Category: Applied Social Sciences

Exploring the relationship between education and union type for women in Brazil

Vectorized illustration in pastel purple and orange. Left side: man sitting at a table, tinkering with a laptop. Right side: woman with laptop on legs; she is sitting on top of two giant books. Background: giant lamp with graduation hat. Behind the lamp, gray background with two gears.

Although informal conjugal unions have become more common in Brazil, university educated women still seem to prefer formal marriages. More surprisingly, the gap between lower and higher educated women has increased, as the chances of lower educated women being in informal unions has grown faster than for higher educated. Read More →

Cluster participation, absorptive capacity and sustainability practices

The search for competitive advantages has been challenging for firms, especially small and medium-sized ones. The market has been oriented towards valuing firms that adopt sustainable practices either at the initiative of the customers or due to legal pressures or even due to the growing awareness of society. Read More →

Barriers and possible interrelationships that impact the employment and integration of refugees in Brazil

Três homens negros sentados segurando uma folha de papel com a frase "Integrar é preciso"

What are the barriers and possible interrelationships that impact the employment and integration of refugees? There are national barriers and individual and organizational exclusionary factors. The Brazilian government is an obstacle. And solutions are presented that aim to minimize the impacts that barriers provide to the effective integration of these groups in Brazilian organizations. Read More →

Inclusion and diversity in Administration: manifest for the future-present

The manifest-article discusses the role of academic journals in Administration for inclusion and diversity. Starting from theoretical references of social movements (intersectionality, transversality, and decoloniality), we present a proposal for a transformation agenda for practices on diversity in the area, which allow changes at a more structural level. Read More →

Academic journals in the scientific area of Administration: stars or accessory?

How do academic journals monitor and reflect the dynamics of Administration in Brazil? How do these actors position themselves in this space? These questions guide the research, which analyzes the dynamics of the area and reinforces strategies for the scientific contribution of journals. Read More →

About the darkness of science or where do the negative results of the research go?

As a continuation of a series of studies about the unclarity of part of science, research on this theme has been conducted since 2020 to address the developments of e-science, open science, research data management and related issues. A study conducted through an exploratory survey in the scarce literature on the topic investigates the phenomenon of negative results by analyzing the incorporation of these data in the academic publication cycle. Read More →

LinkedIn as a data source to measure the capacity of universities to train professionals

Study uses the information appeared on the social media LinkedIn to measure the hiring of IBEX35 companies by graduates of Spanish universities. Despite the limitations of the use of this tool, the high potential of free-access data for the study of institutions is presented. Read More →

Can employees be a driver for a clean future? A case from petroleum industry

Reflecting the call being made by the United Nation to solve our current climate challenges and reduce our carbon emissions, there is a strong need for large established companies to reshape their agendas and develop clean alternative source of energy. This study discusses the clean shift that is happening in a European oil and gas company and aims to understand the drivers for introducing new clean energy activities outside the company’s boundaries. Read More →

Have you accessed Deep or Dark Web today?

Deep and Dark Web are discussed concerning the meaning of their terms, definition, location in cyberspace and types of content and ways to access them. However, it is necessary to understand that despite having similarities, they are distinct webs. Read More →

Impact beyond impact factor?

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice – in practice, there is – Yogi Berra”. The Design Science and Design Science Research could contribute to reducing the apparent gap between theory and practice. All articles aim to bring theory and practice closer by producing scientific knowledge useful to society. Read More →