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Article
Publication date: 3 April 2017

Alfonso J. Gil and Mara Mataveli

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between learning processes (LP) – group learning (GL) and training processes – and job satisfaction (JS), by…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between learning processes (LP) – group learning (GL) and training processes – and job satisfaction (JS), by taking into consideration the mediating role of organizational size (OZ) and employees’ educational level (EEL).

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from the Spanish wine sector. The survey was addressed to the workers, and 230 valid questionnaires were obtained. The authors have proven their model of research through a model of structural equations, that is, by means of the partial least squares technique.

Findings

This paper proposes that LP play a significant role in determining the effects on JS, and OZ and EEL mediate the relationship between GL and JS.

Research limitations/implications

Owing to certain features of the sample and the use of measurement scales, the final results should be considered with caution. Further research in other contexts using qualitative methods is needed to validate these findings.

Practical implications

When seeking to improve employee JS, practitioners should take into account the link between LP and JS. It is especially necessary to consider the diversity in learning groups.

Originality/value

This paper provides an empirical analysis of the relationship between LP and JS and checks the mediation of OZ and worker education of workers between group learning and JS.

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Personnel Review, vol. 46 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Article
Publication date: 22 June 2018

Alfonso J. Gil, Beatriz Rodrigo-Moya and Jesús Morcillo-Bellido

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of leadership on culture and on the structure of learning, and of these two constructs on the innovation capacity.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of leadership on culture and on the structure of learning, and of these two constructs on the innovation capacity.

Design/methodology/approach

A quantitative study utilising a survey was carried out. By means of an ad hoc questionnaire, educational administrators were asked about some characteristics of their organisations. The authors have proven the model of research through a model of structural equations, that is, by means of the partial least squares technique.

Findings

The hypothesis is confirmed that leadership affects culture and learning structure, and both impact on the innovation capacity of schools.

Practical implications

This work addresses the role of three critical aspects in the management of educational organisations—leadership, culture and structure—in the development of innovation that is essential in improving organisational development.

Originality/value

The role of leadership in the development of favourable conditions for innovation is verified, as is the impact of these conditions on the innovation capacity of educational organisations.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 39 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Article
Publication date: 13 February 2017

Alfonso J. Gil and Mara Mataveli

This paper aims to analyse the impact of organizational learning culture and learning facilitators in group learning.

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to analyse the impact of organizational learning culture and learning facilitators in group learning.

Design/methodology/approach

This study was conducted using a survey method applied to a statistically representative sample of employees from Rioja wine companies in Spain. A model was tested using a structural equation model.

Findings

Statistical evidences suggest that both the learning culture and facilitators of group learning impact positively on group learning. In addition, it was found that the facilitation of learning has a positive influence on the learning culture.

Practical implications

From the paper, two sets of implications are extracted. The first is related to learning in the workplace – the importance of facilitating learning in group learning is emphasized. The second set refers to human resources development: organizational commitment to the development of informal learning is highlighted.

Originality/value

The paper explores the concept of learning culture and how it relates to the development of group learning, and an important system in the workplace is implemented.

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Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 29 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-5626

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Article
Publication date: 18 September 2017

Alfonso J. Gil and Mara Mataveli

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of the processes of orientation and empowerment and the transfer of information in the learning culture.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of the processes of orientation and empowerment and the transfer of information in the learning culture.

Design/methodology/approach

The first hypothesis predicts that information mediates the relationship between orientation and empowerment processes and learning culture and the second hypothesis suggests that organisational size moderates the relationships between constructs. The empirical work is conducted in the wine industry in Spain through a structural equation analysis, partial least squares.

Findings

The hypothesis of mediation is confirmed; however, the hypothesis about size moderation is not confirmed.

Practical implications

The importance of the transfer of information in the foundation of a learning culture is highlighted and, therefore, its importance in the development of learning in organisations, especially in building learning organisations.

Originality/value

This research contributes to the literature on learning in organisations by sharing not only the characteristics that identify a learning culture, but also the mechanisms or processes through which a learning culture can be developed.

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Management Decision, vol. 55 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 28 June 2022

Mara Mataveli, Juan-Carlos Ayala Calvo and Alfonso J. Gil

Banks in emerging markets such as Brazil provide a wide range of services to companies to facilitate the export process. The objective of the present study was to analyze…

Abstract

Purpose

Banks in emerging markets such as Brazil provide a wide range of services to companies to facilitate the export process. The objective of the present study was to analyze, from the perspective of Brazilian export companies, the relationships between banking intellectual capital (human and organizational), banking agility, banking technologies and company size in banking service provision.

Design/methodology/approach

A sample of 318 Brazilian export companies was surveyed with questionnaires. The research model was tested using structural equation modeling, namely the partial least squares (PLS-SEM) technique and SmartPLS.

Findings

Banking intellectual capital affects banking service provision, banking agility mediates the relationship between intellectual capitals and banking service provision and technology does not moderate the relationship between agility and banking service provision. The size of the company does not moderate the relationship between intellectual capital and banking service provision.

Practical implications

This work indicates that intellectual capital and the banking agility strategy are critical in the provision of banking service provision for exports.

Originality/value

This work illustrates the effect of banks' intangible resources on the provision of banking services from the perspective of Brazilian export companies.

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International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8809

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Article
Publication date: 13 January 2022

Mara Mataveli, Juan Carlos Ayala and Alfonso J. Gil

Few studies have analysed the determinants of exports in emerging economies, which are critical in the exporting reality of firms. Two variables decisively affect the…

Abstract

Purpose

Few studies have analysed the determinants of exports in emerging economies, which are critical in the exporting reality of firms. Two variables decisively affect the export performance of firms – their size and their export experience. This paper analyses the relationship between size and export experience in the export intensity of Brazilian firms. In addition, it considers two variables (location and sector) that identify firms in Brazil and could affect their export intensity. This research answers the question of which characteristics of Brazilian companies determine their export intensity.

Design/methodology/approach

A statistically significant sample of 318 firms is collected from Brazilian exporting companies. Regression analysis is performed, and data describing the relationship between the export determinants and the export intensity of Brazilian firms are presented. Three evaluation models are proposed. In the first, the location and sector variables are considered. In the second, the firm size, firm location and sector are presented. In the third, the firm size, export experience, location and sector are proposed.

Findings

The results of the third model confirm that only export experience is statistically significant. Therefore, there is no relationship between firms' size, location and sector and export intensity for companies in Brazil.

Originality/value

This work shows the organisational characteristics that affect export performance in Brazil from the firm’s perspective; these are aspects that have been analysed less in emerging economies.

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Baltic Journal of Management, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-5265

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Article
Publication date: 5 July 2021

Alfonso J. Gil, Mara Mataveli and Jorge L. Garcia-Alcaraz

The transfer of training has been identified with the effectiveness of training. The purpose of this work is to analyse the impact of training stages (training needs…

Abstract

Purpose

The transfer of training has been identified with the effectiveness of training. The purpose of this work is to analyse the impact of training stages (training needs analysis, application and evaluation) as they relate to training transfer.

Design/methodology/approach

The study participants correspond to a sample of 116 teachers with managerial responsibilities (management teams and department heads) from 17 secondary schools in Spain. This work hypothesises five significant relationships: needs analysis and application of training, application and transfer of training, evaluation and analysis of training needs, evaluation and application of training and evaluation and transfer of training. The hypotheses were tested using structural equations, namely, the partial least squares–structural equation modelling technique and SmartPLS version 3.2.9.

Findings

The relationships between application and transfer of training, between evaluation of training and needs analysis, application and transfer of training are positively contrasted. The relationship between the analysis and application of training is not contrasted.

Originality/value

This work analyses the relationship between the training process’s different phases (analysis, application and evaluation) in the training output (training transfer) and emphasises the role of evaluation in the training process.

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European Journal of Training and Development, vol. 46 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2046-9012

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Article
Publication date: 2 December 2020

Mara Mataveli, Juan Carlos Ayala and Alfonso J. Gil

The objective of this work is to examine the factors that influence the decision of Brazilian companies to export.

Abstract

Purpose

The objective of this work is to examine the factors that influence the decision of Brazilian companies to export.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire was used to collect data from a statistically significant sample of 318 Brazilian exporting firms. Three types of study were carried out; an exploratory study that simplified the information through a principal component analysis, a descriptive study of the factors that influence the decision to export by Brazilian companies and a study of variance that allowed comparison of groups of firms.

Findings

After an analysis of the literature, 11 factors were proposed that influence the decision to export. Two unique factors resulted from the principal components analysis: “resource optimisation” and “performance and development”. The “performance and development” factor was more valued than the “resource optimisation” factor. From the analysis of variance, significant differences were only found in the variable “firm size”.

Originality/value

This paper contributes to the literature by presenting further knowledge of export factors in developing countries, the management of companies and instruments for decision making in the area of internationalisation.

Propósito

Esta investigación tiene como objetivo examinar los factores que influyen en la decisión de exportar de las empresas brasileñas.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Se utilizó un cuestionario para recopilar datos de una muestra estadísticamente significativa de 318 empresas exportadoras brasileñas. Se realizan tres tipos de estudio, un estudio exploratorio que permite simplificar la información a través de un análisis de componentes principales, un estudio descriptivo de los factores que influyen en la exportación de las empresas de Brasil, y un estudio de varianza que permite comparar grupos de empresas.

Resultados

Después de un análisis de la literatura, se propusieron 11 factores que influyen en la decisión de exportar. Del análisis de componentes principales, resultan dos únicos factores: “optimización de recursos” y “rendimiento y desarrollo”. El factor “rendimiento y desarrollo” es más valorado que el factor “optimización de recursos”. Del análisis de varianza, solo se encontraron diferencias significativas en la variable “tamaño de la empresa”.

Originalidad/valor

Este trabajo contribuye a la literatura al presentar un mayor conocimiento de los factores de exportación en los países en desarrollo, además, los resultados permiten mejorar la gestión de empresas, esencialmente en la toma de decisiones en el área de la internacionalización.

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Academia Revista Latinoamericana de Administración, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1012-8255

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Article
Publication date: 12 October 2021

Mara Mataveli, Juan Carlos Ayala and Alfonso J. Gil

Banks play a crucial role in the sustainable development of exports as they finance much of the trade. Additionally, in Brazil's case, banks provide exporting companies…

Abstract

Purpose

Banks play a crucial role in the sustainable development of exports as they finance much of the trade. Additionally, in Brazil's case, banks provide exporting companies with advisory and training services, which facilitate the internationalization process. This work aims to analyze the role of public and private banks in the export process of companies in Brazil.

Design/methodology/approach

Interviews are conducted with a sample of 318 Brazilian exporting companies. Two research questions are posed: What type of export services do companies use from public and private banks in Brazil? Is exporting companies' access to credit, as a type of banking service, related to their size or export experience? A descriptive study of the functions of public and private banks in helping Brazilian exports is presented. Hypotheses are proposed regarding companies' access to credit and its relationship with their size and export experience.

Findings

It is found that public and private banks in Brazil provide exporting companies with banking services, other services related to technical aspects, and export consulting. There are significant differences in access to credit in both public and private banks, depending on the exporting company's size.

Originality/value

This work contributes to the internationalization literature on the role of banks in supporting exports in an emerging country like Brazil.

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European Journal of Management Studies, vol. 26 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2183-4172

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Article
Publication date: 17 September 2020

Alfonso J. Gil, Beatriz Rodrigo-Moya and Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro

This study aims to analyse the influence of learning culture (LC) and transformational leadership (TL) on knowledge application (KA) in the school context. Mediation…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to analyse the influence of learning culture (LC) and transformational leadership (TL) on knowledge application (KA) in the school context. Mediation analysis is used to quantify the effects that the LC has on the application of leadership, mediated by TL.

Design/methodology/approach

The method involves two samples of subjects – school managers and teaching staff – from 17 educational organisations. This study used the partial least squares method in the SmartPLS.

Findings

The results prove an effect of total mediation of TL.

Originality/value

This study highlights the importance of KA in educational organisations and propounds the responsibility of leadership in educational management.

Details

Kybernetes, vol. 50 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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