Maria Jose Murcia

Maria Jose Murcia
IAE Austral University · Strategy & Business Policy

PhD

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September 2016 - April 2017
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2015 - present
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Position
  • GTA, Forest Economics
Description
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant with curriculum development responsibilities. Forestry Economics masters’ level course.
January 2013 - August 2015
IAE Austral University
Position
  • RA & Instructor

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Publications (20)
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This paper surveys future managers' cognitive framings of interconnected concerns for economic growth, social prosperity, and the natural environment across six countries in Latin America, and elaborates on implications for sustainability management education. Our cluster analysis unveils three cognitive types. Our findings show that whereas some f...
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A dominant stream of research has linked a firm’s innovation capacity to its shareholder orientation, concerning how effectively internal corporate governance mechanisms maximize shareholder wealth and sustain competitive advantages. Main mechanisms involve independent board monitoring and incentives alignment, pertaining to how managers are monito...
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Whereas extant literature has examined the overall effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on innovation, it is argued that CSR is a multidimensional concept encompassing both progressive activities concerning a firm’s engagement in the social domain, as well as rational aspects pertaining to corporate governance practices and the protectio...
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Purpose This paper aims to examine the relative performance of multilateral development banks venture capital funds (MDBVCs) compared to that of government-sponsored venture capital funds (GVCs), assessing their impact on invested start-ups. Design/methodology/approach First, the authors survey the literature to understand the performance drivers...
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Purpose This article introduces readers to the Special Issue (SI, 34-1) of ARLA , edited (not exclusively) with the best papers of the Academy of Management's Specialized Conference, scheduled for April 2020 in Mexico City. The COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation, but the expert peer review and editorial work continued, to contribute to the e...
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In this paper we advocate for a more balanced approach to the study of the past in management and organization studies. We define organizational mnemonics (OM) as a broader field of inquiry focused on theorizing the past as an integral part of organizational life, including three major epistemic communities-i.e., functionalist, interpretive, and cr...
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Implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in supply chains is not a trivial task. In fact, many firms in recent years have publicly proclaimed that in order to keep their CSR commitments, they had to reduce reliance on external suppliers by vertically integrating their operations. Our aim in this article is to examine whether there is trul...
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A dominant stream of research has linked a firm’s innovation capacity to its shareholder orientation (SHO), pertaining to how effectively corporate governance mechanisms maximize shareholder wealth and sustain competitive advantages. However, firms are increasingly mandated to engage with stakeholders such that firms simultaneously pursue SHO and a...
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Some business schools have come under considerable criticism for what observers see as their complicit involvement in the corporate scandals and financial crises of the last 15 years. Much of the discussion about changes that schools might undertake has been focused on curriculum issues. However, revisiting the curriculum does not get at the root c...
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This paper examines the evolution of competition and network advantages in platform markets under recession. Presenting a demand-based perspective, it explores how an external event in the form of a recession changes the value placed by customers on products and services, allowing new entrants with a superior price-performance proposition to improv...
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Synopsis In 2014, PZ Wilmar announced a new oil palm business worth $650 million in Cross River State, which would aggressively expand Nigeria’s palm oil production. In July 2015, a year after the plan was announced, a report jointly released by Friends of the Earth US and Environmental Rights Action Nigeria alleged that Wilmar was not complying w...
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Business cycles affect the economic and business life prospects of firms anywhere; but alas literatures in management and strategy have persistently developed theories and empirical models that overlook how they affect competitive dynamics and competitive advantages. Within the cycle, economic recessions represent periods of reduced environmental m...

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Our societal reliance on natural resources grows unabated such that the discussion on their sustainable management has taken primacy in policy and business concerns as the resource-based complex is a major economic contributor around the globe, also serving poverty alleviation purposes in the developing world. This project looks into how resource-based firms aim to pave their way into a future where they can effectively combine twin imperatives of environmental sustainability and competitiveness.
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The onset of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)- defined as observable actions that consider a broad set of stakeholders’ expectations including economic, environmental, social, and governance performance- represents a distinct increase in the operating environment’s complexity that may launch processes of change. Indeed, extant literature builds off the premise that firms respond to wide-ranging complexity by aligning structures, activities and operating environments so that they can survive. Are then sustainability concerns - often carried through CSR initiatives- spurring fundamental changes in the way corporations conduct their business? Answer to such questions are the most compelling to me as it entails revisiting classic puzzles in strategy, that is, how companies define their corporate scope.