Nuria González-Alvarez

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study how causal ambiguity around technological competencies can help firms to achieve superior performance. Design/methodology/approach – Traditionally, it has been recognised that causal ambiguity of technology represents an effective protection against imitation. Recently, however, researchers have unearthed(More)
This study is intended to analyse several mechanisms available to companies in order to appropriate the results of their innovative activities. These mechanisms include patents, industrial secret, cost and time of imitation and continuous innovation. Specifically, this paper focuses on studying the factors that determine the choice of one appropriation(More)
Purpose – The aim of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, it intends to analyze the influence of human capital and social capital on the second of the stages in the process of entrepreneurial creation established by Shane and Venkataraman (2000), the discovery of opportunities for creating a business. Secondly, it aims to analyze the existence of gender(More)
of León. Her research interests include ownership structure, growing and contractual mechanisms in franchising and their effects on SME as well as entrepreneurial processes. Her contributions have been accepted to publish in journals such as Journal of Business Venturing and Journal of Small Business Management. Javier Guzmán-Goyanes is currently doing his(More)
Management at the University of Leon, Spain. She holds a Ph.D. in Management from that university. Her research interests concerns causal ambiguity of technology and inter and intra-firm transfer and imitation of technological competencies. María Felisa Muñoz-Doyague is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the University of León, Spain. She(More)
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