An Internet where nobody knows where you are connecting from

Can you imagine a world in which, when you connect to the Internet, no one knows which country you are doing it from? This is, that the providers of the web pages were forced to not be able to discriminate what content to show to you depending on the country from which you are connecting. [Seguir leyendo...]

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And, in the end, SPAM will kill email

(This entry was translated using Google Translate, sorry for any possible mistakes)

For many years, we thought that spam, junk mail, would one day kill email. Some statistics indicated that more than 90% of the emails that were sent worldwide were spam. [Seguir leyendo...]

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Articles published during 2016

Usually, I try to publish a short note of each article that we publish in different journals and congresses. During 2016 we published several articles and was director of several Ph.D. theses, which I outline chronologically:

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Different posts on the sharing economy

Lately, I have this blog slightly abandoned. Recently, we have been writing on the sharing economy in the blog we created associated with the book we launched. These are some of the latest posts (sorry, they are only available in Spanish, although if you are interested, maybe with Google Translate…):

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Barack Obama & Joi Ito discuss on the future

ito1-1In the November 2016 issue of Wired magazine, the still president of the US, Barack Obama, acted as guest editor. It is a number dedicated the coming future, to the frontiers of knowledge.

As part of that process, in August an interview took place in the White House between the editor of Wired (Scott Dadich), the president and Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab. [Seguir leyendo...]

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Vietnam, the connected country

(Please take into account that this entry was translated with the help of Google Translate. Maybe the quality of English is not the best…)

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During March and April 2016 I had the opportunity to spend a month in Vietnam, working at the National Economics University of Hanoi, as part of the IMPAKT project in which the ULPGC participates; a project which, in turn, is part of the Erasmus Mundus program. [Seguir leyendo...]

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A model that connects information technology and hotel performance (paper published)

Detailed model
Despite vast investments in IT, there is scant research and empirical data that connects, in depth, IT with firm performance in the hospitality industry. However, the literature does show partial evidence and examples of particular technologies. After an extensive literature review, we posit four global paths through which IT can impact hotel performance and, for each one, the precise mechanisms that cause these influences. [Seguir leyendo...]

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How IT are changing the tourism sector

17815389659_b83ef9df01_zAs a part of my collaboration as a teacher at the MBA of Tourism & Leisure of the IMF Business School I wrote a short post for their blog on the seven ways that IT is changing the tourism sector, available (in Spanish) here. [Seguir leyendo...]

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Second economy in tourism: Jobs and IT (paper published)

Journal: PASOS, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage

Paper title: Second economy in tourism: Jobs and IT

Authors: Santiago Melián-González, Jacques Bulchand-Gidumal

Abstract: In general society has assumed the huge presence of information and communication technology (ICT) in all life’s facets. [Seguir leyendo...]

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New evidence of the relationship between employee satisfaction and firm economic performance (paper published)

satisfied workerWith my colleagues Santiago Melián and Beatriz López Gónzález-Valcárcel, we have just published in the journal Personnel Review that belongs to Emerald the paper titled “New evidence of the relationship between employee satisfaction and firm economic performance“.

This is the structured abstract:

Purpose. [Seguir leyendo...]

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