University of Vale dos Sinos

São José dos Campos, Brazil

University of Vale dos Sinos

São José dos Campos, Brazil
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Santos M.B.,Federal University of Santa Maria | Klimeck K.A.,Federal University of Santa Maria | Schimith C.D.,University of Vale dos Sinos | Scavarda A.,State University of Rio de Janeiro | And 5 more authors.
Chemical Engineering Transactions | Year: 2015

The growing concern about environmental consequences of the level of consumption has driven the issue of the need of conscious consumption. In that people plan the future of the planet as a whole, the attitude of conscious consumption becomes understood as a feeling of responsibility for the individual and collective wellbeing. The objective of this study is to analyse the impact of the social level on the environmental awareness of the consumer behaviour through the scale of Zabkar and Hosta (considering the pro-social status in the dimensions of the environmentally conscious consumer behaviour: concern, willingness, information, and behaviour). The methodology begins by addressing the descriptive aspects of the research question, which was followed by a quantitative data collection using a questionnaire based on the model proposed by Zabkar and Hosta. The authors surveyed the total of 222 respondents. This study has raised five hypotheses. The three confirmed hypotheses were: the concern with the environment, the willingness to act in an environmentally conscious way, and the environmentally aware consumer behaviour. The two rejected hypotheses were: the information about the environmental impact and the perception of the social level. Copyright © 2015, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.,.


Schimith C.D.,University of Vale dos Sinos | Scavarda A.,State University of Rio de Janeiro | Vaccaro G.L.R.,University of Vale dos Sinos | Bittencourt S.,University of Vale dos Sinos | And 3 more authors.
Chemical Engineering Transactions | Year: 2015

This paper analyses how technology transfer helps defining technology strategies to be established for small businesses in electronics production supply chain in Brazil. To accomplish this, literature study, qualitative approach and technique of content analysis were conducted to support the interpretation of data collected through a case of multiple small companies of electro-electronic industry in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil, based on interviews. The interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analysed in order to identify significant excerpt to our subject. Questions were separated by blocks (constructs) in order to contemplate the theoretical framework. It was found that these companies use technology transfer and technology strategy in adding value to ensure competitiveness through the acquisition of technologies in their products and processes. This practice influence the decision making related to the selection and acquisition of new technologies based on the strategy outlined. As large organizations, small companies also need to be prepared to keep up with technological developments in the market. The competitive environment requires these companies to continue to search for new technologies to be deployed in their products and their processes in order to make them competitive in the market and to compete with large organizations. Copyright © 2015, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.,.


Barbosa D.N.F.,Feevale University | Bassani P.B.S.,Feevale University | Martins R.L.,Feevale University | Mossmann J.B.,Feevale University | Barbosa J.L.V.,University of Vale dos Sinos
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016

This paper presents experiences on mobile devices in formal and non-formal educational settings based on the relation among different ongoing research projects involving the use of mobile devices, such as tablets in educational processes. The experiences addressed in this work are interconnected through a common objective: to use of mobile devices as tablets in education to enhance teaching and learning processes. Therefore, this paper presents our experiences in two educational settings, regarding the challenges and issues we face when including the use of mobile devices in educational processes. The study uses a qualitative approach with results indicating three relevant aspects, apart from the educational setting. Therefore, we concluded that the use of mobile technologies in educational processes involve: the training of teachers or educators; the selection, organization and planning of digital resources; and, the profile of the students implicated in the educational process. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

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