Impact on society

The PPGA has an important impact on society and the academic community through various channels: its pure and applied intellectual production, its national and international partnerships, and its nucleation actions.

The professors’ production in nationally and internationally renowned journals has risen over the years and promoted a significant increase in the citation of professors and in the impact measured by indicators such as the Google Academic h-index, the Scopus h-index, and the ANPAD H SPELL index. In addition, the PPGA’s professors have often been mentioned and interviewed in various media outlets (TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines).

As a teaching, research, and extension institution financed with public funds, the PPGA’s main concern has been to pay back the investments made to society. This is not only limited to the free provision of its Master’s and Doctorate programs, but also includes its solidarity actions, especially in the nucleation of other post-graduation programs in regions that are considered to be a priority. This is the case of the current DINTER that the PPGA is developing with Amazonas State University (UEA).

Besides research that could be classified as “pure” and where there is no intention to implement it immediately, the PPGA’s professors also develop applied research funded by public and private companies that have an important economic impact on sectors that are considered to be strategic.

With relation to internationalization, the PPGA has continued to invest in and encourage student and teacher exchanges in order to produce world-class research and publications. Today, the PPGA teaches more than a third of its regular courses in English and has created concentrated courses taught by foreign teachers and which have been offered alongside the main events of the Management Department: the now traditional SemeAd and the new SciBiz. The increase in courses in English has resulted in a rise in the number of foreign students on the courses of the PPGA. On the other hand, besides receiving foreign students, the PPGA has also sent several students to carry out internships abroad. Other internationalization activities that stand out in the PPGA include: the development of international research projects under the coordination or with the participation of teachers of the PPGA; the participation of teachers of the PPGA as visiting professors at international universities; the participation of teachers of the PPGA in postdoctoral programs; the participation of teachers of the PPGA on thesis defense boards abroad; the participation of teachers of the PPGA in committees of international associations; the participation of teachers of the PPGA on the editorial boards of various international journals; among other activities.

With regards to the nationalization activities (local, regional, or national inclusion), the PPGA values actions in partnership with other institutions and graduate programs. Standing out within this context are the partnerships created through cooperation agreements signed between the PPGA at FEA-USP and other national programs such as those of FGV/EASP, UNINOVE, USCS, UPM-Mackenzie, ESPM, and FEI. Another notable action is the DINTER currently being developed with Amazonas State University.

Finally, the PPGA has an important impact on academia through its dissemination of the results of research by not only its professors and students, but also by researchers from other institutions in Brazil and abroad. This work is done by the journals that it publishes and through the events that it organizes or supports. Within the scope of its scientific dissemination activities, the PPGA and the Management Department offer the academic community three journals (RAUSP, RAI, and REGE) published in association with a worldwide publisher, Emerald. All three are currently published in full English versions. In addition, the PPGA organizes and/or supports important events, such as SemeAd (Seminars in Administration) and SciBiz (Science Meets Business).