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Buyer Intermediation in Supplier Finance 

Date: 08/06/2017 Author(s): Tunca, Tunay; Zhu, Weiming Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Small suppliers often face challenges to obtain financing for their operations. Especially in developing economies, traditional financing methods can be very costly or unavailable to such suppliers. In order to reduce channel costs, in recent years large buyers started to implement their own financing methods that intermediate between suppliers and ... More information  

Executive Gender Pay Gaps: The Roles of Female Risk Aversion and Board Representation 

Date: 05/06/2017 Author(s): Giné, Mireia; Carter, Mary Ellen; Franco, Francesca Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Using a large sample of executives in S&P1500 firms over 1996-2010, we document significant salary and total compensation gaps between female and male executives and explore two possible explanations for the gaps. We find support for greater female risk aversion as one contributing factor. Female executives hold significantly lower equity incentives ... More information   Read related article

Valero's "Enterprise Politics": A Model of Humanistic Management and Corporate Governance 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Calleja, Ricardo; Melé, Domènec Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The purpose of this paper is to present and interpret the "Enterprise Politics Model (EPM)" developed by prof. Antonio Valero, University of Navarra, Spain. The main features of Valero's philosophy of the firm and senior management can be summarized in four points: the firm as a community of persons; the firm as an intermediate social institution ... More information  

How Do Flexibility I-Deals Relate to Work Performance? Exploring the Roles of Family Performance and Organizational Context 

Date: 01/06/2017 Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia; Rofcanin, Yasin; Bal, Matthijs; Stollberger, Jakob Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Drawing on the work-home resources (W-HR) model and conservation of resources (COR) theory, in this study we explore how flexibility i-deals relate to employees' work performance through their family performance. In line with the W-HR model, we introduce two contextual conditions to explain when our proposed associations may unfold. One is a facilitator: ... More information  

'Handle with Care': The Mediating Role of I-deals in the Relationship between Supervisors' Care-Giving Responsibilities and Employee Outcomes 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia; Van der Heijden, Beatrice; de Jong, Jeroen; Rofcanin, Yasin Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Drawing on theories of perspective-taking and i-deals, this study explores the impact of supervisors' own caregiving responsibilities for elders and parental status on subordinates' schedule i-deals. Moreover, we investigate the extent to which schedule i-deals mediate the relationship between supervisors' caregiving responsibilities and 2 employee ... More information  

Quality Management Systems in European Social Service Organizations 

Date: 01/06/2017 Author(s): Melao, N.; Amorin, M.; Alegre, Inés; Marimon, F. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The paper examines the implementation of the European Quality in Social Services (EQUASS) Assurance standard. The study uses a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey methodology. Results show that social service providers typically implement the certification for internal reasons, and internalise EQUASS principles and practices in daily usage. ... More information  

How Does Performance Feedback Affect Boundary Spanning in Multinational Corporations? Insights from Technology Scouts 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Monteiro, F. Editor(s): EIC - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) As much as prior research has shed light on the boundary-spanning processes of global organizations and their (positive) impact on an MNC's performance, whether, when and how past performance ultimately shapes an MNC's boundary-spanning activities remains an open question in management research. To tackle these questions, we examine the behavior of ... More information   Read related article

Evolución del tejido empresarial español de 2006 a 2014 

Date: 29/05/2017 Author(s): Ariño, Miguel Angel Document type: Working Paper En el working paper, llevamos a cabo una comparación entre la situación de la empresa española en el año 2006, antes de iniciarse la última crisis económica, y en el año 2014, una vez superada ya esta recesión. En él, mostramos la evolución del número de empresas, el número de empleados, el volumen de ventas, la productividad de los empleados y el ... More information  

Growing Kenya: Exploring investment opportunities in Kenya's fertilizer industry 

Date: 29/05/2017 Author(s): Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad; Giordano, Paola; Otieno, Irene Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Working Paper In Kenya a significant part of the population faces food insecurity. Since fertilizers are noted for having positive impacts on agricultural productivity and on alleviating hunger, their use should be encouraged. There are no manufacturing plants in the country, meaning Kenya relies heavily on fertilizer imports, which has a negative impact on prices ... More information  

Evading the Boomerang Effect: Using the Grant-Back Clause to Further Generative Appropriability from Technology Licensing Deals 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Laursen, Keld; Moreira, Solon; Reichstein, Toke; Leone, Isabella Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Technology licensing agreements potentially can create future appropriability problems. Drawing on the appropriability literature, we argue that the inclusion of a grant-back clause in technology licensing agreements is an attempt to balance the gains from and protection of the focal firms' technologies. We hypothesize that the closer is the licensed ... More information   Read related article
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