Journal of Contemporary Administration <p><a href="/index.php/rac/issue/archive"><img src="/public/site/images/admrac/homepageImage_pt_BR.jpg" width="265" height="373" align="left" hspace="15" vspace="15"></a></p> <h3><br>The Journal of Contemporary Administration (RAC):</h3> <p><span lang="EN-US">The </span>Journal of Contemporary Administration (<em>Revista de Administração Contemporânea – RAC</em>) was created in 1997 and is published bimonthly (continuous publication) by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ANPAD</a> (Brazilian Academy of Management), with open access to its full text (peer-reviewed) content online. Registered under <a href="">ISSN 1982-7849</a> (online) and ISSN 1415-6555 (print version from 1997 to 2010)</p> <p>RAC accepts submissions from research efforts supported by different approaches. The submitted texts must address contemporary issues of regional importance without losing sight of the articulations of the global context. Thus, the objective is to encourage debates, the development of public policies, and new forms of management in line with contemporary social challenges. Proposals for special issues by guests are encouraged and welcomed. Besides the Editorial, the journal publishes seven types of manuscripts: Theoretical-empirical Articles; Theoretical Essays; Methodological Articles; Provocations; Executive Letters; Technological Articles; and Cases for Teaching.</p> <p>RAC is aligned with Open Science practices: open data, materials, codes, education, peer-review, and preprints, in addition to the dissemination of additional information related to the editorial process. All datasets and materials published by RAC are available on our page at <a href="">Harvard Dataverse</a>. In addition, RAC, through its editorial scope, prioritizes works that explore topics relevant to society. 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This license provides that the article published can be shared (allows you to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapted (allows you to remix, transform, and create from the material for any purpose, even commercial) by anyone.</p> <p>After article acceptance, the authors must sign a Term of Authorization for Publication, which is sent to the authors by e-mail for electronic signature before publication.</p> A Critical Look at the Practice of Literature Review <p>Despite the advantages of literature review and the abundance of texts that discuss it, there is still a gap in critical reflection on its methodologies and uses. My goal in this editorial is to reflect on the practice of literature review in the administration field from a critical perspective. The literature review I am referring to is not just a set of techniques for conducting it; it is a collective doing among scholars, producing specific knowledge. By drawing on concepts such as fad, methodologism, and decolonial critique, we can conclude that contrary to the common belief among researchers, following rigid protocols in literature review does not necessarily lead to new knowledge. Instead, it reproduces pre-existing ways of thinking about a topic, which can inhibit reflective and critical thinking about research findings.</p> Marcelo de Souza Bispo Copyright (c) 2023-11-29 2023-11-29 27 6 e230264 e230264 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023230264.en Digital Social Currencies, Institutional Pressures and the Social Modeling of Technology <p><strong>Objective:</strong> to analyze the institutionalization of community banks as promoters of financial inclusion considering their strategies undertaken by institutional pressures. <strong>Theoretical framework:</strong> theoretical framework delimited from organizational strategies in response to institutional pressures in the process of implementing changes by information and communication technologies (ICTs), in the tactics and strategies used in inclusive markets and in social modeling of technology. <strong>Methods:</strong> a case study was carried out with Banco Mumbuca, where the digital social currency is widely used, through content analysis on documents and semi-structured and structured interviews. <strong>Results:</strong> results point to theoretical contributions regarding the constituent multiplicity, two new typologies in the tactics used in inclusive markets, as well as the change of status of the content element becoming an element of context in the gradual development of technology. <strong>Conclusion:</strong> community banks face institutional pressures for various strategies identified in the theory, as well as expand the tactics used in inclusive markets and that the implementation of changes by ICTs has taken place gradually, with processes of change anchored in technology-in-practice.</p> Raquel Melo de Almeida Diego Mota Vieira Flavio Diogo Luz Copyright (c) 2023 2023-06-12 2023-06-12 27 6 e220091 e220091 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023220091.en Decolonizing-Recolonizing Curriculum in Management and Accounting <p><strong>Objective:</strong> to reflexively understand how management and accounting decolonial academics in the Global South perceive and respond to the decolonizing curriculum agenda created in the Atlantic North within the hyper-contra-revolutionary context of the COVID-19 pandemic. <strong>Theoretical approach:</strong> we embrace a decolonizing-recolonizing perspective that challenges reaffirms theory/practice and North/South binarisms that we internalize. <strong>Method:</strong> we embrace action research based on self-criticism and reflexivity to address the experiences of privileged decolonial scholars. <strong>Results:</strong> our findings reveal important aspects related to decolonizing-recolonizing dynamics that are occurring in bodies, contexts, and academic spaces. <strong>Conclusions:</strong> our study reveals that decolonizing the management and accounting curriculum in the South is permeated by difficulties for theoretical delinking, which trigger tensions about the constitution of personal/collective being, the mobilization of intellectual/practical activism, the creation of forms of engagement internal/ external to the academy, transcending the competitive/solidaristic academic action model; the construction of knowledge in extractivist/non-extractivist forms; and the materialization of pluriversal knowledge in academic/nonacademic products. We hope to encourage everyday decolonizing-recolonizing management and accounting education that goes beyond the North/South binarism and curricular reforms led by the counter-revolutionary neoliberal university and its Eurocentric business schools.</p> Fernanda Filgueiras Sauerbronn João Paulo Resende de Lima Alexandre Faria Copyright (c) 2023 2023-10-03 2023-10-03 27 6 e230050 e230050 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023230050.en Ties that Knot: How App-workers Co-construct Their Identities at Precarious Work Contexts <p><strong>Objective:</strong> the aim of this paper was to understand how self-employed workers, more specifically app workers, co-construct their identities at work. <strong>Theoretical framework:</strong> social identity theory. <strong>Method:</strong> we used the grounded theory method, through 40 interviews conducted with Brazilian independent app workers. <strong>Results:</strong> our model presents the following propositions: (1) there is an association between identity management and structured environment, not necessarily formal environment; (2) when there is a collectivity, a feeling of belonging through the more stable relationships between groups and individuals, there is an easier construction of the self; (3) the insertion of the worker in the groups provide a reduction of anxiety for the identity construction and increase motivation and security; (4) it is of the initiative of the app workers themselves the creation of the groups that converge to a personalized belonging – group identity and a precarious belonging – individual identity.<strong> Conclusions:</strong> the collective constructed by independent application workers comes from an integration whose initiative comes from the workers themselves, at first with a productive purpose, but consequently being a source of facilitators for the construction of an identity.</p> Eliana Pires Conde Bruno Felix Nadia Cardoso Moreira Copyright (c) 2023 2023-09-06 2023-09-06 27 6 e220083 e220083 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023220083.en Kandandu: Black Women’s Identity, Racism, and the Street Carnival <p><strong>Objective:</strong> we aim to understand how racism tangibly manifests in the lives of Black women, limiting their agency as they navigate social spaces through cultural expressions in the city of Belo Horizonte. <strong>Theoretical approach:</strong> we draw upon the concepts of structural racism and narcissistic pact, identifying convergences and divergences in the understanding of organizations as racialized spaces. <strong>Methods:</strong> we employ a qualitative approach within the context of ethnographic research, opting to conduct a semi-structured interview with Zuri, the president of an Afro block. As an analytical tool, we apply the concept of intersectionality. <strong>Results:</strong> we highlight that both structural racism and the narcissistic pact manifest in the daily life of organizations. Both phenomena are even more pernicious for Black women, particularly when they challenge a racist and sexist structure. <strong>Conclusions:</strong> the collective dimension of racism presents challenges to organizations and their stakeholders. This effect may lead individuals, especially organizational leaders who should be more committed to structural change, to hide behind the racism within their institutions and pacts among their team members.</p> Ana Flávia Rezende Jussara Jéssica Pereira Copyright (c) 2023 2023-09-20 2023-09-20 27 6 e220341 e220341 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023220341.en Decision-Making under Stress: The Hiding behind a Small Cake Effect <p>Objective: we analyzed decision-making under stress by manipulating salivary cortisol levels. Theoretical background: literature dedicated to the relationship between stress and decision-making is still inconclusive. Studies have found that when dealing with stressful decisions, people will respond with a greater propensity for opportunistic behavior. However, stress might also decrease the potential for deception when the decision requires strategic/analytical responses. Method: we implemented a laboratory experiment using the ultimatum game with asymmetric information, in which only the first mover was fully informed about the size of the endowment. Our experiment compared the decisions of subjects who received a stress stimulus from an adapted Trier social stress test for groups (TSST-G) protocol with a control group. Results: we found that under stress, proposers transferred more to responders. In contrast, non-stressed players were more likely to take advantage of information asymmetry by choosing lower strategic offers, which is consistent with the so-called ‘hide behind a small cake’ effect. Regression analysis also indicated that larger offers are not necessarily associated with increased prosocial motives since stressed proposers became more confident about the responder’s ability to guess the true endowment, which decreased their<br>incentive to take advantage of the aforementioned effect. Conclusions: one possible effect of stress could be an increase in risk perception, decreasing the ability to make strategic decisions. The stressful condition might have<br>rendered our participants less capable of realizing the ‘hide behind a small cake’ potential of the game, leading them to make more conservative offers when compared to the control group.</p> Erika Mirian Nogas Angela Cristiane Santos Póvoa Wesley Pech Copyright (c) 2023-12-11 2023-12-11 27 6 e230023 e230023 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023230023.en The (In)Tolerance in the Application of Penalties in the Brazilian Public Administration <p><strong>Objective:</strong> the option to enter into a contract for goods and services has been used by the public sector since ancient times, and to improve the productivity of these contracts, the actors involved have resorted to different forms of incentives. In Brazil, the only form of incentive formally admitted is a sanction, but empirical evidence suggests that some types of breaches of contracts have been overcome through negotiation. We intended to identify which factors influence management’s (in)tolerance regarding misconduct in the execution of government contracts/purchases. <strong>Methods:</strong> this was based on multiple case studies, the authors’ reflexivity, and abductive logic for the analysis of interviews with experts in the area, analysis of publications in official journals, internet information, and internal documents in 14 government institutions. <strong>Results:</strong> we present a list of factors that are (in)tolerable by the administration in managing contracts/purchases and their underlying reasons. As a theoretical contribution, this study expands the existing public administration literature by including, innovatively, tolerance theory and misconduct and relating them to administrative contract management. <strong>Conclusions:</strong> having as foremost concern to improve the productivity of administrative contracts, this study clarifies that tolerating can be legitimate and offers measures that can be taken to inhibit the occurrence of misconduct in government procurement and contracting, based on the recommendations of the servants involved in the management of administrative contracts. Still, a research agenda makes proposals for analysis of new factors and explanations eventually not captured in this study.</p> Everton Luiz Candido Luiz Gustavo Abib Varlei Gomes de Oliveira Copyright (c) 2023 2023-10-20 2023-10-20 27 6 e230005 e230005 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023230005.en Clubinho Preto: Children Growing Up with Racial Diversity <p>The case shows the difficulties faced by a social business to become financially viable. Talita Peixoto is an African-Brazilian woman enterprising for the first time. Together with her husband, she created Clubinho Preto, a Brazilian subscription club for children that delivered boxes with books, clothing, and accessories to educate children in a positive Afrocentric culture. After two years, they are struggling financially. Looking for alternatives, Talita planned to expand her business by adding schools as clients. Her business partners opposed the idea, believing that not every manager would truly commit to the racial cause. Talita needed the money, but not at any cost. How can she transform her purpose into a product? To answer this question, it is necessary to align purpose, value creation, and a business model. This case can be taught in executive training programs and undergraduate classes on marketing and consumer behavior, social entrepreneurship, and business purposes. We invite teachers and students to include the discussion on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all these disciplines.</p> Renata Frota Elisa Priori de Deus Victor Almeida Leticia Moreira Casotti Copyright (c) 2023 2023-06-05 2023-06-05 27 6 e220269 e220269 10.1590/1982-7849rac2023220269.en