• Muhammad Arsalan Farooq, Henriqueta Nóvoa, António Araújo, Sergio M.O. Tavares
     

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    This paper addresses the study of the pre-experimental planning phase of the Design of Experiments (DoE) in order to improve the final product quality. The pre-experimental planning phase includes a clear identification of the problem statement, selection of control factors and their [...]
  • Naama Trad, Mohamed Ali Trabelsi, Jean François Goux
     

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    The aim of this paper is to examine whether Islamic finance could be an alternative to the traditional financial system and could guarantee stability in times of crisis. To this end, 78 Islamic banks in 12 countries have been studied over the 2004–2013 period. A series of bank-specific [...]
  • Teresa Vallet-Bellmunt, Pilar Rivera-Torres, Ilu Vallet-Bellmunt, Antonio Vallet-Bellmunt
     

    Abstract

    The importance of teamwork as a core capacity in the new university curricula is beyond all doubt. It is therefore crucial to know what cooperative learning is and how efficient it is for teams of students that use it. Thus, the aim of this paper is to operationalise the concept of [...]
  • Guadalupe Vila Vázquez, Carmen Castro Casal, Dolores Álvarez Pérez
     

    Abstract

    This study analyzes relationships between core self-evaluations (CSE), task significance and affective commitment (AC). The model was tested on a sample of employees from knowledge-intensive SMEs in Spain. Results provide support for a partially mediated model whereby CSE influence [...]
  • Víctor-G. Aguilar-Escobar, Pedro Garrido-Vega, María-del-Mar González-Zamora
     

    Abstract

    Management of patient records in a hospital is of major importance, for its impact both on the quality of care and on the associated costs. Since this process is circular, the prevention of the building up of bottlenecks is especially important. Thus, the objective of this paper was [...]
  • Raquel Antolín-López, Javier Martínez-del-Río, José Céspedes-Lorente
     

    Abstract

    Despite the recognition of innovation and entrepreneurship as key factors to promote the socio-economic development of countries, little is known regarding the effectiveness and implications of public innovation policies on new ventures’ innovations. This study examines the characteristics [...]
  • Jesus Barrena-Martínez, Macarena López-Fernández, Pedro Miguel Romero-Fernández
     

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    This article addresses the measurement and validation of socially responsible human resource policies from academic and professional points of view. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has made great progress in recent years in the theoretical realm, showing its importance through [...]
  • Onur Akkaya
     

    Abstract

    In this paper, our research question that could analyze how efficiency in Swedish financial enterprises has changed since the banking crisis in 1993. We estimate the time-invariant and time-variant efficiencies of Swedish financial enterprises with four different estimators. These [...]
  • Carmen Barroso-Castro, Mª Mar Villegas-Periñan, Marta Dominguez
     

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    This study aims to explore what directors do on the board, to what extent the processes occurring in the board allow the sharing and integrating of the existing knowledge, thus facilitating the board members’ contributions to strategy. We adopt the view that the internal board processes [...]
  • Oscar De la Torre, Evaristo Galeana, Dora Aguilasocho
     

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    The present paper studies the mean–variance efficiency of the sustainable investment (SI) practice in Mexico by proving the existence of a statistical equality in the performance levels of the IPC sustainability (IPCS) index against the broad market IPCcomp one. Using daily standard [...]
  • Francisco-Javier Canto-Cuevas, María-José Palacín-Sánchez, Filippo di Pietro
     

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    The objective of this work is to study the effects of the economic situation on trade credit received and granted, in small and medium-sized enterprises. To this end, using the panel data methodology, we analyse a sample of Spanish SMEs during the years 2004-2011: a period that includes [...]
  • Vera Ferrón Vílchez
     

    Abstract

    Some of the academic research on ISO 14001 has focused on analyzing the benefits of its adoption. However, this international standard has also received some criticism, particularly in respect of the adoption of ISO 14001 when not accompanied by significant improvements in environmental [...]
  • Pedro Araújo-Pinzón, Concha Álvarez-Dardet, Juan Manuel Ramón-Jerónimo, Raquel Flórez-López
     

    Abstract

    This study analyses the presence of gender segregation in Spanish exporting firms. Both womens access to managerial positions (vertical segregation) and womens achievement of managerial roles that are socially associated with communal attributes (horizontal segregation) are tested. [...]
  • María Dolores Aledo Ruíz, Jaime Ortega Gutiérrez, Eva Martínez-Caro, Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro
     

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    The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship among organisational unlearning, human capital and firm performance. In doing so, this paper comprehensively reviewed the literature on the unlearning concept, and developed and validated a model to measure unlearning in 112 [...]
  • Miguel Angel Carmona-Calvo, Eva María Suárez, Arturo Calvo-Mora, Rafael Periáñez-Cristóbal
     

    Abstract

    This paper analyze the levels of quality management systems (QMS) implementation in companies from southern Spain and northern Morocco, as well as motivations, benefits or barriers identified. It has been taken for a sample of 202 companies in southern Spain and 120 in northern Morocco. [...]
  • Angel Barajas, Dennis Coates, Patricio Sanchez-Fernandez
     

    Abstract

    Sport event promoters aim to organize them to get the best return on their investment. The purpose of this study is to learn better how to manage the event to maximize the benefit to the host area. Most studies on economic impact of sporting events focus on mega events or look for [...]
  • Francisca Tejedo Romero
     

    Abstract

    Intangible assets have become the main sustainable value creation of companies. Specifically, those assets which remain hidden in the accounting statement due to the difficulties in identification and measuring (ie what is called intellectual capital). Voluntary information disclosed [...]
  • Marcos Vizcaíno-González, Juan Pineiro-Chousa, M. Ángeles López-Cabarcos
     

    Abstract

    Using data about votes emitted by funds in meetings held by United States banks from 2003 to 2013, we apply a genetic algorithm to a set of financial variables in order to detect the determinants of the vote direction. Our findings indicate that there are three main explanatory factors: [...]
  • Amador Durán Sánchez, María de la Cruz Del Río Rama, José Álvarez García
     

    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to show the current state of scientific research regarding wine tourism, by comparing the platforms of scientific information WoS and Scopus and applying quantitative methods. For this purpose, a bibliometric study of the publications indexed in WoS and Scopus [...]
  • María-Ángeles Revilla-Camacho, Francisco-José Cossío-Silva, Beatriz Palacios-Florencio
     

    Abstract

    This article deals with the study of Corporate Responsibility (CR) under the European Customer Satisfaction Index (ECSI). The methodology of this empirical study, conducted among 629 customers staying at hotels in the city of Seville, is based on structural equation modeling (PLS). [...]
  • Salvador Climent-Serrano
     

    Abstract

    The process of sale of Banco de Valencia managed by the FROB lasted 10 days. The sale was awarded to CaixaBank for one euro after receiving 5, 500 million euros of public funds. The Oliver Wyman report, published days before, drove this resumption. The needs that were estimated at [...]
  • Nuno Fortes, Paulo Rita
     

    Abstract

    This study aims to analyze how privacy concerns about the Internet have an impact on the consumers intention to make online purchases. A research model was developed establishing that this impact takes place via the connection of privacy concerns with the theories of trust and risk, [...]
  • Juan Antonio Jimber del Río, Francisco Orgaz Agüera, Salvador Moral Cuadra, Pablo Cañero Morales
     

    Abstract

    Border tourism is the temporary displacement of people to the dividing line between two countries contiguous areas. This activity promotes the economic development of these geographical regions. The aim of this research is to analyze visitors from the Dominican Republic and Haiti [...]
  • Carmen García García, Marina Fabero Fernández de Marcos
     

    Abstract

    A scale has been developed to measure consumer loyalty to stores. Its content validity was analysed by two samples of expert judges and consumers. The refined scale was applied to a sample of 221 consumers. The factorial analysis showed that items are structured in 3 domains: «Manifestations [...]
  • Héctor V. Jiménez-Naranjo, José Luis Coca-Pérez, Milagros Gutiérrez-Fernández, Mari Cruz Sánchez-Escobedo
     

    Abstract

    Nowadays tourism is one of the most important sectors of our country, and no one has any doubt about importance of sport for the economy. Both concepts create “sports tourism”, and “sporting events” are its greatest exponent that is having special importance both at academic [...]
  • Alejandro Hernández-Trasobares, Carmen Galve-Górriz
     

    Abstract

    The study analyses the individual and joint impact of family control and diversification on the performance of major Spanish corporations, considering the nature of the ultimate owner of non-family groups. The study uses a sample of ninety-nine Spanish corporations, each comprising [...]
  • Ignacio Cepeda-Carrion, Silvia Martelo-Landroguez, Antonio L. Leal-Rodríguez, Antonio Leal-Millán
     

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    The aim of this article is to contribute to the literature by identifying and analyzing possible combinations between critical knowledge management processes (absorptive capacity, knowledge transfer and knowledge application), which will result in the creation of superior customer [...]
  • Francisco Javier Miranda, Antonio Chamorro-Mera, Sergio Rubio
     

    Abstract

    Academic entrepreneurship is the process by which an individual or group of individuals linked through their work to a university or research centre use knowledge created in their research to set up business ventures or spin-offs. With the Theory of Planned Behaviour as basis, the [...]
  • Erin M. Mitchell, Jamison V. Kovach
     

    Abstract

    Accurate and reliable information is needed to support decision-making processes. Due to the large number of participants typically involved in supply chain operations, organizations often find that it is difficult to effectively share information within a supply chain, hence, this [...]
  • José L. Roldán, Manuel Jesús Sánchez-Franco, Juan C. Real
     

    Abstract

    This study examines post-adoption behaviors (i.e., frequency of use, routinization and infusion) and their effects on the sense of community in the domain of social network sites. In particular, this contribution formulates mediation hypotheses, which posit how frequency of use affects [...]
  • Miguel Á. Peña-Cerezo, Arturo Rodríguez-Castellanos, Francisco J. Ibáñez-Hernández
     

    Abstract

    The reasons for the strong rise in the securitization phenomenon up until the start of the “subprime crisis” need to be analysed. According to many authors, they mainly stem from its offering the possibility of generating fixed yield securities with the highest rating and a low [...]
  • Rosa Santero Sánchez, Concepción de la Fuente-Cabrero, Pilar Laguna Sánchez
     

    Abstract

    Financing is key to entrepreneurship, especially in crisis period, when financial markets restriction hinders access to funding to small and medium enterprises. The Mutual Guarantee Institution facilitates funding to new businesses through guaranteed long term loans. This paper analyzes [...]
  • Nadia Jiménez, Sonia San-Martín
     

    Abstract

    One of the business models that attracts scholars and professionals’ interest is mobile commerce. This paper applies the theory of shopping preference to this field. It analyzes the role of personal factors (perceived control and propensity to use technology), social factors (influence [...]
  • Cristina Quintana García
     

    Abstract

    This paper examines the relationship between the representation of women on top management teams and the success of high-technology firms going public. Also, it analyzes how specific indicators of innovation capability can mediate such a relationship. The empirical research of a sample [...]
  • Valle Santos-Álvarez, Teresa García-Merino
     

    Abstract

    This study focuses on an analysis of motivation by entrepreneurs as regards international expansion, and how their motivation impacts their informational preference. Entrepreneurs may be grouped according to their motivational orientation: promotion and prevention. Promotion entrepreneurs [...]
  • Juan Miguel Alcántara-Pilar, Salvador del Barrio-García
     

    Abstract

    The actual markets globalization as a result of information and communication technologies development in general and the Internet in particular, have increased the importance of the user culture in online consumer behavior. Web pages are now a powerful communications medium for companies [...]
  • Yahilina Silveira-Pérez, Dainelis Cabeza-Pullés, Virginia Fernández-Pérez
     

    Abstract

    This work is to study how the Cuban entrepreneurship in the non-state sector service tourist accommodation and their effects on the valuations of international clients who use them. The data comes from a simple random sample for landlords (90 entrepreneurs) and a non-probability sampling [...]

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