nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2019‒10‒07
five papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Tartu Ülikool

  1. The Multifaceted Impact of Open Space on Teams Members By Hélène Sicotte; Hélène Delerue; Andrée De Serres
  2. Teaming up with Large R&D Investors: Good or Bad for Knowledge Production and Diffusion? By Sara Amoroso; Simone Vannuccini
  3. Social Innovation and Social Policy: Empowerment of indigenous women the management of sustainable productive organizations in Vietnam and Mexico By Medel-Ramírez, Carlos; Medel-López, Hilario
  4. Impact of Large-scale Residential Construction Projects on Land Values By Jan Hendrik Lukowski
  5. Modellprojekt zur Förderung von Durchlässigkeit und Inklusion bei der beruflichen Ausbildung von Rehabilitanden - "TINA - Trägergestützte inklusive Ausbildung" - Endbericht der Begleitforschung By Sommer, Jörn; Gericke, Thomas; Fischer, Bastian; Meyer, Stefan

  1. By: Hélène Sicotte; Hélène Delerue; Andrée De Serres
    Abstract: Companies often rely on a project-based organization in other words by team and they provide increasingly open space hoping a good return on investment. If the effectiveness of the teams depends on the physical context and also on that of the organization and its vision of the work, each individual can react differently adding variability to the team response. Therefore, the research objective is to further explore the relationship between multidisciplinary new development product (NPD) teams and the perception of the workspace of different categories of team member: artistic, technological and management people.
    Keywords: corporate property management; Innovation; Open Space; team member; team-based workplace
    JEL: R3
    Date: 2019–01–01
  2. By: Sara Amoroso (Joint Research Centre, European Commission); Simone Vannuccini (Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Business School, University of Sussex)
    Abstract: The participation of top R&D players to publicly funded research collaborations is a common yet unexplored phenomenon.If,on the one hand,including top R&D firms creates opportunities for knowledge spillovers and increases the chance for a project to be funded, on the other hand, the uneven nature of such partnerships and the asymmetry in knowledge appropriation capabilities could hinder the overall performance of such collaborations. In this paper, we study the role of top R&D investors in the performance of publicly funded R&D consortia (in terms of number of patents and publications). Using a unique data set that matches informationon R&D collaborative projects and proposals with data on international top R&D firms, we find that indeed teaming up with leading R&D firms increases the probability to obtain funds. However,the participation of such R&D leaders hinders the innovative performance of the funded projects, both in terms of patents and publications. In light of this evidence, the benefits of mobilizing top R&D players should be carefully leveraged in the evaluation and design of innovation policies aimed at R&D collaboration and technology diffusion.
    Keywords: Collaboration; publicfunding; innovationperformance; appropriability; top R&D investor
    JEL: L24 L25 O33
    Date: 2019–09
  3. By: Medel-Ramírez, Carlos; Medel-López, Hilario
    Abstract: The present proposal, as an area of opportunity, addresses the empowerment of indigenous women, as a mechanism that seeks to achieve the development of management skills of sustainable productive organizations in the short, medium and / or long term, create individual commitment to develop their own potentialities and to generate an answer for their social change and human development. This in support of the strategy to combat poverty and social exclusion, through the development of productive projects, through the management of sustainable productive organizations that seek to improve the living conditions and social position of indigenous women. The importance of the research is that it seeks to deepen the social exclusion processes present in indigenous women, in order to propose alternative solutions in order to overcome their condition of multidimensional poverty and that seek to strengthen the actions for empowerment in the development of their management capacities themselves that are elements that promote the development of sustainable productive organizations.
    Keywords: Empowerment of indigenous women, management of sustainable organizations, multidimensional poverty, social exclusion., Vietnam, México
    JEL: I32 I38 O38
    Date: 2019–09–22
  4. By: Jan Hendrik Lukowski
    Abstract: This paper investigates how the announcement of three different large-scale residential construction projects impacts land values of multi-story residential buildings in Hamburg, Germany. Applying a difference-in-difference approach the study finds that land values within a radius of 1,500 m may experience either positive or negative effects. The impact depends critically on how the projects are expected to change the existing amenities and disamenities. We uncover price changes in land values spanning from -4% to +22%. The study shows that projects with an overlapping area of impact should be considered in one regression and that projects that are located far from one another can be analyzed in one or in separate regressions.
    Keywords: Exogenous shocks; Hamburg, Germany; Land Values; Large-scale construction projects
    JEL: R3
    Date: 2019–01–01
  5. By: Sommer, Jörn; Gericke, Thomas; Fischer, Bastian; Meyer, Stefan
    Abstract: "With the model project TINA - inclusive vocational training at rehabilitation providers the Regional Directorate of Bavaria of the Federal Employment Agency wanted to tap the potential of young people with disabilities who are beginning their vocational training at a rehabilitation provider even better. The evaluation oft the project was carried out by InterVal GmbH in cooperation with the University of Magdeburg. The focus of the project was in particular to support the transition to a less intensively supervised form of vocational training in accordance with the individual devel-opments of the young people and to lead them to a successful graduation of the vocational train-ing. For this purpose, the young people were to be accompanied during their training continuously by a contact person (mentor) and also had the opportunity to switch back to a more supervised form of vocational training. The project started in 2013 at three rehabilitation providers at two lo-cations in Bavaria. For the evaluation, the first two training cohorts with a total of 74 trainees were examined, for which extensive data was collected with the help of guided interviews as well as written surveys. The results of the evaluation show that the innovative flexibilisation of vocational training in the context of TINA has proven itself in principle and should be continued. Nonetheless, aspects such as the design of access to TINA, the collaboration with learning places like schools and businesses, the mentoring concept and incentives for the providers when switiching the form of vocational training should be further optimised." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
    Keywords: junge Erwachsene, Behinderte, Rehabilitationseinrichtung, betriebliche Berufsausbildung - Modellversuch, Arbeitsassistenz, wissenschaftliche Begleitung, Lernortkooperation, Mentoring, Inklusion, Rehabilitanden, Bayern, Bundesrepublik Deutschland

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