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Sustainability of Column-Supported RC Slabs: Fiber Reinforcement as an Alternative 

Date: 07/2019 Author(s): de la Fuente, Albert; Casanovas-Rubio, Maria del Mar; Pons, Oriol; Armengou Orús, Jaume Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Fiber-reinforced concrete has been used in structures without any additional reinforcement when the design is determined by transient load stages (precast segments for tunnels), in elements with favorable boundary conditions, and in structures subjected to low load levels (pavements or pipes). Recently, the material has been used as the primary reinforcement ... More information

Crowdfunding Entrepreneurial or Humanitarian Needs? The Influence of Signals and Biases on Decisions 

Date: 01/06/2019 Author(s): Moleskis, Melina; Alegre, Inés; Canela, Miguel Ángel Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Crowdfunding platforms have become a valid alternative for raising funds for both entrepreneurial and humanitarian projects. The aim of our study is to investigate the factors influencing the likelihood of funding success across these two project types. Building on the charitable giving and entrepreneurial finance literature streams, we employ the ... More information

HR Analytics at Barney 

Date: 23/05/2019 Author(s): N'Guessan, Marie Noelle; Alegre, Inés; Canela, Miguel Ángel Document type: Case Barney Consumer Products (BCP) is a large company based in South Africa. The company's performance has worsened in the last couple of years, and the different departments blame each other. The Human Resources (HR) department manager suggest that the decrease in performance could be driven by a decrease in employee performance due to lack of motivation ... More information

Do Publications in Low-Impact Journals Help or Hurt a CV? 

Date: 20/05/2019 Author(s): Donnelly, Kristin; McKenzie, Craig R. M.; Müller-Trede, Johannes Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Using psychology professors as participants, the present study investigates how publications in low-impact psychology journals affect evaluations of a hypothetical tenure-track psychology job applicant. Are "weak" publications treated as evidence for or against a candidate's ability? Two experiments revealed that an applicant was rated as stronger ... More information

Mission Statements: What University Research Parks Tell Us About Timing 

Date: 01/05/2019 Author(s): Alegre, Inés; Berbegal-Mirabent, Jasmina; Guerrero, Adrián Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Mission statements are a key element of any organization. Ideally, the mission statement should be written at the initial stages of an organization's life to be a useful tool to guide future organization's decisions and strategy. However, at the early stages of an organization's life, the organization might still be under development with the objective ... More information

Illusory Inconsistencies in Judgment: Stimulus-Evoked Reference Sets and Between-Subject Designs 

Date: 04/2019 Author(s): Leong, Lim M.; McKenzie, Craig R. M.; Sher, Shlomi; Müller-Trede, Johannes Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Asked to judge the subjective size of numbers in a between-subjects design, participants rated 9 as larger than 221 (Birnbaum, 1999). The 9 > 221 effect seems to indicate that different stimuli evoke different contexts for comparison, and sounds a warning for the interpretation of between-subjects comparisons. We show that, contrary to appearances, ... More information

DJ World Conference 

Date: 21/03/2019 Author(s): de Santiago, Rafael Document type: Case Tokyo Music School (TOMS) has prepared some of the best disc jockeys (DJs) in the world for almost two decades. At the beginning of 2019, the school decided to organize an event that would bring together recent alumni with a selection of world-renowned DJs. The long-term vision was to make this event grow into a global DJ convention. A number of world-famous ... More information

ILUNION: el crecimiento corporativo sostenible y responsable 

Date: 04/03/2019 Author(s): Tàpies, Josep; Martín, Miguel Document type: Case Este caso permite identificar las tres cuestiones clave que debe plantear la estrategia corporativa: ¿cómo se crea valor económico a través de la actividad multimercado? ¿Cómo debe estructurar y coordinarse la empresa para sacar provecho a esta actividad? ¿Y por qué deben emprenderse esas actividades dentro de la empresa, en vez de hacerlo a través ... More information

Self-construction in informal settlements: A multiple-criteria decision-making method for assessing sustainability of floor slabs in Bucaramanga, Colombia 

Date: 03/2019 Author(s): Caballero Moreno, William G.; Alegre, Inés; Armengou, Jaume; Aguado, A. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In many developing countries, a large part of the urban population lives in self-built houses located in informal settlements. Due to the basic methods and materials used in self-construction, most houses are only one or two stories high. As a consequence, these informal settlements tend to expand rapidly outward, occupying the safest areas first and ... More information

Amazon and 

Date: 19/02/2019 Author(s): Jané, Joan Document type: Case Going on Amazon usually acts as a real spur for any firm's business, since sales tend to shoot up. But it is also true that it involves downsides that cannot be overlooked. Amazon, the undisputed leader in online sales of all kinds of products, has become a unique platform for the positioning and sales development of thousands of companies-especially ... More information Read related article
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