Review of Business Management

The RBGN Review of Business Management focuses on spreading and promoting scientific debate on Management, Economics and Accounting. Its current classification in CAPES’ Qualis System is B1.

To spread high level academic studies and research on Management, Accounting and Economics that can contribute to the improvement of management within organizations.


ISSN ON-LINE 1983-0807

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Special Issue for the Brazilian Review of Business Management


Guest Editors:


R. Edward Freeman, University of Virginia USA

Jeffrey S. Harrison, University of Richmond USA

 Monica Cavalcanti Sá de Abreu, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil


Stakeholder theory offers a broad perspective on the business organization and its value creation system. This perspective provides a useful way to understand and manage a business world that has become increasingly turbulent and complex, with a high level of interconnectedness among companies within countries and across international borders. It also has a strong moral foundation because it advocates for fair, honest, and even generous treatment of a broad group of organizational stakeholders, to include employees, customers, suppliers, financiers, communities and others. Stakeholder theory is about effective management of organizations, and not about social responsibility; however, firms that promote a stakeholder perspective tend to be considered socially responsible because of the responsible way they treat their stakeholders.


To date, much of the research on stakeholder theory has focused on firms in North America and to some extent Europe, where the theory has become increasingly popular among managers and organizational researchers. This special issue is devoted primarily to applications of the theory in other contexts. We are interested in the extent to which the central ideas associated with stakeholder theory have been adopted by firms in countries that have not already been actively studied by researchers. Especially welcome are stakeholder-based studies that compare companies that are headquartered in different countries or that have operations in multiple countries. We also welcome papers that examine firms that operate primarily within one country, especially if it is a country that has not been the subject of research in the past. Case studies and multiple case studies are encouraged. Field research and theory driven empirical work is welcome, as are pure theoretical papers. A few of many possible questions that might be addressed are:


1. How are the central concepts of stakeholder theory applied by firms in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa?

2. Are there differences across countries? If so, why are there differences? What are the fundamental economic, social, or political factors that have created these differences?

3. How could the central concepts of stakeholder theory be applied to a variety of international contexts? How can these concepts help firms resolve some of the major issues they are facing?

4. Does a stakeholder-based management philosophy lead to creation of more value?

5. How can firm performance be measured across multiple stakeholders?

6. Do various stakeholder management strategies influence firm performance?


Submissions for this special issue must be in English and are due on August 31, 2014.


RBGN is a bi-language journal, English and Portuguese. All approved papers of this special issue will be translated into Portuguese by RBGN, which expands its audience to the Brazilian Academy in Spell Portal (


RBGN is a leading journal in management in Brazil, and is assigned a Journal Impact Factor by Thomson Reuters. It is indexed with and included in ISI Web of Science, Scopus, Redalyc, DOAJ, Proquest, Ebsco, Gale, ICAP and Sumarios.


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Posted: 2014-08-07
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Vol 16, No 50 (2014)

Table of Contents


Internationalization and Networks in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: the role of ethnic ties PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Marco Antonio Seifriz, Sonia Maria Guedes Gondim, Marcos Emanoel Pereira 5-24
Sustainable Strategies and Export Performance: an analysis of companies in the gems and jewelry industry PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Eliete Pozzobon Palma, Clandia Maffini Gomes, Jordana Marques Kneipp, Luciana Aparecida Barbieri da Rosa 25-42
Retail Executives’ Professional Learning Contents PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Eduardo de Aquino Lucena, Cristiano José Castro de Almeida Cunha 43-59
Influence of Individual Values Dissimilarity in the Outcome of top Management Teams: a study in a management lab PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Jorge Ramon D'Acosta Rivera, Silvia Marcia Russi de Domenico, Antonio Carlos Aidar Sauaia 60-74
Consumer involvement with products: comparison of PII and NIP scales in the Brazilian context PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Victor Manoel Cunha de Almeida, Natalie Bragança Düsenberg 75-95
The influence of the Overqualification and Learning on Individuals’ job Satisfaction PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Alex Sandro Quadros Weymer, Cristiano de Oliveira Maciel, Belmiro Valverde Jobim Castor 96-109
The Impact of the 2008 Crisis on BM&FBovespa’s Term Structure of Conditional Correlations PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Mauro Mastella, Rodrigo Coster 110-123
The relationship between cost management knowledge and budgetary participation with managers’ performance PDF PDF (Português (Brasil))
Alexandre Corrêa dos Santos, Carlos Eduardo Facin Lavarda, Idair Edson Marcello 124-142