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Economic Development and Changes in Human Resource Management in a Sustainable Agricultural Sector: Recent Evidence from Brazilian Sugar–Alcohol Companies

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Department of Economics & NIPE, University of Minho, 4700-000 Braga, Portugal
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Graduate Course of Management Departament, University of Sao Caetano do Sul (USCS), Campus Conceicao, Sao Caetano do Sul 09530-060, Brazil
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Sustainability 2020, 12(18), 7559; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12187559
Received: 11 August 2020 / Revised: 3 September 2020 / Accepted: 11 September 2020 / Published: 14 September 2020
Economic development causes significant changes in the innovative processes of resource management. The purpose of this article is to discuss the sustainability of resource management in sugar–alcohol companies operating in the most productive areas of Brazil and to analyze the profile of the companies in the sector in terms of innovation and adherence to practices of human resource management. The methodological procedures were based on qualitative research. Data collection was directed toward the population of companies in the sector of cane brandy production, having as the main criteria representativeness of human resource management and to be active. The results indicate that human management tends to be traditional in spite of several current economic challenges. The conclusions also highlight that the most highly mechanized companies are those that have adhered to strategic policies and practices, and that the traditional model of human management prevails in more than 70% of companies. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; economic development; sugar and alcohol sector; cane brandy sustainability; economic development; sugar and alcohol sector; cane brandy
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Mourao, P.; Kubo, E.; Santos, I.; Mazucato, V. Economic Development and Changes in Human Resource Management in a Sustainable Agricultural Sector: Recent Evidence from Brazilian Sugar–Alcohol Companies. Sustainability 2020, 12, 7559. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12187559

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Mourao P, Kubo E, Santos I, Mazucato V. Economic Development and Changes in Human Resource Management in a Sustainable Agricultural Sector: Recent Evidence from Brazilian Sugar–Alcohol Companies. Sustainability. 2020; 12(18):7559. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12187559

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Mourao, Paulo, Edson Kubo, Isabel Santos, and Valeria Mazucato. 2020. "Economic Development and Changes in Human Resource Management in a Sustainable Agricultural Sector: Recent Evidence from Brazilian Sugar–Alcohol Companies" Sustainability 12, no. 18: 7559. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su12187559

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