Center for Studies and
Research in Administration

Presentation

The Center for Studies and Research in Administration (CEPA) is an auxiliary body linked to the School of Administration of the UFRGS. The main objective of CEPA is to bring the University closer to the community through partnerships with public and private organizations carried out through University extension activities and specialized services.

Integrating the fields of academic and applied research, the CEPA undertakes extension courses and provides consulting services in all areas of the Administration, providing direct training to undergraduate and graduate students in their respective operating areas.

As an auxiliary body of a large University, the CEPA has privileged resources and great scope of action, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of professionals with background in world-renowned institutions and experience in both the practical and academic fields, working in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Production and Information Management.

Field of work

The CEPA works in the following areas:

  • Academic research: In order to produce research related to the practice of the teaching-learning process, the CEPA advises undergraduate and graduate students in the accomplishment of their academic works based on the information contained in the bibliographic bases;
  • Applied research: The background diversity of the faculty of the University allows CEPA to work in several areas of applied research, especially market analysis, contemplating scientific study in an innovative way;
  • Training (open or in company): Through University extension courses, inside a company or open to the community, the CEPA offers trainings in the most diverse areas of Administrative Sciences, such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Production and Information Management;
  • Consulting: Also supported in the wide background diversity of professionals from the University, the Center for studies and research in Administration offers consulting services in areas such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Production, Agribusiness and Information Management.

Performed projects

These are some of the projects already developed by CEPA:

Doing Business in Brazil (2015, 2016 and 2017)
Promote knowledge about the economy and relevant aspects of the Brazilian market, besides visiting companies from the state of Rio Grande do Sul and integrating Brazilian and foreign students.

22nd Edition – International Conference on Management Technology
Organize the 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from April 14th to 18th, 2013.

IV Brazilian Congress of Organizational Studies
Hold the IV Brazilian Congress of Organizational Studies.

Analysis of the Lamb Market – Porto Alegre, Santa Maria and Caxias do Sul
Identify and analyze the consumption habits of lamb along the distribution channels, retail, experts and final consumers in the cities of Porto Alegre, Santa Maria and Caxias do Sul, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

International Workshop 2014 UFRGS/KBS
Promote knowledge about the Brazilian economy and aspects relevant to the role of foreign companies in Brazil.

Technical Support – Research South Region of Brazil – AFUBRA
Support the research conducted by the Association of Tobacco Growers of Brazil (Afubra).

Elaborate the competency matrix of the magistrate from the Court of Justice of RS
Elaborate a competency matrix for the magistrate from the Court of Justice/Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Internationalization of Brazilian Companies – ABIQUIF Pilot study
Case studies of strategic processes for the internationalization of Brazilian companies in the chemical industry.

Socioeconomic level of the Tobacco Producer in the southern region of Brazil
Identify and describe the current socioeconomic status of tobacco producers located in the southern region of Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná).

Business Management Program
Qualify key executives in understanding integrated change management and innovation. The idea is to allow not only the training itself, but integrating and aligning different management actions.

3rd FEBRAVAR – Sindilojas of Porto Alegre
Evaluate the satisfaction of exhibitors and shopkeepers participating in the 3rd Brazilian Retail Fair (FEBRAVAR), an event organized by Sindilojas Porto Alegre, an entity that represents more than 2,500 companies.

Training of State Justice servants
Train servants working for the State Justice of Rio Grande do Sul.

IX ENAPEGS – Social management, participation and development: Looks from Latin America
Foster the production and spread the knowledge derived from teaching, research and extension activities in the field of social management with emphasis on the issues of participation and development in Latin America.

8th Congress of the Franco-Brazilian Institute of Business Administration
Promote exchanges between Brazil, France and other countries through academic and business activities in the areas of Administration, Economics and International Relations.

ELAUS 2015 – II Latin American Meeting of Sustainable Universities
Encourage the development and spread of environmental management policies and systems in universities.

Undergraduate Course Evaluation – UPF
Evaluate the market feasibility for undergraduate courses in Forestry Engineering, Animal Science, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Medical Biology and Occupational Therapy in the UPF’s area of influence.

Identify the perception of customers/market – CIEE
This research has as main objective to identify the perception that clients (private and public) have in relation to the CIEE and the competitors operating in the Rio Grande do Sul market.

Strategic Planning for Conceição Hospital Group
Specialized technical-professional advice with a view to elaborate the GHC Strategic Plan.

Extension course in Public Administration of Culture
Develop a training process for municipal administrators of culture, conceived as an integral part of the implementation and consolidation of the National Culture System.

XVI Ibero-American of Technology Management
The congress disseminates knowledge on innovation and technology management, providing a meeting place for the academic and business community to increase knowledge and exchange experiences about innovation.

Organizational interaction between public and private communities
The project aims at scientific development and technological training in the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Costs, Production and Systems, Science and Technology, Marketing, Agribusiness in general, Strategic Planning, Environmental management and operations.

Contemporary Economics and Public Management
The main objective of this extension course is to promote the updgrade and training of professionals from public and private areas in the topics related to Contemporary Economics and Public Management.

Course profile for training professionals in the area of Administration
Identify what kind of management courses the HEIs are offering to students in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, based on a comparative analysis of the syllabus contents and curricula.

Use of child and adolescent labor in tobacco crops
Identify and describe the current situation regarding the irregular use of child and adolescent labor in tobacco crops located on southern Brazil. Identify health and safety conditions in the work of producers.

EUROMED/UFRGS International Workshop 2013
Provide general knowledge about the Brazilian economy and aspects relevant to the role of foreign companies in Brazil.

4th Congress of the Franco-Brazilian Institute of Business Administration
Consolidate the University and economic relations between France and Brazil, concerning both students and teachers as well as the plan of teaching and research in business management, and to deepen relations between both countries.

Coordination and contact

Director: Marcia Dutra de Barcellos
3308-3501 | marcia.barcellos@ufrgs.br

Vice-director: Daniela Callegaro de Menezes
3308-3482 | daniela.callegaro@ufrgs.br

Secretary: Emerson Lamberti
3308-3313 | emerson.lamberti@ufrgs.br

Lourdes Odete dos Santos
3308-3492 | lourdes.odete@ufrgs.br

Caroline Penêdo
3308-3992 | 00229130@ufrgs.br