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BAR - Brazilian Administration Review, Volume: 19, Issue: 3, Published: 2022
  • Diffusion of Innovation in Technological Platforms: The Uber Case Research Article

    Ferreira, Wilquer Silvano de Souza; Vale, Glaucia Maria Vasconcellos; Corrêa, Victor Silva

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT Objective: diffusion theory suggests that customers adopt innovation. However, no research has examined the differences between peers and the balance required of a peer-to-peer platform in the diffusion process. This article investigates whether there was a peer-to-peer balance in the diffusion process of a technological platform, represented here by the Uber case. Methods: a total of 843 Uber users, comprising 397 drivers and 446 customers, took part in a probabilistic sample survey in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The study tests the hypothesis of P2P platform diffusion balance along Rogers’ curve with Levene’s and t-test. Results: the findings are counterintuitive and unexpected. Although the authors expected passengers and drivers to show a similar predisposition for Uber’s adoption, empirical data did not confirm this. In contrast to the literature, which predicts that adoption occurs mainly in the initial phases, drivers’ predisposition showed a constant diffusion curve. Conclusions: considering the peer-to-peer platform context, this article shows that the balance between peers can still be present considering the multiple actors involved, which shows a proposition for this research. Besides, this article develops the ‘technological readiness indicator,’ thus enabling a better understanding of different empirical contexts.
  • COVID-19 in Business, Management, and Economics: Research Perspectives and Bibliometric Analysis Research Article

    Torres, Daniel Aristizábal; Rodríguez, Ana María Barrera; Gutiérrez, Paola Andrea Echeverri

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT This document aims to analyze co-citations with computational tools to identify the research perspectives related to COVID-19 in the areas of business, management, and economy. In addition, a bibliometric analysis is carried out that includes annual productivity, the most relevant authors, countries and institutions, the most cited documents, collaboration networks, and co-authorship. Information obtained from the Web of Science database found 4,347 documents published between the years 2020 and 2021 that were scientifically mapped in this field. An analysis of the research perspectives was carried out. The perspectives were determined through an analysis of co-citations from the application of a clustering algorithm using Gephi. In addition, tools such as Bibliometrix and VOSviewer were used for the development of bibliometric analysis. Through open-access tools, five perspectives related to the impact of COVID-19 on business, management, and economics were found. The first analyzes the effects on financial markets; the second presents the effects on tourism and consumer behavior; the third indicates the socio-economic effects of applying policies; the fourth presents the environmental and public health impacts; and the fifth shows the impacts on gender.
  • The Moderating Role of Firm’s Level of Participation in a Cluster in the Relation between Absorptive Capacity and Sustainability Practices Research Article

    Begnini, Sérgio; Carvalho, Carlos Eduardo; Rossetto, Carlos Ricardo

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT Objective: this study aimed to analyze the moderating role of the firm’s participation level in a cluster in the relation between absorptive capacity and economic, social, and environmental sustainability practices. Methods: data were collected through a survey applied to 417 small and medium-sized firms participating in clusters. Results: results indicate that the absorptive capacity influences positively and directly the adoption of economic, social, and environmental sustainability practices. Such relations are moderated by the firm’s level of participation in a cluster. Conclusions: we conclude that it is vital for the firm to seek external information and use it in line with the information and resources it already has to generate economic, social, and environmental sustainability practices. In addition, firms with a higher level of participation in a cluster are more likely to grow, establish partnerships, carry out innovation, and increase productivity.
  • Structure of Planning and Control Artifacts and their Accuracy in Brazilian Family Businesses Research Article

    Frezatti, Fábio; Mucci, Daniel Magalhães; Bido, Diógenes de Souza

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT Objective: the accuracy of planning and control artifacts is fundamental for bringing assertiveness to the organizational management process. The utility of the artifacts is questioned when the desired accuracy is missing. This research aims to identify the relationship between the artifact structure, the market assumptions, and the accuracy of the performance variables with a view to adapting the artifact profile to the desired impact over performance accuracy. Methods: this is a quantitative study based on convenience sampling and the data analysis methods used were structural equation modeling and necessary condition analysis. Results: within a sufficiency logic, the results support adherence between the planning and control artifacts, but not their relationship with performance accuracy. However, when analyzing the necessity logic, the artifacts become a necessary condition for a high level of performance accuracy. Conclusions: we show that the planning and control structure is consistent for achieving accuracy, but defining the desired level of deviation tolerance is a fundamental condition for the efficiency level of the management process. The more demanding the organization is in terms of deviation tolerance, the greater the need for artifacts.
  • On the Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Comparative Assessment of Green and ‘Traditional’ Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship Research Article

    Rocha, Anne Kathleen Lopes da; Fischer, Bruno Brandão; Moraes, Gustavo Hermínio Salati Marcondes de; Alsina, Adriana Marcela Bayona

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT This study aims to analyze the impact of knowledge and socioeconomic dimensions on entrepreneurial ecosystem dynamics when addressing the emergence of green and ‘traditional’ knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship (KIE). The methodological approach used in the study was quantitative, using structural equation modeling. Our empirical analysis comprises data from 645 municipalities in the state of São Paulo and 1,372 companies participating in the Innovative Research in Small Businesses (PIPE) program administered by the São Paulo Research Foundation (Fapesp). Of these projects, 343 represent green KIE (25% of the total), and 1,029 are traditional KIE, thus allowing a sound comparative analysis. Results confirmed the positive impact of knowledge and socioeconomic dimensions on entrepreneurial ecosystem dynamics. Moreover, findings show a homogeneous pattern in this relationship for cities that do contain green KIE and cities that do not. Hence, it does not seem necessary to promote different ecosystems configurations in order to foster sustainable transitions in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Rather, policies and initiatives targeting technological generation and diffusion in green technologies can likely represent an effective transformational strategy to achieve environment-friendly productive systems.
  • Enabling Cognitive Effects of Vertical Information Sharing on Psychological Capital, Managerial Attitudes, and Performance Research Article

    Machado, Fernanda Souto; Zonatto, Vinicius Costa da Silva; Degenhart, Larissa; Kieling, Debora Londero; Bianchi, Márcia

    Abstract in English:

    ABSTRACT This research analyzed the enabling cognitive effects of vertical information sharing on psychological capital, managerial attitudes, and managerial performance of professional controllers. A descriptive and quantitative survey was carried out with 267 professionals in the controllership area of companies operating in Brazil. In the context of the budget, the results indicate that, with the sharing of information between superiors and subordinates, the psychological capacities of these professionals are promoted, stimulating self-efficacy, hope, resilience, and optimism, dimensions that comprise psychological capital. People with a positive state of psychological development enhanced their involvement in work, reflecting positively on attitudes that promote performance in the tasks under their responsibility. The research contributes by providing new evidence of the effects of information sharing in companies operating in Brazil on the psychological capital of controllers and the intervening effects of the psychological capabilities of these professionals in the existing relationship between information sharing and managerial performance, which occurs through the promotion of proactive managerial attitudes toward budgeting and engagement at work, which positively reflect on managerial performance.
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