Faculty & Research

Research Office

The Research Office works as an operational area, providing support to grant and fellowship applications, project management, coordination and implementation of research oriented events, and the overall management of the PhD programs.

Contacts

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Tel: + 351 213 801 640

People

  • Sofia Vala – Projects Officer
  • Rita Torrão - Doctoral Programs Officer
  • Cheila Almeida – Research Communication Officer
  • Inês Ferreira – Staff (Grants Applications)
  • Patrícia Cardoso – Staff
  • João Conduto – Staff

Research Unit External Advisory Committee

The Research Unit has an External Advisory Committee whose members are renowned   scholars from prestigious universities:

Research Seminars

Sharing knowledge, discussing ideas, exchanging best practices in research, and supporting the development of junior researchers and doctoral students by exposure to state of the art research – these are some of the key features of Nova SBE Research Seminars.

Organized under four different series – Economics, Finance, Management and Novafrica – the seminars bring to our school international researchers working on a variety of themes.

Economics Seminars
Finance Seminars
Management Seminars
Novafrica Seminars

Other Recent Projects

by Nova Finance User.

  • Externalities, Equilibriums and Policy Lessons from Multi-Sector Models of Endogenous Growth
    Coordinator: Ana Balcão Reis
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Externalities, Human Capital, Natural capital, Endogenous Growth

    Mobile Banking, Business Training and Microenterprise Development in Mozambique
    Coordinator - Catia Batista, Sandra Sequeira and Pedro C. Vicente
    Funding Entity - USAID Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) – 2012
    Research Group –Development and Macroeconomics

    The role of technology, financial resources and business skills in microenterprise development in Mozambique 
    Coordinator: Cátia Batista 
    Execution Dates: 2012 – 2014
    Funding Entity: USAID
  • Determinants and Economic Consequences of Non-GAAP Financial Reporting in Europe
    Coordinator: Ana Marques
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: non-GAAP financial measures, voluntary disclosure, earnings announcements, European financial reporting

    Return Predictability
    Coordinator: Pedro Santa Clara
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Stock return, predictability, asset pricing, corporate earnings

    Financial Intermediation, Banking Conglomerates and Crises
    Coordinator: Miguel Ferreira
    Execution Dates: 2011-2014
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Financial Intermediation, Financial Crises, Universal Banking
  • The income gradient of lifestyles for the population aged 50+ in Portugal
    Coordinator: Pedro Pita Barros
    Execution Dates: 2012-2014
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: inequities, income, lifestyles, health

    The Role of Worker, Firm, and Collective Agreement Heterogeneity in the Formation of Wages: Revealing Evidence from Regression Models with High-Dimensional fixed Effects
    Coordinator: Pedro Portugal
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: wage formator, fixed effects estimator, wage differentials, wage agreements

    Local Governance and Policy Outcomes
    Coordinator: Susana Peralta
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Decentralization, Yardstick competition, vertical spillovers, social policies

    Managerial Employment Contracts with Break-up Fees: The Trade-off between Job Assignment and Turnover Efficiencies
    Coordinator: Luis Vasconcelos
    Execution Dates: 2012-2014
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Labor contracts, break-up fees, worker promotion, worker turnover

    Ambiguity, Wariness and Speculation
    Coordinator: Mário Páscoa
    Execution Dates: 2011-2014
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: bubbles, ambiguity, leverage, money

    WHO – World Health Organization
    Coordinator: Pedro Pita Barros 
    Execution Dates: 2012-2014
    Funding Entity: WHO – European Center for Healthy Systems and Policies
    Research Group: Microeconomics

    Match Destruction 
    Coordinator: Pedro Portugal
    Execution Dates: 2011-2014
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Job destruction, job losses, job duration, matching

  • Business Groups in Portugal during the Estado Novo Period
    Coordinator: Álvaro Ferreira da Silva
    Execution Dates - 2010-2013
    Funding Entity - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Business History, Business Groups, Institutions, Economic Growth

    The Portuguese Capital Market During the XXth Century and the Average Cost of Capital for Portuguese Investments
    Coordinator: Maria Eugénia Mata
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity:L Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Capital market, capital budgeting, stock exchange, economic growth

    Studies on Social Mobility in Portugal (1860-1960)
    Coordinator: Maria Eugénia Mata
    Execution Dates: 2011-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

    The Role of “User Innovators” in the Development of Telecom Products and Services
    Coordinator: Miguel Pina e Cunha
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: User innovation, telecom services, open platforms, user entrepreneurship
  • Welfare Effects of Financial Intermediation, International Finance Integration, and Consumer Default
    Coordinator: António Rebocho Antunes
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: welfare, heterogeneous agents, defaults, financial intermediation

    New Approaches to Infinite Variance Time Series Modeling
    Coordinator: Iliyan Georgiev
    Execution Dates: 2010-2013
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: time series models, heavy tails, robust methods, bootstrap
  • Organizational Abuse and Ethical Behavior in the Working Place
    Coordinator: Luis Lages
    Execution Dates: 2011-2014
    Funding Entity: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
    Keywords: Business ethics, employment justice, corporate social responsibility, working place

On-Going Projects

by Nova Finance User.

Funding entity

Project reference

Principal investigator

Name of the project

Period

Funding (€)

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

PTDC/IIM-FIM/4177/2014

Miguel Ferreira

Efeitos Reais de Ratings de Crédito

2016 - 2019

165.872

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

PTDC/IIM-GES/2686/2014

Ana Marques

Divulgação de Informação de Instituições Financeiras em Tempos de Crise

2016 - 2019

55.059

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

PTDC/IIM-ECO/6812/2014

Ana Balcão Reis

Determinantes da eficácia das escolas: aprendendo com os microdados do sistema de educação português

2016 - 2019

131.016

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

PTDC/IIM-ECO/6170/2014

Pedro Pita Barros

Limites e oportunidades para o papel dos doentes no sistema de saúde - lições do sector privado

2016 - 2019

186.549

FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

IF/010508/2013

Claudia Custódio

Starting Grant - Investigador FCT 2013

2014 - 2019

50.000

ERC - European Research Council

312558

Miguel Ferreira

Universal Banking, Corporate Control and Crises

2013 - 2018

1.174.000

EC - European Comission

664691

Pedro Pita Barros

Bridge Health

2015 - 2017

29.986

World Health Organization

N/A

Pedro Pita Barros

Health Systems in Transition Profile for Portugal

2012 - 2016

17.000

FCG -
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

N/A

Antonieta Cunha e Sá

The Economic Valuation and Governance of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services (MCES)

2014 - 2017

468.720

FCG -
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

N/A

Luis Lages

Programa Mobilidade Académica para Professores

2015 - 2019

30.000

Partac SGPS SA

N/A

Miguel Pina e Cunha

Donativo à investigação

2015 - 2018

15.000

Thematic Lines

Overview

Research at Nova SBE is structured under three thematic lines which cover three far-reaching topics – development and emerging markets, firm creation and growth, sustainability and well-being.

These thematic strands leverage existing research strengths and capabilities - interdisciplinarity, a distinctive international orientation and a consistent stream of research in those fields.

Firm Creation and Growth

This thematic line investigates the risks and determinants associated with the failure and success of firm creation, as well as the economic and business conditions sustaining firms’ growth. The role of innovation is singled out as a driver for entrepreneurial success. These research findings can be useful for policy makers and society in general to increase business ventures’ likelihood of success.

The diversity and international research depth of Nova SBE researchers across business, economics, and finance allows for applying state of the art methodological tools to better understand how growing and innovative firms may contribute to society by generating employment and economic growth, adding social value, and consequently improving people’s life.

Three strategic vectors of research in this thematic strand:

Entrepreneurship and firm creation

Research will focus on identifying the profile and skills of entrepreneurs, distinguishing between necessity and opportunity entrepreneurship and analyzing the entrepreneurial importance of business groups in different economic and social contexts. Moreover, it will address running risky projects, financing new ventures and sustaining their growth, and understanding how social entrepreneurship activities can be used for value creation rather than capturing value.

Dynamics of firm growth

Research will identify the similarities and differences between young versus established high growth firms and within different types of high growth firms. It will analyze the impact of entrepreneurial orientation on firms’ performance and the influence of private sources of financing (such as business angels and venture capital firms) on the growth and competitive advantage of young firms.
Special attention will also be given to finding the impact of exporting strategies, and identifying how to finance the growth of firms.

Corporate intrapreneurship and innovation

Research will focus on understanding the impact of business models on firms’ performance and how to use the lead-users as a source of innovation. Other key features will include: identifying the effects of general managerial skills for corporate innovation and risk taking, identifying the conditions under which exploitative and explorative innovation leads to higher growth, and financing the different types of innovation.

Principal Investigator: Luís Lages

Research Groups involved in the Thematic Line:
Finance and Accounting | Development and Macroeconomics | Strategy and Markets | People and Society

Sustainability and Well-being

This thematic line investigates the conditions under which economic growth is compatible with sustaining well-being. It articulates different contributions at micro and macro levels. In particular, it investigates the contribution of institutions to systemic resilience (the State and the financial system), the role of natural capital, the challenges faced by healthcare systems in an aging society, the organizational social impact, the management of workers’ well-being, and the role of education as an input in the production of well-being.

This thematic line will be motivated by research questions such as:

• How can we measure the wealth of nations?
• How can we judge whether or not the actions of present generations will undermine the well-being of future generations? When can we say that we are currently living above our means?
• How can we tell whether the development of a region/country/organization is sustainable or not? How can we assess the consequences of depletion of natural resources and degradation of environmental services (e.g., climate change) on economic growth?
• How accurately can we frame sustainability policies under market conditions that by their nature do not reveal either efficient prices or sustainability prices?
• If long-run economic growth conditions do not guarantee sustainability, what kind of policies should be designed not just to correct externalities but also to foster greater saving rates either in general (weak sustainability) or with respect to natural capital (strong sustainability)?

By combining distinct conceptual frames and levels of analysis the output of this thematic line promises to offer a refreshing approach to some of the issues faced by Europe, Portugal, and the region, from an economic and organizational perspective.

Principal Investigator: Antonieta Cunha e Sá

Research Groups involved in the Thematic Line:
Finance and Accounting | Development and Macroeconomics | Microeconomics | People and Society | Quantitative Methods and Decision Sciences

Development and Emerging Markets

This thematic line investigates the main drivers of economic development and the political economy conditions that promote investment and continued growth. It also addresses the design of public policies and institutions, and ways to improve management practices in developing and emerging economies.

Nova SBE intends to become an international reference in research on development and emerging markets. As a school, it seeks to consolidate its international nature in Portuguese speaking countries. Therefore, producing research that is relevant for these settings is of central importance.

The pursuit of inclusive and sustainable economic development leading to economic growth is the crucial challenge for a school that is devoted to the study of African countries and of economics, management, and finance.

Different Knowledge Centers within Nova SBE - CG&G (Center for Globalization and Governance), NOVAFRICA (Nova Africa Center for Business and Economic Development), and the Nova Finance Center - are contributing to advance research in this thematic line.

This research line embraces four thematic goals that are highly complementary and interdisciplinary:

Understanding the main drivers of economic development, paying particular attention to the main constraints to economic development including state effectiveness, the structure of the private sector (namely large firms), entrepreneurship, and especially farms (given the importance of agriculture in developing countries), as well as constraints related to natural resource management and urbanization
Designing public policy and institutions in order to promote economic growth and sustainable development
Developing knowledge on financing as a way to secure productivity gains in developing and emerging economies
Identifying productive management practices in developing and emerging economies

Principal Investigator: Pedro Vicente

Research Groups involved in the Thematic Line:
Finance and Accounting | Development and Macroeconomics | Microeconomics |Strategy and Markets | People and Society | Quantitative Methods and Decision Sciences