Pedro Soto-Acosta

Pedro Soto-Acosta is an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Murcia (Spain). He holds a PhD in Management Information Systems (MISs) and a Master’s degree in Technology Management from the University of Murcia. He received his BA in Accounting and Finance from the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and his BA in Business Administration from the University of Murcia. He attended postgraduate courses at Harvard University (USA). His work has been published in journals such as the European Journal of Information Systems, the International Journal of Information Management, the Information Systems Management, and the Journal of Enterprise Information Management, among others. He is also an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for several international journals and Chairman of various international conferences.

Publications

An Exploratory Study on the Influencers of the Perceived Relevance of CIO's Activities and Skills: An Update
João Varajão, António Trigo, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2017. 21 pages.
This paper presents the results of an exploratory study developed to identify the current CIO's main activities, to verify whether CIO's demographics and CIO's...
Application of CRM 2.0 in Spanish Public Administration: Identifying Practical Results
Daniel Pérez-González, Pedro Solana-González, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Simona Popa, Sara Trigueros-Preciado. © 2016. 19 pages.
Public administrations have a fundamental role in developed societies ensuring the citizens' welfare through the provision of important services. Despite its importance, the...
How to Improve Knowledge Exchange by Using Internet Technologies: An Empirical Study in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Simona Popa, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2016. 17 pages.
This paper seeks to extend previous studies on the use of Internet technologies and knowledge management by analyzing factors affecting Web knowledge exchange in small and...
Antecedents and Consequences of Adopting Social Networking Technologies for Knowledge Sharing in Small Firms
Pedro Soto-Acosta, Simona Popa. © 2016. 21 pages.
This paper examines factors, which affect web 2.0 knowledge sharing and its effect on organizational innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The study also...
Application of CRM 2.0 in Spanish Public Administration: Identifying Practical Results
Daniel Pérez-González, Pedro Solana-González, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Simona Popa, Sara Trigueros-Preciado. © 2015. 19 pages.
Public administrations have a fundamental role in developed societies ensuring the citizens' welfare through the provision of important services. Despite its importance, the...
Productivity Measurement in Software Engineering: A Study of the Inputs and the Outputs
Adrián Hernández-López, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Cristina Casado Lumberas. © 2015. 23 pages.
Productivity measurement is constructed by the measure of tree categories of elements: inputs, outputs and factors. This concept, which started being used in the manufacturing...
A Vision on the Evolution of Perceptions of Professional Practice: The Case of IT
Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2015. 14 pages.
Human factor is the element that produces more deviations in the costs of information technology (IT) projects. Recently, a gap between the competences required from the IT...
Trust Building Process for Global Software Development Teams: A Review from the Literature
Adrián Hernández-López, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ángel García-Crespo, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2014. 19 pages.
Due to increasing globalization tendencies in organization environment, Software Development is evolving from a single site development to multiple localization team environment....
E-Mentoring in Global Software Development Teams: Success Factors to Develop a Common Culture
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Alok Mishra, Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2014. 16 pages.
Global Software Development (GSD) teams face communication and coordination problems due to spatial, temporal, and cultural separation between team members. Cultural diversity...
Effective Implementation of an Interuniversity E-Learning Initiative
Daniel Perez-Gonzalez, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Simona Popa. © 2014. 21 pages.
Education has expanded from the traditional in-class environment to the new digital phenomenon where teaching is assisted by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)....
Application of CRM 2.0 in Spanish Public Administration: Identifying Practical Results
Daniel Pérez-González, Pedro Solana-González, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Simona Popa, Sara Trigueros-Preciado. © 2014. 21 pages.
Public administrations have a fundamental role in developed societies ensuring the citizens' welfare through the provision of important services. Despite its importance, the...
E-Mentoring in Global Software Development Teams: Success Factors to Develop a Common Culture
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Alok Mishra, Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2013. 16 pages.
Global Software Development (GSD) teams face communication and coordination problems due to spatial, temporal, and cultural separation between team members. Cultural diversity...
Personnel Performance Appraisal Coverage in ITIL, COBIT, and CMMi: A Study from the Perspective of People-CMM
Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Adrián Hernández-López, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2013. 11 pages.
Human capital is of paramount importance in the ICT industry. This paper analyses one of the elements which underlies effective management of human assets: performance...
Enterprise Information Systems Adoption in Iberian Large Companies: Motivations and Trends
António Trigo, João Varajão, João Barroso, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Francisco J. Molina-Castillo, Nicolas Gonzalvez-Gallego. © 2013. 18 pages.
Information Systems (IS) and Technologies assume a wide variety of roles within companies, ranging from operational to strategic support of the company. This fact puts pressure...
Customer Relationship Management and the Social and Semantic Web: Enabling Cliens Conexus
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, João Varajão, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2012. 360 pages.
The ever-growing influence of the Internet has caused a paradigm shift in relationships between customers and companies. New types of interaction introduced by Web 1.0 have...
Evaluating the Use of Structured e-Forum Tools in Consultations on Public Policies
Euripidis Loukis, Alexander Xenakis, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2012. 17 pages.
The governments of many countries all over the world attempt to reform and improve their communication and interaction with citizens in important public policies issues through...
LoTour: Using Technology to Provide Competitive Advantage in Local Tourism Industries
Marcos Ruano-Mayoral, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Ángel García-Crespo. © 2012. 10 pages.
The Internet has brought a radical change in the way tourism services are conceived. In this new scenario, not only has attracting tourists been modified over the Internet, but...
Identifying Competences in IT Professionals through Semantics
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Marcos Ruano-Mayoral, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Ángel García-Crespo. © 2012. 12 pages.
In current organizations, the importance of knowledge and competence is unquestionable. In Information Technology (IT) companies, which are, by definition, knowledge intensive...
IT Professionals: An Iberian Snapshot
António Trigo, João Varajão, Pedro Soto-Acosta, João Barroso, Francisco J. Molina-Castillo, Nicolas Gonzalvez-Gallego. © 2012. 14 pages.
Nowadays, Universities and other Training Institutions need to clearly identify the Information Technology (IT) skills that companies demand from IT practitioners. This is...
Team Software Process in GSD Teams: A Study of New Work Practices and Models
Adrián Hernández-López, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ángel García-Crespo, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2012. 23 pages.
Distributed software development is becoming the norm for the software industry today as an organizational response to globalization and outsourcing tendencies. In this new...
The War for Talent: Identifying Competences in IT Professionals through Semantics
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Marcos Ruano-Mayoral, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Ángel García-Crespo. © 2012. 12 pages.
In current organizations, the importance of knowledge and competence is unquestionable. In Information Technology (IT) companies, which are, by definition, knowledge intensive...
Personnel Performance Appraisal Coverage in ITIL, COBIT and CMMi: A Study from the Perspective of People-CMM
Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Adrián Hernández-López, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2012. 12 pages.
Human capital is of paramount importance in the ICT industry. This paper analyses one of the elements which underlies effective management of human assets: performance...
Trust Building Process for Global Software Development Teams: A Review from the Literature
Adrián Hernández-López, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ángel García-Crespo, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2012. 19 pages.
Due to increasing globalization tendencies in organization environment, Software Development is evolving from a single site development to multiple localization team environment....
Enterprise Information Systems Adoption in Iberian Large Companies: Motivations and Trends
António Trigo, João Varajão, João Barroso, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Francisco J. Molina-Castillo, Nicolas Gonzalvez-Gallego. © 2011. 25 pages.
Information Systems (IS) and Technologies assume a wide variety of roles within companies, ranging from operational to strategic support of the company. This fact puts pressure...
Personnel Performance Appraisal Coverage in ITIL, COBIT and CMMi: A Study from the Perspective of People-CMM
Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Adrián Hernández-López, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2011. 12 pages.
Human capital is of paramount importance in the ICT industry. This paper analyses one of the elements which underlies effective management of human assets: performance...
International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)
Sanjay Misra. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP) focuses on the IT field from the outlook of industry professionals and covers...
How do Collaborative Technologies Affect Innovation in SMEs?
Angel Luis Meroño-Cerdán, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Carolina López-Nicolás. © 2010. 14 pages.
This study seeks to assess the impact of collaborative technologies on innovation at the firm level. Collaborative technologies’ influence on innovation is considered here as a...
IT Professionals: An Iberian Snapshot
António Trigo, João Varajão, Pedro Soto-Acosta, João Barroso, Francisco J. Molina-Castillo, Nicolas Gonzalvez-Gallego. © 2010. 15 pages.
Nowadays, Universities and other Training Institutions need to clearly identify the Information Technology (IT) skills that companies demand from IT practitioners. This is...
E-Business and the Resource-Based View: Towards a Research Agenda
Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2010. 11 pages.
The article provides a review of the adoption of a resource-based view of the firm (RBV) in eBusiness literature and, then, suggests directions for future research. First, a...
Collaborative Technologies and Innovation in SMEs: An Empirical Study
Angel L. Meroño-Cerdan, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Carolina Lopez-Nicolas. © 2010. 14 pages.
This study seeks to assess the impact of collaborative technologies on innovation at the firm level. Collaborative technologies’ influence on innovation is considered here as a...
Trust Building Process for Global Software Development Teams: A review from the Literature
Adrián Hernández-López, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ángel García-Crespo, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2010. 18 pages.
Due to increasing globalization tendencies in organization environment, Software Development is evolving from a single site development to multiple localization team environment....
E-Business and the Resource-Based View: Towards a Research Agenda
Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2010. 11 pages.
The article provides a review of the adoption of a resource-based view of the firm (RBV) in eBusiness literature and, then, suggests directions for future research. First, a...
Team Software Process in GSD Teams: A Study of New Work Practices and Models
Adrián Hernández-López, Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Ángel García-Crespo, Pedro Soto-Acosta. © 2010. 22 pages.
Distributed software development is becoming the norm for the software industry today as an organizational response to globalization and outsourcing tendencies. In this new...
The War for Talent: Identifying Competences in IT Professionals through Semantics
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Marcos Ruano-Mayoral, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Ángel García-Crespo. © 2010. 11 pages.
In current organizations, the importance of knowledge and competence is unquestionable. In Information Technology (IT) companies, which are, by definition, knowledge intensive...
How do Collaborative Technologies Affect Innovation in SMEs?
Angel Luis Meroño-Cerdán, Pedro Soto-Acosta, Carolina López-Nicolás. © 2008. 18 pages.
This study seeks to assess the impact of collaborative technologies on innovation at the firm level. Collaborative technologies’ influence on innovation is considered here as a...