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19/11/2020

European Continuous Conference on Collaborative Conflict network to organise its kick-off event

The European Continuous Conference on Collaborative Conflict (E4C) network announces their first online event to take place on December 9th, from 17:00 to 19:00 CET.  UB Business School researcher Patricia Elgoibar, and PhD in Business candidate Carlos Politi, are members of this network that aims to strengthen the relationships between researchers in conflict management in Europe.   The network organises multiple events throughout the year with the aim of promoting a European network including 21st century technologies and sustainable aspirations, as well as practically navigating continuous academic exchange in the world of Covid-19 boundaries and the…
02/11/2020

The new edition of ‘The UB in figures’ is available

This year, coinciding with the inauguration of the academic year, the new edition of ‘The UB in figures' publishes the most outstanding data from last academic year. The document offers a view on the academic activity and shows its evolution over the last courses. For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 73 bachelor’s degrees courses, 15 dual study pathways, 162 master’s degrees courses and 48 doctoral programmes have been approved. Nowadays the UB has established agreements with 116 of…
16/10/2020

Take part in an experiment with a semi-humanoid robot!

Next week, the Faculty of Economics and Business will host a fascinating experiment with a semi-humanoid robot (TIAGo) who will engage with humans in playing a board game. The experiment will last approximately 5 minutes and, at the end of it, the participant will fill out an anonymous questionnaire. The main objective of the experiment, led by UB Business School’s researcher Santiago Forgas Coll, is to evaluate various aspects of the interaction between the user and the robot acting as…
02/06/2020

Summer School 2020: creativity must go on(line)

The exceptional crisis that our societies are going through makes it more necessary than ever for regions, companies, organizations and individuals to reinvent themselves. This year, given the impossibility to hold any face-to-face classroom work, to visit companies & creative spaces or to travel abroad, Mosaic-HEC Montréal and the University of Barcelona decided to reinvent their Summer School on Management of Creativity by offering an exceptional online edition on the theme “RESILIENCE & CREATIVITY” from June 29 to July 10,…
12/05/2020

Get your admission today and lay the foundation for your career in the post COVID-19 world

At the UB Business School we are aware that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will transform our world under many aspects. Adjusting to the changes will be challenging, but we also know that new opportunities will arise in the next months and years. This is why it is important to start planning ahead and invest in education that will provide tools and skills that will fuel innovation. This is the time to lay the foundation for your career in an ever-changing…
16/03/2020

The University of Barcelona suspends all face-to-face academic activities and closes buildings due to the COVID-19 health alert

As of March 15th, 2020, all buildings and facilities of the University of Barcelona are closed and access is forbidden except for authorised people, due to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) health alert. All face-to-face learning activities are suspended from March 13th, 2020, to April 14th, 2020, and April 15th, 2020, in the case of the Faculty of Economics and Business. On March 12th, 2020, the Rector of the University of Barcelona issued a statement on the suspension of all face-to-face academic…
25/02/2020

UB Business School welcomes new postdoctoral researcher

The UB Business School welcomes Vesna Vlaisavljevic as a new postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Business this academic year 2019/20. Her main research area is organisational capabilities and interorganisational relationships as determinants of innovation. Her research interests also include innovation processes, knowledge, small business cooperative strategies, networks, technology clusters, regional innovation systems, policies for innovation and growth of technological ecosystems. She was awarded a PhD in Business Administration and Management (international mention) at the Pablo de Olavide University in…
11/02/2020

New research challenges the conventional wisdom that Anglo-Saxon CEOs outperform their counterparts from other regions

The CEO’s country of origin is an important driver that explains different types of firm performance, according to a recent study co-authored by Josep García Blandón (Universitat Ramon Llull), the UB Business School researcher Josep Maria Argilés Bosch and Diego Ravenda (Toulouse Business School). Anglo-Saxon CEOs show a significantly lower performance than CEOs from other regions. More specifically, CEOs from countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia and Papua New Guinea perform significantly worse at…
15/01/2020

Scopus includes the ‘Journal Of Evolutionary Studies In Business’ into its database

Scopus, the largest database of citations and abstracts of scientific journals, books and conference proceedings, has accepted the inclusion of the ‘Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business’. This is an interdisciplinary peer review journal, edited by the Universitat de Barcelona, specialized in original research, discussions, essays and reviews of literature about business in a dynamic, evolutionary perspective. UB Business School researchers Paloma Fernández Pérez, Professor of Economic and Business History, and Jaume Valls-Pasola, Professor of Management are coeditors of the…
14/01/2020

A new study finds three combinations of management system certifications that leverage firm performance

Many companies see management system certifications as a tool to add credibility to the organisation, as they guarantee that a product or service meets the expectations of the customers. However, managing multiple certifications can worsen the firm’s performance due to a possible conflict of interests. A recent study co-authored by the UB Business School researchers Merce Bernardo and Claudio Cruz-Cazares has, though, identified three combinations of certifications that show consistent leverage on Portuguese firm performance. The results were published in…