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Pay-As-You-Go for LPG Supply - Exploring a New Business Model to Enhance Access to Clean Cooking Solutions in Urban Areas in Ghana 

Date: 11/10/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Lickteig, Lena; Martí, Gina Supervisor(s): Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Document type: Occasional Paper In Ghana, the vast majority of households (72.7%) still rely on wood and charcoal as their main cooking fuels. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is used as the main cooking fuel by just 40.5% of urban households and by only 9.1% of rural households. The key reason is the lack of availability of clean cooking solutions, such as LPG, within a reachable distance ... More information

Retrocediendo 

Date: 06/10/2019 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion La semana pasada el título de mi artículo era Avanzando porque hablaba de China. Lamentablemente, la mayoría de las noticias que vemos, oímos o leemos son sobre nuestros procesos políticos. Es durísimo tener que vivir una parte relevante de mi tiempo en China hablando con presidentes y altos directivos de empresas importantes allí, o muchas ... More information

Competition, Technology Licensing-in, and Innovation 

Date: 02/10/2019 Author(s): Moreira, Solon; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Tasselli, Stefano Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) While the relationship between competition and firm innovation has long been of scholarly interest, prior research has predominantly considered changes in internal R&D as a strategic response to competitors' actions. In this study, we focus on one of the most important and commonly observed contractual mechanisms used to acquire external technologies: ... More information

Monte Carlo Simulation 

Date: 02/10/2019 Author(s): de Santiago, Rafael Document type: Technical Note This technical note introduces the basic concepts of Monte Carlo simulation, as well as the software to run the models (Crystal Ball). The requirements to follow the note are a working knowledge of probability distributions, decision trees and expected values, as well as being familiar with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. As Monte Carlo simulation is ... More information

Avanzando 

Date: 29/09/2019 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion La República Popular China celebra este año el 70.º aniversario de su fundación. Hace 36 años que empezamos en Pekín un programa MBA, ofrecido por una alianza de escuelas europeas líderes como London Business School, Insead e Iese. Funcionó y decidimos lanzar allí una escuela de dirección de empresas con la ambición de llevarla a los primeros puestos ... More information

Hongkongueando 

Date: 15/09/2019 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion ¿Qué está pasando en Hong Kong? El 2 de mayo de 1998 publiqué un artículo que por encima de su título decía En Hong Kong, el panorama es desolador y puede ir a peor. Hace 21 años, tras quince años yendo con mucha frecuencia a Hong Kong ya se veía venir el declive de la zona. Hong Kong había sido utilizado como la base para entrar en China. ... More information

The Effect of Industry Leaders' Exploratory Innovation on Competitor Performance 

Date: 09/2019 Author(s): Moreira, Solon; Tae, Jennifer Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This paper examines the effect of an industry leader's exploratory innovation, defined as the innovation embodying novel knowledge relative to the firm's extant knowledge, on the performance of its direct competitors. We argue that an industry leader's exploratory innovation can benefit its competitors, resulting in an average increase in competitors' ... More information

Glovo 1.0 

Date: 01/09/2019 Author(s): Ricart i Costa, Joan Enric; Tapia Pagès, Albert; Carenzo, Mathieu Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Case In the context of the digital revolution and the mass use of smart devices connected to the Internet, consumer habits have changed radically. Now a large proportion of the population shops from home, and consumers can compare and choose products from a wider variety of options and sellers. So competition is fierce. Local businesses, such as restaurants, ... More information

Licensing Decision: A Rent Dissipation Lens Applied to Product Market Competition, Openness to External Knowledge and Exogenous Sunk Costs 

Date: 08/2019 Author(s): Moreira, Solon; Cabaleiro, Goretti; Reichstein, Toke Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The fear of rent dissipation has been proposed as the main reason firms are hesitant to enter markets for technology. In this paper we investigate conditions under which firms are particularly reluctant to out-license their technologies due to shifts in the relative magnitudes between potential rent dissipation and revenue effects. Specifically, we ... More information Read related article

Refraneando 

Date: 21/07/2019 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion Nos vamos globalizando y esto implica que en muchas de las reuniones que tienen lugar en las empresas, consejos de administración, comités de dirección, departamentos (marketing, I+D, operaciones, etcétera) hay participantes que vienen de filiales, clientes o proveedores de otros países, ejecutivos y miembros del consejo que vienen de fuera, y todo ... More information
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