Agustín J. Sánchez-Medina

Agustín J. Sánchez-Medina
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC

PhD in Business Administration

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Purpose This study aims to investigate the concept of “practical wisdom” which may be defined as the ability to effectively manage one’s rational knowledge and to read and respond appropriately to the interplay of other people's emotions and one's own and their values. The aims of this study also are (1) to investigate the relationship between the...
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Donation barriers are a crucial factor to consider in the study of blood donor behavior. Since blood donors do not behave homogeneously, the aim of this work is to analyze how the donor profile (i.e. sociodemographic characteristics and donation behavior) influences the prevalence of blood donation barriers. A total of 5,353 active donors in the Ca...
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Booking cancelation has a significant impact on hotel management and on the hospitality industry in general. According to some authors, an important portion of hotel revenue loss stems from not considering cancelations in booking systems. Besides, very little is still known about the reasons why customers cancel their bookings, or how this can be e...
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Background: The study of donation motivations is essential at blood transfusion centres, because of the impact of these motivations on an individual's decision to donate. The heterogeneity of donor behaviour and the overall lack of consensus on how to assess it (e.g. via terminology, grouping of items in categories) justify this research, which wa...
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Background: Patients with liver disease associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) are homozygous for the Z mutation, leading to chronic liver damage. Objective: To assess the serum levels of glutamate-oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT), glutamate-pyruvate transaminase (GPT), and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) in patients with diffe...
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While past studies on Airbnb pricing highlight the importance of room features, host characteristics and location factors, little has been investigated about whether these factors are the same across different property/room types, locations and seasons. To fill that gap, this paper presents a study about the drivers of Airbnb prices in Bristol usin...
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While past studies on Airbnb pricing highlight the importance of room features, host characteristics and locatio factors, little has been investigated about whether these factors are the same across different property/room types, locations and seasons. To fill that gap, this paper presents a study about the drivers of Airbnb prices in Bristol using...
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Cancellations are a key aspect of hotel revenue management because of their impact on room reservation systems. In fact, very little is known about the reasons that lead customers to cancel, or how it can be avoided. The aim of this paper is to propose a means of enabling the forecasting of hotel booking cancellations using only 13 independent vari...
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Cancellations have a significant impact on the hotel and lodging industry because they directly affect income and are thus considered critical in revenue management. Specifically, cancellations made close to the time of service are the most damaging for hotels because they leave management with no time to react. The use of Personal Name Records (PN...
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Sexual cyberbullying is becoming a serious problem in today's society. In the workplace, this issue is more complex because of the power imbalance between potential perpetrators and victims. Preventing sexual cyberbullying in organizations is very important for a safety and respectful workplace. Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards establ...
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Although blood is essential in healthcare systems for medical and surgical use, it is still a scarce resource. Given that blood cannot be produced artificially, donors are the backbone of the system, which is why it is crucial for transfusion centers to understand the factors that determine their behavior. The goal of this study is to help decision...
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Entrepreneurship is one of the fundamental tools in the generation of economic activity and labor in the tourism industry, with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) playing a relevant role in the sector. Academic studies on entrepreneurship have focused more on the keys to entrepreneurial success, rather than on the factors leading to its abandonmen...
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Celestial tourism, also known as astrotourism, astronomical tourism or, less frequently, star tourism, refers to people’s interest in visiting places where celestial phenomena can be clearly observed. Stars, skygazing, meteor showers or comets, among other phenomena, arouse people’s interest, however, good night sky conditions are required to obser...
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Companies play a role in society that clearly goes beyond mere economic interest. Their contribution to social development and to the sustainability of the territory where they are located seems unquestionable. However, after the great financial scandals of companies such as ENRON, WorldCom or AHOLD, interest groups require accurate and transparent...
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In recent years, after various scandals, the role of auditors has been called into question, even casting doubt on whether their reports reliably reflect the true financial situation of the auditee, especially when this situation is not good. Normative changes in the way auditors have to rate certain questions provide a good opportunity to study th...
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This study focuses on the influence of the quality of services received by thalassotherapy customers on their global satisfaction and the relationship between this and the word of mouth. This study uses a hybrid SEM—classification tree analysis. The empirical findings reveal a significant relationship between the quality of each offered service and...
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Objective: This paper presents a methodology to optimize, using Altman's Z-Score for private companies, the prediction of private companies of the Spanish health sector entering a situation of bankruptcy. Method: The proposed method consists of the application of genetic algorithms (GA) to find the coefficients of the formula of the chain of rat...
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The economic transformation produced by tourism sometimes has a positive influence on reducing poverty, but other times it does not. Discovering the reasons for this difference is highly relevant. In searching for these reasons, this study will focus on an important actor in tourism management, the manager. Specifically, the study will analyze how...
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The speech emotion recognition has a huge potential in human computer interaction applications in fields such as psychology, psychiatry and affective computing technology. The great majority of research works on speech emotion recognition have been made based on record repositories consisting of short sentences recorded under laboratory conditions....
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This study aims to identify the different needs for accommodation renovation at mature destinations, as well as to analyse the effect of these needs on a tourist's overall impression regarding the need to renovate the accommodation. From the literature review, six categories of accommodation renovation are identified and tourist attitudes towards t...
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BACKGROUND: Although it also portrays a loss of function in psychology, in this context the term anomia (from the Greek, an-: absence, and -nomos: law) is used to describe a sociological phenomenon that can lead individuals to misbehave due to feelings of valuelessness and cynicism resulting from a lack of integration in social life (Srole, 1956)....
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In the business context, concern for the environment began to develop when pressure from the public administration and environmental awareness groups raised the specific requirements for companies. The Theory of Planned Behavior considers that people's conduct is determined by the intention of carrying out a certain behavior. Thus, the individual's...
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Nowadays it seems to be widely accepted that a multinational company has many different environmental, economic or social impacts on a territory. Moreover, every region has the right to aim to achieve sustainable development. For those reasons, this work proposes a tool based on the territory’s intangible assets. This tool allows the management of...
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Nowadays it seems to be widely accepted that a multinational company has many different environmental, economic or social impacts on a territory. Moreover, every region has the right to aim to achieve sustainable development. For those reasons, this work proposes a tool based on the territory’s intangible assets. This tool allows the management of...
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This study seeks to highlight the key role played by relational capital in new business start‐ups. Following a review of previous research examining the success factors of new ventures and the role played by intellectual capital, our study sets out to achieve this objective by analyzing the impact of a set of intangible relational assets on the ini...
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Identifying the factors that contribute to the success of new ventures is a difficult and challenging task. In that respect, this paper proposes an analysis of the intellectual capital within new business ventures. Based on the study of a sample of 130 new companies, for the purpose of this work we have analysed the influence of the proposed intang...
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The resource-based view has been one of the most relevant theoretical approaches in Strategic Management. However, its use has not been widespread in public management practice and research. This work aims to apply its premises to public organizations to support strategy formulation. To that end, a set of deductive procedures has been designed to i...
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Identifying and assessing valuable resources and core capabilities in public organizations The resource-based view has been one of the most relevant theoretical approaches in Strategic Management. However, its use has not been widespread in public management practice and research. This work aims to apply its premises to public organizations to supp...
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Nowadays it seems to be widely accepted that a multinational company has many different environmental, economic or social impacts on a territory. Moreover, every region has the right to aim to achieve sustainable development. For those reasons, this work proposes a tool based on the territory’s intangible assets. This tool allows the management of...
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Purpose – Given the significant proliferation of golf courses in recent years, with around 6,500 in Europe alone, and the impact of their exploitation on the environment, it would be interesting for those responsible for golf courses to have an easy-to-use tool that contributes to the control of environmental management and the environmental impact...
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Los territorios insulares pequeños se caracterizan por la fragilidad que presentan ante cualquier actividad que se realice en ellos. Consecuentemente, sería recomendable basar el desarrollo de estos territorios en activos intangibles, que no se deterioran ni consumen con el uso, y cuya utilización provoca un bajo o nulo perjuicio al medio ambiente....
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Sustainable development is an objective for any territory, especially when the territory is a small island. To achieve the goal of development and conservation of natural resources, the ideal would be to base a good part of the island's economy on intangible assets, such as culture or knowledge, since they neither depreciate nor erode with use. Thi...
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Nowadays few doubt the importance that a territory's surrounding environment on its sustainable development. Consequently, the present work attempts, based on expert accounts, to identify and evaluate the environmental state in order to establish the necessary indicators to appropriately measure the related intangible assets in the island of Gran C...
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This research attempts to highlight the important role that the relational capital plays in new ventures. Based on this purpose and after review the success factors and intellectual capital literature, it is analyzed the effect that a set of intangible relational assets has in new venture's success. For this research, we have formulated seven hypot...
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RESUMEN El propósito del presente trabajo es mostrar la herramienta informática diseñada por los autores para facilitar la gestión ambiental de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. No cabe duda de que cualquier sistema de gestión ambiental de una institución con la magnitud y diversidad de tareas como la que presenta una universidad, requi...
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El desarrollo sostenible resulta un objetivo a lograr para cualquier territorio, máxime si éste es una isla pequeña. Para lograr este fin de desarrollo y preservación de los recursos naturales, sería ideal basar buena parte de la economía insular en los activos intangibles, ya que éstos no se deprecian ni se desgastan con su utilización. En el pres...
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El presente trabajo pretende, sin ánimo de ser exhaustivos, recapitular las aportaciones más referenciadas que sobre el concepto de capital intelectual y sus dimensiones se han realizado. El objetivo, por tanto, consiste en arrojar luz sobre un concepto que, a pesar de que cada vez está siendo más utilizado en la literatura sobre empresa, no posee...

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