Areas of concentration and research tracks

Area of concentration

PPGA is active in the Administration domain and its particular area of concentration is Advanced Management Technologies. That is, Master’s dissertations and Doctor’s theses must address Advanced Management Technologies.

Research tracks

Strategic Finance (FINAN)

Aims to investigate how business firms and individuals (managers, shareholders and other stakeholders) make decisions about raising and investing (financial and/or non-financial) resources, with the concept of value creation as a parameter.

Human and Social Management at Organizations (GHSO)

Focuses on social and human issues as a means to contribute to the generation of innovative management processes at organizations, based on relationships of respect and trust with stakeholders. The core themes include: learning, skills development, organizational culture, Brazilian culture, diversity, education for sustainability, organizational change and organizing, organizational values and dignity, and research methods for business administration.

Knowledge, Strategy, and Innovation (CEI)

It aims to study the development and performance of organizations of different sizes and segments of the economy, focusing on modern technologies for managing their internal and external resources, whether tangible, intangible, or technological. Studies are based on contemporary themes, such as knowledge management, intra and inter-organizational dynamics, industry structure, sources of competitive advantages, evolutionary theories, dynamic capacity of organizations, strategic operations, logistics and supply chain management, business models, and innovation strategies, aiming to understand and propose adjustments for the organization in its organizational capabilities that meet the demands of the sectors in which they operate, focusing on the creation, capture and appropriation of value, and on strategic and competitive performance.