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Santa Rosa del Sur, Colombia

Universidad EAFIT is a private Colombian university located in Medellín. Originally founded by a group of the city's business leaders to establish an academic institution focusing on business administration, presently the university offers programs in other cities of Colombia , countries and has established international partnerships not only with academic institutions abroad, but also with multinationals, such as Hewlett-Packard. The university was key in bringing Hewlett-Packard's operations to Medellín, and functioned as its local headquarters before HP moved to its own building in the north side of the city.The university currently offers 21 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate programs in the areas of Management, Engineering, Law, Finance and Economics, and Science and Humanities. Universidad EAFIT was approved by the Colombian Ministry of Education on May 6, 1971. It has three branches in Bogotá, Pereira and Rionegro. Wikipedia.

Gonzalez-Perez M.A.,EAFIT University
Advances in Sustainability and Environmental Justice | Year: 2013

Purpose - This chapter on global civil society provides a definition of global civil society, and also provides a historical and theoretical overview of social movements. This chapter also presents a taxonomy of non-state actors and demonstrates at the theoretical level that actions and initiatives by non-state actors since the 1990s' globalisation. In this chapter, the concept of civil society is presented as a form of globalisation from below, and its role in the participatory governance of societal processes implies forms of soft regulation and moral authority which transcend the role of states as enforcers. Design/methodology/approach-This chapter is based on an extensive literature review. Findings - Actions and initiatives by non-state actors in the current age of globalisation have been increasing. This increase has become more evident with the more stringent traceability of processes associated with the development of information and communication technologies (ICT), and private forms of organisation networking at the local and transnational level. This has re-defined geographical boundaries, creating proximity between individuals which goes beyond physical constraints, and it has extended definitions of communities to multiple levels of identification and convergence, but also divergence. The concept of civil society and its role in the participatory governance of societal processes implies forms of soft regulation and moral authority which transcend the role of states as enforcers. The idea of civil society opens a space for non-traditional actors to actively participate and engage in the political processes of change in society, for the betterment of marginalised groups, the environment or social justice in general. The diversity of roles that single individuals have in society allows them to participate from different angles. Although the concept of civil society has limitations due to its breadth, manifestations of a global civil society can be understood as forms of globalisation that occur outside traditional institutional settings. Originality/value of chapter-This chapter provides a general overview on civil society, and its relevance for analysing contexts of international business, and MNES's relations with community and non-governmental groups. Within this chapter, it is also conceptually describe how multinationals as non-state actors have increasingly playing a role in providing welfare. © 2013 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Bogliacino F.,EAFIT University | Pianta M.,Urbino University
Research Policy | Year: 2010

The relationship between innovation and employment is addressed in this article through a model and empirical test at industry level for eight European countries in 1994-2004. We investigate this relationship for manufacturing and services and propose a Revised Pavitt taxonomy (covering both of them) in order to identify specific patterns of technological change and job creation and loss. The contrasting effects of strategies of technological or cost competitiveness are investigated using innovation variables from CIS2 and CIS3. Together with demand, wages and industry dynamics, they account for changes in employees and hours worked. The diversity in these relations across industries is also explored; when the model is applied to each Revised Pavitt class, different mechanisms of technological change and effects on jobs emerge. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

The present invention refers to a process for increasing the production of biomass and metabolites of microorganisms of The invention further includes biocidal compositions comprising

The present invention refers to a process designed to increase the production of plant growth-promoting microorganisms of the

The present invention discloses a device for evaluating the technical condition of the tread of moving railway vehicles, especially for automated inspection of the loss of roundness of each wheel of circulating railway vehicles, in which a point of measurement is used which generates a signal proportional to rail deformation when a wheel arch passes over said point. Then the comparator system compares the measured signal with a wheel pattern without any roundness defects, which is then transmitted over a data network that associates the wheel identification information, with the wheel defect data generated by the comparator system each time the wheel passes over said measurement area.

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