given target and throwing for distance
Libra, Miloš ; Přívětivý, Lubomír (advisor) ; Jebavý, Radim (referee)
Title The influence of fitness athletic training on the performance in throwing at a given target and throwing for distance. The aim of study The aim of this work is to provide and to review the influence of fitness athletic training on the performance in throwing at a given target and distance. 23 members of 312. CBRN battalion were chosen to take part on two competitions in throwing at the given target and throwing for distance. They competed in one discipline of military pentathlon. Methods In thesis were used a method of analysis and a method of comparison. The method of analysis was used in each event and the method of comparison in comparing results of the competitions. The method of synthesis is used in the conclusion. Result We found out that athletic training has a positive influence on performance in throwing at a given target and throwing for distance. Keywords discipline, pentathlon, sport technique, training, performance, training cycle
Analysis of sports training of OCR competitors (Obstacle Course Racing).
Faltys, Lukáš ; Heller, Jan (advisor) ; Brtník, Tomáš (referee)
Title: The analysis of competitors' physical preparation OCR (Obstacle Course Racing). Objectives: The aim of this thesis was to provide the analysis of physical preparation used by the competitors of the obstacle course races. The analysis was completed for all major competitor ability-based classes and then compared among the categories. Methods: For data collection quantitative research was used, provided by the survey method. Its form was an online questionnaire. Results: The research has shown that the competitors of the enthusiast class - recreational athletes mostly value the experience and the adrenalin the obstacle course races bring them, overcoming own maximum, looking for new challenges etc. Those are the type of athletes who do not have high performance expectations, they are not oriented to perform at their highest of abilities. Although, they are still capable of winning. They win over themselves, happy when they manage to overcome own fears. They consider as winning not only expanding own physical and mental capacities, but also just the actual finishing of the race. Performance athletes, compared to the recreational ones, are able to plan their training sessions much more effectively and with better training goals. The performance oriented athletes are much more performance...
Acute effect of warm-up on the force of a punch
Rudolf, Jan ; Pavelka, Radim (advisor) ; Zdobinský, Adam (referee)
Title: Acute effect of a warm-up on the force of a punch Objectives: The aim of this diploma thesis is to test whether a warm-up before a performance affects the force of a punch at a sample participants practicing full-contact combat sports. Further goal is to analyze a change in the force of a punch depending on elapsed time after warming up. Methods: Each participant in this experimental study with intra-subject design went through all phases of the measurement, where the force of a punch was tested in four specified times (before a warm-up and then 4, 10 and 25 minutes after the warm-up). Results: No statistically significant effect of a warm-up on the force of a punch was observed, nor was there a statistically significant change in the force of a punch during the time following a warm-up. However, a warm-up did have a significant effect on change in heart rate and body temperature. Keywords: Combat sports, performance, fight, dynamic stretching, explosive power, punch sensor
Everyday fashion show
Rémanová, Jana ; Šagát, Petr (referee) ; Ruller, Tomáš (advisor)
Work is dealing with the problems of unusual clothing and conflict with surroundings. The work includes research of what is regarded as weird, extravagant and alternative in everyday fashion, but also designs of outfits inspired by research made by questionnaires and finally realization of artistic performances in public places. The result of the project is information obtained from the research of one hundred respondents. Furthermore, a series of ten "costumes", which show the stimuli obtained from previous research from selected questionnaires. Each model is an example of the stereotype of what was found to be eccentric in dress. In these models, a performance was subsequently performed in public. All individual phases of project creation are presented as a whole and presented as a bachelor's thesis.

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