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Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability

Admission requirements

In addition to the general requirements to enter PhD programmes, these studies have specific requirements.

Additional courses: content

The content of the additional courses is as follows:

Course 1: Theories and scientific bases applied to research on competitiveness, innovation and sustainability (12 ECTS credits)

  • Transaction cost theory
  • Agency theory
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Behavioural theory of the firm
  • Stakeholder theory
  • Game theory
  • Resource-based view
  • Knowledge-based view
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Additional theoretical developments related to competitiveness, innovation and sustainability
  • Analysis, criticism and synthesis of theory contributions
  • Propositions and hypotheses: generation, logic and premises
  • Monitoring propositions


Course 2: Research methods and dissemination of results applied to academic research (12 ECTS credits).

  • Epistemology of Science
  • Information sources
  • Questionnaires as tools to collect primary data
  • Fundamentals of quantitative research methods
    • Variable types and codification
    • Descriptive analysis
    • Contrast hypothesis testing
    • Fundamentals of linear and multiple regression
    • Discriminant analysis
  • Factorial analysis and automatic classification
  • Fundamentals of qualitative research methods
    • Case studies
    • Action research
  • Fundamentals of academic writing

 

Admission requirements

In addition to the general requirements to enter PhD programmes, these studies have specific requirements.

Additional courses: content

The content of the additional courses is as follows:

Course 1: Theories and scientific bases applied to research on competitiveness, innovation and sustainability (12 ECTS credits)

  • Transaction cost theory
  • Agency theory
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Behavioural theory of the firm
  • Stakeholder theory
  • Game theory
  • Resource-based view
  • Knowledge-based view
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Additional theoretical developments related to competitiveness, innovation and sustainability
  • Analysis, criticism and synthesis of theory contributions
  • Propositions and hypotheses: generation, logic and premises
  • Monitoring propositions


Course 2: Research methods and dissemination of results applied to academic research (12 ECTS credits).

  • Epistemology of Science
  • Information sources
  • Questionnaires as tools to collect primary data
  • Fundamentals of quantitative research methods
    • Variable types and codification
    • Descriptive analysis
    • Contrast hypothesis testing
    • Fundamentals of linear and multiple regression
    • Discriminant analysis
  • Factorial analysis and automatic classification
  • Fundamentals of qualitative research methods
    • Case studies
    • Action research
  • Fundamentals of academic writing