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Entrepreneurial Orientation in Graduate Programs and (Un) Employment of Masters and Doctors in Brazil

Entrepreneurial Orientation in Graduate Programs and (Un) Employment of Masters and Doctors in Brazil
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 - 9:00am to 10:15am
Winter 2024
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce our project which is funded by the Minas Gerais Research Support Foundation (FAPEMIG). Our project aims to examine the relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) and the employability of graduates in Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Programs (PPGs) in Brazil. Entrepreneurship, which was once associated with business activity and economic function, has expanded its domains beyond the private sector over time, reaching the public sphere and most recently, the academic environment. Although research on entrepreneurship in public organizations is growing, there is still a lack of investigation into this phenomenon in the context of graduate education. The idea of an "entrepreneurial university" has become increasingly popular in academic circles. An entrepreneurial university is capable of innovation, identifying opportunities, fostering teamwork, and confronting challenges. In this type of environment, entrepreneurial orientation becomes a crucial element for universities to inspire and encourage initiatives that help develop entrepreneurial traits. In universities, entrepreneurial orientation is distinct from that in private sector organizations. This is because universities emphasize cooperation and knowledge sharing, reflecting the collaborative and learning-oriented nature that is fundamental in the academic environment. Combining entrepreneurial orientation with knowledge sharing can be an effective strategy in many ways. This approach promotes academic excellence and helps to establish stronger partnerships between educational institutions and industries, which in turn promotes knowledge sharing and the dissemination of research findings. Given this context, our project aims to explore the relationship between the perceived entrepreneurial orientation in Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Programs (PPGs) in Administration and the employability of master's and doctoral graduates in Brazil.

About Josiel Lopes Valadares

Josiel Lopes Valadares is affiliated with the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV). He holds a Ph.D. in Administration from the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA). Currently, he works as an Associate and has served as Editor-in-Chief (2017-2020) and Associate Editor (2016-2017) of the journal "Administração Pública e Gestão Social" (APGS), categorized as Qualis A3 by CAPES. His primary focus revolves around the study of Administration and Public Administration, encompassing teaching, research, and extension activities. His areas of expertise include Public Administration, with a specific interest in comprehending the relationships between Organizations, Government, and Society. In particular, he has been engaged in research on Public Bureaucracy, Public Policy Entrepreneurship, Accountability, Transparency, and Corruption. He has supervised master's and doctoral projects concentrating on mapping and diagnosing the mineral sector in Brazil.