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
    • Paulo Alexandre Bento Fernandes
      Paulo Alexandre Bento Fernandes

      paulo.bento@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: (Corporate) Entrepreneurship, (Social) Entrepreneurship, (Corporate) Innovation, (Social) Innovation

    • Pedro Miguel Ribeiro de Almeida Fontes Falcão
      Pedro Miguel Ribeiro de Almeida Fontes Falcão

      pfontesfalcao@iscte-iul.pt

      Visiting Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Corporate Negotiation, General management

    • Pedro Miguel Silva Prazeres
      Pedro Miguel Silva Prazeres

      pedro.miguel.prazeres@iscte-iul.pt

      Visiting Assistant Lecturer

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Ralitza Nikolaeva Nikolaeva
      Ralitza Nikolaeva Nikolaeva

      ralitza.nikolaeva@iscte.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Ricardo Jorge Godinho Bilro
      Ricardo Jorge Godinho Bilro

      Ricardo_Bilro@iscte.pt

      Visiting Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Digital Marketing, Consumer-Brand Relationship, Retail and e-commerce, Engagement

    • Rúben Alexandre da Silva Barros
      Rúben Alexandre da Silva Barros

      ruben_alexandre_barros@iscte.pt

      Visiting Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Management accounting and control, Management Control Systems , Performance Measurement Systems, Case Studies

    • Rui Manuel Vinhas da Silva
      Rui Manuel Vinhas da Silva

      rui.vinhas.silva@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: Country Competitiveness, Foreign Direct Investment and Value Aggregation in Exports, National Competitiveness and Country Reputation, Corporate Reputation, Branding and Industrial Competitiveness, Business to Business Marketing

    • Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro
      Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro

      sandra.loureiro@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: consumer-brand relationships, hospitality tourism, marketing tourism

    • Sandro Miguel Ferreira Mendonça
      Sandro Miguel Ferreira Mendonça

      sfm@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Economia da Inovação, História Económica, Propectiva Estratégica, Economia da Paz e da Segurança

    • Sílvia Costa Agostinho da Silva
      Sílvia Costa Agostinho da Silva

      silvia.silva@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Organizational Behavior, Work Psychology, Psychology of Occupational Safety and Workplace Health

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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