Petra De Saá-Pérez

Petra De Saá-Pérez
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Instituto Universitario para el Desarrollo Tecnológico y la Innovación en Comunicaciones (IDeTIC)

PhD

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September 1992 - present
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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  • Professor (Full)
September 1992 - November 2015
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Position
  • Professor (Full)

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Publications (57)
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The purpose of this research was to examine the aspects that motivate a student's intention to use a gamified app as a complementary learning strategy in face-to-face education. The research has an exploratory nature as it involves the design and pilot test of an application based on gamification known as HEgameApp in an undergraduate program in to...
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Gamification is a tool that has been used to promote commitment and motivation to students. This fact, coupled with the intensive use made by students of their smart phones, has led to the development of the HEgameApp application. This study shows that students’ satisfaction will be influenced directly by application features, and it will influence...
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This paper analyses the role of study-abroad programmes in higher education by examining how students’ participation can foster competence development and employability expectations. Our research focuses on the acquisition of competences through the international mobility programme Erasmus+ of 191 students of an undergraduate programme in tourism,...
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Purpose Although several previous studies were focused on examining the determinants of research productivity, the knowledge of the competences and motives that lead researchers to achieve relevant scientific performance remains unclear. This paper is aimed at contributing to this gap in the research by proposing a typology to understand academic r...
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This paper analyzes how the trainer’s effort to articulate the knowledge transmitted during the training sessions influences training success in restaurants. An empirical study was conducted using a sample of 114 managers and supervisors of multi-unit restaurant companies in the Canary Islands, and Structural equation modeling was used to test the...
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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...
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This article aims to analyse the influence of team members’ motivation and leaders’ behaviour on knowledge sharing among the academics of a research project team. To that end, a study of 678 academic researchers belonging to project teams linked to several Spanish universities was conducted. Hierarchical regression analysis was used to analyse the...
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This study focuses on the socialization of business students on ethical issues. To this end, we explore personal and institutional factors that influence the acquisition of business ethics competences. Drawing on the case of the European higher education framework, we analyse data from questionnaires about the experience of 599 undergraduates study...
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Recycling behavior is an issue that affects the sustainability of many seasonal destinations. The EU promotes projects such as the UrbanWaste that try to study how to avoid the deplorable consequences on cities of this situation. This project has implemented a gamified application, named WasteApp in several European cities, in order to promote the...
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This paper proposes a new model to assess the socio-economic potential of two outermost islands of the EU to exploit their resources and capabilities for the sustainable development of the wind energy sector. To that end, a territory competitiveness index is calculated from the resource-based view to assess the socio-economic potential of renewable...
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This paper aims to propose a new approach of territorial competitiveness assessment revisited from the resource-based view, as the combination of location-specific resources and capabilities can improve the territorial socio-economic development. A territorial competitiveness index is calculated in order to assess the potential of renewable energy...
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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...
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The article initially addresses the concept of familiness and its connection with the succession process in the family firm to emphasize the relevance of the successor’s knowledge. Then, a model is presented that evolves from a dyadic relationship in the knowledge transfer process from predecessor to successor to a network of exchanges with multipl...
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Gamification lies in using elements explicitly designed for games in non-playful environments to achieve the player's commitment and to encourage the development of specific behaviors. These tools can also be used as persuasion when it is intended to influence users' behavior. The boundary would be in what we can call "gamipulation"-the use of game...
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This work aims to identify the most suitable location for photovoltaic power plants on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria. To that end, we propose a methodology which will assess those physical territorial resources involved in the development of photovoltaic solar energy by means of two devices: the available territorial resource map and the avail...
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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...
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The aim of this study is to analyse how the internal market orientation, considered from a dual perspective, cultural and behavioural, affects the development of external market-oriented behaviours by improving the attitudinal results (affective commitment and job satisfaction) of the internal customers. An empirical study was carried out, based on...
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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...
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Based on the need for new paradigms fostered by the European higher education framework, this study explores the influence of the lecturer's role on knowledge acquisition and competence development in undergraduate management students. The lecturer's role is analyzed through students' perceptions of the lecturer's ability to build a good relationsh...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to analyse the effects of high-commitment human resources (HR) practices on organisational performance through the commitment and satisfaction of both managers and supervisors. Design/methodology/approach An empirical study was carried out, based on the perceptions of 68 managers and 296 supervisors at four- an...
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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–...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss the theoretical and practical need for research into the learning conditions that influence a student’s self-assessment of their competences in management education. By means of a theoretical review, the paper introduces a model that integrates various learning conditions related to a student’s affe...
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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'...
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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...
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In today's dynamic environment, the role of employees and their level of organizational commitment are becoming increasingly important for business success, which is especially relevant for the service industry in general and for the tourism sector in particular because of problems associated with employee turnover, loyalty strategies with the cust...
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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...
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Higher education in most European countries has experienced major changes in the last years, and tourism studies have not been an exception. In an attempt to understand more about tourism education in order to better face the new academic framework, the specific goal of this work is to know the influence of students’ motivation and prior knowledge...
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Training plays a basic role in restaurants' success by improving the service quality provided by employees. The aim of this paper is to analyse how contextual factors, such as supervisors' support, resources' availability, opportunity to use training content, and organisational learning culture, influence training success. To that end, an empirical...
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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...
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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...
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This research aims to analyse the influence of organizational culture and human resources management (HRM) practices on the success of training at restaurants. Effective training is especially important for modern restaurants that aim to gain competitive advantage by means of good quality service and performance of their employees. To achieve this...
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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...
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In this introduction to our special issue, we will first seek to discuss the extent to which recent expatriation research and literature is still subject to earlier criticisms. Second, we will discuss the future research needs concerning the theme of this special issue, international careers, briefly reviewing the dominating research theme within t...
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This research aims to analyze the influence of continuous learning culture and HRM practices on the success of training. To achieve this goal an empirical study was carried out on 137 restaurants in the Canary Islands and the results show that a continuous learning culture does not influence the success of training unless HRM practices that support...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Purpose – To provide evidence about that the process called knowledge management can happen in work teams, but only if they have the necessary characteristics to be considered communities of practice. Design/methodology/approach – First, the paper identifies the characteristics of the work team that favor knowledge management from a revision of exi...
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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...
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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...
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The aim of this article was to analyse the value of human resources (HR) for competitive advantage and their influence on the firm's performance in the service industry. To achieve our goal, we have first proposed a resource-based framework to discuss the circumstances under which human resources can be a source of competitive advantage. Then, an e...
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This paper demonstrates the strategic importance of developing a capability to manage human resources based on a set of social responsibility principles (normative and structural) with the aim of responding to the interests of the employees. Such corporate social responsiveness will encourage employees’ collaboration and could distinguish the compa...
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The aim of this research work was to analyse the role of human resource management in the development of organizational capabilities and its influence on the firm's performance from a resource-based view. Our results, from empirical research on a nation-wide sample of Spanish savings banks, suggest that human resource decisions, integrated in a hum...
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A major challenge facing the family firm is the succession process. One reason for this challenge might involve the successor's ability to acquire the predecessor's key knowledge and skills adequately to maintain and improve the organizational performance of the firm. This paper uses two theoretical approaches from the strategic management field to...
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This study describes the role of the human resource system in organizational capabilities development from the resource based-view of the firm. Our results, from an empirical research on a national sample of Spanish Saving Banks, indicate that human re- source decisions, integrated in a human resource system; have an important and unique influence...
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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...

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