<p>En este estudio se analiza la percepción de los profesores y alumnos universitarios sobre la utilidad de los entornos virtuales de aprendizaje (Learning Management Systems, LMS). Concretamente, el estudio se centra en cinco dimensiones de la utilidad de la plataforma Moodle: “contenidos”, “actividades”, “evaluación”, “interacción” y “aprendizaje”. Por otra parte, se comprueba la existencia de diferencias entre las percepciones del claustro y de los estudiantes respecto a la utilidad de Moodle en su docencia. Para llevar a cabo este estudio se ha desarrollado una revisión bibliográfica sobre el uso de los LMS, en especial de la plataforma Moodle, en el contexto universitario. A partir del estudio empírico realizado y en función de la explotación de los datos obtenidos se ha comprobado la distinta percepción de los alumnos y profesores universitarios sobre Moodle. Del mismo modo, se observan diferencias significativas entre algunos indicadores y entre las percepciones de las dimensiones “contenidos”, “evaluación” e “interacción” de la utilidad de la plataforma Moodle, respecto a alumnos y profesores. Los resultados obtenidos sirven para determinar los aspectos de los LMS que es necesario mejorar para potenciar su utilidad como herramienta de aprendizaje en el ámbito universitario.</p>
The publication opportunities in science require knowing the existing gaps in the academic debate. In recent decades, scholars specializing in fuzzy theory and applied methodologies have experienced an unprecedented evolution of the field. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have shaped the way socio-technical transitions use fuzzy methodologies to solve environmental problems. This study conducts a systematic literature review of articles published in the Journal Citations Report on these specific fields. The Web of Science (Core Collection) was used and a database was assembled (N = 1956) that allowed the evaluation of the evolution of the research agenda and detecting high-impact publication opportunities. A model of analysis of successful strategies in academic influence is proposed. The model is tested with a configurational methodology through fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA). The conditions used are: number of authors, underlying interest of the researchers, standardized citations per year, age of the articles and link of the research with sustainability. The results are solid and inform five paths that ensure the success of academic publications in high-impact journals. The robustness of the model allows its extrapolation to other fields of research. The contribution of this article allows knowledge of the academic conversation and its research opportunities. In addition, it clarifies the different paths that guarantee high impact research articles. This article offers important recommendations for academics and journal editors, allowing them to guide and advise academic production in the scholarly debate of the future.
Entrepreneurship is the basis of the production network, and thus a key to territorial development. In this line, entrepreneurial intention has been pointed out as an indicator of latent entrepreneurship. In this article, the entrepreneurial intention of university students is studied from a configurational approach, allowing the study of the combined effect of corruption perception, corruption normalization, gender, university career area, and family entrepreneurial background to explain high levels of entrepreneurial intention. The model was tested with the fsQCA methodology according to two samples of students grouped according to their household income (medium and high level: N = 180; low level: N = 200). Stress tests were run to confirm the robustness of the results. This study highlights the negative impact produced by corruption among university students’ entrepreneurial intention. Furthermore, the importance of family entrepreneurial background for specific archetypes like female, STEM, and low household income students is pointed out, as well as the importance of implementing education programs for entrepreneurship in higher education, and more specifically in STEM areas. Policies focused on facilitating the access to financial resources for female students and low household income students, and specific programs to foster female entrepreneurship, are also recommended.
PurposeOpportunity-driven entrepreneurship (ODEs) is a key to economic development. Consequently, the emigration of potential ODEs constitutes a barrier to the development of the country of origin. Thus, this study examines how the combined effect of subjective insecurity, corruption perception, subjective norm towards emigration, socioeconomic level and the entrepreneurial intention of potentially opportunity-driven university students can affect their propensity to emigrate.Design/methodology/approachA sample of students (N = 354) from the Technological University of the State of Zacatecas is surveyed, and a causal model based on the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) configuration methodology is proposed.FindingsThe results suggest that future graduates are more likely to emigrate when their corruption and/or insecurity perceptions are high. In addition, the subjective norm is decisive when taking the decision to emigrate. Finally, in the specific cases of individuals with the highest entrepreneurial intentions as well, their perceptions of corruption and insecurity have a great influence.Originality/valueThis study addresses, from a cognitive point of view, the effect on ODEs of phenomena that are strongly prevalent in Mexico, such as citizen insecurity, corruption, poverty and the migratory tradition.
This study examines the conditions that explain leading think tanks' successful strategies for the growth of world media representation of the European Union's (EU) international economic policy (N ¼ 19). A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) was developed throughout 2009-2018, which begins with the euro crisis. The causal conditions used are: the years of experience of each think tank; the attributes of its media representation (number of languages in which they spread their messages in the media, thematic concentration, and media concentration); and the macroeconomic characteristics of the countries from which they carry out their main activity (competitiveness and belonging to the euro). This data has been obtained through FactivaV R (Dow Jones & Company#), the Global Competitiveness Index (World Economic Forum), and the European Central Bank. The core conditions analysis shows the importance of the think tank experience and the diversity of languages for their successful strategies. Likewise, the different pathways suggest that the thematic concentration and membership of the euro are sufficient conditions to explain the increased influence of the EU think tanks on the international public agenda.
Systemic disruptions are becoming more continuous, intense, and persistent. Their effects have a severe impact on the economy in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments that are increasingly transversal to productive sectors and activities. Researchers have intensified their academic production of multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) in recent years. This article analyzes the research agenda through a systematic review of scientific articles in the Web of Science Core Collection according to the Journal Citation Report (JCR), both in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). According to the selected search criteria, 909 articles on MCDM published between 1979 and 2022 in Web of Science journals in the business and management categories were located. A bibliometric analysis of the main thematic clusters, the international collaboration networks, and the bibliographic coupling of articles was carried out. In addition, the analysis period is divided into two subperiods (1979–2008 and 2009–2022), establishing 2008 as the threshold, the year of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), to assess the evolution of the research agenda at the beginning of systemic disruptions. The bibliometric analysis allows the identification of the motor, basic, specialized, and emerging themes of each subperiod. The results show the similarities and differences between the academic debate before and after the GFC. The evidence found allows academics to be guided in their high-impact research in business and management using MCDM methodologies to address contemporary challenges. An important contribution of this study is to detect gaps in the literature, highlighting unclosed gaps and emerging trends in the field of study for journal editors.
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