Mônica Cavalcanti Sá  de Abreu

Mônica Cavalcanti Sá de Abreu
Universidade Federal do Ceará | UFC · Departamento de Administração

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August 2007 - July 2008
University of Cambridge
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  • visting researcher
June 2004 - October 2015
Universidade Federal do Ceará
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  • Professor (Associate)
June 2004 - January 2016
Universidade Federal do Ceará
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (89)
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This study aims to identify the effect of board diversity on environmental policy in Latin American companies. This research focuses on 11 industrial sectors in Brazil, Mexico, and Chile that took into consideration a broader extension of environmental policy, involving practices regarding resource use, emissions reduction, and innovation. Drawing...
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This paper aims to draw attention to the intricacies of hybrid network governance in a challenging institutional landscape. The empirical focus is a case study of the recovery process from the Fundão dam rupture, Brazil’s most significant environmental disaster, and the largest in the world involving tailings dams. To drill into the barriers to cro...
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This article reports the results of a survey with Canadian farmers (n = 166) to analyze the mechanisms that shape their intention to adopt farming practices that can mitigate climate change. Specifically, we are interested in assessing the farmers' fertilizer purchase behavior in the face of climate change challenges. We thus proposed and tested a...
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RESUMO Este artigo oferece uma avaliação dos efeitos da percepção dos empregados a respeito das práticas de Responsabilidade Social Corporativa (RSC) sobre o Comprometimento Organizacional (CO) nas empresas têxteis de uma região relevante para a produção têxtil na América Latina (Estado do Ceará, Brasil). Trata-se de uma pesquisa quantitativa, que...
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This paper assesses the effects of employee perception of corporative social responsibility (CSR) practices on organizational commitment (OC) in textile companies located in the Brazilian state of Ceará - a relevant region for the textile industry in Latin America. The research used a survey to collect data from 539 employees working in three compa...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate to what extent sustainable and nonsustainable attributes can be used to characterize different clusters of consumers in an emerging market, where economic conditions can increase the relevance of price. Consumers seem reluctant to engage frequently in pro-sustainable behavior, mainly for financial reasons. How...
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This paper evaluates the influence of multiple actors in both formal and informal governance systems on corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Drawing on institutional theory, a quantitative survey was developed and conducted of a sample of 140 firms in the electronics, food, textiles, toys and personal care sectors in Brazil. We examine...
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O estudo analisa a influência da estrutura do conselho de administração na evidenciação de práticas ambientais e sociais em empresas brasileiras. Baseado na teoria da agência, foram selecionadas 73 empresas listadas na Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão (B3), que divulgaram relatório de sustentabilidade GRI no formato G4, no período de 2013 a 2017. A variável d...
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This article investigates empirical evidence from the Canadian oil and gas sector regarding the key factors behind corporate decision-making in moving from “business as usual” to tackling climate change. The findings are based on survey data from a sample of 127 managers. Logit regression analysis revealed that pressure from government, customers,...
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Purpose This paper aims to investigate how sustainable solutions in the textiles and clothing industry are decided through business-to-business collaboration. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative and inductive study of the Brazilian textiles and clothing industry is carried out, an industry in which sustainable denim products are increasingly...
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Purpose - This article explores the extent to which business–government relations permeate socially irresponsible business activities. While existing theory provides traction in explaining the strength of the pressures to conform that emanate from the institutional environment, it does not adequately explain the conditions under which businesses mi...
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Esse trabalho investiga o impacto da estrutura de propriedade nas decisões que afetam a mitigação de emissões de gases do efeito estufa (GEE). Esta pesquisa tem como base a teoria da agência e assume a hipótese de que a adoção de estratégias climáticas corporativas é influenciada pela estrutura de propriedade da empresa. Foram analisadas empresas b...
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This article identifies barriers for the implementation of industrial symbiosis projects in companies located in the Industrial and Port Complex of Pecém (CIPP). The concept of industrial symbiosis (IS) has become a well-recognized approach for environmental improvements at the regional level. Many technical solutions for waste and by-product mater...
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Purpose: This paper evaluates the influence of the institutional environment on the extent of social and environmental disclosure of companies from institutionally distant countries. Design/methodology/approach: We analyze basic materials, oil and gas, and public utility companies with shares traded on the Brazilian stock exchange (BM&FBovespa) an...
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This article identifies micro, meso, and macro dynamics that influence the socio-technical transitions of cities to sustainable urban mobility in Brazil. The study analyzed the content of documents such as the National Urban Mobility Policy (PNMU), and the master plans and urban mobility plans of the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Distrito Fe...
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This research analyzes the importance of the institutional and economic context and the institutional capacity building to develop an industrial symbiosis networks through the “Programa Mineiro de Simbiose Industrial” (PMSI). The research is qualitative, exploratory and descriptive, using content analysis techniques. Interviews were conducted with...
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This paper puts forward an analytical framework for collaborative and adaptive governance in dealing with so-called "wicked problems" in socio-ecological systems that are affected by industrial disasters. Wicked problems are dilemmas in social and political planning that resist clear definitions and predetermined solutions. An industrial disaster c...
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O artigo apresenta a redução do tempo de setup por meio da aplicação da técnica Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), em uma empresa do setor de linha branca. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida por meio de entrevistas aos funcionários e acesso aos dados de produção, extraídos do sistema informatizado a empresa. O estudo de caso avaliou as atividades do se...
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This study analyses the influence of institutional environment on which companies act regarding their corporate social performance. In order to achieve this goal, a descriptive and quantitative research was conducted, based on data of Brazilian and Canadian companies, from one of those sectors: utility, materials, and oil and gas operations. Corpor...
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This paper explores the role of institutional capacity-building through industrial symbiosis in the development of a circular economy. Actors directly or indirectly involved within the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) in the UK, including companies, government agencies, industrial symbiosis promoters, academia, the media and NGOs, wer...
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O artigo analisa a reação do mercado de capitais após o acidente ambiental da mineradora Samarco. A Samarco se organiza como joint venture societária dividida igualmente entre a empresa brasileira Vale e a empresa anglo-australiana BHP Billiton. Foi adotada a técnica de estudo de eventos para calcular o risco sistemático (beta) e avaliar as variaçõ...
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The study performs a hierarchical evaluation of the influence of the national business system (NBS), industrial sector and financial performance in the disclosure of corporate social responsibility. The assumptions of the institutional theory are used to investigate the influence of the national business system on the evidence of social and environ...
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O estudo avalia a influência do sistema financeiro da Austrália, do Brasil, do Canadá e da Índia sobre a extensão da divulgação de informações de responsabilidade social corporativa (RSC) de empresas de setores ambientalmente sensíveis. Para esse fim, foram selecionadas empresas dos setores de utilidade pública, materiais básicos e de operações de...
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O trabalho analisa a disposição (ir)responsável de resíduos sólidos nos municípios do estado do Ceará. A pesquisa é de natureza quantitativa e foi realizada a partir de uma coleta de dados obtida por meio de formulário aplicado aos gestores das secretarias municipais de meio-ambiente, avaliando-se o cumprimento de exigências das Políticas Nacional...
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The phasing out of the Multi-Fibre Agreement in 2005 triggered a global reorganization and relocation of the textile and garment industry. There is a rich literature on how global buyers with headquarters located in developed countries have played a dominant role in this reorganization process. The literature is less clear on how local firms have r...
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Resumo O artigo apresenta a análise espacial da sustentabilidade nos municípios cearenses a partir da construção de um índice de desenvolvimento sustentável, embasado em dimensões social, ambiental, econômica e institucional. Os índices de sustentabilidade forçam instituições e governos a questionarem seus padrões e atuam como “forças motrizes” par...
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This paper proposes a conceptual model for corporate climate change strategy development. It reflects the dynamic influence of climate change risks and stakeholder pressures on carbon management practices adopted and the performance perception of managers. We draw our model on resource dependence theory to explain how managers apply carbon manageme...
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O estudo propõe-se a identificar a influência do ambiente institucional dos países do BRICS no nível de divulgação de informações ambientais pelas suas empresas do setor de energia elétrica. Foi utilizada análise de conteúdo para analisar os relatórios anuais e de sustentabilidade de 90 empresas do BRICS e foi usada ANOVA, t-test, Kruskal-Wallis te...
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Purpose: This paper investigates the relationship between corporate social responsibility practices geared towards stakeholder employees and the competitiveness and productivity of Brazilian banks. Design/methodology/approach: We carried out two association statistical analyses between the proxies of competitiveness and the variables that indicate...
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Purpose: To explore financial alternatives to implement PV power generation projects based on the provisions of Normative Resolution n. 482/2012 of the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (Aneel). This regulation sets forth the general conditions to the access of micro- and minigeneration granted to the electric energy distribution systems thro...
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This paper aims to explore critical elements for eco-retrofitting a conventional industrial park, based on a survey of companies and institutions located in Brazil. The study investigates social barriers to be overcome in promotion of opportunities for waste exchange. Our results indicate that values, trust behaviour, waste cognitive domain and env...
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Esta pesquisa busca verificar se a percepção de responsabilidade social corporativa (PRSC) dos empregados influencia na satisfação no trabalho. A hipótese é que quanto maior a PRSC, mais satisfeitos eles são no trabalho. Cinco sub‐hipóteses foram testadas: satisfação com o salário, com os colegas de trabalho, com promoções, com a natureza do trabal...
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This study draws from the resource-based theory and investigates the interrelationships between three types of eco-innovation (process, product, organizational) and their impact on business performance. Using a structural equation design with 70 samples collected from textile industry, research results show that business performance is affected by...
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This paper evaluates the influence of institutional pressure on climate change project disclosure in oil and gas companies. It was based on a sample of sustainability reports issued by 35 companies included on the 2011 Fortune ranking from the USA, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Empirical results suggest that companies positioned at the top of the...
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O crowdsourcing e uma estrategia de cocriacao de valor por meio da qual as empresas captam diretamente a contribuicao de seus consumidores para a criacao de novos produtos e solucoes, aumentando a sua capacidade de inovacao e, ao mesmo tempo, reduzindo custos, distanciando-se dos concorrentes e do risco de insolvencia. O objetivo principal do artig...
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This chapter presents an overview of concepts, drivers, outcomes, and practices related to corporate social responsibility (CSR). It provides a roadmap that can guide managers in introducing CSR to their companies. In recent years, the textile and clothing industry has become more globally competitive, yet enormous gaps remain in the quest to promo...
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Objective – This article provides a brief overview of stakeholder theory, clears up some widely held misconceptions, explains the importance of examining stakeholder theory from a variety of international perspectives and how this type of research will advance management theory, and introduces the other articles in the special issue. Design/method...
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The aim of this study is to investigate challenges and trajectories in the process of developing capabilities and survival in handcraft and clothing cooperatives. A qualitative research approach was adopted to conduct interviews with key stakeholders in three cooperatives to assess the incubation process at the Federal University of Ceará, along wi...
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O trabalho avalia as estratégias climáticas adotadas por multinacionais do setor de alumínio. A pesquisa adota uma abordagem qualitativa e toma por base entrevistas com gerentes de duas Multinacionais, uma delas instalada no Brasil e a outra no Canadá. As evidências empíricas demonstram que a multinacional do setor de alumínio que opera no Canadá e...
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O artigo apresenta o processo de inovação social num empreendimento econômico solidário para enfrentar a marginalização de pacientes com distúrbios psiquiátricos. Este trabalho classifica-se como uma pesquisa qualitativa, do tipo exploratório e descritivo, tendo o estudo de caso como estratégia. Os dados da pesquisa foram analisados segundo a técni...
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This article evaluates corporate social responsibility strategies and efforts to implement them in a Brazilian oil and gas multinational and an Indian steel multinational. Qualitative research was conducted through interviews with executives of both companies, and a content analysis and comparison of approaches to corporate social responsibility an...
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RESUMO Este trabalho consiste em examinar a relação entre os comportamentos ambientalmente responsáveis e a percepção de educação ambiental de alunos e servidores de uma instituição pública federal de ensino, por meio de um questionário eletrônico aplicado aos alunos e servidores da instituição. A análise dos dados foi realizada por meio de estatís...
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This paper analyses the role of foreign and local companies in shaping Brazilian positions on global sustainability. It deals with an empirical investigation of CSR practices of firms from the electronics, food, and personal care sectors in response to pressures of 'market' and 'non-market' stakeholders. The results demonstrate that CSR decisions b...
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No trabalho relatado, analisa-se a estratégia de redução das emissões dos gases do efeito estufa (GEE) em uma empresa de distribuição de energia elétrica. A pesquisa foi conduzida por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas com a presidência da empresa e com os gestores das áreas de planejamento e controle, marketing, regulação, meio ambiente, respons...
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O trabalho investiga os estágios de evolução da cidadania corporativo propostos no modelo de Mirvis e Googins (2006). Neste modelo cada estágio é uma resposta ao conceito de cidadania, e a estratégia da adotada pela empresa, a liderança, a estrutura organizacional e as questões gerenciais priorizadas pela alta direção, além do relacionamento e da t...
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This paper provides an exploratory comparative assessment of the institutional pressures influencing corporate social responsibility (CSR) in a developed country, UK, vs. a developing country, Brazil, based on a survey of different actors. Information on sustainability concerns, organizational strategies and mechanisms of pressure was collected thr...
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O trabalho identifica fatores determinantes para o avanço da geração da energia eólica frente aos desafios das mudanças climáticas. A pesquisa empregou métodos qualitativos para a obtenção de dados e configura-se como descritiva e exploratória. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com participantes do setor eólico, tomando o estado do Cear...
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O artigo analisa os resultados da gestão ambiental pública em um município de pequeno porte do semiárido nordestino. Partindo do Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD- Framework) de Elinor Ostrom, o trabalho discute a configuração institucional dos atores e os instrumentos da gestão ambiental, avaliando a atuação do poder local e dos represen...
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This paper aims at reviewing the applied strategies to stimulate the development of and investments in renewable energies in Germany and Brazil. It analyses governmental programs and provides an overview about the past, present, and future development of wind, solar, and hydro energy in both countries. By collecting and comparing different precondi...
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In 1997, Brazil's major energy company faced a loss of its monopoly as part of the country's structural reform. Many of its employees were recruited by new entrants to the oil and gas industry. In order to retain employees, the company initiated a multiyear planning process which included a redesigned human resource management model oriented to org...
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Purpose – This paper aims to compare the CSR strategy, stakeholder engagement and overseas approaches of six leading companies that have large potential environmental and social impacts, influential stakeholders and notable CSR actions. Design/methodology/approach – This is an exploratory survey based on interviews with senior executives from Brit...
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This study aims to analyze the perceptions of students who graduated from Administration regarding the importance, absorption and utilization of knowledge deemed necessary for the formation of the administrator. Three constructs were analyzed: the importance of the topics discussed for the formation of the administrator, absorption of knowledge acq...
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This paper analyzes stakeholders infuences on environmental proactivity of Brazilian companies. Research related to 112 Brazilian companies was undertaking to test the hypothesis that stakeholders pressure has a positive in uences on company environmental management activities. Factorial analysis grouped the stakeholders into two categories called...
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Environmental degradation in semi-arid Northeast has been a great challenge for the Brazilian government. The need to generate employment and income, justifies the establishment of productive activities competitive and covering the dimensions of sustainability. In this context, there is the movement of Social Technology (ST), aimed at social inclus...
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O Mecanismo de Desenvolvimento Limpo (MDL) e um mecanismo de flexibilizacao do protocolo de Quioto no qual paises em desenvolvimento contribuem na mitigacao da mudanca do clima. O Brasil ocupa a terceira posicao mundial em relacao aos paises que mais possuem projetos de MDL, sendo a maioria destes em energia renovavel. Este artigo investiga o posic...
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This work investigates the stages of evolution of corporate citizenship developed by Mirvis and Googins (2006). In this model, each stage is a response to the concept of citizenship, the strategy adopted by the company, strategic positioning, attitudes and leadership of senior management with respect to social projects, and the relationship and tra...
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O presente trabalho apresenta o Plano de Gerenciamento de Resíduos Sólidos (PGRS) desenvolvido na LUBNOR, uma refinaria da PETROBRAS, localizada em Fortaleza/Ceará. Os resíduos sólidos perigosos foram caracterizados, quantificados e tiveram seus riscos ambientais identificados, tomando por base a legislação vigente. O resíduo borra oleosa foi ident...
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This paper reviews literature in order to identify the determinant factors of companies’ environmental proactivity. According to Gonzalez-Benito and Gonzalez-Benito (2006), environmental proactivity demands three practices: planning and organization, operation, and communication. Environmental strategies go on to comment upon several variables that...
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This paper reviews literature in order to identify the determinant factors of companies’ environmental proactivity. According to Gonzalez-Benito and Gonzalez-Benito (2006), environmental proactivity demands three practices: planning and organization, operation, and communication. Environmental strategies go on to comment upon several variables that...
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Brazilian and Chinese textile firms are exposed to a highly competitive global market. In both countries, corporate social responsibility encompasses practices related to markets, the workplace, the environment, community relationships and company values. We studied the influence of three variables (country location, firm size and position in the v...
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The aim of this paper is to analyze what are the determinant factors of environmental proactivity in the company cases, testing the model proposed by Gonzalez-Benito (2006). For this study, three companies with ISO 14001 in Ceara state were chosen. Assuming that certification would be a signal of some environmental proactivity, factors were positiv...
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O objetivo deste artigo é analisar quais são os fatores determinantes de proatividade ambiental das empresas-caso, testando o modelo proposto por González-Benito e González-Benito (2006). Para tal estudo, foram escolhidas três empresas sediadas no Ceará e certificadas com ISO 14001. Partindo-se do pressuposto que tal sistema certificado é sinal de...
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O artigo objetiva avaliar as condutas ambientais adotadas por uma empresa têxtil. A pesquisa foi elaborada a partir de um modelo teórico de estratégia ambiental, proposto por Abreu(2001, 2004) e também em trabalhos com seus colegas (ABREU et al., 2008). Com base neste modelo e na literatura sobre as pressões para uma proatividade ambiental (HUNT; A...
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Since the mid 1990’s, Brazilian companies have faced a huge structural reform associated with trade liberalisation, deregulation and decrease of state intervention. In this context, they have been pressured to behave in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner. The objective of this paper is to identify whether environmental strategie...
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This paper presents a policy analysis on the environmental management of a Brazilian metropolitan area, based on the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework. This way, analyzes how could it be possible to manage environmental problems in a metropolitan area, where the geopolitical unities (the municipalities) must act together to reach pos...
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Este artigo apresenta um modelo de concepção e avaliação de estratégia de territórios, desenvolvido a partir da expansão do modelo ECP (estrutura-conduta-performance) utilizado para empresas. O modelo, denominado ECP territorial, é aplicado ao Centro de Fortaleza, área que, assim como várias outras regiões centrais de cidades de grande porte em tod...
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This article presents a strategy formulation and assessment model for territories, conceived from the expansion of the SCP (structure-conduct-performance) model used for strategic planning of businesses in general. In order to be validated, the territorial SCP model was deployed in Downtown Fortaleza, Brazil. Like many other central neighborhoods o...
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O trabalho apresenta uma análise das relações entre as condutas sociais e as performanceseconômicas de um conjunto de empresas têxteis de capital aberto, que publicaram suasdemonstrações contábeis referentes ao exercício social findo em 31 de dezembro de 2003.A pesquisa foi elaborada a partir de evidências coletadas nas demonstrações contábeis dase...
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Continual efforts to work with government and society are crucial to persuade businesses to become even better engaged in sustainability practices in developing countries. This study rebuilds the SCP (structure–conduct–performance) paradigm to incorporate environmental variables and to address the environmental strategy choices. Grounded theory was...
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This paper presents a social and environmental behaviour assessment of Northeast Brazil textile industry using the strategic assessment framework, named the triple-SCP model. This model is an expansion of the structure-conduct-performance paradigm adding the assumption that the triple performance (economic, environmental and social) of a company is...
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This paper presents the Environmental Strategic Evaluation Model (Environmental-SCP), applied to the Textile Sector. The Environmental-SCP Model works on the assumption that the environmental performance of a company is the result of its competitive practices or environmental conduct standards, depending on the structure of the market in which it i...
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This work analyzes the evolution of environmental conduct Brazilian steel companies which have published their accountancy reports concerning the financial years from 2000 to 2004. In global markets, the steel companys market structure suffers great environmental pressure exerted by different stakeholders. On the same hand, the social and environme...
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This article shows how the environmental pressures of the industry structure end up influencing the business performance. The research was conducted with the petrochemical, the textile and the beverage sectors in Brazil and identifies the possible environmental impact of a business, the environmental legal system, and the demands from stakeholders...
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The cooperation between Brazil and Canada in support of projects with the National Service for Industrial Apprenticeship (SENAI) has been seen in both countries as a history of successes. The paper describes the Canadian supported projects developed and implemented at SENAI, and considers the many lessons learned from over twenty years of cooperati...