Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 2021-12-31T19:32:20-03:00 Dennys Eduardo Rossetto Open Journal Systems IBJESB | Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business is a iberoamerican scholarly journal in the field of small business and entrepreneurship studies. The journal's aim is to publish original papers, which contribute to the advancement of the field of entrepreneurship. It publishes conceptual and empirical papers mainly for the interest of scholars, consultants, academicians and public policy makers. An analysis of international scientific production on business accelerators from 1990 to 2019 2021-05-03T18:12:30-03:00 Matheus Eurico Soares de Noronha Cristina Doritta Rodrigues Leonardo Reis Longo Ilan Avrichir <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> This research aims to develop an overview of the scientific articles on “Business Accelerators”, mapping the academic contributions already made, organizing and systematizing them to show the state of the art of the phenomenon of acceleration of startups. <strong>Design/methodology/approach: </strong>The methodological approach is qualitative, and the method used is a descriptive systematic literature review. Data were collected on the Scopus and Web of Science databases, between 1990 and 2019. Data collection presented a sample of 403 articles that, after applying exclusion criteria, consolidated into 95 articles. <strong>Originality/value: </strong>Considering the wide spread of business accelerators in the world, the systematization of the literature made it possible to present the supporting pillars of the accelerators, which allows for an advance in the study of the subject and facilitates the foundation for conducting future research that can also use the suggestions of research carried out. <strong>Findings: </strong>The results show the acceleration processes, consolidated in a structural acceleration model that is based on four pillars decomposed into eight processes worked by organizations, from the definitions in the literature. <strong>Research, Practical &amp; Social implications: </strong>The main theoretical contribution is the presentation of the structural acceleration model, followed by the panorama of international publications in the area and identification of new opportunities for future research in the area of ​​entrepreneurship and innovation.</p> 2021-12-31T00:00:00-03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Matheus Eurico Soares de Noronha, Cristina Doritta Rodrigues, Leonardo Reis Longo, Ilan Avrichir Strategic role of IT and IT governance mechanisms for the context of small and medium enterprises 2021-06-01T09:40:59-03:00 Humberto Caetano Cardoso da Silva Jairo Simião Dornelas Marcus Augusto Vasconcelos Araújo <span lang="EN-GB">The role of small and medium-sized enterprises in the economy is indisputable. However, these companies face major challenges to keep operating. Among them is the use of IT resources and the return on investments made. This article aims to survey the strategic role of IT in the organization and the IT governance mechanisms used in the context. It was possible to identify that relational IT governance mechanisms are more present in the context than structural or procedural mechanisms. It was also possible to identify that information technology, in the context, has a more operational use. Finally, through the use of Spearman's coefficient, it was found that higher strategic levels of IT use lead to greater use of governance mechanisms in the three dimensions, structural, procedural and relational</span> 2021-12-31T00:00:00-03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business An entrepreneurial education ecosystem's analysis, based on a case of a Brazilain public institution 2021-05-31T17:01:34-03:00 Daniel Paulino Teixeira Lopes Silvana Alves da Silva Cacilda Maria de Almeida Lucas Gabriel Ribeiro Martins <p><strong>Purpose</strong>: to analyze the entrepreneurship education ecosystem of a Brazilian public teaching and research institution. <strong>Methodology</strong>: case study of the Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), according to the following stages: survey in 2017, participant observation in 2018 and another survey in 2019. <strong>Findings</strong>: the analysis (which embraces the policies, structure, resources, actors and culture dimensions) indicates the configuration of the main entrepreneurship education ecosystem components and their possible consequences on the institution, thus showing the need for institutionalizing educational processes that comprise entrepreneurship in curriculum, co-curricular and research activities, as well as making available resources and structures that contribute to actors’ engagement and to the entrepreneurship culture development. <strong>Theoretical/methodological contributions</strong>: this paper advances the understanding of entrepreneurship education ecosystems, by proposing methods triangulation for the application of the framework of analysis, and contributes by analyzing a unique teaching and research institution, relevant for the complexity of its institutional design and for the orientation towards technological education. <strong>Originality/value</strong>: this paper (a) identifies possible analytical and suggestions for intervention, based on the interactions of the Triple Helix, in order to develop entrepreneurship education ecosystems, thus advancing the literature, and (b) approaches the teaching and research institution as the unit of analysis itself (and not the territory), therefore demonstrating an alternative to traditional research in entrepreneurship ecosystems. <strong>Practical implications</strong>: suggestions for decision-making on institutional policies and for increasing participation in actions in the territory are made, which can be put into practice to favor entrepreneurship education ecosystems of other institutions.</p> <p><strong>JEL CODE</strong>: O3, I2</p> 2021-09-01T00:00:00-03:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business