Jayantilal, Shital

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Shital Jayantilal


She is Head of School of Economics and Management at Portucalense University since 2019. Holder of a PHD in Business Administration & International Trade, and is an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on promoting SMEs, and family firms in particular, sustainability and enhancing trans-generational value creation. She was awarded, in 2021, the Schulze Publication award by Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange and Family Business editorial teams for her research. Afiliação: REMIT DEG UPT

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REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies
Centro de investigação que que tem como objetivo principal produzir e disseminar conhecimento teórico e aplicado que possibilite uma maior compreensão das dinâmicas e tendências económicas, empresariais, territoriais e tecnológicas do mundo contemporâneo e dos seus efeitos socioeconómicos. O REMIT adota uma perspetiva multidisciplinar que integra vários domínios científicos: Economia e Gestão; Ciências e Tecnologia; Turismo, Património e Cultura. Founded in 2017, REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies is a research unit of Portucalense University. Based on a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective it aims at responding to social challenges through a holistic approach involving a wide range of scientific fields such as Economics, Management, Science, Technology, Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Grounded on the production of advanced scientific knowledge, REMIT has a special focus on its application to the resolution of real issues and challenges, having as strategic orientations: - the understanding of local, national and international environment; - the development of activities oriented to professional practice, namely in the business world.

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  • PublicaçãoAcesso Aberto
    Cultural dimension of Indian family firms: Impact on Successor Selection
    2015 - Jayantilal, Shital; Bañegil Palacios, Tomás M.; Jorge, Sílvia Ferreira; Jayantilal, Shital
    India is one of the fastest growing economies and becoming a key player in the global business arena. The Indian economic landscape is dominated by family firms which range from small corner shops to global diversified conglomerates. A large majority of these firms are fast approaching the critical stage of succession. The way the challenge of executive succession is addressed is influenced by the cultural setting. The older generations are rooted in the traditional cultural norms whereas the younger generations are in closer contact with western values and more permeable to these. This paper uses a game theory approach to analyze the impact that culture has on successor selection in family firms, focusing on the younger generation’s cultural alignment with the underlining norms and values of the Indian society. The results emphasize that the younger generation’s cultural misalignment can jeopardize intergenerational succession and risk family harmony. The findings highlight the importance of promoting cultural congruence in the family firm.
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    The Social Media Manager career: Accounting, tax, and Social Security Framework for a Self-employed Person in Portugal
    2023-05-05 - Aldeia, Susana; Jayantilal, Shital
    Purpose – The main goal of this paper is to understand the legal framework of the self-employed worker in the social media management area. Design/methodology/approach – The research uses the legal research method to analyse Portuguese legal resources such as the personal income tax law, the accounting law, and the social security law. Findings – The results show that a self-employed worker needs to pay attention to several legal commitments to fulfil all the obligations concerning the activity's development. This fact implies knowledge in all dimensions, mainly accounting, taxation, and social security. In the accounting domain, the Portuguese social media manager needs to know concepts related to the applied accounting system to recognise economic operations. The accounting legal framework can represent consequences in the tax sphere. The manager has two tax options in the personal income tax domain, according to the simplified regime and the organised accounting system. The second option implies that workers have an accountant to certify the activity accounts. In the social security domain, the law foresees a lot of legal obligations that are of frequent accomplishment, including the social security payment. Each scope has specific requirements that need to be observed and needs substantial knowledge that marketing people sometimes do not have, thus, it is frequent to recur to an accountant service to get help. This decision represents the increase of the context costs to the employee. The research of this case study evidences how the Portuguese tax system is complex and the difficulties the self-workers can feel when making-decision to develop the activity on their one.
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    University-industry collaboration in the design and functioning of a doctoral programme in business science
    2020 - Sousa, Cristina; Lopes, Filomena Castro; Magalhães, M.; Jayantilal, Shital; Jayantilal, Shital
    This study analyses the creation of an innovative doctoral program in Portugal, aimed at management professionals and guided by a strong interaction between the university and industry. In the current global economy, frequently punctuated by sharp disruptions, firms are expected to develop innovative responses and workers are expected to acquire new skills. In this context, university–industry cooperation becomes increasingly important for promoting economic growth and enhancing competitiveness. This cooperation is bidirectional, bringing benefits to both parts. On the one hand, universities transfer knowledge and technology to companies allowing them to create value and to innovate in their processes and products. On the other hand, collaboration with firms allows universities to refine their teaching and research strategies by realising the implications of knowledge production for the economy and society. Thus, it is assumed that doctoral programs can be an important channel of knowledge and technology transfer from the university to the industry, particularly if both parties are involved in their conception. The paper start by identifying the premises for, and describing the experience of designing of PhD programme in Management, in close collaboration with firms, whose aims were: i) to fulfil the university's mission of transferring knowledge to companies and society through the creation of taught programmes, and ii) to respond to the need for the university's research from society and specifically from firms whose value creation depends on innovation and knowledge creation and therefore on advanced skills and competences. This will then be followed by an analysis of how the programme works and which factors account for Doctoral students’ and firms' interest in this PhD programme.
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    Global talent management: Talents, mobility and global experiences: A systematic literature review
    2024-03-06 - Jayantilal, Shital; Sousa, Bianca; João J.M. Ferreira, João J. M.; Dabic, Marina
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive framework that identifies thematic clusters and their interconnections within Global Talent Management (GTM), global careers and talent management (TM). Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, this study conducted a co-citation analysis using bibliographic data to unveil the intellectual connections and relationships among thematic articles related to GTM sourced from the Web of Science. Findings: This review highlights three key research themes: experiences working abroad, TM approaches and the complex nature of GTM as a living system.
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    Playing the succession game to ensure family business continuity
    2021-03-19 - Jayantilal, Shital; Jorge, Sílvia; Bañegil Palacios, Tomás M.; Jayantilal, Shital
    Family businesses are especially conflict-prone, since sibling rivalry and other emotional undercurrents sometimes cloud decision-making. One of the thorniest decisions is who will fill a founder’s shoes – especially if more than one family member wants the job. The costs of conflict can be high: consider the case of Reliance Industries, whose founder died without appointing a successor. His two sons fought so hard to succeed him that their mother had to split the company in two in order to save it. [...]
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    Successor Selection in family firms: A game theory approach
    2018 - Jayantilal, Shital; Bañegil Palacios, Tomás M.; Jorge, Sílvia Ferreira; Jayantilal, Shital
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    Exploring gender dynamics and environmental sustainability in family firms
    2024-04-18 - Ramos, Adelinda; Jayantilal, Shital; Sardo, Filipe
    In an ever-changing landscape, family businesses, characterized by their unique blend of tradition, familial bonds, and entrepreneurial spirit, stand as bastions of resilience and continuity, playing a pivotal role in economic growth and societal development. Indeed, family businesses account for 80 percent of all business enterprises worldwide, making them the prevalent form of conducting business. As these entities grapple with the imperative to remain economically viable while navigating the intricacies of the contemporary business landscape, the incorporation of sustainable practices into the organizational fabric takes centre stage. By actively seeking a harmonious and reciprocal relationship between financial objectives, social responsibility, and environmental accountability, family businesses can not only secure their own longevity but also contribute to a more equitable and sustainable global environment. This narrative becomes especially compelling at the intersection with gender. Exploring the intersection between gender and sustainability provides insights into how gender dynamics influence and are influenced by efforts to achieve sustainable development. Moreover, understanding and addressing this interplay is essential for devising holistic and effective strategies that promote social equity, economic prosperity, and environmental stewardship. It underscores the need for inclusive and gender-sensitive approaches in all aspects of sustainable development. Acknowledging the significance of this ongoing dialogue, this study delves into the intricate relationship between gender dynamics and the environmental dimension of sustainability within family businesses. Through a systematic literature review of empirical research, this work specifically aims to uncover the linkage between board gender diversity and corporate environmental performance. The findings indicate that gender-diverse boards improve environmental value creation, and women in leadership positions correlate positively with environmental disclosure in family-controlled businesses. Overall, a strong positive correlation emerges between the proportion of women directors on the board and the level of environmental sustainability. The findings of this study hold implications not only for family business practitioners but also for policymakers and academics interested in propelling gender equality and sustainability agendas, notably within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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    Founders’ approach on successor selection: Game theory analysis
    2016 - Jayantilal, Shital; Jorge, Sílvia Ferreira; Bañegil Palacios, Tomás M.; Jayantilal, Shital
    Family firms are vital in economies worldwide. However, only a small minority of these outlive their founders. The founder’s lack of a proactive approach towards the succession process has been pointed out as a key contributor to that reality. This paper employs game theory to study the impact of the founder’s approach on successor selection in family firms. The results obtained for a founder who adopts an activist approach and invites his preferred successor are compared to those where the founder just reacts to his children initiating the succession race. The findings provide analytical evidence of the importance of the founder being proactive to safeguard intergenerational continuity as well as increase the propensity of his/her preferred successor being appointed.
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    Governance in family firms: How to ensure continuity
    2023-11-13 - Jayantitlal, Shital; Jorge, Sílvia F.; Alcarva, Paulo; Jayantilal, Shital
    Family firms play a key role in the world economy, yet their success is often plagued by family-related issues and conflict. Succession is one of the most critical hurdles they face. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how specific governance instruments, such as the family protocol, can aid mitigate the conflicts by establishing a set of guidelines and procedures to aid govern the operation, management and continuity of family firms. To study the underlying strategic decision making process of the multiple stakeholders involved, this paper resorts to game theory. The results will provide valuable determinants of the family protocol which may aid smooth managerial transfer in the family firm and uphold harmony in the family setting.
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    First mover advantage on family firm succession
    2019 - Jayantilal, Shital; Jorge, Sílvia Ferreira; Bañegil Palacios, Tomás M.; Jayantilal, Shital
    In spite of the proliferation of studies in various areas regarding the benefit of being first, the first mover advantage (FMA), in the context of family firms the work is (at best) scant. Adding to this, the impact that such firms have on the world economic stage it becomes both an interesting and a necessary research avenue. To study FMA in these firms, we will focus on one of the most critical stages in the lives of such firm: succession. As most of family firms do not outlive their founders, the passage of the executive power to the next generation is a crucial test that these firms face. It is not uncommon during this stage to see siblings rival to be nominated successor. This paper advances the succession game presented by Jayantilal et al. (2016), to study whether there is any advantage for the child who moves first in the succession race. The results indicate that indeed the first mover advantage exists, and that the emotional cost of conflict plays an important role in determining it.