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Dear readers,

We have several excellent news to share with you. Continuing our internationalization efforts, BBR is now indexed by REDIB (Red Iberoamericana de Innovación y Conocimiento Científico), part of the largest network of universities in Ibero-America, supported by more than 1,400 institutions in 23 countries. We also have submitted our request to Web of Science and will let you know how the process evolves.

Complementing PlumX, BBR articles now also have Altmetrics available. These alternatives to citation-based impact factors measure your research's reach in places such as Wikipedia, documents, media coverage, and social networks. The Altmetric badge will appear by the side of PlumX's whenever an article has an Altmetric number. You can see an example here:

Last, but not least, we are proud to announce Prof. Felipe Ramos Ferreira as our new Associate Editor. Felipe has previous experience as editor at the Journal of Education and Research in Accounting (REPeC) and as Capital Markets area coordinator of the ANPCont congress, the most important scientific event of accounting in Brazil.  He is also an accomplished researcher, being the only Brazilian, working from a Brazilian institution, to ever publish at the Journal of Accounting and Economics, a top 5 journal in Accounting & Finance.

Without further ado, in this issue we have Nunes & Steinbruch proposing a theoretical model to relate entry modes and the need of business model innovation. It is a first effort aiming at analyzing the need for a business model innovation as a consequence of the internationalization process through the adoption of different entry modes.

Next, Tomoyose, Santos & Faria analyze the influence of open innovation strategy on the participation of innovations in the context of domestic sales in the Brazilian manufacturing industry. Pairing the PINTEC 2014 Innovation Survey with structural equation modeling (SEM), results indicate that open innovation has both direct and indirect positive influence on the sales of new products and services in the domestic market.

On the third paper Davila, Varvakis & North identify the type and intensity of relationships that exist between strategic knowledge management (SKM) practices, innovation performance and organizational performance. Using PLS-SEM with data from 127 Brazilian firms, results indicate that SKM practices matter for innovation and organizational performance, implicating that firms should have a clear strategy to develop these skills.

Following, Behling & Lenzi analyze the relationship between the entrepreneurial competencies and the strategic behavior patterns of entrepreneurs. Their survey approaches the phenomenon within the context of the social and economic environment in which these entrepreneurs operate, taking into consideration limitations that are common to emerging countries. The findings indicate that entrepreneurial competencies can impact the adoption of more consistent business strategies, contributing to actions that respond to unstable social and economic scenarios.

On the fifth paper, Melo, Silva & Almeida investigate whether there is an association between gender and the Causation (choosing means to obtain a given effect) and Effectuation (choosing possible effects by given means) approaches. Using a random sample of 100 micro entrepreneurs, results indicate that the female gender is associated with the Causation approach, while there is no evidence of a relation between gender and Effectuation.

Closing the issue, Rodrigues, Melo & Paulo investigate the behavior the level of quarterly earnings management of Brazilian public companies. Results indicate that the average magnitude of discretionary accruals are higher in the fourth quarter, and discretionary accruals for the first quarter are significantly different from the second and third quarters. These findings suggest that managers adjust the firm’s performance report more strongly at the end of the year, with practical implications for investors, shareholders and other stakeholders.

We hope you enjoy our selection of papers. Good reading!

Fabio Motoki – Editor-in-Chief -

How to Cite
Motoki, F. (2019). Editorial. Brazilian Business Review, 16(3). Retrieved from
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