Antoni Meseguer-Artola

Antoni Meseguer-Artola
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC · Department of Economics and Business Science

PhD in Economics and Business Sc.

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Additional affiliations
February 2010 - September 2020
University of Barcelona
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2000 - December 2015
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Position
  • Researcher
January 1998 - present
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
July 1994 - December 1997
September 1992 - July 1994
September 1992 - July 1997

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Publications (98)
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The successful move to a new generation of technologies that provide students with personalised e-learning environments is connected to their ability to facilitate flow experiences – through which e-learners feel fully engaged in the educational activities at hand. However, little is known about the heterogeneous influence of subjective and educati...
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In electronic commerce research, questionnaire surveys are widely used to gather information. But these questionnaires usually include scales to measure both the predictor constructs and the criterion constructs, and the data is often collected from the same respondents at the same time: this can introduce the challenging issue of common method var...
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Wikipedia is an open educational resource whose frequency of use and importance in higher education are growing. However, empirical evidence about Wikipedia’s contribution to students’ academic performance is scant and many higher education actors express concern regarding its value. By applying a combined theoretical and empirical approach, we exa...
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Peer-to-peer, two-sided digital marketplaces are reshaping the way in which consumers exchange products and interact with brand value propositions, particularly in the travel and tourism industry. Within the dynamics of these marketplaces, pricing approaches are of the utmost importance; yet, in contrast to conventional digital marketplaces, prices...
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Despite engagement being a criterion for the success of initiatives on Facebook, there is a lack of conclusive evidence about its connections with the psychological and motivational orientations that lead one to use Facebook. Built upon the uses and gratifications theory, we develop an integrative and context-specific model that links engagement wi...
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Tras el incremento del teletrabajo por la pandemia por COVID-19, muchas organizaciones han visto las potencialidades de esta forma de trabajar y desean iniciar o avanzar su implementación de un modo planificado. Para este fin, puede serles útil desarrollar la capacidad de sus mandos o profesionales para ser agentes de smart working que promuevan la...
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During the COVID-19 emergency, people must face the invisible threat of uncertain death and comply with social distancing and other related protective measures. But social networking sites (SNSs) like WeChat have emerged as alternative contexts where people can maintain self and obtain gratification, despite the disclosure of self to others often b...
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In the last decade, global urban destinations have witnessed an unprecedented wave of tourism growth based on the development of short-term rental platforms (STAP) and of a particular platform, Airbnb. Literature has demonstrated this growth’s influence in different contexts, highlighting its impact on housing markets, mostly at the city level and...
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This paper investigates learners’ experiences in virtual education environments and the impact on their continued intention to e-learn. We study how presence and flow affect behavioral intention to continue e-learning, and analyze the role of TAM perceptions on core components of the virtual education environment. We develop an integrated conceptua...
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La cadena global de valor de la industria electrónica es una de las más complejas de la economía internacional. Utilizando las tablas input‐output internacionales de 2000‐2014, se infieren las contribuciones individuales a dicha cadena para observar cómo la crisis de 2007–2008 afectó a su evolución y cartografiar las interacciones internacionales....
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Résumé Le secteur de l’électronique repose sur une chaîne de production mondiale particulièrement complexe. Les auteurs s'appuient sur des données de la base WIOD pour la période 2000–2014 afin d'apprécier la contribution des pays à cette chaîne de valeur. Ils examinent notamment l'incidence de la crise financière mondiale de 2007–2008 sur son évol...
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RESUMEN Las plataformas digitales que facilitan el contacto directo entre proveedores y con-sumidores de servicios de alojamiento han transformado profundamente el mercado turístico. En estos mercados bilaterales, las estrategias de fijación de precios resultan cruciales para la crea-ción de valor a pesar de que, a diferencia de los mercados digita...
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Les plataformes digitals que faciliten el contacte directe entre proveïdors i consumidors de serveis d’allotjament han transformat profundament el mercat turístic. En aquests mercats bilaterals, les estratègies de fixació de preus esdevenen crucials per a la creació de valor malgrat que, a diferència dels mercats digitals convencionals, els preus e...
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The electronics industry has one of the most complex global production chains in the international economy. Using the information included in the World Input Output Database for the period 2000–2014, this article traces individual contributions to the value chain to observe how the financial turmoil affected its evolution over time. A networked map...
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Digital marketplaces are rapidly flourishing, especially in travel and tourism services. Airbnb is providing one of the most evident examples of this successful evolution. Prices are a crucial factor to understand the business model and the economic performance in hospitality businesses. This chapter studies how prices are formed in Airbnb, focusin...
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The emergence of Airbnb in many of the most populated destinations for tourism and leisure has disrupted the market for rental accommodation. Despite pricing is one of the most critical factors in the evolution and success of the accommodation industry, only a few researchers have focused on the main factors determining prices in these digital plat...
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Despite some quality concerns, the success of Wikipedia as a resource of information is influencing education. New technology-enhanced learning strategies are recently developed to include this open educational resource in courses’ design. Although research about the use of Wikipedia in higher education and its quality perception is scarce, there a...
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The rise of Facebook creates opportunities for consumers to entertain, present themselves and interact socially as well as for organizations and brands, who can utilize this social networking site (SNS) as a strategic tool in their integrated marketing communication. Despite engagement being considered a key success factor for content and services...
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Purpose Mobile Facebook (m-Facebook) creates many business opportunities for brands and firms while increasingly drawing interest in scientific literature. However, research is scarce on the immersive experiences prompted by m-Facebook, and how these experiences facilitate users’ engagement, their positive attitude towards Facebook and their conti...
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La fragmentación internacional de la producción es un elemento caracte-rístico de la profunda transformación experimentada por la economía mundial en las décadas recientes. Este proceso de creciente desintegración productiva está estrechamente relacionado con un cambio tecnológico digital que abre una nueva etapa de globalización económica. En este...
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Recent research on immersive experiences in online environments for higher education has attributed a fundamental role to two distinct yet connected psychological phenomena: the feelings of being virtually present in the education environment, often simply called presence, and peak episodes of flow. We conceptually delimitate these two psychologica...
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La irrupció de les plataformes digitals, en el marc de l'anomenada economia col·laborativa, ha generat beneficis econòmics evidents relacionats amb la reducció dels costos de transacció, la mobilització de recursos ociosos o l'accés a productes o serveis per part de col·lectius exclosos. Han ajudat a esmenar, doncs, situacions que els mercats conve...
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La metodología basada en modelos de ecuaciones estructurales, puede resultar de gran ayuda en las investigaciones. Como contrapartida, su aplicación conlleva un minucioso proceso que debe ser seguido rigurosamente, para poder validar la fiabilidad de las conclusiones arrojadas por los estudios. El presente artículo tiene como objetivo describir est...
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We develop and test a psychological model of Facebookers’ playfulness experiences. This model considers control, attention, mental imagery, transportation, and arousal, as well as the moderating effects of gender. Mental imagery refers to both imagery elaboration and imagery representations in people’s minds. We find that, in the context of Faceboo...
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Despite perceived playfulness being at the core of Facebookers’ experiences, research has yet to address this psychological phenomenon and its underlying drivers. Drawing theoretical insights from transportation theory, imagery literature, the arousal-as-information approach, and accounts of information processing and gender, this paper aims to fil...
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p> RESUMEN Las cadenas globales de valor son uno de los elementos más paradigmáticos de la transformación del comercio y la inversión internacional. La industria electrónica es un caso representativo de una actividad integrada globalmente que ha configurado un ecosistema de complejidad creciente. Utilizando una aproximación basada en el uso de la...
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This study concerned the active use of Wikipedia as a teaching tool in the classroom in higher education, trying to identify different usage profiles and their characterization. A questionnaire survey was administrated to all full-time and part-time teachers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, both in Barcelona,...
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The methodology based on models of structural equations can be of great help in investigations. In return, its application involves a thorough process that must be rigorously followed, in order to validate the reliability of the conclusions drawn by the studies. The objective of this article is to describe this process applied in a case related to...
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Despite the huge amount of scientific and technological content available on the World Wide Web, most of it is closed behind paywalls, as with academic journals, or almost invisible, as with institutional repositories. Wikipedia can act as a chain-transfer agent, providing people with an accessible, organized structure containing both understandabl...
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Purpose The aim of this study is to explore which personal and contextual factors affect the use of Wikipedia as a teaching resource in Higher Education institutions. Design/methodology/approach This research question is approached by investigating faculty perceptions and attitudes in two large Spanish universities. For this purpose, a comprehen...
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This paper seeks to explain why some individuals sink further into states of flow than others, and what effects flow has in the context of a virtual education environment. Our findings—gathered from both questionnaire and behavioural data—reveal that flow states are elicited by the e-learners’ senses of controlling the virtual education environment...
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Digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities to develop flexible and personalised e-learning environments which are capable of delivering high-quality services. The success of these e-learning environments is linked to their ability to elicit subjective experiences of presence, through which e-learners feel individually ‘placed’ within a tru...
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User retention is a major goal for higher education institutions running their teaching and learning programmes online. This is the first investigation into how the senses of presence and flow, together with perceptions about two central elements of the virtual education environment (didactic resource quality and instructor attitude), facilitate th...
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Virtual presence and flow are usually presented as two core facets of the individual’s immersion in online education settings, yet their delimitation is still unclear. We seek to address this issue by theoretically explaining, and empirically showing, their different extents. From a sample of students of engineering and ICT programmes in a pure-onl...
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This paper empirically examines the impact of the interactivity elicited by e-learning environments for higher education. By considering the underlying processes of imagery, spatial presence, copresence and flow, we analyse how interactivity affects users’ responses towards the learning environment, including their actual continuance behaviour. We...
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A key impact the Internet is having on university teaching involves the new choices being provided because of open educational content. Wikipedia is a clear example of these new options. It is a gigantic open repository of knowledge, and it can also be considered a platform that facilitates collaboration in knowledge creation and dissemination. Our...
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Wikipedia is core to the Open Educational Resources (OER) movement and is considered as the biggest OER in the world (Caswell et al., 2008). Wikipedia provides learning and research resources through a public online platform, and it is widely used to find information and to collaborate in knowledge creation. Although Wikipedia is frequently used b...
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For hybrid merchants, who sell goods simultaneously through digital media and conventional channels, creating a price proposition is a major and controversial decision. We model the interaction between hybrid merchants and their customers within the context of an experience goods market; and we study how merchants and customers both learn from this...
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The perceived quality of online didactic resources and the instructor’s attitude are conceived as pillars of e-learning environments (Edwards et al. 2011; Udo et al. 2011). However, research has not delivered evidence about the connections of these two important elements with the e-learners’ post-adoption decision, throughout which they reconsider...
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Aunque Wikipedia es una fuente inicial de información ampliamente utilizada por estudiantes de cualquier nivel académico, es difícil encontrar cursos de educación superior en los que Wikipedia tenga un papel activo en el proceso de aprendizaje. A partir de los principales resultados del proyecto Wiki4HE, en este artículo se hace una breve descripci...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate university faculty perceptions and practices of using Wikipedia as a teaching resource. Design/methodology/approach – This study is based on a large survey to all faculty members in two large public universities. A total of 913 valid responses were collected through an online questionnaire with...
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The main purpose of this research work is to describe and evaluate a learning technique that actively uses Wikipedia in an online master’s degree course in Statistics. It is based on the comparison between Wikipedia content and standard academic learning materials. We define this technique as ‘learning by comparing’. In order to evaluate the perfor...
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There is a lack of specific research with a clear consumer orientation regarding the flow state in an online learning environment. Despite the efforts made in recent years to analyze these experiences according to various aspects of a student’s conduct in a virtual learning environment (e.g. Shernoff et al. 2003; Pearce 2005; Choi et al. 2007; Shin...
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This paper aims to clarify and characterize the role of flow in student's behavioural processes in virtual learning environments. To this end, an integral model of flow in e-learning environments is proposed and tested. The empirical part of the research was based on both qualitative and quantitative techniques. The former consisted of seven in-dep...
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Some faculty members from different universities around the world have begun to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool in recent years. These experiences show, in most cases, very satisfactory results and a substantial improvement in various basic skills, as well as a positive influence on the students' motivation. Nevertheless and despite the growing i...
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This paper investigates users’ experiences in virtual education environments and the impact on their continued intention to e-learn. We study how presence and flow affect behavioral intention to continue e-learning, and analyze the role of users’ perceptions on core elements of the e-learning environment. Drawing from presence research, Flow Theory...
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Despite the initial sceptical attitude of university faculty towards Wikipedia as a source of reliable information – mainly because of its unclear authorship – an increasing number of teaching experiences using Wikipedia have begun to appear at different universities around the world. These experiences show, in most cases, very satisfactory results...
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Price level decisions are critical for experience products retailers seeking to maximize the results of their operations online. We explore optimum price levels for those retailers who make use of both physical and virtual channels to market experience products. By means of a game theory model we capture successive purchase processes by consumers,...
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In an attempt to clarify the intriguing issue of optimum price levels for the e-commerce of experience products, we have undertaken a game-theory analysis. We modeled a multistage game. Within it, we reflected the interaction between online-enabled household-name retailers and their customers; and then we solved it by backward induction. The result...
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En este documento de trabajo se estudia la interacción con los consumidores por parte de los detallistas consolidados en los entornos convencionales, en el contexto de la comercialización electrónica de productos de experiencia. Los resultados obtenidos a través del desarrollo de un modelo dinámico de Teoría de Juegos permiten señalar que la mejor...
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The main goal is to illustrate that the so-called indirect function of a cooperative game in characteristic function form is applicable to determine the nucleolus for a subclass of coali-tional games called compromise stable TU games. In accordance with the Fenchel-Moreau theory on conjugate functions, the indirect function is known as the dual rep...
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Despite the important benefits for firms of commercial initiatives on the Internet, e-commerce is still an emerging distribution channel, even in developed countries. Thus, more needs to be known about the mechanisms affecting its development. A large number of works have studied firms' e-commerce adoption from technological, intraorganizational, i...
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Diversos estudios sobre comercio electrónico llevados a cabo en economías desarrolladas han destacado la influencia de impedimentos o barreras del entorno, relativos a aspectos tecnológicos, legales o económicos del mismo, como determinantes de la difusión del comercio electrónico. Pero mientras que con el tiempo algunas empresas que actúan bajo su...
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This paper tries to explain the temporal evolution of electronic commerce in a developed country. For this purpose, we evalúate the contribution of the size of the potential market represented by the community of Internet users to the development of electronic commerce, as well as of other determinant factors. The validation carried out, for the wh...
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Do consumers have more power when they make their purchases using the Internet? Are the electronic markets more price efficient? No definitive answers have yet been found to these questions. The current work analyses the power game between consumers and companies online. It considers the sources of consumer empowerment on the Internet and the marke...
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In this paper we study network structures in which the possibilities for cooperation are restricted and the benefits of a group of players depend on how these players are internally connected. One way to represent this type of situations is the so-called reward function, which represents the profits obtainable by the total coalition if links can be...
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Do consumers have more power when they make their purchases using the Internet? Are the electronic markets more price efficient? No definitive answers have yet been found to these questions. The current work analyses the power game between consumers and companies online. It considers the sources of consumer empowerment on the Internet and the marke...
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This work aims to explain firms’ decisions to adopt Internet-based e-commerce, and the extent to which the adopters subsequently implement e-commerce to commercialize their products and services. We examine various types of factors previously considered by the literature (competitive environment, organizational characteristics, strategic orientatio...
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This work contributes to a general vision on the process of development of online sale of small business, such as final consumers oriented as well as to other organizations. The data presented were obtained through a survey with owners and top executives of 803 companies with less than 100 workers who carry out commercial distribution activities in...
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This work contributes to a general vision on the process of development of online sale of small business, such as final consumers oriented as well as to other organizations. The data presented were obtained through a survey with owners and top executives of 803 companies with less than 100 workers who carry out commercial distribution activities in...
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This project tries to show that the consolidation of a new strategic, organisational and business activity model, linked to investment and the use of ICT (ie, the network company), significantly alters performance patterns where business results are concerned, particularly productivity, competitiveness, workers' wages and profit. We have empiricall...
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El projecte de recerca L'empresa xarxa a Catalunya. TIC, productivitat, competitivitat, salaris i beneficis a l'empresa catalana té com a objectiu principal constatar que la consolidació d'un nou model estratègic, organitzatiu i d'activitat empresarial, vinculat amb la inversió i l'ús de les TIC (o empresa xarxa), modifica substancialment els patro...
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Entre las nuevas necesidades de formación y de aprendizaje surgidas de la definición de un Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior (EEES) común, destaca la necesidad de profundizar en una mejor enseñanza científica y técnica, así como en el desarrollo de competencias genéricas y transversales de cara a un aprendizaje permanente a lo largo de la vida....
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Entre las nuevas necesidades de formación y de aprendizaje surgidas de la definición de un Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior (EEES) común, destaca la necesidad de profundizar en una mejor enseñanza científica y técnica, así como en el desarrollo de competencias genéricas y transversales de cara a un aprendizaje permanente a lo largo de la vida....
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The research project Information and communication technologies and transformations in Catalan companies has the primary objective of analysing the transformations of the strate- gy and the organisation of the companies linked to the use of information and communica- tion technologies (ICT). The principal hypothesis to be proved is the following: k...