nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2023‒09‒25
two papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila, Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Organizational Responses to Product Cycles By Achyuta Adhvaryu; Vittorio Bassi; Anant Nyshadham; Jorge A. Tamayo; Nicolas Torres
  2. Monitoring the SDGs in Centro region, Portugal By ABREU Joana

  1. By: Achyuta Adhvaryu; Vittorio Bassi; Anant Nyshadham; Jorge A. Tamayo; Nicolas Torres
    Abstract: We use daily administrative data from a leading automobile manufacturer to study the organizational impacts of introducing new models to the auto assembly line. We first show that costly defects per vehicle spike when new models are introduced. As a response, the firm trains in problem-solving skills and promotes lower- and mid-level employees to solve the more complex problems that arise, thus moving to a less pyramidal knowledge hierarchy with fewer layers. We develop an extension to the classic theory of knowledge-based hierarchies that reconciles our novel empirical results by allowing the firm to also invest in its training resources.
    JEL: D22 M12 M53 O3
    Date: 2023–08
  2. By: ABREU Joana
    Abstract: Αt the midpoint to 2030 and the foreseen achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched the REGIONS2030 pilot project. This initiative aims to develop a common monitoring framework for the NUTSII regions of the European Union. By successfully creating and implementing this framework at the regional level, it will be possible to better understand regional disparities and obstacles. This knowledge will facilitate the development of tailored and specific strategies, promoting relevant cooperation within and between countries and regions. Ultimately, this will contribute to harmonious and sustainable development across the European Union. The present report contributes to this project by presenting a thorough analysis of the initial set of regional indicators designed by the JRC and describing the challenges encountered while implementing it in the Centro Region of Portugal. Additionally, recommendations are provided for defining a European-wide regional monitoring framework and improving SDG monitoring in the regions. The work presented here has also led to the creation of a monitoring set that aimed to adapt to the realities and priorities of the Centro Region. Hopefully, this framework will be utilized, sustained, and further improved to raise awareness and promote the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Centro Region.
    Date: 2023–07

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