Family SME’s internationalization: Disentangling the influence of familiness on Spanish firms’ export activity

ABSTRACT This paper studies the relationships between family involvement and internationalization of family SMEs, examining the effects exerted by the three main dimensions that comprise the concept of familiness: power, experience, and culture. Disentangling the influence of familiness dimensions lead us to discover the combined effects of family’s governance, generation and culture on SMEs’ export…

Offshoring in the Spanish footwear industry: A return journey

ABSTRACT During the 1990s and the first decade of the twenty-first century, outsourcing and offshoring constituted one of the most significant changes made by companies throughout the world. However, in more recent years, the process of offshoring manufacturing activities has been subject to reconsideration by some industry leaders, which has led to cases of bringing…

Monetary Valuation of Informal Care Based on Carers’ and Noncarers’ Preferences

Objectives: To elicit willingness to accept (WTA) values for informal care based on the preferences of informal carers and non-carers. Methods: Two surveys were conducted with a sample of carers (n = 202) and a sample of non-carers (n = 200). Individuals in both groups were asked three questions in which they had to state…

Variabilidad del consumo de antibióticos en una región sanitaria según áreas de salud y modelo de cobertura: sistema nacional de salud vs. mutualidad de funcionarios

Introducción. El objetivo de este estudio es analizar el consumo de antibióticos en la Región de Murcia en el contexto nacional y europeo en el año 2011 y su patrón de consumo en las distintas áreas de salud, y entre los usuarios del servicio regional de salud y los de la mutualidad de funcionarios civiles…

Foot voting in Spain: What do internal migrations say about quality of life in the Spanish municipalities?

In this paper we analyse the differences in well-being between Spanishmunicipalities reflected by people’s migratory decisions. It is assumed that people movefor improving their well-being conditions and consequently migratory flows basicallyreflect perceived differences in the quality of life between potential destinations. Ourempirical findings are: first, municipalities in the Mediterranean Axis are perceived asthose with the…

La valoración monetaria de los costes humanos de la siniestralidad vial en Espa˜na

Los análisis coste-beneficio en el ámbito de la seguridad vial han de computar la totalidad de los costes, y dentro de ellos ocupan un lugar clave los costes humanos. En esta nota se da cuenta de dos estudios promovidos por la Dirección General de Tráfico orientados a la obtención de valores oficiales para España de…

La recuperación del consumo farmacéutico tras la modificación del copago: evidencia de un servicio regional de salud

Objetivos: El objetivo de este estudio es evaluar el efecto de las políticas de copago farmacéutico en la cantidad y la tendencia de consumo de medicamentos. Diseño: Estudio observacional retrospectivo. Emplazamiento: Región de Murcia. Prescripción de medicamentos en atención primaria y especializada. Participantes: Registros correspondientes a las recetas dispensadas por las oficinas de farmacia entre…

From Bargaining Solutions to Claims Rules: a Proportional Approach

Abstract: Agents involved in a conflicting claims problem may be concerned with the proportion of their claims that is satisfied, or with the total amount they get. In order to relate both perspectives, we associate to each conflicting claims problem a bargaining-in-proportions set. Then, we obtain a correspondence between classical bargaining solutions and usual claims…

Cost Sharing Solutions Defined by Non-Negative Eigenvectors

Abstract: The problem of sharing a cost M among n individuals, identified by some characteristic ci in R+, appears in many real situations. Two important proposals on how to share the cost are the egalitarian and the proportional solutions. In different situations a combination of both distributions provides an interesting approach to the cost sharing…

Participation and solidarity in redistribution mechanisms

ABSTRACT Following Bossert (1995), we consider a model where personal income depends on two different characteristics: skills and effort. Luttens (2010) introduces claims that individuals have over aggregate income and that only depend on the effort they exert. Moreover, he proposes redistribution mechanisms in which solidarity is based on changes in a lower bound on…