María Gracia García-Soto

María Gracia García-Soto
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Department of Business Administration

PhD

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In contrast to institutional studies based on comparisons between countries and based on a deterministic perspective that analyses the influence of institutions on the performance of the individual in emerging economies, the present research looks to the most recent versions of neo institutionalism and to the literature on entrepreneurship and inte...
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The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effect of knowledge resources stemming from the founding team’s human capital and the access to external sources of knowledge available at or near the NTBF’s inception on the venture’s short- and long-term performance. Whether innovation is a vehicle through which knowledge resources have an impact on res...
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Existe un limitado conocimiento sobre las pymes radicadas en países en desarrollo e internacionalizadas que hayan alcanzado el éxito. Este caso muestra el ejemplo de la empresa empakando, una pyme fundada en 2000 en El Salvador (Centroamérica), que logró consolidarse e internacionalizarse con éxito hacia otros países de la región. El caso aborda te...
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In view of the many studies carried out on multinational firms and, to a lesser degree, the internationalization of SMEs based on developed countries, it is surprising to find that so little attention is being paid to the internationalization process of SMEs based on developing countries. There is scarce evidence and knowledge available on the circ...
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Background: International organisations and national governments have made great efforts to stimulate entrepreneurial activity in the less-advanced economies, but the results of their programmes have often been disappointing. This may be because a distinction between the institutional factors that generate an individual’s desire to become an entrep...
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This study is based on the configuration approach and argues that the new technology-based venture's performance depends on how well the entrepreneur's resources allow the chosen technology strategy to be executed, in other words, the fit between the resources and the strategy. The authors study this idea by using a sample of 175 Spanish new techno...
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After reviewing literature on knowledge-based antecedents of the internationalization of SMEs, one could conclude that knowledge-based capabilities of the firm and external spillovers are influential factors equally valid for leading a firm to decide becoming an exporter or becoming a born global. Since these decisions are conceptually different, a...
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Institutional studies based on cross-country comparisons and founded on a determinist perspective analyse the behaviour in emerging economies. The current research, in contrast, looks to neo-institutionalism and the literature on entrepreneurship to pose two research questions based on individuals’ discretion: (1) How does the entrepreneur’s percep...
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Two reasons justify this study: (i) an interest in promoting entrepreneurship as a mechanism of growth in emerging economies and (ii) the necessity to develop research studies on the influence that organizations within the business environment have on entrepreneurial activities, and that they are sustained not only on the presentation of results, b...
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Dos motivaciones justifican el presente trabajo: (1) el interés por impulsar la actividad emprendedora como mecanismo de crecimiento en las economías emergentes y (2) la necesidad de desarrollar investigaciones sobre la influencia que las instituciones del entorno ejercen sobre la actividad emprendedora y que se sustenten, más que en un planteamien...
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INTRODUCCION. Este trabajo pretende responder a la siguiente cuestion: ?los nuevos titulos de Administracion de Empresas disenados en Espana para confluir con Europa incluyen las competencias clave que garanticen el desarrollo de un caracter emprendedor en los egresados? La relevancia de tal cuestion reside en la actual situacion economica del pais...
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This article studies, first, how affective and continuance commitments affect MNC subsidiary top managers' intent to leave either their current post or the firm itself, and second, which variables influence these managers' affective and continuance commitments. The analysis uses a sample of MNC subsidiary top managers in Spain, and the results conf...
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The current paper analyses in depth and expands on the study of the consequences of organisational commitment in the MNC setting. To that end the moderating effect of uncertainty avoidance as a personal cultural value is studied and two consequences of MNC commitment are analysed: intent to leave and organisational citizenship behaviour. The empiri...
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The work appears in response to the greater interaction among employees of different nationalities. This interaction results from the growing use of teams in multinationals. Thus, we examine the importance of diverse national values to the performance of a multicultural team. To that end, we conduct an exploratory study that utilizes a resources-pr...
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Este trabajo realiza una contribución a la literatura sobre internacionalización empresarial al introducir el estudio de las diferencias culturales intra-país como posible factor determinante de la actuación en mercados exteriores. El trabajo amplía el conocimiento existente sobre los factores que determinan la internacionalización de las empresas...
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Recent literature highlights the fact that research in the fields of internationalization and entrepreneurship appears to overlook the internal and external context in which the international strategies are conceived. That oversight occurs even though the international activity of new ventures needs to be understood within the context and requireme...
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This article analyzes different tangible and intangible assets that affect the creation of EBTs in a particular territory, starting from the resource based theory. The research, centered in a search for causal explanations, uses secondary information to find the main critical resources necessary in each evolutionary phase that the entrepreneurial e...
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Studies on the factors determining recognition of business opportunities are based on partial analyses of one or more of the variables that influence that process. But economic relationships between actors are conditioned by ongoing structures of social relationships. This work uses the cognitive approach and presents an integrated study of psychol...
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The current work responds to the lack of studies analysing the antecedents and consequences of organisational commitment in the context of senior executives in MNC subsidiaries. A simultaneous equations analysis using a sample of 101 senior executives of subsidiaries of multinationals with foreign direct investment in Spain confirms that these mana...
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El presente trabajo responde a la carencia de estudios que analicen las bases y consecuencias del compromiso organizativo en el contexto de los altos directivos de las subsidiarias de la empresa multinacional. Un análisis de ecuaciones simultáneas efectuado con una muestra de 101 altos directivos de subsidiarias de empresas multinacionales con inve...
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Tomando como punto de partida la teoría cognitiva se analiza de una forma holística los componentes psicológicos y sociológicos, y las interacciones que se producen entre ellos, que afectan al proceso de reconocimiento de la oportunidad de negocio tecnológico. La investigación realizada, de carácter comprensiva, se sostiene en el estudio del caso c...
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This paper examines the influence of locus of control on work attitudes in terms of gender, age and education in the Republic of Cape Verde. Gender becomes the most relevant among those demographic variables according to the current emphasis on reducing gender-related inequalities in the workplace. A number of 448 questionnaires were collected, sho...
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This paper examines the influence of locus of control on work attitudes in terms of gender, age and education in the Republic of Cape Verde. Gender becomes the most relevant among those demographic variables according to the current emphasis on reducing gender-related inequalities in the workplace. A number of 448 questionnaires were collected, sho...
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La dirección estratégica ha sido ampliamente estudiada en el sector privado y, más recientemente, en el público y no lucrativo. Dentro de estos últimos contextos, se ha realizado incluso un esfuerzo por adaptar el proceso estratégico y sus implicaciones a determinados ámbitos o funciones de la Administración Pública, en la medida en que su grado de...
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RESUMEN En el presente se propone como objetivo de investigación analizar los procesos de planificación y dirección estratégica que están emprendiendo las universidades públicas españolas, tanto en respuesta a retos o requisitos del entorno, como puede ser la adaptación al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior, como a necesidades internas. Como res...
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Analysis Abstract: Two recent research trends give rise to the current work: 1) the need to extend the conclusions reached in entrepreneurship studies to other cultural contexts, particularly important given the interest in stimulating the crea- tion of firms in recently industrialised and less developed countries; and 2) the need to go beyond the...
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This case illustrates in a holistic way the different components that affect the recognition of the technological venture opportunity environment, attributes that characterize technology-based entrepreneurs, type of organization created and of technology for the construction of a venture-and the interactions that occur among those components, and w...
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When executives seek to satisfy their need for prestige and status through long-term strategic decisions that increase the size of the company -such as corporate diversification- but do not improve the firm’s performance, agency costs might appear. Thus, the current work aims to responding the following question: does the corporate governance of an...
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Buena parte de la literatura que estudia los factores determinantes del reconocimiento de la oportunidad de negocio se sustenta en análisis parciales de alguna/s de las variables que inciden en este proceso, ignorando que las relaciones entre actores están condicionadas por estructuras operativas de relaciones sociales en funcionamiento. En el pres...

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La revista Tec Empresarial, volumen 14, número 1, está disponible con cinco artículos producto de investigaciones científicas en el campo de la administración. Los artículos son los siguientes: 1) Financial bootstrapping among Costa Rican small businesses: an exploratory study. https://revistas.tec.ac.cr/index.php/tec_empresarial/article/view/4951 2) Prácticas de recursos humanos y comportamiento intraemprendedor: la influencia del género en esta relación. https://revistas.tec.ac.cr/index.php/tec_empresarial/article/view/4952 3) Work inspections as a control mechanism for mitigating work accidents in Europe https://revistas.tec.ac.cr/index.php/tec_empresarial/article/view/4953 4) Motivos para la internacionalización y resultados de la empresa de base tecnológica: construyendo una agenda de apoyo institucional. https://revistas.tec.ac.cr/index.php/tec_empresarial/article/view/4954 5) Análisis de la relevancia de la diversificación financiera y operativa en la rentabilidad de las empresas constructoras en Cataluña (2005-2016). https://revistas.tec.ac.cr/index.php/tec_empresarial/article/view/4955