Victor Oltra

Victor Oltra
University of Valencia | UV · Department of Business Management

PhD

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The purpose of this paper is to compare two groups of business students from Poland and Spain regarding their declared knowledge and readiness to apply the principles of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The research was conducted in 2018 among students of two selected universities: the Faculty of Management at the University of Lodz in Poland...
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Technology-oriented skunkworks projects aim at facilitating radical innovation through approaches different from ‘normal’ research and development processes and have their specific organisational challenges. Joint human resource management (HRM) and innovation management research on HRM requirements for technology-oriented skunkworks is so far scar...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to empirically investigate how knowledge-based organizational support (KOS) influences organizational performance through project management. Design/methodology/approach Data were obtained from a survey and from archival sources with a time lag for the dependent variable; structural equation modeling was used t...
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Interest is growing towards including business ethics in university curricula, aiming at improving ethical behaviour of future managers. Extant literature has investigated the impact of ethics education on different ethics-related students’ cognitive and/or behavioural outcomes, considering variables related to training programmes and students’ dem...
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Academic spin-offs (ASOs) help universities transfer knowledge or technology through business projects developed by academic staff. This investigation aims at analyzing the critical factors for spin-off creation at universities operating in crisis-raven, entrepreneurship-unfriendly environments. Such factors revolve around four types of resources:...
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Recent financial scandals worldwide have intensified concern for business (and especially accounting) ethics. Hence, under an overall economic and social sustainability approach, it is crucial to improve the effectiveness of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) education, in terms of its impact on business students’ awareness o...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become increasingly important in labor market communication. To express organizational identity, reinforcing commitment to sustainable development and stakeholder engagement, organizations report their CSR activities. The impact of a company's employer branding (EB) strategy depends on how information recip...
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In a globalized economy and becoming more knowledge-based, two apparently contradictory phenomena are shaping the organization and location of many mature economic activities: a general tendency of firms to agglomerate geographically while traditional clusters (and notably industrial districts) are facing a period of crisis in their identity, struc...
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Concern is increasing worldwide for introducing dedicated courses on business ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in higher education curricula. In this study, awareness of business ethics is investigated from a sample of 307 undergraduate and postgraduate management students at a Polish university. This investigation aims at assessing...
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Purpose: Literature review of existing academic spin-offs in order to present the current situation at the international level. Design/methodology: Literature review. Findings: The bibliometric analysis of the literature (1990-2014) on academic spin-off permits find the most relevant authors, journals, both directly (number of publications) and ind...
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Organizational learning capability (OLC) and employee flexibility help firms navigate the challenges faced by organizations operating in turbulent environments. OLC includes dimensions such as experimentation, risk taking, openness, dialogue, and participative decision making. Employee flexibility is considered a crucial tool for strategic human re...
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In the context of organisational learning optimisation through knowledge management policies, it is essential to pay careful attention to teamwork design and dynamics. Having these ideas in mind, the aim of our paper is to empirically study whether a number of knowledge management policies related to team design and dynamics facilitate organisation...
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In recent years, and in close connection with a number of well-known financial malpractice cases, public debate on business ethics has intensified worldwide, and particularly in ethics-unfriendly environments, such as Spain, with many recent fraud and corruption scandals. In this study, from a sample of 551 students of a business degree at a Spanis...
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The interest in ethical issues has increased in higher education, and more specifically in accounting. However, despite the interest that business ethics has generated in the academic community – especially during the last two decades – the timely and relevant field of accounting ethics has so far not received the proper attention that it deserves....
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Web 2.0 networks have provoked a revolution in the last years due to their capacity to modify human relationships, particularly in business contexts. Social capital, as a crucial intangible asset embedded in Web 2.0 networks, can be extremely helpful to build and optimize personal and organizational power or resources. This exploratory study empiri...
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In recent years, setting up spin-off companies has become an efficient way to transfer technologyu and research results to the marketplace. This study found thats is not very usual to set up spin-offs as cooperatives, since most companies of this type take the form of limited or public limited companies, and therefore concentrates on analysing the...
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Talent management (TM) can crucially help optimize organizational learning (OL) processes. The aim of this article is to study whether certain TM practices related to teamwork design and dynamics stimulate and develop learning (i.e. knowledge creation) processes within the organization and across the different ontological levels (individual, group...
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The aim of this paper is to support dynamic capabilities as a strategic tool for company management. We will begin by illustrating the evolution that can be discerned in the process of developing competitive advantage as a result of the organisation's internal analysis. In a first stage, interest was centred on understanding the nature of the firm'...
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Effective knowledge creation and transfer are essential to foster organizational learning and innovation. This article explores two cases of knowledge management projects in Spanish companies. Three problematic features knowledge -namely dispersion, ambiguity and disruptiveness- build the conceptual framework. The study results reinforce the need o...
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Purpose The paper aims to focus on fostering a strategic attitude and creativity‐related competences among management students, through alternative teaching‐learning methods, whereby students propose “crazy” ideas that can be applicable to (business) organizations. Design/methodology/approach The approach taken was an active learning classroom exp...
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Una eficaz creación y transferencia de conocimiento es esencial para promover el aprendizaje organizativo y la innovación. Con este postulado como idea principal, este artículo explora sendos casos de proyectos de gestión del conocimiento en dos empresas españolas, profundizando en tres características problemáticas del conocimiento:dispersión, amb...
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An interdisciplinary theoretical framework is proposed for analysing justice in global working conditions. In addition to gender and race as popular criteria to identify disadvantaged groups in organizations, in multinational corporations (MNCs) local employees (i.e. host country nationals (HCNs) working in foreign subsidiaries) deserve special att...
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Purpose Within the search of the key factors that explain knowledge management (KM) effectiveness, this paper aims to advance a simultaneously conceptual and practical framework that links human resource management (HRM) and KM. Design/methodology/approach A literature‐based preliminary framework assumes that a number of critical KM characteristic...
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Most academic work usually explains organizational learning as a simple translation of individual learning. To fill this gap, this article focuses on the analysis of organizational learning as an iterative process in which group learning level is important. In this way, the model of organizational learning and knowledge generation presented in this...
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Knowledge management (KM) initiatives have been implemented with diverse results in many organizations. Although there has been substantial inquiry into the conditions for KM success or failure, prior findings need careful systematization before engaging into rigorous empirical investigation. Theory development is still emergent; interesting ideas...
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The key importance of cultural and human aspects as potential levers or inhibitors of the processes of knowledge creation and transfer is widely acknowledged today. However, the fit between, on the one hand, KM initiatives and, on the other, people-related issues, has so far been largely neglected in business practice. Besides, theory building effo...

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To asses the effectiveness of teaching methods and course contents in different cultural environments. From a multilevel approach, to analyze the relevance of individual, departamental and enviromental factors in the effectiveness of Businees Ethics courses.