Resultados para la búsqueda "Puig Gómez, Albert" : 6 resultados
(In)compatibility between the social responsibility of companies and the capitalist logic of profitability
Albert Puig Gómez

The hegemony of the neoclassical model as a conceptual and analytical framework to explain the operating logics of capitalism has made the ethics that this model carries implicit – the criteria, behaviours of the actors, etc., which are considered better or more appropriate due to the supposed good functioning of the system – have also occurred hegemonically. One of these “ethical” criteria or behaviors is the so-called stockholder theory, whereby a company’s sole responsibility is to increase profits for shareholders. In this article, we question the compatibility between this theory’s validity – as the empirical analysis indicates – with the social demand for companies to act with other ethics, and also how it is more plausible to move towards this change of values.

Economists in the mirror
Carolina Hintzmann, Albert Puig Gómez

In the last twenty-five years – from 1996 to 2021 – a series of actions have marked the evolution of the economy: from transformations linked to new information and communication technologies to the Covid-19 pandemic, among other things, through to the financial and economic crisis of the second half of the first decade of the 21st century. In this article, we look at the impact of events in the last twenty-five years on economics teaching, whether this is evolving alongside the economic reality or not, what has given rise to a mismatch between economics and the social and economic reality. To analyze this, in the first section, we will tackle the social mission of the “economist” in the sense of being teachers of highly diverse collectives, and in the second section, we will reflect on the evolution of economics teaching at University. The analysis leads us to conclude that, although economics teaching has varied over time, it has not undergone substantial change in recent decades. The lack of diversity of thinking in economics curricula joins forces with a lack of diversity among prominent thinkers and professionals to often translate into an incomplete view explaining the complex economic reality and an interaction with other disciplines, particularly social sciences.

Sustainable development and SDGs
Albert Puig Gómez, Joan Torrent-Sellens, August Corrons

Oikonomics, the UOC’s journal of economics, business and society, publishes in its 16th edition a dossier under the title: “Sustainability vectors: visions from economy”. Previously, on 14 April 2021, a webinar dedicated to the analysis of sustainable development and the SDGs had been organised within the framework of the UOC’s Economics and Business Studies, with the participation as speaker of the coordinator of the Oikonomics dossier, Professor Albert Puig, and the author of the first of the articles in the monograph, Professor Joan Torrent. The session was moderated by August Corrons, also a UOC professor and member of the Oikonomics editorial board, and it complements the contents of the dossier of the 16th edition of the journal.

Editorial: Vectors of sustainability: visions from the economy
Albert Puig Gómez
R&D policies and productivity convergence in the European Union
Albert Puig Gómez

The sustainability of the European Union depends upon reducing its structural divergences. Under this premise, and taking into account that R&D policies are key to transforming productivity in EU countries that are technologically less advanced, the European Commission obtained from each of its member states commitments regarding the efforts towards R&D (expenditure as a percentage of GDP) that they would be making by the year 2020. In this study we demonstrate the unlikelihood of these commitments being fulfilled, especially in those countries with a greater need for productive transformation, of which Spain is one example. This predicted failure is heavily influenced by the austerity measures imposed on the aforementioned countries by the very same European Commission, which resulted in major cuts in their R&D expenditure. In this context, the EU is moving towards greater degrees of divergence, generating serious doubts about its continued feasibility.

Realities and challenges of the European Union
Albert Puig Gómez, Joan Miquel Gomis
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