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  • Product lifespan: the missing link in servitization 

    Vendrell Herrero, Ferran; Vaillant, Yancy; Lafuente González, Esteban Miguel; Bustinza, Oscar (2021)
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    By drawing on a business model lens, this study proposes that the competitive performance of servitization is higher for manufacturing firms selling long-lifespan products since they better develop the key elements required ...
  • Firm behavior, an engineering business tool for a better brand value in all sectors 

    Ajour El Zein, Samer; Consolación Segura, Carolina María; Huertas García, Ruben (2020-12-22)
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    In the last decade after the financial crisis, firms have been changing their behavior. Companies nowadays seek a better brand with the new perception of businesses. A major source of the companies´ value is composed of ...
  • Ad-hoc heuristic for design of wind-photovoltaic electrification systems, including management constraints 

    García Villoria, Alberto; Domenech Léga, Bruno; Ferrer Martí, Laia; Juanpera Gallel, Marc; Pastor Moreno, Rafael (2020-12)
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    Isolated electrification systems based on renewable energy are a suitable option for providing many rural communities in developing countries with access to electricity. In particular, the design of wind-photovoltaic systems ...
  • Firm risk: a responsible business guide control to a better brand value and company value 

    Ajour El Zein, Samer; Consolación Segura, Carolina María; Huertas García, Ruben (2020-01-01)
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    Brand equity constitutes an ample intangible asset for most entities, and previous research has developed various brand equity models that aim to optimize this asset. Most approaches rely on only a single factor, focusing ...
  • Understanding the complexity of intangible assets 

    Ajour El Zein, Samer; Consolación Segura, Carolina María; Huertas García, Ruben (2020-02-28)
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    Open Access
    The growing importance of strategic innovation in connection to the development of leading companies heavily investing in intangible assets makes intangible asset valuation a delicate issue for academics, practitioners, ...
  • Minimizing the standard deviation of the thermal load in the spent nuclear fuel cask loading problem 

    Bautista Valhondo, Joaquín; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Mateo Doll, Manuel (2020-09-17)
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    Open Access
    The paper assumes that, at the end of the operational period of a Spanish nuclear power plant, an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation will be used for long-term storage. Spent fuel assemblies are selected and ...
  • Balancing workload and workforce capacity in lean management: application to multi-model assembly lines 

    Fortuny Santos, Jordi; Ruiz de Arbulo López, Patxi; Cuatrecasas Arbós, Lluís; Fortuny Profitós, Jordi (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-12-10)
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    Open Access
    While multi-model assembly lines are used by advanced lean companies because of their flexibility (different models of a product are produced in small lots and reach the customers in a short lead time), most of the extant ...
  • The gendered politics of rural electrification: education, indigenous communities, and impacts for the Venezuelan Guajira 

    López González, Alejandro Esteban; Domenech Léga, Bruno; Ferrer Martí, Laia (Elsevier, 2020-09-17)
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    Rural electrification has often been promoted to improve women's access to education. However, no studies have been conducted to measure the actual impact of electrification on equitable access to education, qualitatively ...
  • Evaluation of small wind turbines for rural electrification: case studies from extreme climatic conditions in Venezuela 

    López González, Alejandro Esteban; Ranaboldo, Matteo; Domenech Léga, Bruno; Ferrer Martí, Laia (2020-10-15)
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    On-site technology performance evaluations are needed in tropical regions with extreme climatic conditions in order to reinforce electricity access programs based on renewable energy technologies (RET), particularly off-grid ...
  • Dynamic measures for transportation networks 

    Lordan González, Oriol; Sallán Leyes, José María (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2020-12-03)
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    Open Access
    Most complex network analyses of transportation systems use simplified static representations obtained from existing connections in a time horizon. In static representations, travel times, waiting times and compatibility ...
  • Creatividad, emprendimiento y mejora continua 

    Rajadell Carreras, Manuel (2020-10)
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    Open Access
    Generar ideas es un trabajo difícil porque nadie enseña a hacerlo. No forma parte de la cultura que se recibe. Cualquier directivo conoce las herramientas fundamentales de organización de la producción o de la contabilidad ...
  • Cost savings from trajectory deviations in the European air space 

    Carreras Maide, Jaume; Lordan González, Oriol; Sallán Leyes, José María (2020-09)
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    Air transport deregulation has lead to an increase of air traffic, together with a reduction of air fares. Air fare reduction has narrowed operational margins of airlines, bringing financial and employment instability. ...

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