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
    • João Ricardo Paulo Marques Guerreiro
      João Ricardo Paulo Marques Guerreiro

      joao.guerreiro@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Neuromarketing, Decision Support Systems, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence implications for Marketing, Relationship Marketing

    • Joaquim José dos Santos Ramalho
      Joaquim José dos Santos Ramalho

      joaquim.jose.ramalho@iscte-iul.pt

      Full Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Microeconometrics

    • José Carlos Gonçalves Dias
      José Carlos Gonçalves Dias

      jose.carlos.dias@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: Option pricing, Exotic options, Real options, Credit risk

    • José Manuel Gonçalves Dias
      José Manuel Gonçalves Dias

      jose.dias@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: Modelação estatística e econométrica

    • José Joaquim Dias Curto
      José Joaquim Dias Curto

      dias.curto@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: Econometrics, Statistics, Quantitative Methods for Management and Economics

    • Luís Filipe Farias de Sousa Martins
      Luís Filipe Farias de Sousa Martins

      luis.martins@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: Econometria

    • Luís Manuel Dias Martins
      Luís Manuel Dias Martins

      l.martins@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Health Services management and cross cultural management

    • Maria Antónia Jorge de Jesus
      Maria Antónia Jorge de Jesus

      antonia.jesus@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Public Sector Accounting, Management Accounting

    • Maria de Fátima Ramalho Fernandes Salgueiro
      Maria de Fátima Ramalho Fernandes Salgueiro

      fatima.salgueiro@iscte-iul.pt

      Associate Professor with "Agregação"

      Research and Teaching Interests: Statistical Modelling and Data Analysis: theoretical contributions and applications, Structural Equation Models, Graphical Models, Latent Growth Curve Models, Longitudinal data analysis

    • Maria Margarida Serra Marques Martins de Moura Saraiva
      Maria Margarida Serra Marques Martins de Moura Saraiva

      msaraiva@uevora.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Organization and Management Science; Quality Management; Quality Systems; Quality and Innovation; Creativity in Management

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    Articles in scientific journals with scientific review ISI Indexed
    Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes, Luís Martins, Ruben Espanhol (2020) "The Relationship between Tax Rates and Tax Revenues in Eurozone Member Countries - Exploring the Laffer Curve",Bulletin of Economic Research, (),
    Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes, Luís Martins, Ruben Espanhol (2020) "The Relationship between Tax Rates and Tax Revenues in Eurozone Member Countries - Exploring the Laffer Curve",Bulletin of Economic Research, (),
    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
    Daniela Penela, Rogério Serrasqueiro (2019) "The risk identification in the hospitality industry: evidence from risk factor disclosure",Tourism Management Perspectives, 32 (),
    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
    Rúben Barros, Ana Ferreira (2019) "Bridging management control systems and innovation: The evolution of the research and possible research directions",Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print),
    José Lopes, Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes, Tiago Miguel Guterres Neves Sequeira, Marcelo Santos (2019) "Explaining growth in African countries - what matters?",Acta Oeconomica, 69 (3), 467
    Felipa Sampayo (2019) "Patients Out-of-Pocket Expenses Analysis of Presurgical Teledermatology",Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, 17 (18),
    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
    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