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
    • Silvia Dello Russo
      Silvia Dello Russo

      silvia.dellorusso@iscte.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: HRM practices for development. HRM practices are investigated as a means through which organizations can foster and support individuals' development and motivation that ultimately benefit also the organizational performance. Single practices have been exp, Interaction individual-organizational context. Within this line of research a number of aspects of the organizational setting have been explored, together with their effects on individual attitudes (), motivations (e.g., motivation to lead) and behaviors , Work Motivation and aging. Several variables have been investigated as motivational drivers of individual organizational behaviors, especially job performance but also absences from work. These span more distal motivational drivers (e.g., personality trai

    • Sofia Kalakou
      Sofia Kalakou

      Sofia.Kalakou@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Operations and supply chain management; Electric and autonomous vehicles; Urban air mobility; Aviation and airport planning and management; Sustainability implementation; Transport systems planning; Behavioral modelling and demand management; Performance

    • Sónia Margarida Ricardo Bentes
      Sónia Margarida Ricardo Bentes

      smbentes@iscal.ipl.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Susana Helena Correia Santos
      Susana Helena Correia Santos

      susana.santos@iscte.pt

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      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Susana Maria de Oliveira e Mota Tavares
      Susana Maria de Oliveira e Mota Tavares

      susana.tavares@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Creativity and Innovation in Organizations; Organizational Identification; Work-family Interface; Well-being; Entrepreneurship

    • Teresa Sofia Sardinha Cardoso de Gomes Grilo
      Teresa Sofia Sardinha Cardoso de Gomes Grilo

      Teresa.Sofia.Grilo@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Health Care Planning; Long-term care planning; Methods to support the planning of supply chains: optimization, simulation and multi-criteria methods; Supply Chain Management; Operations Management; Lean Operations

    • Thomas Greve
      Thomas Greve

      Thomas.Greve@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests:

    • Associate researcher
    • Álvaro Augusto da Rosa
      Álvaro Augusto da Rosa

      alvaro.rosa@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Estrategy, Corporate Governance, International Management, Quality Management

    • Ana Lúcia Henriques Martins
      Ana Lúcia Henriques Martins

      almartins@iscte-iul.pt

      Assistant Professor

      Research and Teaching Interests: Lean management in the service area, Service logistics, Operations Management in humanitarian settings, Service Operations Management, Operations Management

    • Ana Luísa Junça da Silva
      Ana Luísa Junça da Silva

      ana_luisa_silva@iscte-iul.pt

      External/guest

      Research and Teaching Interests:

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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, (),
    Nádia Simões, Nuno Crespo (2020) "Publication Performance without Calculations: An Analysis based on the p-index",Current Science, (),
    Nádia Simões, Nuno Crespo (2020) "Publication Performance without Calculations: An Analysis based on the p-index",Current Science, (),
    Afonso M. Moreira, Luís Martins (2020) "A new mechanism for anticipating price exuberance",International Review of Economics & Finance, 65 (), 199
    Marc van Veldhoven, Anja Van den Broeck, Kevin Daniels, Arnold B. Bakker, Susana M. Tavares, Chidiebere Ogbonnaya (2020) "Challenging the universality of job resources: why, when, and for whom are they beneficial?",Applied Psychology: An International Review , 69 (1), 5
    Fábio Dias Duarte, Ana Paula Matias Gama, Gulamhussen, M. A. (2020) "Credit risk, owner liability and bank loan maturities during the global financial crisis",European Financial Management, N/A (),
    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
    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