Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento 2020-11-16T22:22:32+00:00 José André Villas Boas Mello Open Journal Systems <p>Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento (also known as Research in Production and Development or RPD) is edited since 2015 by Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca, without interruption. It has continuous flow periodicity, uses the peer review method for evaluation.<br>From 2020 onwards, it assumes the American Psychological Association (APA) publication standards. The fulfillment of these requirements facilitates their indexation in the main international databases of specialty journals, which guarantees a greater diffusion of published works and, consequently, of their authors and work centers.<br>Its mission is to publish original multidisciplinary research that contributes to the development of cities and their productive systems. Presents evaluation subjects that can be related to management into organizations and municipalities. The published material serves researchers, teachers, students and managers.</p> <p>RPD is a brazilian multidisciplinary journal that publish articles in English. Eventually we will publish articles in Portuguese and Spanish. We intend spread to a more diverse public that read a more universal language. We also receive portuguese articles for evaluation. If a portuguese article submission be approved, the authors will do the translation, if not yet. Articles in other languages ​​different to english, can be part of a Dossier publication, when programming this type.<br><br>Address: estr. Adrianópolis, 1317 - Vila Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Nova Iguaçu - RJ, 26041-271 - Telephone: (21) 2886-8916</p> <p><a href="">Facebook</a></p> Reconstructing Powerful Knowledge in an era of climate change 2020-09-11T19:32:48+00:00 Andrew Kirby <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> Identifies a hierarchy of information and argues that professional knowledge has marginalized ‘local knowledge’.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Methodology/Approach: </strong>In a review of recent research, the paper offers examples of how ‘wicked problems’ (from obesity to climate change) impose different burdens on different communities, which foregrounds the value of residents’ experiences.</p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>In an era of climate change, adaptive planning must incorporate ‘local knowledge’, which may return to older technologies and established practices.</p> <p><strong>Research Implication: </strong>The paper argues that ‘local knowledge’ can be ‘powerful knowledge’, as discussed within&nbsp;&nbsp; educational research, which has important implications for school and college curricula.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of paper: </strong>Amateur experts, citizen observatories and crowd sourced data can all play significant roles within communities facing new forms of risk and hazard.</p> 2020-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mozambican Public Employees on the Prevention of Covid-19 2020-11-03T21:35:51+00:00 Jose Luis Sousa Manjate Félix Salvador Chavane Hélio Rogério Martins Leonardo Lúcio Nhantumbo <p><strong>Objective:</strong> To analyze the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Mozambican public employees on the prevention of COVID-19.</p> <p><strong>Methodology/Approach:</strong> 126 Mozambican public employees (79 men, 43 women and 4 who chose not to disclose their gender) answered a closed questionnaire applied through the Google Form online platform. The questionnaire was open for 5 days (two weekend and three business days).</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The results suggest that employees are knowledgeable; however, efforts should be made to carry out educational actions to improve attitudes and change practices related to the prevention of COVID-19.</p> <p><strong>Research limitation/implications:</strong> Existence of some respondents who are not public employees due to online data collection, who were excluded from the study.</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of the article: </strong>The conclusions of the study serve as a means of punctual intervention for Mozambican health entities as well as illustrating specific areas of concentration in education for the prevention of COVID-19. On the other hand, they enrich the specific scientific field, which is still empty of knowledge.</p> 2020-06-09T20:06:40+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento Climate mitigation or knowledge deprivation? Learning from indigenous socio-environmental funds 2020-09-16T14:05:18+00:00 Luiza Muccillo Bica de Barcellos Maria Fernanda Gebara <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> To reflect on effects of exposing indigenous peoples to neoliberal approaches to mitigate climate change by examining Brazil’s first indigenous peoples’ socio-environmental funds, discussing conflicts, collaborations and how funds help or hinder symbiosis of REDD+ with indigenous practices.</p> <p><strong>Methodology/Approach:</strong> Primary data collected between 2011-15; Observation; Open-ended and Semi-structured Interviews; Focus Groups; Coding; Literature Review.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The analysis undertaken indicates that the realities of neoliberal and capitalist practices impose requirements and demands on indigenous peoples, restricting their ability to properly implement the objectives of the funds and affecting their traditional practices and forms of social organization.</p> <p><strong>Research Limitation/implication:</strong> Last field data collected in 2015, but the lessons we point out are valuable.</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of paper:</strong> The conflicts and collaborations discussed add to the debate on neoliberalization of nature and give more evidence to suggest that re-thinking climate mitigation strategies is timely and urgent, and indigenous knowledge have a significant role in this process.</p> 2020-05-25T23:43:12+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento CITIES THAT ARE LOSING INHABITANTS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE BRAZILIAN REALITY 2020-08-26T23:15:56+00:00 Beatriz Rennó Biscalchim Ana Barreira <p><strong>Purpose</strong>: This article identifies the Brazilian cities that showed urban decline in the period between 1970 and 2010 based on the country's official census conducted by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). Based on this identification, analysis of the behaviors presented by the cities with population loss allows separate them according to the two theories that explain the loss of population: life cycle and persistent decline.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: The article compares the Brazilian situation with countries from other continents, namely Europe, which also showed population decline in the cities.</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>: The results show a diversity of situations, whereby the population decline of cities is not a generalized phenomenon nor inevitable.</p> <p><strong>Implication</strong>: This analysis allows the discussion about whether the loss of inhabitants in some cities is an inevitable part of a country's development process in the sense that as countries increase their development indices also increases the number of cities with population loss.</p> <p><strong>Originality</strong>: This paper provides a comprehensive portrait of the lost of inhabitants in the Brazilian cities. The article is the first to analyze the population trajectory of all Brazilian cities, covering a period of four decades.</p> 2020-07-31T07:00:06+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento A PROPOSAL FOR A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL TO EXPLAIN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN E-LEARNING 2020-09-30T05:36:47+00:00 Adrián Moneta Pizarro Mariana Verónica González Carina María Tofful Mercedes Arrieta Valeria Britos <p><strong>Purpose: </strong>Present the advances of a research project whose main goal is the construction and empirical validation of a structural equations model to explain the students’ academic performance in Administration distance degree careers of the Universidad de la Defensa Nacional (Argentina).</p> <p><strong>Methodology/Approach:</strong> Were selected and adapted indicators for each latent variable identified at the theorical model. For selection in some cases we resort to measurable variables in objective units and in other cases to subjective variables measurement scales validated by previous research. For adaptation, we consider the population characteristics under study and the distance education model particularly applied in the University.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> A measurement model formulation was obtained which, linked to the causal model proposed as a result of bibliographic background integration, allowed us to reach a complete structural equations model specification with six latent variables, five endogenous and one exogenous.</p> <p><strong>Research Limitation/implication:</strong> Consider that the observed variables selected are the ones that best combine to identify the hypothesized constructs.</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of paper:</strong> Learning in virtual environments is the main endogenous latent variable of the model, explained by previous knowledge, motivation, digital skills, self-regulation and interaction processes.</p> 2020-02-29T01:46:01+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento Educational Evaluation of the Federal University of Latin American Integration, Brazil 2020-09-30T04:20:43+00:00 Guillermo Diaz-Villavicencio <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> Analyzes satisfaction with the Federal University of Integration of Latin America (UNILA). Focused on the development of a new educational scheme in Latin America, being a university more open to change, multicultural, bilingual and Latin American.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> the institutional evaluation quantitative methodology would be applied by the multidimensional method, being able to contemplate all the specificities of the academic community.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> This study answers four hypotheses that are within the four large educational dimensions evaluated. The results show that there are around 62% of satisfaction throughout the university, but they also indicate a concern for international, social and educational cooperation.</p> <p><strong>Research Limitation:</strong> The main limitation of the investigation is related to the period of time considered (one year). Therefore, it is recommended to verify the results obtained in this study, carrying out a longitudinal investigation (considering more years).</p> <p><strong>Originality: </strong>We generated a model that is oriented towards a generic measurement of satisfaction and it was builted considering the four distinguishing dimensions required by Educational Minister. All results were analyzed in a linear regression econometric model that were show us the level of significance of each question.</p> <p><strong>KEYWORD: </strong>Multicultural education,&nbsp;evaluation technique,&nbsp;multidimensional analysis,&nbsp;regression econometric model,&nbsp;Reliability and validity.&nbsp;</p> 2020-04-10T00:55:29+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento Strategies for the evaluation of electrification projects of public transportation by bus 2020-10-11T03:42:14+00:00 Filipe Leonardo Cardoso Souza André Soares Dantas <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This paper introduces a project evaluation strategy and risk mapping for electrification of public transportation. It is also the scope for identifying the participation of institutions beyond and of the transportation ecosystem in the decision-making process of electric bus projects.</p> <p><strong>Methodology/ Approach:</strong> The methodology is based in a feasibility study to assess the applicability of electric buses according to the operational and infrastructure characteristics of the cities.</p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>The achieved strategy presented a global vision of project elaboration, including the participation of steakholders who are not traditionally associated with planning, but are an active part of the services provision.</p> <p><strong>Research Implication:</strong> Based on the project evaluation strategy proposed is possible to reduce market or technology uncertainties, to anticipate and mitigate the identified risks to provide safer recommendations to decision makers</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of paper: </strong>transportation planners and decision maker will now be able to make decisions based on a thorough assessment of the compatibility of electric buses with the respective cities</p> 2020-09-23T05:21:42+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento Cross-Functional Integration at Agribusiness Brazilian Organizations 2020-09-30T05:26:25+00:00 Lorena Luiza Ribeiro Stefania Ferreira Silva Marcio Lopes Pimenta <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This study aims to analyze how the integration between functions can be characterized in a context which one of the functions is outsourced. Four organizations were surveyed as the subject of the study; a multinational industry of agricultural inputs, an agricultural cooperative and two logistics companies outsourced by the multinational and the cooperative.</p> <p><strong>Methodology/Approach:</strong> A multicase study was conducted. Data collection was done through interviews and personal observation, setting up a qualitative approach.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> Six categories and their properties were identified for each organization: contact points, requirements, culture, conflict, control and flexibility, and integration factors.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Research Limitation/implication:</strong> The main limitation of the research lies in the analysis of a single sector, the logistics area. In addition, the contractual relationships are both an agribusiness company with a carrier.</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of paper:</strong> The research findings are innovative for the study of the integration between internal and external functions between a main company with outsourced companies.</p> 2020-06-09T01:06:50+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento Forecasting storage capacity using exponential smoothing method 2020-11-16T22:22:32+00:00 Vinícius de Arruda Silva Carol Cardoso Moura Cordeiro Marina Leite de Barros Baltar Juliane Érika Cavalcante Bender Juliano Bortolini <p>Purpose: Analysis of the production and storage capacity of soybeans and corn in Mato Grosso (Brazil) and its projections until the year 2022.</p> <p>Methodology/Approach: Data regarding Mato Grosso’s soy and corn production, area planted, and storage and yield capacity were organized for the years 1995 to 2018. Exponential smoothing models were then used to preview the grain storage balance for the period between 2019 and 2022.</p> <p>Findings: Grain production is expected to grow 11.9%, while the increase in storage capacity is expected to be 9.7%. Therefore, the results showed that the gap between production and storage may increase by 118%, between the harvests of 2017/18 and 2021/22. Moreover, the deficit in storage capacity will represent 53% of the total harvest in 2021/22.</p> <p>Research Limitation/implication: Interferences in the analyzed variables, such as economic, environmental, or technological events, may affect the forecasts’ outcomes.</p> <p>Originality/Value of paper: The estimation combines exponential smoothing models with a non-parametric resampling technique.</p> 2020-10-30T06:54:04+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento Production strategies of a dairy industry in Uruguay 2020-09-23T15:24:55+00:00 Mygre Lopes da Silva Natalia Lorena de los Santos Cobas Isabela Braga da Matta Lucélia Ivonete Juliani <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This article aims to analyze the production strategy of an industrial unit in the dairy sector, located in Uruguay.</p> <p><strong>Methodology/Approach:</strong> Qualitative research is employed, using the single case study method. Data collection was performed based on document analysis and semi-structured interviews. The results were analyzed by content analysis.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> The predominant competitive priorities in the organization are differentiation, followed by quality. Such priorities are present in the organization's structural and infrastructural decisions, with a greater emphasis on infrastructural decisions, activities linked to the day-to-day production.</p> <p><strong>Research Limitation/implication:</strong> The considerations and analyzes carried out refer to the researched case, and cannot, in principle, be generalized to other organizations. In addition, the interview carries the subjective content of the interviewee's individual beliefs and values. From this research, other works on production strategy can be carried out in other units of the organization, in other companies in the same sector or under other approaches.</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of paper:</strong> The investigation seeks to fill the theoretical gap on the production strategies adopted by organizations in the dairy sector. Insights are provided for managers, suppliers, and competitors in the sector, in order to boost and generate competitive advantages.</p> 2020-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento The influence of distributive justice, job satisfaction and affective commitment to organizational citizenship behavior 2020-10-11T03:42:11+00:00 Ifta Firdausa Nuzula Ema Nurmaya <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This study aims to determine and analyze distributive justice, job satisfaction, and affective commitment to the Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) of employees at a telecommunication company in Indonesia.</p> <p><strong>Methodology/Approach:</strong> The population used was employees at a certain public telecommunication company in Indonesia, amounting to 80 people. The sample used the saturated sample method. The data analysis method used the multiple linear regression analysis.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> Results indicate that partially positive distributive justice is not significant to OCB. Job Satisfaction has a positive and significant effect on OCB, and Affective Commitment has a positive and significant impact on OCB. In contrast, simultaneously Distributive Justice, Job Satisfaction, and Affective Commitment have a significant effect on OCB of employees.</p> <p><strong>Research Limitation/implication:</strong> This research studied at the branch of the telecommunication company in a province level, therefore the results cannot be generalized to represent the opinions of all employees throughout Indonesia. The variables were limited to distributive justice, satisfaction, and affective commitment. The number of operational variables in this model was relatively limited; in fact, several other variables have not been included.</p> <p><strong>Originality/Value of paper:</strong> The research finding gives contribution to the human resources management to enhance the company’s competitiveness through maintaining the OCB.</p> 2020-10-07T16:59:05+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento A behavior analysis of brazilian farmers based on sunk cost effects and prospect theory 2020-11-16T22:22:28+00:00 Denizar Leal Daniely Tranhago de Queiroz Roberta Araújo Rodrigues <p>Purpose: identify whether the sunk cost effect is one of the reasons that make banana producers in Espírito Santo, a Brazilian state, make decisions that involve returning home with unsold production.</p> <p>Methodology/Approach: It is an exploratory and descriptive study of multiple cases. The object of study was 17 banana producers from Espírito Santo, who sell their products in Supply Centers of Espírito Santo (CEASA). Data collection was carried out through interviews</p> <p>Findings: The results found demonstrate that producers are reluctant to sell below cost price, noting that there is an influence of sunk costs in their decisions. Another finding is that the fear of loss, which is one of the pillars of the Prospect Theory, also influences the decisions of producers, in the sense of trying to avoid future losses</p> <p>Research Limitation: the methodology used does not allow inferences about the behavior of all producers.</p> <p>Originality/Value of paper: This study confirms that knowledge of costs in the decision-making process is fundamental in any business, since if producers were not influenced by the sunk cost effect, they would probably have better results in this activity.</p> 2020-11-12T04:55:57+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento