Vasco Eiriz

Vasco Eiriz
University of Minho · School of Economics and Management, Department of Management and NIPE

PhD (UMIST, UK) , Master Degree (University of Minho, Portugal), Licenciado (ISG, Portugal)

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Introduction
Associate Professor (with Tenure) of Management at the School of Economics and Management, Department of Management / NIPE, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal). www.eiriz.org

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Publications (35)
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This article investigates the underlying factors that might shape the firm’s choices with respect to degrees of innovation novelty. Using a sample of 2983 firms observed under the Portuguese Community Innovation Survey, we assess the relative relevance of a set of firm- and industry-specific factors in explaining firms’ choices about incremental or...
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«This article discusses innovation across the firm’s life cycle. By discussing how firms’ innovation decisions change over time and across the different stages of firm growth, we add to the literature on innovation and strategy by proposing a typology of innovation strategy. In this original contribution, innovation strategies are categorized in te...
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This article analyses the impact of digital distribution of music on business models developed by independent musicians. More specifically, it aims to analyse the main changes in the network of relationships between musicians and record companies, and between musicians and consumers; and to analyse how independent musicians’ business models have be...
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Purpose - The purpose of this article is to analyze the evolution of a supply network and the causes of network change and stability. It is presented the study of a supply network of Delphi Braga (Portugal), one of the largest European plants producing car-radios, navigation system and other related products, in order to understand how it changed o...
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This article aims to understand the impacts of technology adoption on small independent food retailers in Portugal. Based on primary data, perceptions of the impacts were related to types of technology and retailer-specific characteristics. Although technologies for managing customer relationships are the most frequently adopted, there is no empiri...
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Purpose This article aims to understand the influences surrounding the consumption of fragrances, especially if these products fit as a brand extension of luxury brands. More specifically, it aims at identifying the main reasons behind the process of buying fragrances and the main features associated with the consumption of fragrances. Design/meth...
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Purpose – This paper explores the role of interorganizational projects, embedded within the firm’s network of relationships, in the building of competitive advantage. Projects play a relevant role in terms of accomplishing strategic objectives and developing strategies and competitive advantage. Projects can be developed in an interorganizational c...
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Purpose: Local networks of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are founded both on collaborative and competitive inter-organizational relationships within the same network characterised by spatial proximity between firms. This paper aims to propose an original analytical framework to understand how spatial proximity between firms within loca...
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O desenvolvimento dos territórios, a exploração de oportunidades de negócio, e a criação de empresas e emprego em territórios rurais estão fortemente dependentes da atividade empreendedora dos agentes económicos e da rede de instituições de apoio ao empreendedorismo desses territórios. Este estudo pretendeu compreender a dinâmica empreendedora e a...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to focus on the interaction process between organizations of a knowledge network as a means to promote learning. In particular, the authors aim to answer the following research questions: how do dyadic and network relationships contribute to inter-organizational creation and transfer of knowledge? More specifica...
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As empresas que estão inseridas num cluster acedem a recursos aí partilhados que lhes proporcionam vantagens competitivas. Todavia, o acesso a esses recursos é condicionado pela forma como a empresa vê e interpreta a sua rede de relacionamentos no cluster. Deste modo, o propósito deste artigo é analisar em que medida a perspectiva da empresa sobre...
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Firms that are part of a cluster access to shared resources that foster competitive advantage. However, the access to these resources is conditioned by the way each firm sees and interprets its network of relationships within the cluster. Thus, the purpose of this article is to analyze to what extent the firm’s perspective can be considered as a de...
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Este artigo foca-se no conceito de amor pela marca, um tipo de relacionamento afetivo, profundo e duradouro estabelecido entre consumidores e marcas, que resulta em consequências benéficas para as empresas. Tendo em conta a crescente importância dos serviços e a ausência de estudos sobre o amor pela marca no contexto dos serviços, esta investigação...
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This paper investigates the geographical distribution and concentration of firms’ innovation persistence and innovation type (product and process) based on three waves of the Portuguese Community Innovation Survey data covering the period 1998–2006. The main findings are: 1) both innovation persistence and innovation type are asymmetrically distrib...
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Purpose – Projects are a part of everyday life in industrial firms, playing a relevant role in terms of accomplishing strategic objectives, implementing strategy, and developing competitive advantage. Projects are developed within industrial networks and have a momentum of their own. This paper aims to describe the role of inter‐organizational proj...
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Understanding a firm's internationalization processes, including entry mode decisions, has attracted increasing attention from the literature in international business. This article researches the impact of market determinants on the entry modes choice of exporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs), specifically on the variables associated with t...
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Firms located within a cluster have access to tacit, complex and specific local knowledge which allow them to develop competitive advantage. However, firms have no equal ability to access and to apply that knowledge, meaning that not all have a similar knowledge absorptive capacity. Using a sample of the largest Portuguese firms within a footwear c...
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A universidade é uma fonte para o desenvolvimento de novos produtos e serviços baseados no conhecimento e tecnologia. A transferência de tecnologia da universidade para a indústria pode ser feita através de vários mecanismos como a criação de spinoffs universitários. Este artigo analisa quatro spinoffs universitários e os gabinetes de apoio à trans...
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This paper analyses the patterns of firm growth of manufacturing firms across Portuguese regions. In particular, we compare firm size and growth in order to investigate 1) whether region-specific characteristics, interpreted as generating localization economies, exert any influence on firm growth and size, and 2) whether there is evidence of persis...
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This article proposes a conceptual framework to analyse hospital competitiveness at the organisational level. Hospital competitiveness, defined as the capacity a hospital has to develop a superior performance that leads it to a position of competitive advantage, may be analysed in three dimensions: organisation, strategic behaviour, and performance...
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This paper investigates whether foreign firms had a positive impact on entrepreneurial activity measured by the net creation of firms. Using firm-level panel data for the Portuguese manufacturing and service industries over the period 1986 to 2000, we test whether the impact of foreign firms on firms’ entry depends on the number and size of previou...
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This paper examines whether foreign firms generate productivity spillovers. Despite the relevance of this question to public policy, previous studies have failed to find consistent and conclusive evidence to support the existence of positive spillovers. Using previously unexploited firm-level data over the 1994–1999 period, we attempt to contribute...
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Technological innovation is generally recognised as an important driver of performance in major service sectors. This article argues that evidence of such a relationship is much more diffuse in healthcare services. Moreover, the concept of technological innovation in healthcare is very broad when new medical equipment, new pharmaceutical products,...
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As empresas não são ilhas que actuam de forma independente do meio que as rodeia. As relações que estabelecem com outros actores permitem aceder a recursos e competências que condicionam a sua estratégia e desempenho. A teoria aponta para ganhos das empresas associados aos recursos raros e inimitáveis existentes em “clusters” que advêm do conhecime...
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This article focuses on the competitive and cooperative issues that arise from the management of interdependence within international supply networks. When small and medium manufacturers are dependent on a major retailer, their capability in allocating resources to build a competitive position is limited. Firms in this dependent position need to de...
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Este estudo discute as mudanças em curso na distribuição automóvel europeia desencadeadas pela sua actual regulamentação. Reconhecendo que no sistema de negócios da indústria automóvel existem vários sectores que merecem análise, neste estudo de caso procede-se a um diagnóstico detalhado da situação actual e futura da distribuição automóvel na Euro...
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Este artigo identifica os obstáculos à gestão do conhecimento nas escolas de gestão eeconomia do ensino superior público em Portugal. Assume a gestão do conhecimento como um processocolectivo e interactivo que envolve a geração, codificação e transferência do conhecimento. No âmbitoduma pesquisa sobre gestão do conhecimento no ensino superior em Po...
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Purpose – This paper aims to explore the theoretical foundations of relationship marketing from the perspective of several management-related disciplines, and to attempt a fresh perspective that seeks to integrate these contributions. Design/methodology/approach – Despite the recent popularity of research into relationship marketing, there is still...
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Purpose: To develop a framework for evaluating the quality of Portuguese health care organisations based on the relationship between customers and providers, to define key variables related to the quality of health care services based on a review of the available literature, and to establish a conceptual framework in order to test the framework an...
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This paper identifies important changes in the Portuguese healthcare industry such as the ownership of healthcare providers, meaning that profit-oriented organisations are currently entering into an industry, which was traditionally dominated by public services. At the same time customers are changing their attitudes towards healthcare becoming muc...
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Este artigo assume as alianças estratégicas como uma forma particular de cooperação empresarial, reconhece a necessidade de clarificar o conceito e sugere elementos de distinção com outras formas de cooperação e relacionamento inter-organizacional. Contribuindo para este esforço de clarificação, reconhecem-se e discutem-se limitações na literatura,...
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"Estudo sobre Oportunidades de Pequenos Investimentos no Vale do Ave: a Perspectiva das Instituições (Privadas e Públicas) e dos Empresários". Trabalho realizado por encomenda da Euroiniciativa (Sol-do-Ave/AMAVE); Guimarães, Dezembro de 1994, 86 págs. (trabalho em co-autoria);

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Projects (6)
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To assess the dynamics of innovation activities of Portuguese firms over the period 1995-2006, thereby to contribute to the design of policies and provide new insights to both theoretical and empirical literature on number of issues.