Rosa Maria Rio-Belver

Rosa Maria Rio-Belver
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea | UPV/EHU · Organización de Empresas

PHD Industrial Engineering

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Introduction
Doctor Ingeniero Industrial. Máster en Tecnología y Gestión Medioambiental (UPV/EHU). Master en Gestión de la Innovación (AENOR) Rosa María Río-Belver has a PhD in Industrial Engineering, specializing in Organization. MSc in Environmental Sciences and Technology (UPV/EHU) and Msc in Innovation Management (AENOR). She is a University professor at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU; teaching subjects such as Operations Research, Industrial and Technological Politics and Competitiveness-Innovation. Her main research interests are focused on innovation management, competitive intelligence, technology maps, emerging technologies, tech mining, knowledge engineering, and foresight. She is the author of numerous papers and is involved in national and European projects.

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Aim of study: World trade in olive oil is undergoing structural changes, with the emergence of new relevant actors, notably South American countries. The objective of this study was to analyze the performance of emerging Latin American countries in the world olive oil market during the period 2010–2019. Area of study: Major Latin American countries...
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Electrochemical conversion batteries (ECBs), especially fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), are the focus of attention of the scientific community due to their potential contribution to the decarbonization of the economy. In this context, the objective is to analyze patent publication flows on LIBs in Latin America (LATAM) by proposing a t...
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In a scenario where bilateral environment-business relationship is becoming increasingly important, social life cycle assessment (sLCA) has emerged. sLCA is a methodology for measuring the social impacts generated by the life cycle of a product on different stakeholders, in order to promote sustainability. As this is a potentially strategic tool fo...
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In order to address Climate Change and energy dependency challenges, hydrogen (H 2 ) is emerging as a promising energy carrier. Studies related to its production have conceptualized it as green (GH 2 ), clean, renewable (RH 2 ), ecological, and sustainable (SH 2 ). The aim of this research is to deepen the understanding of the GH 2 concept and to s...
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Today's companies cannot overlook their reputation if they want to continue to survive. One way to measure that reputation is through two factors: sentiment analysis of news stories in the press about those companies and the financial data of those companies. In this research, the sentiment analysis of news stories about several Euro Stoxx 50 compa...
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Environmental sustainability awareness has encouraged the promotion of a number of environmental programs and initiatives and, accordingly, the use of social networks for the dissemination and support of these initiatives has grown significantly. Thus, the purpose of the work is to understand United Nations World Environment Day (WED) programs impa...
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The use of artificial neural networkArtificial neural network (ANN) is growing significantly, and their areas of application are varied. In this case, the main aim of the study is to present an overall view of trends and research carried out in ANNs specifically in management scienceManagement science. To this aim, the data of publications about AN...
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The world is subject to continuous changes, many posing great threats to companies, so each company needs to create and develop strategies aimed at obtaining competitive advantages that allow them to achieve, maintain and improve the position within its socioeconomic sphere. In the ongoing battle to be competitive, evident in the current market, co...
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This study analyzes Twitter’s contribution to green energy. More than 200,000 global tweets sent during 2020 containing the terms “green energy” OR “greenenergy” were analyzed. The tweets were captured by web scraping and processed using algorithms and techniques for the analysis of massive datasets from social networks. In particular, relationship...
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This paper presents TeknoAssistant, a domain-specific tech mining method for building a problem–solution conceptual network aimed at helping technicians from a particular field to find alternative tools and pathways to implement when confronted with a problem. We evaluate our approach using Natural Language Processing field, and propose a 2-g text...
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Businesses with a technology management office can monitor and evaluate their technologies more efficiently. Companies measure technological maturity in their processes and products with the purpose of fulfilling properly their customers’ needs. There is a wide range of methods for measuring technological maturity, where two major currents stand ou...
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Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar mediante un análisis bibliométrico la contribución científica latinoamericana en la temática de los vehículos eléctricos, utilizando las investigaciones indexadas en la Web of Science (WOS) en el periodo 2001-2019. Los resultados muestran poca contribución de los países latinoamericanos, sus organizaciones...
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The strengthening of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions meant that manufacturing scheduling had to acquire a green approach. The need to reduce energy consumption becomes necessary for companies to achieve sustainable development. Therefore, a new challenge for the scientific community was foreseen, researching new algorithms or knowledge...
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This paper aims to identify more simplified and appropriate energy performance indicators (EPIs) for residential buildings during their operational stage. The Spanish Energy Performance Certification methodology is used to evaluate the energy performance rate (EPR) of a selected sample of Passive House (PH) buildings. Results of the study indicate:...
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Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies represent the new strategic paths of the manufacturing industry to retain the globalized market competitiveness. However, few studies have attempted to analyze the impact of scholarly works related to those technologies in results obtained from R&D developments, such as patents. Therefore, the ai...
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We describe a characterization of the conceptual and emotional changes on environmental issues in a sample of firms certified under the ISO 14001 standard. Business communications regarding the main Spanish industrial firms have been downloaded from the ABI/INFORM database and processed using Vantage Point software, in order to study the evolution...
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Purpose: The main objective of this research is to design an Organizational Culture Transformation Model (OCTM) prototype, in order to enable a High Performance Organization (HPO).Design/methodology/approach: There are three main processes involved in the methodology. Two of them, the definition of the main OCTM work elements as an initial hypothes...
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The change in business management towards a vision based on open innovation has opened the doors to knowledge transfer between organizations, promoting scientific–technological collaborations resulting in new research that opens the way to new technological innovations. Therefore, the objective of this study is to see how the company Iberdrola has...
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The essence of innovation lies in knowledge, which is why open innovation opens the door to knowledge transfer with agents outside the organization. In order to comprehend the joint scientific trajectory of these two areas of knowledge, the aim of this study is to identify and analyze the main indicators of scientific behavior involved in the resea...
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Purpose: The main objective of this research is to design an Organizational Culture Transformation Model (OCTM) prototype, in order to enable a High Performance Organization (HPO). Design/methodology/approach: There are three main processes involved in the methodology. Two of them, the definition of the main OCTM work elements as an initial hypothe...
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Solid State Transformers (SST) are the result of merging the power electronics possibilities for voltage and frequency control with high-frequency transformers, and are expected to be a key component for enabling some important features that future energy grids must possess: reversibility, stability, modularity and compactness, among others. In add...
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Companies are increasingly obliged to collaborate with each other if they wantto be innovative, and this growing transfer of knowledge takes place in acontext of Open Innovation. To study these scientific-technologicalcollaboration networks within an Open Innovation context, the case study ofIberdrola, a Spanish business group dedicated to the prod...
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Additive manufacturing (AM) is one of the main levers of change in the context of industry 4.0 and the metal additive manufacturing subgroup (MAM) is the most relevant in industry. This contribution analyses research trends and the academic, industrial and social impact of the research conducted in both areas. The articles published between 2010 an...
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The design of Organizational Culture Transformation Models takes on special relevance and interest in the current ever globalized economic framework, where markets are increasingly competitive, dynamic, aggressive and changing. In this context, the main objective of this research work is the design of a prototype of Organizational Culture Transform...
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The fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) has been defined as a promising way to avoid road transport greenhouse emissions, but nowadays, they are not commercially available. However, few studies have attempted to monitor the global scientific research and technological profile of FCEVs. For this reason, scientific research and technological developmen...
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The objective of this work is to determine the carbon footprint of a university building. This work is considered as a contribution aimed at integrating sustainability in its management, determining the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions and proposing solutions to reduce its environmental impact. This educational center houses 1064 students o...
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This article uses text mining techniques to determine the time lag of knowledge transfer between research activity and technology development in bioremediation, complementing these with advanced visualization techniques in order to extract patterns that could be of interest for decision making in this field. The emergence patterns in this field hav...
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This article analyses how the concept of sustainability is being incorporated into global research of higher education. This study utilizes different scientometric reviews of global research between 1991 and 2018 using text mining techniques in order to generate first and second-generation bibliometric indicators, the latter are displayed in scienc...
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p>Patents are a means of protecting inventions developed by firms, institutions or individuals, and they may be interpreted as indicators of invention. Patents indicators convey information on the processes of inventive activities. Therefore, patent statistics will assess science and technology (S&T) activities. Besides, additive manufacturing (AM)...
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The hybrid vehicle is a key technology in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in road transport, improving long-term environmental sustainability. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the research status of Hybrid vehicles and identify its industrial and commercial impact. Visualizations have been made from data from WOS (1900–2017) that allow us to...
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This paper presents a method for the identification of the “technology fronts”—core technological solutions—underlying a certain broad technology, and the characterization of their change dynamics. We propose an approach based on the Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) model combined with patent data analysis and text mining techniques for the identi...
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Abstract Maturity is a stage in the technology life cycle where technology is highly competitive and it can (safely) be integrated into products or processes. This article analyzes the most important methods to assess maturity and proposes a method based on their best features. On the one hand, Future-oriented Technology Analysis, an approach that...
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The digital interconnection of the machines through the Internet is generating the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). These "smart machines" are already transforming a wide variety of sectors, from manufacturing and agriculture to health and transport. This study aims to visualize and analyze the flows of technological knowledge leading to innovat...
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While novel technologies have tremendous competitive potential, they also involve certain risks. Maturity assessment analyzes how well a technological development can fulfill an expected task. The technology readiness level (TRL) has been considered to be one of the most promising approaches for addressing technological maturity. Nonetheless, its a...
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The present work is framed within tech mining and technology forecasting fields. It proposes an approach which combines a set of quantitative methods to completely describe an emerging technology, based on science, technology & innovation data. These methods are scientometrics, with which a customized and clean database is generated; hierarchical c...
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This article provides a retrospective and understanding of the development of automatic learning methods. The beginnings are visualized as a discipline within Computer Sciences in the subcategory of Artificial Intelligence, its development and the current transfer of knowledge to other areas of Engineering and its industrial applications. Based on...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to deliver a roadmap that displays pathways to develop sustainability skills in the engineering curricula. Design/methodology/approach The selected approach to enrich engineering students with sustainability skills was active learning methodologies. First, a survey was carried out on a sample of 189 students...
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Emerging Technologies are having a huge impact in the income statement of current enterprises and therefore they must be adopted as soon as possible. Thus, any attempt to introduce the characteristics and evolution of this kind of technologies is helpful for decision makers. In this sense, this paper aims at depicting Big Data, one of these cutting...
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This study analyses the efficiency in knowledge transmission of organizations and local regions participating in European R&D projects in 2000–2013 within renewable energy (RE) sectors (wind, solar, sea, geothermal, and biomass) using social network analysis (SNA). A review of the collaborative R&D consortium networks as technological transfer stru...
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This research proposes an innovative data model to determine the landscape of emerging technologies. It is based on a competitive technology intelligence methodology that incorporates the assessment of scientific publications and patent analysis production, and is further supported by experts’ feedback. It enables the definition of the growth rate...
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Using a management formula to standardize innovation management can be thought of as deeply contradictory, however, several successful firms in Spain have been certified under the pioneer innovation management standard UNE 166002. This paper analyzes the effects that standardization has in the attitudes and values as regard to innovation for a samp...
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DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.01.015 - One of the biggest challenges for current enterprises is the adoption of emerging technologies as soon as these provide competitive improvements. In this sense, several types of technology forecasting and surveillance activities are present in their daily activity. From the academic point of vi...
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Migrating to cloud computing is one of the current enterprise challenges. In this sense, the small and medium enterprise should be the most interested, given that initial investments are avoided and the technology offers gradual implementation. However, 54.9 % of SMEs confess that they have no knowledge of cloud technology. Accordingly, this paper...
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Migrating to cloud computing is one of the current enterprise challenges. This technology provides a new paradigm based on "on-demand payment" for information and communication technologies. In this sense, the small and medium enterprise is supposed to be the most interested, since initial investments are avoided and the technology allows gradual i...
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This paper aims at proposing a novel approach to gathering and structuring information concerning an emerging technology, generating a relevant profile, identifying its past evolution, forecasting the short and medium-term evolution and integrating all of the elements graphically into a hybrid roadmap. The approach combines four families of technol...
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The databases of patents are considerable, with many authors, as a source of information very valuable within the innovation process. One of the most important methods in patent analysis is based on the citations. The basic concept of patent citation analysis is that there exists a technological linkage between two patents if a patent cites the oth...
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This study uses the new global patent map developed by Kay et al. (2014) to reflect the patenting activity of Spain together with the activity of the Basque Country, a highly industrialised region in Spain, for the time interval 2000-2006. The global patent map reflects the technology categories where a patent could be categorised according to the...
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Characterization of waste recycling (WR) research has to start by defining the scope of this scientific area. Previous works and expert assessment recommend the adoption of an inclusive definition, with the aim of including all relevant uses of waste within this study. An ad-hoc designed “capture” strategy has been used to retrieve WR-related peer-...
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Many institutions from the public and private sector are interested in the characterization of the research taking place in waste recycling (WR) science. Tech mining analysis can be applied to scientific databases with this purpose in mind, but difficulties do arise when designing the search strategy to effectively capture this multidisciplinary ar...
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This paper aims to provide a brief overview of state-of-the-art methods of cluster analysis and to acknowledge their limitations when applied to local level in renewable energies. This emergent sector is becoming increasingly important within the field of Industrial Organization, with technological and industrial innovation being essential for the...
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Increasingly, there is a need to evaluate the research productivity of universities. This need stems from the fact that new laws concerning research activity have appeared in the last few years. In addition, there are other reasons that can be considered as grounds of this necessity, above all, those related to recruitment requirements and tenure....
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Tracking the evolution of research in waste recycling science (WRS) can be valuable for environmental agencies, as well as for recycling businesses. Maps of science are visual, easily readable representations of the cognitive structure of a branch of science, a particular area of research or the global spectrum of scientific production. They are ge...
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This paper aims to widen the current state-of-the-art techniques of New Management Models. In recent years, the appearance of new web 2.0 tools, the exponential increase in open-source, remote collaboration software solutions, and the new social and labour paradigms, make necessary a deep review of the traditional management models. It becomes nece...
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The use of tech-mining tools in Science and Technology databases can provide vital information to understand and foresee innovation processes. Some of that information can be visualized by using a wide variety of maps, which gives fast, intuitive comprehension of the social and cognitive structure of the analyzed topic. Among these, the maps of sci...
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This paper proposes how to foster open innovation through the establishment of collaborative networks. It displays how to elaborate and to visualize innovation networks existing through the analysis of the information contained in scientifical and technical databases. It comes to show two networks for innovation, made with text mining, the inventor...
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La competitividad de una nación debe basarse en la capacidad de sus industrias para innovar y mejorar continuamente en sus productos, servicios y procesos (Porter 1990). Hoy en día se reconoce que la innovación no surge exclusivamente en la empresa, sino que encontramos su fuente en la interacción con otras organizaciones que presentan recursos com...
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The analysis of new technologies has been of interest for many years . However, it is necessary to develop new methods to discover patterns that follow the new technologies; convert them could turn them into opportunities for innovation. This paper presents a methodology using techmining to understand the technological landscape and displays it on...
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Resumen La Norma ISO 9001:2008 requiere en su cláusula ―8.2.1 Satisfacción del cliente‖ que la empresa para poder certificarse debe realizar el seguimiento de la información relativa a la percepción del cliente. Además permite que ese seguimiento pueda realizarse no sólo con encuestas sino con diferentes métodos. A priori aparenta ser un campo dond...
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La información contenida en bases de datos de patentes puede ser usada para visualizar la estrategia de innovación de una región. El trabajo denominado PATENTALAVA se basa en el uso de la patentometria, técnica en estado embrionario, para estudiar la evolución de los flujos de conocimiento interindustrial. Este conocimiento permite el establecimien...
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The information contained in patent databases can be used to perceive the innovation strategy of a region. This paper proposed measures on patent analysis as method of measuring the flow of industrial knowledge in a region. The use of Tech- mining applied to the patent and the utility models databases which content the innovation requested by the c...
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In this paper we analyze the actions carried out in Customer Care in order to improve the complaint's management system in an aeronautical company. The principles of knowledge management are taken as foundation in order to