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    Digital news in Spain: Characteristics and effects of online news production and consumption 

    Majó-Vázquez, Sílvia (Date of defense: 2017-04-28)

    This work presents a relational approach to the study of the structure of the online news domain from a macro and meso level perspective. Then it assesses the impact of the digital news domain on the public agenda. Firstly, ...

    What drives consumers to patronise a hedonic social network? an empirical test of consumers' experiences, and their impact on continuance intention 

    Doral, Fernando (Date of defense: 2017-11-09)

    My doctoral research focuses on the analysis of the various factors that potentially contribute to loyalty towards hedonic social networks. Among all the social networks, our study focuses on Facebook. After reviewing the ...

    Exploring the dynamics of knowledge sharing in the online affinity apaces of "Let's Play" Youtube Channels 

    Karaivanov, Isperih (Date of defense: 2022-02-08)

    With this dissertation the goal is to analyze the novel medium of video game streaming and more specifically the “Let’s Play” video format as seen on YouTube and other online platforms. The practice has experienced a rapid ...

    Jurisdiction for online intellectual property infringements in the EU: overcoming strict territoriality 

    Otchenash, Maiia (Date of defense: 2022-09-17)

    The core aim of this research is to find a balanced jurisdictional approach for claims concerning online intellectual property infringements (Art. 7(2) Brussels Regulation Recast). It addresses the question of whether the ...

    The festivalization of the creative city: A study of two creative quarters in Barcelona and Berlin 

    Zherdev, Nikolay (Date of defense: 2022-07-28)

    In recent decades, the concepts of 'creative city', 'creative class' and 'experience economy' have gained growing attention by scholars and city administrations, bringing fundamental changes to the character of urban space ...

    Ahora o nunca: un estudio empírico de la gamificación en la educación superior en línea sobre la motivación de los estudiantes de ELE 

    García Álvarez, Amanda (Date of defense: 2022-09-14)

    La ludificació representa una eina amb un gran potencial dins del context educatiu per aprofundir en aspectes que tenen a veure amb la motivació, la implicació, l'esforç i la col·laboració. Aquesta metodologia innovadora ...

    ICT Adoption for women's development in Mexico 

    Martínez Mancilla, Yolanda (Date of defense: 2021-07-13)

    This research aimed to explore whether the adoption of ICT enhances the development of women living in impoverished urban communities in Mexico. The objective was to identify women's motivation to participate in a digital ...

    Enterprise reference architectures for higher education institutions: Analysis, comparison and practical uses 

    Sanchez Puchol, Felix (Date of defense: 2022-04-29)

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) is currently accepted as one on the major instruments for enabling organisations in their transformation processes to achieve business-technology alignment. Despite that over the last years EA ...

    El diseño de un manual para la evaluación del cuidado en el espacio público: el caso de Barcelona 

    Paricio Cárceles, Ana (Date of defense: 2022-06-30)

    Esta tesis contribuye a la literatura de las redes sociales al centrarse en el rol y el potencial de las redes sociales en: (i) la participación política y el acceso a la esfera pública; (ii) la deliberación política y la ...

    The role of brand experience on customer experience: An analysis of business success in the mobile gaming industry. A study of the relevance of brand experience in the customer experience for the business success of a product/service in the mobile gaming industry 

    Carbonell Dolz, Oscar (Date of defense: 2022-04-27)

    The aim of this thesis is to explore, through seven hypotheses, how companies, thanks to the correct management of brand-related stimuli through brand experience, can align with or improve customer experience to boost their ...

    How advocacy and interactivity facilitate customer value co-creation behaviour in Instagram: a micro-perspective of unplanned and voluntary usage of hedonic social networking sites 

    Gutiérrez Sánchez, Ramón (Date of defense: 2022-05-18)

    Our study offers a new conceptual model of value co-creation in hedonic social network sites, and it validates an adaptation of the Coleman bathtub to social interaction in Instagram. Few papers have studied empirically ...

    Applications of the Internet of Things and optimization to inventory and distribution management 

    Raba Sánchez, David (Date of defense: 2021-09-17)

    This thesis is part of the IoFEED (EU funded) project, which aims to monitor approximately 325 farm bins and investigates business processes carried out between farmers and animal feed producers. We propose a computer-aided ...

    Applications of biased-randomized algorithms and simheuristics in integrated logistics 

    Do Carmo Martins, Leandro (Date of defense: 2021-09-13)

    Transportation and logistics (T&L) activities play a vital role in the development of many businesses from different industries. With the increasing number of people living in urban areas, the expansion of on-demand economy ...

    AIJTeens: un recurso psicoeducativo y de mentoría online dirigido a adolescentes con Artritis Idiopática Juvenil 

    Beneitez de Dios, Imma (Date of defense: 2020-03-02)

    La artritis idiopática juvenil (AIJ) es una enfermedad reumática que cursa con dolor y puede conllevar dificultades físicas y psicosociales. A través de entrevistas a 14 adolescentes con AIJ y de un grupo focal en el que ...

    Democratising and enlightening? Investigating the role of social media in the democratisation of the public sphere, political deliberation and public 

    Terren, Ludovic (Date of defense: 2022-03-09)

    This thesis contributes to the social media literature by focusing on the role and potential of social media in (i) political participation and access to the public sphere; (ii) political deliberation and viewpoint diversity, ...

    Contested rights to grieve in forced migrants' narratives living in Nordrhein-Westfalen 

    Schönborn, Helen Sophia (Date of defense: 2022-05-30)

    Forced migration involves many different losses (e.g., people, places, homes, beliefs). However, grief for these migratory losses is neither recognized nor well understood (Caseado, Hong & Harrington 2010). This study ...

    Developing social-emotional, new media literacy and computational thinking skills through unplugged approach and imagination-based pedagogies in primary education students 

    Tsortanidou, Xanthippi (Date of defense: 2022-03-22)

    The current thesis aims to design and validate a holistic K-6 curricular framework applicable to any academic subject, in any primary school age group. The relationship between unplugged activities and imaginative pedagogies ...

    Gesture tracking and neural activity segmentation in head-fixed behaving mice by deep learning methods 

    Abbas, Waseem (Date of defense: 2020-10-30)

    The typical approach used by neuroscientists is to study the response of laboratory animals to a stimulus while recording their neural activity at the same time. With the advent of calcium imaging technology, researchers ...

    El equilibrio en el mercado laboral: El encaje entre la oferta y la demanda de trabajo y entre la formación y las características de la ocupación en la era digital 

    Cortadas Guasch, Pau (Date of defense: 2021-12-16)

    La tesis doctoral tiene como objetivo estudiar la influencia de las características de las empresas y de los trabajadores sobre los emparejamientos laborales. La aparición de las tecnologías digitales ha supuesto un cambio ...

    Relaciones públicas empresariales: "BUSINESS P.R. FUNNEL". Cómo persuadir a los públicos en la sociedad de la información 

    Barquero Cabrero, José Daniel (Date of defense: 2021-04-30)

    La profesión de relaciones públicas, que se centra en la interpretación y la persuasión de los públicos, se basa en un arte aplicado a una ciencia social y económica que en 2023 cumplirá cien años. La fundó el profesor Dr. ...