Faculty & Research

Seven Areas of Research

by Nova SBE.

Developing Exceptional Researchers in Management

"Doing a PhD in management at Nova is a passport for a different professional world. It develops independence and accountability as a PhD is about managing oneself. The research focus will test your resilience as you will be competing for space in the best journals. As a journey it will be demanding but you will be sharing the path with other equally and talented driven people. In case you have the confidence, the humility and the curiosity to explore the world of business knowledge, this can be the right challenge."
Miguel Pina e Cunha, Professor at Nova SBE

  • Management Control

    This area concentrates on the study of the economic, organizational, social and political aspects of management accounting and control practices. Particular emphasis is given to the investigation of the impact of the adoption of practices such as the Balanced Scorecard, Activity-Based Costing, Time-Driven ABC, Target Costing and Kaizen Costing in private and public organizations.

    Main courses: Management Control Systems, Applied Corporate Finance, Managerial Accounting

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    This area aims at preparing students to pursue an entrepreneurial career. Courses focus on the general understanding of how to test whether an innovative idea, product or processed will be demanded by costumers, how to finance start-up ventures and innovation projects, and how to sell and market new products.

    Main courses: Innovation Management, Venture Simulation, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Finance & Venture Capital

  • Marketing

    Marketing deals with choosing target markets and getting, keeping and growing customers through the creation, delivery and communication of superior “customer value”. It is a dynamic field that combines creative ability and analytical skills.

    Main courses: Brand Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, Consumer Behaviour, International Marketing Strategy, New-Product Development

  • Operations Management

    This area is about getting things done effectively and efficiently in organizations. This area will therefore cover such issues as business process re-engineering, quality management, better customer service, inventory systems, managing manufacturing, supply chain management and project management. This demands a strong analytical skill from our students.

    Main courses: Operations Management, Quality Management, Operations Stratey

  • "Henry Ford once said that "Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than trying to solve them". As Nova SBE PhD, it is expected from you to spend your time and energy in acquiring and sharing knowledge in order to find solutions for problems in research, business and society and so have a positive impact."
    Luis Lages, Innovation Professor at Nova SBE

  • Social Enterprise

    This area is focused on building leadership skills and awareness to socially responsible global leaders in both for-profit corporations and nonprofit organizations, in different types of positions including consulting, financial services and consumer products, educational and health institutions, social services and governmental institutions.

    Main courses: Social Entrepreneurship, Management of Non-Profit Organizations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economics Health & Health Care, Sustainable International Business

  • Strategy and International Business

    Business leaders need to provide direction to their companies, and to organize it in order to put the strategy in place. To build a sustainable competitive advantage, companies need to understand their customers and competitors, their strengths and weaknesses, the complex business and institutional environments, and the existing resource constraints. It’s also imperative that companies know how to serve customers in international markets, and how to internationalize a local business. This area focuses on the strategic management of companies.

    Main courses: International Business, Business Strategy and Practice, Corporate Strategy, Leadership & Change Management, Competition Policy

  • Organization Studies

    Individuals and group behavior can impact an organizational context, on the other hand institutional and social forces affect organizations and the people in them. As the pace of the market changes one thing remains - people are at the core of the success of companies .This is the starting point for this area of study than includes organizational behavior and human resources management.

    Main courses: Organizational Theory, Global Human Resource Management, Persuasion and Negotiation, Positive Organizations

Exchange terms

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In recent years, Nova SBE PhD students visited the following institutions for academic exchanges, ranging from 3 to 12 months:

  • Graduate School of Management (Moscow, Russia)
  • Berkeley, University of California, (Berkeley, USA)
  • HEC (Paris, France)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, USA)
  • Erasmus School of Economics (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
  • London School of Economics (London, UK)
  • Fundação Gertúlio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil)
  • University of Durham
  • University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign (Urbana, USA)
  • Brown University (Providence, USA)

"An exciting part of the PhD program at Nova SBE is the exchange term. I had the opportunity to visit MIT. I expanded my academic network, discussed my research with experts in my field and received feedback, developed new research projects, published two papers and my research was featured in The Wall Street Journal. Nova SBE opens the doors for us to explore new horizons. It is up to us to make the best out of this opportunity."
Sara Jahanmir, Phd in Management (Exchange term at MIT)

Seminars

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Research Seminars

PhD students are exposed to ground-breaking ideas and research of top scholars from all over the world who participate in the regular Research Seminars organized by Nova SBE’s research unit.The Management Research Seminars schedule is available here.

Research Topics Seminars

Moreover,PhD students benefit from a variety of opportunities to present and discuss on-going research with both colleagues and faculty in the Management Research Topics seminar series. These are organized as Senior or Junior identifying the speaker as a faculty member or a student respectively.

Management Research Topics JUNIOR Series 2016/2017

Date Speaker  
16 - Set Aníbal Lopez 11 AM
11 - Nov Irene Consiglio (SENIOR) 11 AM
18 - Nov Maria João Oliveira 11 AM
02 - Dec Sónia Oliveira 11 AM
03 - Feb Florence P. Basto 11 AM
10 - Feb Filipa Lancastre 11 AM
17 - Feb Patrícia Silva 11 AM
24 - Feb Cristiano Viegas 11 AM
17 - Mar Muriel Faden 11 AM
31 - Mar Salomão Antunes 11 AM
07 - Apr Filipa Fonseca 11 AM
21 - Apr Maria João Major (SENIOR) 11 AM
28 - Apr João Pedro Gomes 11 AM
05 - May Alexandre Lourenço 11 AM
12 - May Filipa Rodrigues / Isabel Albuquerque 11 AM

Location: Room 308

PhD Placement

  • Bernardo Pimentel
    Dissertation "The Role of Individual Ability and Structural Embeddedness on Entrepreneurial Success", May 2015
    Advisor Prof. José Mata
    Placement ISEG

    Hakushi Hamaoka 
    Dissertation "Appreciating the Power of Words and Imaginative Organizing: a Triadic Model of Ethics Practiced in Everyday Conversations", November 2015
    Advisor Prof. Stewart Clegg
    Placement 

    Pedro Pires
    Dissertation "Does Ownership Structure Matter?", September 2015
    Advisor Prof. Miguel Ferreira
    Placement Post-Doc at Nova SBE (ERC Project)

  • Nina Bauer
    Dissertation "The role of objects in creative collaborations"
    Advisor Prof. Miguel Pina e Cunha and Stewart Clegg
    Placement Hermann Bauer GMBH

    Vera Colaço
    Dissertation "Ethical Consumption (In)Decisions”
    Advisor Prof. Rita Coelho do Vale
    Placement Consulting for the Textiles & Apparel Industry

    Cláudia Costa
    Dissertation "Three essays on innovation: The moderating roles of reputation for innovation, CSR Principles and Managerial Perceptions of Environmental Turbulence"
    Advisor Prof. Luis Lages
    Awarded "Best Doctoral Thesis 2014" - António Simões Lopes Award by Ordem dos Economistas and pwc

Current PhD Students

  •  anibal lopez

    Anibal Lopez
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    Research Interests: Entrepreneurship; Intrapreneurship; Risk Taking; Organizational Processes and Structures
    Supervisor: Pedro Neves


      christopher grohnman

    Christopher Grohmann
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    Research Interests: -
    Supervisor: Luis Martinez


     Filipa Fonseca

    Filipa Fonseca
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    Research Interests: Operations Management; Healthcare Services; Patient Safety
    Supervisor: Paulo Gomes

     Filipa Rodrigues

    Filipa Rodrigues
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    Research Interests: employee engagement, happiness at work, career development, work environment, organizational behavior & organizational development.
    Supervisor: Miguel Pina e Cunha

     
     florence pinto

    Florence Pinto Basto
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    Research Interests: Risk disclosures in the banking industry; Financial accounting
    Supervisor: Ana Marques


      goncalo ferreira

    Gonçalo Ferreira
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    Research Interests: Organizational Studies; Business Ecosystems; Stakeholder Theory; Integral Theory; Conscious Business
    Supervisor: Miguel Pina e Cunha / Stewart Clegg

     isabel albuquerque

    Isabel Albuquerque
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    Research Interests: Organizational behavior and change, HRM and healthcare management
    Supervisor: Rita Campus e Cunha

     Joana dias

    Joana Dias
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    Research Interests: services marketing, healthcare marketing and emotional labor.
    Supervisor: Miguel Pina e Cunha

      
     maria joao oliveira

    Maria João Oliveira
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    Research Interests: -
    Supervisor: Rita Campos e Cunha

     Maria João Velez

    Maria João Velez
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    Research Interests:
    Supervisor: Pedro Neves

     manuel grillo

    Manuel Grillo
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    Research Interests: -
    Supervisor: Miguel Pina e Cunha / Jorge Braga de Macedo

     
     muriel faden

    Muriel Faden
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    Research Interests: Innovation; Professional Service Firms; Paradoxes
    Supervisor: Miguel Pina e Cunha

     

    Pedro Santos
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    Research Interests: -
    Supervisor: Miguel Pina e Cunha


     Salomao Antunes

    Salomão Antunes
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    Research Interests: Social Network Analysis; Social Capital; Productivity; Motivation and Engagement
    Supervisor: Rita Campos e Cunha

     sandra costa

    Sandra Costa
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    Research Interests: positive psychological capital, psychological contracts, positive psychology applied to management, revenge and forgiveness at workplace.
    Supervisor: Pedro Neves

     

     sara jahanmir

    Sara Jahanmir
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    Research Interests: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Technology Diffusion and Adoption, Technology Transfer to Market, Open and User Innovation
    Supervisor: Luis Lages

     sonia oliveira

    Sónia Oliveira
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    Research Interests:
    Supervisor: Joana Story

     vera morais

    Vera Morais
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    Research Interests:
    Supervisor: Miguel Pina e Cunha

Welcome from the Program Director

by Nova SBE.

You are now considering joining the PhD program in Management at Nova SBE, one of the top 30 Business Schools in Europe (Financial Times) and the only Portuguese school to be awarded with 5 Palmes by Eduniversal, thus receiving the title of ‘Universal Business School’.

By becoming a part of our school you will have the opportunity to be a part of a research center that has always been evaluated as excellent by external review committees. You will be able to share your ideas and insights with scholars from 25 nationalities that have published in the past years more than 82 papers in international journals, of which 37 were published in top journals, and whose research has captured the attention of several media outlets, such as Harvard Business Review or The Wall Street Journal.

The goal of our PhD program is not only to give you a solid theoretical and methodological basis to develop your own research, but also to provide opportunities to participate in other activities and develop your own professional network. Beyond the classes and the three seminar streams (international guests, Nova SBE’s professors, and Nova SBE’s PhD students) that our program offers, we also invite you to spend a semester abroad and to present your research at the main conferences in the different fields of management research. It is expected that by the end of the PhD students have already published a part of their research.

The quality of our research environment and our commitment to shaping powerful minds is only surpassed by the beauty, history and hospitality you will find in Lisbon, making it the perfect place to do your research with a smile.

We look forward to welcoming you at Nova SBE!

Pedro Neves
Director, PhD in Managment