Journal of business and entrepreneurial studie <table class="submenuj"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href=""><img src="" width="30" /> Editorial Board</a></td> <td><a href=""><img src="" width="30" /> Aims &amp; scope</a></td> <td><img src="" width="30" /> <a href="">Journal Updates</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><strong>Journal of business and entrepreneurial studies</strong> is a publication edited by <strong>EducationLAB CONSULTING</strong><a href=""><em>. </em></a>All material submitted to the journal for publication and accepted by the Editorial Committee for its quality and relevance is subject to peer review by specialists in the corresponding fields of knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Journal of business and entrepreneurial studies</strong> is a scientific journal published quarterly in January, April, July and September. It publishes articles of original research results in English and Spanish covering a variety of topics related to various areas of knowledge including business, education, engineering and applied mathematics, technology, environmental technology, computer science and social sciences. </p> <p>La revista mantiene una evaluación constante de documentos enviados por su plataforma, los mismo que se aprueben en un porcentaje cercao al 35% de los envíos realizados. <br />La revista se encuentra en evaluación por diversas bases.</p> <p><strong>Editor in Chief. </strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Cristina Inmaculada Paredes Serrano,Universidad Complutense de Madrid, <a href=""></a>0009-0003-1506-893X, <a href=""></a></strong></p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Inés Martín de Santos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, <a href=""></a>, <a href=""></a></strong></p> <p>La revista está en un repertorio de evaluación (LATINDEX. Catálogo v2.0 (2018 - ), ERIHPlus, REDIB. 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In addition, the actions taken by the Superintendence of Banking, Insurance and AFP against certain Savings and Credit Cooperatives, due to the negative balances in their equity accounts, have caused a high level of uncertainty and distrust towards the management carried out by the Peruvian cooperative system. This is due to the fragility of their financial structures, both for those involved internally and externally. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to determine the Weighted Average Cost of Capital in the financial decision making of a savings and credit cooperative in Lima Cercado. To achieve this, a descriptive study was carried out that addressed the fundamental concepts and appropriate techniques, based on a theoretical review of the evolution of corporate finance, considered a novelty in today's business.</p> Leopoldo Zacarías Sánchez Rodríguez Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-04 2023-08-04 7 3 10.37956/jbes.v7i3.338 Quality impact, with the use of more than three sigmas in the statistical control of processes by variables <p style="font-weight: 400;">The main objective of this study is to show how the use of more than ± 3? in the formulas to determine the limits of the variables in the statistical process control charts affects the quality of the manufactured products and, consequently, the final consumer. In the research process, the induction and description methods were used to determine the required values of the parameters, constants and others used, which allow showing the proposed objective. The results in this study indicate that the use of more than ± 3? in the statistical process control formulas by variables can have a negative impact on the quality of the final product. This is because the use of wider limits may allow more variability in the process to go undetected, which may result in more defective or out-of-specification products. Consequently, this can negatively affect customer satisfaction and company reputation. Therefore, it is important to take these findings into account when setting control limits on statistical process control charts.</p> José Luis Hidalgo Torres Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-04 2023-08-04 7 3 10.37956/jbes.v7i3.340 Industrial Safety and Occupational Health Strategies: The Case of a Water Treatment Plant in Ecuador <p style="font-weight: 400;">This research aims to establish strategies in Industrial Safety and Occupational Health (SISO) using the case study of a water treatment plant in Ecuador; preventive activities in this area are poorly developed, being relegated to the background for not being considered important for production processes, this reality is worrying because despite the efforts made to implement a series of public policies; the figures of accidents and incidents indicate that it is still required to improve the SISO systems, to ensure the life, health and integrity of workers. The methodology used is descriptive and correlational, applying the inductive, deductive and analytical method, in addition to the integration of elements and sub-elements of an Occupational Safety and Health Management System proposed by the Andean Instruction Regulations, Resolution 957: 2008, and the ISO 45001:2018 standard; the population of interest was considered to be the 59 people working at the Water Treatment Plant in Santa Elena-Ecuador, of which 24 were selected to collect data through a survey. As a result, the proposed strategies are on par with the ISO 45001:2018 standard, which includes all the necessary requirements that an organization must have to ensure the safe provision of its services, minimizing risks or accidents, and providing a safe working environment for people.</p> Jessica Cecibel López López Roberto Andrés Alcívar Espín Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-04 2023-08-04 7 3 10.37956/jbes.v7i3.341 Burnout in the teaching profession: a study at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana Sede Guayaquil, Ecuador <p style="font-weight: 400;">The most productive organizations invest in their human capital and implement strategies to reduce levels of stress and fatigue at work.&nbsp; Burnout affects many countries in Europe and Latin America, especially those in the medical and teaching professions. Ecuador is no exception. The objective of this research is to know how Burnout Syndrome affects the teaching staff of an Ecuadorian university, using a descriptive methodology with a quantitative approach. The method used was the survey, using an instrument based on the "Maslach" burnout inventory, a tool that consists of 22 questions divided into three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal fulfillment. For the analysis, the following groups were defined: no burnout, mild/moderate burnout and severe burnout. A higher percentage of severe burnout is evidenced in men. The same occurs in the group of people between 35 and 44 years of age. It is concluded that there is an affectation in the quality of life of the teachers of the Salesian Polytechnic University caused by the Burnout Syndrome, it is recommended to improve the working condition of the employees to raise the levels of motivation and productivity of the organization.</p> Iskra Casandra Calle Carrión Marcelo Javier Bastidas Jiménez Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-04 2023-08-04 7 3 10.37956/jbes.v7i3.342 Perceptions and research trends in ICT-mediated educational innovation: case studies in the Latin American context <p style="font-weight: 400;">Scientific production has the development of doctoral theses as one of the indicators of regional academic development. Within the educational field, academic production should consider innovations supported by ICTs in order to be in line with scientific progress. The first objective of the study was to identify trends in doctoral theses that have investigated ICT-mediated educational innovations in the Latin American context during the period 2016-2021. For this purpose, a study will be conducted in university repositories. The second objective was to learn about the perceptions of the teachers of a HEI in relation to educational innovation. At the time of the survey, these teachers were pursuing doctoral studies or had completed them. A mixed methodology was used, applying questionnaires to the participating teachers, in this case belonging to the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Guayaquil. In order to determine research trends, 88 doctoral theses from 16 Latin American universities were reviewed. A prevalence of research based on e-learning and a perception of lag between educational innovations and doctoral production topics in the region on the part of teachers were obtained. It is proposed that Latin American doctoral programs linked to education should emphasize the development of proposals for the dissemination of innovations, in order to be in line with global advances.</p> Luis Ernesto Benavides-Sellan Christian Antonio Pavón Brito Nathaly Geovanna Vera Ramírez Mariela Alexandra Tapia León Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-04 2023-08-04 7 3 10.37956/jbes.v7i3.343 Integration of quality management systems in tourism destinations: implications and benefits for sustainability and competitiveness <p style="font-weight: 400;">Tourism is an industry in constant growth and competitiveness, so the integration of quality management systems in tourism destinations has become crucial to ensure sustainability and improve competitiveness in this sector. This summary addresses the implications and benefits of this integration in terms of sustainability and competitiveness in tourism destinations. The integration of quality management systems in tourism destinations implies the implementation of standards and processes that guarantee the quality of services offered to tourists. This has positive implications in several aspects. First, it improves the quality of tourism services, which increases tourist satisfaction and their experience at the destination. In addition, quality management contributes to the conservation and preservation of the destination's natural and cultural environment, which in turn promotes long-term sustainability.</p> Carlos Andrés Ortiz Chimbo Karla Maribel Ortiz Chimbo Carlos David Loor Rodríguez Washington Edward Ulli Flores Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-07 2023-08-07 7 3 10.37956/jbes.v7i3.345 Tourism micro-enterprises, an alternative for the sustainable development of tourism in the Salitre canton, Guayas Province: nurseries, new undertakings <p style="font-weight: 400;">Nurseries are emerging as a new form of entrepreneurship in the tourism sector. These nurseries focus on the production and sale of plants, flowers and related products, and take advantage of the area's natural attractions to offer unique experiences to visitors. The development of tourism microenterprises such as nurseries provides multiple benefits for the community and the environment. First, they generate local employment, which contributes to the economic and social development of the region. In addition, they promote environmental conservation by encouraging the production and sale of plants and flowers, which have a positive impact on air quality and biodiversity. These microenterprises also diversify Salitre's tourism offerings, attracting a public interested in nature tourism and experiences related to flora and gardening. They also promote rural tourism, as the nurseries are located in rural settings, allowing visitors to learn about and appreciate life in the countryside.</p> Karla Maribel Ortiz Chimbo Roberto Andrés García Viteri Shirley Huerta Cruz Rubén Ernesto Sánchez Macías Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-07 2023-08-07 7 3 10.37956/jbes.v7i3.346