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
    • Abdul Kadir Suleman
      Abdul Kadir Suleman

      abdul.suleman@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Alexandra Maria do Nascimento Ferreira Lopes
      Alexandra Maria do Nascimento Ferreira Lopes

      alexandra.ferreira.lopes@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Growth, Portuguese and International Economics

    • Ana Margarida Madureira Simaens
      Ana Margarida Madureira Simaens

      ana.simaens@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Strategic Management; Strategy, Social Economy; Third Sector; Nonprofit organizations, Networks and Systems Approach, Sustainability, Ethics and Social responsibility

    • Ana Margarida Soares Lopes Passos
      Ana Margarida Soares Lopes Passos

      ana.passos@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Team effectiveness, Team leadership, Team cognition, Team processes and emergent states, Team diversity, Multiteam systems

    • Ana Maria Portela Nunes de Sousa Ferreira
      Ana Maria Portela Nunes de Sousa Ferreira

      ana.ferreira@dgeec.mec.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Researcher in Multivariate Data Analysis, namely Discriminant Analysis, Factor Analysis, Cluster Analysis and Symbolic Analysis. , Her main area of interest is Supervised Classification on Qualitative Variables, in particularly focused on the case of small samples and poorly separated classes. , More recently, her research is focused on explore the evaluation of Supervised Classification results, comparing several measures as, Cohen's Kappa statistic, Huberty index or others.

    • Aristides Isidoro Ferreira
      Aristides Isidoro Ferreira

      aristides.ferreira@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Presenteeism, Personal activities developed at work, Psychological assessment, Organizational development

    • Catarina Maria Valente Antunes Marques
      Catarina Maria Valente Antunes Marques

      Catarina.Marques@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Structural Equation Modelling, PLS-PM, Segmentation Techniques, Statistical Modelling and Data Analysis, Longitudinal data analysis

    • Maria Catarina Salema Roseta Palma
      Maria Catarina Salema Roseta Palma

      catarina.roseta@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Water Management, Choice under uncertainty

    • Elisabeth de Azevedo Reis
      Elisabeth de Azevedo Reis

      ear@iscte-iul.pt

      Full Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Multivariate Statistics, Marketing Research, Surveys and Sampling Methods, Segmentation statistical methods

    • Emanuel Maximilian Gasteiger
      Emanuel Maximilian Gasteiger

      emanuel.gasteiger@iscte.pt

      External/guest

      Research and Teaching Interests: Monetary Economics, Fiscal Policy, Learning Theory, Macroeconometrics

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    Articles in scientific journals with scientific review ISI Indexed
    Muhammad Shujahat, Maria Sousa, Saddam Hussain, Faisal Nawaz, Minhong Wang, Muhammad Umer (2019) "Translating the impact of knowledge management processes into knowledge-based innovation: the neglected and mediating role of knowledge-worker productivity",Journal of Business Research, 94 (), 442
    Joana M. Gonçalves, Fernando Ferreira, João José Matos Ferreira, Luís M. C. Farinha (2019) "A multiple criteria group decision-making approach for the assessment of small and medium-sized enterprise competitiveness",Management Decision, 57 (2), 480
    Berit I. Helgheim, Rui Maia, Joao C Ferreira or Joao Ferreira, Ana Martins (2019) "Merging data diversity of clinical medical records to improve effectiveness",International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (5),
    Bárbara P. Miguel, Fernando Ferreira, Audrius Banaitis, Nerija Banaitien?, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Pedro Fontes Falcão (2019) "An expanded conceptualization of 'smart' cities: adding value with fuzzy cognitive maps",E+M. Ekonomie a Management, 22 (1), 4
    Bárbara P. Miguel, Fernando Ferreira, Audrius Banaitis, Nerija Banaitien?, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Pedro Fontes Falcão (2019) "An expanded conceptualization of 'smart' cities: adding value with fuzzy cognitive maps",E+M. Ekonomie a Management, 22 (1), 4
    Bárbara P. Miguel, Fernando Ferreira, Audrius Banaitis, Nerija Banaitien?, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Pedro Fontes Falcão (2019) "An expanded conceptualization of 'smart' cities: adding value with fuzzy cognitive maps",E+M. Ekonomie a Management, 22 (1), 4
    Russel Kingshott, Piyush Sharma, Peter Hosie, Davcik, Nebojsa (2019) "Interactive impact of ethnic distance and cultural familiarity on the perceived effects of free trade agreements",Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 36 (1), 135
    Teresa Grilo, Marta Monteiro, Mónica Duarte Correia de Oliveira, Mário Amorim-Lopes, Ana Barbosa-Póvoa (2019) "From problem structuring to optimization: a multi-methodological framework to assist the planning of medical training",European Journal of Operational Research , 273 (2), 662
    Bruno Damásio, Sandro Mendonça (2019) "Modelling insurgent-incumbent dynamics: vector autoregressions, multivariate Markov chains, and the nature of technological competition",Applied Economics Letters, 26 (10), 843
    Marques-Quinteiro, Pedro, Ramon Rico, Ana Passos, Luis Curral (2019) "There is light and there is darkness: on the temporal dynamics of cohesion, coordination, and performance in business teams",Frontiers in Psychology, 10 (), 1
    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