NL Díaz-Díaz

NL Díaz-Díaz
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Department of Financial Economics and Accounting

PhD

About

33
Publications
6,566
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
634
Citations
Additional affiliations
October 1998 - present
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

Publications

Publications (33)
Article
This paper focuses on the use of bank debt by private family firms and whether it is higher for the first generations of family businesses than for their descendants and subsequent generations. We use a unique hand‐collected data set of 4,041 private Spanish firms for the years 2004 to 2013. We find statistical evidence that family‐controlled firms...
Article
We examine the relationship between firms’ political connections and corporate innovation in a European context. We also consider the moderating effect of political connections on the relationship between political uncertainty and firms’ innovation. We use two different metrics of innovation: R&D (an input measure), and patent counts (an output mea...
Article
Full-text available
This paper analyses how academics perceive their group leaders’ behaviour in managing the scientific activities of their research group and, particularly, how the leader’s style (task- or relationship-oriented) enhances knowledge sharing, both directly and indirectly through its influence on conflict. An empirical research study was carried out by...
Article
Social capital and knowledge sharing in academic research teams The purpose of this article is to analyse the role of social capital within academic research teams and its influence on knowledge sharing. An empirical study was carried out with 87 academic research teams at a Spanish university. The results show that internal ties have a positive ef...
Article
The purpose of this article is to analyse the role of social capital within academic research teams and its influence on knowledge sharing. An empirical study was carried out with 87 academic research teams at a Spanish university. The results show that internal ties have a positive effect on trust. Moreover, the results also reflect that both dime...
Article
Full-text available
The objective of this research is to explore how entrepreneurial orientation (EO) contributes to explaining the performance of academic research groups through knowledge sharing. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 87 research groups (284 researchers) at a Spanish University. The relationships established were tested using 3SLS simultaneo...
Article
Full-text available
This research studies the effect of family control on the debt maturity structure of private firms. It uses a sample of unlisted Spanish firms for the period 2004–2013. Our results indicate that family firms get better access to long term debt, even when exercising control by pyramid structures. However, the presence of a second largest family shar...
Article
This study aims to analyze if there is a bidirectional relationship between university–industry collaboration and scientific production. The results from a sample of 137 research groups at a university in an ultra-peripheral region reveal the existence of this bidirectional relationship. Scientific production has a positive influence on university–...
Article
The objective of this paper is to analyse how the job-related diversity in academic research teams influences their scientific performance. To achieve that objective, an empirical study of a university's research teams was carried out during the years 2006–2009. The results reflect a non-significant effect of functional diversity on research teams'...
Article
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to studuy how the owner identity affects the investment in human capital, measured by wage intensity, as well as the moderating effect of firm’s performance. Design/methodology/approach – A balanced panel of 1,266 Spanish firms that respond to the Survey of Business Strategies for a five-years period was used...
Article
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the external sources of knowledge that better exploit internal knowledge in order to innovate. Design/methodology/approach – A balanced panel of 1,266 firms that respond to the Survey of Business Strategies for a five-year period was used, which represents a total of 6,330 observations. Findings – T...
Article
Este trabajo tiene por objetivo analizar el efecto del tamaño de la empresa auditada en la probabilidad de que el auditor incurra en fallo al emitir una opinión, lo que representa una menor calidad de la auditoría. Los resultados obtenidos para una muestra de empresas no cotizadas españolas en situación concursal, distinguiendo entre firmas Big4, S...
Article
The objective of this paper is to analyze the role of training to improve the knowledge required to innovate in SMEs. In particular, this research integrates the theoretical approaches of human resource management and knowledge management to focus on how training can be critical to articulate the organizational knowledge assets necessary to innovat...
Article
The decision taken by firms to invest in innovation oriented activities is an important strategic issue closely linked to their knowledge management process, especially when that decision involves the renewal of the necessary knowledge to protect themselves from obsolescence and imitation by competitors. This paper aims to analyse the effect of exi...
Article
This study attempts to answer the question about how firms in an ultra-peripheral region innovate to compete in a global market when they often seem not to have the basic conditions to innovate identified in the literature. On that line, and based on the notion that firms in ultra-peripheral regions must recognise the value of their human capital i...
Article
The objective of this paper focuses on analysing the impact that the ownership in the hands of ultimate owner and the degree of divergence between his/her voting and cash flow rights exercise on the takeover defences. The study was undertaken on a sample of non-financial Spanish listed firms in the period from 1999 to 2007, and based on the defence...
Article
On the basis of longitudinal data for a sample of 1267 Spanish industrial firms over a period of 5 years, this paper analyses the impact of foreign ownership concentration on the firm's innovation performance. To that end, the study investigates how the level of ownership affects the firm's new product development. The results reflect no significan...
Article
The aim of this article is to examine the relationship between Technological Knowledge Assets (TKAs) and performance, in the light of making the ‘innovative choice’ that involves short-term costs of acquiring or generating the assets but aims at longer term benefits through innovation. To that end, a study of 1267 industrial firms in Spain was carr...
Article
Full-text available
El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la incidencia diferenciada de los activos de conocimiento tecnológico en la innovación de la empresa, según la forma de obtención de dichos activos. Es decir, distinguiendo entre activos de conocimiento tecnológico adquiridos y generados. Para ello, se realizó un estudio empírico a partir de una muestra de 1....
Article
Full-text available
El presente estudio analiza, desde una perspectiva de agencia, la relación entre los derechos de voto del último propietario cuando éste es un inversor institucional y la política de dividendos de las empresas cotizadas españolas en el período 1997-2003. Los resultados evidencian un comportamiento heterogéneo de los distintos tipos de entidades ana...
Article
Full-text available
En este trabajo se pretende analizar la influencia de los recursos humanos de I+D internos y recién contratados en la innovación, incidiendo particularmente en el efecto complementario que la integración de dichos recursos puede tener en la innovación. Para ello se ha llevado a cabo un estudio empírico de 1.273 empresas industriales españolas. Los...
Article
This research focuses on identifying and measuring the technological knowledge assets that constitute the basis of the knowledge management process and on the study of contextual factors that determine their use. To that end, a longitudinal study of 1,444 Spanish industrial firms between 1998 and 2000 was conducted using information gathered by the...
Article
The aim of this paper is to study the influence of technological knowledge assets with different levels of codification on innovation capability from the resource- and knowledge-based view of the firm. To that end, a study of 1444 Spanish industrial firms was performed between 1998 and 2000, based on information provided by the Survey of Business S...
Article
La presente investigación plantea dos objetivos: la identificación y medición de activos de conocimiento tecnológico de carácter explícito y tácito, y el estudio de su incidencia en la capacidad de innovación de las empresas. Para ello, se lleva a cabo un análisis de 1.267 empresas industriales españolas en el período 1998-2002, a partir de la info...
Article
Full-text available
RESUMEN Este trabajo analiza, en primer lugar, la relación entre la presencia de capital extranjero en la propiedad de las empresas y la propensión a innovar y, en segundo lugar, la influencia del grado de concentración de dicha propiedad en el nivel de innovación. Para ello se realiza un estudio empírico de 1.267 empresas españolas, entre 1998-200...
Article
Full-text available
Resumen: El presente estudio trata de contrastar si la política de dividendos es utilizada como mecanismo de extracción de rentas por parte de los accionistas controladores en las empresas cotizadas españolas. Los resultados obtenidos permiten afirmar que: (i) la relación entre propiedad y dividendos difiere en función del tipo de decisión: reparti...

Network

Cited By