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
    Dália Nogueira, Elizabeth Reis, Pedro Ferreira, Schindler A. (2019) "Measuring quality of life in the speaker with dysarthria: reliability and validity of the european portuguese version of the QoL-DyS",Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica, (),
    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
    Adam Smale, Silvia Bagdadli, Rick Cotton, Silvia Dello Russo, Michael Dickmann, Anders Dysvik, Martina Gianecchini, Robert Ka?e, Mila Lazarova, Astrid Reichel, Paula Rozo, Marijke Verbruggen (2019) "Proactive career behaviors and subjective career success: the moderating role of national culture",Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40 (), 105
    Ricardo M. R. Barroso, Fernando Ferreira, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Nerija Banaitien?, Pedro Fontes Falcão, Álvaro Rosa (2019) "Analyzing the determinants of e-commerce in small and medium-sized enterprises: a cognition-driven framework",Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 25 (3), 496
    Ricardo Godinho Bilro, Sandra Loureiro, João Guerreiro (2019) "Exploring online customer engagement with hospitality products and its relationship with involvement, emotional states, experience and brand advocacy",Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 28 (2), 147
    Ricardo M. R. Barroso, Fernando Ferreira, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Nerija Banaitien?, Pedro Fontes Falcão, Álvaro Rosa (2019) "Analyzing the determinants of e-commerce in small and medium-sized enterprises: a cognition-driven framework",Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 25 (3), 496
    Ricardo M. R. Barroso, Fernando Ferreira, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Nerija Banaitien?, Pedro Fontes Falcão, Álvaro Rosa (2019) "Analyzing the determinants of e-commerce in small and medium-sized enterprises: a cognition-driven framework",Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 25 (3), 496
    Ricardo M. R. Barroso, Fernando Ferreira, Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene, Nerija Banaitien?, Pedro Fontes Falcão, Álvaro Rosa (2019) "Analyzing the determinants of e-commerce in small and medium-sized enterprises: a cognition-driven framework",Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 25 (3), 496
    Helena Rodrigues, Filomena Almeida, Vanessa Figueiredo, Sara Lopes (2019) "Tracking e-learning through published papers: a systematic review",Computers & Education, 136 (), 87
    Helena Rodrigues, Filomena Almeida, Vanessa Figueiredo, Sara Lopes (2019) "Tracking e-learning through published papers: a systematic review",Computers & Education, 136 (), 87
    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