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This paper presents contributions for the strategic management for science and technology institutions, based on one of the Mintzberg configurations integrated to a performance evaluation system provided with indicators adapted to the nature of these organizational structure. To develop this perspective, have been performed a analysis of the existing literature about management designed and performance evaluation system, and about management for science and technology - S&T institutions located in Brazil, mainly to identify of the stakeholders that's organizations; was applied a questionnaire with the research leaders in the S&T institution selected, and were interviewed to their the managers, to check the results obtained and for discuss the applicability of the proposal to the management institution. The results obtained have demonstrated that this proposal of the a management system based on the adhocratic configuration associate with the performance evaluation system such as Balanced Scorecard, presents applicability in the science and technology institutions. Source

The objective of this work is to investigate the relationship between the adoption of project management methodologies and the project's success. The methodological approach includes a longitudinal field research conducted in 3 countries: Argentina, Brazil and Chile, during a period of 3 years, in just one organization with full access to the information. Data from 1387 projects were obtained. The results show a positive and significant influence of the variables training and number of PMPs (Project Management Profissionals) on the success of the projects and a positive influence of the project methodology used on the time results, indicating benefits to the analyzed organization. Source

Sanchez J.H.,UNINOVE | Contador J.C.,UNIP | Contador J.L.,FACCAMP
Producao | Year: 2012

This article describes the methodology and the results of a qualitative empirical research carried out to identify the determinants of competitiveness of the most important compact automotive vehicles produced by the four major car manufacturers operating in Brazil: Fiat, Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen. The methodology chosen was the one recommended by the fields and weapons of the competition model, because it is both qualitative and quantitative, and also because it very clearly represents the competitive business and operational strategies of companies. The results confirmed the hypothesis that were validated by Popper's deductive method: 1) there is no statistically significant differences between the fields of competition chosen for the more competitive automotive vehicles and those chosen for the less competitive ones, once they all compete primarily on design, quality and price of product; 2) the focus (the mathematical variable that measures the alignment of the weapons of the competition with the fields of the competition selected for each vehicle) explains why a certain automotive vehicle is more competitive compared to the other. Source

Rabechini Junior R.,UNINOVE | De Carvalho M.M.,University of Sao Paulo
Producao | Year: 2013

This paper presents the results of an investigation in four Brazilian States on the adoption of Risk Management practices in projects with different complexity levels. The field research involved 415 projects from nine different economic sectors. Data was gathered through a questionnaire applied to managers and project team members. Results showed that there are significant and positive impacts in the adoption of Risk Management practices on project success. It also showed that there is dependence between perceived success and the presence/absence of a risk manager, i.e., the presence of a risk manager has positive impacts on project success. The major limitation of this study concerns the methodological choice: non-probability sample survey based on respondents perception. The work promotes the integration between Risk Management practices and projects performance, providing a basis for further studies in other sectors and areas of project knowledge. Source

Koga G.A.,Nokia Inc. | Maccari E.A.,UNINOVE | Kniess C.T.,UNINOVE | Ruiz M.S.,UNINOVE | Ruiz M.S.,Sao Paulo Institute for Technological Research
2013 Proceedings of PICMET 2013: Technology Management in the IT-Driven Services | Year: 2013

Consumption of mobile phones has become a consumer fever in Brazil with more than 190 million devices connected at the national market in 2010. This impressive figure leads to an important question: what is the final destination of these devices at the end of their lifecycle? The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate consumer's behavior in terms of mobile phones discard and recycling in Brazil based on (i) a literature review of the main practices and programs involving reverse logistics of mobile phones currently in place nationwide; and (ii) a quantitative survey carried out in São Paulo state in order to seeking the consumer's perception concerning mobile phones recycling and other factors that also influence their behavior in this regard. The survey results showed that although 60% of the respondents know that a mobile phone can be recycled, only 7% have already recycled his / her old device. It was also possible to identify the main factors that could contribute to increase the mobile phones recycling and also the most convenient collecting points according to the respondents' answers. © 2013 PICMET. Source

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