Farley Simon Nobre

Farley Simon Nobre
Universidade Federal do Paraná | UFPR · Departamento de Administração Geral e Aplicada

PhD in Industrial Engineering
Associate Professor of Sustainability and AI

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Additional affiliations
June 2019 - July 2019
University of Birmingham
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Research on Cognitive Machines in Organisations.
October 2009 - present
Universidade Federal do Paraná
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Research on Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence
June 2002 - June 2003
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Position
  • Guest PhD Researcher
Description
  • Research on Cognitive Machines in Organizations.

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Publications (89)
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This PDW analyzes an important key question on, how to design a Base of the Pyramid (BoP) enterprise that incorporates the realities of the poor and the expectations of key stakeholders? To answer this question, this PDW proposes to share and present a new and innovative simulation that aims to facilitate hearing the voices of the BoP and other key...
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This paper proposes an approach to the analysis of Design Thinking (DT) and its impact on sustainability, which contributes to: (i) organize DT into criteria of analysis; (ii) associate DT criteria of analysis with economic, social and environmental dimensions of Sustainable Development (SD); and (iii) analyze how much an organization and its busin...
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Technological, Managerial and Organizational Core Competencies: Dynamic Innovation and Sustainable Development investigates the impact of knowledge management, information systems, finance, organizational networks, internationalization, strategic management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability on an organization that pursues dynamic inn...
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This paper mainly relies on the principles of incompatibility, or non-equilibrium, existing between the continuous growth in the level of environmental complexity and the insufficient cognitive capacity of the organization to deal with higher levels of uncertainty, to operate in complex task environments, to attend new market demands, to manage new...
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Humans and organizations have limitations of computational capacity and information management. Such constraints are synonymous with bounded rationality. Therefore, in order to extend the human and organizational boundaries to more advanced models of cognition, this research proposes concepts of cognitive machines in organizations. From a micro poi...
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There is a growing academic and industrial interest in how firms can adopt agile project management to meet the demands of dynamically fast-moving environments. However, organizations face difficulties using agile methods in developing a physical product, like the companies found in the automotive industry. This article aims to study agile project...
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Background There is a need and urgency to strengthen the analysis of the interactions between cultured meat and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to shed new light on the map of synergies and trade-offs within and between the multiple goals in the context of regional differences. Accordingly, this article seeks to answer the question: what a...
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There is a need for further research on the value creation from both business and bottom of the pyramid perspectives. In our study, attention was given to this gap and it can be argued that partnerships between sustainable entrepreneurship ventures (SEVs) and bottom of the pyramid (BoP) communities are a relevant approach to creating sustainable va...
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Purpose: Blockchain protocol comprises several attributes, among which transparency stands out. In this vein, the purpose of this article is to advance research on the implications of transparency (as derived from the use of blockchain) for business sustainability (BS). Originality/value: There is continuing interest in applying blockchain for crea...
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We suggest special attention to the need of advancing knowledge that answers to our main research question on: what are the (positive and/or negative) impacts of blockchain use for the creation of transparency in the business sustainability context? We conducted an integrative literature review on blockchain, transparency and business sustainabilit...
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Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) organizations are the ones that develop a set of capabilities that contribute to create short- and long-term sustainability values inside and outside the boundaries of BoP ecosystems. Capabilities have an important role in BoP organizations’ strategies that aim to solve BoP issues. Notwithstanding its developments, BoP r...
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This presentation is part of the "Introduction to Cellular Animal Science" Programme of PPGCV, UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil. The presentation reviews achievements on environmental impacts of cultured / cell-based meat, specially on energy, water and land use compared to conventional meat production.
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This paper presents theoretical concepts on the organization of sustainability with design thinking and also empirical analysis on a case on poverty alleviation in rural villages, and, therefore, contributes to the 36th EGOS Colloquium on “Organizing for a Sustainable Future: Responsibility, Renewal & Resistance”.
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This paper aims to investigate the relation between firm sustainability strategies and sustainability performance. For this purpose, the paper raises the question on "whether or not a higher degree of cognitive complexity (strategy) is associated with a higher level of corporate sustainability (performance) in the organization"? In the search of an...
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This paper aims to investigate the relation between firm sustainability strategies and sustainability performance. For this purpose, the paper raises the question on “whether or not a higher degree of cognitive complexity (strategy) is associated with a higher level of corporate sustainability (performance) in the organization”? In the search of an...
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This article addresses a unique and unified perspective that contributes to extend the boundaries of rationality of participants (and the new economic men) in the organization. The perspective is most grounded in fuzzy logic, bounded rationality, and cognitive psychology literatures as they were concurrently developed in the period between the midd...
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This paper contributes to the analysis of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) foundations and proposes to answer two important questions: What are the key capabilities organizations should seek in order to design and to satisfy BoP systems? What types of organizations are most effective to attend BoP systems? First, the paper reviews and revisits chronolog...
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Discussions on the theoretical perspective of the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) are gaining space in research on Administration. However, an insufficient number of studies have been conducted from a more pragmatic point of view of the link between business activities in low-income markets and aspects related to sustainability. Given the identified th...
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This Handbook strives to enhance knowledge and application within sustainability in management education (SiME) across different academic programs, geographic regions and personal/professional contexts. Cross-disciplinary and boundary-spanning, this book focuses on specific themes and is therefore split into four distinct sections: one on theory an...
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Pesquisas sobre cognição nas organizações têm sido fundamentadas em áreas e estudos multidisciplinares que se desenvolveram principalmente nos últimos cinquenta anos. Cognição organizacional tem recebido contribuições de abordagens computacionais e interpretativas e pode ser compreendida como uma área de teoria das organizações. Todavia, apesar de...
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Este artigo tem por objetivo identificar os benefícios econômicos, sociais e ambientais gerados a partir da inter-relação entre a base da pirâmide (BoP) e empreendimentos sustentáveis. Para isso, utilizou-se do método estudo de caso para analisar uma empresa de médio porte localizada na região amazônica, que adota artesãos, ribeirinhos e indígenas...
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O problema da pobreza permanece como um dos mais graves e abrangentes da humanidade. Sua solução depende de uma série de ações que exigem, entre outras questões, a atuação de múltiplos agentes, como as empresas. Diante disso, a perspectiva da Base da Pirâmide (BoP) foi proposta, em Prahalad e Hart (2002), buscando a aproximação entre as empresas e...
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Este estudo tem como objetivo o alinhamento do modelo de valor sustentável apresentado por Hart e Milstein (2004) no gerenciamento dos resíduos eletrônicos (e-waste) por meio da técnica de engenharia de produção - logística reversa. Desta maneira, foi realizado um estudo de caso único em profundidade na empresa Beta que atua com resíduos eletrônico...
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O objetivo deste artigo é analisar a disseminação de valores e práticas fundamentadas no triple bottom line (TBL) entre empresas direcionadas ao empreendedorismo sustentável e seus stakeholders. O artigo apresenta evidências a partir de três casos de empresas direcionadas ao empreendedorismo sustentável, localizadas em diferentes estados brasileiro...
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This paper puts forwards provocative questions: i) Have Fuzzy Theory given foundations to Bounded Rationality and New Economic Man's Theory and Problems with similar effect and power which Game Theory did in Classical Economic Behavior? If yes, as suggested in this paper, it raises other questions on; ii) How Fuzzy Theory can contribute to extend t...
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A compreensão das empresas sobre os desafios sociais e a finitude dos recursos naturais tem estimulado a criação de um tipo de empreendedorismo que contempla estratégias alinhadas às dimensões do desenvolvimento sustentável. Estudos de cunho teórico recentes destacam que a criação de valores entre a empresa e seus stakeholders é condição necessária...
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This article analyzes whether and how partnerships between Sustainable Ventures (SV) and Base of the Pyramid (BoP) communities can enhance and develop innovations that support the creation of mutual values that involve economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability. For this purpose, we investigate two cases in Brazil which include...
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This article analyzes whether and how partnerships between Sustainable Ventures (SV) and Base of the Pyramid (BoP) communities can enhance and develop innovations that support the creation of mutual values that involve economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability. For this purpose, we investigate two cases in Brazil which include...
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This paper contributes to the analysis of developments of Cross-Sector Partnerships (CSP) at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) and proposes to answer an important question: What new organizational hybrid forms are being used to institutionalize CSP logics and practices at the BoP, and how effective are they in doing so?
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Poverty remains one of the biggest problems of mankind, and being more frequent in developing countries, like Brazil. One of the leveraged agents to aid in the development process of these social layers are business organizations, especially the sustainable enterprises. Given these arguments, this paper aims to demonstrate the economic, social and...
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This paper presents an overview of concepts and learning perspectives that characterize a proposal of Sustainability-Centric Higher Education (SCHE) that is based on United Nations Environmental and Sustainable Development Education, Jean Piaget’s Constructivism, Design Thinking, and Experimental Learning. Results of a case study demonstrated how a...
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This work proposes learning processes for sustainability in higher education contexts. It is grounded in: (a) literature review, which involves concepts of cognitive and developmental psychology, general systems theory, levels of cognitive complexity, organizational knowledge creation, design thinking, experiential learning, along with environmenta...
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This paper presents an overview of concepts and learning perspectives that characterize a proposal of Sustainability-Centric Higher Education (SCHE) which is most based on United Nations Environmental and Sustainable Development Education, Jean Piaget’s Constructivism, Design Thinking and Experimental Learning. Results of a case study demonstrated...
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This paper proposes an approach to the analysis of Design Thinking (DT) and its impact on sustainability, which contributes to: (i) organize DT into criteria of analysis; (ii) associate DT criteria of analysis with economic, social and environmental dimensions of Sustainable Development (SD); and (iii) analyze how much an organization and its busin...
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Discussoes sobre o desenvolvimento sustentavel tem estimulado os diversos atores na sociedade e, em especial, as empresas, a repensarem suas estrategias a fim de contribuir nao somente para o crescimento economico, mas tambem na criacao de valores socioambientais, e, sobretudo, garantir que as necessidades das geracoes atuais possam tambem ser aten...
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This paper presents an overview of concepts and learning perspectives that characterize a proposal of Sustainability-Centric Higher Education (SCHE) which is most based on Design Thinking and Experimental Learning processes. Results of a case study demonstrated how a group of undergraduate students at School of Management of Federal University of P...
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This chapter presents an exploratory study about the Brazilian program on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It highlights the social and technological contributions, which have resulted from the production of antiretroviral drugs by the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil. First, this chapter reviews literature on the history of HIV epidemic and pr...
Technical Report
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CSI studies Sustainability, Innovation and Technology in Organizations. It focuses on Sustainable and Innovative Organizations, covering themes on Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Corporate Sustainability, Bottom of the Pyramid, Social Business and Shared Values, along with Sustainability centric Innovation. It researches using perspectives of Resourc...
Technical Report
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CONTENTS: 1. Introduction to Sustainability and Sustainable Development 2. Philosophical and Historical-Industrial Perspectives 3. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Organizations 4. Concepts and Strategies of Sustainability in Organizations 4. Sustainability-centric Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5. Cases Studies
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This research investigates antecedents, developments and consequences of dynamic capabilities in an organization. It contributes by searching theoretical and empirical answers to the questions: (a) What are the antecedents which can provide an organization with dynamic and ordinary capabilities?; (b) How do these antecedents contribute to create ca...
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The search for organizational sustainability in organizations demands a higher cognitive complexity from their participants due to their systemic dimensions and various aspects associated with the economy, society and environment. This paper studies the relationship between Degree of Cognitive Complexity (DCC) and Sustainability in Organizations (S...
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A busca da sustentabilidade nas organizações demanda de seus participantes uma complexidade cognitiva mais elevada devido às suas dimensões sistêmicas e aos seus múltiplos critérios associados à economia, à sociedade e ao meio ambiente. Este artigo estuda a relação entre Grau de Complexidade Cognitiva (GCC) e Sustentabilidade em Organizações (SEO)...
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This paper advocates and explains that Fuzzy Theory involves the necessary mathematical and logical foundations which materialize the representation and computation of categories of Jerome S. Bruner and Eleanor Rosch's Theories of Cognition, and also the new model of economic man of Herbert A. Simon Theory of Bounded Rationality (Nobel Prize, 1978)...
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This paper presents an exploratory study on social participation in the construction of public policies for HIV/AIDS control in Brazil and it contributes by characterizing social participation as a measure for qualitative analysis of social sustainability. One begins by contextualizing the globalization and population growth processes which led to...
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Este artigo apresenta um estudo exploratório sobre a participação social na construção das políticas públicas de controle do HIV/AIDS no Brasil e contribui ao caracterizar a participação social como medida de análise qualitativa da sustentabilidade social. Inicia-se com uma contextualização dos processos de globalização e crescimento populacional q...
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This paper examines characteristics and limitations of past and current manufacturing organizations, and it extends their frontiers by proposing technological, managerial and organizational capabilities which configure the new face of the industrial organization in the 21st century. From such an analysis, it introduces the concept of customer-centr...
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This chapter presents an exploratory study about the Brazilian program on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). It highlights the social and technological contributions, which have resulted from the production of antiretroviral drugs by the pharmaceutical industry in Brazil. First, this chapter reviews literature on the history of HIV epidemic and pr...
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This paper unifies theories of fuzzy systems, cognition, economic man and organization behavior in order to introduce cognitive machines. It contributes by outlining the impact of fuzzy theory on these fields which have been subject of Nobel Prize in Economics. This research advocates and explains that Fuzzy Theory involves the necessary mathematic...
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This paper investigates theoretical micro-foundations of core competencies in the organization that pursues sustainable competitive advantage. It advocates that there is a lack of literature perspectives which can explain the sources of core competencies of the firm. This research raises questions on: What are the main sources of creation and suste...
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This research is about cognitive machines in organizations which has been influenced by the scientific works of Herbert A. Simon on Administrative Behavior and Bounded Rationality, and Lotfi A. Zadeh on Fuzzy Systems and Computational Theory of Perceptions, developed in the period between the middle and the end of the 20th century. It contributes w...
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Sustainability, Business Administration, Psychology and Education, Social Constructivism, Experiential Learning.
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This chapter proposes innovative features of future industrial organizations in order to provide them with the capabilities to manage high levels of environmental complexity in the 21st century. For such a purpose the author introduces the concept of Computational Organization Management Networks (COMN), which represents new organizations whose pri...
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Open Innovation allows independent inventors to become suppliers of new product ideas to businesses. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of independent inventor approaches, to companies operating Open Innovation mechanisms, result in a commercialised product. Preliminary Critical Success Factors proposed in the previous chapter seek to improve t...
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Renovating our thinking as humankind (rethinking nature, culture and development) is an imperative to approach the challenges of environmental crisis and to orient the social construction of a sustainable world. If environmental crisis is a predicament of knowledge, beyond the task of reinventing science, innovating technology and managing informat...
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Recently, researchers on organization theory and behavior were challenged by the introduction of cognitive machines in the list of the organization’s participants. Researchers in this field advocated that cognitive machines contribute to improve cognitive abilities in the organization by extending people’s rationality and decision-making capacity a...
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This paper extends the corporation-based metaphor of the tree by proposing that cognition is the core ability which contributes to nourishing the development of core competencies in the organization. From such an extension, this paper takes a raises the following question: What is the role of cognition in the organization that is in the pursuit of...
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Este artigo estende a metáfora da corporação, baseada na árvore, e propõe que a cognição representa a principal habilidade que contribui para nutrir o desenvolvimento de competências essenciais na organização. A partir dessa extensão, este trabalho levanta a seguinte questão: Qual é o papel ou função da cognição na organização que busca o desenvolv...
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Purpose The contributions proposed in this paper are motivated by principles of incompatibility, and non‐equilibrium states, existing between the continuous growth in the level of environmental complexity and the insufficient cognitive capacity of the organization. From such a view, the purpose of this paper is to ask: what are the core competencie...
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Purpose – This paper extends the corporation‐based metaphor of the tree by proposing that cognition is the core ability that nourishes the development of core competencies. From such an extension, this paper aims to take a step forward to answer the question: what is the role of cognition in the organization that is in pursuit of core competencies...
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This paper investigates theoretical micro-foundations of core competencies in the organization that pursues sustainable competitive advantage. It advocates that there is a lack of literature perspectives which can explain the sources of core competencies of the firm. This research raises questions on: What are the main sources of creation and suste...
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This paper proposes a new contingency view of the organization and it contributes to the theme through two complementary perspectives. First, it proposes cognition as a function which acts as the main mediator between the organization and the environment. Second, it introduces cognition as the core organizational ability which supports individuals,...
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This paper proposes a new contingency view of the organization and it contributes to the theme through two complementary perspectives. First, it proposes cognition as a function which acts as the main mediator between the organization and the environment. Second, it introduces cognition as the core organizational ability which supports individuals,...
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This paper proposes the features of future industrial organizations in order to provide them with the abilities to manage high levels of environmental complexity in the 21st century. For such a purpose, it introduces the concept of computational organization management networks.
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This article proposes the features of future industrial organizations in order to provide them with the abilities to manage high levels of environmental complexity in the 21st century. For such a purpose, it introduces the concept of computational organization management networks.
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This paper presents incipient ideas of a process for Sustainability in Management Schools: A Perspective of Constructivism.
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Organizational cognition concerns the processes which provide agents and organizations with the ability to learn, make decisions, and solve problems. Organizational and Technological Implications of Cognitive Machines: Designing Future Information Management Systems presents new challenges and perspectives to the understanding of the participation...
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Organizations and the environment change over time. Not only change their structures and processes of functioning, but also the perspectives that researchers have about them over periods of time. Hence, scientists need to review theories of organizations in order to formu- late new solutions to the problems of the present. It is in such a direction...
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Organizations and the environment change over time. Not only change their structures and processes of functioning, but also the perspectives that researchers have about them over periods of time. Hence, scientists need to review theories of organizations in order to formu- late new solutions to the problems of the present. It is in such a direction...
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This thesis is about organizations, cognitive machines, and the environment. It relies on the premise that cognitive machines can improve the cognitive abilities of the organization; and it also relies on the proposition that an increase in organization cognition reduces the relative levels of uncertainty and complexity of the environment of the or...
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The contribution of this paper is twofold. Firstly, it proposes a unified theory on organisations. Secondly, it demonstrates the applicability of such a theory by proposing a new era of manufacturing organisations. The proposed theory reviews and considers in its scope the current perspectives on organisations. Additionally, it unifies new concepts...
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This work is concerned with the analysis of the next generation of manufacturing organisations. After reviewing the literature, problem analyses have been understood and a solution design has been proposed. The authors' point of departure is that despite current efforts to add flexibility and agility to manufacturing systems, they still are a long...
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This work points out advantages for the application of fuzzy logic in organization analysis and control. From the presented motivations we propose both a managerial control cycle and a computational approach as alternative ways to support managers in management control systems when analyzing an organization's performance. Its main goals are: to pro...
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This work proposes a fuzzy logic based computational approach as an alternative way to determine the management control quality of projects' development processes from measures of customer satisfaction and process performance. Its focal point takes advantage of the fuzzy logic capabilities to the analysis and design of systems whose behavior is bas...
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NEC do Brasil-NDB is a telecommunication company that encompasses Brazilian and Latin America markets by providing products and solutions to its customers. With its business, NDB has four areas, which are concerned in software development: switching; wireless; transmission; and radio. NDB software teams perform customization of systems developed by...
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The aim of this paper is to present NEC Brazil's experience in the implementation of Software Quality Management – SQM, by applying the experience, culture and successful practices already institutionalized in an environment of Total Quality Management – TQM. The paper also proposes to answer doubts of implementation, problems faced in development...
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Proposes a fuzzy logic based computational approach as an alternative way for determining the control quality of projects' development processes from customer satisfaction and process performance measures. Its focal point is taking advantage of the fuzzy logic capabilities to analysis and design of systems whose behavior is based on experts' skill...