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Portfolio Diversification, Market Power, and the Theory of the Firm 

Date: 21/03/2017 Author(s): Azar, José Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Working Paper This paper develops a model of firm behavior in the context of oligopoly and portfolio diversification by shareholders. Competition for shareholder votes among potential managers seeking corporate office leads to internalization and aggregation of shareholder objectives, including shareholdings in other firms, and the fact that shareholders are consumers ... More information  

Anti-Competitive Effects of Common Ownership 

Date: 21/03/2017 Author(s): Azar, José; Schmalz, Martin; Tecu, Isabel Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Working Paper Many natural competitors are jointly held by a small set of large institutional investors. In the US airline industry, taking common ownership into account implies increases in market concentration that are ten times larger than what is ¿presumed likely to enhance market power¿ by antitrust authorities. We find a robust correlation between within-route ... More information  

Optimal Production and Rationing Policy of Two-Stage Tandem Production System 

Date: 03/2017 Author(s): Xu, Jianjun; Serrano, Alejandro; Lin, Bing Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The rationing literature has been so far oblivious to the fact that sellable items may not only be finished products, but also intermediate products to manufacture subsequent sellable products. We address this gap by considering an inventory rationing problem in a two-product tandem make-to-stock production/inventory system. Bulk demand arrives to ... More information  

Knowledge Reuse for Customization: Metamodels in an Open Design Community for 3D Printing 

Date: 03/2017 Author(s): Kyriakou, Harris; Nickerson, Jeffrey V.; Sabnis, Gaurav Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Theories of knowledge reuse posit two distinct processes, reuse for replication and reuse for innovation. We identify another distinct process, reuse for customization. Reuse for customization is a process in which designers manipulate the parameters of metamodels to produce models that fulfill their personal needs. We test hypotheses about ... More information  

Sustaining Actor Engagement During the Opportunity Development Process 

Date: 03/2017 Author(s): Snihur, Yuliya; Reiche, B. Sebastian; Quintane, E. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Recent entrepreneurship research has examined how opportunities are developed, highlighting the engagement of external actors. However, we know little about how entrepreneurs should interact with external actors to sustain their engagement. Since opportunity development is a process that unfolds over time, sustaining actor engagement is critical because ... More information  

Ethics in Finance and Accounting: Editorial Introduction 

Date: 25/02/2017 Author(s): Melé, Domènec; Rosanas, Josep Maria; Fontrodona, Joan Editor(s): Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In light of the recent crisis and its aftershocks, it becomes crucial to reflect on the relationship between finance and accounting and on how to integrate ethics and efficiency, as well as on how to motivate and empower practitioners in the world of finance to commit to justice, fairness and enhanced understanding, and to improving their personal ... More information  

Africa: The New Frontier for Global Strategy Scholars 

Date: 10/02/2017 Author(s): Mol, Michael J.; Stadler, Christian; Ariño, Africa Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Context matters in the global strategy literature. We discuss how Africa, as a setting that received limited attention in the past, offers opportunity to challenge existing theory and develop new insights. The overall goal is to ask: What will the field of global strategic management look like once we have engaged with Africa in a similar manner as ... More information  

Rentabilidad De Los Fondos De Pensiones En España. 2001-2016 

Date: 10/02/2017 Author(s): Fernández, Pablo; Pershin, Vitaly; Fernández Acín, Pablo; Fernández Acín, Isabel Document type: Working Paper En el periodo diciembre 2001 - diciembre 2016, la rentabilidad anual media del IBEX 35 fue 5,24% y la de los bonos del Estado a 15 años 5,27%. La rentabilidad media de los fondos de pensiones fue 2,03%. Entre los 335 fondos de pensiones con 15 años de historia, sólo 3 superaron la rentabilidad del IBEX 35 y la de los bonos del Estado a 15 años. 6 fondos ... More information   Read related article

Which Industries are Served by Online Marketplaces for Technology? 

Date: 01/02/2017 Author(s): Dushnitsky, Gary; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian Editor(s): EIC - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This study investigates a recent phenomenon in the market for technology: online marketplaces for technological inventions, which support the listing, search, and exchange of technological inventions by sellers and buyers. Focusing on three salient theoretical factors that affect markets for technology--search costs, ambiguity about the underlying ... More information  

Understanding the Decision to Offshore Human Resource Activities: A Coevolutionary Perspective 

Date: 02/2017 Author(s): Paz-Aparicio, C.; Ricart, Joan Enric; Bonache, J. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Offshoring has been studied widely in the literature on strategic management and international business. However, apart from its consideration as an administrative activity, scant attention has been paid to the offshoring of the human resource (HR) function. Research in this regard has instead focused on outsourcing (Reichel and Lazarova, 2013). The ... More information  
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