AD-minister 2018-07-05T08:47:30-05:00 Natalia González Salazar Open Journal Systems <p>The Editorial Committee of the journal&nbsp;<strong>AD-MINISTER</strong>&nbsp;seeks to disseminate research on local and international developments in: Emerging Markets, Management, International Business, Human Resources, People at work, Accounting, Marketing, Auditing, CSR, Innovation, Multilatinas, Organizational Psychology, Knowledge Management, International Relations, Inclusive Markets, Entrepreneurship&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>AD-MINISTER</strong>&nbsp;is a biannual publication and manuscripts may be submitted at any time</p> Organizational structure, human capital and collaboration networks: determinants of innovation capability in restaurants 2018-06-29T19:49:15-05:00 Alejandro Delgado Cruz Elva Esther Vargas Martínez Federico Rodríguez Torres Juan Manuel Montes Hincapié <p>Innovation capability is the skill to absorb; combine and transform specific organizational resources to generate value above the market average; such as structure; people and relationships. For this reason; the paper aim is to analyze organizational structure; human capital and collaboration networks as determinants of innovation capability in restaurants in Playa del Carmen; a tourist destination in the Mexican Caribbean. A quantitative methodology was followed; using the Pearson coefficient and structural equation modeling (SEM) for hypothesis testing. The results confirmed that collaboration networks with universities; government organisms and other tourism companies enhance the organizational structure and human capital. It is concluded that restaurants should rethink their strategies to improve their innovation capability from their organizational structure and collaboration networks being excellent predictors of human capital for the generation and development of ideas.</p> 2018-06-29T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Technology and the Colombian Fique Industry: Drawing from Latin American Expertise, 1880-1938 2018-07-05T08:47:30-05:00 Jairo Campuzano-Hoyos <p>This article examines the technological origins and changes of the Colombian fique (henequen) industry throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It argues that the industry was established and reached significant levels of growth, in part due to the input of Colombian intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and scientists who examined global developments, disseminated useful knowledge, and sought to adapt suitable crops, practices, and technologies to Colombia’s particular needs, settings, and social traits. These individuals looked mainly at Mexico. This history challenges the traditional assumption that Latin American countries generally developed a technological dependence on the North Atlantic nations. Mid-nineteenth-century Mexican inventions turned out to be particularly useful to Colombians seeking to foster small productive units in rural areas. The Colombian fique industry developed initially as “patrimonio de los pobres” (“heritage of the poor”). Attempts to introduce sophisticated, expensive technologies proved futile.</p> 2018-06-29T00:00:00-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Ethical leadership in organizations: a review of the literature 2018-06-29T19:49:15-05:00 Juan Sebastián Correa Meneses María del Pilar Rodríguez Córdoba Martín Alonso Pantoja Ospina <p>This article identifies the research trends on ethical leadership in organizations and the theoretical gaps that may constitute future lines of study. The bibliographical review is supported by IT tools, such as the Tree of Science, designed to provide support for the documentary search. These trends are classified as: 1) Individual aspects (traits, personal values, leadership style); 2) group aspects (leader-follower exchange, effects on followers); 3) organizational aspects (organizational culture, internal stakeholders) and 4) contextual aspects (national cultures, external stakeholders). It concludes that the research on ethical leadership has been focused on the leader-followers’ interactions and the effects of such interaction. In minor measure, it has been studied the individual and organizational analysis level. The contextual level has been the least researched. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2018-06-29T11:53:29-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Young and Neet: A Disincentive for Science, Technology and Innovation in Colombia? 2018-06-29T19:49:15-05:00 Diana Lorena Pineda Ospina <p>The article presented below aims to identify the implications of a Science, Technology and Innovation Policy that lacks of strategies to link young people who do not study and do not work, or Neet, in activities related to the development of scientific knowledge in Colombia. To fulfill this purpose, the characteristics of the country's young population, its participation in the labor market and its level of training are compared between the second quarter of 2009, the year of creation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy -STI-, and the 2016, year in which it was reformed. Among the main findings, relevant aspects for the design of the STI Policy in Colombia are identified, which include intersectional strategies where variables such as gender, age, stratum, educational level and spatial location are relevant for the construction of occupational identities that encourage the bonding of young people to the science, technology and innovation activities of the economy.</p> 2018-06-29T12:10:11-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Factors of the entrepreneurial success of a Mexican woman of peasant origin with little basic schooling 2018-06-29T19:49:15-05:00 Alfonso Reynoso-Rábago Jessica Reynoso-Gallegos <p>This article seeks to clarify the factors that allowed a Mexican woman of peasant origin, with incomplete studies of primary education, to become a successful entrepreneur. The main theme of the article is about the non-university education of this entrepreneur woman, the difficulties she experienced in becoming an entrepreneur and the factors that contributed to achieving her goal. The present study follows the life story method, little applied to research in administration sciences. In this procedural decision lies the innovative character and the heuristic force of the approach followed.</p> 2018-06-29T13:38:48-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Can gender be a determinant of organizational performance and knowledge sharing in public sector organizations? 2018-06-29T19:49:15-05:00 Erendira Fierro Moreno Minerva Martínez Avila Rigoberto García Contreras <p>The objective of this scientific article is to determine if gender affects the relationship between organizational performance and knowledge sharing in public sector organizations. Based on the literature review and drawing from the theoretical perspective of a resource-based view, the research hypotheses were formulated. Through a cross-sectional study, of ten Mexican organizations from the public sector and through the perception of 239 public servants, these hypotheses were tested. A linear regression analysis was performed. The results confirm the importance of gender as a determinant variable in the management and administration of the organizations. This research also shows that the intervening management of valuable resources (knowledge) helps to generate strategies (organizational performance) that have no cost for public sector organizations.</p> 2018-06-29T18:51:01-05:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##