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Influence of behavioral biases on investment decisions. The importance of financial education in times of crisis

  • Tamara Armenteros-Ruiz
  • Leandro Benito
  • María-Celia López-Penabad
Published 23-01-2023

While classical financial theories assume the rationality of the individual, Behavioral Finance supports the influence of cognitive and emotional aspects on investment decisions. The objective of this study is to contribute in this field by analyzing the presence of five biases –Overconfidence, Herd Behavior, Player Fallacy, Hot Hand Fallacy, and Domestic Bias– and their relationship with the personal characteristics of the investor, in particular with his EFE. We also analyze the effect of the financial crisis derived from Covid-19 on the aforementioned biases. This work is based on 109 questionnaires carried out in Galicia to individual investors, both real and potential, operating in the stock markets. The results confirm the existence of such biases, their relationship with some personal characteristics, a lower presence in individuals with greater financial knowledge and the intensification of Overconfidence and Herd Behavior during prolonged crises.

Profile of financially fragile households: Comparative analysis of Galicia and Spain

  • Marcos Álvarez-Espiño
  • Sara Fernández-López
  • Lucía Rey-Ares
Published 23-01-2023

The objective of this research is to determine the level of financial fragility experienced by Galician households, as well as to analyze whether the sociodemographic, economic and behavioural characteristics that they posess have any relation to this issue from a comparative perspective with respect to the other Autonomous Communities in Spain. Using the data from the first wave of the Survey of Financial Competences (abbreviated as ECF in Spanish), it has been observed that the percentage of those who are faced with medium or high financial fragility in Galicia is lower than in the rest of Spain. In addition, household income and one’s financial capability are buffering factors of financial fragility (FF), both in Galicia and in the rest of Spain. The higher the level of education received, the lower the probability of suffering from a high level of individual self-perceived FF, while the opposite relationship seems to be true for those living with dependent children. These results, which are similar in both subsamples, do not hide notable differences; in comparison with Spain, the impact of financial capability is less relevant in Galicia, while financial inclusion is positively related to FF.

Some reflections on economic matters in association of municipalities in Galicia

  • Alberto Vaquero García
Published 07-03-2023

Galicia, like many other autonomous regions, has opted for the creation of associations as supramunicipal entities for the provision of certain services and infrastructure. The increase in the number of participating municipalities is not always accompanied by an adequate degree of compliance with their obligation to release their economic reports. In addition, those that do comply, demonstrate the existence of excessive financial dependence on public administrations other than municipalities. This paper aims, firstly, to analyze and evaluate these issues from an economic perspective and, secondly, to propose some reflections that could contribute to improving the way that association of municipalities in Galicia are run.

From hashtag to cashback: Success determinants in crowdfunders' user behavior

  • Katrin Kizilkan
Published 26-01-2023

Crowdfunding is a popular approach for entrepreneurs to obtain financial support and has therefore gained importance in the literature and practice in recent years. The communication behavior of starters that lead to the success of a campaign will be summarized and expanded by new findings. As a theoretical added value, this article offers the first attempt to transfer communication theories to the field of reward-based crowdfunding to reveal success determinants in crowdfunders user behavior. The purpose of this paper is to give practical recommendations to starters on how to run a campaign successfully and, more generally, on how they can make full use of social media. By analyzing the dataset of crowdfunding campaigns from Startnext, the largest German-speaking reward-based crowdfunding platform, new success factors are identified using multivariate analysis methods. The results show that social media can offer significant value for businesspeople in terms of marketing if it is used strategically and frequently.

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

  • Pedro Mendonça Silva
  • Ana Pinto Lima
  • Sandrina Francisca Teixeira
Published 26-01-2023

Digitization has changed the role of salespeople and, consequently, the dynamics of their operations at the interface between the supplier and the customer. Currently, a salesperson is often called upon to solve customer queries, which implies taking on the role of intrapreneur to internally create a solution. This study contributes to the literature by filling a gap regarding intrapreneurial salespeople and their uses of sales technology. This research focuses on the intrapreneurship of salespeople and explicitly investigates its antecedents. The structural equation modelling technique has been chosen as it is considered to be the most appropriate one for the analysis. Research data from 565 Portuguese salespeople reveals that their use of sales technology influences their intrapreneurship behaviour thanks to information systems. Last of all, this study adds invaluable knowledge to the literature, gives valuable insight to sales managers and proposes future lines of research.

Examining the relationships between Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, and e-Commerce. Evidence from Iberian and Scandinavian Countries

  • Pedro Mendonça Silva
  • Victor Ferreira Moutinho
  • Arminda Paço
Published 01-02-2023

Digitisation is a phenomenon that inevitably affects companies and economies. Consequently, the virtual market seems an excellent alternative for aspiring entrepreneurs. Recent statistics precisely point to accelerated growth of e-commerce. Indeed, this and entrepreneurship are business tools that allow a new dynamic in the market. However, recent research has barely explored the relationship between entrepreneurship and e-commerce, so this study contributes to the literature by filling the gap.

In light of the above, this study has used several indicators from two groups of countries, namely Scandinavia, in broad terms (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland), and Iberia (Portugal and Spain) from the years 2012 to 2020. The Panel Corrected Standard Errors models have been used for the econometric treatment of the data. The findings confirm the bidirectional causality between entrepreneurship and e-commerce. In addition, from a widerperspective of entrepreneurship, the paper also reveals that intrapreneurship based on Research and Development (R&D) is an e-commerce driver. Therefore, this study opens up a new discussion and provides relevant support for the theoretical framework and a valuable contribution to the scarce literature on the relationship between entrepreneurship and e-commerce.