Innovation Decisions in the Business Environment

Publications

  • Papers / Books / Chapters of books

    2017

    Alfaro, J.A., Mejia-Villa, A., Recalde, M., y RodrÍguez-Ferradas, M.I. (2017). Las asociaciones empresariales como motores de la innovación estratégica en las empresas. EUNSA. Pamplona, España. ISBN: 978-84-313-3178-8

     

    Mejia-Villa, A. and Alfaro-Tanco, J. (2017).Action Research projects: one step ahead in the university-firm relationships. Working Papers on Operations Management, Vol. 8, Special Issue (191-203), http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/wpom.v8i0.7660

    2016

    Mejia-Villa, A. (2016). What might be the design of a new generation of innovation models? In: P.D. Reali y C. Burnett (Eds), Big Questions in Creativity 2016. ICSC Press. (pp. 7-32). Buffalo, NY. 

    Prieto-Sandoval, V., Alfaro, J.A., Mejía-Villa, A., Ormazábal, M. (2016). “ECO-labels as a multidimensional research topic: Trends and opportunities”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 135, No. 1, 806-818. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.167

    Rodríguez, M. I. and Alfaro, J. A.  "Open innovation in automotive SMEs suppliers: an opportunity for new product development ". Universia Business Review, Second quarter 2016, 142-157. doi: http:// 10.3232/UBR.2016.V13.N2.05.

    Rodríguez, M.I., Alfaro, J.A. and Sandulli, F. (2015) “Relevant Factors of Innovation Contests for SMEs". Business Process Management Journal, in press, accepted in October 2016.

    2015

    Gutiérrez-García, E.; Recalde, M., Piñera-Camacho, A. (2015). “Reinventing the wheel? A critical perspective on the dialogue”. Public Relations Review, Vol. 41, Issue 5, December 2015, 744-753 doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.06.006

    Mir, P., Calderón, R. Recalde, M. (2015). “Reputación online: Brand.com. Cómo internet transforma la gestión de la reputación”, Telos, Número 101, Junio-Septiembre,  24-33.

    Recalde, M., Gutiérrez-García, E. (2015). “Communication in C-Suite: some strategic contributions”. Anàlisi, Issue 52, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i52.2517

    Rodríguez, M.I., Alfaro, J.A. and Sandulli, F. (2015) “Open Innovation Practices in the OEMs’: Which ones and Why?”. Dyna Management Journal. Vol. 3, No.1, 1-12. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.6036/MN7773.

    2014

    Avella, L., Alfaro-Tanco, J.A. (2014), Spanish University Business Chairs Used to Increase the Deployment of AR In Operations Management: A Case Study and Analysis. Action Research Journal, 12 (2), 194-208. DOI: 10.1177/1476750314528010.

  • Conferences

    2017

    EUPRERA (European Public Relations Education and Research Association) IXX annual Congress. “Public Relations practitioners as enablers of creative and innovative process of companies: A multilevel proposal”. Recalde, M.,Mejia-Villa, A., Gutiérrez-García, E. London – October 2017.

    23nd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Universidad de los Andes School of Management (UASM). “The growing acceptance of eco labelling: an empirical analysis in Spain“. Prieto-Sandoval, V., Ormazabal, M., Jaca, C., Alfaro, J.A., Mejía-Villa, A.Bogota, 14 – 16 June 2017

    Workshop ACEDEDOT (Sección de Dirección de Operaciones y Tecnología de ACEDE). “Proyectos de ActionResearch: un paso hacia adelante en la colaboración universidad-empresa”. Mejia-Villa, A., Alfaro-Tanco, J. A. Valencia, España – March 2017.

    XXVII Congreso de la Asociación Científica de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa – ACEDE.“Análisis del proceso de Capacidad de Absorción en las Asociaciones Empresariales como intermediarias de innovación”.Mejia-Villa, A., Alfaro-Tanco, J. A.,Sanjurjo-San Martín. E. Aranjuez, España – June 2017.

    XXVII Congreso de la Asociación Científica de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa – ACEDE. “Las asociaciones empresariales como Comunidades de Innovación Colaborativa: desarrollo de un modelo teórico”. Mejia-Villa, A., Recalde, M., Alfaro, J. A., y Gutiérrez-García, E. Aranjuez, España – June 2017.

    2016

    EUPRERA (2016). “Open innovation and Public Relations: new challenges for a new paradigm”, Recalde, M., Guitérrez-García, E. Groningen (Netherlands) - October 2016.

    17th International CINet Conference . “Why does a strategic multi-partner SME network fail? a closer look at the managerial and organizational roles and activities”. Lazzarotti, V., Manzini, R., Dal Molin, M., Pellegrini, L., Alfaro, J.A. Turin (Italy) – September 2016.

    23rd International Product Development Conference. “Analysis of the role of Industry Associations as Strategic Innovation Intermediaries: an empirical study in Navarra, Spain”. Mejía, A.H., Alfaro, J.A., Recalde, M., Rodríguez, M.I.  Glasgow (UK) – June 2016.

    23 rd EurOMA Conference. “Concerning the increasing relevance of Action Research methodology in improving collaboration between researchers and industry in the field of Operations Management”. Alfaro, J.A., Avella, L., Mejía-Villa, A.H. Trondheim (Norway) – June 2016.

    23nd EurOMA Conference. “Open innovation practices and firm performance in low tech industries”. Alfaro, J.A., Oltra, M.J., Flor, M.L., Zarco, H. Trondheim (Norway) – June 2016.

    23 rd EurOMA Conference. “The participation of SCM strategy in business strategy and the factors for its further operationalization. A Delphi study in Latin America”. Arredondo, C., Alfaro, J.A. Trondheim (Norway) – June 2016.

    CIO-ICIEOM-IISE-AIM Conference. “Action Research Projects as an Open Innovation Practice: Case Study of VW Navarra – University of Navarra “. Alfaro, J.A., Mejía. A.H., Santos, J., Herrera, M. San Sebastián (Spain) – July 2016.

    VII Workshop in Operations Management and Technology ACEDEDOT, “Análisis de la metodología de “Action Research” en el Campo de la Dirección De Operaciones como herramienta para potenciar la colaboración entre investigadores y “practitioners”. Alfaro-Tanco, J.A., Avella-Camarero, L., Mejía, A.,  Näslund, D. León (Spain) – April 2016.

    2015

    22nd International Product Development Conference. “Innovation contest for NPD in SMEs: an in-depth retrospective case study”. Rodríguez, M.I., Alfaro, J.A., Sandulli, F.  Copenhagen (Danemark) – June, 2015.

    EURAM 2015 Doctoral Colloquium. “The role of industry associations as drivers of strategic management of innovation in industry”. Mejía-Villa, A.H. and Alfaro, J.A. Warsaw (Poland) - June 2015.

    22nd EurOMA Conference. “Relevant factors in the implementation of open innovation practices to improve inter-firm relationships with SMEs: empirical analysis in automotive sector”. Comunicación oral. Alfaro, J.A., Rodríguez, M.I., Sandulli, F. Neuchatel (Switzerland) – June 2015.

    22nd EurOMA Conference. “Key issues in the development of action research projects in operations management field: case study of VW Navarra – University of Navarra”. Alfaro, J.A., Santos, J., Mejía-Villa, A.H., Herrera, M.  Neuchatel (Switzerland) – June 2015.

    22nd EurOMA Conference. “The influence of open innovation practices on product development: an empirical analysis in low-medium technology Spanish firms”. Alfaro, J.A., Flor, M.L., Oltra, M.J., Sanjurjo, E., Zarco, H. Neuchatel (Switzerland) – June 2015.

    22nd EurOMA Conference. “Absorptive capacity and radical and disruptive innovation: the contingent role of organizational mechanisms”. Oltra, M.J., Flor, M.L., Alfaro, J.A., Zarco, H. Neuchatel (Switzerland) – June 2015.

    EUPRERA 2015. “Dialogue for what? Multidisciplinary analysis on decision-making processes: a managerial proposal” Gutiérrez-García, E., Recalde, M. Oslo (Norway) - October 2015.

    2014

    1st ANNUAL WORLD OPEN INNOVATION CONFERENCE (WOIC). “The role of local subsidiaries in Open Innovation practices in MNEs: The case of Volkswagen in Spain”. Rodríguez, M.I., Sandulli, F., Alfaro, J.A. Napa Valley (USA) – December, 2014.

    XXIV Congreso Nacional ACEDE 2014. “The influence of open innovation and absorptive capacity on radical innovation: an empirical research on Spanish firms.” Oltra, M.J.; Flor, M.L.; Alfaro, J.A. Zarco. Castellón (Spain) – September, 2014.

    XLIX Asamblea Anual de CLADEA. “Modelos de dirección estratégica: entre la lógica directiva y la complejidad del entorno”. Mejía, A.H., Alfaro, J.A., Torres, S. Barcelona (Spain) – September, 2014.

    EURAM 2014 Doctoral Colloquium. “How and when to implement OI in SMEs? Theoretical framework for practices selection”. Rodriguez-Ferradas, M.I. Valencia (Spain) – June, 2014.

  • Doctoral dissertations

    María Isabel Rodríguez Ferradas, “Relevant factors in the implementation of open innovation practices: Application to the case of SMEs in the automotive sector”, School of Engineering, TECNUN - UNAV. November 2014.

    José Antonio Alfaro (head) and Francesco Sandulli (co-head)

    Leonardo Veiga. “Framework for the development of innovation in SMEs and low-techonlogy intensive sectors: the case of vegetable industry in Navarra”. Faculty of Philosophy - Instituto de Empresa y Humanismo, Universidad de Navarra. September 2016.

    José Antonio Alfaro (head) 

    Andrés Hernán Mejía Villa. “The role of industry associations as drivers of strategic management of innovation in industry”. Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Navarra, in progress.

    José Antonio Alfaro (head) 

    Carlos Raúl Arredondo. “Recognizing the SCM Strategy from Business Strategy: A model of contextual factors and analysis of the Argentine SCM’s status”. Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Navarra, in progress.

    José Antonio Alfaro (head) 

    Verónica Arribas. “Open innovation practices for implementing digital transformation in the Fashion industry”. Universidad de Navarra: ISEM Fashion Business School, in progress.

    José Antonio Alfaro (head)  

  • Research Projects

    Title: “Relationship management and communication with stakeholders in corporations’ open innovation processes”.

    Organization: Proyectos de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico del Ministerio de Educación.

    Researchers: Elena Gutiérrez (IP), Mónica Recalde, José Antonio Alfaro, Andrés Mejía.

    Project’s period: 2016-2018.

    Reference: CSO2015-63972-R.

     

    Title: “Offshoring and reshoring trends in Spanish industrial firms: How CSR and supplier-customer relationships can affect competitiveness”.

    Organization: Proyectos de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico del Ministerio de Educación.

    Researchers: Lucía Avella (IP), Beatriz Junquera (IP), José Antonio Alfaro.

    Project’s period: 2016-2018.

    Reference: ECO2015-68257-R (MINECO/FEDER).

     

    Title: "Las asociaciones empresariales como agentes impulsores de la innovación estratégica en las empresas de Navarra: análisis y propuestas de mejora".

    Organization: Fundación Caja Navarra

    Researchers: José Antonio Alfaro, Andrés Mejía, Mónica Recalde, Mabel Rodríguez

    Period: June 2015 – June 2016.

     

    Title: "Improving the supply chain efficiency through Open innovation practices: empirical analysis in the automobile industry”.

    Organization: Cátedra de Empresa Volkswagen Navarra – Universidad de Navarra.

    Researchers: José Antonio Alfaro, María Isabel Rodríguez.

    Project’s period: 2013-2014.

     

    Title: “Relationship between the absorptive capacity and the innovation performance: influence of strategy, organizational structure and the property regime”.

    Organization: Proyectos de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico del Ministerio de Educación.

    Researchers: María Luisa Flor Peris (IP), José Antonio Alfaro, María José Oltra and Hugo Zarco.

    Project’s period: 2011-2013.

    Reference: ECO2011-29201.