Sustainability in the Aerospace Sector, a Transition to Clean Energy: The E2-EVM Valuation Model

Salvador Cruz Rambaud, Joaquín López Pascual and Juan Carlos Meléndez Rodríguez. Sustainability in the Aerospace Sector, a Transition to Clean Energy: The E2-EVM Valuation Model. (Sustainability).

Civil aviation is one of biggest industrial contributors to CO2 emissions worldwide. One of the most urgent problems of this sector is providing new technologies to continue operating in a more sustainable environment through a transition to clean energy. The Earned Value Management (EVM) model, as a traditional project management tool, is continuously being revised with new releases and extensions (e.g., ESM, EDM, QEVM, E-EVM, and ZEVM), but to date none of them has applied.... 

 

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Connectivity adaptations in dopaminergic systems define the brain maturity of investors

Elena Ortiz Teran, Ibai Diez, Jorge Sepulcre, Joaquín López Pascual, Tomás Ortiz. Connectivity adaptations in dopaminergic systems define the brain maturity of investors (Scientific Reports). 

Connectivity adaptations in dopaminergic systems define the brain maturity of investors. 

We found a concurrent increase in the volume of certain cortical (insula, prefrontal, temporal and parietal cortices) and subcortical areas (pons, midbrain, amygdala, hippocampus, striatum and thalamus) with regard to financial experience, which leads us to believe that none of these regions in isolation are specialized in responding to investments alone.

Despite the fact that investors may vary in their ability to make advantageous financial choices, our conclusion is that there is a common neurological basis gained by experience. By learning how to harness the emotional aspects of investing while raising bodily awareness, they are able to turn feelings into lessons that ultimately will guide their decisions supported by catecholamine-related brain systems. 


An ALE Meta-Analysis on Investment Decision-Making

Elena Ortiz-Teran, Ibai Diez, Joaquin Lopez-Pascual. An ALE Meta-Analysis on Investment Decision-Making (Brain Sciences). 

It is claimed that investment decision-making should rely on rational analyses based on facts and not emotions. However, trying to make money out of market forecasts can trigger all types of emotional responses. As the question on how investors decide remains controversial, we carried out an activation likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analysis using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies that have reported whole-brain analyses on subjects performing an investment task. Our findings support the notion that investment choices are emotional decisions that take into account market information, individual preferences and beliefs.

 


The Enhanced-Earned Value Management (E-EVM) Model: A Proposal for the Aerospace Industry

Joaquín López Pascual, Juan Carlos Meléndez Rodríguez and Salvador Cruz Rambaud. The Enhanced-Earned Value Management (E-EVM) Model: A Proposal for the Aerospace Industry (Symmetry).

The framework of this paper is the aerospace industry, which is one of the world’s leading sectors, thus playing a noteworthy role in current society. This makes it especially important to try to optimize the management of the aerospace sector. 

 

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Sustainability in FinTechs: An Explanation through Business Model Scalability and Market Valuation

Roberto Moro-Visconti, Salvador Cruz Rambaud and Joaquín López Pascual. Sustainability in FinTechs: An Explanation through Business Model Scalability and Market Valuation. (Sustainability).

Financial Technology (FinTech) is an industry composed of diversified firms that combine financial services with innovative technologies. The research question and main goal are attempting to answer whether they are more similar to traditional banks or trendy technological firms deploying their innovativeness to favor financial inclusion and sustainability.