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Continuous improvement practices with Kaizen approach in companies of the metropolitan district of Quito: An exploratory study

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to evaluate the practice of continuous improvement in medium and large manufacturing companies and services of the Metropolitan District of Quito (DMQ); examine the benefits and difficulties in sustaining continuous improvement; and, to study the participation of the different hierarchical organizational levels in the practice of continuous ...

The influence of gender on the entrepreneurial intentions of journalism students

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the gender differences in the formation of entrepreneurial intentions among future communications professionals. Building on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), it analyzes the relationships between the variables of personal attitude towards entrepreneurship (AE), perceived behavioral control (PBC) and the influence of the ...

Women and leadership: Gender barriers to senior management positions

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to show the representation of women in corporate leadership positions. It also aims to identify the key factors that determine the lower presence of women in senior management, as well as policies to achieve gender balance in decision-making positions.Design/methodology/approach: In order to show the representation of women in senior ...

Human values and volunteering: A study on elderly people

Purpose: This research goes in depth in the human values profile that influences elderly to volunteer. In exploring possible relationships between values and volunteering, we adopt the analysis perspective of the Theory of Basic Human Values framework developed by Schwartz (1992).Design/methodology/approach: Based on an initial exploratory analysis, the study presents a logistic ...

Percepción del aprendizaje, procedimientos de evaluación y uso de la tecnología PowerPoint en la formación universitaria de medicina

Objeto: Verificar si la percepción del proceso de aprendizaje, según se oriente a la comprensión o al recuerdo, está asociada a los procedimientos de tecnología docente empleados y de evaluación del mismo.Diseño/metodología: A partir de una muestra de 315 registros sobre asignaturas obligatorias de segundo curso de Grado, obtenidos a partir de 63 estudiantes universitarios de ...

Microorganismos Fijadores De Nitrógeno Y Su Acción Complementaria A La Fertilización Química En El Cultivos De Coffea arabica L.

The objective of this work was to evaluate the effect of nitrogen's fixers complementaries to the chemical fertilization in the coffe groing. Ten treatments were used and three repetitions in plots of twenty-five plants, which were distributed in a complete blocks design at random. For the evaluation of averages were used the Tukey test at 95% confidence. During the cycle of the ...

La Discrepancia De Género En La Aptitud Intrínseca De Las Matemáticas

So far, studies have been conducted to assess the gender gap with respect to mathematics, being a hotly debated topic. This study contradicts previous works concluding that women are on average as good at math as men but are not able to Excel intellectually in this science for what we want to know what are the intrinsic skills that influence the perspective that have students ...

Prevalencia De Alteraciones En El Desarrollo Psicomotor Para Niños De 1 Mes A 5 Años Valorados Con La Prueba EDI En Un Centro De Salud En México En El Periodo Febrero A Noviembre De 2015

Objective: To establish the prevalence of the psychomotor development alterations in children from a month old up to 5 years old tested with EDI test. Methodology: Transversal study with a non probabilistic sample of children who entered to be evaluated with EDI test for the first time in a period from February to November 2015. It took 204 evaluations through the SPSS V program. ...

Gestion Del Conocimiento En Universidades Públicas Mexicanas

Public universities in Southeast of Mexico need to increase their scientific productivity to generate competitive advantages that increase their economic value. The academic ability indicators that measure the knowledge management of these institutions are below the national average. The purpose of this research was to analyze the knowledge management in the public universities in ...

Nitrificación En La Estabilización De Residuos Líquidos En Un Reactor Batch Aireado Completamente Mezclado

Organic nitrogen concentration and nitrifying efficiency were related with aerobic reactor operation time, varying from zero up to 50 days and working as a Conventional Activated Sludge System, inoculated with sludge from a trickling filter system, packed with plastic media. The total nitrogen concentration at the beginning was adjusted to 70 mg/dm3 , by means of lysine addition ...

Registro De Bienes Culturales Muebles Para El Análisis Arqueológico De Grupos Sociales Precolombinos. Estudio De Caso: Puñay, Cantón Chunchi, Provincia De Chimborazo, Ecuador

The aim of this study is to present the results of the identification of the cultural styles, social occupations, and cultural affiliates of archaeological sites such as Paccha, Piñancay, Puñay, and Joyaczhi that conforms to the archaeological area, Puñay. The objective of this study is to keep an archaeological record of the movable cultural property of tourist sites. This is done ...

Acercar La Flipped Classroom Al Aula De Música Universitaria Mediante El Uso De Aplicaciones Para Realizar Y Gestionar Vídeos. Percepción Y Valoración De Los Estudiantes

Nowadays University education is usually eminently expositive, being necessary to change this approach to achieve greater dynamism and motivation. This article describes a project whose objective is to integrate the Flipped Classroom methodology into University music education through the use of technological applications to make and manage videos. The document describes the ...

Rentabilidad Y Sostenibilidad Económica, Ambiental Y Social En Áreas Protegidas Aseguradas A Través Del Modelo De Gestión Estudio De Caso: Refugios Carrel YWhymper Reserva Chimborazo

This research is aimed to evaluate the management model for the operation of the shelters Carrel and Whymper within La Reserva de Produccion de Fauna Chimborazo (RPFCH – acronym in Spanish for this protected area) through the design and implementation of an evaluation matrix. This matrix tool is specifically designed to evaluate management models and operations of tourist services ...

Diseño Y Aplicación Del Programa De Conservación Auditiva Para La Prevención De Alteraciones De Los Trabajadores Expuestos A Ruido En La Empresa Pública De Hidrocarburos Del Ecuador

Shushufindi field is located in the Amazon basin, between the meridians 76 and 77, and the Equinoccial line parallel South. It is oriented in the North-South direction, with approximately 35 Km, from long and 7 Km wide, covering an area of about 200 square km. This paper establishes the design and implementation of the programme of hearing conservation for the prevention of ...

Afectos, Emociones Y Sentimientos De Los Estudiantes Panameños Hacia La Matemática Y Su Aprendizaje

We report partial results of an action-dynamic research, of descriptive type, conducted by a learning community that organizes and structures the educational process according to events that occur during a school year; it is based on the constructivist method and the solution of real problems, primarily. It is centered on beliefs about affect, emotions and feelings of Panamanian ...

Incidencia De La Cadena De Valor En El Desarrollo Sustentable Del Cultivo De Café Robusta (Coffea Canephora) Estudio De Caso: Parroquia San Jacinto Del Búa, Provincia De Santo Domingo De Los Tsáchilas - Ecuador

The research has as its objective, determine the incidence of the value chain in the sustainable development of the cultivation of Robust Coffee (Coffea canephora) in San Jacinto del Búa parish, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas province. From this, arose a line based on coffee farms, also analyzing Robusta coffee value chain and was drafted the proposal for the development of ...

Propuesta De Modelo De Gestión De Información Y Conocimiento En El Marco De Un Observatorio Turístico Cantonal En La Ciudad De Riobamba

We present a sustainable management model capable of delivering timely products and services demanded by public and private tourism stakeholders. The case study is for the strategic decision-making of the tourism sector in Riobamba County, Ecuador, within the framework of a Tourism Observatory as a means of information management. Other cases of information management related to ...

Análisis coste-efectividad y coste-utilidad de apixaban frente a dabigatrán y rivaroxaban en el tratamiento y prevención secundaria del tromboembolismo venoso

Objetivo Estimar la relación coste-utilidad de seis meses de tratamiento con apixaban (10 mg/12 h, siete primeros días; 5 mg/12 h después) para el primer evento de tromboembolismo venoso (TEV) y prevención de recurrencias frente a dabigatrán (150 mg/12 h) después de cinco días con heparina de bajo peso molecular (HBPM/dabigatrán) y frente a rivaroxaban (15 mg/12 h los 21 primeros ...