Vaz, Rolando

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Rolando Vaz
Rolando Vaz é um Economista português. Atualmente é professor auxiliar, de economia, na Universidade Portucalense. É Doutor (Ph.d) em Análise Económica, pela Universidade de Vigo. As suas áreas de investigação estão relacionadas com a Economia da empresa: (i) Crescimento das empresas; (ii) Clusters industriais; (iii) Economia da inovação; (iv) Economia Industrial. Afiliação: REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies. DEG - Departamento de Economia e Gestão.
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REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies
Centro de investigação que que tem como objetivo principal produzir e disseminar conhecimento teórico e aplicado que possibilite uma maior compreensão das dinâmicas e tendências económicas, empresariais, territoriais e tecnológicas do mundo contemporâneo e dos seus efeitos socioeconómicos. O REMIT adota uma perspetiva multidisciplinar que integra vários domínios científicos: Economia e Gestão; Ciências e Tecnologia; Turismo, Património e Cultura. Founded in 2017, REMIT – Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies is a research unit of Portucalense University. Based on a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective it aims at responding to social challenges through a holistic approach involving a wide range of scientific fields such as Economics, Management, Science, Technology, Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Grounded on the production of advanced scientific knowledge, REMIT has a special focus on its application to the resolution of real issues and challenges, having as strategic orientations: - the understanding of local, national and international environment; - the development of activities oriented to professional practice, namely in the business world.

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    How do firms grow? Modes, paths and strategies: A review of the literature
    2022-05-26 - Vaz, Rolando; Vaz, Rolando
    How do firms grow? The objective of this research is to review and unify the literature that identifies Modes, Paths and Strategies available for firms to promote growth. The sample, selected from the Scopus, ScienceDirect and Google Scholar databases, comprises 115 works published between 1957 and 2021. This research offers three contributions to the firms' growth literature. Firstly, it unifies the literature on different modes of growth, into three main categories: organic, inorganic and hybrid. Secondly, it links these modes of growth with different strategic paths. Thirdly, it reviews the determinant strategies for firms’ growth and relates them to different modes of growth. We conclude that the literature on Modes, Paths and Strategies, both at the theoretical and empirical level, is far from being conclusive. Based on these insights, a new research agenda is proposed.
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    Firm growth in the Portuguese footwear industry: the location dilemma
    2022-06-25 - Vaz, Rolando; Vaz, Rolando
    The purpose of this paper is to empirically address the relationship between regional firm density and the growth of firms in the Portuguese footwear industry. Although 80% of the firms belonging to this cluster are mainly geographically concentrated in two poles, we find that location is not significantly correlated with growth. To understand our disparate results on location, we adopted a graphical criterion to separate firms into two groups, taking firms surrounded by 200 firms as a threshold. We fit a separate linear regression for these two subsets of data to find that there exist two different patterns for regional firm density: location is negatively correlated with growth for the group of firms surrounded by less than 200 firms and positively correlated for the group surrounded by more than 200 firms. This allows us to propose a suggestive explanation: firms surrounded by few firms have more access to resources and can grow fast, whereas firms within a cluster are benefited from the location externalities. Our findings are relevant to guide entrepreneurs wishing to start a new business in this industry, and to Portuguese policymakers to draw public policies aimed to affect entrepreneurs’ location decisions in this sector through subsidies and incentives.