A key aspect of activities in the industry and services sectors is the management and administration of firms in an efficient way.

Financial tools

Methodologies and systems for decision making in aspects related to decisions in business investments are developed, tackling both investment project analysis itself and its financial necessity, and which tools are on the market for decision optimizing. The methodologies include considerations about correlation and understanding among the various departments in the firm and the financing company, focused towards global knowledge to get maximum performance from the operation of the firm.

Management systems for labour risk prevention

Activities included in this area aim at developing an approximation to Labour Risk Prevention Management in firms from an integral viewpoint, that is, immersed in the production systems under quality criteria, in accordance to an essentially practical approach backed by analysis of the supposed management practises. Thus, these activities are specially oriented to reinforcing the knowledge necessary for dealing with and understanding the Labour Risk Prevention function in the actual socio-economic scene, as a necessary base for efficiently developing professional activity in any area of activity of the firm.

Technology based firms

The concept of a technology based firm is an open one that is most clearly defined in the realm of creative initiatives from different institutions but is difficult to deal with when the problem is to evaluate if a body has the necessary conditions to be considered a technology based firm from the point of view of a technological register, admittance in a technology park and to what extent or quantity of an incentive. These actions are based on framing the activities or projects of firms according to technological level.

Analysis of business departments using indicators

Identification, analysis and characterization of some clear and precise indicators that permit the needs of administration staff in the different business departments to be evaluated, assessed and measured with certain calculation weights. This allows for detecting the possible work load needs when necessary and the strategic management of the various units in a firm. It is normal to measure the impact of the activities of the departmental staff and select certain specific indicators that allow all of them to be evaluated qualitatively and quantitatively. With all this, methodologies are included aimed at designing control and management panels.

Human resources

The aim of this line of research is to identify, analyse and characterise those clear and precise indicators that allow the necessary variations in staff to be evaluated in correlation with the variation in their operative results, their qualitative indicators, and the human and material resources assigned. This facilitates objective criteria in answer to the structural and transitional personnel requirements that arise and establish priorities according to the budget forecast of each financial year. Furthermore, it includes tools to back up decision taking in the area of staff and human resources structures.