Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento 2020-06-18T20:49:01+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. It deals with subjects related to educational, technological, productive, environmental and business projects. 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Adrianópolis, 1317 - Vila Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Nova Iguaçu - RJ, 26041-271 - Telephone: (21) 2886-8916</p> <p><a href="">Facebook</a></p> A PROPOSAL FOR A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL TO EXPLAIN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN E-LEARNING 2020-04-13T04:05:09+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 2020-04-13T04:05:06+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 Reconstructing Powerful Knowledge in an era of climate change 2020-02-07T23:10:18+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 Climate mitigation or knowledge deprivation? Learning from indigenous socio-environmental funds 2020-06-18T20:49:01+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 Cross-Functional Integration at Agribusiness Brazilian Organizations 2020-06-18T20:48:58+00:00 Lorena Luiza Ribeiro Stefania 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 Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mozambican Public Employees on the Prevention of Covid-19 2020-06-18T20:48:57+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