Innovation in Emerging Economy Organizations

Abstract This special issue of Cadernos EBAPE.BR invites reflection around building a critical research agenda on the field of innovation strategies and organizations in emerging economies, considering the implications of such an agenda to the Brazilian academy. The published articles reveal the spectrum of upcoming interests of Brazilian researchers on this topic. The first group of articles focused on analyzing innovation policies aimed at SMEs, agriculture and mining, environmentally sensitive sectors, and the foundations of start-up ecosystems. The second group of articles focused on innovation in emerging markets, based on the approaches of frugality, social businesses, and the dynamics of organizational radicality. Finally, the articles published in this issue brought theoretical and practical contributions to the debate, discussing topics such as digital transformation, the industry 4.0 and its relevance to BRIC countries, and administration of smart cities and knowledge-intensive services.