ECOBAS Research Seminar: Jordi Brandts - Barcelona School Of Economics

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of gender differences in performance caused by two different dimensions of competition –rivalry for resources and status ranking. It also examines two mechanisms behind such differences: (1) gendered beliefs about performance differences in competitiveness; and (2) prescriptive stereotypes about women having to show warmth towards others. The results indicate that in the absence of any competitive dimension men and women perform equally well. Any competitive dimension, however, leads to women doing worse than men. These results are explained by men’s beliefs that they are better than women, and by women’s adherence to a prescribed stereotype of not harming others. Gender differences under competition seem to be endogenous to situational contexts, just like they are without competition.


PhD Viva: Rolando Miguel Melo Vaz - Growth in Firms

Student: Rolando Miguel Melo Vaz
Title: Growth in Firms
Directed by: Eduardo Luís Giménez Fernández and José Antonio Novo Peteiro
Day: 03​​​/12/2021
Time: 10:00 horas

  • In-person attendance: Seminar-room 6, School of Economics and Business Administration, Vigo

Student Password: Lqtbk3Af

Documentación asociada:

Tese Rolando Miguel Melo Vaz.pdf


Doctoral Seminar: Rolando Miguel Melo Vaz (University of Vigo)

The purpose of the seminar is twofold. First, we review, in a unified and critical way, those factors and strategies that promote and explain the growth of firms put forward by the empirical literature. Second, we present two empirical research that studies the impact of a number of factors for firms' growth (age, size, financial funding and location) in two strategic sectors for the Portuguese economy: Portuguese Footwear Industry and Portuguese Textile and Clothing Industry.

The doctoral seminars are given by Junior Researchers who obtained their doctoral degree less than two years ago or by predoctoral researchers who are currently developing their thesis project.


IC2 GROUP SEMINAR - Klaus Gierhake ‘Public space and social innovation. The case of Quito (ECUADOR)‘

More information on the speaker:
Klaus Giernake holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Marburg. He has been head of mission of cooperation projects of the European Union, Germany and Belgium in Latin America for 35 years, linked to governance, public policies and environmental management. He is also a researcher at CRELA Centrum für Regionale Entwicklung in Lateinamerika (Germany).
"Public space and social innovation. The case of Quito (ECUADOR)".
The concept of public space implemented by the administration Municipio Distrito Metropolitano Quito (MDMQ), 2009-2014, as a source of social capital and territorial cohesion is analyzed, proving that this concept is understood in a broader way than it is used in the tradition of urbanism. This concept includes a series of perspectives that enrich its meaning: a traditional perspective, a dynamic perspective, an environmental perspective and a social perspective. Complementarily, its introduction in local administration has been endowed with its own budget programs, thus ensuring the sustainability of a communal policy for public space. As it is presented in the MDMQ vision, public space is an instrument of sectoral coordination, whose interpretation as a cross-cutting program constitutes a novelty in the discourse of existing scientific studies, since it presents concrete and visible experiences of its use to foster territorial cohesion. Moreover, it is an instrument for ex post evaluations of municipal network projects, for bringing the discussion on territorial cohesion to a tangible level for the population and local administration and for discussing a territorial perspective of social capital.

PhD Dissertation: Are International Rankings good predictors of Economic Growth?

Presential PhD Viva

DAY: Luns, September 20

TIME: 15:30 h
PLACE: Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais de Vigo

Documentación asociada:

Tese Manuel Carlos Nogueira .pdf


ECOSOT Group Seminar: Juan D. Moreno-Ternero - Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville)

Seminar: Juan D. Moreno-Ternero - Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville)
Organized by: ECOSOT Group in collaboration with ECOBAS
Date: Thursday, September 9th
Time: 12.00h
Place: Salón de Graos da Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais (Campus Lagoas - Marcosende, UVigo)
You can also follow the seminar live through UVigoTV at the following link:

Documentación asociada:

Juan D. Moreno-Ternero_Cartel-2.pdf