We are going through turbulent times in our country, where conflicts have arisen, which alone represents, an opportunity to review our democracy and institutions. It is necessary, among other advances, to promote a more effective structure of combating different forms of corruption for the country to advance. However, the intolerance and confrontation we see expanding are characterized as elements that hinder this process.
In order to contribute to creating an environment where the rational dialogue will flow with greater rationality, we decided to promote a BBR space for discussion on the topic of Corruption. We will announce this month a call for papers for a special session that will be published in the BBR regarding the subject. We will be open to studies in different areas of knowledge, provided that they are in line with the journal’s broad interests. We thus hope to provide a share of contribution to overcome this endemic problem in Brazilian culture and business environment.
In this edition, we present six unpublished studies. In the article “Collaboration for Innovation and Sustainable Performance: Evidence of Relationship in Electro-electronic Industry”, Marcos Roberto Kuhl, João Carlos da Cunha, Marlete Beatriz Maçaneiro and Sieglinde Kindl da Cunha identify how collaboration for innovation relates to sustainable performance in Brazilian electro-electronics industry. Next, we present the study entitled “The Theory of Practice and the Development of Ambidexterities in Software Innovation Process” by Adriano Olímpio Tonelli, André Luiz Zambalde, Mozar José de Brito and Paulo Henrique de Souza Bermejo. This qualitative study aims to point out and analyze, from the perspective of practice theory, the process in which ambidexterities are formed within the innovation process, considering the mutual constitution between local actions and institutional logics. The third study, by Mateus Alexandre Costa dos Santos, Luiz Carlos Marques dos Anjos, Paulo Roberto Nóbrega Cavalcante and Paulo Aguiar do Monte provide us with the test “ITG 1000, Risk Detection and Accounting Information: A Theoretical Analysis on the Cost versus Benefit for Micro and Small Enterprises”.
Following these, we present three other studies. In the paper, “Knowledge Management, Market Orientation and Innovation: a Study at a Technology Park of Santa Catarina”, the authors Elaine John, Giovana Bueno, Franciane Reinert Lyra and Fernando Cesar Lenzi qualitatively analyze the articulation of knowledge management, market orientation and innovation in the development of incubated companies. Next, the study “The Relationship between Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance” is presented as a meta-study that reports in theoretical and empirical terms the findings in the literature regarding the relationship between the two constructs highlighted in the title of the study. The study is by Renata Peregrino de Brito and Lucia Barbosa de Oliveira. The last paper of this edition, written by Ana Paula Kieling, Vinicius Andrade Brei and Valter Afonso Vieira, presents two experimental studies that explore the role of surprise in the feeling of pleasure that consumers tend to lose some time after consumption, termed as hedonic adaptation.