Nombre agencia financiadora Agencia Estatal de Investigación
Acrónimo agencia financiadora AEI
Programa Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Subprograma Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Convocatoria Proyectos I+D
Año convocatoria 2020
Unidad de gestión Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020
Identificador persistente


Found(s) 4 result(s)
Found(s) 1 page(s)

How many to be different? The role of number and the partner type on innovation performance

Academica-e. Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • Ismail, Muhammad
  • 0000-0003-0186-716X
  • 0000-0002-1088-4706
Collaboration with external partners for innovation is seen as a major driver of novel ideas. Previous studies have revealed the importance of collaboration with different partners on innovation performance; however, many questions regarding this association remain unresolved. This study aims to analyse the effects of collaboration with different types of partners on the innovation performance and how the cognitive distance affects this relationship. This study also distinguishes between incremental and radical innovations as outcomes of cooperation, and provides differing implications for the two innovations types. Based on empirical analyses performed on a sample of 12,000 Spanish firms, we found supportive evidence that both radical and incremental innovation require a distinct number of collaboration partners to optimise innovation performance. Further, relationship between the number of partners and innovation performance is moderated by the cognitive distance between the focal firm and the respective partner: positively for radical innovation and negatively for incremental innovation performance., His research was funded and conducted within the frameworks of the following projects: PID2020-115018RB-C31 and (AEI/FEDER, UE) research project financedby the ECO2017-86305-C4-4-R (AEI/FEDER, UE and the European Regional Development Funds; Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation PID2019-105001GB-I00 and PID2020-115018RB-C31(Ministerio de Ciencia eInnovación-Spain; Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities). PY20_01209 (PAIDI 2020)

Home-based telework and job stress: the mediation effect of work extension

Academica-e. Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • 0000-0003-1195-2966
  • 0000-0003-3080-7529
  • 0000-0001-6241-3204
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate how home-based telework (HBT) affects job stress. The authors argue that an intrinsic effect of telework like work extension mediates this relationship. Work extension is reflected in two employee behaviours: working in free time and presentism. Design/methodology/approach: The proposed model has been estimated using the Preacher and Hayes bootstrap method for multiple mediation analysis, with 1,000 repetitions. The data used come from the sixth European Working Conditions Survey. Findings: The analysis indicates that HBT does not pose an inherent risk for job stress but causes a change in the employees' behaviour, increasing working in free time and presenteeism and thus job stress. The mediation model indicates that once these behaviours are controlled, the effect of HBT is to reduce stress. Research limitations/implications: The authors argue that companies should focus on human resource practices to control workers' behaviours that have a detrimental effect on job stress while institutions should regulate HBT. Originality/value: The analysis deepens the unclear relationship between HBT and job stress by introducing employees' behaviours concerning work extension into the equation., The authors wish to thank for grants PID 2020-114460GB-C32 and PID 2020-115018RB-C31 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033.

Pay to be green? The effect of corporate social responsibility contracting on green innovation performance

Academica-e. Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • Hou, Yuting
  • 0000-0003-0186-716X
  • 0000-0002-1088-4706
This study examines how the integration of corporate social responsibility (CSR) criteria in executive compensation can improve green innovation performance in European countries. Using agency theory and stakeholder theory, and a database of 5,603 firm-year observations from European companies in the period 2012–2021, we find that CSR aligns the interests of senior executives with the company’s green innovation goals through green compensation contracts. We also explore the indirect effect in this relationship and reveal that the implementation of green practices mediates the impact of CSR contracting on green innovation performance. These findings indicate that CSR contracting as an effective governance mechanism could be strengthened by green practices, such as reducing resource use, water efficiency, energy reuse, emission reduction and pollution prevention. This study offers valuable insights for senior executives and policymakers who wish to manage CSR initiatives and green practices to improve their green innovation performance., The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding received through
the PID2020-115018RB-C31 and PID2019-105001GB-I00
(AEI/FEDER, UE) research projects financed by the Spanish
Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the
European Regional Development Funds.

Co-designing doctoral programs to enhance postgraduate students' employability: insights from industry stakeholders

Academica-e. Repositorio Institucional de la Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • 0000-0002-6437-3354
  • 0000-0002-1858-1363
  • 0000-0001-6167-3194
  • López Peláez, Antonio
Purpose: Doctoral programs play a crucial role in promoting innovation and technology transfer in universities. To design these programs effectively and with a co-design perspective, it is essential to consider all stakeholders involved in the process, including teachers, students and employers. The main objective of this study is to enhance postgraduate programs to improve students' employability. Design/methodology/approach: This empirical study was conducted over a three-year period and employed semi-structured interviews as its primary research methodology. In the first phase, 21 in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with managers from various sectors. The second phase involved 20 interviews, and the final phase of the study included 18 interviews with the same managers from previous phases. Findings: The study's main results revealed that the international networks, language proficiency and analytical skills of doctoral students were highly valued by employers. The main findings come from companies with doctoral students. Therefore, the skills were identified during the learning experience of the PhD graduates in the companies. Practical implications: The study's results can guide improvements in postgraduate program curricula and design to enhance students' employability. Originality/value: This research presents a novel approach to its findings. On the one hand, the study's conclusions may provide valuable insights for business agents, encouraging them to hire PhD students. On the other hand, it aims to drive necessary changes that promote more PhD students' focus on non-academic careers, creating significant value for research and innovation in the private sector., This work was supported by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación under Grant PID2020-115018RB-C31.