Sandro Cabral’s webpage

Welcome! I am an Associate Professor of Strategy at Insper and an Associate Professor (on leave) at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil.

(Sandro Cabral’s CV_july_17 – CV Portuguese )

I am also:

  • Co-editor of the special issue on Value Creation and Value Appropriation in the context of Public and Non-Profit Organizations, Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) –  (with Joe Mahoney, Anita McGahan, and Matt Potoski)
  • Research Fellow of the Brazilian Council of Scientific Research (CNPq)
  • Member of the Academy of Management (AoM) – BPS and PNP Divisions

I investigate the dynamics of public and private relationships with a special attention to the organization of public services.  More precisely, what really moves me is to understand the impact of organizational choices and strategic actions of public, private and nonprofits on performance. I am also interested in the boundaries of public and private organizations and in the challenges associated to improved accountability in the public-private realm. My research is placed somewhere between Strategic Management and Public Administration fields.

Main Publications

Accountability mechanisms in public services: Activating new dynamics in a prison system (with Maria-Fátima Santos) – International Public Management Journal (IPMJ), forthcoming – Download

Civic Festivals and Collaborative Governance (with Dale Krane) – International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS), forthcoming – Download

Reconciling conflicting policy objectives in public contracting: The enabling role of capabilities – Journal of Management Studies, 54(6), 823-853, 2017- Download

Public-private partnerships in mega-sport events: a comparative study of the provision of sports arenas for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (with Claudio Reis). Brazilian Review of Public Administration, v. 51, p. 551-579, 2017

The Guarding the Guardians Problem: An Analysis of the Organizational Performance of an Internal Affairs Division (with Sergio Lazzarini) – Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 25(3), 797-829, 2015- Download

Public procurement strategy: the impacts of a preference programme for small and micro businesses (with Paulo Reis) – Public Money & Management, 35(2), 103-110, 2015 – Download

Outsourcing Failure and Vertical Reintegration: The Influence of Contractual Factors and External Pressures (with Bertrand Quélin and Walmir Maia) – Long Range Planning, 47(6), 365-378, 2014 – download

Private Entrepreneurs in Public Services:  A Longitudinal Examination of Outsourcing and Statization of Prisons (with Sergio Lazzarini and Paulo F. Azevedo) – Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 7(1), 6-25, 2013 – download

An Approach for Evaluating the Risk Management Role of Governments in Public-Private Partnerships for Mega-Event Stadiums (with Antonio Francisco Silva Junior), European Sports Management Quarterly, 13(4), 472-490, 2013 download 

Organizing Prisons through Public-Private Partnerships: A Cross-Country Investigation (with Stéphane Saussier) – Brazilian Administration Review, 10(1), 100-120, 2013 – download

Títulos de Impacto Social [Social Impact Bonds] (with Sergio Lazzarini, Sergio Jurandir and Marcelo Barbosa) – HSM Management, 94, 2012 – download

Private Operation with Public Supervision: Evidence of Hybrid Modes of Governance in Prisons (with Sergio Lazzarini and Paulo Furquim de Azevedo). Public Choice, 145(1-2), 281-293, 2010 – download

The modes of provision of prison services in a comparative perspective (with Paulo Furquim de Azevedo). BAR Brazilian Administration Review, v.5(1), 2008, 53-69 – download

FMEA and PMBOK applied to Project Risk Management (with Flávio Santos).  Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management. 5 (2), 2008, 341-358 – download

Papers under review and working papers

The private scope in public-private partnerships: An institutional and capability-based perspective (with Ilze Kivleniece, Sergio Lazzarini, and Bertrand Quélin) – R&R

Beyond Contracted Prices: Celerity in Electronic Public Procurement (with Paulo Reis) – R&R

Hybrid Organization of Critical Services (with Claude Ménard)

Reconciling Financial and Social Performance through Business Models: The role of impact-oriented investors (with Sergio Lazzarini, Luciana Mesquita, Leandro Pongeluppe and Angelica Rotondaro)

Resources, Practices and Organizational Performance: Evidence of public and private secondary schools (with Thomaz Teodorovicz, Sérgio Lazzarini, and Leandro Nardi)

Research in Progress

The co-evolutionary aspects of public and private entrepreneurship (with Peter Klein, Sergio  Lazzarini, and Anita McGahan)

Incentives and frustration in pay-for-performance programs: Evidence of police units (with Sergio Firpo, Marcelo Marchesini, Joana Monteiro, and Leonardo Viotti)

The role of managerial practices in public-private collaborations in education: Experimental evidence (with Sergio Lazzarini and Ricardo Paes-de-Barros)

Policy interventions to leverage public procurement performance: A quasi-experimental approach (with Paulo Reis and Paulo Arvate)


Prof. Sandro Cabral
Insper – Institute of Education and Research

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