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Publication date: 30 August 2023

Rodrigo Feller, Robert M. Turick, Khirey B. Walker and Benjamin J. Downs

The purpose of this study is to examine the post-event perceptions of Rio de Janeiro residents regarding the legacies left to them from hosting the 2016 Olympic Games…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to examine the post-event perceptions of Rio de Janeiro residents regarding the legacies left to them from hosting the 2016 Olympic Games. Additionally, this study examines how perceptions of Olympic legacies differed amongst demographic groups.

Design/methodology/approach

Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, participants were asked to complete a survey questionnaire and answer three open-ended questions. An adapted version of Fredline et al. (2003)'s General Scale to Measure Social Impacts (GSMSI) was selected for this study. In total, 156 useable responses were collected. An exploratory factor analysis was utilized for the survey items while the three open-ended questions were coded abductively as positive, negative or mixed feelings.

Findings

The quantitative results shows that Rio residents believe that hosting the 2016 Olympic Games had a mostly negative impact on their perception of legacies. Through reading open-ended responses, participants expressed disappointment over the legacies left to them. These findings suggest that hosting the Olympic Games may not have been beneficial to the life of Rio de Janeiro residents, and it may have been particularly worse for members of the middle class.

Originality/value

Due to the recency of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, a few studies have explored the long-term legacies left to the local population. However, the uniqueness of this study lays on the perceptions of legacies from hosting the Rio 2016 after a full Olympic cycle has passed.

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International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-2954

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Article
Publication date: 22 January 2019

Jenny Candy, Padmali Rodrigo and Sarah Turnbull

Doctoral students are expected to undertake work-based skills training within their doctoral studies in areas such as problem solving, leadership and team working. The purpose of…

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Purpose

Doctoral students are expected to undertake work-based skills training within their doctoral studies in areas such as problem solving, leadership and team working. The purpose of this paper is to explore student expectations of doctoral training within a UK Higher Education context.

Design/methodology/approach

The data for the study were gathered via two focus groups conducted among doctoral students from different faculties in a post-92 UK University. Participants were selected using a snowball sampling approach.

Findings

The findings suggest that the expectations of doctoral students are contingent upon their year of study, study mode, perceived fit between training goals and available training, peer recommendations, word-of-mouth (WoM) and the scholarly support they received from their supervisors.

Practical implications

The study suggests a better understanding of students’ segmentation can help Higher Education Institutions deliver training that meets the expectations of doctoral students in a way that result in zero or a positive disconfirmation.

Originality/value

This paper develops and deepens the understanding of the doctoral students’ expectations of work-based skills training and highlights the need for universities to adapt their doctoral training according to the expectations of different student segments.

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Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, vol. 9 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-3896

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Article
Publication date: 16 August 2019

Santiago Ibarreche

This paper aims to share the essence of an interview with Rodrigo Varela Villegas, conducted by Santiago Ibarreche. It highlights his passion for academia, his commitment to…

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to share the essence of an interview with Rodrigo Varela Villegas, conducted by Santiago Ibarreche. It highlights his passion for academia, his commitment to developing responsible entrepreneurs and commitment to forging and disseminating the entrepreneurial spirit in Colombia, Iberoamerica and the world.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is an interview.

Findings

The interview explores Rodrigo’s career, his achievements and continued search for excellence in terms of teaching, research and service in academia. Of relevance are his contributions to the discipline of entrepreneurship through the development and divulging of the concept of entrepreneurial spirit.

Originality/value

The interview in this special section, A Life in Research, brings out an individual scholar’s experience and history, not only as recognition of scholarly impact but also as recognition of the person.

Objetivo

Este artículo comparte la esencia de una entrevista con Rodrigo Varela Villegas, dirigida por Santiago Ibarreche. Destaca su pasión por el mundo académico, su compromiso con el desarrollo de empresarios responsables y su compromiso con la creación y difusión del espíritu empresarial en Colombia, Iberoamérica y el mundo.

Diseño/metodología/enfoque

Este documento es una entrevista.

Resultados

La entrevista explora la carrera de Rodrigo; Sus logros y la búsqueda continua de la excelencia en términos de enseñanza, investigación y servicio en el mundo académico. De relevancia son sus contribuciones a la disciplina del espíritu empresarial a través del desarrollo y divulgación del concepto de espíritu emprendedor.

Originalidad/valor

la entrevista en esta sección especial, Una vida en investigación, revela la experiencia y la historia de un académico individual, no solo como reconocimiento del impacto académico, sino también como reconocimiento de la persona.

Palabras clave

Educación, Emprendimiento, Colombia, América Latina, Valores familiares

Tipo de artículo

Ponto de vista

Objetivo

Este artigo compartilha a essência de uma entrevista com Rodrigo Varela Villegas, conduzida por Santiago Ibarreche. Ele destaca sua paixão pela academia, seu compromisso com o desenvolvimento de empreendedores responsáveis e o compromisso de forjar e disseminar o espírito empreendedor na Colômbia, na Iberoamérica e no mundo.

Design/metodologia/abordagem

Este artigo é uma entrevista.

Resultados

A entrevista explora a carreira de Rodrigo; suas realizações e busca contínua de excelência em termos de ensino, pesquisa e serviço na academia. De relevância são as suas contribuições para a disciplina de empreendedorismo através do desenvolvimento e divulgação do conceito de espírito empreendedor.

Originalidade/valor

A entrevista nesta seção especial, Uma Vida em Pesquisa, traz à tona a experiência e a história de um acadêmico individual, não apenas como reconhecimento do impacto acadêmico, mas também como reconhecimento da pessoa.

Palavras-chave

Educação, Empreendedorismo, Colômbia, América Latina, Valores pamiliares

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Management Research: Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1536-5433

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Article
Publication date: 16 July 2021

M.N.N. Rodrigo, Srinath Perera, Sepani Senaratne and Xiaohua Jin

Blockchain as an emerging technology has increased the interests within various industries because of its salient features. A potential application of blockchain for embodied…

Abstract

Purpose

Blockchain as an emerging technology has increased the interests within various industries because of its salient features. A potential application of blockchain for embodied carbon (EC) estimating is being explored. Though there are several databases/tools to estimate EC, the accuracy of estimates prepared using them is affected due to several limitations. As a solution, a prototype blockchain-based EC (BEC) Estimator for distributed supply chain-based EC estimating has been introduced. The data models and user flow diagram that lead to development of a BEC Estimator are developed and evaluated in this study.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study approach assisted in developing the data models and user flow diagram for the BEC Estimator. A Delphi-based expert forum was used to evaluate and produce the refined data models and user flow diagram.

Findings

The BEC Estimator adopts a waterfall model, a system development lifecycle model, in developing the application. The phases, system analysis and system design, consisting the development of the data models and user flow diagram for the BEC Estimator are discussed.

Originality/value

Estimating EC accurately plays an important role in construction. The BEC Estimator uses the supply chain based embodied carbon estimating method to estimate EC accurately. This paper demonstrates the data models and user flow diagram developed for the BEC Estimator.

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Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 29 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-9988

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Open Access
Article
Publication date: 2 January 2019

Florian Findler, Norma Schönherr, Rodrigo Lozano, Daniela Reider and André Martinuzzi

This paper aims to conceptualize impacts of higher education institutions (HEIs) on sustainable development (SD), complementing previous literature reviews by broadening the…

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to conceptualize impacts of higher education institutions (HEIs) on sustainable development (SD), complementing previous literature reviews by broadening the perspective from what HEIs do in pursuit of SD to how these activities impact society, the environment and the economy.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper provides a systematic literature review of peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2005 and 2017. Inductive content analysis was applied to identify major themes and impact areas addressed in the literature to develop a conceptual framework detailing the relationship between HEIs’ activities and their impacts on SD.

Findings

The paper identifies six impact areas where direct and indirect impacts of HEIs on SD may occur. The findings indicate a strong focus on case studies dealing with specific projects and a lack of studies analyzing impacts from a more holistic perspective.

Practical implications

This systematic literature review enables decision-makers in HEIs, researchers and educators to better understand how their activities may affect society, the environment and the economy, and it provides a solid foundation to tackle these impacts.

Social implications

The review highlights that HEIs have an inherent responsibility to make societies more sustainable. HEIs must embed SD into their systems while considering their impacts on society.

Originality/value

This paper provides a holistic conceptualization of HEIs’ impacts on SD. The conceptual framework can be useful for future research that attempts to analyze HEIs’ impacts on SD from a holistic perspective.

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International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1467-6370

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 12 July 2017

The Senate vote was the last hurdle the bill had to clear in Congress before President Michel Temer could sign it into law. The approval of this reform, which represents the most…

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB222101

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Geographic
Topical

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International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 41 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3577

Article
Publication date: 25 February 2020

Marcelo Jacques Fonseca, Laura Tonon Zuanazzi, Rodrigo B. Castilhos and Guilherme Trez

This study aims at understanding how consumers engage with and perceive value in “spectacular” versus “spontaneous” designs of tourist experiences. Building on the idea that…

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims at understanding how consumers engage with and perceive value in “spectacular” versus “spontaneous” designs of tourist experiences. Building on the idea that experiences unfold over time through consumers' interactions with multiple touchpoints composed of assemblages of material and interpersonal elements, how these designs can be conducive to various dimensions of the consumer experience value is shown.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative comparative “embedded case study” (Yin, 2018) of the tourist experiences at In Vino (pseudonym), a traditional winery located in the Vale dos Vinhedos (Valley of the Vineyards) in southern Brazil, was conducted. Based on initial archival research into relevant and noteworthy experiences, two distinct tourist experiences for In Vino were designed. Both experiences were implemented, and participant observations and interviews with participants were conducted.

Findings

The two experiences effectively lead visitors to unique and separate interpersonal, temporal and materially engaging experiences. Both generated educational, entertainment, esthetic and escapist value when well executed, and the comparative analysis by the authors helped in outlining a potential combination of the characteristics of spectacular and spontaneous designs that can enhance authenticity value for tourists.

Practical implications

This study provides practical information to help companies develop positive consumer experiences in tourism by employing different combinations of temporal, material and interpersonal elements to emphasize different types of value. It also suggests guidelines for what to do and what to avoid in order to create this value.

Originality/value

This paper shows that it is the very union of elements from two apparently antagonistic types of encounters that provides positive values in tourism-related experiences. It also extends the notion of authenticity as an outcome that can potentially be perceived in both types of experiences. Finally, it introduces guidelines on how to manage the different values in order to help companies offer a positive tourist experience.

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Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9792

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Open Access
Article
Publication date: 2 October 2018

Cristiano Goncalves Pereira, Rodrigo Ribeiro Da Silva, João Ricardo Lavoie and Geciane Silveira Porto

The establishment of partnerships between companies, government and universities aims to enhance innovation and the technological development of institutions. The biotechnology…

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Abstract

Purpose

The establishment of partnerships between companies, government and universities aims to enhance innovation and the technological development of institutions. The biotechnology sector has grown in recent years mainly driven by its cooperative business model. Compared to other countries, this sector is slowly advancing in Brazil, with delays in science, technology and innovation, especially in the private sector. This paper aims to examine, through social network analysis, the collaborative networks between institutions that filed patents in biotechnology – medicinal preparations from plants – whose inventions had Brazil as the priority country.

Design/methodology/approach

The study of technological cooperation using patent documents is a reliable approach as they serve as good indicators of the interactions between organizations that focus on innovation and development of new product. Social network analysis of cooperation networks helps to understand the connections between patent assignees, and how they establish relationships.

Findings

Results show that public universities are the institutions that most deposit patents, as well as those that co-operate the most, especially Universidade of Campinas. The study also reveals the critical role of Research Support Agencies in stimulating research and technological development, which result in new technologies.

Originality/value

The study applied the social network analysis to provide an overview of the interactions among Brazilian institutions with the purpose of helping in decision-making and inciting public policies to leverage the biotechnology sector.

Details

Innovation & Management Review, vol. 15 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2515-8961

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