João Carlos Correia Leitão

João Carlos Correia Leitão
Universidade da Beira Interior | UBI · Department of Management and Economics

PhD MA BA (Eco, Eco, Man)
Associate Professor with Habilitation

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Introduction
Associate Professor with Habilitation, UBI. PhD in Economics, UBI, Habilitation in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Director of the UBIExecutive. Researcher at the NECE, Research Center in Business Sciences, UBI. Editor of the Springer Series: Studies in Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics. Associate Editor @ Discover Sustainability, Springer Nature & International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, Inderscience.
Additional affiliations
January 2021 - September 2021
Universidade da Beira Interior
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • PhD in Economics, UBI; Habilitation in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship, IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Associate Professor with Habilitation, UBI. Director of the UBIExecutive, Business School. Research fellow at the NECE, Research Center in Business Sciences, UBI. Associate researcher at the CEG-IST - Centre for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico & the ICS - Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon.
April 2019 - June 2020
University of Bergamo
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Teaching activities on: Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation.
February 2019 - present
University of Lisbon
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Research activities.
Education
November 2017 - November 2017
University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Technological Change and Entrepreneurship
July 2001 - November 2004
University of Beira Interior
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (213)
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To investigate whether there is a similar relationship between R&D intensity and growth in high-tech and non-high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), we examine two samples of SMEs in manufacturing industries, applying the two-step estimation method. Our findings are that R&D intensity restricts the growth of high-tech SMEs at lower lev...
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Generating innovation with environmental impact is crucial for firms to achieve sustainable eco-innovative performance. In the reference literature on open innovation, gaps still persist at the level of scarce and limited knowledge on the use of knowledge sources and flows, for the purpose of strengthening the eco-innovative performance of the bioe...
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This study assesses the non-linear effects of green bonds, conventional bonds and energy commodities on the behaviour of the cap-and-trade European Union carbon market (EUETS). By estimating four models, using Markov-Switching (MS) econometric methodology, non-linearities are confirmed in dynamic behaviours, observing in the global calculation a po...
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Overall, the literature strongly validates the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis and the decoupling of the economy regarding energy intensity and raw materials. However, there is no assessment of whether such evidence derives from the non-linearities of macroeconomic fundamentals from considering a simultaneous supply-demand market perspective...
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A Economia da Empresa é uma disciplina necessária para a tomada de decisão estratégica, com fundamentos teóricos e analíticos, assim como para o reforço das competências empreendedoras e inovadoras de economistas, gestores, marketeers, engenheiros e outros profissionais envolvidos em processos complexos de organização, gestão, inovação e aprendizag...
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Purpose This study aims to analyse the efficiency of public higher education institutions (HEIs) through teaching and learning (T&L), research and technology (R&T) and social responsibility (SR) activities. It also aims to assess the external factors influencing the efficiency of T&L, R&T and SR, and influence of this efficiency on sustainable regi...
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Context plays an important role in entrepreneurship and this is increasingly being acknowledged both in research, practice, and policy considerations. Where, why, and how entrepreneurship occurs can be considered when studying the effects of context. This book focuses on the role of context in entrepreneurship by analyzing different factors, includ...
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This study analyses whether founders’ human capital and social capital affect the sustainable growth and exporting performance of new companies. This is achieved through a sample of Portuguese data gathered from the Staff Register database and a set of data on international commerce, covering 26,990 companies created in 2002, which were followed un...
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Latin American and Iberian entrepreneurship represents a special kind of innovation, risk-taking, and futuristic business activity based on a common cultural heritage. There has been an increased interest in entrepreneurship related to specific cultural groups, and this edited book will be among the first to provide a Latin American and Iberian per...
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This study assesses whether the association of place-branded foods and the adoption of responsible and sustainable management practices (e.g., quality management, environmental management, and corporate social responsibility) influence the financial performance of regional restaurants linked to the land of origin. The data collected from 265 region...
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https://link.springer.com/book/9783031093913 About this book Brazil is a large country in terms of geographic land mass and population size. It’s position in Latin America means that it contributes to much of the economic development within this area. Despite the importance of Brazil in the global economy, not much research has been highlighted a...
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O mercado de trabalho, além de complexo e multidimensional, sofre a influência de diferentes políticas públicas e é permanentemente confrontado com enormes desafios e transformações de matriz social, económica e tecnológica. A presente obra tem dois intuitos fundamentais: em primeiro lugar, proceder a uma caraterização abrangente e detalhada das ev...
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Entrepreneurship happens in a variety of contexts but is closely linked to the culture, cultural heritage, and history of a region. The aim of this chapter is to examine the role of entrepreneurship in Latin America and Iberia, thereby highlighting the unique way specific social and political conditions have affected entrepreneurial rates and procl...
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Los productos agroalimentarios regionales, al margen de su vital función alimentaria, siempre tuvieron un papel preponderante sobre la forma y el modo en que las personas se relacionan en, y entre, los diferentes territorios. En este artículo se presentan los resultados de una investigación, de tipo exploratorio y descriptivo, llevada a cabo sobre...
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Los productores agrícolas y agroindustriales ibéricos, por cuenta de la creciente globalización de los mercados, luchan por evidenciar sus productos en entornos cada vez más competitivos a la vez que, en muchos casos, son también el principal elemento diferenciador de sus territorios de origen y motor de su sostenibilidad. En este artículo, se proc...
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This study measures the output (start-ups) of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and estimates the moderating effect of institutional transparency on the relationship between entrepreneurial ecosystem and start-ups, applied to the context of Portuguese municipalities. Using factor analysis, a composite index of the entrepreneurial ecosystem is constructe...
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This review aims to identify the typologies of business incubators (BI) and business accelerators (BA) and to define a taxonomy integrating both the BI's and BA's characteristics and services portfolio, facilitating the adoption of open innovation practices. A systematic literature review (SLR) was carried out encompassing the research topic concer...
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Local agri-food products are one of the most important differentiating assets of the rural territories of Portugal and Spain. They are often considered part of the representative cultural capital of their home territories, country, society, and history. They are also a tourist resource, with the potential to promote creative tourism activities that...
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Organizational contexts demand superhuman productivity, and work-related illnesses are becoming increasingly common. While there is no change in companies” strategies from savage capitalism to a humanized management, alternatives are required for employees” well-being. Spirituality and mindful tourism can be one of the options for fostering it, sim...
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This study explores the contributions of different dimensions of the intellectual capital of higher education institutions (ICHEIs) to their performance, incorporating the previously unexplored dimension of quality of life (QoL) as a performance measure, and correspondingly taking into account the connection between the Theory of Stakeholders and t...
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This contributed volume introduces the innovative landscapes and business models used in tourism entrepreneurship initiatives of Portugal and Spain. It provides benchmarks for entrepreneurial initiatives covering tourism services, place-branded tourism, social networks, spiritual tourism, cross-border tourism initiatives, and tourism in low-density...
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Purpose: Considering the current importance of leadership, digital transformation and performance in the changes state higher education institutions have been subject to, this study aims to present an analysis of how these three concepts have been related in the literature. Design/methodology/approach: This study proposes to study the state-of-t...
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Innovation should by design have a strategic purpose in order to make a difference to society. The strategic purpose can have an associated positive or negative connotation depending on its impact and usefulness. The aim of this chapter is to understand how strategic innovation can be utilised for entrepreneurial purposes thereby adding to the exis...
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Mindful Travel trends have been increasing in the last years. This kind of spiritual tourism has been addressed as a source of well-being. We are in a context of people sickening from work-related pathologies, so the search for well-being urging. Moreover, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, tourist demand was reoriented to the safest destinations and ex...
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This chapter highlights the importance of tourism for the sustainable development and economic growth of the Iberian Peninsula, both as a destination market and as a destination for investment and technological innovation, particularly through the accelerated digitalization of business models. The importance of fostering opportunity entrepreneurshi...
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The tourism industry is crucial to the competitiveness of the Spanish and Portuguese economy. This chapter focuses on how tourism is becoming increasingly innovative in order to derive better performance outcomes. The need for a better contextual understanding of tourism based on country contexts will be discussed. This will enable the emergence of...
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Purpose This paper aims to propose an explorative metamodel of the key organizational competences management and presents a Web-based tool (Co.S.M.O. © Competences Software Management for Organizations) for all-around assessment of the identified competences. Design/methodology/approach Building on the Great Eight Competencies Model- GEC, the Euro...
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Tourism is one of the sectors that have undergone substantial change for several decades and in particular due to the restrictions and change in national and international policies since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This book focuses on how tourism has been innovative, especially in light of these changes, by providing new and novel ways...
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This article studies how in mining multinationals the shareholders' perspective of the creation of economic value combines with social and environmental values in the perspective of the local community, following a glocal corporate social responsibility founded on a simultaneous exercise of shared values co-creation. To do so, a case study is prese...
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Although Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) develop and announce actions related to sustainable development (SD), these actions and the results achieved are often not perceived by their stakeholders. This article aims to analyse how the SD of HEIs can contribute to better development and regional transformation, through the promotion of sustainab...
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This edited book focuses on strategic aspects of innovation in the context of resilience during and after a crisis. It investigates the strategies that firms utilize in order to cope with change especially in the competitive global marketplace. The book contends that, by design, entrepreneurship is strategic and innovative in every decision and act...
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The protection of geographical indications and respective use of PDO, PGI or TSG quality labels for quality regional agri-food products is a factor that induce development in the European regions that strengthen the endogenous potential of their territories. As such, the present work tries to understand the existing relationship between these produ...
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This empirical study analyses the effects of institutional, economic, and socio-economic determinants on total entrepreneurial activity in the contexts of developed and developing countries. It fills a gap in the literature, regarding the lack of empirical studies about the relationships among entrepreneurial activity, corruption, commercial freedo...
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This study is focused on assessing the effects of burnout as a moderator of the relationship between employees’ quality of work life (QWL) and their perceptions of their contribution to the organization’s productivity by integrating the QWL factors into the trichotomy of (de)motivators of productivity in the workplace. The empirical findings result...
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Values guide actions and judgements, form the basis of attitudinal and behavioral processes, and have an impact on leaders’ decision-making, contributing to more sustainable performance. Through a bibliometric study and content analysis, 2038 articles were selected from Scopus, from the period 1994–2021, presenting global research tendencies on the...
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This study analyzes the relationships and dynamics between material production, foreign direct investment (FDI), economic activity, carbon productivity, the stock market, and green tech, both in a global and European context, using panel vector autoregressive methodology (PVAR). The empirical evidence obtained for the Global Group reveals four sign...
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The recent economic crisis that lasted between 2007 and 2009 was predetermined not only by the presence of “bubbles” in the financial sector, but also by the allometric character of the sectorial development. This structural imbalance, which accumulated over the years, was the result of a lack of conjugation between the new technological platform,...
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Well-being is increasingly positioned as the completion of a physical and mental condition related to the social environment in which a person lives and works. Work-related well-being is a component of subjective well-being. This component of well-being is influenced by physiological and psychosomatic components of work and the workplace, still une...
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This study assesses the efficiency of higher education institutions (HEIs), considering the social, environmental and cultural factors (pro-sustainability), and at the same time examines how this efficiency can influence regional quality of life (QoL). The study adopts a two-step methodology. In the first step, the standard Data Envelopment Analysi...
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This book takes an in-depth look at the economics of digital transformation. Presenting a variety of perspectives from experts, it deals with the socioeconomic changes associated with the digital transformation of production systems. The chapters also address the impacts of digital transformation on the sustainable functioning of socioeconomic and...
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The article analyzes the development of the labor market with the active integration of artificial intelligence methods in various areas of human activity: from light industry to the public sector. A hierarchical structure of artificial intelligence methods is proposed, in which emphasis is placed on machine learning and the introduction of robots...
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Recent oil price developments contribute to renewed interest in the subject of oil shocks regarding international stock market performance. In this connection, this study uses a structural VAR (SVAR) model to evaluate the impact of BRENT and WTI crude oil price effects on the Dow Jones, DAX, CAC, ATHENS Composite, and PSI20 performance. The dynamic...
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This study analyzes the productive structure of Portugal in the period 2013-2017, using indicators of localization and specialization applied to 308 Portuguese local authorities. From an empirical approach using a threshold model, the following indicators are used: (i) localization quotient; (ii) specialization coefficient; (iii) Theil entropy inde...
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Corporate governance (CG), initially associated with private organizations, has been adopted by higher education institutions (HEIs). These are being managed more as firms in this post-standardization phase, in which the commercialization of higher education, competition and selective choice, finite resources and sustainable development (SD) have b...
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High-growth firms are of particular interest for academics and policymakers due to their serious contributions to the economy, job market and knowledge creation (Coad et al., 2014). Previous studies have majorly focused on firm growth rates, their persistence over time, and their determinants. Nevertheless, open research windows still remain in pre...
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This study highlights the importance of the CEO's entrepreneurial profile, unveiling its importance for the survival and internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the wine sector in the Portuguese region of Ribatejo. Evidence shows that CEOs, as individuals with a global mentality, are extremely alert and always ready to s...
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This paper contributes to the literature on entrepreneurship and small business management by testing the relationship between the non-economic organizational performance and the individual entrepreneurship capacity, and by providing new insights about the need for promoting a truly cognitive entrepreneur. Towards the use of individual data relativ...
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The personal characteristics of the members, the organizational relationships, and the internal procedures, need to be managed. Knowledge needs to be acquired, assimilated, transformed, and applied to create organizational value. Then, the relationship between intellectual capital and the absorptive capacity are fundamental. Family businesses, thos...
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This chapter introduces the positioning of the need to advance and gather new contributions that give an effective extension to the so-called Behavioural Theory of the Firm, which requires the incorporation of new analysis lenses that value the economic irrationality associated with management with emotions, values and family principles of the comp...
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Purpose: This study analyses how the components of intellectual capital can promote sustainability in the higher education institutions (HEIs) context; and assesses whether intellectual capital has an influence on the perception of the institution’s sustainable development practices. Design/methodology/approach: The empirical approach uses a struct...
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The impact of the global recession has served to increase pressure on non-profit organizations resources. Executive leadership is an essential component of the success of these institutions. The two-fold purpose of this article is to provide a state-of-the-art overview about the existing literature on leadership and organizational innovation in the...
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We investigate the determinants of young, small firm diversification by using longitudinal linked employer-employee data. We focus particularly on the role played by the sharing of managerial and qualified human resources, as well as market uncertainty and entry mistakes. We find that a small but significant proportion of young, small firms diversi...
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A INVENÇÃO REFERE-SE A UM MÉTODO PARA USAR A ESTIMULAÇÃO MAGNÉTICA TRANSCRANIANA REPETITIVA (RTMS) COM BASE NA INDUÇÃO ELETROMAGNÉTICA, ONDE UMA CORRENTE IÔNICA SECUNDÁRIA INDUZIDA É CRIADA NUMA LOCALIZAÇÃO ESPECÍFICA E DESEJADA DO CÉREBRO, ESTIMULANDO REDES NEURONAIS E ALTERANDO A FORÇA E AS LIGAÇÕES DA SINAPSE AO REORGANIZÁ- LAS.ESTA TÉCNICA TEM...
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This article is based on the intellectual capital (IC) literature and identifies factors that can influence the total number of citations from articles related to this subject. 777 empirical articles about IC published between 1960 and 2016 from ISI Web of Science; Scopus; and Google Scholar were validated and used. Through logistic regression, the...
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This paper carries out a systematic literature review on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (EEs). In complying with the research protocol, after validating 1122 publications, the year in which the greatest number of publications was recorded, the journals publishing most, the authors with the greatest number of articles and the most cited articles were al...
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This book elaborates on the combined challenges regarding intrapreneurship, sustainability of human resources management (HRM) and digital transformation faced by today’s organizations. Representing the first such attempt in current management literature, it explores the sustainable HRM approach, which focuses on connecting internal and external fa...
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Digital technology in the form of big data and data analytics is transforming the global economy. This book is the first to take an open innovation perspective to the study and practice of ecosystems, providing a novel way of understanding the impact data has on the way entrepreneurial firms develop. Governments are emphasising the use of open inno...
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This paper uses an intellectual capital qualitative approach for assessing the bio-health technologies entrepreneurial ecosystem of a university located in Southern Europe, aiming to identify the role played by intellectual capital in fostering the sustainable success of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. There has been limited research dedicated to de...
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This paper analyses the relationship between the intellectual capital of higher education institutions (HEIs) and their sustainable development practices, and assesses whether higher education institutions’ sustainable development practices are related to their stakeholders’ quality of life. Using a structural equation model, two model specificatio...
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As editor we show and present the different papers in the Special Issue on: Socio-Emotional Wealth and Entrepreneurial Performance of Family Firms (Vol 40 No 1)
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The paper examines the still unexplored role played by quality of academic life (QAL) related to Higher Education Institution (HEIs) students in fostering regional development. The work aims to assess the nature of the relationship between satisfaction and the QAL of HEIs’ students; and also to evaluate whether the QAL is associated with the region...
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This is a pioneering study on the relationship between quality of work life and the employee’s perception of their contribution to organizational performance. It unveils the importance of subjective and behavioral components of quality of work life and their influence on the formation of the collaborator’s individual desire to contribute to strengt...
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Collaborative innovation networks are cyberteams of motivated individuals, and are self-organizing emergent social systems with the potential to promote health, happiness and individual growth in real-world work settings. This book describes how to identify and nurture collaborative innovation networks in order to shape the future working environm...
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In order to respond to economic globalization and increased competitive pressures, companies need innovative, efficient and effective management strategies. Accordingly, this book explores various scenarios faced by entrepreneurs and family businesses, and proposes strategies to tackle the challenges and seize opportunities to grow in a highly comp...
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The economic globalization and increased competitive pressures for most firms demand innovative, efficient, and effective management strategies to comply with such dynamic, increasingly technological, and highly uncertain environments. Faced with this scenario, companies need to deploy critical strategies to survive and flourish in the long term, b...
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The adequate expansion of the themes of the entries in this Empreendipédia can lead, both individually and collectively, to an increase in the quality of life, well-being and even health, so the educational intervention aimed at this objective acquires a notable transcendence. In this sense, this work intends to address the application of education...
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This study analyzes the determinant factors of eco-innovation, considering business units with different levels of technological intensity (high technology versus low technology). It aims, in the first instance, to complement the approach on the determinants of eco-innovation in the existent literature by incorporating the novelty related to the an...
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The paper examines the still unexplored role played by quality of academic life (QAL) related to higher education students in fostering regional development. Following this challenging endeavour, the paper aims to assess the nature of the relationship between satisfaction and the QAL of Higher Education Institution (HEI) students. It aims also to e...
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Purpose: The study presents an innovative operational proposal for measuring the intellectual capital (IC) of higher education institutions (HEIs) through a strategic prospective lens of analysis. Design/methodology/approach: After providing a literature review on the methods for measuring IC focusing on HEIs’ organisational IC, four case studies...
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Ritualization operated by analyzing macro-sectors in a city (e.g., neighborhoods) has concluded irreversibly for condemning some dilapidated areas instead of others. Taking its cue from the scenario of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 11-Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (United Nations)-the realized anal...
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Setting out from the concept of “creative destruction” proposed by Schumpeter (1942), firms that are not innovative are replaced by those that are. An innovative firm is one that takes advantage of opportunities available in the surrounding environment, mobilizing both physical infrastructure and forms of demand-pull through new business which is i...