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  • 1
    Publication Date: 2019-04-24
    Description: This study aims to explore the key factors that may affect the entrepreneurial capacity of students of Higher Education Centers (CES). Once the factors were established, these were grouped into internal and external to the ESCs, then the AHP method was applied to determine the relative weights of each of the criteria to groups of experts belonging to different disciplines and Latin American countries. Through the consensus of the experts, the results indicate that internal factors that most influence the entrepreneurship of their students are "Entrepreneurial Spirit", "Work Experience" and "Performance of specific courses" and as external factors affect to a greater extent "The Networks", "Friends" and "Scope of development". The results of the study can be used as an important reference for educational establishments, to define strategies based on these factors, which help to improve ecosystems within their centers, effectively enhancing the entrepreneurial capacity of their students.
    Keywords: I23 ; M13 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; entrepreneurship ; Higher Education centers ; entrepreneurial capacity ; entrepreneurial ecosystem
    Repository Name: EconStor: OA server of the German National Library of Economics - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
    Language: Spanish
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    Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Description: Este artículo examina las dinámicas en torno a los mecanismos de participación ciudadana que se han activado en fronteras extractivas de Colombia desde 2004 con el fin de proteger las fuentes de agua, los territorios y los medios de vida campesinos. Los casos demuestran que ha habido dos olas de democratización ambiental en Colombia, que existe una sinergia entre los instrumentos de deliberación y de participación, tensiones entre la democracia participativa y la representativa, y que los discursos sobre el agua constituyen un hilo conductor que unifica la movilización para la democratización ambiental en el contexto de los conflictos socio ambientales. La emergencia de, y las barreras a, la democratización ambiental se analizan como dos tendencias opuestas constituidas por diferentes capas de lógicas y estrategias. Vistas en el contexto nacional, las movilizaciones sociales en las fronteras extractivas están reinterpretando la democracia, fortaleciendo las luchas por la justicia ambiental y poniendo de manifiesto las contradicciones del capitalismo. La respuesta de la sociedad en general a estas iniciativas tiene implicaciones importantes para el futuro de modelos económicos menos destructivos y para la democracia misma.
    Description: This article examines the dynamics around citizen participation mechanisms activated in the extractive frontiers of Colombia since 2004 to protect water sources, territories, and peasant livelihoods. The cases show that there have been two waves of environmental democratisation in Colombia; that there is synergy between the instruments of deliberation and participation, as well as tension between participatory and representative democracy; and that water discourses are a common thread that unifies mobilisation for environmental democratisation in the context of socio-environmental conflicts. The emergence of and barriers to environmental democratisation are analysed as two opposing trends constituted by different logics and strategies. Viewed in the national context, the social mobilisations emerging in extractive frontiers are reinterpreting democracy, strengthening claims for environmental justice, and making evident the contradictions of capitalism. The response of the broader society has important implications for the future of less destructive economic models and for democracy itself.
    Keywords: ddc:300 ; environmental democratisation ; water ; extractive frontiers ; Colombia ; Latin America ; socio‐environmental conflicts
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  • 3
    Publication Date: 2018-02-08
    Description: This research tested and empirically analyzes the in uence of certain intangibles business on the export performance of manufacturing SMEs. Specifically, the proposed research model assesses the relationship between participative management, entrepreneurial culture and innovative orientation, managerial capacity and export performance. Considering the innovative orientation as a key in these businesses to compete in foreign markets, and export performance as a measure of competitive success, elaborate on how it affects promote an entrepreneurial culture, and how it in uences managerial capacity to conquer external markets. The technique Partial Least Squares (PLS) has been applied in 180 manufacturing SMEs. The results show that the entrepreneurial culture is a mediating variable between participatory management style and innovative orientation of the company and managerial capacity affect export performance but not moderate the relationship between innovation and export performance orientation.
    Keywords: L21 ; M14 ; M3 ; ddc:330 ; entrepreneurial culture ; export performance ; innovative orientation ; participative management ; managerial ability
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  • 4
    Publication Date: 2018-02-08
    Description: The importance of management systems for the integration of CSR in the company strategy is a vital resource that has been little studied in technology companies. In this paper a structural equation model is proposed in order to explain the in uence of CSR and its integration into the management system of the company. This in uence is facilitated by the existence of previous standardized management systems, and how this integration affects the strategy of the company and if this is a reflection on the economic performance of the technology company. The study was conducted in companies located in Spanish Science and Technology Parks. On the one hand, model results shows that there is a positive, direct and statistically significant relationship between the integration of CSR and strategy; on the other hand, performance and integration has also this relationship. Likewise, the model shows also some indirect evidence relations between Management System before the implementation of CSR and performance.
    Keywords: M14 ; ddc:330 ; structure equation modeling ; corporate social responsibility ; technology companies ; integration ; performance
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    A Coruña: Colegio de Economistas de A Coruña
    Publication Date: 2019-02-14
    Description: The maximization of profit as the main objective of companies is being criticized from different forums, advocating for an economic system in which the achievement of social sustainability will play a leading role. In the banking sector, after the outbreak of the crisis in 2008, financial bailouts that have used public funds to save various entities have provoked a current of opinion about the necessary social role that banking companies must develop. In this article, a case study is carried out analyzing the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in ABANCA, the financial institution with the largest presence in Galicia (northwest Spain), which has been rescued with public money, Identifying a series of objectives and actions carried out by said entity. The analyzes carried out show, among others, the importance of trust and transparency, as well as attention to intangibles.
    Keywords: G30 ; G38 ; L21 ; M14 ; ddc:330
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  • 6
    Publication Date: 2018-12-20
    Description: Integrated reporting (IR) is one of the latest innovations regarding sustainability reporting and non-financial information in the world. Although some companies began IR practices in the 2000s (Eccles & Krzus, 2010), IR has only been recognized since 2010 as the best way to get a complete picture of the value of organizations, overcoming the limitations of traditional reports (Eccles & Krzus, 2010; Jensen & Berg, 2012; Abeysekera, 2013).Our research aims to analyze this innovative reporting trend. To do this, we first review some practices in the annual reports published by the pioneering companies in IR, then, we present the antecedents for the current IR framework. Finally we look into the process that the International Integrated Reporting Council has followed to develop the framework, pointing out some milestones for the widespread adoption of integrated reporting.Our findings suggest that reporting practices have been ahead both from theoretical developments and institutional efforts. However, private regulators continue to have a major influence on the theoretical definition of standards that are intended to guide IR and the development of accountability practices to stakeholders.
    Keywords: M14 ; M40 ; ddc:650 ; Integrated reporting ; Reporting ; Financial and non-financial information ; First integrated reporting practices ; International Integrated Reporting Council pilot programme ; The International Integrated Reporting Framework
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  • 7
    Publication Date: 2019-11-02
    Description: Los recursos de naturaleza intangible se han convertido en los principales generadores de valor de manera sostenible en las empresas. En concreto, aquellos que permanecen ocultos en los balances debido a las dificultades que plantea su reconocimiento y medición (es decir, lo que se denomina capital intelectual). Si bien, el suministro por parte de las empresas de información voluntaria sobre estos recursos puede ayudar a reducir las posibles asimetrías de información y mejorar la transparencia informativa entre sus grupos de interés (stakeholders). En este sentido, los informes anuales son los principales medios de divulgación que tienen las empresas para suministrar información voluntaria. Sin embargo, en los últimos años, las memorias de sostenibilidad se han convertido en la principal vía de comunicación como mecanismo para legitimar las actuaciones de las empresas ante sus stakeholders. Así, nuestro objetivo es explorar y analizar el medio de comunicación que están empleando las empresas para suministrar información voluntaria sobre sus recursos intangibles ocultos. Los resultados obtenidos permiten concluir que se ha producido un cambio en la política de información empresarial y las memorias de sostenibilidad se han convertido en el principal soporte para suministrar información voluntaria a los stakeholders, además de ser un buen medio para suministrar información de los recursos intangibles.
    Description: Intangible assets have become the main sustainable value creation of companies. Specifically,those assets which remain hidden in the accounting statement due to the difficulties in identification and measuring (ie what is called intellectual capital). Voluntary information disclosed by companies on these assets can help to reduce symmetries of information and improve information transparency among stakeholders. In this sense, annual reports are the primary tool of information disclosure that companies have for provide voluntary information. In recent years, sustainability reports have become in the main means of communication as a way to legitimize the actions of companies to their stakeholders. Thus, our aim is to explore and analyze the means of communication used by companies to provide voluntary information about their hidden intangible assets. Results obtained indicate that there has been a change in corporate information policy and sustainability reports have become the mainstay to provide information voluntarily to stakeholders as well as being a good way to provide information of intangible resources
    Keywords: M14 ; M19 ; M41 ; ddc:650 ; Intangibles ; Capital intelectual ; Divulgación de información ; Informe anual ; Memoria de sostenibilidad ; Intangibles ; Intellectual capital ; Disclosure ; Annual report ; Sustainability report
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  • 8
    Publication Date: 2016-09-24
    Description: The Protocol for Socially Responsible Territory is the result of a local sustainability management experience, which has demonstrated the importance of public administration in social innovation. This article describes the process through which such protocol was obtained, its characteristics and its principles as well as the strengths that this protocol offers. The definition of Socially Responsible Territory (TSR) is presented as a contribution to the theoretical development of a new research area, whose prospects are favored by the potential practical effects on public and corporate alliances locally. This protocol offers competitive advantages to governments who are preparing to seize the opportunities from the Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth.
    Keywords: M14 ; R58 ; R11 ; ddc:330
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  • 9
    Publication Date: 2019-03-14
    Description: This article presents a review of the studies on on boards of directors and corporate social responsibility practices in the banking industry. Several characteristics of bank boards, in particular independence and diversity, may impact their CSR commitments. By studying a sample of 159 banks in nine countries during the period 2004-2010, there is evidence that suggests that banks with more independent and diverse directors follow a path of socially responsible behaviour.
    Keywords: G21 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; Corporate governance ; Board of directors ; Corporate social responsibility ; Banks
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  • 10
    Publication Date: 2019-03-14
    Description: This study analyses the social and environmental research published in Spanish journals between 2004 and 2012. The main areas of concern of the Spanish researcher are analysis of Spanish practices, external publication, attitude studies and the different theoretical frameworks. There are also encouraging changes in the methodological approaches used, placing greater importance on empirical research with the conducting of field and case studies, at the same time as analysis of different statistical relationships, from interviews and content analysis, although without the features of cooperation and interactivity typical of dynamic, and innovative knowledge production communities. There appears to be some difficulty in getting published in Spanish journals, and generating critical social and environmental research is even harder.
    Keywords: M14 ; Q56 ; ddc:330 ; Research ; Methods ; Spain ; Corporate social responsibility ; Sustainable development
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  • 11
    Publication Date: 2018-11-19
    Keywords: ddc:300
    Repository Name: Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
    Language: Spanish
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    Berlin : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
    Publication Date: 2019-01-18
    Keywords: ddc:300
    Repository Name: Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
    Language: Spanish
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  • 13
    Publication Date: 2019-01-18
    Keywords: ddc:300
    Repository Name: Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
    Language: Spanish
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  • 14
    Publication Date: 2019-01-18
    Keywords: ddc:300
    Repository Name: Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
    Language: Spanish
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    München : Goethe-Inst.
    Publication Date: 2018-11-19
    Keywords: ddc:300
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    Language: Spanish
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    Buenos Aires: Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA)
    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Description: Pareciera que gestionar proyectos y liderar equipos a la distancia es lo que se avecina para los próximos tiempos, y tal vez podamos atribuir esta tendencia a las corporaciones o empresas, que instaladas en el territorio de la Argentina, utilizan recursos locales para implementar proyectos en otros países, donde el tipo de cambio (Dólar) es más que favorable para estos negocios, me refiero a Pagar salarios en Pesos Argentinos y Cobrar contratos en Dólares Americanos. Pero no hay que descuidar las tendencias en otros países, donde la situación cambiaria / financiera no es la misma que en Argentina. Es por ello, que también existen casos de empresas multinacionales que lideran proyectos regionales, y casos de empresas que por cuestiones de costos, hacen uso de las herramientas informáticas de avanzada (videoconferencias, chats, telefonía ip) para bajar los costos operativos, de logística y de recursos humanos. En la Argentina, en materia de Metodologías para la Administración de Proyectos, puede notarse que la organización con más presencia es sin duda el PMI –Project Management Institute. El PMI es una organización con alcance internacional y posee miles de personas “Certificadas” en Materia de Dirección de Proyectos o Project Management, e incluso posee distintos tipos de certificaciones, para diferenciar a personas especializadas en otras disciplinas como Program Management, Risk Management, entre otras. Si bien la metodología que establece el PMI no se encuentra focalizada únicamente para el ámbito de la Tecnología Informática, la misma puede aplicarse a otros ámbitos como por ejemplo la Construcción, la Ingeniería Espacial, la medicina, entre otros, pero existen otros organismos como PRINCE2 o CMMi que si se focalizan en una rama particular como la Ingeniería del Software. A lo largo de este trabajo se pretende focalizar en las metodologías del Project Management Institute (PMI), y en la metodología PRINCE2. Luego de analizar ambas metodologías en referencia a su modo tradicional de gestión, se analizará cómo aplica ambas metodologías el modelo de gestión de proyectos con equipos de trabajo distribuidos geográficamente en distintos países. Por último se propone un modelo adaptado de gestión a distancia, para minimizar los problemas detectados en la investigación que se ha realizado.
    Keywords: ddc:330 ; Virtuelles Team ; Projektmanagement ; Multinationales Unternehmen ; IKT-Sektor ; Erfrischungsgetränkeindustrie ; Argentinien ; Mexiko ; Bolivien ; Uruguay ; USA
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    Buenos Aires: Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA)
    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Description: Este trabajo presenta el concepto de JIT (Just-In-Time, o justo a tiempo) y ofrece aplicaciones en la Argentina. En la Parte I, pone el JIT en el contexto de la gestión japonesa (management japonés): destaca las características de esta gestión, y resume su evolución a lo largo de las últimas décadas. Hace hincapié en la gestión de la producción y analiza los desafíos, críticas y las teorías de la convergencia con los sistemas occidentales que se han examinado a lo largo de los últimos 20 años. El artículo examina los desarrollos de la gestión japonesa en el extranjero y, en particular, las prácticas de la gestión japonesa en la Argentina. En particular, estudia las condiciones para el éxito o fracaso de la transferencia de este estilo de gestión en diversos países, incluyendo la Argentina. También estudia la posibilidad de transferencia parcial de algunos elementos del sistema y su aplicación en empresas japonesas y no japonesas. En la Parte II, se presenta un marco teórico del JIT como: (a) una filosofía; (b) un conjunto de técnicas productivas; (c) un método de la planificación y control de la producción. Finalmente, se trata con aplicaciones del JIT en las siguientes empresas: McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Zara, Alpargatas, Toyota, Becher Logística, Motor Parts y Master Trim. Como conclusión de estos estudios de caso, se llega a que el JIT es aplicable en la Argentina.
    Keywords: F23 ; M10 ; M11 ; M12 ; M14 ; P51 ; ddc:330 ; Just-In-Time ; gestión japonesa ; gestión japonesa en el extranjero ; transferibilidad de la gestión japonesa ; empresas internacionales ; empresas internacionales japonesas ; corporaciones multinacionales japonesas ; kanban
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  • 18
    Publication Date: 2019-03-14
    Description: The aim of this paper is to analyze the phenomenon of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Spanish banking sector through social responsibility reports. Based on the theories of legitimacy and Stakeholders justified the use of CSR to analyze the behavior information about its environment. As survey methodology used content analysis, in particular are analyzed and compared the information practices in relation to four pillars on which the RSC is organized: customers, community, employees and the environment. In particular, it proposes a content index of liability (IDR) that measures the quality and detail of information provided. The study concludes that the community and environment categories are the most generally reported, although nature are social institutions (savings banks and credit unions) more transparent about customers and community is concerned, on the evolution during the recent years have seen that the transparency of information does not increase, but remains stable or even decreased as in the case of the contents on customers, in addition, we find that the contents are related to the internal activity of the company remains concerned about the most institutions to address the impacts of their activities as financial intermediaries.
    Keywords: M14 ; ddc:330 ; Content analysis ; Financial institutions ; Global reporting initiative ; Corporate social responsibility
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  • 19
    Publication Date: 2019-03-14
    Description: This research intends to show whether the prevalence of individualistic or collectivist cultures in an organization can moderate the effects of the human resource policies on business performance. To date, there is a lack of literature which analyzes this relationship. A sample of 102 companies, situated in southern of Spain, with more than 100 employees was used for this study. In accordance with the statistical analysis conducted using Structural Equation Modeling Partial Least Squares (SEM-PLS) results reveal the existence of the moderating effect.
    Keywords: L25 ; M12 ; M14 ; M50 ; ddc:330 ; Human resource practices ; Employees commitment ; Organizational performance ; Individualism/collectivism
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    Buenos Aires: Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA)
    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Description: El desarrollo de proveedores es una actividad que enriquece la gestión de la cadena de suministro, dotándola de mayor valor a través del aporte mutuo entre empresas clientes y subcontratistas. Este aporte incluye nuevas tecnologías, know-how, herramientas de la calidad y organización del trabajo, además de negociaciones sobre la política de precios, entre otros temas. En este trabajo presentamos sus conceptos fundamentales. Nos basamos, ante todo, en la Guía para el Desarrollo de Proveedores de ONUDI, que analizamos con detenimiento como material de referencia obligado. Estudiamos las etapas de un programa de desarrollo de proveedores, que incluyen, entre otras, las siguientes: análisis de los requerimientos de los clientes; selección de los subcontratistas; diagnóstico de los productos, procesos y productividad de los subcontratistas; análisis de las facultades de los subcontratistas para cumplir con los requerimientos de sus clientes; formulación de las recomendaciones técnicas; capacitación de los subcontratistas; aplicación de las recomendaciones; y análisis de la posibilidad de establecer alianzas y fortalecer las existentes. Examinamos los objetivos principales del desarrollo de proveedores que son, fundamentalmente, tres: lograr la reducción de los costos, ajustar la política de precios, y mejorar la tecnología, en sentido amplio. También dedicamos atención a las normas de la serie ISO 9000, que hacen referencia al desarrollo de proveedores. Tratamos con cierto detalle las dificultades del desarrollo de proveedores; las describimos y presentamos algunas herramientas para facilitar la gestión del cambio. Entre estas incluimos la educación y el entrenamiento, la atención a la cultura organizacional, la motivación y las recompensas, y el ejercicio del liderazgo. Finalmente, presentamos el resumen de cuatro estudios de caso, tres de ellos reales y uno hipotético, para destacar los efectos económicos y de otro tipo del desarrollo de proveedores; el estudio hipotético, en particular, ofrece algunos principios orientadores del sistema de desarrollo de proveedores, sus elementos motivadores y breves consideraciones para mejorarlo, así como posibles contenidos de un programa. El artículo constituye una invitación a abordar el estudio y la aplicación de estas técnicas, dada la capacidad que tienen para mejorar la ecuación económica de la cadena de suministros y beneficiar a todos los interesados en su progreso.
    Keywords: M10 ; M12 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; desarrollo de proveedores ; cadena de suministro ; contratista ; subcontratista ; gestión del cambio ; bolsas de subcontratación y de alianzas industriales ; educación y entrenamiento ; John Deere & Co. ; Maruti Udyog Ltd. ; FUJUDES
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: In this paper we study the possible effect it may have concerning the use of financial derivatives in the evolution of the share price of Mexican non-financial corporations, whether such contracts are used for hedging financial risks or for trading. The first part is a review of the literature to analyze work they have done to date others, then studied at 25 non-financial companies listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and are part of the Price Index and Quotes. Using a statistical model has been contrasted and tested the hypothesis, confirming that the use of financial derivatives has a significant positive influence on stock prices of companies.
    Keywords: G12 ; G13 ; G15 ; ddc:330 ; Finanzderivat ; Börsenkurs ; Mexiko
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  • 22
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper introduces an indicator of consumers' inflation expectations based on data from the National Consumer Confidence Survey of Mexico (ENCO, in Spanish), and tests its predictive power over CPI inflation and other measures of inflation that correspond to smaller baskets of consumer goods, for periods that range from 1 to 12 months. Our findings show that between January 2003 and September 2010, the predictive capability of the indicator over the different measures of inflation used was weak. Due to a modification in the survey questionnaire in October 2010, as of that date we observe a significant change in the responses and, thus, in the behavior of the indicator of consumers' inflation expectations. For this reason, from October 2010 on the main use of this indicator is to be a reference of consumers' confidence in price stability.
    Keywords: C14 ; E31 ; E58 ; ddc:330 ; CPI inflation ; consumers' inflation expectations ; household surveys ; consumer surveys ; consumer confidence surveys ; ENCO ; Verbraucherpreisindex ; Inflationserwartung ; Verbraucher ; Mexiko
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper presents an analysis of the expected inflation distribution based on the surveys made to economic analysts in the private sector, by Banco de México. Conceptually, the analysis can be divided into three aspects: level, dispersion, and skewness, of expected inflation. It is anticipated that the behavior of these aspects will be consistent with the process of inflation convergence to its target, in the sense that the expected inflation level and dispersion, and the probability of observing a sizable realization of inflation have been diminishing, as the cited process has taken place. Additionally, first, a model is presented in which agents face a cost when they update their in ation expectation. This model explains some of the facts seen in inflation expectation dispersion. In the model, the decrease in the dispersion is consistent with an increase in the frequency with which the agents update their inflation expectation, as observed in the data. Second, under an event-study framework the respond of upside risks of inflation expectations to the approval of the Income Law is analyzed. The results suggest that once the cited law is approved, on average there is a decrease in such risks.
    Keywords: E31 ; D84 ; ddc:330 ; Inflation ; Expectations ; Expected Inflation ; Inflationserwartung ; Mexiko
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This article presents three methods to estimate the logarithm of monthly real GDP in Mexico from the Global Indicator of Economic Activity (IGAE): (1) a deterministic approach using the IGAE growth rate; (2) an extension of Denton method; and, (3) the Kalman filter. In these methods the monthly GDP is regarded as an unobservable variable that is approximated using only the IGAE. Results suggest that the method based on the Kalman filter seems to fit better the observed data of quarterly GDP under several error measures. By analyzing different estimation periods it was found that the parameters corresponding to the filter remained relatively stable over the period of study. Therefore, this method was used to perform out-of-sample forecasts.
    Keywords: C22 ; D24 ; E23 ; E27 ; ddc:330 ; Gross Domestic Product ; Global Indicator of Economic Activity ; Kalman Filter ; Denton Method ; Forecasts ; Sozialprodukt ; Wirtschaftsindikator ; Zustandsraummodell ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: In this paper we analyze the synchronization between the business cycles of US and Mexican regions. Regional economic activity in Mexico is measured using regional coincident indexes recently developed at Banco de México, while US aggregate economic activity is measured with the national coincident index of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The framework for the empirical analysis is the structural linear times series model. We find a regional pattern in the covariance between cyclical disturbances in the US and in the Mexican regions: it is higher in the Northern than in the Central and Southern regions of the country. We also find that the elasticity of Mexican regional economic activity with respect to the US's aggregate economic activity exhibits a similar pattern. Moreover, while the variance of the business cycles in the Northern, North-Central, and Central regions is mostly associated with shocks to the US economy, in the Southern region it is mostly related to specific shocks to the Mexican economy.
    Keywords: E32 ; E37 ; R11 ; ddc:330 ; business cycles ; coincident indexes ; co-movement ; Mexico ; United States ; Konjunkturzusammenhang ; USA ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2019-01-15
    Description: Micro.enterprises have certain attributes that distinguish them from large companies and from those that see problems when adopting principles and social responsibility policies. However, the principles of social responsibility can and should be integrated into any organization, including micro.enterprises. In this paper, we study how cooperation networks could be an appropriate incentive for the micro.enterprises to implement social responsibility policies, strengthening some advantages and mitigating some disadvantages that micro.enterprises may have when dealing with such policies, and enhancing, ultimately, the level of development of their relational and structural capital. In preparing the study theoretical model is proposed that analyses the components of these types of capital in the company, adapted to the micro.enterprise as well as studying the influences that social responsibility policies and membership of cooperation networks can have on these components.
    Keywords: M10 ; M12 ; M13 ; M14 ; L14 ; ddc:650 ; networking ; micro-enterprise ; social responsibility ; relational and structural capital
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    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Description: In the past few decades a large number of studies have been carried out aimed at integrating and incorporating ethics into organizations, mainly highlighting the need to enhance ethical behavior within organizations. However, none of them makes any reference in their approach concerning the value which is generated as a consequence of organizational ethics, when not only several studies have been found supporting such statement but also a theoretical justification is found based on the perspectives of the Resource-Based View of the Firm and Dynamic Capabilities. Therefore, the authors of this study, starting from a model previously designed (Ruiz-Palomino y Ruiz-Amaya, 2011), have designed an integrating model as an attempt to link an ethical organizational culture to the business value generation by means of human resources. To be precise, attention in this paper is focused on the analysis of the direct and indirect effects that an ethical organizational culture has on the value job response of the employee. Discussion of the model, managerial implications and directions for future research are finally presented.
    Keywords: M1 ; M10 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; organizational culture ; resource-based view of the firm ; dynamic capabilities theory ; business value ; business ethics ; person-organization values fit
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    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Description: Here we describe the origins, evolution and classification of stakeholders. It highlights the relationship created between the credit institution as a social organization and its various stakeholders, analyzing the importance attached to them. The field work was conducted through a questionnaire answered by 57 Spanish institutions. The results show the sensitivity of banks to CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), with regard to the entire Spanish financial sector. Our goal is to analyze the importance of the various stakeholders: shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers, community and public administration for the Spanish credit institutions. Credit institutions focus their interest mainly on two interest groups: employees and customers. Transparency and open dialogue about performance, priorities and future plans for sustainability are actions to be implemented in order to inspire confidence and future.
    Keywords: G30 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; corporate social responsibility ; credit institutions ; stakeholders
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    Granada : Univ. de Granada | Wuppertal : Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
    Publication Date: 2018-11-19
    Keywords: ddc:300
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) meaning the active and voluntary contribution of firms to enhance welfare, is achieving a greater importance in Business administration as an intangible asset which management generates competitive advantages and promotes sustainable development. This work indentifies similarities between CSR management and Intellectual Capital management, this one meant as those activities which help us to manage the knowledge of the firm. Our aim is that firms understand the importance of considering CSR as a corporate strategy that enhances the value of the organization, and that they become conscious about its efficiency and efficacy.
    Keywords: M12 ; M14 ; M15 ; M48 ; ddc:330
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper, first, reviews briefly the literature on the term structure of interest rates, citing some of the most important studies done on the topic for the Mexican case in the last years. In addition, the development of the government debt market is described. Second, evidence against the expectation hypothesis is shown and the deviations of the term structure from this hypothesis are examined. Third, it is documented that much of the variability of the term structure is due to changes in its level. Fourth, some of the statistics of the term structure are associated with macroeconomic variables, specifically the shortterm rate and the output gap as measured with the IGAE index. Regarding this last point, evidence is found that changes in the term structure of interest rates' slope are associated with the monetary policy stand along the business cycle. The nominal interest rates used in the analysis go from July 2002 to June 2011.
    Keywords: E43 ; G12 ; ddc:330 ; Term Structure of Interest Rates ; Expectation Hypothesis ; Principal Component Analysis ; Nominal Interest Rates ; Zinsstruktur ; Zins ; Erwartungstheorie ; Hauptkomponentenanalyse ; Mexiko
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper estimates private returns to education in Mexico by means of the Mincer model. The natural ability bias that the literature reports in this type of estimations is tried to be solved using the control function method. Through this method some variables relevant to wage determination are included in the model, such as natural ability index, mother's education, household infrastructure, height and health. Results suggest that the returns to education by year of schooling in Mexico are between 8.2% and 8.4 %. On the other hand, results by level of education suggest that more education is associated with higher returns. The highest return to education in both absolute and relative terms is provided by Postgraduate education followed by Graduate education. In general, results suggest that there is a convex relationship between education level and wage.
    Keywords: I21 ; J24 ; J31 ; ddc:330 ; private returns to education ; natural ability bias ; natural ability index ; mother's education ; Mexico ; Bildungsertrag ; Frauenbildung ; Mütter ; Bildungsverhalten ; Mexiko
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: Following the Hotelling model of spatial competition used by Massoud and Bernhardt (2002) to analyze competition in ATM fees, in this paper we analyze the effects of banning fees on the usage of ATMs by account holders. We find that the prohibition also reduces the fees charged to non-account holders but increases fixed fees. This latter increase is on average smaller than the decrease of the former two, which leads total consumer welfare to increase. We also find that the prohibition decreases total surplus but that this decrease is absorbed by the banks' profits. The model does not consider the decision of banks to open or closedown ATMs, which we leave for future research.
    Keywords: G21 ; L51 ; D40 ; ddc:330 ; banking competition ; ATM fees ; bank regulation ; retail banking ; Electronic Banking ; Bankentgelt ; Bankenregulierung ; Privatkundengeschäft ; Räumlicher Wettbewerb ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: En vista de la creciente competencia por el agua, existe el peligro que particularmente los pobres en las áreas rurales enfrenten cada día más dificultades para cubrir sus necesidades de agua para usos domésticos y productivos. El presente DIIS Working Paper fue elaborado con base a una encuesta llevada a cabo en el año 2008, en el municipio de Condega, Nicaragua; en él se expone un perfil de pobreza de los hogares rurales y se analiza el acceso al agua que tienen los hogares más pobres, menos pobres y no pobres; además de sus contactos con las instituciones que juegan un papel en la gobernanza de agua.
    Keywords: ddc:300
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper shows that the evolution of the level of Mexico real and real per capita output between 1895 and 2008 can be adequately described through a trendstationary model, affected by 4 structural breaks, which occurred at dates that seem to coincide with domestic institutional arrangements, wars, and financial and economic crises. These changes are modeled through logistic smooth transition functions, in which transition periods are endogenously estimated. In terms of growth rates, our results indicate that for Mexico real and real per capita GDP, there are four stationary growth paths, separated by three transition periods. For instance, for real GDP we identify the following stationary growth paths: 1895-1924, 1935-1952, 1956-1978, and 1989-2008, separated by three transition periods: 1925-1934, 1953-1955, and 1979-1988.
    Keywords: C12 ; C13 ; C15 ; C22 ; O47 ; O54 ; ddc:330 ; gross domestic product ; economic growth ; stationarity ; unit root ; structural break ; logistic function ; smooth transition ; Wirtschaftswachstum ; Sozialprodukt ; Strukturbruch ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper analyzes the pass-through of exchange rate to different price indexes in Mexico. The analysis is based on a vector autoregressive model (VAR) using monthly data from January 1997 to December 2010. The pass-through effects are calculated by means of accumulated impulse response functions to a recursively identified exchange rate shock. The results show that the exchange rate pass-through to import prices is complete, but it declines along the distribution chain in such a way that the impact on consumer prices is below 20 percent. Moreover, we find that the exchange rate pass-through seems to have decreased substantially from 2001 onwards, which coincides with the adoption of an inflation targeting regime by Banco de Mexico.
    Keywords: E31 ; F31 ; F41 ; ddc:330 ; exchange rate pass-through ; import price ; consumer price ; distribution chain ; inflation ; Exchange Rate Pass-Through ; Preisindex ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2017-08-04
    Description: The management of stakeholders is becoming increasingly important to the corporate sustainability. The engagement of stakeholders gives legitimacy to the company, generating trust and credibility. The enterprises that are seeking sustainability in their activities must know stakeholders, promote dialogue, meet the demands and expectations, and be transparent in the accountability for their actions. The sustainable company triggers continuous improvement and innovation and seeks for social acceptance to achieve success in their activities. In this context, our focus is on thinking about the main challenges faced by companies pursueing sustainable development through effective management of their stakeholders. We further propose the use of flexible tools that aid employers in decision making and help them improve the stakeholder management.
    Keywords: M10 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; stakeholders ; corporate sustainability ; decision-making ; fuzzy logic
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    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Description: In the literature on business ethics a large number of studies can be found with a focus on establishing comprehension frameworks concerning the factors which make an individual behave ethically or unethically. However, the models proposed up to the present moment are excessively generalists, as there are no specifications on those factors which are presented as more prominent in terms of influence according to the empirical literature. The purpose of this paper is to develop an explanatory model that in addition to allowing a better comprehension of the main factors influencing on the individual's ethical behaviour. For this aim we review the most significant contributions in the literature on this aspect and raise a series of theoretical propositions which define the explanatory model. Finally we present the discussion of the model, thus drawing a series of conclusions and proposing future lines for research.
    Keywords: M1 ; M10 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; ethical/unethical behaviour ; organizational ethics ; individual characteristics context ; explanatory model
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    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Description: This study focuses on the structure of the board of directors that is considered more suitable in terms of corporate social responsibility, and also on those contextual factors that could influence the socially responsible behavior of family firms. Empirical analysis on 535 non-listed Spanish firms leads to the identification of three clusters in terms of the variables related to boards´ structure: family dominated boards, professional boards and immature boards. Results show that the firms that have boards' structure with more potential for a socially responsible behavior (professional boards) are the ones who are bigger, older and with higher generational evolution.
    Keywords: M14 ; M19 ; ddc:330 ; family firm ; board of directors ; social responsibility ; stakeholders.
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    Buenos Aires: Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA)
    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Description: Numerosos conceptos se entrelazan para dar lugar al concepto de gobernancia de una empresa, tanto en el caso de las empresas cotizantes como el de las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes). Para que la gobernancia se concrete y sea efectiva, es necesario traducir sus conceptos en acciones que transformen la realidad de la firma y su entorno en el sentido exigido por los conceptos. Las empresas grandes, sobre todo si están bien organizadas, cuentan en general con mecanismos adecuados de planificación y control para llevar a la práctica sus acciones de gobernancia. Las pymes, por su parte, caracterizadas por menores recursos relativos, tienen grandes dificultades metodológicas y conceptuales para implementar y mantener una arquitectura de gobernancia. En las últimas tres o cuatro décadas, sin embargo, se han difundido en el mundo algunas técnicas japonesas de gestión que pueden aplicarse en la implementación y consolidación de la gobernancia. Estas aplicaciones, naturalmente, son posibles tanto en las grandes firmas como en las pequeñas, pero hacemos hincapié en estas últimas porque en ellas encontrarán un terreno fértil para la aplicación inmediata y fecunda. Esta aplicación, que permitirá realzar la gobernancia de la pyme en pocos meses, solo depende de la decisión de un gerente inquieto dispuesto a transformar su organización. En este trabajo, presentamos los conceptos básicos de gobernancia y su aplicación en las pymes, mostramos los rudimentos de algunas herramientas japonesas de gestión e ilustramos con breves ejemplos cómo estas herramientas pueden utilizarse para implementar y mejorar la gobernancia de una pyme. Las herramientas consideradas son: un indicador de gobernancia pyme, basado en la estructura –aunque no necesariamente los contenidos- del Premio Deming, el premio nacional japonés a la calidad; la gestión hoshin; y los sistemas de reuniones eficaces.
    Keywords: M10 ; M12 ; M14 ; ddc:330
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: Using various statistical measures we estimate the degree of comovement and cyclical synchronization of formal employment across Mexican states. As a measure of formal employment we use the number of workers with permanent contracts registered at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social in each state between July 1997 and April 2009. We find that Mexican states are highly heterogeneous with respect to the degree of employment comovement and the association between the state and national employment. Only in 11 of the 32 states we find that fluctuations in state employment are highly synchronized between them and with national employment. These states are located in the northern border with the United States, in the center west and in the center of the country. Additionally, we find evidence of employment comovement, albeit much weaker, in 4 states located in the vicinity of Mexico City. In the rest of the states, employment fluctuations are unrelated to national employment or other states' employment fluctuations.
    Keywords: E32 ; R11 ; R23 ; ddc:330 ; employment ; cycles ; comovement ; states ; regions ; Mexico ; Regionale Arbeitslosigkeit ; Teilstaat ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: We determine the extent of cyclical comovement in employment among the regions of Mexico by analyzing the covariance of the disturbances in regional cycles during the period July 1997 - October 2009. Employment refers to the number of workers with permanent contracts affiliated to the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Trend and cycle decomposition and the variance-covariance matrix of the cycle's disturbances are obtained from the estimation - using state space methods - of a structural multivariate model of the employment time series. We find, for most regions, that employment comovement is high and that the variance of the regional cycles' disturbances is largely associated with the fluctuations in national employment. We do not find evidence, however, of a common underlying cycle, which means that employment comovement would arise from the geographical propagation of regional specific shocks.
    Keywords: E32 ; R11 ; R23 ; ddc:330 ; employment ; comovement ; regions ; Mexico ; Regionale Arbeitslosigkeit ; Mexiko
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    Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
    Publication Date: 2018-10-10
    Description: This article analyzes the support for democracy in Chile from an economic, institutional and political perspective. It uses data from Latinobarómetro for the period 1996-2007 and a statistical method of estimation, 'ordered logit', in order to answer the question of why support for Chilean democracy is not connected with economic growth. The analysis generates three key results of interest. First, regardless of the fact that GDP per capita does not have any effect on the level of support for democracy, it does affect individuals' perceptions of economic performance, since the variable 'economic situation' is one of the most explanatory variable of the model. Second, the analysis demonstrates the importance of the degree of confidence in the Congress at the moment that perceptions of democracy are evaluated. Third, 'political ideology' is the most useful variable in explaining support for democracy, a fact which suggests that the adherents of the right wing do not support the democratic system. This is the most reliable reason for the moderate level of support for democracy in Chile.
    Description: Dieser Beitrag analysiert die Unterstützung der Demokratie in Chile im ökonomischen, institutionellen und politischen Kontext. Hierzu werden Daten des Unternehmens Latinobarómetro aus dem Zeitraum der Jahre 1996-2007 unter Anwendung des 'Ordered Logit'-Modells verwendet, um die Frage nach der Beziehung zwischen wirtschaftlichem Wachstum und Unterstützung der Demokratie zu beantworten. Die Analyse zeigt drei bedeutsame Ergebnisse: 1) Obwohl das nationale Pro-Kopf-BIP keinen Einfluss auf das Niveau der Unterstützung der Demokratie hat, zeigt sich in einer Analyse auf Individualebene gleichwohl, dass die Variable 'ökonomische Situation' eine der aussagekräftigsten ist, um die Einstellung der Individuen zur wirtschaftlichen Leistungsfähigkeit der Demokratie zu erklären. 2) Die Analyse weist nach, wie wichtig das Vertrauen in das Parlament im Moment der Befragung ist. 3) Die Variable 'politische Ideologie' erweist sich als die bedeutsamste in Hinblick auf die Unterstützung der Demokratie, was auf die mangelnde Unterstützung des demokratischen Systems durch die politische Rechte verweist. Dies ist der entscheidende Faktor, der das nur mäßige Niveau der Unterstützung der Demokratie in Chile erklärt.
    Keywords: ddc:300 ; Demokratie ; Meinung ; Wirtschaftswachstum ; Ideologie ; Chile
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    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Description: This paper analyzes the most relevant factors of organizational culture that appear in Global Manufacturing Virtual Networks (GMVNs). These organizations are formed by highly dynamic manufacturing companies, that may even be even competitors, which establish horizontal and vertical relations among themselves, and where it is not necessary to maintain internally many manufacturing assets but to manage and share efficiently network resources. This study of organizational culture at the network level includes aspects such as the similarity of cultural practices, social embeddedness, tacit knowledge transfer or the importance of trust in the network. By using the proposed theoretical model, it will analyzed the presence, under a systemic perspective, of homogeneous values and cultural practices where network actors can feel indentified. Finally, in order to validate the proposed model, the case methodology will be applied to one of the most successful collaborations of GMVNs within the aeronautics industry, the collaboration between GE and SNECMA to manufacture the CFM56 engine.
    Keywords: L14 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; global manufacturing virtual networks ; inter-organizational culture ; aeronautics industry
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    Publication Date: 2018-12-19
    Description: This paper analyses financial performance of companies considered as highly socially responsible. For this purpose, companies that compose the Spanish sustainability index FTSE4Good IBEX (as well as other IBEX indices) are examined. Two basic results can be highlighted: first, stocks of companies that are socially responsible earn returns on excess over systematic risk, making them investment-attractive. Second, they have a higher systematic risk.
    Keywords: G30 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; corporate social responsibility ; socially responsible investment ; FTSE4Good IBEX ; sustainability index ; ethical alpha
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    Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
    Publication Date: 2018-10-26
    Description: This paper examines the representations of violence in Guatemalan and El Salvadoran lite- rature against the backdrop of persistently high levels of violence and crime following the civil wars in both countries. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach settled within cultural studies and uses two examples - De fronteras (2007) by Claudia Hernández and Días amarillos (2009) by Javier Payeras - to analyze the narrative strategies applied in the process of re- counting violence. The results of the literary analysis enable the author to draw conclusions concerning the way in which both societies deal with urban post-war violence. The texts refer to the ubiquity of violence and the hopelessness of the situation, as well as to the responsibil- ity of the mass media for reproducing violence and a general turning away from the public domain towards the private life.
    Description: In diesem Beitrag werden Darstellungen von Gewalt in der Literatur Guatemalas und El Salvadors vor dem Hintergrund der anhaltend hohen Gewaltkriminalität in der Nachkriegszeit untersucht. Dabei wird auf eine kulturwissenschaftliche und interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise zurückgegriffen. Anhand zweier Beispiele - De fronteras (2007) von Claudia Hernández und Días amarillos (2009) von Javier Payeras - wird betrachtet, welche narrativen Strategien beim Erzählen von Gewalt zum Einsatz kommen. Die Rückschlüsse, die diese literarischen Texte hinsichtlich des Umgangs beider Gesellschaften mit der urbanen Nachkriegsgewalt ermöglichen, beziehen sich sowohl auf die Allgegenwart von Gewalt und die Ausweglosigkeit der Situation als auch auf die Verantwortung der Massenmedien sowie die kla- re Abwendung von der staatlichen Ebene und den Rückzug ins Private.
    Keywords: ddc:300
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This article applies fuzzy set theory to measure three dimensions of poverty in Mexico: monetary poverty, non-monetary poverty of private goods and non-monetary poverty of public goods. By using those three dimensions, it is possible to build a joint membership to classify poverty in manifest, latent and non-poverty, which are computed for the three types of official poverty used in Mexico, for urban and rural areas and for the total of households and individuals in Mexico from 1994 to 2006. Moreover, confidence intervals are calculated for each estimation, which are used to establish if there are statistically significant changes along time. Results show that, although poverty in Mexico has diminished between 1994 and 2006, its evolution has been different according to the area and the type of poverty analyzed.
    Keywords: I32 ; ddc:330 ; multidimensional fuzzy poverty ; monetary poverty ; non monetary poverty ; manifest poverty ; latent poverty ; Armut ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper describes and tries to quantify the effects of some factors that have affected costs of state owned electric utilities in Mexico (energy losses, fuel and labor). It is noted that the impact of the increases in fuel prices on the electric utilities' total cost in the last years has been important. However, the over-cost associated to energy losses and labor is also significant and comparable to the impact of the increase in fuel prices. The structure of cross subsidies in the industry is also described, pointing out that it is complex and makes the performance evaluation of the state owned electric utilities difficult.
    Keywords: H54 ; Q48 ; ddc:330 ; electricity sector ; state-owned utility ; energy losses ; CFE ; LyFC ; Elektrizitätswirtschaft ; Öffentliches Unternehmen ; Produktionskosten ; Mexiko
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    Buenos Aires: Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA)
    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Description: Este trabajo es un estudio de caso del sistema de reuniones de Tejedurías Naiberger, una empresa textil y de indumentaria argentina. Comenzamos resumiendo conceptos generales sobre las reuniones y pasamos luego a describir un sistema de reuniones eficaces, su estructura, su utilización y sus elementos constitutivos. A continuación, presentamos características generales de la empresa objeto del caso de estudio. Describimos su sistema de reuniones a través de una lectura del Manual del Sistema de Reuniones Eficaces, que reproducimos completamente en un apéndice, y evaluamos el funcionamiento del sistema en un lapso de más de diez años, desde la fecha de su implementación, en 1997. El caso incluye preguntas de discusión, apéndices conceptuales sobre el trabajo en equipo, ejemplos de minutas y agendas de reuniones, y otros, además de tres entrevistas de evaluación del sistema de reuniones realizadas a directivos de la empresa.
    Keywords: M10 ; M12 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; sistema de reuniones ; sistema de reuniones eficaces ; reuniones ; directorios ; agenda de reunión ; minuta de reunión ; trabajo en equipo
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: In this paper, we conducted a detailed statistical analysis of the behavior of the Mexican CPI price variations from May 2003 to August 2006. Different methodologies allowed identification of possible classification problems of the subindexes and inflationary pressures on specific items during the sample period. Regarding classification problems, education was included in non-core inflation during the sample period; however in our study, it showed similarities in distribution and moments to the subindexes of core inflation. Note that education was reclassified into core inflation from January 2008. Regarding inflationary pressures, the highest means and variances were seen in fruits and vegetables at the subindex level, and in products related to agriculture, processed food, energy, and metals at the item level. However further analysis of incidences showed that a considerable part of headline inflation during the studied period was explained by a few individual items.
    Keywords: C19 ; E31 ; ddc:330 ; Mexican CPI ; Sample distributions and descriptive measures ; Dendrograms ; Principal component analysis ; Verbraucherpreisindex ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This document analyzes inflation, exchange rate, interest rate, and GDP growth forecasts from the monthly Survey of Specialists in Economics from the Private Sector, maintained by Banco de M'exico. The study concentrates on the mean across forecasters for the period from January 1995 to April 2008. The study evaluates the efficiency in the use of information and the relative performance using as benchmarks forecasts from time series models and from other macroeconomic variables. Inflation, interest rate, and GDP expectations seem to incorporate information in a relatively efficient manner. These forecasts appear to be better, in mean squared error terms, than the benchmark forecasts, except for the case of one-yearahead inflation. In addition, exchange rate forecasts do not seem to optimally incorporate available information and do not seem to improve upon forecasts obtained from a random walk model.
    Keywords: C22 ; C53 ; E17 ; E37 ; E47 ; F37 ; ddc:330 ; Predictive ability ; Rational expectations ; Rolling-forecasts ; Wirtschaftsprognose ; Inflation ; Zins ; Sozialprodukt ; Mexiko
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    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: We estimate wage differentials across different sectors of the Mexican economy. The results suggest that the wage differential between the formal and informal sectors is significant and larger than the differential between industry and services. The findings suggest that significant differences in productivity levels between the formal and informal sectors could exist. This, in turn, might imply that the economy's aggregate productivity could be affected by the increase of the share of informal employment. The results also suggest that the main distortions in the Mexican labor market seem to be related more with labor regulations that affect the allocation of resources between formal and informal activities, than a result of intrinsic characteristics of the production processes in the industrial and service sectors.
    Keywords: J24 ; J31 ; O17 ; ddc:330 ; Informal Sector ; Productivity ; Labor Market Distortions ; Städtischer Arbeitsmarkt ; Lohnstruktur ; Mexiko
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: During the last years, Mexico has registered relatively large output falls. The business cycle accounting method of Chari, Kehoe and McGrattan (2007) is applied to the two most recent recessions in Mexico (including the 'Tequila crisis') in order to understand what are the most important wedges driving output over the cycle and to evaluate to what extent such falls may be smoothed. First, it is found that efficiency and labor wedges may reasonably account for output fluctuations in each recession. Second, counterfactual exercises suggest that the elimination of distortions represented in terms of the efficiency wedge might result in output falls about one third of those observed in the data.
    Keywords: E32 ; O41 ; O54 ; ddc:330 ; Business cycle accounting ; Tequila crisis ; Total factor productivity ; Mexico ; Konjunktur ; Produktivität ; Mexiko
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    Ciudad de México: Banco de México
    Publication Date: 2018-07-03
    Description: This paper provides a description of some of the empirical regularities for the Mexican business cycle. The purpose is to have a benchmark for assessing dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models for the Mexican case. We follow the Kydland and Prescott methodology to describe the cyclical properties of the Mexican business cycle. We describe the volatility of several macroeconomic variables as well as their correlation with GDP. We use two filters to remove trends from the data: Hodrick-Prescott filter and Baxter-King filter. The idea is to check the robustness of the results. Qualitatively the findings are similar across both filtering methods. In order to analyze changes in the properties of the Mexican business cycle, the whole period of analysis is divided into two sub-periods, 1980-1995 and 1996-2006. The first sub-period is marked by high economic instability and the second and most recent sub-period is marked by a significant decrease in the volatility of all variables.
    Keywords: E30 ; ddc:330 ; Mexican Economy ; Business Cycles ; Konjunktur ; Mexiko
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    Buenos Aires: Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA)
    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Description: La cultura es la suma de los comportamientos atribuidos al ser humano más los objetos materiales que forman parte integral de estos comportamientos. Si limitamos el concepto al mundo de las empresas, hablamos hoy de la cultura corporativa, es decir, del dominio del cómo hacemos las cosas aquí. Más específicamente, hablamos también de la cultura de la manufactura, para revelar aspectos de cómo una empresa enfoca el trabajo y las técnicas de fabricación, así como las actitudes generales hacia ellos. En este artículo presentamos nuestra perspectiva del concepto de cultura de la manufactura y los elementos que la constituyen. Exploramos, también, las implicaciones que estas ideas tienen para los gerentes de producción y para los gerentes generales. Contrastamos dos modelos: la cultura de la manufactura tradicional y la cultura de la manufactura moderna. Aunque no es posible, estrictamente, pensar a la cultura tradicional -o a la moderna- como originaria exclusiva de un único país en un tiempo específico, simplificando el panorama podemos asociar a la cultura de la manufactura tradicional con los Estados Unidos de las primeras décadas del siglo XX, y a la cultura de la manufactura moderna con el Japón de la segunda mitad del mismo siglo. La cultura de la manufactura es un sistema integrado, según nuestra perspectiva, por los siguientes elementos: la gente, la calidad, la gestión de los materiales, las máquinas y su utilización, los proveedores, la higiene y seguridad en el trabajo, el cuidado del medio ambiente, la organización y la ejecución. El artículo detalla las relaciones entre estos elementos y contrasta su lugar en las distintas culturas. Nos preguntamos si hay culturas manufactureras mejores que otras, y respondemos afirmativamente. Hay, en cada cultura, aspectos propios que la caracterizan, que si son marginales no permiten juzgar la superioridad de una cultura sobre otra. Pero existen, además, principios básicos -que mencionamos en nuestro trabajo- que distinguen a una cultura manufacturera superior. ¿Cómo promover, entonces, el cambio hacia una cultura manufacturera superior? Entra aquí el tema del cambio organizacional, que tratamos brevemente al cerrar el artículo.
    Keywords: M10 ; M11 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; cultura ; cultura corporativa ; cultura de la manufactura ; técnicas de fabricación ; elementos de la cultura de la manufactura ; cambio cultural ; Unternehmenskultur
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    Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
    Publication Date: 2018-10-26
    Description: This article analyzes the 'other' goals that drive Chile and Mexico to achieve intra- and extra-regional FTAs. These countries have a predominantly economic motivation to negotiate FTAs. However, there are other elements that are less apparent, but equally important, in Chile's and Mexico's FTA policies. These accords can also be seen as means to power and as mechanisms for establishing a closer system of global economic governance than that available through multilateral forums. Therefore, these two countries' FTAs are an ad hoc system that represents their respective economic contexts and realities. In other words, FTAs as an essential part of Chile's and Mexico's foreign policies have a strategic political-economic logic that synthesizes the notions of power and institutions. However, these two forces do not exclude of the economic logic for FTAs, which focuses on the maximization of consumers' welfare and producers' gains. On the contrary, they have to be taken as complementary factors.
    Description: In diesem Artikel werden die 'anderen' Ziele analysiert, die Chile und Mexiko dazu bewegen, intra- und extraregionale Freihandelsabkommen anzustreben. In diesen Staaten besteht ein vordringlicher ökonomischer Anreiz, Freihandelsabkommen abzuschließen. Nichtsdestoweniger gibt es weitere weniger offensichtliche, aber für die Gestaltung ihrer Freihandelspolitik gleichfalls bedeutsame Elemente. So können diese Vereinbarungen auch als Mittel zur Macht und als Mechanismen globaler ökonomischer Governance angesehen werden, die über die bereits in multilateralen Foren bestehenden hinausgehen. Die Freihandelsabkommen bilden in diesem Sinne ein Ad-hoc-System, das die jeweiligen ökonomischen und politischen Realitäten der beiden Länder repräsentiert. Das heißt, die Freihandelsabkommen haben als wesentlicher Bestandteil der chilenischen und der mexikanischen Außenpolitik eine strategische politisch-ökonomische Logik, die in der Vorstellung von Macht und Governance-Institutionen aufgeht. Diese beiden Kräfte stehen nicht im Widerspruch zur ökonomischen Logik der Freihandelsabkommen, deren Hauptanliegen die Maximierung des Wohles der Konsumenten und des Nutzens der Produzenten bildet, sondern sollten als komplementäre Faktoren angesehen werden.
    Keywords: ddc:300
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    Publication Date: 2018-10-26
    Description: This article aims to evaluate to what extent the Argentine Senate was able to fulfil its constitutional function of controlling the Executive's prerogative to nominate judges between 1983 and 2006, as well as to examine the factors that influenced the exercise of this role. To do so, the paper focuses on the parliamentary procedure of the proposals submitted by the Executive for the nomination of all federal judges, the members of the so-called 'national justice' of Buenos Aires and those of the Public Ministry. The findings show that the Senate's powers depend on several factors, such as, the institutional resources with which presidents count in this chamber (which includes not only the size of the parliamentary majority but also their power in the Committee of Acuerdos), the category of the position to be filled (whether involving Supreme Court justices or not), presidential ambitions in other policy areas (such as re-election), and the rules regulating the selection and confirmation of candidates (such as the secrecy or publicity of the legislative process).
    Description: Der Artikel analysiert, in welchem Maß der argentinischen Senat zwischen 1983 und 2006 in der Lage gewesen ist, seine verfassungsmäßige Funktion als Kontrollorgan bei der Nominierung von Richtern durch die Exekutive auszuüben. Dabei wird auch nach den Faktoren gefragt, die die Ausübung dieser Rolle beeinflussten. Zu diesem Zweck untersucht die Studie die parlamentarischen Verfahren bei den von der Exekutive unterbreiteten Kandidaten für alle Bundesrichter, die Mitglieder der sogenannten 'nationalen Justiz' von Buenos Aires sowie der Staatsanwaltschaft. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Macht des Senats von einer Reihe von Faktoren abhängt, unter anderem von den institutionellen Ressourcen des Präsidenten in dieser Kammer (was nicht nur die Größe der Parlamentsfraktion umfasst, sondern auch ihre Macht in der Verhandlungskommission), der Art der zu besetzenden Stelle (ob es sich um den Obersten Gerichtshof handelt oder nicht), den Ambitionen des Präsidenten in anderen Politikfeldern (z.B. Wiederwahl) sowie den bestehenden Regeln über Auswahl und Bestätigung von Kandidaten (z.B. ob das Verfahren öffentlich oder nicht-öffentlich erfolgt).
    Keywords: ddc:300 ; judicial appointments ; presidential nominations ; senatorial confirmations ; Argentine Supreme Court ; Argentine lower courts
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    Barcelona : Icaria Editorial | Wuppertal : Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie
    Publication Date: 2014-08-15
    Keywords: ddc:300
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    Buenos Aires: Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA)
    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Description: Distinguimos entre educación para la calidad y entrenamiento para la calidad. A través de la educación, aprendemos la 'filosofía' de la calidad; a través del entrenamiento, aprendemos sus herramientas. Así, el aprendizaje es un concepto central de este artículo. Pero no es el único. Para que el aprendizaje sea efectivo se requiere motivación, y ésta depende de muchos factores, como el liderazgo y el sistema de recompensas de la organización. El aprendizaje es a veces solitario, pero más frecuentemente se realiza en equipo, a través de la cooperación, en un marco que llamamos cultura organizacional. La cultura organizacional también afecta a las actitudes hacia la educación y el entrenamiento para la calidad. Presentamos estas ideas y tratamos de mostrar sus relaciones mutuas. La educación para la calidad y el entrenamiento para la calidad (que condensamos en la sigla EEC) sólo tienen éxito duradero cuando se los considera como partes de un sistema que incluye a otros componentes. Finalizamos el artículo con un estudio de caso.
    Keywords: D20 ; M10 ; M11 ; M12 ; M14 ; ddc:330 ; educación ; entrenamiento ; calidad ; aprendizaje ; motivación ; liderazgo ; recompensas ; cooperación ; cultura organizacional
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    Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
    Publication Date: 2018-10-26
    Description: Much of recent international relations literature argues conflicts to achieve or to frustrate regional dominance will become more virulent in the future. In this context we examine different approaches in international relations theory regarding the role and importance which they attribute to regional powers. We discuss diverse theoretical approaches that address the topics of power relations and power hierarchies in international politics. Marking differences as well as common grounds with the more traditional concept of 'middle powers', we sketch an analytical concept of regional powers adequate for contemporary international relations research. The paper concludes with reflections on the relationship between regional powers and regional integration and a short discussion of the analytical value of the concept of cooperative hegemony for the study of regional powers.
    Keywords: ddc:300 ; International Relations ; Power ; Power Transition ; Regional Powers ; Middle Powers ; Cooperative Hegemony
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