Javier Aguilera Caracuel

Javier Aguilera Caracuel
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Management

PhD

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March 2016 - present
University of Granada
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  • Professor (Associate)
January 2012 - February 2016
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
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  • Professor (Associate)
September 2011 - January 2012
University of Valencia
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (44)
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The relation between corporative social responsibility and the financial outcome of the organizations has been widely debated. The aim of this research is to analyze the relation between corporative social responsibilities initiatives and the financial outcome in the multinational enterprises context, as well as the dampening effect of internationa...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between green innovation (GI) and financial performance (FP) in emerging markets multinationals from Latin America (Multilatinas). Aligned with the natural resource‐based view and institutional theory, and using moderated and hierarchical linear regression analyses with panel data from 86 lis...
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This paper explores the relationships between proactive environmental strategy (PES) and internationalization in emerging markets multinationals from Latin America (Multilatinas). Drawing on the resource‐based view and institutional theory and using a sample of 86 listed firms during the period 2013–2017, we find that Multilatinas with higher tiers...
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This paper examines whether a firm’s financial performance (FP) is associated with superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores in emerging markets of multinationals in Latin America. The study addresses the current research gap on this issue; it develops hypotheses and tests them by applying linear regressions with a data panel drawn...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the influence of human resource management on reverse logistics (RL) in the context of high-tech firms. Using the resource-based view of the firm, we analyzedthe effect of employees’ technological skills on RL. The study also investigated whether top management support (TMS) for information technology (IT) an...
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Multinational enterprises (MNEs) can enhance their reputations through advanced social initiatives and management practices. These firms often locate facilities in developing countries to benefit from lax environmental and social regulations, and to reduce their operating costs. MNEs can, however, also contribute positively to the development of th...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to use stakeholder theory as the theoretical reference framework to study the influence of internationalization (geographic international diversification) and social performance on multinational companies’ (MNCs) reputation. Design/methodology/approach The authors confirm the research hypotheses using a sample...
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La relación entre responsabilidad social corporativa y el resultado financiero de las organizaciones ha sido ampliamente debatida. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la relación entre iniciativas de responsabilidad social corporativa y resultado financiero en el contexto de las empresas multinacionales, así como el efecto moderador de la diver...
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Multinational enterprises (MNEs) often locate facilities in developing countries to benefit from lax environmental and social regulations and to reduce their operating costs. MNEs can also contribute positively to those countries by improving their economic environment, facilitating relationships with governments and other social agents, and enhanc...
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Multinational enterprises face numerous challenges due to the difficulties of operating in various markets and the usual cultural differences between the countries. As opposed to local firms, multinational firms are usually exposed to global pressure groups both in home and host countries. In addition, in order to gain license to operate in foreign...
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Caracuel (2015) Does knowledge explain trust behaviors and outcomes? The different influences of initial knowledge and experiential knowledge on personal trust interactions, This paper examines the influences of initial knowledge and experiential knowledge on trust behaviors and trust outcomes, respectively, at an interpersonal level. We use an exp...
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Multinational enterprises (MNEs) often locate facilities in developing countries to benefit from lax environmental and social regulations and to reduce their operating costs. MNEs can also contribute positively to those countries by improving their economic environment, facilitating relationships with governments and other social agents, and enhanc...
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This research compares and contrasts the findings in Aguilera-Caracuel et al. (2013) with the outcomes of applying fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) — a methodological strategy that gathers quantitative and qualitative information to explain complexity at the case level and generality across cases. Using the same sample of 128 mult...
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A firm undergoes environmental divergence when the organization’s environmental innovations fall outside the regular domains of environmental innovations of the industry. The previous literature has mostly focused on the institutional, internal, and regulatory factors explaining convergence around certain environmental innovations in the industry,...
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This study aims to show that the effectiveness of corporate governance in improving firms’ environmental sustainability depends on the national institutional context. Using a sample of 210 firms from 14 countries in North America and Europe, our findings show that regulatory pressures discourage independent directors and separate board chairs to pr...
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Recently, previous literature has paid special attention to study the relationship between firm internationalization and corporate social responsibility. In this research we examine the impact of internationalization on corporate social performance. Using a sample of 102 U.S. firms from the chemical, energy and industrial machinery industries, our...
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Resumen La concienciación por minimizar el impacto al entorno natural de las empresas ha adquirido una notable importancia durante las últimas décadas por parte de los diferentes grupos de interés (gobier-nos, grupos ecologistas, sindicatos, consumidores, empresas y la sociedad en general). La literatura académica también ha prestado un creciente i...
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Green innovation incorporates technological improvements that save energy, prevent pollution, or enable waste recycling and can include green product design and corporate environmental management. This type of innovation also contributes to business sustainability because it potentially has a positive effect on a firm's financial, social, and envir...
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This research examines the influence of environmental institutional distance between home and host countries on the standardization of environmental performance among multinational enterprises using ordinary least-squares (OLS) regression techniques and a sample of 128 multinationals from high-polluting industries. The paper examines the environmen...
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Innovation is central to improving economic productivity, human well-being and environmental conservation. Firm-level green innovation includes technological improvements that save energy, prevent pollution, or make it possible to recycle waste. Such innovation also includes green product design and corporate environmental management. This type of...
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Early research on environmental strategy in international firms focused predominantly on direct investment as an expansion strategy for multinationals. However, we know relatively little from a strategic management perspective about exporting, which is the most prevalent form of international expansion. For this reason, we examine whether the knowl...
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Environmental impact, a consequence of ever-increasing industrial activities around the globe, is a growing problem in the world. Firms actively engaging in green innovation can not only minimize production waste but also increase their corporate reputation and legitimacy while satisfying stakeholders' demands. In this chapter, we provide a theoret...
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This article combines institutional and resources’ arguments to show that the institutional distance between the home and the host country, and the headquarters’ financial performance have a relevant impact on the environmental standardization decision in multinational companies. Using a sample of 135 multinational companies in three different indu...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explain the different international environmental strategies that multinational enterprises (MNEs) can adopt. Design/methodology/approach – This study updates the traditional country-specific advantages/firm-specific advantages (FSA/CSA) framework. In order to do so, the concepts of environmental institutio...
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Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la influencia que la internacionalización puede tener sobre la adopción de una estrategia medioambiental más proactiva por parte de las empresas. ara conseguir este objetivo realizamos 103 entrevistas personales a los directores generales de empresas exportadoras españolas pertenecientes al sector de la ali...
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Environmental regulatory uncertainty has attracted extraordinary attention among scholars, managers, policy-makers and other members of society. Despite this increasing attention, the impact of environmental regulatory uncertainty on the environmental approaches of firms is difficult to estimate in the business context. Considering that environment...
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To date, technological innovations in some industries have resulted in significantly reduced emissions and increased shares of nonfossil fuels in energy production (Kivimaa, 2008). Nevertheless, several environmental challenges persist related to climate change, biodiversity, and chemicals dispersed through consumer products. Green innovation can b...
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Purpose – We analyze the influence of the internationalization process of small and medium-sized enterprises on the adoption of a proactive environmental strategy. Design/methodology – Using direct interviews with the CEOs of 106 Spanish export firms from the food industry, we tested our research question through ordinary least squares regression a...
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In this paper we analyze the influence that the environmental institutional distance between countries has on the degree of environmental performance's similarity within the multinational enterprise (MNE). We break down the institutional distance between the host and the home country into distances in relation to the regulatory, cognitive, and norm...
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Este trabajo analiza la influencia que ejerce la distancia institucional entre el país de la matriz y el de la subsidiaria sobre la estandarización en el desempeño medioambiental en la empresa multinacional. La distancia institucional es analizada considerando tres dimensiones ampliamente aceptadas en el marco de la teoría institucional: regulatori...
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The article analyzes whether international activity and a firm's capability of organizational learning have an impact on the development of an advanced environmental approach in corporate internationalization. The generation of valuable and innovative environmental managerial practices is described as one capability that can be generated through th...
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Abstract. While the importance of users’ satisfaction with innovations has been recognized, the differences of user’s satisfaction with and frequency of using an innovation have been partially analyzed. Previous litera-ture has analyzed different factors highlighting users’ experience to understand users’ adoption of innovation, but the role of ext...
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Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar la influencia que la internacionalización puede tener sobre la adopción de una estrategia medioambiental más proactiva por parte de las empresas. ara conseguir este objetivo realizamos 103 entrevistas personales a los directores generales de empresas exportadoras españolas pertenecientes al sector de la ali...
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Recently, some works have started to state whether internationalization has a positive influence on the internal capabilities of firms. In this study we analyze how the internationalization of firms enables them to develop innovation capability. To achieve this objective we use a sample of 155 Spanish firms from the food industry. The results of th...
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The increasing importance of the teams inside the organizations has led to the emergence of many works trying to analyze the effect of the heterogeneity on the team performance. However, so far, all these works have not been able to show definitive conclusion, with mix and opposed results. The fact that the heterogeneity has showed both positive an...
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Tesis Univ. Granada. Departamento de Organización de Empresas. Leída el 28 de octubre de 2010

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN EMERGING MARKETS MULTINATIONALS