Macro and microeconomic aspects associated with economic, social, human and environmental development

Cooperation Project 4

Coordinator: Prof. Edimara Luciano

Macro and microeconomic aspects associated with economic, social, human and environmental developmentThis research project looks at the macro and microeconomic aspects associated with social and economic development. The increased complexity of the business environment justifies the need to create new strategic capacities in companies. Active companies need to constantly adapt to new market conditions and develop capacities that propel their activities, their competitiveness and performance, including innovation processes, strategic orientations, resilience abilities, absorption capacities, knowledge management, understanding of market behavior and social relations in consumption contexts.

This innovative and interdisciplinary project is calling for a new understanding of social development and socioeconomic dynamics and their multiple aspects, in terms of welfare, human, economic, social and environmental development. Therefore, the project is in line with the idea that development must embrace social equity and quality of life and foster improvements in the management and provision of responses to social and market forces. This will make the access to products and services universal (shared economy) and promote sustainable transitions through the efficient use of resources.

This project is in line with international partnerships that had been developed in the area of internationalization with several countries (USA, Canada, Japan, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Mexico, Portugal and Argentina). In this sense, three international universities with which PUCRS has been partners with are strategic for the development of this project:

a) HEC Montréal – research on social innovation (Centre for Research on Social Innovation) and creative economy (MOSAIC – accelerator of innovation and creativity);

b) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – regional economy research (REAL – Regional Economics Applications Laboratory);

c) University of Georgia – research on consumption behaviors and on social relations in consumption contexts (Terry College of Business).

The interdisciplinary and innovative nature of the project involves partnerships with different Graduate programs at PUCRS:


Adalmir Antonio Marquetti ORCID ID
Adelar Fochezatto ORCID ID
Ana Clarissa Matte Zanardo dos Santos ORCID ID
Augusto Mussi Alvim ORCID ID
Beatriz Gershenson ORCID ID
Carlos Eduardo Lobo e Silva ORCID ID
Claudio Hofmann Sampaio ORCID ID
Eder Henriqson ORCID ID
Ely José de Mattos ORCID ID
Gustavo Dalmarco ORCID ID
Gustavo Inacio de Moraes ORCID ID
Helder Volmar Gordim da Silveira ORCID ID
Helio Radke Bittencourt ORCID ID
Hermílio Pereira Dos Santos Filho ORCID ID
Izete Pengo Bagolin ORCID ID
Lelis Balestrin Espartel ORCID ID
Luciano Aronne de Abreu ORCID ID
Luis Carlos dos Passos Martins ORCID ID
Maira de Cássia Petrini ORCID ID
Marcirio Silveira Chaves ORCID ID
Marco Túlio Aniceto França ORCID ID
Maria Isabel Barros Bellini ORCID ID
Mírian Oliveira ORCID ID
Osmar Tomaz de Souza ORCID ID
Silvio Hong Tiing Tai ORCID ID
Stefânia Ordovás de Almeida ORCID ID
Tatiana Quarti Irigaray ORCID ID

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