The Revista Galega de Economía/Galician Journal of Economics (RGE/GJE) is published twice a year. It was founded in 1992 and it is promoted by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Its aim is to promote academic research by publishing original articles that meet the highest analytical standards and provide new ideas that contribute to and disseminate economic and business knowledge.  The RGE/GJE is an international peer-reviewed open access journal.  The articles published are related to specialities in the fields of economics and business (marketing and market research, applied economics, financial economics and accounting, economics, sociology and agricultural policy, fundamentals of economic analysis , economic history and institutions, business organization and quantitative economics); it is also open to other fields as long as it contributes significantly to addressing problems of economics and business management. The target audience is made up of academics, researchers, professionals, business executives and public decision-makers.

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Sello Fecyt with Mention of good publishing practices in gender equality


We are delighted to announce that the Revista Galega de Economía/Galician Journal of Economics, published by the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, has been honored with the Sello FECYT and a Mention of good publishing practices in gender equality. This recognition comes as a result of the compliance with the guidelines outlined in the VIII Convocatoria de Evaluación de la Calidad Editorial y Científica de las Revistas Científicas Españolas 2023, as bestowed by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

Our Journal underwent a rigorous evaluation encompassing both quantitative (impact and visibility) and qualitative (scientific relevance of its publications) aspects during this comprehensive assessment. The achievement of this distinction represents a significant milestone, highlighting the national and international esteem our Journal has garnered within the field of economics research. We extend our sincere gratitude to our contributors, reviewers, and readers for their continued support in making this achievement possible.

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Sports celebrity endorsement impact on purchase intention

  • Francisco Moreira
  • Inês Pereira
  • José Duarte Santos
  • Paulo Botelho Pires
Published 20-08-2023

This research aims to study celebrity endorsement in the context of social media when done by sports celebrities and its influence on purchase intention. Four dimensions have been studied: word of mouth, brand image, brand trust, and brand attitude. By relating these variables, we seek to answer the following questions: Will consumers be influenced by a sports celebrity that they admire to buy a product/service from a brand that they support? Will the brand’s components be valued as a result of celebrity endorsement? Using a questionnaire shared on social networks, 303 valid answers have been obtained. Our statistical analysis has used a structural equation model and the results have been analyzed using SmartPLS software, which has confirmed all the model assumptions. Therefore, celebrity endorsement has an impact on brand image, word of mouth, brand attitude, and brand trust. Furthermore, it directly affects purchase intention. The effectiveness of celebrity endorsement has been verified in the context of social media and this research can thus help marketeers understand the importance of using sports celebrities to endorse brands. Implications for brands have been identified, based on the research results.

Municipal capital gains tax in Galicia: What can we learn to improve the fiscal capacity of this tax?

  • Alberto Vaquero García
  • Miguel Ángel Santirso Fernández
Published 26-07-2023

The Tax on the Increase in Value of Urban Natural Land (IIVTNU), better known as the municipal capital gains tax has been one of the most questioned taxes due to the problems arising since its application and the continuous modifications as a result of the rulings of the Constitutional Court, which has led to its calculation being significantly changed. However, and despite the continuous reforms, the IIVTNU still has major problems that have not been corrected. In addition, no official estimates are available on the budgetary impact of the new regulation, nor does it seem that the General State Administration will pay any kind of compensation to the municipalities for the foreseeable loss of tax collection, as it is a fiscal capacity delegated to local entities. Finally, the IIVTNU has many more collection problems than other taxes such as the Property Tax or the Business Tax. This article addresses all these limitations and proposes a set of alternatives to improve the fiscal capacity of the IIVTNU, both generally and specifically for Galician municipalities.

An Investigation of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Social Media Adoption and E-commerce on MSME Business Performance: An Empirical Study in Indonesia

  • Syahmardi Yacob
  • Urip Sulistiyo
  • Jefri Marzal
  • Ade Perdana Siregar
  • Amirul Mukminin
Published 20-08-2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the health, economy, and social sectors, and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) worldwide, including in Indonesia. This paper examines the use of social media and e-commerce with an entrepreneurial orientation to enhance the business performance of MSMEs. The study should serve as a model for improving the quality of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in the Jambi Province, in Indonesia. The research employs quantitative and qualitative approaches. The latter method employs in-depth interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs), and observation, whereas the former uses the partial least squares method (PLS). The findings and discussions conclude that social media adoption positively affected the performance and entrepreneurial orientation of MSMEs during the said period. Similarly, e-commerce positively affected the performance and entrepreneurial orientation of MSMEs. Entrepreneurialism and social media adoption had a significant impact on the performance of MSMEs, and due to its entrepreneurial orientation, e-commerce influenced the performance of MSMEs.

Vol 32 No 2 (2023)

Special Issue. Entrepreneurship in the age of the digital economy

Published: 2023-09-01

Table of contents

Entrepreneurship in the age of the digital economy.

  • Susana Bernardino
  • Orlando Rua
  • José de freitas Santos
Published: 28-06-2023
Pages 1-4

The use of sales technology by sales people as an information source and stimulant for intrapreneurship

  • Pedro Mendonça Silva
  • Ana Pinto Lima
  • Sandrina Francisca Teixeira
Published: 26-01-2023
Pages 1-20

Integrating the social support theory and technology acceptance model of social commerce websites

  • Syed Shah Alam
  • Nurkhalida Makmor
  • Mohammad Masukujjaman
  • Zafir Khan Mohamed Makhbul
  • Mohd Helmi Ali
  • Abdullah Al Mamun
Published: 27-06-2023
Pages 1-24
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