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    • A language and a physical organization technique for summary tables 

      Ozsoyoglu, Gultekin; Mata, Francisco; Ozsoyoglu, Zehra Meral (ACM SIGMOD Record, 1985-05-01)
      A summary table IS a tabular representation of summary data, and is a useful data structure for statistical databases Priventive summary tables are basic building blocks of summmy tables, and can be represented as relations ...
    • Can e-commerce provide a solution to the coffee paradox?: The case of Costa Rica 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella; Mata-Marín, Gabriela (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2016-09-12)
      In spite of the boom in coffee consumption worldwide, farmers in coffee-producing countries are subject to increasingly lower prices. This situation is referred to as the “coffee paradox”, and affects the livelihood of ...
    • Consumption: The other side of population for development 

      Mata, Francisco; Onisto, Lawrence J; Vallentyne, J. R. (Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 2012)
      World population is growing at an alarming rate, and thus population has become a major topic in sustainable development fora. In these debates, it is often asserted that developing countries with large populations pose a ...
    • E-commerce and coffee in Costa Rica: Case studies of costa rican roaster companies 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella (41st Latin American Computing Conference, 2015-12-16)
      This paper presents the results of an exploratory multiple case study about the use of e-commerce for selling roasted coffee from Costa Rica. Four Costa Rican roasting companies are considered. This study is aimed at ...
    • E-marketing in Costa Rican export companies: Results from a field survey 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella (International Conference on Information Society, 2012-06-25)
      We present the results of a field survey aimed at analyzing ICT adoption and use, particularly related to e-marketing, in Costa Rican export companies. The e-commerce readiness/intensity/impact model, developed by the ...
    • Gender gap in computer science programs from Costa Rican Public universities: Are Women Really Becoming Extinct? 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella; Raventós, Gabriela Marín (38th Latin America Conference on Informatics, 2012-10-01)
      There is evidence that women tend to be underrepresented in computer science programs (CS) in many countries. Based on this fact, we analyzed the gender situation in Costa Rica finding that this situation also applies to ...
    • Human resources in computer sciences in Costa Rica: The elusive gap between supply and demand 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella (International Conference on Information Society, 2017-07-17)
      We analyze in this paper the supply and demand of human resources in computer sciences in Costa Rica. This is done with the aim of validating claims made by the local media about a large deficit of professionals for ICT ...
    • Information systems management issues in Central America: A multinational and comparative study 

      Mata, Francisco; Fuerst, William (Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 1997-12-03)
      As businesses move to increased levels of globalization, information systems (IS) management issues in the global economy become increasingly significant. This study identified and evaluated the key IS management issues ...
    • Information technology and sustained competitive advantage: A resource-based analysis 

      Mata, Francisco; Fuerst, William; Barney, Jay B. (MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 1995-12)
      The concept of IT as a powerful competitive weapon has been strongly emphasized in the literature, yet the sustainability of the competitive advantage provided by IT applications is not well-explained. This work discusses ...
    • Innovation management in software: Case studies from the Costa Rican software development industry 

      Mata, Francisco (Proceedings of the 2013 39th Latin American Computing Conference, 2013-10-07)
      We study in this work innovation in several Costa Rican software development companies, in order to associate to each of them a model of innovation management, according to the literature. This is done with the purpose of ...
    • LANGUAGE AND A PHYSICAL ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUE FOR SUMMARY TABLES. 

      Mata, Francisco; Ozsoyoglu, Gultekin; Ozsoyoglu, Zehra Meral (Proceedings of ACM-SIGMOD 1985 International Conference on Management of Data, 2004)
      A summary table is a tabular representation of summary data, and is a useful data structure for statistical databases. Primitive summary tables are basic building blocks of summary tables, and can be represented as relations ...
    • The relationship between information and communication technology and productivy in Costa Rican companies 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella; Ruiz, Keynor; Orozco, Jeffrey (38th Latin America Conference on Informatics, 2012-10-01)
      This paper presents the results of a research aimed at studying the effect of information and communications technology (ICT) on productivity, using the data of the Costa Rican innovation survey 2008. The results obtained ...
    • Usage and limitations of free and open-source software in Costa Rican local governments 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella (Proceedings of the 2013 39th Latin American Computing Conference, 2013-10-07)
      This paper presents results about the use and barriers that face free and open source software in the local governments in Costa Rica. Through an electronic survey, information was gathered from such governments, allowing ...
    • Web 2.0, social networks and E-commerce as marketing tools 

      Mata, Francisco; Quesada, Ariella (Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 2014)
      The spectacular development of the Web 2.0, particularly through online social networks, has awakened much interest in different areas. Marketing is one of them and businesses have decided to experiment with this new type ...