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CIÊNCIA ID: 5213-B7A0-43B5

My research interests are in Management, more specifically in:

  • Dynamic Capabilities
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Non-profit organizations management (in particular volunteer management)

The article “Great Places to Work®: Resilience in Times of Crisis”, published in Human Resource Management (DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21676), was distinguished with the II Santander Award for Research in Corporate Social Responsibility (2016).

Financed projects

Project co-Leader in ER.C2W.P28 – Ecosystems for Connected 2-Wheelers – part of the “Easy Ride: Experience is everything R&D programme”, financed by the Bosch-UMinho consortium and o-financed by FEDER through Portugal 2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (COMPETE 2020) [June 2018 – July 2021]

Principal Researcher in the project “The financial impact of best-practice awards”, financed by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia – the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) – FCT project reference PTDC/EGE-GES/121377/2010 [March 2012 – February 2014]. Application assessment: Excellent.

Team member in the project “It’s all about productivity”, financed by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia – the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) – FCT project application AAC nº. 02/SAICT/2017 (nº. 29822), [October 2018 – September 2021]

Student supervision
To date, I have successfully supervised two PhD Theses and over 20 Master’s Theses.  I currently supervise 3 PhD students and several Master students.
I supervise students in the following subjects:

  • Business Model Innovation: studies that explore how organizations configure and reconfigure their business model to become or stay successful.
  • Innovation management/organisational learning: studies that describe and explain how organisations learn and innovate, and assess their organisational climates with reference to climates associated in the literature with change, innovation, and creativity.
  • Strategic human resource management: studies that explore HRM as a configurational system, assess HRM as a “strong system” (distinctive, consistent, consensual), and measure its impact on HRM effectiveness.
  • Segmented employment management: studies that assess the consequences of combining different employment contracts (permanent vs. temporary, full vs part-time, private vs. public. etc) in the same organisation, and measuring differences between employee groups in variables such as organisational commitment, perceptions of justice, perceptions of organisational support, organisational citizenship behaviour and individual performance.
  • Non-profit organisations: studies that describe and explain how these organisations manage their resources, in particular their human resources, and especially volunteers.