Person: Díez Vial, Isabel
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Faculty / Institute
Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Organización de Empresas
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PublicationFraming the evolution of the “environmental strategy” concept: Exploring a key construct for the environmental policy agenda(Wiley, 2022-07-04) Martín de Castro, Gregorio; Amores Salvadó, Javier; Díez Vial, IsabelIn this paper, we develop a quantitative review of the evolution of the concept of environmental strategy. We show how it has formed the backbone of the development of firm strategy and the natural environment as a research tradition and how consensus regarding it has evolved in the academic community during the stages of its historical evolution. We us co-word analyses to address changes in the structure of its definitional landscape and how it has evolved through the analysis of centrality of its core and periphery keywords. Furthermore, we develop, by the first time, a cluster analysis to identify the main definitional factors behind definitions along the two periods analyzed. Finally, four propositions for future development and a consensual definition of environmental strategy are proposed. PublicationHow knowledge links with universities may foster innovation: The case of a science park(Elsevier, 2016-04) Díez Vial, Isabel; Montoro Sánchez, María ÁngelesThe objective of this research is to evaluate how technological knowledge flows from universities may increase innovation by firms located in a science park. We propose that firms with the capacity to acquire and assimilate the knowledge provided by universities, mainly due to being academic spin-offs or having long-term relationships with them, receive more knowledge from universities. We also argue that firms located in central positions inside the local firm-network have access to a complementary source of technical knowledge. Empirical evidence gathered from the Madrid Science Park confirms that having long-term relationships with universities, based on both formal and informal interactions, is the most important means of obtaining technical knowledge from them. We also observed a positive relationship between the technological knowledge obtained from universities and the innovation carried out by firms. Finally, we confirmed that firms with a significant role as intermediaries between other co-located firms have a higher level of innovation even if they are not involved in relationships with the university PublicationApuesta por la acreditación institucional de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales tanto nacional (AUDIT) como internacional (AACSB)(2019-03-14) Martín López, Sonia; García Greciano, María Begoña; Díez Vial, Isabel; Rivero Rodríguez, Carlos; André García, Francisco Javier; Fossas Olalla, Marta; García Goñi, Manuel; Alonso Guinea, Fernando; Pérez González, JesúsEl objetivo del presente proyecto es dar continuidad al compromiso de la Facultad con la mejora continua de la calidad mediante la solicitud de la acreditación del diseño del SIGC por AUDIT y de la acreditación internacional AACSB. PublicationAula itinerante de Patrimonio Cultural II(2021-06-26) Moreno Martín, Francisco José; Díaz Moreno, Félix; Domínguez Hernández, Ana; Rincón Garralda, Fernando; Hermoso Cuesta, Miguel; Lorenzo Arribas, Josemi; Martín Fernández, Juan Ángel; Díez Vial, Isabel; Martínez Cantos, José Luis; Molina López, Laura; Ortiz Pradas, Daniel; Pérez Gil, Maite; Sánchez, Olivia; Yañez Vega, Ana; García Viana, Diego; Ruíz Sebastián, Manuel; Martín González, Saúl; Álvarez Jiménez, David; Martín Villa, Rafael; Caro, José; López Corderio, María del Mar; García Moreno, Beatriz; Granja Rodríguez, Ariadna; Schiling Moreno, Álvaro; Fuentes Sánchez, Carla; Guarnizo Afán, Patricia; Gil Bermúdez, Pilar; García Gómez, Alejandro; Martínez Buendía, Almudena; Gómez González, María; Martín Castro, AndreaMemoria final del PIMCD UCM 2020/2021 número 310 PublicationKnowledge spillovers in science and technology parks: how can firms benefit most?(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2015) Díez Vial, Isabel; Fernández Olmos, MartaThis research evaluates the role of science and technology parks as locations fostering local knowledge exchange and promoting innovation. We consider that these knowledge externalities depend on firms’ internal efforts and strategies, since their capacity to understand and exploit others’ knowledge depends on their own knowledge base. Empirical evidence has been gathered from 2007 to 2011 in a longitudinal analysis on 11,201 firms in total, using a Spanish database from PITEC (Technological Innovation Panel). Results of a two Tobit models with random effects, confirm our hypotheses. First, firms with previous cooperation agreements with universities and research institutions would benefit most from the park as they can more easily incorporate existing knowledge in the park and improve their product innovation. Secondly, results also seem to indicate that product innovation is higher when firms with internal R&D efforts can share knowledge on a reciprocal basis with other firms that are also investing in R&D. PublicationFrom incubation to maturity inside parks: the evolution of local knowledge networks(Inderscience, 2017) Díez Vial, Isabel; Montoro Sánchez, María ÁngelesThis paper analyses the effect of the evolution of local knowledge networks on the innovative capacity of firms co-located. Using a network dynamic approach, this paper argues that the length of time that firms spend in a science park affects their local knowledge network. By the identification of three stages of local development-incubation, growth and maturity-, this study provides new insights about the role of science parks in both increasing their innovative capacity and promoting the exchange of knowledge among co-located firms. In this sense, science parks have been increasingly considered as a nurturing environment for business start-ups and lead to the development of growth-oriented firms, not being a consensus about how the length of time the firm spends in the park may affect these benefits. PublicationFirm’s strategic choices and network knowledge dynamics: how do they affect innovation?(Emerald, 2018) Belso Martínez, José Antonio; Díez Vial, IsabelPurpose – This paper aims to explain how the evolution of knowledge networks and firms’ strategic choices affect innovation. Endogenous factors associated with a path-dependent evolution of the knowledge network are jointly considered with a firm’s development of international relationships and increasing internal absorptive capacity over time. Design/methodology/approach – In a biotech cluster, the authors gathered data on the firms’ characteristics and network relationships by asking about the technological knowledge they received in the cluster in 2007 and 2012 – “roster-recall” method. Estimation results were obtained using moderated regression analysis. Findings – Firms that increase their involvement in knowledge networks over time also tend to increase their innovative capacity. However, efforts devoted to building international links or absorptive capacity negatively moderate the impact of network growth on innovation. Practical implications – Practitioners have two alternative ways of increasing innovation inside knowledge networks: they can increase their centrality by developing their knowledge network interactions or invest in developing their internal absorptive capacity and new international sources of knowledge. Investing in both of these simultaneously does not seem to improve a firm’s innovative capacity. Originality/value – Coupling firms’ strategic options with knowledge network dynamics provide a more complete way of explaining how firms can improve their innovative capacity. PublicationResearch evolution in science parks and incubators: foundations and new trends(Springer Nature, 2017) Díez Vial, Isabel; Montoro Sánchez, María ÁngelesIn this paper we undertake a quantitative review of the existing literature on parks and incubators to identify their foundations from a longitudinal perspective. To do so, we searched records in the SSCI database from 1990 to 2015 and identified 318 citing documents, which we split into four periods of 5 years each, to identify the interactions and path dependence that exist between different foundations of research. We evaluate the evolution of the theoretical foundations of this research line taking into account changes in citations over time. We also identify areas of future research closely connected with the theoretical foundations already identified. For this purpose, we used two bibliometric techniques—co-citation analysis and bibliographic coupling—that enable us to assess the thematic similarity between scientific publications based on overlaps in their referencing patterns. PublicationThe evolution of the domestic network configuration as a driver of international relationships in SMEs(Elsevier, 2018) Montoro Sánchez, María Ángeles; Díez Vial, Isabel; Belso Martínez, José AntonioThe objective of this research is to study the influence of the evolution of the domestic clustered network on the development of the international relationships of firms. Building on international business theory and the dynamic geographically bounded networks approach, and using a social network analysis methodology, we analyse how increasing the number of contacts and the betweenness role of the firm, as well as the diversity and density of the domestic network, can allow firms to more easily establish international links. PublicationIntangible resources, export channel and performance: is there any fit?(North-German Academy of Informatology, 2015) Fernández Olmos, Marta; Díez Vial, IsabelAs the resource-based view suggests, firms choose their export channel on the basis of their internal pool of resources. Following this approach, we firstly hypothesize that firms with intangible resources will establish direct export channels to better exploit, protect and develop their firm-specific resources. Secondly, we propose that firms that establish their export channel on the basis of their internal resources outperform those firms that do not. To obtain empirical evidence we used a Heckman two-step model for the DOC Rioja wine industry. The results confirm that firms improve their export performance when jointly considering internal resources and the export channel. Also, human resources are the most relevant intangible resources in our model. This paper contributes by offering empirical evidence on the exporting channel strategies chosen by Spanish wineries. This paper makes a theoretical contribution by examining the performance consequences of following the RBV approach. Likewise, it has important practical implications for managers, who can improve their firm’s export performance by assessing their internal resources before considering which export channel to choose.