María Jesús Rodríguez-Gulías

María Jesús Rodríguez-Gulías
University of A Coruña | UDC · Department of Financial Economics and Accounting

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November 2015 - December 2015
University of A Coruña
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Aging of the population has created a direct effect on economies and tension on social security systems. Policymakers have been senior entrepreneurship as an option to reduce unemployment and delay the age of retirement. The positive effects, of creating a firm increase when is operating in technology‐based sectors. This paper explores the technolo...
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Previous research on the firm growth of the university spin‐offs (USOs) and its drivers yields inconclusive results. Recently, the literature on the high‐growth firms (HGFs) has relied on regression quantile methods to study how the effects of growth determinants may differ along the firm growth distribution. This study builds a bridge between the...
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O Plan de Acción Titorial (PAT) da Facultade de Economía e Empresa (FEE) da Universidade da Coruña (UDC) tivo que enfrontarse no curso 2020-2021, como o resto da Universidade, á Nova Normalidade Académica (NNA) derivada da crise sanitaria provocada polo virus SARS-CoV-2 que deu lugar á enfermidade COVID-19. Un dos aspectos nos que o PAT da FEE debe...
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Universities have created USOs to exploit the research knowledge and contribute to the economic development of their regions in the last decades, leading to an extensive literature on the topic. However, this growing literature has widely overlooked the links between firm size and survival. This paper explores simultaneously the role of size and ot...
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The current environment of high competitiveness has made innovative firms, especially job-creating ones, central to regional economic growth. Most of previous studies have not considered the interactions between internal and regional factors, and has focused on product innovation performance. This paper aims to fill both gaps in the literature on t...
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It has been acknowledged that exporting and innovation activities become key performance drivers of firm growth. In this chapter, using dynamic panel data methodology with a sample of 3267 Spanish manufacturing firms over the period 2004–2014, we explore whether the effect of exports and technological innovation on firm growth differs depending on...
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University spin-offs (USOs) have become a common way to transfer new knowledge to society and create value, boosting economic growth. While innovative and export activities have been extensively researched as survival drivers in the organizational literature, the joint effects of both activities on firm survival has often been ignored, especially i...
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University Spin-Offs (USOs) are dynamically involved in the knowledge spillover process and incorporated in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. Drawing on the knowledge spillovers related concepts and entrepreneurial ecosystem approach, the paper aims to explore the hypothesis that the regional context may partially determine the USOs' growth v...
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The creation of university spin-off firms (USOs) to commercialize the academic research outputs contributes to the economic development of the regions. These firms are often resource-constrained, which may hamper their growth. However, the involvement of venture capital (VC) partners in their management can partly counterbalance their traditional l...
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Os parques científicos e tecnolóxicos son considerados unha ferramenta esencial do Sistema Rexional de Innovación. Por iso, neste traballo realízase unha análise das características empresariais, financeiras e de innovación das empresas situadas en parques científicos e tecnolóxicos da Eurorrexión Galicia-Norte de Portugal. As empresas de parques g...
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This paper explores how the entrepreneurial outcomes (patents, university spin-offs, research projects and R&D contracts) of universities relate to the availability and use of information and telecommunications (IT) solutions for knowledge management (KM) over the period 2011-2014. We hypothesize that entrepreneurial universities may benefit from a...
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The objective of this research is to analyze the relationship between size and growth through the validation of Gibrat's law. A sample of 17,082 Ecuadorian companies in the service sector is used for the period 2010–2015. The estimation method used is that of quantile regression for panel data; the results suggest that small companies grow faster t...
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This paper explores the role of gender in new technology-based firms creation and whether this role differs across developed and emerging countries. By using a sample of 244,471 individuals in 70 countries, the results firstly show a negative relationship between being a woman and setting up a technology entrepreneurial initiative, regardless the s...
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This paper advances the study of the researcher's motivators to collaborate with firms from a triple helix perspective. Based on a conceptual framework that relates the agency theory assumptions with those variables that literature considers as motivators of the researchers and firms to collaborate, we worked with a sample of 420 research groups of...
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Since the studies of Schumpeter (1939), Solow (1957), or Nelson and Sidney (1982), innovation has been considered one of the major drivers of economic growth. This paper explores the relationship between firms' innovation and sales growth. Using an original dataset of 80 listed Spanish firms over the period 2004-2014, we firstly apply a panel data...
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Ecuador foi un dos países latinoamericanos que experimentou cambiossignificativos no campo social e económico nas últimas décadas, converténdose nunha daseconomías máis importantes da rexión. Por iso, resulta relevante coñecer as relaciónsexistentes entre o tamaño e a taxa de crecemento das empresas deste país. Este traballorealiza a súa achega ao...
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The establishment of spin-offs to commercialise university knowledge/technology is a potential mechanism to promote economic and innovative development. Nevertheless, University Spin-Offs (USOs) are usually resource-constrained, especially in obtaining funding, limiting their growth. Venture Capital (VC) investors play an important role in the fina...
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University Spin-Offs (USOs) are actively involved in the knowledge spillover process and fully integrated in the regional innovation systems. Drawing on the Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship and using a multilevel approach of analysis, we explore whether the region's knowledge spillover and the firm's absorptive capacity jointly determ...
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Ecuador has been one of the Latin American countries which experienced significant changes in the social and economic field in recent decades, becoming one of the most important economies in the region. Therefore, it is relevant to know the existing relationships between the size and growth of companies in this country. This study accomplishes this...
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The present investigation analyses the relationship between the size of the companies and their growth in contrast to Gibrat's law, for which it analyses a sample of 2,915 Ecuadorian manufacturing companies in the period 2012-2016. We apply regression by quantiles for panel data in order to establish the effect of variables with business characteri...
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Previous literature has focused on either the direct or indirect contribution of cultural and creative industries (CCI) firms to the innovation capability of the wider economy, while the reverse approach, that is, the effect of region on CCI firms’ innovation, has been completely neglected. In this paper, it is argued that the innovative performanc...
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Purpose: Policies implemented by different government administrations to promote the transfer of research results have significantly increased the number of university spin-offs created and their survival rate. However, these companies are frequently perceived by investors as less market or commercial oriented than non-academic start-ups. This pape...
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This paper advances the study of the researcher's motivators to collaborate with firms from a triple helix perspective. Based on a conceptual framework that relates the agency theory assumptions with those variables that literature considers as motivators of the researchers and firms to collaborate, we worked with a sample of 420 research groups of...
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Purpose This study aims to determine that the factors that lead to university spin-offs (USOs) high-growth firms (HGFs). In recent years, HGFs have been a topic of growing interest in the field of economic research because of these companies’ capacity for job creation and the dynamism they bring to the growth of the economy. In parallel, companies...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the hypothesis that the female-owned university spin-off organizations (USOs) have a similar resource endowment and, as a consequence, growth rates similar to the male-owned USOs. Design/methodology/approach A unique and original longitudinal data set, which is an unbalanced panel, consisting of 120...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between the availability and use of IT solutions for strategic knowledge management (SKM) and the universities’ performance, measured in terms of scientific production. Design/methodology/approach Drawing on the resource-based view (RBV) and the knowledge-based theory, the authors de...
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Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) firms are emerging into a knowledge-processing and knowledge-producing industry. Universities contribute to the creation of KIBS firms through university spin-offs (USOs), which represent an opportunity to boost knowledge spillovers from university to industry thanks to their cutting-edge research knowle...
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The new technology-based firms (NTBF) are a key element of economic growth, and therefore, understanding NTBF´s driving forces becomes a particularly important field of study. Relatively few studies have addressed the analysis of the determinants of technology entrepreneurship (TE), and those that did, have paid more attention to institutional or e...
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This paper analyzes the relationship between firms’ innovation and growth measured by sales and labor productivity in Ecuador. The literature on this topic has focused mainly on developed countries. We apply panel data quantile regressions to analyze a sample of 99,872 private limited company and public limited company for the period 2000-2013. Qua...
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Purpose: The current article explores the relationship between a set of variables, with special focus on innovation, and the company growth, which is considered one of the main drivers of the country economies. Methodology: The present research contributes to discussion about factors that motivate company growth, using innovation measure as an exp...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effect of six governance indicators on the rate of creation of new companies between countries that are members of the European Union (EU) and those that are not. H1 states that the various dimensions of governance help to explain the immediate creation of new businesses in European and non-Europe...
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This paper advances the study of the researcher´s motivators to collaborate with firms from a Triple Helix perspective. Based on a conceptual framework that relates the Agency Theory assumptions with those variables that literature considers as motivators of the researchers and firms to collaborate, we worked with a sample of 420 research groups of...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the survival of university spin-offs (USOs) in Spain. First, the survival rates of USOs are compared with those of a group of similar firms. Second, the firm-specific characteristics of surviving USOs are compared with those of failed USOs. Design/methodology/approach The study is based on two subsam...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the hypothesis that the university context may partially determine the growth of university spin-offs (USOs), with a cross-national analysis and using an “interactionist” approach. Design/methodology/approach Two samples of USOs, from Spain and Italy (531 and 952 firms, respectively), were examined...
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Previous empirical studies of university spin-off (USO) growth have applied a firm-based approach without modelling how contextual factors may influence firm growth. By adopting an ‘interactionist approach’, this paper tests the hypothesis that the regional and university contexts may partly determine USO growth, together with firms’ internal resou...
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Evidence suggests that a significant percentage of the university spin-offs (USOs) have a low growth capacity, putting in question the use of public funds to promote this kind of entrepreneurship. In addition, previous studies of the USOs’ growth have not dealt with the dynamic nature of firm growth, which might have led to questionable results. Th...
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Entrepreneurship and business creation is a priority area for many governments worldwide. Public administration can help to promote entrepreneurship through its decisions and the definition and implementation of public policies. This study analyzes the effect of six dimensions of quality of governance in business creation. We used panel data for a...
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The study explores whether the university origin of a technology-based firm conditions its growth in terms of both sales and employment. The small firm size of a significant percentage of technology-based university spin-offs (T-USOs) puts into question the policies geared towards promoting university entrepreneurship. A sample of 340 Spanish techn...
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In recent decades, universities, as part of the triple helix, have assumed a role in contributing to economic development by transferring technology to society through, among other mechanisms, the creation of university spin-off firms (USOs). USOs usually face certain problems, namely a lack of funding and a low level of business management knowled...
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A number of studies are showing that companies created from universities (USO) have a relatively low growth rate in relation to other start-ups. This may be due to the fact that a significant proportion of USOs can be set up in order to give continuity to research projects on the basis of public aid rather than to commercialize research results in...
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This paper investigates the factors determining the survival of university spin-offs (USOs). In the past few decades, public administrations and universities have supported this university-based entrepreneurship as a way to transfer technology. For this reason, it is necessary to know whether these firms contribute to value and job creation. In the...
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This paper investigates the factors determining the survival of university spin-offs (USOs). In the past few decades, public administrations and universities have supported this university-based entrepreneurship as a way to transfer technology. For this reason, it is necessary to know whether these firms contribute to value and job creation. In the...
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Creation of university spin-offs has become one of the most supported ways for the university to accomplish the objective of knowledge transfer to the society. Since university spin-offs (USOs) are firms created to commercialize knowledge or technology developed by academic research, a key source of the potential contribution of USOs to knowledge e...
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Resumen: En la última década el número de spin-offs creadas dentro del sistema universitario español se ha incrementado considerablemente. Sin embargo, a nivel internacional se han constatado que solo un reducido número se convierte en grandes empresas mediante el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías. Por ello, en este trabajo se han analizado las prin...
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Recently, several studies have suggested that spin-off firms are not the most useful of the available pathways for transferring scientific knowledge from public research institutions to industry, even in the countries where the spin-off phenomenon is more extended. This paper carries out a descriptive analysis of the financial statements of 72 new...
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En en españa, la iniciativa emprendedora por parte de las mujeres es inferior a la de los hombres, tal y como ponen de manifiesto los informes anuales que publica el consorcio Global entrepreneurship Monitor. el objetivo de este trabajo es comprobar si dicha tendencia se mantiene cuando el análisis se centra en el emprendimiento académico. en concr...
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Entrepreneurship has a tremendous impact on the economic development of a country. As can be expected, many public policies foster the development of self- entrepreneurship in times of unemployment, praise the creation of firms and con- sider the willingness to start new ventures as a sign of good fortune. Are those behaviours inherent to a human b...
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La valoración de proyectos es una tarea vital para sociedades de capital riesgo, y no está exenta de dificultades especialmente cuando el proyecto está aún lejos de alcanzar su fase de mercado. En el presente trabajo ilustramos cómo aplicar a un caso concreto diferentes técnicas de valoración, el VAN ajustado por riesgo, la valoración aplicando sim...

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This Project consider those research analysing the effects of innovation, financial ratios and other firm characteristics on firm growth and firm survival. The analysed firms could be university spin-offs (USOs), NTBFs or manufacturing firms with some tecnological level.