Dear readers, in this September/2018 issue we would like to welcome a new member of our Scientific Editorial Body, Prof. Marcia Juliana d'Angelo. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from Mackenzie Presbyterian University and currently is an associate professor at FUCAPE Business School. Ms. d’Angelo’s interests include strategy and organizations, and is a fine complement to our editorial body, especially regarding qualitative methodologies.
We would also like to announce a new feature. Now, submitting authors may indicate suitable reviewers for their article. Although it is only a recommendation and it is not binding nor mandatory, we believe it will help our editors in choosing reviewers with strong expertise on the theme of the paper.
Our issue begins with an article on audit rotation and earnings quality by Silvestre, Costa and Kronbauer. It brings insights on the mandatory audit rotation adopted in Brazil, and should be of interest to regulators and practitioners. Their results point that not all rotations are equal. link bit.ly
Next, Júlio and Tureta bring an analysis on the organization for the parade of a samba school. It is a qualitative research that indicates material reuse on an attempt to balance luxury and scarce resources. link bit.ly
Yoshikuni, Favaretto, Albertin and Meirelles study the relation between strategic information systems (SIS) and innovation, ambidexterity and performance. It appears that SIS are strongly and positively related to these outcomes, a result of interest for managers and firms. link bit.ly
The fourth paper, by Santos, Pereira & Rodrigues, is an example of the importance of analyzing efficiency on the use of taxpayers’ money. Their results indicate that the lack of oversight leads to the waste of public resources, a first-order problem in a developing country like Brazil. link bit.ly
The next paper, by Cezar and Fantinel, studies social representations and the solidarity economy. Their findings indicate that crafts are seem as a therapy, in addition to work, and that solidarity economy is judged as the fittest format for commercialization. link bit.ly
On another information systems-related article, Pedron, Picoto, Colaco and Araújo investigate how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is related to innovation. The interviewees point that CRM leads to innovation by allowing the organization to sense, seize, and reconfigure both market opportunities and threats. link bit.ly
We hope you enjoy the diversity of themes of this issue. Good reading!
Fabio Motoki – Editor-in-Chief - http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7464-3330