Scielo RSS <![CDATA[Journal of technology management & innovation]]> vol. 17 num. 4 lang. en <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> <![CDATA[Evolution of scientific knowledge on the internet of things and smart homes]]> Abstract This study aims to characterize the evolution of scientific knowledge about IoT and Smart Homes through the mapping of scientific studies routes, as well as to identify the most emerging knowledge in this area. It uses data from papers from Web of Science published between 2010 and 2021. Network analysis and Source Path Link Count were used to build the citation network and map the main route of knowledge. The results contribute to the current literature in understanding the evolution of this topic and can guide researchers in the direction of future work related to IoT and Smart Homes. <![CDATA[An exploration of card payment services in Mexico: A managerial and customer perspective]]> Abstract This study is rooted in trust theory to comprehensively understand the determinants of card payment usage in the context of Mexico. Thus, we employed a quantitative approach to investigate how attitude, security, trust, distrust, and intention aid the advancement of card payment usage in Mexico. Our findings show the direct and indirect determinants of card payment use and establish the interaction effects of trust and card payment advancement through gender. Consequently, this study moves the emerging mobile card payments literature forward by providing significant managerial, theoretical, and empirical contributions and assuaging feelings of distrust towards card payment services. <![CDATA[Second-generation biodiesel in Brazil: an analysis of research on animal fats through social and complex networks]]> Abstract The production of second-generation biodiesel is seen as more sustainable than first-generation biodiesel as it is produced from residues such as animal fats, a by-product of the meat industry. In Brazil, the biodiesel sector has become the main market for animal fats, absorbing around 712 thousand tons in 2018, equivalent to 38% of the fat produced. In order to reach this level, research and development were carried out supported by the Brazilian government through the Brazilian Biodiesel Technology and Innovation Network. The objective of this study is to map the scientific networks formed by Brazilian organizations that have collaborated to solve research problems regarding animal fats for biodiesel production through Social Networks Analysis and The Theory of Complex Networks. An exploratory-descriptive study was conducted in the main collection of Web of Science (WoS). It was observed that research started in 2008 and involved more than 80 institutions. The institutional network formed was of a small-world type, composed of 20 clusters. The research was indexed in 19 knowledge areas, with an emphasis on Chemistry, Energy and Fuels, and Engineering and 70% of them received some type of funding to conduct the research. <![CDATA[Networks, obstacles, and resources for innovative performance: An analysis via neural networks for prediction in the manufacturing industry]]> Abstract This document aims to predict the level of innovation in manufacturing companies in Colombia between the years 2017-2018. A forecasting mechanism for innovation performance has been constructed using Neural Networks (NNs). This model considers the objectives of innovation, the obstacles to innovation, the knowledge networks, and the technical information of each one of the firms. Results show that demand push, vertical sources, financial obstacles, and, qualified personnel are the most important variables in predicting innovative performance. Our empirical analysis uses firm-level innovation survey data from the EDIT (Encuesta de Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica in Spanish, Technological Development, and Innovation Survey in English) for Colombia for the years 2017-2018. <![CDATA[High-growth firms’ behavior in Latam: the case of ICT sector in Ecuador]]> ABSTRACT The work aims to study the High-Growth Companies (HGF) of the ICT sector in Quito-Ecuador and contribute to improve the understanding of the behavior of HGFs in the LATAM region by presenting empirical evidence. A tripod approach is used focusing on the Resource-based view with the test of 7 hypotheses over a case study. In addition, a contextualized survey for the case was carried out to cover both the Institution and the Industrial based view. A multivariate analysis was performed to explore what factors allow us to understand the high-growth behavior. The results show that 4 of the 7 hypotheses were accepted. The correlations between profitability, leverage, liquidity, innovation, and sales growth are relatively "low" but "statistically significant." An explanation is given according to the theoretical framework built. Otherwise, factors such as: solvency, infrastructure (machinery and equipment), exports “did not present statistically significant correlation”. <![CDATA[Apoyo a la innovación y obstáculos al registro de propiedad intelectual: el caso del Ecuador]]> Abstract Title: Support for Innovation and Obstacles to Intellectual Property Registration: the case of Ecuador Using data from the 2015 Ecuadorian Innovation Survey and through the inverse probability weighting methodology, we analyze the impact of innovation support programs on the perception of companies on the obstacles that emerge when registering intellectual property. The results indicate that participating in programs reduces the perception of all obstacles, although only for those companies that use formal appropriation mechanisms to protect their innovations. Additionally, it is observed that programs reduce the perception of obstacles associated with the registration of patents, utility models and industrial designs more than those associated with the registration of trademarks. Based on these results, the suitability of support programs to facilitate the intellectual property registration process is discussed.<hr/>Resumen Utilizando datos de la Encuesta Ecuatoriana de Innovación del 2015 y a través de la metodología de ponderación por probabilidad inversa, se analiza el impacto de los programas de apoyo a la innovación, en la percepción de las empresas sobre los obstáculos que emergen a la hora de registrar propiedad intelectual. Los resultados indican que participar en programas reduce la percepción de todos los obstáculos, aunque sólo para las empresas que utilizan mecanismos formales de apropiación para proteger sus innovaciones. Adicionalmente, se observa que los programas reducen más la percepción de los obstáculos asociados con el registro de patentes, modelos de utilidad y diseños industriales; que los asociados con el registro de marcas. En base a estos resultados se discute sobre la idoneidad de los programas de apoyo para facilitar el proceso de registro de propiedad intelectual. <![CDATA[Researcher management and cooperation: challenges in Brazilian research organizations from the perspective of microfoundations]]> Abstract: In this work, we explore the dynamics of microfoundations dimensions (individuals, processes and structures) of research organizations (ROs) in order to diagnose the challenges faced by researcher management in Brazilian ROs and improve cooperative actions. To this end, analytical variables were defined from the theoretical fields of management (people and microfoundations) and research-industry cooperation, and applied in three exploratory-descriptive case studies. The results show that the effectiveness of research-industry cooperation depends on paradigm shift and long-term actions, such as the implementation of a collaborative organizational culture and the prioritization of innovative governance. Furthermore, the development of these capacities is hampered by the low maturity of career development processes, structural and financial-budgetary constraints. This research contributes to theoretical development, establishing constructs from the ROs specificities and proposing initial relationships among the analytical variables structured. For practice, we highlight the organizational diagnosis and actions for a better cooperative performance of ROs. <![CDATA[The entrepreneurial ecosystem of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico: Its technology-based and fast-growing startups and entrepreneurial-employees]]> ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is analyse the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Guadalajara Jalisco, México (EEZMG) through its technology-based, fast growing startups and ‘entrepreneurial-employees’, their growth dynamics and interactions as well as to explore the factors that impact their growth, and discover the policies or programs that have the greatest effect on their development. Therefore, using as analytical framework the ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Model’ proposed by Stam (2015) this research applied a mixed research method through in depth and semi structured interviews to entrepreneurs, key informants, and influencers. The study has confirmed the hypothesis of ‘ entrepreneurial-employees’ and its ambition about job creation that previous research has predicted. Moreover, the study shows that both the ‘ institutional framework’ and the ‘ systemic conditions’ have created a ‘ productive entrepreneurship’ promoting ‘ value creation’ and furthermore, the entrepreneurs have capacities to develop, globalize and strengthen the ecosystem. After the conclusions, the study provides some implications for policy design and cumulative development of entrepreneurial ecosystems. <![CDATA[Analysis of barriers and benefits associated with e-health technology applications]]> Abstract: People's interest in health issues has stimulated the development of healthcare-oriented technology products. For the process of developing and using e-health technologies, it is necessary to know the challenges and facilitators for their implementation and wide acceptance. this research aims to identify, among the e-health technologies that are already available in the literature, what are the barriers for implementation/adoption of these technologies, as well as the main benefits arising from their use. In order to identify research opportunities on the subject of e-health, the method of systematic literature review was performed using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) methodological approach. 130 records are considered for the review. The results obtained about barriers and benefits were structured from the sociotechnical (social - people/society; technical - machines/technology) systems approach. As a result, we expect to identify perspectives for the direction of new products development and opportunities for future research. <![CDATA[Trends of value co-creation and organizational performance: a bibliometric analysis]]> Resumen: Las empresas innovadoras se caracterizan por involucrar diferentes actores para obtener nuevos productos y servicios o mejorar los existentes, y así repercutir en su desempeño. La co-creación de valor, como un antecedente del desempeño organizacional, juega un papel importante dentro de las organizaciones, por lo cual el objetivo del presente estudio es conocer las tendencias de la co-creación de valor junto al desempeño organizacional. Se evidenció, a través del método bibliométrico, la carencia de estudios que aborden de manera conjunta ambos conceptos. A partir de 81 artículos, se analizaron los contenidos más relevantes, las revistas donde fueron publicados, los autores contribuyentes al tema y las palabras clave relacionadas. Se identificaron vacíos en la literatura, relacionados con el capital intelectual, la gobernanza y la ambidestreza organizacional.<hr/>Abstract: Innovative companies are characterized by involving different actors to obtain new products and services or improve existing ones and thus affect their performance. The co-creation of value, as an antecedent of organizational performance, plays an important role within organizations, for which the objective of this study is to know the trends of the co-creation of value together with organizational performance. The lack of studies that combine them was evidenced through the bibliometric method. From 81 articles, the more relevant contents were analyzed, journals where they were published, contributing authors on the subject and the related keywords. Gaps in the literature related to intellectual capital, governance, and organizational ambidexterity were identified.