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Dear readers,

We have excellent news to share with you. The BBR becomes part of the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), which is an international bibliometric index that measures the influence of academic scientific journals based on information contained in the Scopus database. This index is based on the average number of citations received over a period of time, related to more than 30,000 journals from 239 countries.

This achievement represents a major effort that BBR has been making in recent years related to its internationalization process. I would like to give a special thanks to the previous editors Antonio Lopo Martinez, Bruno Funchal, Emerson Mainardes, Bruno Felix, and Fábio Motoki, who contributed greatly to the celebration of this achievement. After this great news, I present to you the current issue.

Opening the issue, Dias, de Sousa, Silva and Silva analyze the influences of dynamism and rivalry on the competitive position of American firms in the pre and post-crisis period of 2008. Based on a sample of firms active in the manufacturing industry between the years 2001 and 2015, the authors find evidence that the 2008 crisis influenced the environment in which firms are inserted, causing a reduction in dynamism and rivalry. The results contribute to a better understanding of the effects of the 2008 financial crisis.

Our second paper, by Menezes Filho, Silva, and Castelo, identifies the identity profiles of artisanal beer lovers from their consumption practices. Based on exploratory qualitative research, the authors interviewed consumers in the city of Fortaleza, in the state of Ceará and identified five consumer identity profiles in the culture of consumption of craft beers. The results can help organizations in the sector in the definition of relationship strategies with the target audience.

Next, Voelcker, Macagnan, and Vancin analyze whether family firms are more risk-averse than unfamiliar firms. Based on a sample of Brazilian companies listed on B3 between the years 2010 and 2017, the authors find evidence of a negative effect of family presence on the risk-taking of firms, in other words, that family firms are more risk-averse than non-family firms. The results contribute to a better understanding of how the firm's characteristics can influence its willingness to take risks.

Our fourth paper, by Cavalcanti and Silva, analyzes the practice of Business Analytics from the perspective of sociomateriality in the context of Revenue Management in an airline company. The authors use a qualitative approach, having a non-participant observation and the data are analyzed using spiral analysis. The results support the proposition about Business Analytics by revealing the overlap between humans and material artifacts, producing specificities in the practice of Business Analytics.

Following, de Souza, Kliemann Neto, Andriotti, and Campagnolo analyze the results of the economic and financial management of Brazilian public ports, evaluating the capacity to generate economic value. Based on document research from Companhia Docas' financial statements, the authors find evidence that, despite the satisfactory financial situation, it is not the result of the organization's operation, but most likely due to governmental subsidies. The results contribute to a discussion about the economic and financial management of public ports and the use of public resources in the port sector.

Closing the issue, Scafuto, Serra, Guerrazzi and Maccari analyze existing research in Business Schools to identify the intellectual structural influences in mainstream research, as well as the evolution and trends of research. Based on a bibliometric study of 493 papers, the authors examine three main sources of criticism at the intellectual level: the gap between theory and practice, social relevance, curricula and practices. The results contribute to a better understanding of the state of the literature, and in a practical way, as possible guidelines for the managers of the Business Schools.

I hope you enjoy our selection of papers. Good reading to all!

Felipe Ramos – Editor-in-Chief

How to Cite
Ramos, F. (2020). Editorial. Brazilian Business Review, 17(4). Retrieved from
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