Roberto Gonzalez Duarte

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This paper examines cultural and leadership variables associated with corporate social responsibility values that managers apply to their decision-making. In this longitudinal study, we analyze data from 561 firms located in 15 countries on five continents to illustrate how the cultural dimensions of institutional collectivism and power distance predict(More)
A common feature of the literature on post-acquisition changes is its dyadic feature, i.e. the emphasis is placed on the actors directly involved in the acquisition, often represented by the acquiree and the acquirer. Accordingly, actors outside the dyad, such as suppliers and buyers, are usually disregarded. There is, however, a relevant exception in this(More)
Market pressures with ever-increasing complexity and shorter time urges the use of formal methods in the system development process to produce new systems faster and cheaper due to the capacity to automate the verification, simulation and code generation. A problem that comes up, however, is that code generated from formal languages is not the most(More)
For companies that are internationalizing through foreign acquisitions, a major consideration is likely to be access to the technical and social knowledge of the local environment that executives of the acquired companies possess. Despite the importance of this consideration, the literature has not sufficiently addressed the issues it raises. Investigations(More)
The paper aims to improve the understanding of the determinants of the international expansion of Latin American SMEs. It adopts an institution theory perspective to study the interaction between public policies and other drivers of SMEs' expansion in four main areas: access to public financial resources; access to public procurement contracts; adverse(More)
A A A A ABSTRACT BSTRACT BSTRACT BSTRACT BSTRACT A common feature of the literature on post-acquisition changes is its dyadic feature, i.e. the emphasis is placed on the actors directly involved in the acquisition, often represented by the acquiree and the acquirer. Accordingly, actors outside the dyad, such as suppliers and buyers, are usually disregarded.(More)
Some 100 neurological disorders are known today to have a genetic cause. Most involve severe dysfunction and are not candidates for conventional therapies. Recent conceptual and methodological advances, however, allow for therapeutic approaches that substitute defective genes for functioning equivalents, through what we now call "gene therapy". New pathways(More)
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