Pep Simo

Pep Simo
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | UPC · Department of Management (OE)

PhD

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October 2004 - present
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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In recent years there has been a general decline in the number of enrolled students at those degrees commonly known as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This decline has raised great interest and concern in various economic and social spheres. The aim of this work is to present a review of different research studies trying to...
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Gender issues have been studied in a broad range of fields and in many areas of society, including social relations, politics, labour, and also academia. However, gender in the membership of editorial boards of scientific journals is a topic that only recently has started to attract the attention of researchers, and there is little literature on th...
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This work presents the evolution, from the 2011/2012 season to the current 2018/2019 season, of women's football federated teams, a sport traditionally regarded as masculine, in the city of Terrassa. This evolution is compared with the situation at European level (UEFA) and with the evolution of male teams. Based on the results, future lines of res...
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In the current context, the need for marketing in institutions of higher education is undeniable. The specification of the student not merely as a ‘customer’ means that traditional marketing no longer has sufficient capacity to explain the behavior of the student body. In this study, a four-level relationship marketing model is tested to check the...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to propose and to test three models in order to examine the mechanisms through which dimensions of transformational leadership influence different forms of organizational commitment by testing the possible mediating role of leader-member exchange (LMX) dimensions. Design/methodology/approach The participants...
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The goal of this editorial is to provide a short review of the seven years in which I have formed part of the editorial team of the JAIRM as editor-in-chief, and to suggest the challenges that, from my point of view, are key to the development of the magazine and this area of research.
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Formative feedback has great potential for teaching and learning in online undergraduate programmes. There is a large number of courses where the main source of feedback is provided by the instructor. This is particularly seen in subjects where assessments are designed based on specific activities which are the same for all students, and where the...
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Purpose This paper aims to use macro-level theories based on the equilibrium between the exploration and exploitation of resources in an organisation to examine the association between turnover and performance through the analysis of a professional football (soccer) team in the Premier League, namely, Manchester United Football Club. Design/method...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between a challenging dimension of organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) and self-regulatory focus in an academic work setting. Job performance indicators were included to assess the nomological validity of regulatory focus measures. Design/methodology/approach Data were coll...
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The aim of this paper is to determine to what extent globalization pressures are changing interlocking directorate networks modeled on continental capitalism into Anglo-Saxon models. For this purpose we analyse the Spanish network of interlocks, comparing the present structure (2012) with that of 1993 and 2006. We show how, although Spanish corpora...
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Podcasting has become a major phenomenon within both our society and our educational system, as is evidenced by the large quantity of scientific publications on the topic. However, the study of podcasting in higher education remains in its initial phase of study. The results of research on podcasting are notably diverse and are even occasionally co...
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Communication is a key element in organizations’ business success. The media richness theory and the channel expansion theory are two of the most influential theories regarding the selection and use of communication media in organizations; however, literature has focused little on the effects of self-regulation by managers and employees in these th...
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Análisis longitudinal de las consejerías cruzadas y su papel en la organización económica española 64 Harvard Deusto Business Research. Volumen III. Número 2. Páginas 64-73. ISSN: 2254-6235 Resumen Las consejerías cruzadas establecen relaciones entre empresas y determinan la organización económica de un país. En este artículo se analiza la red corp...
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Este artículo analiza el desempeño de las Oficinas de Transferencia Universitarias Colombianas (OTRI), respecto al modelo de la Triple Hélice y su rol como intermediarias para la valorización y comercialización del conocimiento. El resultado de este trabajo permitirá determinar los factores identificados en la literatura y que pueden influir en el...
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The aim of this study is to analyze the robustness of the three major airline alliances’ (i.e., Star Alliance, oneworld and SkyTeam) route networks. Firstly, the normalization of a multi-scale measure of vulnerability is proposed in order to perform the analysis in networks with different sizes, i.e., number of nodes. An alternative node selection...
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This paper presents a methodology for the detection of critical airports (those whose isolation would cause the largest losses in network connectivity) in the global air transport network (ATN), based on simulating an attack on selected ATN airports using different adaptive selection criteria. The performances of several node selection criteria are...
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Communication via air routes is an important issue in a world organized around a web city network. In this context, the robustness of network infrastructures, e.g. air transport networks, are a central issue in transport geography. Disruption of communication links by intentional causes (e.g., terrorist attack on an airport) or unintentional (e.g.,...
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Existing literature on education and technology has frequently highlighted the usefulness of online discussion forums for distance courses; however, the majority of such investigations have focused their attention only on text-based forums. The objective of this paper is to determine if the embedding of streamed videos in online discussion forums g...
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In this working paper we make analysis on flight flow network structure of Europe. The aim of this study is to analyze the robustness of the European civil European air transportation network from the perspective of the theory of complex networks. This study is based on analyzing the behavior of the network when its nodes (airports) are removed by...
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The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relations between organizational commitment (OC) dimensions and two focal and discretionary behaviours (intention to stay and organizational citizenship behaviour). Drawing on a sample of 310 Spanish employees of small services firms, this research reveals that in contrast to recent findings that detected...
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This book is a practical manual whose aim is to help the reader to understand how accounting Works, from an educational perspective. Its aim is to explain in an entertaining and simple way the principles of bookkeeping and accounting. On the shelves of bookstores are many manuals that address the same issues as this one... but years of teaching exp...
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Background. The European Higher Education Area requires to go one step further in the implementation of the new model for higher education. This implies profound changes in the universitary system based on paying attention to the student’s learning process rather than, as usual, to focus on the teaching process. The student becomes essential for th...
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Background: For over two decades, the part-time employment has become increasingly important. However, this group has been relatively forgotten for many years by researches, regaining its importance in the late twentieth century, mainly due to contingent contracts in Canada, USA, Europe and some parts of Asia. An important part of these part-time e...
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The selection and use of communication media has been the center of attention for a great number of scholars in the area of organizational communication for its importance in the attainment of organizational objectives. This paper presents the results of a preliminary research in order to establish a framework where to analyse the progress of commu...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relation between the underlying dimensions of protean (self-direction and values driven) and boundaryless (boundaryless mindset and organizational mobility preference (OMP)) career attitudes (Briscoe et al., 2006) and organizational commitment, within today’s unstable and uncertain business scen...
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Partint de l’actual demanda de la societat en focalitzar els estudis universitaris orientant-los a posicionar l’aprenentatge i l’estudiant en un lloc central, l’objectiu d’aquest article és analitzar en profunditat l’estat de l’art del feedback efectiu individualitzat com una eina clau en entorns online. L’article analitza recent literatura científ...
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There are a large number of theories that explain the process of choosing a communication medium in organizations. The theory of the expansion channels suggests that the perceived richness of a communication medium is contingent upon the knowledge-based experiences of organization members. Likewise, the regulatory focus theory also suggests that in...
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Air ticket purchases can be considered to be based on sequential decision-making processes with a limited number of alternatives with clearly identified product attributes. With this scenario, decoy contextual effects could potentially be useful in increasing the profitability of each choice set through driving the attention of the users to a parti...
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It is generally accepted that assessment is a fundamental part of the students learning experience. However, the relationship between assessment and learning is often problematic One of the reasons (between others) for this difficult relationship is the lack of understanding of the true meaning of formative feedback. Formative feedback is that asse...
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The selection and use of communication media has been the center of attention for a great number of researchers in the area of organizational communication. The channel expansion theory combines elements of the main theories in this area; however, these investigations have a static cross-sectional design rather than a longitudinal analysis. With th...
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This study draws on a general framework of proactive motivation to propose and test a model that evaluates the influence of the individualized consideration dimension of transformational leadership and organizational climate on change-oriented organizational citizenship behavior. In this model, individuals' cognitive emotional states (role breadth...
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One of the most important determinants of managerial effectiveness in achieving organisational objectives is the success in influencing subordinates, lateral peers and supervisors through influence tactics. However, little attention has been paid to the use of a communication medium in the context of influence tactics. Our objective is to study the...
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This editorial reflects some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2011, together with novel features that have been implemented so far or which are planned to be realized.
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At present, a large number of theories exist which explain the process for choosing communication media in organizations. Channel expansion theory combines a large part of the theoretical foundation for these theories, suggesting that the perceived richness of a communication medium varies according to experience based on the knowledge of the organ...
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The legal changes in the hiring profiles of universities in Spain implied significant changes in the processes of employment, stabilization and promotion of their academic staff. The aim of this research is to identify the antecedents of health and job stress of this staff, which traditionally experimented low levels of these indicators. The empiri...
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We are pleased to introduce this first and inaugural issue of the first volume of the Journal of Airline and Airport Management (JAIRM). JAIRM is an international journal that proposes and fosters discussion on the theory and application in all areas of air transport, including (but not limited to) air transport and globalization, airline and airpo...
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This editorial builds upon the guidelines developed by the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM) since its inception (Sallan et al., 2010; Simo et al., 2009; Fernandez et al., 2008) and reflects some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2010, together with novel features that have been implemented so far or whic...
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This research is aimed at analyzing the relationship between the underlying dimensions of boundaryless (boundaryless mindset and organizational mobility preference) and protean (self-directed and values-driven) career attitudes and subjective career success, within today's complex and dynamic organizational context in which careers are unfolding. D...
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This research is aimed at analyzing the relationship between the underlying dimensions of boundaryless (boundaryless mindset and organizational mobility preference) and protean (self-directed and values-driven) career attitudes and subjective career success, within today's complex and dynamic organizational context in which careers are unfolding. D...
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This editorial builds upon the guidelines developed by the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM) since its inception (Sallan et al., 2010; Simo et al., 2009; Fernandez et al., 2008) and reflects some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2010, together with novel features that have been implemented so far or whic...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of gender upon the relation between protean and boundaryless career attitudes and subjective career success, in today's dynamic and changing organizational context. Design/methodology/approach – Data were collected using a questionnaire conducted on 150 graduate and post-graduate distance...
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The main objective of this research is to explore the results of the use of videos as an educational tool which helps increasing students' motivation in any discipline. The study is based on several streaming videos created as a support material for learning and used by 12 lecturers with 487 students in three different degrees of engineering (Mecha...
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One of the most important determinants of managerial effectiveness in achieving organisational objectives is the success in influencing subordinates, lateral peers and supervisors through influence tactics. However, little attention has been paid to the use of a communication medium in the context of influence tactics. Our objective is to study the...
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Los cambios legislativos en los perfiles de contratación del profesorado en las universidades públicas españolas han comportado un cambio significativo en los procesos de contratación, estabilización y promoción de este colectivo de trabajadores. El objetivo de la investigación es identificar los antecedentes del estrés y de la salud laboral de est...
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This paper presents the results of using low-cost educational videos, aimed at complementing face-to-face and distance courses of the Degrees in Industrial Engineering, Industrial Organization and Aeronautical Engineering at ETSEIAT (Technical School of Industrial Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering of Terrassa). The high speed access and the...
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The aim of this article is to provide empirical evidence on two questions belonging to the research agenda of organizational commitment research: the possible existence of several facets of continuance commitment, and of non-linear relationships between organizational commitment and various organizational behaviors and their predictors, such as tur...
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This editorial examines the actions undertaken in number 5 and announces two important changes for the numbers 6 and 7, namely frequency and languages. Furthermore, the use of some bibliometric indicators, such as impact factor and refusal rate, is critically analyzed.
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This editorial examines the actions undertaken in number 5 and announces two important changes for the numbers 6 and 7, namely frequency and languages. Furthermore, the use of some bibliometric indicators, such as impact factor and refusal rate, is critically analyzed. A aquest editorial analitzem la línia seguida al número 6, i plantegem dos canvi...
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Hasta la fecha, pocos estudios han examinado los efectos de las actitudes individuales de carrera profesional sobre el compromiso organizativo de los empleados. Por ello, el presente ar tículo se basa en las investigaciones de Briscoe y sus colegas (Briscoe Hall, 2006; Briscoe, Hall y DeMuth, 2006) sobre las carreras proteicas y nómadas y en una me...
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There has been little research examining the effects of individual career attitudes upon employees’ organizational commitment. Drawing on Briscoe and his colleagues (Briscoe & Hall, 2006; Briscoe, Hall, & DeMuth, 2006)’s research on protean and boundaryless careers, and on a QCA fuzzy set methodology (Ragin, 2000), the present study analyzes variou...
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This editorial honors the tradition established in the Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (JIEM) since its inception, of presenting some relevant information about the evolution of JIEM during 2009, and about the future directions of the journal. We focus on issues concerning the quality of the journal (editorial board and reviewing p...
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This study proposes to analyze the relation between subjective success, the affective and continuance components of organizational commitment and the intention to leave the organization, in order to reflect the repercussions on organizational and individual levels. Despite the increasing importance of the organizational commitment and the relevance...