Pilar Ficapal-Cusí

Pilar Ficapal-Cusí
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC · Department of Economics and Business Science

PhD

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The adoption of new innovative ecosystems linked to Industry 4.0 (I4.0) in industrial firms has created new opportunities for performance. In this study, we investigate whether I4.0 can reinforce environmental asset management in achieving firm economic and social performance. We intend to contrast the existence of I4.0‐based reward mechanisms for...
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Con motivo de la celebración de los veinticinco años de la creación de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), las autoras aprovechan para reflexionar sobre la evolución reciente del mercado de trabajo en España y sus relaciones laborales, así como sus retos de futuro. Un periodo que se inicia con una larga fase de expansión de la economía españo...
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Research on the gig economy has rarely addressed the study on the motivations for the provision of labour services on digital platforms. Through a sample of 3,619 gigers in Europe, obtained from the COLLEM research, results have been obtained for labour providers (only gigers) and for labour and capital use providers (gigers and renters). The valua...
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The lack of blood donors is a global problem that prevents the demand for blood prompted by an ageing population and increased life expectancy from being met. The aim of this study was to conduct an initial exploration of the reasons for using digital platforms in blood donation. Using a Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) framework, microdata for 38...
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This paper analyzes the scientific map of technostress and the scientific production on this topic between 1982 and 2017, highlighting its structure, evolution, and trends in this field. A literature review based on bibliometric analysis of 246 records indexed in Scopus database was conducted. These publications were analyzed according to bibliomet...
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El uso de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación puede generar estrés tecnológico. El tecnoestrés comenzó a estudiarse en 1982 y dada la naturaleza dinámica de las tecnologías, cobra importancia evaluar la evolución del concepto y sus consecuencias. El objetivo de este artículo es explorar la estructura intelectual y social de la producci...
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The study of prosocial organizational behaviors has been receiving increasing attention, due to their relevant contribution to sustainable organizational and personal development. This research proposes and tests a model that tackles the factors that drive two unrewarding extra-role behaviors of individual or organizational citizenship, altruism, a...
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The consolidation of industry 4.0 (I4.0) as a new innovative ecosystem has generated high expectations about its economic and environmental effects. In this study, we investigate whether I4.0 technologies can reinforce environmental assets management in achieving firm results. We intend to contrast the existence of reward mechanisms for being green...
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In a context in which work has shifted from individual-centred to collaborative approaches, teams have become the cornerstone of organizational structure. This paper examines the individual, group and organizational factors that generate team performance. With this aim, it proposes and tests a multilevel team performance model that covers perceived...
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Knowledge sharing (KS) behavior is one of the main drivers to generate social sustainability. It predicts high organizational performance and innovation capabilities, and creates enjoyment and happiness in helping others. Even if incentives to enhance KS behaviors exist, employees would still be reluctant to share knowledge. For this reason, we tes...
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Human beings must develop many skills to cope with the large amount of challenges that currently exist in the world: media empowerment for an active and democratic citizenship, knowledge acquisition and conversion for lifelong and life-wide learning, 21st century skills for matching demand and supply in labor markets, and dispositional employabilit...
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Background: A literature review reveals that there is no measure of job crafting available in Spanish. This paper presents the translation, adaptation and validation of a scale to measure job crafting behaviors (i.e. the Spanish Job Crafting Scale – SJCS; Tims, Bakker, & Derks, 2012). Methods: The scale was applied to a sample of 896 employees in S...
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Purpose: This article empirically analyses gender differences in job quality during the first years of the economic crisis in Spain. Design/methodology/approach: The article use microdata from the Quality of Working Life Survey. A representative sample of 5,381 and 4,925 Spanish employees (men and women) in 2008 and 2010, and a two-stage Structural...
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While the literature has indeed confirmed a general tendency linking small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to a dynamic of greater job creation, there is little available evidence on what has happened to job quality since the financial crisis. Through a representative sample of 5311 employees in 2008 (first year of job destruction) and 4925 employees...
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Coaching is a process of growth that has expanded into many areas. From a theoretical perspective the coaching has three major theoretical lines or schools: North American (Leonard), European (Gallwey and Whitmore) and South American (Flores, Echeverría, Olalla and Maturana). An effective coach has empathy, builds trust, is professional and uses me...
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With the aim of providing new evidence and a practical instrument to measure coinnovative sources of productivity in tourism small and medium enterprises (SMEs), this article presents a newly designed questionnaire that has been validated by exploratory factor analysis. The empirical study was conducted on a representative sample of 500 tourism SME...
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This article explores the relationship between dispositional employability and online training purchase. Through a sample of 883 employees working for enterprises in Spain, and a using principal component analysis and binomial logit probabilistic models, the research revealed two main results. First, it was found that dispositional employability is...
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Introducción: a pesar de la relevancia nutricional del desayuno para el desarrollo y su asociación a un mejor aprendizaje y rendimiento escolar, numerosos estudios ponen en evidencia que en muchos casos se omite o se hace mal. Objetivo: determinar la calidad del desayuno de estudiantes de entre 10 y 16 años con intención de determinar en qué moment...
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This article explores the relationship between dispositional employability and online training purchase. Through a sample of 883 employees working for enterprises in Spain, and a using principal component analysis and binomial logit probabilistic models, the research revealed two main results. First, it was found that dispositional employability is...
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La presente monografía aborda el fenómeno del desempleo juvenil, mediante la identificación y cuantificación del colectivo de los jóvenes desempleados, la diferenciación de los diferentes grupos de jóvenes que conforman este colectivo, con sus características y necesidades específicas, así como tambié, mediante el análisis de las diferentes medidas...
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Through a representative sample of 9,100 and 8,755 employees in 2008 and 2010, and a using two-stage structural equation model, this article empirically analyses the multi-dimensional determinants (direct effects) of job quality in Spain. The research concludes that: #1 despite the economic crisis, job quality improved over the analysis period; #2...
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Through a representative sample of 5,381 (3,079 men and 2,302 women) and 4,925 (2,719 men and 2,206 women) employees in 2008 and 2010, and a using two-stage structural equation model, this paper empirically analyses the multi-dimensional determinants (direct effects) of gender-related job quality in Spain. The research revealed four main results. F...
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This paper analyses the execution and evaluation of team-based learning in a virtual learning environment. It describes the methodology and the results of a practical experience in the Management Skills subject of the Degree in Business Administration and Management offered at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). The aim is to gain experience in...
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The paper designs and validates a scale on the effect of e-learning in vocational training (sample of 5,265 Catalan unemployed students in 2009). Three factors have emerged from the exploratory factor analysis (75.1% of cumulative variance): skills developed (α1=.93), 2) applicability of training (α2=.92), and satisfaction with the pedagogical aspe...
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Through a representative sample of 8.755 employees in 2010, and using a structural equations model (SEM), this article analyzes empirically the multidimensional determinants (direct effects) of the perceived work quality in Spain. The research concludes that the perceived work quality combines a broad set of explanatory dimensions that are linked w...
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The paper analyses the effect of e-learning vocational training on the employability of the unemployed. Through a questionnaire survey of 5,265 people who took part in an e-learning training programme developed in 2009 by the Catalan Employment Service (SOC) and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) to improve the employability of the unemployed,...
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The working paper explores job crafting and their convergent validity with work engagement and proactive personality in Spain. Based on the Job Demands-Resources model with four dimensions (increasing structural job resources, decreasing hindering job demands, increasing social job resources, and increasing challenging job demands) the working pape...
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This article is a theoretical study comparing the model of Japanese human resource management, analyzing their characteristics from the point of view of the hierarchy and structure, recruitment and selection, promotion, performance appraisal and motivation, leadership, training and communication versus the model of existing human resources manageme...
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Through a representative sample of 9,100 and 8,755 employees in 2008 and 2010, and a using structural equation model, this article empirically analyses the multi-dimensional determinants (direct effects) of job quality in Spain. The research concludes that: #1 despite the economic crisis, job quality improved over the analysis period; #2 intrinsic...
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Through a representative sample of 9,100 and 8,755 employees in 2008 and 2010, and a using structural equation model, this working paper empirically analyses the multi-dimensional determinants (direct effects) of job quality in Spain. The research concludes that: #1 despite the economic crisis, job quality improved over the analysis period; #2 intr...
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Background: The aim of this article is to develop the Spanish adaptation of the internal functioning of Work Teams Scale (QFI-22). Methods: The scale was adapted from the French version, and was applied to a sample of 1,055 employees working for firms operating in Spain. The article analyses the internal structure (exploratory and confirmatory f...
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The aim of this paper is double. First, it provides a conceptual framework and modelling of the relationship be-tween human resource management (HRM) systems and non-based-knowledge firms. Second, using survey data on 1.518 Catalan firms (in Spain, with capital in Barcelona), the paper: 1) identify two system of HRM (in pro-gress HRM system and non...
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El artículo evalúa el efecto del e-learning en la formación para el empleo en personas principalmente desocupadas. Mediante un cuestionario a 5.265 personas que participaron en un programa de formación virtual para la mejora de la empleabilidad del Servicio de Ocupación de Cataluña y la Universidad Oberta de Cataluña en 2009, la investigación reali...
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This is an analysis of the effect of e-learning on vocational training, mainly for unemployed people. A questionnaire was administered to 5,265 people who participated in a virtual training programme run in 2009 by the Catalonia Occupation Service and the Open University of Catalonia to improve job skills among the unemployed. Two main contribution...
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This article analyses new co-innovative sources (ICTs, human capital and training, and new forms of work organisation) of labour productivity in small firms producing for local markets. Using 2009 survey data for a representative sample of 464 firms based in Girona (a province in the north-east of Spain) and using Ordinary Least Square (OLS) econom...
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RESUMEN: A partir de los datos para una muestra representativa del tejido pro-ductivo privado en Cataluña (1.283 empresas) y en sintonía con la evidencia em-pírica internacional, en este trabajo se analizan las nuevas fuentes co-innovadoras (usos TIC, nuevas formas de organización y cualificación del trabajo) de la pro-ductividad empresarial. Los r...
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To identify and characterise different profiles of nurses' utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet and to identify factors that can enhance or inhibit the use of these technologies within nursing. An online survey of the 13,588 members of the Nurses Association of Barcelona who had a registered email account i...
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La crisis económica actual ha acentuado la necesidad de transformar el patrón de crecimiento de muchas economías en todo el mundo. En el proceso de transición hacia la economía global del conocimiento, las fuentes de productividad evolucionan desde los modelos competitivos extensivos (acumulación de recursos productivos) hacia los modelos competiti...
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La severidad de la crisis económica actual ha puesto de relieve la necesidad de transformar profundamente la estructura productiva de muchas economías en todo el mundo. Ante los significativos crecimientos del paro, se plantea la necesidad de que los trabajadores y las empresas afronten un proceso de capacitación y cambio estructural que les permit...
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The current economic crisis has underlined the need for transforming the pattern of growth of many economies throughout the world. In the process of transition towards the global knowledge economy, productivity sources pivot from extensive competitive models (accumulation of productive resources) towards intensive competitive models (innovation). I...
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To identify doctors' utilization of ICT; to develop and characterise a typology of doctors' utilization of ICT and to identify factors that can enhance or inhibit the use of these technologies within medical practice. An online survey of the 16,531 members of the Physicians Association of Barcelona who had a registered email account in 2006 was car...
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A partir de los datos para una muestra representativa del tejido productive privado en Cataluña (1.283 empresas), en este trabajo se analizan: a) las nuevas fuentes co-innovadoras (usos TIC, nuevas formas de organización y cualificación del trabajo) de la productividad empresarial; y b) su comparación internacional de resultados. Para la gran mayor...
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La severitat de la crisi econòmica actual ha posat en relleu la necessitat de transformar profundament l'estructura productiva de moltes economies a tot el món. Davant dels significatius creixements de l'atur, es planteja la necessitat que els treballadors i les empreses afrontin un procés de capacitació i canvi estructural que els permeti millors...
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La severitat de la crisi econòmica actual ha posat en relleu la necessitat de transformar profundament l'estructura productiva de moltes economies a tot el món. Davant dels significatius creixements de l'atur, es planteja la necessitat que els treballadors i les empreses afrontin un procés de capacitació i canvi estructural que els permeti millors...
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The severity of the current economic crisis has shown the need to profoundly transform the productive structure of many economies allover the world. With the major increase in unemployment, the need has been considered for major structural change, for both workersand companies, to improve their competitiveness in the global knowledge economy. With...
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Abstract Objectives To identify doctors’ utilization of ICT; to develop and characterise a typology of doctors’ utilization of ICT and to identify factors that can enhance or inhibit the use of these technologies within medical practice. Methods An online survey of the 16,531 members of the Physicians Association of Barcelona who had a registered...
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The recognition of prior experiential learning (RPEL) involves the assessment of skills and knowledge acquired by an individual through previous experience, which is not necessarily related to an academic context. RPEL practices are far from generalized in higher education, and there is a lack of specific guidelines on how to implement RPL programs...
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The sources of business efficiency are undergoing profound changes as part of the process to build the knowledge society and economy. As can be seen in the international empirical evidence, in order to explain the potential for long-term growth in business activity (productivity of work), there is also the need to look at a whole series of non-tang...
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This project tries to show that the consolidation of a new strategic, organisational and business activity model, linked to investment and the use of ICT (ie, the network company), significantly alters performance patterns where business results are concerned, particularly productivity, competitiveness, workers' wages and profit. We have empiricall...
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El projecte de recerca L'empresa xarxa a Catalunya. TIC, productivitat, competitivitat, salaris i beneficis a l'empresa catalana té com a objectiu principal constatar que la consolidació d'un nou model estratègic, organitzatiu i d'activitat empresarial, vinculat amb la inversió i l'ús de les TIC (o empresa xarxa), modifica substancialment els patro...
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Entre las nuevas necesidades de formación y de aprendizaje surgidas de la definición de un Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior (EEES) común, destaca la necesidad de profundizar en una mejor enseñanza científica y técnica, así como en el desarrollo de competencias genéricas y transversales de cara a un aprendizaje permanente a lo largo de la vida....
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Entre las nuevas necesidades de formación y de aprendizaje surgidas de la definición de un Espacio Europeo de Enseñanza Superior (EEES) común, destaca la necesidad de profundizar en una mejor enseñanza científica y técnica, así como en el desarrollo de competencias genéricas y transversales de cara a un aprendizaje permanente a lo largo de la vida....
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The research project Information and communication technologies and transformations in Catalan companies has the primary objective of analysing the transformations of the strate- gy and the organisation of the companies linked to the use of information and communica- tion technologies (ICT). The principal hypothesis to be proved is the following: k...
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Projecte de recerca del PIC (Projecte Internet Catalunya). Data de començament de recerca: Març de 2002. Data de publicació: Desembre de 2003 El projecte de recerca Les tecnologies de la informació i la comunicació i les transformacions de l'empresa catalana va analitzar la relació entre l'estratègia, l'organització i les pràctiques empresarials i...