David Güemes-Castorena

David Güemes-Castorena
Tecnológico de Monterrey | ITESM · Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias - School of Engineering and Sciences

D.Sc. Engineering Management/Technology Management & Innovation
Working on innovative projects. How to select the best projects to innovate? How to be better at what we do?

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Introduction
David Güemes-Castorena is a Full Professor of technology and innovation management, at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, and was a visiting professor at Sloan School of Management at MIT in 2019. He received his D.Sc. from The George Washington University. His research interest involves technological strategy and applied technological foresight.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - July 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Position
  • Visiting Scholar
Description
  • Studying Innovation Ecosystems at the MIT Innovation Initiative.
January 2004 - present
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Position
  • Professor (Full)
January 1998 - December 2003
Academy for Educational Development
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Education
August 1997 - May 2001
George Washington University
Field of study
  • Engineering Management
January 1995 - May 1997
Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Field of study
  • Chemical Engineering

Publications

Publications (129)
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This study is a literature review with educational evaluation mediated by intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) as its central axis seeking to establish state of the art on implementations executed in the last 20 years and their impact on the evaluation process. The PRISMA methodology was applied for the literature review; the studies were included us...
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The public water system management in Mexico has recently been criticized due to severe problems with the availability of drinkable water. Significant differences exist between Mexican regions regarding the availability of renewable water and water system distribution. Moreover, water governance in the country is inefficient due to the lack of tran...
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Over the past forty years, leasing has gained ground as a competitive alternative to test and possibly absorb new technology, especially in light of the increasing costs of technology and capital. Additionally, leasing has allowed companies to mitigate financial risk associated with new equipment acquisition. Given these benefits of leasing, its po...
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Project Management (PM) provides a framework to employ, track, and control the organizational resources required to undertake a project and manage all its associated attributes like risks and costs. However, oftentimes, practitioners head into projects without a clear foresight into the cost overruns and schedule delays that are caused by the vario...
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The current study presents a brand-new methodology to diagnose the performance of regional innovation-driven entrepreneurship systems (RIDES), known as RIDES methodology. The RIDES methodology allows policy-makers to engage critical economic actors in a studied region to evaluate the performance of its innovation system and design more suitable str...
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Industry 4.0 is the next step in the evolution of the production of goods and provision of services. Despite the prevalence of and growth in the number of technologies that afford higher quality, capability, and productivity, there is a relative dearth of studies on the impact of the implementation of these technologies on the organization itself....
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Cities have high demand and limited availability of water and energy, so it is necessary to have adequate technologies to make efficient use of these resources and to be able to generate them. This research focuses on developing and executing a methodology for an urban living lab vocation identification for a new water and energy self-sufficient un...
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This research paper explores Critical Design's use to communicate cultural insights generated through a human-centred design (HCD) research process executed by Industrial Design students. The hypothesis behind this research is that Critical Design could bring an enhanced emphatic reflection on these insights. We deployed this approach to a collabor...
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Industry 4.0 is an emerging manufacturing paradigm that relies on high-speed connectivity and myriad sensors for real-time data collection, defect detection, and cycle time reduction among other things. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is one technology within this paradigm that has reliably and affordably enabled Industry 4.0 initiation and e...
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Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a methodology for evaluating efficiencies of decision-making units (DMUs) with each unit having its own set of inputs and outputs. However, there are situations where there can be an interdependence among the units. In a previous paper the authors examine efficiency measurement in a situation where university depa...
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The use of augmented reality and GPS-guided applications has proven successful for reviving cultural heritage. However, the impact of using these technologies on the learning process of cultural heritage has not been studied in depth. This article reports the findings of how using GPS and augmented reality with mobile apps impacted learning during...
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Augmented Reality (AR) has been used successfully in several industries; one of these is education. A systematic understanding of how AR contributes to education still lacks studies about the content type and its effects on learning outcomes. This article systematically analyzes the AR state-of-the-art in education, determines productivity and publ...
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This article is a bibliometric analysis and literature review, having a central axis the evaluation mediated by Intelligent Tutors Systems (ITS) in education, seeking to establish state of the art on the implementations executed in the last 42 years and their impact on the evaluation process. It was based on a bibliometric analysis of 1,890 abstrac...
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In recent years, the continuous development of every country's economic activities has generated undesirable impacts on the environment. Common problems are high water and energy consumption rates, jointly with harmful pollution levels. This situation has gained the research community's interest in exploring and analyzing the extent to which initia...
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Case overview Delee founders aimed to change the way cancer radically was detected, monitored, and treated. They created CytoCatch™, a highly sensitive automated benchtop device for the rapid isolation and analysis of circulating tumor cells from blood samples to make this possible. Strategic alliances with Stanford University, Tecnologico de Monte...
Technical Report
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The Stanford–USAID Mexico Clean Economy 2050 (MCE2050) Global Development Alliance identifies Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, as an emerging innovation hub that can support clean innovation ecosystems and the design, integration, and demonstration of zero-emission technology through local research-to-market projects. This potential capacity can facilitate t...
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The intense pressures in the industrial environment and the academic field to adopt technological tools and concepts like product lifecycle management, digital factories, automation, the internet of things, process innovation, and bridges between real and virtual worlds have resulted in necessary new process innovations. All these are encompassed i...
Technical Report
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En este informe se presentan los resultados de la encuesta aplicada, entre los meses de mayo y agosto de 2020, a empresas mexicanas de diversos tamaños y sectores, que utilizan la gestión de tecnología e innovación como una de sus prácticas más relevantes para ser competitivas, con el fin de conocer de primera mano cuáles son las acciones que están...
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As Industrial Design is a practice that uses prospective thinking, the quality of these ideas, translated into future scenarios, speculations, or futuristic design concepts, must be innovative enough to trigger discussion and provoke, but at the same time, believable and close to an area of what could happen. It might be difficult for industrial de...
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The conventional DEA methodology is generally designed to evaluate the relative efficiencies of a set of comparable decision-making units (DMUs). An appropriate setting is one where all DMUs use the same inputs, produce the same outputs, experience the same operating conditions, and generally operate in similar environments. In many applications, h...
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Some decades ago, the concept of "ambidexterity" was introduced in the theory and practice of organization management, but only recently applied to the management of the entire supply chain. Our goals in this article are to propose a definition for Ambidextrous supply chains in the field of apparel and to study the three leaders of the industry and...
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Regional Innovation Systems (RISs) literature usually focuses on the comparative performance of different regions and analyzes how each region is utilizing its own dedicated resources. The available resources can be shared by many firms which are grouped by industry, just as universities collaborate with many firms in many industries. This paper st...
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A universidade empreendedora consolida se como um instrumento que não só proporciona força de trabalho e valor agregado com a criação ou transformação do conhecimento, como também aprimora o indivíduo, criando valores e atitudes e estimulando, assim, a capacidade empreendedora. Diante disso, o objetivo desta investigação consiste em analisar a perc...
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For an economic system such as a nation, assessing the efforts of its constituent economic activities that is directed toward greater efficiency, which in aggregate determines the overall efficiency at the national level is important. Such an exercise provides information on which constituent economic activities are underperforming and require atte...
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The use of System Dynamics to model, understand, and predict the behavior of complex systems has grown steadily over the last two decades. One complex phenomenon that has received considerable attention of researchers in the System Dynamics discipline is the Economics of Quality, specifically the Cost of Quality, in manufacturing organizations. The...
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System Dynamics (SD)-based simulation is gaining ground as simulation itself becomes increasingly embedded in the decision-making process. Given the wide availability of simulation software like Vensim and Simulink, complex systems can now be constructed, deconstructed, and replicated with ease unlike in the past. The concomitant increase in the ne...
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Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a methodology for evaluating the relative efficiencies of a set of decision-making units (DMUs). It is commonly assumed that the DMUs are independent of one another, in that each has its own quantities of a set of inputs and outputs. In case this assumption of independence of DMUs holds, decreasing the inputs of o...
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Six Sigma (SS) is now a well-entrenched methodology for performance improvement and comprises highly sophisticated tools targeted at quality improvement or cost reduction initiatives. However, the application of such tools is often not predicated on a foreknowledge or an informed supposition of the potential effects but is instead autotelic. One ap...
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Over the past decade, leasing, as opposed to purchasing, has gained prominence regarding acquiring capital-intensive industrial robots. Investments in plant automation have seen significant growth over this time given the increasing need for higher productivity and quality. To offset the concomitant rise in automation equipment costs, organizations...
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Over time, all industries have adapted to the ever-increasing demand for higher product quality and throughput by embracing automation and industrial robots. The impact of the purchasing decision of automation equipment such as robots on an organization’s profitability needs to be better understood, given the paucity of published empirical data on...
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Industry 4.0 is a synonym for the confluence of technologies that allows the integration of information technology, data science, and automated equipment, to produce smart industrial systems. The process of inserting new technologies into current conventional environments involves a wide range of disciplines and approaches. This article presents th...
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Although there are many studies of the collaboration between academia and industry in developed countries explaining the phenomenon and prescribing best practices, the findings cannot be extrapolated to developing countries. This article fills the gap by studying these interactions for the case of Mexico. To study these interactions, we performed a...
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Despite R&D having long been identified by firms as a critical investment because of its relationship with innovation, there is still much to be learned about this activity and its effect. For instance, most firms report R&D expenditures as an aggregated value, as a percentage of either revenues or profit. However, the granular level allocation of...
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While the comprehension of an economic system has improved over the years, there is still much to be learned about hidden phenomena that shape a country's economic performance. A plethora of leading, lagging, and coincident type economic indexes are now available in the econometric toolbox that fulfill several traditional economic requirements like...
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Several studies have been performed to review the state the art in the cost of quality (COQ) literature. These studies have focused on different aspects such as models, adoption, limitations, etc. Few works have been found addressing the COQ simulation procedures. Simulation is a crucial tool to attain preliminary inexpensive results prior to poten...
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Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is a methodology for evaluating the relative efficiencies of a set of decision-making units (DMUs), based on their multiple inputs and outputs. The original model is based on the assumption that DMUs operate independently of one another. However, this assumption may not apply in some situations, as in the case we pre...
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The University that promotes entrepreneurship is a trend that has been consolidating since the end of the twentieth century; this trend impacts the way of teaching as well as future professional characteristics. In this article we study the case of Tecnologico de Monterrey, a university that evolved from teaching, to research and entrepreneurship....
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Decision Tree Analysis and Internal Rate of Return, do not properly consider uncertainty and flexibility, which are crucial for both valuating a project and the related decision-making process. Usually, uncertainty and managerial flexibility have been regarded as a factor that needs to be reduced; nevertheless, Real Option analysis recognizes that...
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The current work aims to shed light on the effect of technology to reduce defects in manufacturing, via a systematic literature review in industrial robots, six-sigma, radio-frequency identification, design for six-sigma, and advanced manufacturing technologies. The systematic literature review is a technique to gather and analyze information from...
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Innovation is a well-recognized key factor to increase country competitiveness. National innovation process has been described by the interaction among academy, industry and government in the triple helix model. In real world, it is difficult to implement the triple helix model in a region due to the existence of barriers that inhibit the linkage p...
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El proceso de vinculación entre la academia, la industria y el gobierno es la clave para aumentar el nivel de competitividad de un país o región. Identificar y definir los factores que influyen tanto positiva como negativamente entre los actores ayudan a fortalecer las actividades de investigación y desarrollo. El presente estudio realiza una matri...
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The main purpose of industrial policy is to align resources and efforts at the government level to favor strategic sectors that allow a country to increase its competitive advantage. The implementation of industrial policy is not an easy assignment, since it requires evaluation systems that measure the level of implementation and alignment of resou...
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The current work aims to shed light on the evolution of the economics of quality, also known as the cost of quality (COQ), via a historical analysis of the succession of different historical and scientific developments in the field. A timeline analysis makes visible the critical shifts in the development of the COQ theory and its implications to cu...
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Based on W. Edwards Deming's theory of profound knowledge to achieve economic development, the importance of a hypothetical relationship between a national entrepreneurship system and a national innovation system is presented in this article. In a sense, entrepreneurship is an activity that occurs in the space between technology push and market pul...
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Satisfying customer’s needs is the main goal in both quality and innovation management. However, the relationship between innovation management and quality management is not fully understood in the quality literature. One way to understand this complex relationship is via cost of quality (COQ) studies. COQ is the sum of conformance and nonconforman...
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Decision Tree Analysis and Internal Rate of Return, do not properly take into account uncertainty and flexibility, which are crucial for both valuating a project and the related decision-making process. Usually, uncertainty has been regarded as a factor that needs to be eliminated; nevertheless, Real Option Analysis (ROA) recognizes that it may gen...
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The fashion industry has been noted as one of the most global and fluctuating industries in the world and apparel supply chains (SC) play a strategic role in the growth of the industry and permanency of the brands through responsiveness with the end consumer. On the other hand, some decades ago, the concept of "ambidexterity" has been introduced in...
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Despite Joseph Juran's strong emphasis, the cost of quality (COQ) concept has not been adopted as a performance metric in many organizations with a quality management (QM) initiative in place. Several studies in the quality literature confirm that conclusion. There are some discussions in studies on the causes preventing the COQ construct to fully...
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This study presents a Technological Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing Technology – also known as 3D printing –, which has been elaborated by the combination of three methodologies: technological surveillance, technological road mapping, and structural analysis. The resulting methodology allowed to establish landmarks in the future evolution of the...
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Prajogo and Sohal (2001) aimed to find a relationship between total quality management (TQM) and innovation. Their extensive analysis of the state of the research led to the conclusion that the relationship between innovation and cost of quality (COQ) requires to be investigated since it was not considered in previous studies. COQ being an importan...
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This article examines the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and how their development is paving the way towards autonomous vehicles. In this context we analyze the patents in ADAS regarding pupil dilatation systems, heart rate systems, brainwaves measurement systems, and skin conductance systems. Based on this information we identify the t...
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This paper evaluates the relative efficiencies of a set of economic activities in Mexico through time, with the aim of setting targets for their future performance for the year 2018. These evaluations are based upon parameters obtained by the economic census recorded by the INEGI (‘Instituto Nacional de Estad�ıstica y Geograf�ıa INEGI’ for Mexico);...
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Introduction: Innovation is recognized as an essential activity for increasing competitive-ness in a country. Etzkowitz defines a triple helix model for innovation process that de-scribes the relationship between industry-academia-government interaction and innovation in an institution, region or country. In the last two decades Mexico has adopted...
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Introduction: Innovation is recognized as an essential activity for increasing competitiveness in a country. Etzkowitz defines a triple helix model for innovation process that describes the relationship between industry-academia-government interaction and innovation in an institution, region or country. In the last two decades Mexico has adopted gr...
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Some organizations have been able to accomplish innovation sporadically while others have a consistent pattern of success. In fact, innovation is widely recommended to be part of regular operations for most organizations. However, including the construct of innovation in quality applications has been elusive; this deficiency, when addressed, has be...
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The automation processes industry has become increasingly expensive, which is why some small and medium sized enterprises are incapable of buying machine tools with automatic systems. This means that their processes are manual in many cases, and as a result they often have to rework their developed products due to the lack of precision and efficien...
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The importance of linking efficiently the outputs of R&D processes with the business world has become evident. Researchers and practitioners have developed tools to help build business from a starting-point (business-idea) to the description of elements that make the business possible. The Business Model Canvas (BMC) identifies the essential parts...
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In today's increasingly global and knowledge-based economy, innovation is a key factor for organizations' competitiveness and growth. Even when different lines of action for innovation can be taken, firms have increasingly sought to create greater value through technological innovation. Central to the subject of technological innovation, is the def...
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Globalization has forced enterprises to adapt their products and services to remain competitive in the free market. Manufacture plays an important role in the competitive aspect; it is where an innovation in the production system could lead to business advantage. These innovations usually involve the key elements in manufacturing systems: machines,...
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One of the most critical decisions during the early stage of the technologies is how to select what project should receive further funds and resources for its development. Within this context, some challenging questions need to be solved: what are the variables or key determinants of the commercial success in the early stage of technology? What are...
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One of the most critical decisions during the early stage of the technologies is how to select what project should receive further funds and resources for its development. Within this context, some challenging questions need to be solved: what are the variables or key determinants of the commercial success in the early stage of technology? What are...
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The need for an integral theoretical framework that guides entrepreneurs in their new venture becomes clear in the current work. Similarly, a careful, deep and systematical literature review is performed. As a consequence a gap in literature is found: there is a lack of an integral theoretical structure to model new business start-ups. Therefore, t...
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En la prospectiva, como en otras áreas donde gran cantidad de información proviene de opiniones de los expertos y de los actores involucrados en la problemática, se tienen debilidades que son difícilmente resueltas, como la del consenso y las actitudes de los mismos actores en relación a un tema en particular. En la práctica, alcanzar un consenso e...
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Title – A Mexican edutainment business model: KidZania. Subject area – Management of technology, technological innovation, business innovation and new product development, innovation, design and strategy, entrepreneurship innovation and leadership strategic planning of technological innovation. Study level/applicability – MBA. Case overview – Ki...
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In this paper, we present a methodology for evaluating competing organizations in order to identify best practices among those organizations. We focus attention specifically on competitiveness in the context of a set of business schools for the purpose of identifying those that appear to be most efficient relative to their peers. One of the most wi...
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The aim of the Journal of CENTRUM Cathedra (JCC): The Business and Economics Research Journal is to become an evergreen, favorable journal through disseminating high quality scholarly research articles to the pool of knowledge seekers in the field of business and economics; as well as play a vital role as a medium of exchange for transmitting and s...
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El proceso de propiedad intelectual comienza con la identificación del conocimiento, de las invenciones, de las creaciones así como de las indicaciones comerciales que le agregan valor a la organización y que le dan una ventaja competitiva.
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El objetivo del estudio es: Evaluar el mercado actual para el uso de hule obtenido a partir de llantas de desecho o sus derivados en formas alternativas (polvo de llanta, micro‐pellets, tiras de llanta, etc.) en la región de los 4 estados del programa Frontera 2012, así como el mercado futuro identificando tecnologías y aplicaciones (comerciales, p...
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Purpose – The objective of this study is to provide a support tool for managers to identify future business opportunities. Design/methodology/approach – The proposed model consists of eight-steps. For the first step the authors propose two studies: trends analysis and change drivers’ identification; these help to identify the most relevant trends i...
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Este artículo describe un modelo de diagnóstico de las competencias en innovación de las empresas, para lo cual desarrollamos un perfil de competencias requeridas por el personal de dichas empresas en base al modelo de gestión de innovación. Se propone un kit de herramientas de diagnóstico para asesorar a las empresas en identificar las competencia...
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Una de las decisiones más críticas en la etapa temprana de los proyectos tecnológicos de investigación es la de seleccionar aquellos proyectos que deberían recibir fondos y recursos para su desarrollo. Bajo este contexto surgen las siguientes interrogantes; cuáles son las variables claves o los determinantes del éxito comercial en las etapas tempra...
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This study aims to synthesize a model, based on previously developed methods by using control systems logic and serving as reference for systematic planning and strategic foresight in identifying technology trends and business opportunities. This model serves as a decision support system within a changing environment, allowing early detection of im...
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Higher Education Institutes (HEI) develop technological projects as part of their on-going academic and research activities. Faculty activities are, among others, academic, research, patenting, and attending social and industrial needs, some of them resulting in intellectual capital. Therefore the opportunity exists for Early Stage Technologies (ES...