Research Groups

Research Groups
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BRU-IUL is organized into 5 Research Groups spanning the various key Business areas in a way that mirrors our multidisciplinary strengths:

  • Accounting, Marketing & Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Resources



Given the great multidisciplinarity of the Unit’s research groups, collaboration across the different disciplines is encouraged. There are various examples of projects and research activities where complementarity across disciplines has been actively sought:

  • Project on corporate governance in medium income countries, integrating researchers from the scientific areas of Finance, Data Analytics, Organizational Behaviour, Economics and Marketing;
  • Project on public transportation for the Lisbon Metropolitan Area with researchers from the Data Analytics and the Organizational Behavior & Human Resources groups;
  • Collaboration between the Data Analytics group and researchers from the Accounting, Marketing & Management group on Marketing and Business applications;
  • Collaboration between the Finance and Data Analytics groups on classifying and clustering time series



Moreover, BRU-IUL’s commitment to interdisciplinary research has led to several collaborations with other ISCTE-IUL’s research units:

  • In collaboration with CIS-IUL – 2 projects on water management and on quality and safety in the hospital
  • In collaboration with ISTAR-IUL – applications for joint projects in the field of data science
  • In collaboration with CIES-IUL – work on complex data structures focusing on household health
  • In collaboration with Dinâmia’CET-IUL – research on multivariate data analysis with applications to economy


  • Another commitment of BRU-IUL is it achieve a higher degree of internationalisation. Indeed, in the period 2013-2018, our current researchers have reinforced their international collaborations at various levels:

  • Approximately 40% of international co-authorships for papers published in that period
  • 28 researchers have been visiting researchers or scholars in foreign universities and/or hold faculty positions in 58 Universities/Research Centres of 22 countries
  • 21 projects with international partners
  • Over 40 international awards
  • Involvement in organising committees and scientific committees of 138 international conferences
  • Involvement in some 10 international research networks


  • To learn more about each group, its coordinator and members, main publications and projects, please select a group in the scroll menu above.

    • Integrated Member
    • Felipa Dias de Mello Sampayo
      Felipa Dias de Mello Sampayo

      filipa.sampayo@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Microeconomics under uncertainty, Microeconometrics, Gravity Models, Health economics

    • Fernando Alberto Freitas Ferreira
      Fernando Alberto Freitas Ferreira

      fernando.alberto.ferreira@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: Applied Decision Sciences & Business Process Improvement, Decision Support & Strategic Planning, Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) , MCDA Applications in Finance, Insurance, Banking & Real Estate, Decision Support Systems for Risk Analysis and Performance Evaluation, Performance Measurement System Design and Development, Structuring and Analysis of Complex Decision Problems, Intelligence Analysis & Structured Analytic Methodologies, Human Cognition, Mental Models & Cognitive Maps, Collaborative Decision Making & Information Aggregation, Rational Choice Theory & Psychometric Approaches, Links between Soft and Hard Operational Research (OR) Approaches, Technological Innovation

    • Francisco Guilherme Serranito Nunes
      Francisco Guilherme Serranito Nunes

      francisco.nunes@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: The determinants of organizational performance, Organizational identity, Leadership development, Management in highly institutionalized contexts

    • Maria Helena Lopes Moreira da Veiga
      Maria Helena Lopes Moreira da Veiga

      mhveiga@est-econ.uc3m.es

      Associate Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Helena Maria Correia Neves Cordeiro Rodrigues
      Helena Maria Correia Neves Cordeiro Rodrigues

      Helena.Cordeiro.Rodrigues@iscte.pt

      Assistant Researcher

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Helena Oliveira Isidro
      Helena Oliveira Isidro

      hoio@iscte-iul.pt

      Full Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Capital markets, International financial reporting, Equity valuation, Voluntary disclosure

    • Henrique Manuel Caetano Duarte
      Henrique Manuel Caetano Duarte

      henrique.duarte@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene
      Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene

      ieva.meidute@vgtu.lt

      Associate Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Isabel Maria Estima Costa Lourenço
      Isabel Maria Estima Costa Lourenço

      isabel.lourenco@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: International Accounting, Business Combinations and Consolidation, Compliance with Disclosure Requirements, Sustainabilty and Corporate Social Responsability, Accounting Education

    • João Pedro Vidal Nunes
      João Pedro Vidal Nunes

      joao.nunes@iscte-iul.pt

      Full Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Option Pricing Interest rate models Exotic options and Structured products Stochastic calculus

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    Articles in scientific journals with scientific review ISI Indexed
    Verónica T. F. Brito, Fernando Ferreira, Blanca Pérez-Gladish, Kannan Govindan, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene (2019) "Developing a green city assessment system using cognitive maps and the Choquet integral",Journal of Cleaner Production, 218 (), 486
    Fernando Ferreira, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Marjan Jalali, Sandra M. J. Catarino (2019) "A judgment-based risk assessment framework for consumer loans",International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 18 (1), 7
    Ana Lopes, Mariana Calçada Lopes (2019) "Effects of adopting IFRS 10 and IFRS 11 on consolidated financial statements: an exploratory research",Meditari Accountancy Research, 27 (1), 91
    Fátima Suleman, Sérgio Lagoa, Abdul Suleman (2019) "Patterns of employment relationships: the association between compensation policy and contractual arrangements",International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30 (7), 1136
    Eduardo Simões, Patrícia Duarte, José Gonçalves das Neves, Vitor Silva (2019) "Contextual determinants of HR professionals? self-perceptions of unethical HRM practices",European Journal of Management and Business Economics, 28 (1), 90
    Stephen Miller, Luís Martins, Rangan Gupta (2019) "A time-varying approach of the us welfare cost of inflation ",Macroeconomic Dynamics, 23 (2), 775
    Fernando Ferreira, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Marjan Jalali, Sandra M. J. Catarino (2019) "A judgment-based risk assessment framework for consumer loans",International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 18 (1), 7
    Verónica T. F. Brito, Fernando Ferreira, Blanca Pérez-Gladish, Kannan Govindan, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene (2019) "Developing a green city assessment system using cognitive maps and the Choquet integral",Journal of Cleaner Production, 218 (), 486
    Ana Rebello de Andrade da Costa, João Guerreiro, Sérgio Moro, Roberto Henriques (2019) "Unfolding the characteristics of incentivized online reviews",Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services , 47 (), 272
    Sergio Rubio, Tânia Ramos, Manuel Leitão, Ana Barbosa Póvoa (2019) "Effectiveness of extended producer responsibility policies implementation: the case of Portuguese and Spanish packaging waste systems",Journal of Cleaner Production, (210), 217
    Industry contract research
    Strategic Evaluation on Environment and Risk Prevention Under Structural and Cohesion Funds for the period 2007-2013, Dinamia-ISCTE, Ecolas, IEEP, Member, GHK Consulting, 2005.CE.16.0.AT.016, 2006
    Strategic Evaluation on Environment and Risk Prevention Under Structural and Cohesion Funds for the period 2007-2013, Dinamia-ISCTE, Ecolas, IEEP, Membro, GHK Consulting, 2005.CE.16.0.AT.016, 2006
    Strategic Evaluation on Environment and Risk Prevention Under Structural and Cohesion Funds for the period 2007-2013, Dinamia-ISCTE, Ecolas, IEEP, Membro, GHK Consulting, 2005.CE.16.0.AT.016, 2006
    Neuropsychological Tests for Multiple Sclerosis: Validation of a battery for the Portuguese Population, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Hospital de São João, Ana Margarida Passos & Maria José Sá, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, BIOGEN, April 2013 to April 2015
    Projecto CASA+ Direction and coordination of a working group on the strategic implementation of efficient renewable energies in Portugal, -, Rui Vinhas da Silva, ADENE, -, 2010
    International Government/ Organization contract research
    Robust Inference in Estimated Monetary Policy Models, ISCTE-IUL and University of Surrey, Principal Investigator, ISCTE-IUL, B-39/10 (Tratado de Windsor, Acções Integradas Luso-Britânicas / 2010), July 2010 to May 2011
    Quality and Safety in European Union Hospital: A Research-Based Guide for Implementing Best Practice and a Framework for Assessing Performance, King's College, Membro, União Europeia, FP7-HEATH-2009-single-stage, Abril 2010 a Abril 2013
    Modelling socio-economic change using longitudinal data, ISCTE-IUL, Investigador Responsável, UNIDE, ISCTE-IUL, PTDC/GES/72784/2006, Outubro 2007 - Junho 2011
    ESAWADI - Utilizing the Ecosystem Services Approach for Water Framework Directive Implementation, IMAR, CREDOC, Intersus, Seeconsult, Member, ASCONIT , ERA-IWRM/0001/2009, 2010-2012
    The EU in the new complex geography of economic systems: models, tools and policy evaluation, 16 countries (IT, AT, BE, BG, DE, EE, EL, ES, FR, HU, LU, NL, PT, SE, SK, UK, Membro, Italy (Università di Napoli 'Federico II'), COST Action IS1104 -- European Commission, 2011 - 2014