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452ºF. Revista de Teoría de la literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Abriu : Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Artis : Estudis d'Art Modern     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anuari de Filologia. Antiqua et Mediaeualia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anuari de Filologia. Estudis de Lingüística     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anuari de Filologia. Literatures Contemporànies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuari del Conflicte Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología / The UB J. of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
BiD : textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Biologia on-line : Revista de divulgació de la Facultat de Biologia     Open Access  
Boletín Americanista     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Bulletin du Groupement Intl. pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie     Open Access   (SJR: 0.441, CiteScore: 1)
Cercles. Revista d'Història Cultural     Open Access  
Clivatge. Estudis i testimonis sobre el conflicte i el canvi socials     Open Access  
Crítica Penal y Poder     Open Access  
Digital Education Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
FILMHISTORIA Online     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Índice Histórico Español     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
J. of Evolutionary Studies in Business     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lectora : Revista de Dones i Textualitat     Open Access  
Llengua, societat i comunicació     Open Access  
Musas : Revista de Investigación en Mujer, Salud y Sociedad     Open Access  
Oxímora : Revista Internacional de Ética y Política     Open Access  
Phonica     Open Access  
Revista d'Innovació Docent Universitària     Open Access  
Revista d'Innovació i Recerca en Educació     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Educación y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
RIDAS. Revista Iberoamericana de Aprendizaje Servicio     Open Access  
Segle XX : revista catalana d'història     Open Access  
SVMMA. Revista de Cultures Medievals     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Transfer : e-J. on Translation and Intercultural Studies     Open Access  
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Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business
Number of Followers: 1  

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ISSN (Online) 2385-7137
Published by Universitat de Barcelona Homepage  [33 journals]
  • Entrepreneurial Dynamics and Institutional Changes

    • Authors: Esther Hormiga, Li Xiao, David Smallbone
      Pages: 1 - 16
      Abstract: Contemporary literature has paid considerable attention to the relationships between formal and informal institutions and early stage firms’ behaviours in different institutional settings in recent years. Given a constantly changing business environment in which companies are operating, there is a need to continuously study how they deal with new challenges and how they achieve new goals. It is essential for not only nascent but also experienced entrepreneurs to discover new dynamics in order to stay at a competitive level. This special issue of Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business aims to explore the role of dynamics that interact with institutional changes in surviving and growing ventures. We present the nine articles with a variety of studied contexts, which shed some light on how companies or organisations keep up with institutional changes at both macro and micro level, by actively transforming business practices and entrepreneurial processes.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j035
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Regional and individual determinants of entrepreneurial growth aspirations

    • Authors: Joan-Lluís Capelleras, Ignacio Contín-Pilart, Martin Larraza-Kintana, Victor Martin-Sanchez
      Pages: 17 - 53
      Abstract: This paper investigates the unique and joint effects of population density and early-stage entrepreneurs’ human capital endowments (higher education, entrepreneurship training and owner-manager experience) on entrepreneurial growth aspirations. We test a number of hypotheses using data that combine individual and province level information in Spain over the period 2008-2010. We argue that growth aspirations of early-stage entrepreneurs are higher in more densely populated regions, but that such environmental influence is stronger for individuals with greater human capital. This is because they will be more aware that denser regions offer more favorable conditions for new businesses and also requires greater firm growth to compensate for a higher risk of business failure. Consistent with our view, we find that the growth aspirations of entrepreneurs with higher education are higher in densely populated provinces.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j036
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Analysis of knowledge tacitness in the transfer of food and beverage
           practices: Evidence from new chain hotels

    • Authors: Desiderio García-Almeida, José Ballesteros-Rodríguez
      Pages: 54 - 83
      Abstract: Knowledge is a valuable resource that can provide a firm competitive advantages. Food and beverage practices require the existence of knowledge to effectively perform the activities in this key department for many hotels. When hotel firms grow by integrating new hotels in the organizational structure, managers usually want to transfer the knowledge underlying the key practices. However, the transfer is affected by the level of knowledge tacitness, since this characteristic is considered to render the transfer more difficult. With data from 93 new chain hotels where F&B knowledge has been transferred, the results shed some light about the tacitness of F&B knowledge and its transfer. Thus, customer service knowledge is the knowledge with the lowest degree of tacitness, and food planning, production and preparation is the most tacit. The most frequent mechanism to transfer the knowledge on food planning, production and preparation and the knowledge on management and control of purchases and consumption is the use of staff from the headquarters or other chain hotels in long-term assignments; the preferred method for F&B customer service is training courses, lectures and seminars. Moreover, the tacitness of knowledge about F&B customer service negatively affects the knowledge transfer process in several success dimensions.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j037
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Analysis of the Catalan Haute Cuisine Success: The Role of Education and
           Network Creation

    • Authors: Merce Bernardo, Raúl Escalante, Anna Arbussà
      Pages: 84 - 111
      Abstract: This paper analyses two of the success factors of the Catalan haute cuisine: education and network creation. Fifty-four interviews with Michelin-starred restaurant chefs were done, using two questionnaires, one for each factor studied. Cross-case studies were analysed.Results show that both factors are important and mutually correlated. Education is important to have the bases to understand and enrich the current cuisine, and also act as a pool of relationships creation. Regarding the second factor, the majority of chefs started their relationships at a professional level and some became personal. A framework of collaboration, respect, admiration and joint objectives are the most highlighted key results. The future of this sector, according to the interviewees, is ensured by the new generations of chefs but also because of the society interest. Additional aspects explaining the success of the cuisine are presented.To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is one of the first works presenting the success of this cuisine studying these two factors in-depth. 
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j038
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Employee involvement and participation in SMEs: a synthesis of extant

    • Authors: Sylvia Rohlfer
      Pages: 112 - 136
      Abstract: It is widely acknowledged that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cannot afford underutilize their workforce and owner/managers encourage ways to involve employees. In this article, we focus on what is known about formal employee involvement and participation (EIP) practice in SMEs. Based on a systematic, “aggregative” literature review (Briner and Denyer 2012; Gough et al. 2012) we identify key research on EIP in SMEs that is embedded in practice and provides utility for practitioners and policy makers. The findings not only allow us to comment briefly on the evolution of EIP research in SMEs, but to identify methodically what is known and not known about EIP practice in SMEs. We go therefore beyond the limited review provide by Sameer and Őzbilgin (2014) and identify with a higher level of confidence three key directions for future academic research.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j039
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • The Glass Ceiling Conundrum: Illusory belief or Barriers that impede
           Women’s Career Advancement in the Workplace.

    • Authors: Rahim Ganiyu, Akintunde Oluwafemi, Afolabi Ademola, Okikiola Olatunji
      Pages: 137 - 166
      Abstract: Given the preponderance of women in the workforce, it remained a puzzle why the entry of women into higher managerial positions remains restricted and why the syndrome of ‘think manager think male is growing progressively' The objective of this paper is to examine the glass ceiling conundrum with a view of ascertain how it limits women’s career advancement in the workplace. Extensive review of literature was presented and discussed. The paper revealed that women are not making it to the very top of their career not as a result of lack of requisite qualifications, and experience etc.; but as a result of factors that are rooted in cultural, societal, organizational, individual and psychological factors that inhibit women career advancement.  Against the aforementioned background, the paper concludes that women advance marginally to certain level in corporate executive cadre, before they experience ‘glass ceiling’ that impedes their prospect of attaining senior executive position. Accordingly, women compared to men represent an insignificant fraction of those in managerial positions due to cultural prejudice, religion convictions, family related issues, individual and organizational influences. Similarly, inadequate opportunity to networks and seek sponsorship limits women progression to top managerial hierarchy. The study recommends the need to articulate policy frameworks that promote strong organizational culture and a more helpful and supportive environment to develop women leadership skills.  Similarly, there is need to promote sponsorship for women in a way and manner that safeguard the relationships between sponsors and protégés.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j040
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Sustainability of a Community-Based Enterprise through shared value. Case:
           Mallay Communal Company

    • Authors: William Munoz Marticorena
      Pages: 167 - 197
      Abstract: The relationship of a community-based enterprise (CBE) and a mining company was reviewed from the perspective of shared value creation. Specifically, through the study of the Mallay CBE and its interaction with the Buenaventura mining company, the opportunity to create economic value by creating value for the community was verified. The CBE is an organizational innovation whose management is oriented towards the market, integrating its activities with the operative dynamics of the mining company through the provision of services. CBE focuses on member’s economic benefit and the social welfare of the broader community. There are, however, barriers that limit the growth and optimization of the desired impacts caused by this articulation. Despite this, the economic and social value generated is significant and the defined growth model under certain circumstances could be replicable and scalable.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j041
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Unequal growth and social capital in clothes-making enterprises in Peru:

    • Authors: David Wong, Harold Hernández, Miguel Chirinos, José Carrasco
      Pages: 198 - 225
      Abstract: Why do some small companies in the clothing industry fail to grow while others succeed is the conundrum that this study sets out to solve. It does so by identifying and explaining four cases of enterprises with varying performance levels. On the understanding that there are structural and historical conditions that correspond to trends, these cases are explained and the question is answered. Based on the evidence, the article finds that the prevailing inequality is due to the greater or lesser presence of social capital - resources that come from networks and which are accessed through relationships - and to institutional and structural conditions that slow growth. Added to this are the differing responses of enterprises to the negative effects of poor-quality institutions. Following the approach of Nahapiet and Ghoshal, the study explains how an actor can develop certain range of capacities for participating in networks, before stalling as a result of a diversity of conditions.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j042
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Arts Council England: Ramifications of Organisational Dynamics and
           Institutional Setting on Policy

    • Authors: John Tattersall
      Pages: 226 - 246
      Abstract: This paper offers a view of the development of decision making and policy within the Arts Council, national development agency for the arts, and explores the notion of how strategies are often the outcome of resource, political and cultural processes rather than discrete strategic planning. For the purposes of this paper, decision making and policy making are being treated as synonymous as key expressions of strategy. The paper is based on an examination of the assumption with which the Arts Council historically has justified both its general operations and particular decisions, the aim being to identify the various ideological and structural determinants which bear upon its decision-making processes. The paper concludes that the Arts Council is influenced by normative pressures from without and within which leads the organisation to be guided by previously legitimated policies which over time have become standard operating practice. The legitimated policies have had the tendency to lead to isomorphism within the Arts Council environment, creating selected patterns of routine and continuity. A form of ‘constructive tension’ has arisen between that which is deemed necessary to preserve and that which must change with time.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j043
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
  • Jesús de Polanco and the Prisa Group

    • Authors: Mercedes Cabrera
      Pages: 247 - 280
      Abstract: The main goal of this article is to present Jesús de Polanco’s (1929–2007) successive business initiatives that culminated in the expansion of the PRISA Group (Promotora de Informaciones S.A.), which was the leading Spanish multi-media group of its time.  As well as the interest that his career triggers, Polanco’s biography allows us to address the relationship between the company and politics during the closing decades of the Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy from a concrete perspective. Those were years marked by profound transformations, not only in the political life of the country but also in its economy, society and business structures that affected the entire communications media sector.
      PubDate: 2018-01-24
      DOI: 10.1344/jesb2018.1.j044
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 1 (2018)
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