International Journal of Professional Business Review <p align="justify"><strong>International Journal of Professional Business Review </strong>aims to publish original research in order to contribute to the promotion and dissemination of key issues in professional business and related areas. The JPB Review is published by Open Access Publications LLC. and also it is supported by <strong>Management Institute</strong> (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland). The <strong>JPB Review</strong>'s content aspires to be relevant and interesting to a wide readership, which adds to the understanding and discussion of professional business and academia worldwide. To be published in the <strong>JPB Review</strong>, authors must adhere to high standards of research and contribute to theory and/or practice in related areas, regardless of whether the level of analysis is the organization, region or country.</p> <p align="justify">The <strong>JPB Review</strong> challenges potential authors to produce high quality distinguished research, well grounded in theory and with high methodological rigor. The demonstration of an effective conceptual contribution will be considered in the journal's editorial process.</p> <p align="justify">To submit your paper (<strong>English, Portuguese and Spanish language</strong>), please visit the online submission page (login and download template). All articles are subject to a double-blind review process. <strong>JPB Review Journal</strong> require a Contributer ID (see <strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ORCID and Redalyc ID</a></strong>) for all authors. 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The author will need a registered ORCID in order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal.</p> <p align="justify">This journal <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>is indexing and abstracting in:</strong></span> SCOPUS (ELSEVIER), REDALYC (MEXICO), AMELICA (UNESCO) Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) Ebsco Host Publishing, Cengage Gale Learning, PKP Index, Google Scholar and OpenAire (See Indexing &amp; Abstracting page).</p> <p align="justify">In the drive to succeed in its mission, in addition to the traditional editorial, the journal offers:</p> <p>• Editorial Comments</p> <p>• Articles</p> <p>• Perspectives</p> en-US <p>Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following terms: the author(s) authorize(s) the publication of the text in the journal;</p><p>The author(s) ensure(s) that the contribution is original and unpublished and that it is not in the process of evaluation by another journal;</p><p>The journal is not responsible for the views, ideas and concepts presented in articles, and these are the sole responsibility of the author(s);</p><p>The publishers reserve the right to make textual adjustments and adapt texts to meet with publication standards.</p><p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal the right to first publication, with the work simultaneously licensed under the Creative Commons Atribuição NãoComercial 4.0 (, which allows the work to be shared with recognized authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p><p>Authors are allowed to assume additional contracts separately, for non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (e.g. publish in institutional repository or as a book chapter), with recognition of authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p><p>Authors are allowed and are encouraged to publish and distribute their work online (e.g. in institutional repositories or on a personal web page) at any point before or during the editorial process, as this can generate positive effects, as well as increase the impact and citations of the published work (see the effect of Free Access) at <a href=""></a></p> (Editorial team) (Editorial Staff) Wed, 02 Feb 2022 00:00:00 -0300 OJS 60 Research Overview about Competencies of Startups <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Purpose</strong>: The aim of this paper was to contextualize the research scenario about startup competencies.</p> <p><strong>Design/methodology/approach: </strong> The systematic literature review was built from the content analysis of 71 papers from Web of Science and Scopus database. The papers were analyzed from descriptive, bibliographic, methodologic, results and citation characteristics.</p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong> From the results, it is observed that the USA is the absolute stand in studies related to startups and competencies. However, other nations also have developed relevant studies. Studies related to startups and competencies still are at a very theoretical stage, which creates a demand for the development of studies that collect and provide scientific data to the market about these enterprises.</p> <p><strong>Research, Practical &amp; Social implications: </strong> Eight competences were mapped, being constituted by three fundamental stages for the construction of a startup.</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>Originality/value: </strong> This article is an academic contribution that allows an understanding about research developed on startups and their competencies, considering data from two reference research databases.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Matheus Soares Noronha, Lucas Fulanete Bento, João Paulo Ferreira Rufino, Thelma Valéria Rocha Copyright (c) 2022 Matheus Soares Noronha, Lucas Fulanete Bento, João Paulo Ferreira Rufino, Thelma Valéria Rocha Wed, 02 Feb 2022 00:00:00 -0300 Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Corporate Sustainability: The Moderating Role of Top Management Commitment <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of corporate social responsibility on corporate sustainability with the moderating role of top management.</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>Theoretical Framework: </strong> Even though studies have been done within an emerging market context, there has been calls to explore CSR constraints in other geographical areas. This study explores how lack of top management commitment moderates the relationship between CSR and Corporate Sustainability.</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>Design/Methodology/Approach:</strong> We used non-probability sampling technique by employing convenience sampling for data collection. By employing a survey questionnaire, data were collected from 397 employees of SMEs in Ghana. The IBM Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 25.0 and IBM's Analysis of Moments of Structures (AMOS) version 24 softwares packages were employed as analytical tools in this investigation.</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>Findings:</strong> Board composition, the board size, institutional ownership, and CEO- Chair duality had varying influences on economic, environmental, and social dimensions of corporate social responsibility. The moderating role of top management commitment was confirmed for the relationship between the environmental dimension of corporate social responsibility and corporate sustainability.</p> <p><strong> </strong><strong>Research, Practical &amp; Social implications:</strong> Future studies can consider other indicators of corporate governance and assess their influence on the various dimensions of CSR as well as their linkage with Corporate Sustainability. </p> <p><strong>Implications/Originality/Value:</strong> It’s concluded that corporate governance systems exhibit varying interactions with corporate social responsibility dimensions which may be due to changes in the national and institutional framework as well as economic conditions and the type of industry.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Isaac Tandoh, Kwame Asare Duffour, Mavis Essandoh, Richard Nana Amoako Copyright (c) 2022 Kwame Duffour Thu, 03 Feb 2022 00:00:00 -0300 Agriculture startups (AgTechs): a bibliometric study <p>Purpose: Conduct a bibliometric study on agricultural startups (AgTech) and the main concepts related to them in the literature. Theoretical framework: The agribusiness sector has the challenge of producing food sustainably to ensure food security for the planet's population by 2050. In this context, there is an exponential growth in investments in agriculture technology (Kakani et al., 2020). Most of these technologies are developed and marketed by AgTechs, the technological startups in agribusiness. AgTechs are expressive in the 4.0 agriculture scenario, where more precise and environmentally sustainable technologies are sought (Dutia, 2014. However, despite the growing number of AgTechs, few studies present their main concepts in the scientific literature. Design/methodology/approach: The Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus databases were used together with softwares: SciMAT and VOSviewer to develop the bibliometric study. The SciMAT was used to clean up raw bibliographic data, analyze, and configure the analysis. The maps generated were produced at VOSviewer and based on co-citation for the periods defined in the SciMAT. Findings: The results showed that the theme is not well consolidated in the literature, but it is in a dizzying growth, with 71.3% of the articles having been published in the last three years in 79 journals and with publications covering 44 countries. Research, Practical &amp; Social implications: the AgTech theme is consolidating in literature where digital and disruptive technologies are concerned, however, the human factors, business models, and management aspects involved in this topic are being neglected, which resulted in the proposal of a Research Agenda that can help both academics and practitioners to analyze AgTechs aspects that appear to not be in focus right now. Originality/value: The study brought important contributions to a better understanding of the term AgTech in the literature and to the improvement of concepts related to this ecosystem.</p> Jéssica Alves Justo Mendes, Lucas Olegário Bueno, Arthur Yassine Oliveira, Mateus Cecílio Gerolamo Copyright (c) 2022 Jéssica Alves Justo Mendes, Lucas Olegário Bueno, Arthur Yassine Oliveira, Mateus Cecílio Gerolamo Fri, 29 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0300 Participatory budgeting in covid-19 times: a perspective from Paraná and portuguese municipalities <p><strong>Purpose</strong>:&nbsp; The aim of this article is to explore the barriers imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic to Participatory Budgeting (PB), considering the perspective of Brazilian and Portuguese Local Public Administration.</p> <p><strong>Theoretical framework</strong>:&nbsp; Recent literature points out that the barriers imposed on PB processes arising from the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic are justified by many leaders due to social distancing measures and the expansion of financial constraints.</p> <p><strong>Design/methodology/approach</strong>:&nbsp; An online questionnaire was applied using a Likert-type scale to assess the perception of public officials, in Paraná and Portugal, about the barriers imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic to PB. Through a quantitative approach, data were presented and analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Chi-square test of adherence.</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>:&nbsp; The survey contributors from the Portuguese municipalities indicated that the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the conduct of PB processes. The possible restrictive consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the realization of PB in the future are not clear, according to the responses obtained in the two contexts analyzed.</p> <p><strong>Research, Practical &amp; Social implications</strong>:&nbsp; Future studies may include the perspective of the participants in the process and the possible reduction in the amounts available for the execution of the PB due to the pandemic of COVID-19.</p> <p><strong>Originality/value</strong>:&nbsp; COVID-19 alone cannot bring citizens to the periphery of public policy decisions. Difficulties prior to the pandemic, such as the absence of an online platform contributed to limiting the participatory space.</p> Lucas Rodrigues Maciel, Cláudia S. Costa, Anderson Catapan Copyright (c) 2022 Lucas Rodrigues Maciel, Cláudia S. Costa, Anderson Catapan Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0300