e3 - Revista de Economia, Empresas e Empreendedores na CPLP 2022-05-10T07:45:09-04:00 Áurea Sandra Toledo de Sousa -| Maria José Angélico Gonçalves - Open Journal Systems <p><em>Under the motto of Fernando Pessoa: "My homeland is the Portuguese language", e3 was firstly founded as a publication dedicated to the dissemination of science in Portuguese, acting in the lusophone space and the community of Portuguese-speaking countries. It now opens to news worlds and new paths, reinforcing its long-term mission to harvest and disseminate knowledge and bring researchers and scientific communities closer together. </em></p> <p>Published twice a year, it <strong>offers</strong> <strong>open, immediate and free access</strong> to its content, following the principle that scientific knowledge is freely available based on scientific, social responsibility and knowledge transfer to society.</p> <p>The quality control of the submitted manuscripts is carried out by the Editors-in-Chief, by the Scientific Council, and by at least one double, and blind, peer review, or open peer review.</p> Last Chance Tourism: main applications and consequences for destinations 2022-04-11T07:33:58-04:00 C. Cláudia Caetano Maria Carolina Branco Azevedo e Menezes <p>In this article, a literature review on the topic Last Chance Tourism (LCT) intends to understand this phenomenon’s main applications and consequences for destinations. As a research approach, a descriptive and explanatory study was chosen. The term LCT was first mentioned in the media in 2008 and in 2010 in the academic literature. However, the phenomenon was previously referred to with other terms: “disaster tourism”, “climate tourism”, “extinction tourism”, “see it before it ends”. The main results obtained are evidence of the consequences associated with ice destinations, focusing on the glaciers problem on the verge of disappearing due to environmental changes; tourism of endangered animals, including hunting, disappearing waterfalls, Great Barrier Reef erosion, places with great wear and tear associated with the number of visitors, and even places and objects perceived as a symbol of something that is slowly disappearing from society generally. Despite the different destinations, the consequences identified converge at the environmental level, with a focus on climate change, pressure on ecosystems, environmental degradation, excess load on destinations and the creation of “ambassadors” for the environmental cause. In addition to the environmental impact, consequences were identified at the cultural, sociopolitical, economic and physical risk levels for tourists. It was possible to identify some gaps in the literature, such as the absence of a clear criterion to objectively determine the definition of LCT destination; the temporality of the “vulnerable destination” status; as well as whether vulnerable destinations should really be promoted for tourism.</p> 2022-05-10T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 e3 - Revista de Economia, Empresas e Empreendedores na CPLP Behavior of cooperative banking in Portugal: the resilience of Crédito Agrícola in the 2007-2018 period 2022-04-18T03:06:18-04:00 Artur Faria Luis Pacheco <p>The financial system is a fundamental pillar in the efficient functioning of credit to the economy. The financial crisis had an impact on the entire financial system, making it clear that the banking sector in general must necessarily undergo a process of change in strategy, namely in the moderate granting of credit. Through a comparative analysis of cooperative banking with other commercial banking, for the period 2007 to 2018, we conclude that, in Portugal, cooperative banking - represented by the Integrated System of Mutual Agricultural Credit - was more resilient to the economic and sovereign debt crisis, due to its conservative transformation ratio, which allowed it to achieve positive results and not to degrade its capital ratios. The application of the HEAT! and z-score methodologies shows that, in the most acute period of the crisis, Crédito Agrícola's indicators diverge favourably from those of other commercial banks, placing Crédito Agrícola as one of the banking institutions with the lowest risk of insolvency. Therefore, liquidity and long-term orientation, which are characteristics of cooperative banking, are essential for its stability and contribute to the financial soundness of the whole system.</p> 2022-06-22T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 e3 - Revista de Economia, Empresas e Empreendedores na CPLP Learning from the past 2022-01-31T16:13:31-05:00 António José Marques Silva Eduardo Manuel de Almeida Leite <p>Since January 2020, a multisectoral hub of Madeiran institutions has been involved in the INTERREG project SABOREA Mac. The main objective of this regional cluster is to put Madeira on the map of food destinations. The timing could not have been worse: a global disaster that severely affects the tourism industry within the framework of an ongoing pandemic, which no one anticipated. There have been no studies focused on this area of activity and on the impact caused by a health crisis of this magnitude that until recently was completely unthinkable. Learning from the past is a way to respond immediately to the urgent need to re-evaluate the original strategy of the SABOREA consortium, delineated in a totally different conjuncture. In this paper, we analyse the path adopted by the organizers of the 5<sup>th</sup> Centenary of Madeira’s discovery at the end of (World War 1) WW1. Facing the cumulated impact of the conflict and the Spanish flu, they successfully rebranded Madeira, a strategy that continues to shape the perception of the destination by today’s visitors. This case study serves as a starting point for considering to what extent the SABOREA project still fits into the reality of the post-pandemic era.</p> 2022-07-27T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 e3 - Revista de Economia, Empresas e Empreendedores na CPLP Institutional e-Learning maturity: A case study from ISCAP 2022-04-19T12:11:15-04:00 Paula de Fátima Peres Teixeira Almeida <p>This paper has the main objective to know what the level of institutional e-Learning maturity is, of Porto Accounting and Business School (ISCAP) and to propose actions to improve on that positioning. Higher Education has been challenged over the years with the evolution of education and the appearing of different teaching methods from the traditional, which become necessary to follow the change and therefore to resort to virtual teaching practices environments. In this way, the case study developed and described in this paper intends to know the factors that influence ISCAP maturity level, to know how e-Learning is projected in its internal strategy and which recommendations could have a positive impact on the institutional increment. learning maturity. Based on the literature review and on the existing models that analyze institutional maturity, it will be analyzed what is convergent and divergent in the several authors, in order to produce a result applicable to the ISCAP context. As an ongoing case study, the questionnaire has been used to obtain data until this moment. This paper presents the early results of this project.</p> 2022-06-22T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 e3 - Revista de Economia, Empresas e Empreendedores na CPLP Mobile Learning: MIT App Inventor Mobile Programming – an experience carried out in Cape Verdean Higher Education 2022-03-21T07:45:17-04:00 Elizabeth Alves Andrade Barbosa <p>This article intends to report an experience of integrating new programming learning methodologies in higher education, which was conducted during the 2016/2017 school year, at the University of Cape Verde. This study was applied in two first-year classes of the electrotechnical engineering degree. These students used different mobile applications for learning to code which allowed them to work both inside and outside of the classroom. Among the applications used, MIT App Inventor has stood out as the favourite tool for the different activities developed for learning to code both individually and collaboratively. In this work, one presents the main uses of this tool during the above-mentioned academic year, in the curricular unit “Introduction to Programming”, describing some of the applications developed by the students, and also announcing some other applications used in this research.</p> 2022-05-10T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2022 e3 - Revista de Economia, Empresas e Empreendedores na CPLP