Ana Maria Lara

Ana Maria Lara
Universidad de Burgos | UBU · Civil Engineering

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Internationalization in the academic world allows transferring knowledge, thus enriching the cognitive abilities and transversal skills of students. This source of knowledge allows teachers to share experiences, increase work agreements between faculties and participate in other visions and learning models. This book encapsulates several internatio...
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Cyborg products are already available on today's market. They are a potentially large market offering extraordinary opportunities and challenges for businesses. Becoming a cyborg involves many ethical aspects that can be explored from a consumer behavior perspective. However, while these ethical variables have been used in several market analyses,...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate how ordinary Japanese people perceive and understand data sensitivity and sensitive data. Although the concept of sensitive data is described in an article of Japan's revised personal data act, following the EU Data Protection Directive and the new data protection rule, there has been little research on...
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Purpose This paper aims to introduce a cross-cultural study of the views and implications of Snowden’s revelations about NSA/GCHQ surveillance practices, undertaken through surveys administered in eight countries. The aims and academic and social significance are explained, and justification is offered for the methods used. Design/methodology/appr...
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Purpose A survey of the attitudes of students in eight countries towards the revelations of mass surveillance by the US’ NSA and the UK’s GCHQ has been described in an introductory paper and seven country-specific papers (The People’s Republic of China and Taiwan are combined in a single paper). This paper aims to present a comparison of the result...
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Purpose This study aims to analyse the impacts of Edward Snowden’s revelations in Spain focusing on issues of privacy and state surveillance. This research takes into consideration the Spanish context from a multidimensional perspective: social, cultural, legal and political. Design/methodology/approach The paper reviews the Spanish privacy and st...
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Purpose This paper aims to present the baseline English survey used in the other papers in this special issue. Design/methodology/approach The survey includes yes/no, Likert scale and free text responses, which were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. Findings Respondents to the survey expressed divergent views of whether they would emulat...
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This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in Japan through a questionnaire survey and follow-up interviews with Japanese youngsters as part of an international cross-cultural analyses. The survey results showed striking contrasts with ones in other countries reflecting the Japanese socio-cultur...
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The series of revelations made by Edward Snowden revelations starting on 5th June 2013 exposed a true picture of state surveillance or, more precisely, surveillance conducted by an industrial-government complex in the democratic nations. His revelations have attracted heavy doses of both praise and censure; whereas some have positively evaluated hi...
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This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in Spain through a questionnaire survey answered by students in two Spanish universities (Universitat Rovira i Virgili and Burgos University). It is part of the worldwide cross-cultural analyses about privacy perceptions in young people. The survey resu...
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This study analyses the perceptions about Edward Snowden's revelations in Mexico. A questionnaire survey was developed and applied to students in a Mexican University (Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí). This Study is part of a global research about privacy perceptions by young people in different countries.
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This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in Germany through a questionnaire survey with German youngsters as part of the worldwide cross-cultural analyses. However due to Snowden's revelations a continuing discussion about privacy, safety, security and data protection was unleashed in Germany....
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This study investigates the attitudes towards and social impacts of Edward Snowden's revelations in New Zealand through a questionnaire survey and follow-up interviews with New Zealand youngsters as part of the worldwide cross-cultural analyses. The survey results showed striking contrasts with those in other countries reflecting New Zealand's soci...
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This study investigates how Snowden's revelations are viewed by young people in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (Taiwan) through questionnaire surveys of and follow-up interviews with university students in those countries. Considering the history of state surveillance in both countries and the current complicated and...
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Many studies have shown how teams improve their effectiveness and efficiency when a composition and skills balance is properly managed. Creativity has been an ignored variable, especially in virtual contexts. Contextual factors provoke significant differences between traditional team work and the virtual team work. Some authors suggest that virtual...
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Virtual teaching has become an innovative challenge at the University of Burgos (UBU). It has been founded under a continuous quality process perspective. Globalization and technology have been a solid support for the Bologna Programs and the online degrees. University of Burgos has set up for the first time during the academic year 14-15 four virt...
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p>Este trabajo se centra en el desarrollo del Plan de Acción Tutorial (PAT) de la Universidad de Burgos, Plan que inicia su experiencia en el curso académico 2009-2010. A partir del seguimiento de la implantación del PAT en tres Grados, se pretende analizar la posible influencia del mismo en diferentes variables relacionadas con los alumnos de prim...
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The process of restructuring European universities in order to harmonize their educational systems is rapidly approaching a key milestone as 2010 looms large on the horizon. This paper describes an approach to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) based on a real case study of students that belong to five European Universities (University of Bu...
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The process of restructuring European universities in order to harmonize their educational systems is rapidly approaching a key milestone as 2010 looms large on the horizon. This paper describes an approach to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) based on a real case study of students that belong to five European Universities (University of Bu...
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The pursuit of this paper is to give answers to the companies in order to know how profitable the knowledge they are acquiring, updating and transferring is. The scope of the application is carry out through a recent developed model, called Model of the Six Profitable Stages (M6PROK©) applied in twenty three companies of the service sector. Feasibi...
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For some time, knowledge management has become the basis of research carried out in centennial business models such as the automotive industry. Specifically, the research work undertaken in this paper is an example of the benefits of its applicability in a Just-in-Time (JIT) supplier logistics model that presently operates in Europe. The analysis o...
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The definition of a model should contain something more than purely conceptual development. Its discriminatory characteristics should harbour, in practice, the intention to uncover unknown opportunities in times of globalization. Quantification of the intangible value of the service sector must become another management strategy; thereby consolidat...
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Knowledge has become the most strategic resource in the new business environment. A case-based reasoning system, which incorporates a novel clustering and retrieval method, has been developed for identifying critical situations in business processes. The proposed method is based on a Cooperative Maximum Likelihood Hebbian Learning model, which can...
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In this paper, we use a recent artificial neural architecture called Cooperative Maximum Likelihood Hebbian Learning (CMLHL) in order to categorize the necessities for the Acquisition, Transfer and Updating of Knowledge of the different departments of a firm. We apply Maximum Likelihood Hebbian learning to an extension of a negative feedback networ...
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Knowledge has become the most strategic resource in the new business environment. A case-based reasoning system has been developed for identifying critical situations in business processes. The CBR system can be used to categorize the necessities for the Acquisition, Transfer and Updating of Knowledge of the different departments of a firm. This te...
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This paper describes ongoing multidisciplinary research which aims to analyse an to apply neural networks architectures to the emerging field of Knowledge Management. In this case, we illustrate the particular use of a novel connectionist architecture, characterised for its ability to capture some type of topological ordering. It has been used to b...
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Knowledge Management has become the most strategic resource in the new business environment. This research is based on the analysis of the strategic knowledge held within a multinational group; a leader in the design and production of a great variety of components for the automotive industry. It focuses on achieving feasibility and real application...

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