Luis A. Amaral

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This paper reviews the literature on small-world networks in social science and management. This relatively new area of research represents an unusual level of cross-disciplinary research within social science and between social science and the physical sciences. We review the findings of this emerging area with an eye to describing the underlying theory of(More)
Literature has highlighted the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) in building new models of public governance that promote fairness and accountability, which are key requirements in the fight against corruption. In this context, it is worth mentioning the sector of public procurement, since it is one of the most sensitive concerning(More)
Public purchase is an implementing tool of public policy that promotes the public value. Framed by a policy and management strategy, it focus the economic efficiency, but also improves the social promotion of socio-economic reality. In the context of governance, the challenge is to monitor, manage and evaluate the impacts of public purchase in the creation(More)
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