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    Compromiso organizativo y empresa familiar: estado del arte  Open access

     Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María; Rajadell Carreras, Manuel
    Date of publication: 2013-04-08
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  • A panel data model of passenger air transport demand

     Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Setien, Marta; Gonzalez Prieto, David; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep
    Air Transport Research Society Annual Conference
    Presentation's date: 2013-06-27
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    Considering the low contribution margins for commercial aviation, it is vital for airline carriers to make a good forecast of changes in demand for a particular region. For this purpose, it has been analyzed the causal relations established between both demographic and regional economic characteristics related to commercial passenger air traffic in Europe. It has been constructed a panel data model considering three main groups of variables: demographic, economic and tourist attractiveness. Preliminary results showed that Eastern andWestern European countries respond to different models. Although the significant explanatory variables are the same in both regions, the coefficients are significantly lower in Eastern European countries. For this reason it has been conduct two parallel models for Eastern and Western European countries that fit with the actual passenger demand in each country with significant results. The proposed models could help airlines to more accurately predict passenger demand in a particular region as well as to decide where to expand or open new routes.

  • QCAsoft: a new software for qualitative comparative analysis

     Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep
    Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy Annual Conference
    Presentation's date: 2013-07-08
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    A new software suite, called QCAsoft, has been developed for qualitative comparative analysis. In contrast to the rest of programs, QCAsoft allows to analyze the necessary conditions and sufficient conditions through three different methods: graphically, by degrees of consistency and coverage, and statistically. Moreover, QCAsoft is running under a virtual machine of JAVA, which allows executing in different operations Systems: MS WINDOWS, MAC OSX, and Linux. QCAsoft contains some unique features in terms of a user friendly graphical environment. In order to present this software, the paper presents the theoretical background of qualitative comparative analysis, and introduces an example. Finally, we compare the results of analyzing this example using qualitative comparative analysis and the results of the same example using a linear regression model.

  • Preliminary study of the full-service and low-cost carriers network configuration

     Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Bigorra, Jordi; Gonzalez Prieto, David; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep
    Air Transport Research Society Annual Conference
    Presentation's date: 2013-06-27
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    Network strategies used by airline carriers have been a recurring theme in research into air transport. The aim of this paper is to investigate the interrelationship between the different operational characteristics of the airline and its route network configuration. For this purpose, it will analyzed the two main airline carrier typologies - Full-Service and Low-Cost carriers - using empirical models developed on the complex network research and relate them to their business model. It has been developed a preliminary study with multiple airline case studies around the world and been found that, just in Europe, one can differentiate between Full-Service and Low- Cost Carriers by complex network analyses. In this process, it has been also found that new concept of Low-Cost Carriers, as Vueling, have networks properties more similar to Full-Service Carriers. The analysis carried out in this research can help to assess the evolution of the strategies of airline carriers, and has also operational implications, since the configuration of an airline route network can determine its resilience to attacks and errors.

  • Robustness of an airline route network

     Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Escorihuela, Nuria; Gonzalez Prieto, David; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep
    Air Transport Research Society Annual Conference
    Presentation's date: 2013-06-26
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    Network strategies used by airline carriers have been a recurring theme in air transport research. Disruption of communication via air routes by intended causes (e.g., terrorist attack on an airport) or unintended (e.g., weather) could be crucial for the operations of airlines affected. Airlines should be able to reduce the effects of such interruptions in order to ensure good communication through air transport (i.e., maximize the robustness of their network at a reasonable cost). To do this, a complex network approach provides us with the network robustness analysis. The literature review of the study of air transport route networks through an analysis of complex networks has highlighted a lack of contributions to the study of the dynamic behavior of such networks which is, however, being analyzed for other transport networks or communication systems. Since the airline carriers have different network strategies - especially considering the use of hub airports where traffic intensifies and therefore exists greater risk to an attack on the hub - it can be seen how the airline carriers respond to intended and unintended airport closures depending on their network configurations.

  • Effects of self-regulatory focus and the dimensions of social influence on the perceived media richness

     Armengol, Xavier; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep
    International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science
    Presentation's date: 2013-08-21
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    There are a large number of theories that explain the process of choosing a communication medium in organizations. The theory of the expansion channels suggests that the perceived richness of a communication medium is contingent upon the knowledge-based experiences of organization members. Likewise, the regulatory focus theory also suggests that individuals behave differently when experiencing different self-regulated states. This research aims to analyze how the kind of self-regulatory strategy (promotion and prevention) and the dimensions of social influence affect the perceived richness of a communication medium.

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    Transformational leadership as an antecedent of change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior  Open access

     Lopez Dominguez, Mercedes; Enache, Mihaela; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María
    Journal of business research
    Date of publication: 2013
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    This study draws on a general framework of proactive motivation to propose and test a model that evaluates the influence of the individualized consideration dimension of transformational leadership and organizational climate on change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior. In this model, individuals' cognitive emotional states (role breadth self-efficacy and felt responsibility for constructive change) act as mediating variables. For the first time in the literature, this paper develops a model of leadership and organizational climate antecedents of organizational citizenship behavior. Using a sample of 602 Spanish employees with higher education, the structural equation modeling indicates that the proposed model fits reasonably well to the data. Research results show that all hypotheses are significant, thus confirming the results of previous research that finds mediated relations between transformational leadership and other dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior.

    This study draws on a general framework of proactive motivation to propose and test a model that evaluates the influence of the individualized consideration dimension of transformational leadership and organizational climate on change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior. In this model, individuals' cognitive emotional states (role breadth self-efficacy and felt responsibility for constructive change) act as mediating variables. For the first time in the literature, this paper develops a model of leadership and organizational climate antecedents of organizational citizenship behavior. Using a sample of 602 Spanish employees with higher education, the structural equation modeling indicates that the proposed model fits reasonably well to the data. Research results show that all hypotheses are significant, thus confirming the results of previous research that finds mediated relations between transformational leadership and other dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior

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  • Effects of the addition of simple and double decoys on the purchasing process of airline tickets

     Gonzalez Prieto, David; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Carrion Martí, Raimon
    Journal of air transport management
    Date of publication: 2013-06
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    Air ticket purchases can be considered to be based on sequential decision-making processes with a limited number of alternatives with clearly identified product attributes. With this scenario, decoy contextual effects could potentially be useful in increasing the profitability of each choice set through driving the attention of the users to a particular alternative by changing their perceptions, such as the perceived attractiveness of particular options, to benefit one specific alternative. This study validates the efficiency of the addition of decoy options in increasing the proportion of users who select the target option in a choice set and introduces, theoretically and empirically, the use of double decoys. Three distinct hypothetical choice sets are configured using two different types of decoy.

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    Evolution of online discussion forum richeness according to channel expansion theory: a longitudinal panel data analysis  Open access

     Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María; Enache, Mihaela
    Computers and education
    Date of publication: 2013-03
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    The selection and use of communication media has been the center of attention for a great number of researchers in the area of organizational communication. The channel expansion theory combines elements of the main theories in this area; however, these investigations have a static cross-sectional design rather than a longitudinal analysis. With the objective of filling this gap, we research how the perception of media richness varies over time with a longitudinal study. The results suggest that the perception of richness of a channel by different individuals is different but that those variations due to a change in acquired experiences, are influenced in a similar and significant way by all individuals over time.

    The selection and use of communication media has been the center of attention for a great number of researchers in the area of organizational communication. The channel expansion theory combines elements of the main theories in this area; however, these investigations have a static cross-sectional design rather than a longitudinal analysis. With the objective of filling this gap, we research how the perception of media richness varies over time with a longitudinal study. The results suggest that the perception of richness of a channel by different individuals is different but that those variations due to a change in acquired experiences, are influenced in a similar and significant way by all individuals over time.

  • Organizational commitment within a contemporary career context

     Enache, Mihaela; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    International journal of manpower
    Date of publication: 2013-11
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    Purpose: This paper analyzes the relation between the underlying dimensions of protean (self direction and values driven) and boundaryless (boundaryless mindset and organizational mobility preference) career attitudes (Briscoe et al., 2006) and organizational commitment, within today¿s unstable and uncertain business scenario. Design/methodology/approach: Data was collected from 167 professionals attending graduate and post-graduate distance learning courses. The hypotheses were tested using hierarchical regression analysis. Findings: Research results suggest that protean career attitudes contribute significantly to individuals¿ emotional attachment to their employing organization. Furthermore, organizational mobility preference was found to be significant in predicting both affective and continuance commitment. Research limitations: First, cross-sectional correlational designs impede conclusive inferences regarding causal relationships among the variables. Second, the use of a sample of professionals attending distance learning business courses could limit the generalizability of the study findings, because the majority of the respondents were homogenous in terms of age and educational background. Practical implications: Fostering individuals¿ self-direction results in enhanced affective commitment to their employing organizations. Workshops oriented at clarifying and communicating organizational values, philosophy and principles can be all beneficial for strengthening employees¿ commitment to the organization. Originality/value: This is the first paper to test the relationship between boundaryless and protean career attitudes and organizational commitment on a European sample.

  • What groups of factors do senior executives believe affect their use of executive information systems?  Open access

     Cano Giner, Josep Lluis
    Defense's date: 2013-02-18
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    In a highly competitive and turbulent environment, executives need more efficient ways to analyze their companies, markets and competitors. The aim is to help their organizations become more competitive and, as a result, survive the changes taking place around them. Executive Information Systems (EIS) can help executives access the internal and external data they need to be able to make the right decisions and achieve their organizations' objectives. We need to know the factors what senior executives believe affect their use of executive information systems because EIS, like any other software, are designed to be used directly by users, in this case, senior executives. The objective of this thesis is to uncover which factors senior executives feel affect their use of EIS, compare the factors they propose to those mentioned in other studies to determine their importance, and group the factors which affect or may affect senior executives. The methodology proposed to group these factors together is Concept Mapping. The structure of this thesis is divided into five main sections after the introduction and the discussion on motivations: the conceptual framework, research methodology, analysis and findings, reflection and discussion, references, and annexes. In the conceptual framework section I define senior executives, EIS and Technology Acceptance Model. The first research question was: Is additional qualitative research needed to find more valuable information about the factors? I can confirm that more qualitative research is necessary to uncover more valuable information about the factors (as presented in section 5.i. above). I extracted 15 factors from the initial interviews and 79 factors from the literature review. However, senior executives rated the 15 initial factors taken from interviews higher than the rest of factors. The second research question was: What groups of factors do senior executives believe affect their use of executive information systems? Examining the results of the survey with MDS and cluster analysis, I have presented twelve groups of factors in section 5.ii. The third research question was: How important are these groups of factors for senior executives? I detail the list of clusters ordered by their average ranking in terms of importance and the average score received. The main scientific contribution of this thesis is having completed one small part of research on one of the most tested and studied theories in IT: TAM. This thesis demonstrates the importance that qualitative research has in terms of studying one type of IT and one type of user before carrying out quantitative research. The main methodological contribution is that it is not easy to do research with senior executives, but, as this thesis shows, the Concept Mapping methodology can help facilitate this process. There are other scientific and methodological contributions detailed in the thesis. This is, I believe, my modest contribution to offering senior executives EIS projects which understand them and their needs more and better while also providing researchers new opportunities for research and I would encourage other researchers to study the importance of previous qualitative studies applied to other kinds of users and systems. Another opportunity for research is to use concept maps to develop implementation projects and compare the success of those projects with other projects which didn't use the concept map as a tool to define the project itself

  • Liderazgo y clima organizativo como antecedentes distales de los comportamientos de ciudadanía organizativa orientados al cambio. El papel mediador de los estados cognitivo-motivacionales.  Open access

     Lopez Dominguez, Mercedes
    Defense's date: 2013-05-24
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    El constructo Comportamiento de Ciudadanía Organizativa (CCO) ha recibido una gran atención en las tres últimas décadas (Podsakoff, Mackenzie, Paine y Bachrach, 2000). En la actualidad la ciudadanía organizativa está conceptualizada como un constructo multidimensional que abarca diferentes facetas de los comportamientos discrecionales en las organizaciones. Estas dimensiones pueden clasificarse en dos grandes grupos: las dimensiones afiliativas, que incluyen comportamientos orientados a mantener las relaciones de trabajo , y los CCO orientados al cambio, que abarcan "actos voluntarios de creatividad e innovación destinados a mejorar las tareas o el desempeño de la organización” (Podsakoff et al., 2000, p. 524) En base a la definición de voz de Lepine y Van Dyne (2001, p. 326), conceptualizada como "comunicaciones orientadas al cambio destinadas a mejorar la situación", y la definición de asunción de responsabilidad de Morrison y Phelps (1999, p.403), como “esfuerzos voluntarios y constructivos que implican el cambio organizativo funcional", Choi (2007) reformula la definición ofrecida por Bettencourt (2004) y define los CCO orientados al cambio como los "esfuerzos constructivos realizados por los individuos para identificar y aplicar cambios con respecto a los métodos de trabajo, políticas y procedimientos para mejorar la situación y el desempeño de la organización" (Choi, 2007, p. 469). Investigaciones existentes sobre los CCO se han centrado principalmente en las dimensiones afiliativas del constructo (Bettencourt, 2004). A pesar de su potencial, hasta la fecha, las dimensiones dirigidas al cambio de los CCO, como motores de cambio en la organización, han recibido poca atención por los investigadores (Choi, 2007). En este sentido, y teniendo en cuenta que pocos autores han establecido algunos de los posibles antecedentes de los CCO orientados al cambio (e.j.: Choi, 2007; Bettencourt, 2004), esta investigación tiene por objeto examinar las conductas proactivas en el ámbito de los comportamientos de ciudadanía organizativa. Concretamente, este documento se basa en un marco general de motivación proactiva para proponer y validar un modelo que evalúa la influencia de la dimensión consideración individualizada del liderazgo transformacional y el clima organizativo innovador como antecedentes distales de los comportamientos de ciudadanía organizativa orientados al cambio, a Liderazgo y clima organizativo como antecedentes distales de los comportamientos de ciudadanía organizativa orientados al cambio. Este modelo se basa en el propuesto por Parker, Bindl y Strauss (2010) sobre la motivación proactiva, y la investigación que reconoce la importancia del liderazgo transformacional y el clima organizativo innovador sobre este tipo de comportamiento (ej.: Betencourt, 2004 ; Choi, 2007). Las medidas utilizadas en este estudio se basan en las escalas que han sido empíricamente validadas por la literatura existente. Concretamente, el comportamiento de ciudadanía organizativa orientado al cambio se midió utilizando la escala desarrollada por Choi (2007), la autorresponsabilidad por el cambio constructivo mediante la escala propuesta por Morrison y Phelps (1999), la autoeficacia en el cumplimiento del rol mediante elementos de la escala desarrollada por Parker (1998), las subdimensiones de la consideración individualizada utilizando la escala desarrollada por Rafferty y Griffin (2006), y las componentes del clima organizativo innovador mediante la escala de Scott y Bruce (1994). El modelo, que incluye todas las relaciones hipotéticas, fue probado utilizando modelos de ecuaciones estructurales mediante el software AMOS. El modelo se probó en una muestra de 602 empleados españoles con educación superior. El modelo propuesto analiza dos dimensiones de la consideración individualizada (el liderazgo de apoyo y el liderazgo desarrollador), y del clima organizativo innovador (clima de soporte y de recursos) como antecedentes distales de los CCO orientados al cambio. La relación entre los CCO orientados al cambio y sus antecedentes distales aparece mediada por la autorresponsabilidad por el cambio constructivo y la autoeficacia en el cumplimiento del rol. Las hipótesis propuestas indican que las relaciones entre el liderazgo desarrollador, el clima organizativo innovador de soporte y los CCO orientados al cambio, están mediadas por la autoeficacia en el cumplimiento del rol. Así mismo la relación entre un clima de innovación con disponibilidad de recursos, el liderazgo de apoyo y los CCO orientados al cambio, viene mediada por la autorresponsabilidad por el cambio constructivo, que a su vez está mediada por la autoeficacia en el cumplimiento del rol. Estos resultados son consistentes con hallazgos de investigaciones previas que han confirmado la mediación de las relaciones entre el liderazgo y los comportamientos de ciudadanía organizacional (e. g. Wang, Law, Hackett, Wang y Chen, 1995). Así mismo, manifiesta el hecho de que dos facetas de un mismo constructo (la consideración individualizada) presentan relaciones diferentes hacia los comportamientos de ciudadanía organizativa orientados al cambio. Esto demuestra que son dos subdimensiones bien definidas de liderazgo, confirmando así las previsiones de Rafferty y Griffin (2006). Finalmente cabe enfatizar la ampliación del estudio realizado por Choi (2007) en cuanto a la diferenciación de las subcomponentes del clima organizativo innovador y la contribución del liderazgo de apoyo. Respecto este último aspecto, destaca el hecho que la investigación de Choi (2007) no proporciona soporte a la hipótesis planteada para el liderazgo de apoyo y los CCO-OC, en cuanto a la mediación de la autorresponsabilidad por el cambio constructivo (FRCC). En este estudio se ha podido observar que esta relación sí es plausible si existe por parte del individuo un sentimiento de autoeficacia en el rol (RBSE). No basta con tener motivos para hacer, también es necesario sentirse capaz.

    The concept of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) has received a great amount of attention during the last three decades (Podsakoff, Mackenzie, Paine & Bachrach, 2000). Nowadays, OCB is conceptualized as a multidimensional construct, covering different facets of discretionary behaviour Extant research on OCB has been focused mainly on the affiliative dimensions of the construct (Bettencourt, 2004). In spite of their potential as triggers of organizational change, the challenging dimensions of OCB have received little attention by researchers to date (Choi, 2007). In this regard, and noting that few authors have established possible antecedents of change-oriented OCB (e.g. Choi, 2007; Bettencourt, 2004), this research aims at examining proactive behaviors in the field of organizational citizenship behaviors. More specifically, this paper draws on a general framework of proactive motivation to propose and test a model that evaluates the influence of individualized consideration dimension of transformational leadership and innovative organizational climate as distal antecedents of change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior, through their direct impact upon individuals¿ cognitive-emotional states (role breadth self-efficacy and felt responsibility for constructive change). This model draws upon Parker, Bindl and Strauss (2010)¿s model of proactive motivation and the research that recognizes the importance of transformational leadership and innovative organizational climate upon this type of behavior (e.g., Betencourt, 2004; Choi, 2007). The proposed model analyzes two dimensions of individualized consideration (supportive leadership and developmental leadership) and innovative organizational climate (climate of support and resources), as distal antecedents of change-oriented OCB. The relation between change-oriented OCB and its distal antecedents is mediated by role breadth self-efficacy and felt responsibility for constructive change. The hypotheses suggest that the relationship between developmental leadership, support innovative organizational climate and change-oriented OCB is mediated by role breadth self-efficacy. Likewise, the relationship between innovative climate associated with resources availability, supportive leadership and change-oriented OCB, is mediated by felt responsibility for constructive change, which in turn is mediated by role breadth self-efficacy. These results are consistent with previous research findings that confirmed mediating relations between leadership and organizational citizenship behaviors (e. g., Wang, Law, Hackett, Wang, & Chen, 1995). Likewise, it shows the fact those two facets of the same construct (individualized consideration) present different relations towards change-oriented organizational citizenship behaviors. This shows that there are two well-defined leadership subdimensions, confirming this way the forecasts of Rafferty and Griffin (2006). Finally it should be emphasized the expansion of Choi¿s (2007) study with regard to the differentiation of the subcomponents of the organizational climate and the contribution of supportive leadership.

  • International project teams as innovation hubs: Power and politics in the knowledge change process

     Marques De araujo, Luciano
    Defense's date: 2013-10-25
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    Casos de ingeniería de organización  Open access

     Suñe Torrents, Albert; Figueras Jove, Jaume; Guasch Petit, Antonio; Garcia Parra, Mercedes; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Navarro Antúnez, Ramon; Arcusa Postils, Ignasi; Sallán Leyes, José María; Solans Filella, Ana; Gil Vilda, Francisco; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Simo Guzman, Pep
    Date of publication: 2013-07-31
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    Esta obra presenta una colección de 18 casos que han sido creados como resultado del proyecto de innovación docente ¿Transversalidad en el diseño curricular del Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Organización¿. El proyecto de innovación docente contó con el apoyo del Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya y tuvo como finalidad aumentar la interconexión de los contenidos impartidos en el citado Máster. La colección de casos incluidos en esta obra se utiliza como material docente transversal. Hemos indicado en cada caso las asignaturas para las que fueron creados. Para información complementaria sobre las propuestas de resolución de los casos o sus notas de enseñanza, encontrará los datos de contacto de los autores al final del libro.

    Esta obra presenta una colección de 18 casos que han sido creados como resultado del proyecto de innovación docente “Transversalidad en el diseño curricular del Máster Universitario en Ingeniería de Organización”. El proyecto de innovación docente contó con el apoyo del Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya y tuvo como finalidad aumentar la interconexión de los contenidos impartidos en el citado Máster. La colección de casos incluidos en esta obra se utiliza como material docente transversal. Hemos indicado en cada caso las asignaturas para las que fueron creados. Para información complementaria sobre las propuestas de resolución de los casos o sus notas de enseñanza, encontrará los datos de contacto de los autores al final del libro.

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    Organizational forgetting/unlearning: the dark side of the absorptive capacity  Open access

     Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María; Enache, Mihaela
    Date of publication: 2012-03
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  • A preliminary panel data study about the progress of media richness

     Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María; Trullas Casasayas, Irene
    International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science
    Presentation's date: 2012-07-13
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    The selection and use of communication media has been the center of attention for a great number of scholars in the area of organizational communication for its importance in the attainment of organizational objectives. This paper presents the results of a preliminary research in order to establish a framework where to analyse the progress of communication media richness. With this aim, the paper presents an experimental study on several online discussion forums with data panels. The results suggest time factor is essential to understand the evolution of media richness.

    The selection and use of communication media has been the center of attention for a great number of scholars in the area of organizational communication for its importance in the attainment of organizational objectives. This paper presents the results of a preliminary research in order to establish a framework where to analyse the progress of communication media richness. With this aim, the paper presents an experimental study on several online discussion forums with data panels. The results suggest time factor is essential to understand the evolution of media richness.

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    Estudio del actual proceso de reestructuración bancario en España mediante el uso de las consejerías cruzadas  Open access

     Simo Guzman, Pep; Sicilia Espín, Carlos; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Gonzalez Prieto, David; Sallán Leyes, José María
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    Presentation's date: 2012
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    El actual proceso de reestructuración bancario en España está concentrando las entidades financieras mediante fusiones y absorciones. En este contexto, las consejerías cruzadas entre las distintas entidades en proceso de reestructuración pueden estar funcionando como mecanismo de coordinación de los procesos de fusión y absorción. Por esta razón, analizamos la red longitudinal de consejerías cruzadas desde 2006 a 2010 de bancos y cajas de ahorros españoles. Los resultados muestran que, en múltiples casos, las fusiones y absorciones vienen precedidas de la compartición directa de consejeros entre las distintas entidades involucradas. The restructuring process in Spain is concentrating banking financial institutions through mergers and takeovers. In this context, interlocking directorates between entities in the process of restructuring may be functioning as a coordinating mechanism of the processes of mergers or takeovers. We analyse the longitudinal network of interlocking directorates from 2006 to 2010 of Spanish banks and saving banks. The results show that, in many cases, mergers and takeo-vers are preceded by direct interlocking directorates among the entities involved.

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    Estudio de la red accionarial de las empresas del IBEX-35  Open access

     Sicilia Espín, Carlos; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Gonzalez Prieto, David
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    Presentation's date: 2012-07
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    La adquisición de participaciones accionariales de otra empresa puede tener influencia sobre la gestión de ésta. Por otro lado, la ubicación de la sede de las grandes empresas en una comunidad autónoma o, empresas con influencia en éstas, puede ser relevante para la comunidad autónoma. En este con-texto, analizaremos mediante técnicas de redes sociales las propiedades estructura-les de la red de participaciones accionariales de las empresas pertenecientes al IBEX-35 y analizaremos su distribución sectorial por comunidades autónomas. El estudio muestra una gran concentración de participaciones accionariales entre las empresas más importantes del IBEX-35 y Madrid aparece como sede central de España, seguida por Catalunya y el País Vasco. The restructuring process in Spain is concentrating banking financial institutions through mergers and takeovers. In this context, interlocking directorates between entities in the process of restructuring may be functioning as a coordinating mechanism of the processes of mergers or takeovers. We analyse the longitudinal network of interlocking directorates from 2006 to 2010 of Spanish banks and saving banks. The results show that, in many cases, mergers and takeo-vers are preceded by direct interlocking directorates among the entities involved.

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    Consideraciones para el análisis del poder corporativo en Europa: un estudio preliminar  Open access

     Sicilia Espín, Carlos; Simo Guzman, Pep; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Sallán Leyes, José María; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    Presentation's date: 2012
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    Esta comunicación trata la cuestión del poder en Europa en el campo de la economía y, específicamente, en el área de las redes corporati-vas. En este estudio preliminar de la red corporativa europea observada a través de las consejerías cruzadas, obtenemos pistas sobre lo que se debe analizar en estu-dios de mayor extensión. Hemos hallado indicios de que las compañías asegurado-ras están reemplazando a los bancos en el centro de la red y que las compañías francesas y alemanas copan los lugares de privilegio de la red. This communication deals with the question of power in Eu-rope in the field of economics and, specifically, in the corporate network arena. In this preliminary study of the European corporate network observed through inter-locking directorates, we get some clues about what to look at when developing further investigations. We’ve found indications that insurance companies are re-placing bancs in the core of the network and that French and German corporations take privileged places.

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    Análisis de modelos de ecuaciones estructurales mediante el paquete Lavaan  Open access

     Sallán Leyes, José María; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Simo Guzman, Pep; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Gonzalez Prieto, David
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    Presentation's date: 2012-07
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    El análisis de ecuaciones estructurales es una técnica para evaluar modelos con relaciones complejas entre variables (path analysis), así co-mo modelos con variables latentes. Un caso especialmente interesante de aplica-ción es el análisis factorial confirmatorio, que permite evaluar la validez de cons-tructo de escalas de medida. En este artículo se presenta el paquete de R lavaan, que permite evaluar con facilidad modelos de ecuaciones estructurales. Se reporta información sobre la sintaxis del modelo, así como de las posibilidades del paque-te. Structural equation modeling is a technique to asses models with complex relationships between variables (path analysis), and models with la-tent variables. An especially interesting case is confirmatory factor analysis, a technique that allows assessing the construct validity of measurement scales. In this paper the lavaan package of R is presented, which easily allows testing struc-tural equation models. Information about the model syntax is reported, and of the possibilites of the package.

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    The frequency of the dyadic influence tactics according to communication media  Open access

     Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Simo Guzman, Pep; Enache, Mihaela; Sallán Leyes, José María
    Behaviour & information technology
    Date of publication: 2012
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    One of the most important determinants of managerial effectiveness in achieving organisational objectives is the success in influencing subordinates, lateral peers and supervisors through influence tactics. However, little attention has been paid to the use of a communication medium in the context of influence tactics. Our objective is to study the frequency of these dyadic influence tactics on diverse communication media. The study involves a questionnaire-based survey conducted on Spanish post-graduate students who had been working in medium-sized or large companies during the last 2 years or more. The results suggest that the richness of the medium explains most similarities and differences in the frequency of influence tactics for different communication media. Furthermore, in the study of hard influence tactics in communication media with similar richness, it is necessary to introduce social aspects and the level of surveillance in order to explain it fully. This study helps managers to understand the relationships between influence tactics and the use of communication media in order to improve their communication effectiveness.

  • JIEM's fourth year - Present status and future avenues  Open access

     Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Albareda Sambola, Maria; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María; Enache, Mihaela; Mula, Josefa; De la Fuente, Victoria
    Journal of industrial engineering and management (JIEM)
    Date of publication: 2012
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    This editorial reflects some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2011, together with novel features that have been implemented so far or which are planned to be realized.

  • Assessing university performance and strategic paths in the presence of multiple objectives

     Berbegal Mirabent, Jasmina
    Defense's date: 2012-06-28
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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  • Ética y Responsabilidad Social: Elementos Para Fortalecer el Prestigio de la Empresa y su Permanencia en el Mercado  Open access

     Gómez Lemus, Marbella Araceli
    Defense's date: 2012-07-24
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    Ésta investigación tuvo como campo de estudio 60 medianas empresas tabasqueñas incorporadas al Sistema de Información Empresarial Mexicano, con la finalidad de conocer si éstas realizan acciones que les permitan generar un ambiente ético al interior y exterior de las mismas, detectar si tienen conocimiento de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa (RSC), conocer qué acciones realizan, quiénes las implementan a quiénes benefician y cuáles son sus alcances. La investigación se basó en un enfoque mixto, se utilizó como instrumento el cuestionario y para el procesamiento de los datos se apoyó en la estadística descriptiva y el software estadístico SPSS. Los resultados muestran que las medianas empresas están conscientes de la importancia de la ética empresarial, 67% han implementado documentos éticos y procuran difundirlos utilizando más de una alternativa. En que se carece de ellos, 56% se encuentran en proceso de elaboración, 22% consideran que pueden implementar la ética sin documentos y el otro 22% no ve la utilidad de contar con ellos o bien consideran que la ética no está relacionada con los negocios. El 100% de las empresas le proporcionan algún grado de importancia a las acciones de RSC enfocadas a sus interlocutores y sólo un 6 y 17% respectivamente consideran que las acciones enfocadas a los proveedores y a la comunidad carecen de importancia. El 100% de las empresas realizan acciones de RSC, 100% se enfoca a acciones relacionadas con la salud, 89% a la educación, 75% al artecultura y 77% al cuidado del medio ambiente.

    This research involved 60 medium sized companies from Tabasco, Mexico. All of them members of the Mexican Enterprise Information System. The goals were: A. to know if these companies were taking actions to develop ethical environments both inside and outside the company, referring to their relation with their stakeholders; B. to know if they are aware of the Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR], if so, to know the actions taken, identify who is responsible for them, who benefits with them and their extent. The research involved a mixed approach. The data collection instrument was the questionnaire. Data was processed using SPSS and analysis was made with descriptive statistics. Results show the companies are aware of ethics: 67% have developed manuals of the company¿s ethics and have taken actions using more than one alternative to spread out the ethical culture within the organization. Out of the companies that have no manuals of ethics, 56% are in the process of their development, 22% consider ethics might be implemented within the organization without manuals and other 22% don't find ethics useful or related to business. 100% of the companies find the actions for CSR focused on stakeholders, somehow useful to some degree. 6% and 17% respectively, declared CSR actions focused on community and suppliers are not important. 100% of companies under study take actions for CSR. 100% of them focus their actions on health care, 89% on education, 75% on arts and culture, and 77% on environmental actions.

  • El Capital intelectual como factor determinante del progreso económico del Japón de la posguerra (1945-1974)

     Vicente Ros, Francesc
    Defense's date: 2012-09-07
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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  • Social media, interactive tools that change Business Model dynamics  Open access

     Rodríguez-Donaire, Silvia
    Defense's date: 2012-05-16
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    The aim of this research is two-folded. On the one hand, it attempts to assist employers of Catalan micro-retailers in designing, implementing and developing their Social Media strategy as a complementary channel of communication. On the other hand, it attempts to contribute to the research community with a better understanding on both which building block of the micro-retailer¿s Business Model is more influenced by the customer level of interaction by means of the Social Media and how a transformation can be observed in the micro-retailers¿ Business Models as a result of the Social Media implementation. The research question to be answered in this paper is how the transformation of the activity system of the micro-retailers¿ Business Model would allow the emergence of a Participatory Business Model by means of Social Media. To carry out this research the Participatory Action Research methodology was used, whose contribution has two results: the one is more practitioner oriented and the other is more academic. The incipient results of the research showed a scarce transformation of Catalan microretailer¿s business model as a consequence of the implementation of social media. However, it is significant enough to be considered as more than just a simple adoption of an alternative channel of communication. One of the main contributions is related to how customer influences the activity system of the micro-retailer¿s business model beyond four levels of customer interaction (communication, interaction, participation and collaboration) by means of social media. On the one hand, the activity system of a business model is referred to the eight building blocks of Osterwalder, Pigneur and Tucci (2005) research that includes customer segment, customer relationship, distribution channel, capabilities, partner, value configuration, value proposition, profit and cost. On the other hand, the four defined levels of customer interaction are based on the literature of group collaboration systems. The results showed that not all the building blocks forming the business model are influenced by consumer interaction. The only building blocks influenced by an initial communication level in the current social media strategy implementation stage of our sample (five micro-retailers) are the following: customer segment, customer relationship, distribution channel, value proposition and cost. This incipient stage of transformation can be justified by a lack of effort made due to the small size of the business and a lack of team working inside the companies, easily adapting to changes. It can also be justified by the fact it was carried out by the micro-retailers only during a short period of time (14 month). Another contribution of the paper shows that Social Media transformation drives a BM innovation according to the following mediator elements: (1) the dynamic capabilities, (2) the ability of learning, (3) the dedicated effort, (4) the implementation time and (5) the level of customer participation.

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    Los efectos decoy y marca en las estrategias de venta de las aerolíneas comerciales  Open access

     Gonzalez Prieto, David; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management. Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
    Presentation's date: 2011-09
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    Esta investigación es una contribución a la evolución de la teoría mediante la aportación de dos elementos significativos. El primero es la comprobación de la existencia de posiciones de decoy inferiores que no producen efecto alguno sobre la opción target reforzando la idea de que los procesos que gobiernan los efectos contextuales, value shift y value added, se producen de manera simultánea y se compensan el uno al otro anulando el efecto del decoy. Además, en el presente estudio se propone una solución para la aplicación de estrategias de venta que incorporan decoys en la venta de billetes de avión. Del mismo modo, se evalúa la interacción que presenta un diseño concreto de decoy con el efecto marca. Es decir, si la introducción de la variable marca dentro de los distintos conjuntos opciones originales-decoy tiene implicaciones significativas.

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    La identificación de los estudiantes con la universidad: análisis empírico de las diferencias entre la modalidad presencial y semipresencial en Ingeniería de Organización  Open access

     Trullas Casasayas, Irene; Simo Guzman, Pep; Enache, Mihaela; Sallán Leyes, José María; Mas Machuca, Marta
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management. Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
    Presentation's date: 2011-09
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    El objetivo de este artículo es estudiar de qué variables, controlables desde el punto de vista de dirección de marketing universitario, depende el sentimiento de identificación alumnouniversidad, así como las posibles diferencias en función de la modalidad presencial o semipresencial de los estudiantes. Entendiendo que la universidad tiene una oferta formativa y que el alumno es el consumidor de dicha oferta, se plantea realizar un estudio centrado en modelos de marketing relacional y comportamiento del consumidor.

  • Estudio de la red de acuerdos de código compartido en las grandes alianzas aéreas

     Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Gonzalez Prieto, David
    Congreso de la Red Iberoamericana de Investigación en Transporte Aéreo
    Presentation's date: 2011-10
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  • Modelo de estructuras de red en rutas de transporte aéreo por análisis de redes

     Lozares, Ivan; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    Congreso de la Red Iberoamericana de Investigación en Transporte Aéreo
    Presentation's date: 2011-10
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    La red de tráfico aéreo es determinante en el estudio del transporte aéreo. Sobre dicha red intervienen factores socioeconómicos de las ciudades o regiones, infraestructuras aeroportuarias, etc. Se trata de un estudio comparado entre las redes de 16 aeropuertos europeos. Cada red socio métrica se constituye a partir de los vínculos de origen y destino entre los aeropuertos que tienen conexión directa con cada uno de los 16 aeropuertos elegidos. Las variables-indicadores considerados son estándares en la teoría de redes: nO de conexiones, densidad, centralidades, geodésica, cohesiones. A partir de este análisis comparativo el objetivo consiste en identificar y validar una clasificación de aeropuertos según tres modelos generales de estructuras de rutas: hub&spoke, point to point y un modelo combinación de los precedentes denominado emergente

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    Estudio de las interconexiones entre aerolíneas pertenecientes a una misma alianza aérea mediante técnicas de redes sociales  Open access

     Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Gonzalez Prieto, David; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    International Conference on Industrial Enginnering and Industrial Management
    Presentation's date: 2011-09
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  • Los efectos decoy y marca en la estrategia de venta de una aerolínea comercial low cost

     Gonzalez Prieto, David; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol
    Congreso de la Red Iberoamericana de Investigación en Transporte Aéreo
    Presentation's date: 2011-10
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    La situación actual del transporte aéreo y de la aviación comercial en concreto, dónde las compañías deben adquirir un fuerte posicionamiento, asegurando un segmento concreto de mercado; ha conducido a un aumento de la necesidad de obtener datos sobre la viabilidad de la implementación de técnicas de marketing que incorporen opciones Decoy. La finalidad es obtener rendimiento de la tendencia que actualmente presenta el mercado: la personalización del billete, "el billete a medida". Esta investigación es una contribución al desarrollo de estrategias de pricing que aprovechen la presencia de múltiples opciones en el conjunto de alternativas disponibles. Además, se comprueba la existencia de posiciones decoy inferiores que no producen efecto alguno sobre la opción target reforzando la idea de que los procesos que gobiernan los efectos contextuales, value shift y value added, se producen de manera simultánea y se compensan el uno al otro anulando el efecto del decoy. Además, en el presente estudio se propone una solución para la aplicación de estrategias de venta que incorporan dos tipos de opciones decoy en la venta de billetes de avión.

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    Career attitudes and subjective career success: tackling gender differences  Open access

     Enache, Mihaela; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    Gender in Management: An International Journal
    Date of publication: 2011-05-12
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    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of gender upon the relation between protean and boundaryless career attitudes and subjective career success, in today’s dynamic and changing organizational context. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected using a questionnaire conducted on 150 graduate and post-graduate distance learning students. The data were analyzed using structural equation modeling. Findings – The analysis indicates that women’s career success is positively related with self-direction and negatively related with their reliance on their own values. Furthermore, the authors found a negative relation between organizational mobility preference and men’s subjective career success. Research limitations/implications – A potential limitation of this study is that all participants were distance-learning students, thus limiting the generalizability of the findings to other populations. Furthermore, cross-sectional designs do not permit drawing conclusions regarding the causal direction. Practical implications – Organizations should transform work structures and human resources policies and provide career models that allow women flexibility and more control over their work. Research results show that values-driven predisposition may lead to low levels of perceived career success. This indirectly suggests that individuals experience intrinsic career success when their values are consistent with organizational values, and therefore they should seek work opportunities in organizations whose aim, scope, and philosophy is consistent with their ideals. Originality/value – This is the first paper to shed light on gender’s impact upon the relationship between protean and boundaryless career attitudes and subjective career success, in a context in which there have been calls in literature for more career research taking into account gender differences.

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  • Influencia de la globalización en la transformación de la estructura corporativa española a través del análisis de consejerías cruzadas

     Sicilia Espín, Carlos
    Defense's date: 2011-12-12
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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  • Riqueza de los medios de comunicación en las organizaciones: Nuevas aportaciones siguiendo la teoría del foco autoregulatorio

     Armengol Vila, Xavier
    Defense's date: 2011-06-17
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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    Journal of Airline and Airport Management: taking off on an exciting journey into air transport research  Open access

     Gonzalez Prieto, David; Lordan Gonzalez, Oriol; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Enache, Mihaela; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    Journal of Airline and Airport Management
    Date of publication: 2011-11
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    We are pleased to introduce this first and inaugural issue of the first volume of the Journal of Airline and Airport Management (JAIRM). JAIRM is an international journal that proposes and fosters discussion on the theory and application in all areas of air transport, including (but not limited to) air transport and globalization, airline and airport management. We are interested in issues related to production, logistics, operations, marketing, policy and regulation, information systems, project management, quality, as well as regional development, economics, organizational behaviour, finance and accounting in air transport research

  • Examining the impact of protean and boundaryless career attitudes upon subjective career success

     Enache, Mihaela; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    Journal of management and organization
    Date of publication: 2011-02-28
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  • JIEM's third year: Present status and future avenues  Open access

     Enache, Mihaela; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Albareda Sambola, Maria; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María
    Journal of industrial engineering and management (JIEM)
    Date of publication: 2011-07-15
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    This editorial builds upon the guidelines developed by the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM) since its inception (Sallan et al., 2010; Simo et al., 2009; Fernandez et al., 2008) and reflects some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2010, together with novel features that have been implemented so far or which are planned to be realized.

  • Un análisis de la evolución de la organización económica española a través de las consejerías cruzadas

     Poveda, Germán; Sicilia Espín, Carlos; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    Presentation's date: 2010-09-08
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    Tenemos una consejería cruzada cuando alguien pertenece a dos o más consejos de administración. Las consejerías cruzadas definen una red social en la que dos empresas están conectadas cuando comparten dos o más consejeros. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la red de consejerías cruzadas de las empresas del selectivo IBEX 35 en 2008, al que se han añadido La Caixa y CajaMadrid, comparándola con la de 2005.

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    Promoción del empleo de las videoconferencias como elemento de potenciación dela calidad en el aprendizaje en la ETSEIAT  Open access

     Garcia Almiñana, Daniel; Chester, Edward Ian; Martínez-Sánchez, Manuel; Gibert, Jaume; Griful Ponsati, Eulalia; Sallán Leyes, José María
    Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació
    Presentation's date: 2010-07
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    En esta comunicación se describen dos experiencias de aplicación de las videoconferencias en asignaturas de elevado contenido tecnológico, dentro de la titulación de Ingeniería Aeronáutica que se imparte en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenierías Industrial y Aeronáutica de Terrassa (ETSEIAT).

  • Procesos de exploración y explotación de grupos de trabajo: el caso de un equipo de la "Premier League" inglesa

     Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Enache, Mihaela
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    Presentation's date: 2010-09-10
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    El objetivo de esta investiggación es comprovar si el equilibrio entre los procesos de exploración y explotación de un equipo de trabajo reducido en relación a los miembros de ese grupo tienen una relación con forma de "U" invertida con el rendimiento del grupo a medio-largo plazo

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    Analysis of the relation between subjective career success, organizational commitment and the intention to leave the organization  Open access

     Simo Guzman, Pep; Enache, Mihaela; Sallán Leyes, José María; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences
    Date of publication: 2010-02
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    This study proposes to analyze the relation between subjective success, the affective and continuance components of organizational commitment and the intention to leave the organization, in order to reflect the repercussions on organizational and individual levels. Despite the increasing importance of the organizational commitment and the relevance of subjective success in the current context of the professional careers, a gap exists in specialized literature. The hypotheses were tested by means of a structural equations model and it has been observed that individual perception of the success achieved in professional careers has a positive relation to affective commitment and a negative relation to employees’ continuance commitment. The relation between these two types of commitment and the intention to leave are those anticipated in the current literature. Finally, contextualising the present paradigm shift in psychological contracts and the profiles of a professional career, the implications of this study on human resources policies are considered and future lines of investigation are suggested

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    Editorial: Language, frequency and bibliometric indexes  Open access

     Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María
    Intangible capital
    Date of publication: 2010-10-15
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    This editorial examines the actions undertaken in number 5 and announces two important changes for the numbers 6 and 7, namely frequency and languages. Furthermore, the use of some bibliometric indicators, such as impact factor and refusal rate, is critically analyzed.

    En este editorial se realiza un análisis de la línea seguida en el volumen 5, y se plantean dos cambios importantes para el volumen 6 y 7: la periodicidad y los idiomas. Además se realiza un análisis crítico sobre el actual uso de algunos indicadores bibliométicos como por ejemplo el factor de impacto o la tasa de rechazo

    A aquest editorial analitzem la línia seguida al número 6, i plantegem dos canvis importants pels volums 6 i 7: la periodicitat i la inclusió de nous idiomes. A més, realitzem una anàlisi crítica sobre l’ús d’alguns indicadors bibliomètrics, com l’índex d’impacte o la taxa de rebuig

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    Estudio de la relación entre el compromiso organizativo y la intención de abandonar la organización: modelo de dos componentes de compromiso de continuidad  Open access

     Sallán Leyes, José María; Simo Guzman, Pep; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Enache, Mihaela
    Cuadernos de Gestión
    Date of publication: 2010-12
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    El objetivo de este artículo es presentar evidencias empíricas sobre dos cuestiones aún abiertas en la investigación sobre el compromiso organizativo: la existencia de varios tipos de compromiso de continuidad, y la existencia de relaciones no lineales entre el compromiso, ciertos comportamientos organizativos y algunos indicadores clásicos de éstos como la intención de abandonar la organización. Para ello, se ha llevado a cabo un estudio empírico en el que participaron 241 informantes, que permitió testear las hipótesis mediante el uso de regresión lineal jerárquica. Los resultados obtenidos confirman las relaciones entre compromiso afectivo e intención de abandonar previstas en la literatura, así como la existencia de dos componentes diferenciadas de compromiso de continuidad, y descartan la existencia de relaciones no lineales entre las dimensiones del compromiso y la intención de abandonar la organización. De los resultados del estudio se deduce que para reducir la rotación, los gestores de recursos humanos deben fomentar el desarrollo de compromiso afectivo y de continuidad en los empleados

    Publicada originalment a la revista "Cuadernos de gestión": http://www.ehu.es/cuadernosdegestion/revista/

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    An overview of JIEM's second year, and a prospect of its third  Open access

     Sallán Leyes, José María; Enache, Mihaela; Albareda Sambola, Maria; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Simo Guzman, Pep
    Journal of industrial engineering and management (JIEM)
    Date of publication: 2010-06-22
    Journal article

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    This editorial honors the tradition established in the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM) since its inception, of presenting some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2009, and about the future directions of the journal. We focus on issues concerning the quality of the journal (editorial board and reviewing process), prestige (progress on indexation), social responsibility and financial viability. We also provide information about the future evolution of JIEM, advancing the contents of the special issues planned for 2010 and 2011.

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    Career profiles and organizational commitment: analyzing necessary and sufficient conditions  Open access

     Simo Guzman, Pep; Enache, Mihaela; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç; Sallán Leyes, José María
    Dirección y organización
    Date of publication: 2010-07-31
    Journal article

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    There has been little research examining the effects of individual career attitudes upon employees’ organizational commitment. Drawing on Briscoe and his colleagues (Briscoe & Hall, 2006; Briscoe, Hall, & DeMuth, 2006)’s research on protean and boundaryless careers, and on a QCA fuzzy set methodology (Ragin, 2000), the present study analyzes various career profiles as sufficient conditions for experiencing organizational commitment and examines necessary variables, in terms of career attitudes, that predict cer tain levels of affective and continuance commitment. Research results reveal that distinct combinations of the protean and boundaryless career delineations determine the same outcome (high or low affective and /or continuance commitment), thus implying equifinality

    Hasta la fecha, pocos estudios han examinado los efectos de las actitudes individuales de carrera profesional sobre el compromiso organizativo de los empleados. Por ello, el presente ar tículo se basa en las investigaciones de Briscoe y sus colegas (Briscoe & Hall, 2006; Briscoe, Hall y DeMuth, 2006) sobre las carreras proteicas y nómadas y en una metodología basada en lógica difusa (Ragin, 2000) con la finalidad de (1) analizar varios perfiles de carrera profesional como condiciones suficientes para experimentar compromiso organizativo y (2) examinar las variables necesarias, en términos de actitudes de carrera, que permiten predecir ciertos niveles de compromiso afectivo y de continuidad. Los resultados revelan que distintas combinaciones de las actitudes de carreras proteicas y nómadas determinan el mismo resultado (compromiso afectivo y/o de continuidad alto o bajo), lo que implica equifinalidad

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    Herramientas de comunicación web 2.0 en la dirección de proyectos  Open access

     Costa Pujol, Ramon; Sallán Leyes, José María; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
    Presentation of work at congresses

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    Si bien las tecnologías Web 2.0 y sus principales aplicaciones (blogs, wikis, lectores y agregadores RSS, podcasts y videocasts, redes socials,...) han sido adoptadas, masivamente, por los internautas, a nivel individual, en sus tareas cotidianas, en los últimos años, la mayoría de las organizaciones desconoce su aplicación y los beneficios que les pueden aportar. Las grandes compañías, a través de la observación de la red y el análisis y estudio de diferentes autores, están incorporando estas herramientas, tanto a nivel externo como interno, como apoyo a los procesos de comunicación, gestión del conocimiento,… y en definitiva, como plataformas de colaboración.

  • Análisis de la relación entre el éxito subjetivo, el compromiso organizativo y la intención de dejar la organización

     Enache, Mihaela; Simo Guzman, Pep; Sallán Leyes, José María; Fernández Alarcón, Vicenç
    International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management. Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
    Presentation's date: 2009-09-02
    Presentation of work at congresses

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  • Factors determinants de l'eficiència de l'administració pública local

     Ordeig Molist, Òscar
    Defense's date: 2009-12-14
    Department of Business Administration, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
    Theses

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