Méndez Picazo, María Teresa

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María Teresa
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Méndez Picazo
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Administración Financiera y Contabilidad
Economía Financiera y Contabilidad
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  • Publication
    Inserción laboral y emprendimiento de los futuros egresados en las áreas de contabilidad y auditoría
    (2022-06-28) Méndez Picazo, María Teresa; Campos Fernández, María; Castaño Martínez, María Soledad; Cristóbal Arcediano, Javier; Fidalgo Cerviño, Esther; García Jara, Elisa; García Rodríguez, María del Pilar; Granados Martín, Francisco; Mellado Bermejo, Lucía; Morales Díaz, José; Müller, Alexander; Pérez Fraile, José Manuel; Prado Martín, Antonio; Rodríguez Paredes, María Mercedes; Ruiz Rincón, Javier; Villanueva García, Enrique
    Este proyecto se centra en el desarrollo de acciones desde la Universidad que permitan a los futuros profesionales tener una visión real del mundo laboral y de un área en particular, la relativa a la contabilidad y la auditoría, tanto a nivel público como privado, que es una de las que ofrece mayores posibilidades de empleo a nuestros estudiantes, así como las posibilidades y requisitos para crear un nuevo negocio, mediante el estudio de su viabilidad. Por ello, hemos desarrollado un doble enfoque de inserción laboral: la inserción en empresas privadas y entidades públicas y el emprendimiento.
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    Policies to promote entrepreneurial activity and economic performance
    (MCB Journals, 2015-10) Castaño Martínez, María Soledad; Méndez Picazo, María Teresa; Galindo Martín, Migue Ángel
    The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effects of some political measures on entrepreneurship to promote economic growth and employment, specifically, R&D policies, training, elimination of administrative barriers, access to finance support and promotion of entrepreneurial culture. Design/methodology/approach – Seven hypotheses are tested developing a latent variables model with data from 13 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and UK) in 2012, using partial least squares estimation method. Findings – Greater expenditure on R&D by governments and universities, public investment in education and measures to stimulate entrepreneurial culture have a positive effect on entrepreneurship. Furthermore, countries with complex legal systems which regulate the start-up of an economic activity and where access to credit is complicated, present lower levels of entrepreneurship. Societies with a greater number of innovative entrepreneurs present higher levels of entrepreneurial activity and economic performance. Finally, human capital and entrepreneurial activity positively affect economic performance in the case of the European countries studied in the sample. Practical implications – The results obtained in the paper would facilitate the design of measures to stimulate to entrepreneurs and improve economic performance. Originality/value – Several factors, qualitative and quantitative, have been considered in the analysis that they have not traditionally included in the analysis of the entrepreneurship behaviour taking into account the role played by the policy makers measures to improve such behaviour.
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    The Relationship between Green Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Development
    (MDPI, 2020) Galindo Martín, Miguel Ángel; Castaño Martínez, María Soledad; Méndez Picazo, María Teresa
    Economic growth is one of the important objectives of economic policy due to the beneficial effects it has on employment and economic well-being. The work carried out in the last few decades has highlighted the roles that entrepreneurship and innovation play in promoting this objective. However, the environmental deterioration resulting from policies implemented to stimulate growth has led to considerations of other objectives that are more compatible with the defense of the environment, such as sustainable development. Therefore, it is important to determine the factors that stimulate them. This paper considers traditional and social entrepreneurship and innovations and green innovation. The effect of institutions as generators of legal and economic environments on both types of entrepreneurship is contemplated. On the other hand, considering the possibility of “bidirectional causality”, the relationship between both types of entrepreneurship and institutions is also analyzed. This will allow us to design measures aimed at stimulating sustainable development. The objective of this paper is to analyze these relationships through two estimates: first, an analysis of the relationship between both types of entrepreneurship and innovations and sustainable development and second, the relationship between social and traditional entrepreneurship and institutions. In both cases, the path coefficient of each of them is compared with respect to the final objective, which would be useful when designing economic policies. Empirical analysis is carried out, producing an estimation of the structural equation modeling (SEM) model using the partial least squares (PLS) technique in the case of 20 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
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    Relationship between ambidexterity and entrepreneurial intensity
    (Taylor & Francis, 2020) Castaño Martínez, María Soledad; Galindo Martín, Miguel Ángel; Méndez Picazo, María Teresa; Palacios Marqués, Daniel
    Within organisational analysis, a concept that has been gaining importance has been organisational ambidexterity, where two factors play an important role: entrepreneurial intensity and innovations. The objective of this article is to analyse the relationship between entrepreneurial intensity and ambidexterity. The conceptualisation of ambidexterity distinguishes between ambidextrous activities and ambidextrous outcomes. To carry out this objective, we have tested several theoretical relationships. We have used partial least squares methodology to develop an empirical study in 25 European countries. Results confirm that collaboration networks have a positive effect on entrepreneurship intensity. This effect is greater than the one obtained by ambidextrous activities or new technologies. We also show that entrepreneurship intensity has a mediating role between ambidextrous activities and ambidextrous outcomes.
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    The effect of social, cultural, and economic factors on entrepreneurship
    (Elsevier Inc., 2015-07) Castaño Martínez, María Soledad; Méndez Picazo, María Teresa; Galindo Martín, Miguel Ángel
    Current economic downturn encourages extensive research into economic growth engines, with entrepreneurship as one of the key drivers of growth. Although crucial, determining which variables stimulate entrepreneurial activity constitutes a difficult task due to interrelated factors. This study analyzes three groups of factors affecting entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs' perceptions of opportunity: social, cultural, and economic variables. Therefore, this study employs the partial least squares method for two groups of countries: (1) European countries, and (2) Latin-American and Caribbean countries. This approach identifies how these factors' effects differ across different countries.