Economics and Business Studies Department

The department's website. Mission, teaching staff, activities, contact details, training programmes: http://www.uoc.edu/portal/ca/estudis_arees/economia_empresa/index.html

Blogs
Turisme UOC (blog on tourism): http://turisme.blogs.uoc.edu/
Fiscal UOC (blog on tax affairs): http://fiscal.blogs.uoc.edu/

Research groups and programmes
The Economics and Business Studies Department leads the following research groups and programmes, in which it participates through its teaching staff:

Observatory of the New Economy (ONE)
Interdisciplinary Research Group on ICTs
New Tourism Laboratory
Management & eLearning (MeL)

 

Training programmes 

Business studies

Degree in Business Administration and Management [in Catalan] [in Spanish] 

University master's degree in Corporate Social Responsibility (pending verification)

Masters degree in Integral Logistics and Operations [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

Master's degree in Economic and Financial Business Management [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

Master's degree in Quality and Innovation Management [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

MBA and executive programmes [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

Postgraduate diploma in Social Entrepreneurship [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

Programmes for SMEs, micro-enterprises and the self-employed [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

 

Economics

University master's degree in Economic Environment Analysis [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

Master's degree in Financial Markets and Instruments [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

 

Labour sciences

Degree in Employment and Labour Relations [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

University master's degree in Health and Safety [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

Master's degree in Human Resource Management [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

 

Marketing and market studies

Degree in Market Research and Marketing [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

Master's degree in Marketing and Communication Management [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

 

Tourism

Degree in Tourism [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

University master's degree in Tourism, Sustainability and ICTs (pending verification)

UOC-UIB master's degree in Tourist Organization Management and Marketing [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

UNWTO-UOC master's degree in Tourist Destination Strategy and Sustainable Management [in Catalan] [in Spanish]

 

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Sections

Each issue of Oikonomics features a monographic section or dossier.

 

The subsequent Academic Activities section contains reports, reviews and abstracts of the department's bachelor's and master's degree final projects.

 

Such projects are occasionally published in their entirety, at the discretion of the journal's management.

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Readership

The natural readership of Oikonomics, as a general-interest journal, consists of members of the university community and the public with an interest in the intersections between economics, business and society, particularly in terms of the effects and influence of the intensive use of ICTs in the fields in question.

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Frequency of publication

The journal is published twice a year, in April and November.

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Languages

The journal's articles are published in full in Catalan and Spanish. Their titles, abstracts and keywords are also provided in English.

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Peer review policy

Oikonomics only publishes original articles that deal with its subject areas. Articles submitted for publication undergo blind review by two experts on the relevant subject matter, who are selected by the journal's Academic Editorial Board.

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Submission of originals

Anyone who wishes to put forward an article for publication in Oikonomics must follow the instructions for authors set out in the next section and send the original to oikonomics@uoc.edu.

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Instructions for authors

Articles for Oikonomics must correspond to the journal's established subject areas and, other than in exceptional cases proposed by the Advisory Board or the Academic Editorial Board and approved by the latter, be original.

The authors of texts accepted for publication grant Oikonomics the right to render them permanently accessible in electronic format and the option of circulating them in other formats.

 

Guidelines

Articles submitted for the Academic Editorial Board's consideration must be no more than 3,000 words long and include the following:

  • Title
  • Abstract (200 words) describing the work's key aspects and results
  • Keywords (4 to 6)
  • Main body, organized into sections and subsections
  • Bibliography
  • In the case of charts and/or images: a descriptive heading, plus their source at their base. All charts and/or images must be numbered and their position in the article clearly marked.
  • Author's details (forename and surname/s, institution, address at work, email address)
  • Photograph and brief presentation of CV (100 to 200 words)

 

Template for submitting originals: URL descàrrega.

 

Bibliographic references

Bibliographic references must be set out in accordance with the ISO 690 standard (INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION. International Standard ISO 690. Documentation - Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure. 2nd ed. [Geneva]: ISO, 1987), as shown in the following examples:

 

For books or monographs:

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). Title. Edition no. Place: Publisher. Length and format details. (Collection; no.).

 

Examples: FINLEY, M.I. (1985). El món d'Ulisses (Gil, O.; trans.). Barcelona: Empúries. 195 pages. (Biblioteca Universal Empúries; 24). EASTERLING, P.E.; KNOX, B.M.W. (1982). The Cambridge History of Classical Literature (vol. I: Greek literature). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

For parts of books, contributions to miscellanies and compilations:

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). "Title of the part of the book". In: Bibliographic details of full work, location of the part of the book.

 

  • If the author of the relevant part of the book is also the book's author or editor:

Example:

VAN STEENBERGHEN, F. (1974). "L'averroïsme latin". In: Introduction à l'étude de la philosophie médiévale. Leuven-Paris: Publications Universitaires de Louvain, pp. 531-554.

  • If the author of the relevant part of the book is not also the book's author or editor:

Examples:

GINZBURG, C. (1983). "Señales. Raíces de un paradigma indiciario". In: GARGANI, A. (ed.). Crisis de la razón. Nuevos modelos en la relación entre saber y actividad humana. Mexico: Siglo XXI, pp. 55-99.

ROBINE, N. (1974). "La lectura". In: ESCARPIT, R. and others (1974). Hacia una sociología del hecho literario. Madrid: Edicusa, pp. 275-276.

 

For serials:

Title: subtitle. Vol. No. Year. Place of publication: Publisher. Frequency of publication.

 

Example:

Revista d'Etnologia de Catalunya. No. 1. 1992. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura, Centre de Documentació i Recerca de la Cultura Tradicional i Popular. Twice-yearly.

 

For articles in serials:

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). "Title of article". Title of journal or manual. Vol., no., first page-last page.

 

Example:

ROSSICH, A. (1986). "La introducció de la mètrica italiana en la poesia catalana". Els Marges. No. 35, pp. 3-20.

 

For legal texts:

"Standardized title" [consisting of: no. of law, decree, etc.; day and month; official name of law]. Title of publication (publication date in full), first page-last page.

 

Example:

"Constitutional Law 10/1995 of 23 November on the Penal Code". Boletín Oficial del Estado (24 November 1995), pp. 33987-34058.

 

For online articles:

SURNAME/S, Initial/s of forename. (year). "Title". Journal [document type + format]. [Date of retrieval].

 

Example:

RAU, A. (1999). "Lo digital se acerca a lo literario. Notas sobre la aplicación de conceptos informáticos a la escritura de textos literarios". Hipertulia. Espéculo journal [online article]. [Date of retrieval: 8 February 2004].

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Open access policy

The journal provides direct, free access to its content, on the basis that making research publicly available without charge is conducive to the global exchange of knowledge.

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Assignment of intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise indicated, the articles published in this journal are subject to a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Spain licence. Each article may thus be copied, distributed, communicated to the public and used as the basis for derivative works, provided that its author, the journal and its publishing institution are credited as specified by the author or journal. The full licence can be viewed at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/deed.en.

 

The opinions expressed through OIKONOMICS are those of the authors of the texts in which they appear. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the journal's Executive Editorial Board or management, who shall not be liable for them.

 

The author exclusively transfers the rights to use (reproduce, distribute, publicly broadcast or transform) and market the work, in full or part, to the journal’s editors in all present and future formats and modalities, in all languages, for the lifetime of the work and worldwide.

 

If the article is not finally published in the journal, the transfer of these rights shall not take effect, with the rights returning to the author of the work.

 

I hereby declare that I am the original author of the work. The editors shall thus not be held responsible for any obligation or legal action that may derive from the work submitted in terms of violation of third parties’ rights, whether intellectual property, trade secret or any other right.

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