Latin American J. of Management for Sustainable Development (6 papers in press)
SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION FROM 2012 TO 2016
by Cristina Aparecida Silva, Cezar Augusto Romano
Abstract: SUSTAINABILITY IS CURRENTLY ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOSTrnCONTROVERSIAL DISCUSSIONS WORLDWIDE. GOVERNMENTAL AND SOCIALrnLEADERS RECOGNIZE THE INTERDEPENDENCE BETWEEN MANKIND AND THErnENVIRONMENT AND DEBATE HOW TO BALANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT,rnENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, AND SOCIAL INCLUSION. SUSTAINABLE PUBLICrnPROCUREMENT, WHICH INCLUDES THE ACQUISITION OF PRODUCTS,rnSERVICES, AND ENGINEERING PROJECTS THAT CONSIDER ENVIRONMENTALrnISSUES WERE AMONG THE PROPOSALS OF THESE PUBLIC LEADERS.rnSUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IS A STRATEGY BASED ON THE STATE PURCHASING POWER TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN NATIONS IN A HARMONIOUS WAY. IN LINE WITH THIS ARGUMENT, BRAZIL PROMOTED IN ITS LEGAL FRAMEWORK THE CONDITIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT, AIMING FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THE GOAL OF THIS STUDY IS TO ANALYZE THE PROGRESSION OF SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN FEDERAL PUBLICrnADMINISTRATION FROM 2012 TO 2016. IN REGARDS TO METHODOLOGY THIS IS A QUALITATIVE STUDY WITH BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND EXPLORATORY ASPECTS. A GROWTH IN SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT WAS OBSERVED IN FEDERAL PUBLIC DMINISTRATION, ALTHOUGH STILL INCIPIENT. THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION WAS THE PUBLIC BODY THAT DEMONSTRATED MOST INCREASE IN SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT DURING THE EXAMINED PERIOD.
Keywords: SUSTAINABILITY; SUSTAINABLE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT; FEDERAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.
Life Cycle Assessment applied to Logistics: an overview of the literature
by Jean Guilherme Azarias, Aparecido Dos Reis Coutinho
Abstract: This study aims to identify the global characteristics of the published literature about Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on logistics and its activities. A sample of publications was determined according to inclusion and exclusion criteria, being considered articles between the period of 2002 and 2016 in the Scopus database. The sample was quantitatively analysed in terms of year of publication, origin, subject categories, and authorship. The VOSviewer software was used to view the content and co-citation network maps. The patterns found in the article sample indicate growth in the use of LCA in Logistics. This study shows a quantitative analysis of the published literature in order to provide a theoretical reference for developing further researches in this area.
Keywords: Life Cycle Assessment; Logistics; Supply Chain Management; Bibliometric Analysis.
Sustainable innovation: a review focusing on the Brazilian contribution
by Andriele De Prá Carvalho, Paula Regina Zarelli, Bruna Madey Dalarosa
Abstract: Considering the importance of the topic for future generations, this article aims to analyze studies on Sustainable Innovation that have been published in Brazilian journals, and, through these studies identify current knowledge, trends and scope for future research, in order to understand the gap of this research, which is the contribution of Brazilian studies in this area, since Brazil has a large scientific community in management and sustainability, according to a research carried out in the journals. The journals researched are those classified within the Qualis-Journals 2014 system and that deal with the theme of sustainable innovation within the fields of business, accounting and tourism. Through the research, one hundred twenty-four articles were found, but only twenty-nine articles directly related to the proposed content. Using systematic review, the main journals, authors, development of the articles and methodology were gathered. The evidence report provided insight as to whether the studies of the articles are dealing directly with sustainability, and also enabled analysis of the studies which resulted in identifying new objectives and possibilities of future research.
Keywords: Systematic review; Brazilian journals; Sustainable Innovation.
Social Interpretations on Climate Change in the Northeast of Brazil
by Rômulo Góis, João Verges
Abstract: This paper proposes a critical discussion about social interpretations on climate change. This article is the result of research on a developing doctoral thesis, and aims to discuss how key social agents in the northeast of Brazil have interpreted global warming and the phenomenon of climate change, and to outline current relevant policies. The methodology includes the analysis and review of bibliographic and the Dialectical Method was used as the guiding general methodology. Through field research and qualitative analysis of interviews with fifty-nine key social agents. Data analysis was performed using the software MAXQDA 12. The main results of the article are: The bibliographic references show there is a trend for global warming to continue until the end of the 21st century, noticing this the social agents interviewed presented to us an overall concern about climate change as a real phenomena and the data shows a social reading of climate change that confirm the scope of its consequences and the need to address the problems that arise.
Keywords: Climate Change; Northeast of Brazil; Social Interpretations.
ETHICS AND UNSUCCESSFUL BIDDING: A CASE STUDY FROM A PUBLIC ENTITY IN BRAZIL
by Flavio Martins, Luciana Morilas
Abstract: Bidding represents an intersection between the State and the private sector and is a space likely to threaten the ethics of Public Administration. The electronic reverse auction is an innovative form of bidding which is responsible for fostering ethics, economicity and transparency for the public entity. The University of S
Keywords: Bidding; Electronic Reverse Auction; Government; Efficiency; E- Procurement; Public Administration Principles; Procurement; Economy; Ethics; Public Exchange.
INNOVATION CAPACITY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA: A BRAZILIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK CASE
by Mayra Suelen De Lima Carvalho, Monica Fabiana Bento Moreira Thiersch, Cristina Lourenço Ubeda
Abstract: This study aims to investigate the innovation capacity of incubated companies in the Sorocaba Technology Park (STP) and its impact on the sustainable development of Sorocaba city and metropolitan region. Sorocaba stands out as a metropolitan region in southeast Brazil and is of great relevance to Latin America. Sustainability and innovation have been widely discussed in academic studies. Even though the themes were studied under different approaches, it is possible to notice an intersection between them. Such intersection will be more thoroughly explored in this study. The theoretical framework used is based on studies on innovation capacity in a multidimensional context, which includes organizations' interest to be innovative, infrastructure, people's behavior and environment, and sustainable development as a joint effort process between the economy and society to foster the conservation of natural resources, specifically in technology park environments. The research makes a quantitative descriptive analysis and uses the survey method. The analysis tool used is the Innovation Radar, initially proposed by Sawhney et al. (2006), improved by Cunha et al. (2013), and adapted for this study. The results indicate that the innovation capacity for sustainable development of the STP incubated companies participating in this study is still under development - companies were classified as occasionally innovative -, and that there is a link between innovation capacity and the potential of the enterprises to generate eco-innovations to promote sustainable development.
Keywords: Innovation; Sustainability; Tenant companies; Eco-innovation.