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)
  • Board Member Public and Nonprofit Division (PNP) of the Academy of Management (AoM)

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), v.84, 185-205, 2018 – Download

Beyond Contracted Prices: Determinants of agility determinants of agility in government electronic procurement (with Paulo Reis), Brazilian Review of Public Administration – v. 52, p. 107-125, 2018

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

Hybrid Organization of Critical Services (with Claude Ménard) – submitted

From Conflict to Synergy: Heterogeneous models of blended social and economic valie in the context of impact investing  (with Sergio Lazzarini, Luciana Mesquita, Leandro Pongeluppe and Angelica Rotondaro) – submitted

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

The dual effects of capabilities on public service performance: a quasi-experimental approach in public procurement reforms (with Paulo Reis and Paulo Arvate) – submitted

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

Value Creation and Value appropriaton in public and nonprofit organizations (with Joe Mahoney, Anita McGahan, and Matt Potoski)

The non-linear relationship between fiscal stress and local Public-Private Partnerships (with Danilo Azevedo and Paulo Furquim de Azevedo)


Prof. Sandro Cabral
Insper – Institute of Education and Research

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