Programa de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu em Administração

  • Promote the training of researchers.
  • Qualify teachers for higher education.
  • Assign the title of Master and Doctor in Administration.

The Master's Degree Program in Administration at Universidade Paulista began its activities in 1997 and was recommended by CAPES in 2005, with the Concentration Area focused on "Strategy and its Organizational Formats”. The purpose was to analyze, study, and propose theories and models of strategy and organizational networks, in their various dimensions. It sought to research and debate theories and practices of companies, associations, NGOs, and governments to contribute to the knowledge and improvement of management. Two lines of research were built: "Organizational Strategy" and "Management in Business Networks". Since then, the Program has been adequate and improved, following the guidelines and recommendations of the CAPES Area Commission to offer a quality course, trainer of professors and researchers updated and trained for the labor market, and that meet the demands of society and the country. The research line "Organizational Strategy" dealt with the reconciliation between the external environment and internal resources, studying how organizations view and respond to the situations with which they are confronted. The research projects were grouped into three central themes: competitive strategy, internationalization strategy, and entrepreneurship strategy. They were aligned with the divisions recognized by the SMS - Strategic Management Society and the National Association of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Administration (ANPAD), Strategy area of the Meeting of the National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Administration (ANPAD) - EnANPAD. The research line "Management in Business Networks" was about analyzing, criticizing and expanding the concepts of networks. In view of the new configurations of cooperation, interdependence and competition, it aimed to develop methodologies to identify, monitor and evaluate the processes and performance of networks in their various manifestations. The research projects were grouped in the themes of social approach and economic approach in business networks, aligned with divisions of networks recognized by the Academy in works such as Granovetter (1985), Nohria & Eccles (1992), and Castells (2005).

In order to meet the recommendations of the CAPES Area Committee, the Program began in 2015 a transition phase, improving its Concentration Area and Research Lines for the four-year period 2017-2020. In the four-year period 2013-2016, as previously pointed out, the Program's Concentration Area was "Strategy and its Organizational Formats", with two Lines of Research: "Organizational Strategy" and "Management in Business Networks". In the four-year period 2017-2020, it was proposed as a Concentration Area "Organizational Networks”.

In its new configuration, new lines of research emerged. The economic approach to organizational networks resulted in research line "Strategies and Operations in Networks", which states that networks are arrangements of organizations aimed at reducing costs and dependence on companies' resources. Thus, both the network and each organization will be able to achieve competitive advantages. Within this approach, there are studies of strategies, chains, clusters, and operations in networks. The social approach to organizational networks resulted in the research line "Social Approaches in Networks", which states that each network, whatever its objective and nature, contains a web of social relations that directs, influences and determines the actions, processes, strategies, decisions and behaviors of the actors. Changes in this network alter the processes, governance and results of networks. Studies in this area seek the correspondence between social relations and other network variables, such as strategy, innovation, production practices, governance, content, structure, dynamics, and results.

In the past few years, the Program has been working to update its NDP, conducting the selection researchers with high scoring potential, international insertion and development of work in the Area of Concentration of Organizational Networks. The leading professors of the research lines held a regular meeting schedule to discuss academic (mainly international) work, discuss the development of articles and research, and plan students' disciplines and orientations. A cohesive pedagogical proposal was consolidated, aiming at the formation of masters in line with the current demands of the Administration area. The link of activities to the lines of research has been strengthened, solidifying the initiatives proposed above and in line with the guidelines and recommendations of CAPES Area Committee.

Some figures help illustrate the Program’s recent history:

  • 2013: 6 Examining Qualification Boards and 6 of the Dissertation defense held.
  • 2014: 7 Examining Qualification Boards and 9 of the Dissertation defense held.
  • 2015: 12 Examining Qualification Boards and 5 of the Dissertation defense held.
  • 2016: 32 Examining Qualification Boards and 27 of the Dissertation defense held.
  • 2017: 14 Examining Qualification Boards and 18 of the Dissertation defense held.
  • 2018: 15 Examining Qualification Boards and 14 of the Dissertation defense held.
  • 2019: 13 Examining Qualification Boards and 17 of the Dissertation defense held.

100% of students awarded a 50% scholarship in the installment, in addition to 06 PROSUP scholarships - fee modality and 02 scholarships PROSUP- scholarship modality.

UNIP, guided by CAPES' understanding that the purpose of graduate programs is not restricted to the production of knowledge, but should be equally targeted to student training, is implementing a process of self-assessment, capturing this dimension, among others. To this end, a committee was set up made up of the coordinator, professors, students, and technicians. Currently, the committee is conducting the process of creating and consolidating the self-assessment criteria. With self-assessment, PGA/UNIP will continuously and permanently seek to improve the quality in the training of masters and Ph.Ds.,-to-be.

It should be emphasized that the self-assessment of the PGA/UNIP will be aligned with the institutional PDI and the mission of the PPG, while at the same time being based on the guidelines proposed by the Self-Assessment GT of Post-Graduate Programs (CAPES - Ordinance 149/2018). The mission will be to "reflect on the actions taken for student success, professor and technician success, and program success in a global manner." The self-assessment policy will cover the results of the quadrennial evaluations, as well as the data of the Program quality monitoring and its training process. UNIP will give broad publicity to its self-assessment policy on the program's website, on the Internet.

Data observation and collection will take place through different instruments, such as: focus groups, interviews, questionnaires, meetings, debates and workshops. The aim will be to identify weaknesses, potentialities, strategic challenges, improvements and future developments. To this end, following the recommendations of the Self-Assessment GT of Post-Graduate Programs (CAPES – Ordinance 149/2018), an integrative seminar will be held involving professors, students and technicians to analyze the partial report. The results of the self-assessment will be consolidated in partial reports, especially highlighting the potentialities and weaknesses evinced, as well as the measures to be taken for institutional improvement, the proposed actions, and future targets. These will be condensed into a specific action plan, improving the Program result management.

In 2020, the Program approved the Doctorate in Administration. The course was recommended by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel - CAPES, according to the Area Evaluation Committee and judged by CTC/CAPES, at its 194th Meeting, which took place in the period from May 11th to 15th, 2020.



Concentration Area

Organizational Networks

  1. Strategies and Operations in Networks
    Networks are planned arrangements of organizations, with the aim of reducing costs and dependence on business resources. In this way, both the network and each organization can obtain competitive advantages. Within this approach are the studies of strategies,franchise networks, supply chains, supply chain management, circular economy and network operations.
  2. Social Approaches in Networks
    Each network has a web of social relations that directs, influences, and determines the actions, processes, decisions, and behaviors of its participants. Changes in this network alter the processes, governance, and results of networks. Studies in this area seek the correspondence between social relations and network variables such as innovation, practices, and governance.

Specialized Library
Library with collections upgraded meet the recommended bibliographies, as well as subscriptions to journals and magazines. The library provides study rooms attached with conditions of comfort to meet the needs of students.  Provides several "databases" of consultations to interested ones with the most relevant records covering the various aspects of Administration.  The Library of UNIP is structured in order to support the teaching and research, in an institution which Statutorily has multi-campi organization, presenting, therefore, Sectorial Libraries with a central unit of information, interconnecting all the campuses of the Capital, via intranet.

Classrooms and large, bright and ergonomic auditoriums
Rooms for theory classes and seminars: In the postgraduate UNIP offers air conditioned classrooms for theory classes, with microcomputers, datashow, DVDs, screens, tables and chairs; room of students and professors, both air conditioned, with tables, chairs, microcomputers connected to the high-speed internet, including the wireless system, scanner and printer; 2 air conditioned rooms for Qualifications and Defenses containing datashow, microcomputers, screens, upholstered chairs, five-seater table intended for examining board.
Postgraduate Secretariat, which supports the students and professors of the program.
Auditoriums: there are three auditoriums in the postgraduate building with a capacity of 50, 150 and 600 seats, which feature with all infrastructure for conducting courses and events.

  • Interchange with the University of Porto, Portugal.
  • Network, Strategy and Innovation Colloquium with UFLA (www.nucleoestudo.ufla.br/gerei/).
  • Network Forum in partnership with USCS, UFLA, F.D.CABRAL and UFBA.
  • Competitive Panel on Innovation, Governance and Network Structure of XL ENANPAD.
  • Coordination of 3 thematic areas and institutional support to SEMEAD of FEA / USP.
Participation in Research Groups:
  • Optimization and Logistics Group of the Production Department (DPD) of the Faculty of Engineering of the Guaratinguetá campus of UNESP (DPD / FEG).
  • Group of the Center for Studies in Innovation and Global Competitiveness of UNIFESP, in the line of research Policies for Protection of Consumer Health.
  • ESPM Brazilian Franchise Internationalization Group.
  • Red Pillars, bringing together researchers from South America (http://www.redpilares.org/).

Project: Regulation of Health Insurance in Brazil: Evolution, Trends and Impacts
Responsible Professor: Arnaldo L. Ryngelblum
Development Agency: FAPESP
Process: 2015/50353-2
Effective: August, 2016 to July, 2018
Amount: BRL 83.312,06

Project: Relational Governance in Network Recyclable Material Cooperatives
Responsible Professor: Ernesto Michelangelo Giglio
Development Agency: FAPESP
Process: 2016/13409-2
Effective: November, 2016 to October, 2017
Amount: BRL 8.460,00

Project: Study about the relationship between safety culture and quality management at aeronautical maintenance companies
Professor Responsible: Professor PhD. Márcio Cardoso Machado
Fostering Body: CNPq
Process: 423869/2018-3 - Universal Call CNPq
Duration: February, 2019 to December, 2021
Amount in Reals: R$ 6,500.00

Project: collaborative management: perspectives and trends for operations in networks
Professor Responsible: Professor PhD. Mauro Vivaldini
Fostering Body: CNPq
Process: 420464/2018-2 - Universal Call CNPq
Duration: December, 2019 to December, 2021
Amount in Reals: R$ 5,300.00

Project: COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT: Resource scarcity and Value Creation in Micro-Franchise Networks
Professor Responsible: Professor PhD. Pedro Lucas de Resende Melo
Fostering Body: CNPq
Process: 432729/2018-6 - Universal Call CNPq
Duration: November, 2018 to November, 2021
Amount in Reals: R$ 1,500.00

Project: Study about the relationship between innovative capacity and competitiveness at industrial organizations on supply chains
Professor Responsible: Professor PhD. Renato Telles
Fostering Body: CNPq
Process: 437840/2018-2 - Universal Call CNPq
Duration: January, 2019 to December, 2021
Amount in Reals: R$ 14,800.00

Project: SHARE CAPITAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AT AN EARLY STAGE: The importance of the Share Capital both offline and online to undertaking creation and development with up to 42 months of existence
Professor Responsible: Professor PhD. Victor Silva Corrêa
Fostering Body: CNPq
Process: 433381/2018-3 - Universal Call CNPq
Duration: February, 2019 to December, 2021
Amount in Reals: R$ 4,500.00

Project: Study about adoption and barriers in 4.0 Industry at Brazilian Industrial Companies
Professor Responsible: Professor PhD. Maciel Manoel de Queiroz
Fostering Body: CNPq
Process: 421638/2018-4 - Universal Call CNPq
Duration: February, 2019 to December, 2021
Amount in Reals: R$ 3,200.00