Alexeis Garcia-Perez

Alexeis Garcia-Perez
Aston University · Aston Business School

PhD, Information Systems

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Introduction
Alexeis Garcia Perez is Professor of Digital Business and Society at Aston Business School, Aston University. He is also Visiting Professor at the Centre for Business in Society of Coventry University, and Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Communication, Culture & Technology of Georgetown University. His socio-technical background has enabled a focus on the wider challenges of data, information and knowledge management in business and society.
Additional affiliations
July 2011 - October 2020
Coventry University
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Data, Organisations and Society research team.
Education
January 2006 - May 2010
Cranfield University
Field of study
  • PhD, Information Systems
September 2002 - July 2003
Manchester Metropolitan University
Field of study
  • MSc, Information Management
September 1991 - July 1996
University of Havana
Field of study
  • BSc, Computer Science

Publications

Publications (134)
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The drive for digitalization of the global economy has increased the scope of threats faced by businesses and societies. The growing footprint of information and communication technology infrastructures supporting modern societies opens a range of unpredictable challenges for organizations. In this context, the dynamic nature of cybersecurity has r...
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This book explores the link between environmental knowledge management and the sustainability challenges being faced by organisations, individuals and society. Comprising both theoretical and empirical chapters, the volume describes how knowledge management and organisational learning can help achieve a sustainable tourism sector. Environmental kno...
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Intellectual Capital (IC) has played a major role in driving growth, competitiveness, and sustainability over decades, improving people's well-being and the economic performance of businesses. At the same time, the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have emerged as an integrated approach to sustainable development principles of pe...
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Knowledge dynamics means variation of knowledge in time and space. Over time, knowledge levels can increase through accumulation, or decrease through loss. Also, knowledge may change its quality through transformation from one form into another. In space, knowledge can move from one place to another one, generating a flow (i.e., knowledge flow). Th...
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Knowledge Translation is a core research topic in the field of knowledge sciences. To date, traditional research on knowledge translation has come from medical and health sciences. This is not surprising because in health sciences and medicine, there is a long tradition of review of evidence-based research, information dissemination and translating...
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Despite a global commitment to minimise the impact of tourism on the environment and maximise its benefits for local communities, the pressure of tourism on natural resources is still increasing. In this context, ecotourism becomes key to safeguarding the integrity of the ecosystem while producing economic benefits that can ultimately encourage the...
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Knowledge dynamics means variation of knowledge in time and space. Over time, knowledge levels can increase through accumulation, or decrease through loss. Also, knowledge may change its quality through transformation from one form into another. In space, knowledge can move from one place to another one, generating a flow (i.e., knowledge flow). Th...
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Knowledge management structures (KMs) can be defined as structures whose purpose is to encourage people to build relationships, networks and trust. Global companies like Apple, Inc. have promoted these structures to transform its organisation into a knowledge‐based organisation. This paper identifies the role of national culture on four KMs namely...
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Purpose This study aims to investigate the impact of the ethical management of data privacy on the overall reputation of businesses. Design/methodology/approach A conceptual model was proposed and tested. Data were collected from 208 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the textile industry in Valencia, Spain using a survey instrument. Par...
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Purpose This study contributes to current efforts to design and implement sustainable innovation strategies in organisations from the textile industry. This study aims to examine how businesses can overcome the current challenges (e.g. lack of resources) of sustainable innovation by the incorporation of green knowledge of customers into their value...
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E-retail has steadily been on the rise because it is more convenient for most people. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed people more into e-retail as they face lockdowns/choose to avoid social contact. This means that digital fraud is also rising, and retailers are scrambling to adapt to this new reality. Current literature reveals that fraud prevent...
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Businesses nowadays must perform in an overcrowded market. Globalisation and access to technologies have made the competition fierce and the differentiation complicated. New challenges related to sustainability have emerged as a result of an increased environmental awareness from consumers. Their demand is shifting, and companies must adapt to the...
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Information privacy has been called one of the most important ethical issues of the information age. In this context, companies need to be able to address the concerns of their stakeholders about how they collect, handle, and process this data. The literature leads to hypothesize that when organisations take explicit actions to address the privacy...
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Tourism is one of the major drivers of socio-economic growth. For tourism organisations to remain competitive, they must be able to adapt to the current dynamic scenario where the sector operates. Organisational learning strategies can provide the sector with the knowledge required to transform tourism research and intellectual property into capabi...
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The digital transformation of the healthcare sector is an essential development as societies move into a post-industrial, knowledge-based economy. The adoption of the latest technologies and their applications in the health and care systems must be managed effectively from the perspective of their cyber security and resilience. However, there is st...
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Over the past 20 years, a debate has developed on the differences between innovation and imitation strategies as mechanisms by which businesses operating in the Asia Pacific region may gain a competitive advantage. The current research contributes to this debate from a different perspective by exploring some of the challenges and opportunities asso...
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Purpose This research addresses the relationships between the current, dynamic organisational cyber risk climate, organisational cybersecurity performance and changes in cybersecurity investments, with an aim to address the hostile epistemic climate for intellectual capital management presented by the dynamics of cybersecurity as a phenomenon. Des...
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Purpose Knowledge management seeks collaborative practices among organisations to generate technical, adapt and share knowledge to obtain a sustainable competitive advantage in cross-border business activities. This paper aims to disentangle the crucial determinants of knowledge management in inter-organisational arrangements settings. Design/meth...
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Big Data is becoming ubiquitous - widely applied across organisations, industry sectors and society. However, the opportunities and risks it presents are not yet fully understood. In this paper we identify and explore the tensions that Big Data can create at multiple levels, focusing on the need for organisations to meet the challenges that can ari...
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As organizações são desafiadas pela necessidade de transformar o Conhecimento Dinâmico, incorporado em cada trabalhador, em Conhecimento Estático, enraizado em informação documental factual. No entanto, a inovação e a criação de conhecimento parecem ser facilitadas pelo conhecimento pessoal e experiências de vida das pessoas, que parecem ser dinâmi...
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Organizations are challenged by the need to transform Dynamic Knowledge, embedded in each worker, into Static Knowledge, rooted in factual documental information. However, innovation and knowledge creation seem to be facilitated by the personal knowledge and life experiences of people, which appear to be dynamic. The tensions between Dynamic and St...
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Counter-knowledge comes from unverified sources of information such as hoaxes, rumours or partial lies. It creates an atmosphere of lack of trust that often leads individuals into making risky decisions. In contexts of high uncertainty, the flow of counter-knowledge is likely to increase. Although scientists and scientific institutions can provide...
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Banks are the backbone of the financial sector and catalysts in the economic development of any country. Current changes in their global business ecosystem make knowledge of about the fund-supplying and fund-demanding parties of the society a key resource for the fulfillment of banks' investment and saving functions. This paper addresses the relati...
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The objective of this research is to addresses the effects of digital transformation on value creation through the study of technology entrepreneurship and technological market expansion. This is particularly important since both of these concepts are part of the dynamic capabilities that help in embracing digital innovation at a national level. Re...
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This paper provides guidelines for what constitutes a knowledge worker. Many graduates from non-managerial domains adopt, at some point in their professional careers, management roles at different levels, ranging from team leaders through to executive leadership. This is particularly relevant for professionals from an engineering background. Moving...
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By shifting towards Romer’s (Am Econ Rev 94:1002–1037, 1986) economy and so the spread of knowledge economy, universities started to adopt a collaborative approach with their entrepreneurial ecosystem. They turn out to be risk taker, autonomous, proactive, competitive, and innovative. In a nutshell, they are entrepreneurial oriented with the aim to...
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Human resource management (HRM) in public organizations managed based on a balanced scorecard requires a different narrative on the map of strategic goals than in private organizations. However, this issue is not widely recognized and discussed. This study aims to identify strategic goals and outline an HRM strategy with a stakeholder approach from...
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Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are often marked by limited resources, a high dependence on others, and a scope of business that gets narrower as they seek to adapt to the current dynamic and knowledge-intensive context. Additionally, in their relationship with multinational enterprises (MNEs), SMEs are driven to a continuous specialization of t...
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Knowledge translation can be understood as the ability to translate concepts between different contexts by stakeholders who have different skills, aims, and even feelings in their relation to such concepts. Knowledge translation tools allow for the effective transfer of existing knowledge as well as the emergence of new knowledge of value to some o...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to bring the attention of the intellectual capital (IC) research and practice communities to the value of IC in hotels' efforts to resolve or mitigate environmental problems over time. This research has been set to examine the relationships between key KM and IC concepts including environmental knowledge structu...
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The automotive industry is undergoing probably the most far-reaching changes that have ever affected it. The outward manifestations of change are the emergence of the connected vehicle as the norm rather than the province of up-market cars competing on the presence of innovative ICT-driven features, the race to develop fully autonomous vehicles (AV...
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Organizations are challenged by the need to transform Dynamic Knowledge, embedded in each worker, into Static Knowledge, rooted in factual documental information. However, innovation and knowledge creation seem to be facilitated by the personal knowledge and life experiences of people, which appear to be dynamic. The tensions between Dynamic and St...
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Purpose The spread of the Internet in the business world has led to the development of new business-to-business (B2B) settings. Although a large number of companies have adopted B2B strategies, many of these fail to implement such strategies effectively. The most common barriers encompass the technology assimilation by users. This study investigate...
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Purpose This paper provides a conceptual discussion of the bidirectional relationship between knowledge management (KM) and intellectual capital (IC) in a specific subset of knowledge-based organisations, i.e. professional sport organisations. Through the review and conceptual discussion of two relevant research themes, i.e. KM strategies for IC va...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide a thorough empirical investigation of the potential link between corporate innovations and corporate competitiveness in the context of the UK IT industry. Design/methodology/approach This research uses a panel of 216 UK IT firms for the period from 2000 to 2016. The sample data for this study were ex...
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Under some circumstances such as the lack of commitment of peers or the imposition of excessive authority, many employees tend to turn a blind eye to either the development of new, more effective procedures or recognise that new or modified customer needs have developed. In these situations, organisational commitment is a preliminary step not only...
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Despite the advances in theory about how organisations should manage consumer experience, there is a lack of understanding about how variables such as consumer-to-consumer interaction, content engagement and effective communication affect consumer online experiences, with this being particularly evident in the event industry. This study examines on...
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Purpose Social media developments in the last decade have led to the emergence of a new form of word of mouth (WOM) in the digital environment. Electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) is considered by many scholars and practitioners to be the most influential informal communication mechanism between businesses and potential and actual consumers. The purpos...
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Technological innovation is the new backbone for companies. Exploiting and exploring new knowledge increase the chance of survival in the current dynamic market. Alongside, there are countries were be an innovative need to face up social and political challenges. This has transformed their economy, spreading an entrepreneurial mindset mingled with...
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This study examines the extent to which business performance in global enterprises can be influenced by three key factors in the current dynamic, socio-economic context. These are: (1) an open organisational culture derived from an open-mindedness attitude, (2) an organisation's investments in innovation in environmentally friendly and health-consc...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between employees’ knowledge and organisational performance. Design/methodology/approach Using a structural equation model, feedback received from 237 blue-collar workers from multinational high-tech manufacturing enterprises in Italy was studied to underst...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to frame organisational cybersecurity through a strategic lens, as a function of an interplay of pragmatism, inference, holism and adaptation. The authors address the hostile epistemic climate for intellectual capital management presented by the dynamics of cybersecurity as a phenomenon. The drivers of this host...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate the potential of knowledge management (KM) as a discipline in helping understand and manage social and economic complexity. The paper highlights some of the potential relationships between KM in organisations and their economic performance. Finally, the authors assess the role of human resources and technologi...
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The automotive industry is undergoing probably the most far-reaching changes that have ever affected it. The outward manifestations of change are the emergence of the “connected” vehicle as the norm rather than the province of the up-market cars competing on the presence of innovative ICT-driven features, the race to develop fully autonomous vehicl...
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Sustainable innovation and its management have become fundamental forces for change in business and society. Paradoxically, little attention has been given to how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) manage sustainable innovation in the current knowledge-intensive context. By studying 80 SMEs from the high-tech manufacturing sector in Italy, t...
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The developments in information technology have enabled mega events to be experienced beyond their geographical location, but there is still a limited understanding of customers’ online experiences. The purpose of this study was to examine online event experiences and its subsequent effects on customers’ future behavioural intentions. Using a sampl...
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The heterogeneity that characterises international research and development (R&D) teams often brings with it a wide spectrum of knowledge resources potentially relevant for the operation of the team. The study looks at a context where a positive relationship exists, and high levels of knowledge sharing take place between team members, referred to a...
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This study examines the role of knowledge agents as key enablers in the process of creating and updating the environmental knowledge base of a firm and, in doing so, having a positive effect on business performance. From the perspective of a hotel as the most important cog in the machinery of the hospitality sector, knowledge agents are those indiv...
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The ITS market is changing rapidly shaping the near future of a brand new world. This paper aims to provide an understanding of this ever-changing world, analysing current markets, trends and initiatives which will eventually contribute in developing new business models and incentives in order to accelerate the ITS deployment in Europe.
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to empirically investigate how big data collected from social media contribute to knowledge management practices, innovation processes and business performance. Design/methodology/approach The study used 418 questionnaires collected from firms that actively invest in marketing, advertising and communication i...
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The dynamics of tourism as both an activity and an industry, combined with the growing concerns about the environment, call for continuous efforts in seeking new approaches, tools and perspectives for the acquisition of environmental knowledge by organisations in the hospitality sector. This research has been set to examine the relationships betwee...
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Data is becoming more important in the way county councils deliver services to their residents. Services are provided by multiple agencies across the county council, however, to deliver an optimal, efficient and cost-effective service, it is required that the data is shared across agencies, but traditionally county council agencies operate as silos...
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Computing technologies have transformed the automotive industry, leading vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers to develop and integrate ever more technologically complex components into the modern connected vehicle. In the unrelenting search for sustainable competitive advantage, automotive manufacturers are driven to develop more reliable...