Develops research in Regulation, Finance and Business applied to the Energy and Infrastructure segments that contribute to the sustainable development of society and companies. Among the activities carried out are the development of R&D projects, the preparation and publication of articles and books, the specialized consultancies related to research activities, and the training and programs related to research activities.
Created in 2009, the International Business Research Center (Nupin) at IAG PUC-Rio studies the processes of the internationalization of companies. Anyone looking to expand their business outside of Brazil or Latin America has access to research, methodologies, and qualified specialists to meet their needs.
The Nucleus of Organizations, Labor Relations and Employability at PUC-Rio brings together researchers dedicated to the production of knowledge about organizations, with an emphasis on organizational behavior, people management, and contemporary labor relations. Among its main objectives are studies that help develop knowledge on organizations, people management, attitudes and behaviors at work, and the work and career dynamics of today, through its Employability Observatory; the use of research and development services in organizations from different fields and sectors, in order to generate resources which aid in defining human resource policies in these organizations; and the production of historical series that allow the monitoring of relevant aspects of the dynamics of the modern-day labor market.
The Nucleus of Studies in Sustainable Organizations (NEOS) at IAG PUC-Rio was created in 2010 with the objective of conducting and publishing research on sustainability, focusing on its social and environmental dimensions, in already established organizations or startups.
This research center studies how to turn highly complex environments into opportunities to develop innovative strategic visions for modern organizations, considering the various issues at the level of people, the company, the industries, the ecosystems, and regional and national innovation systems. It also studies the way in which innovation can leverage the growth of a company and the best ways to develop and bring new innovative products or services to the market.
FINE gathers researchers from IAG/PUC-Rio dedicated to the advancements and production of knowledge through academic research in finance. We aspire to transfer knowledge from academia to society and financial markets’ stakeholders. The group has three main areas: Behavioral finance, Corporate finance, and Capital markets, whose leaders are researchers and professors at PUC-Rio. Ph.D. and master students also participate in all research projects. FINE offers financial planning services, financial analysis, and finance project planning. Also, we promote human resources development in private and public companies, universities, and financial institutions. FINE provides access to all PUC-Rio databases and statistical packages to allow high-quality research projects.
NOVAR – Retail Research Center of IAG / PUC-Rio – proposes to be a reference center, producing knowledge through agile and innovative methodologies, combining empirical research with market needs. Its products are research, academic and applied, in the fields of consumer and shopper behavior, technologies, management and retail services, in addition to courses (in company and open), short and medium-term (training and specialization) and graduate studies. The Nucleus team is composed of PhD professors, with experience in the market, and researchers, doctoral students and masters students from IAG, and invited market specialists.
The Center for Microentrepreneurship Studies (Núcleo de Estudos sobre Microempreendedorismo – NUME) is a research center dedicated to the understanding and capacity building of microentrepreneurship in Brazil. The Center’s objective is to develop academic and applied research in order to build knowledge and technology for microentrepreneurs. Microentrepreneurs are a heterogeneous group that includes self-employed professionals and individuals who seek to develop their own businesses for purposes of subsistence, independence, or growth. Occasionally called base-of-the-pyramid entrepreneurs, they can be formal or informal professionals. In either way, their services and goods are of great relevance to the local economy and to the social and economic development at large.