Afonso Almeida Costa
Afonso Almeida Costa
Assistant Professor
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Research Track

Afonso Almeida Costa is an Assistant Professor at Nova SBE. He holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Management (Strategy) from INSEAD. He also holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Economics from Nova School of Business and Economics. Prior to turning to academia, Afonso worked for a short stint as an M&A analyst at Haitong Bank (formerly Espírito Santo Investment Bank).Afonso´s main research interests are at the intersection of corporate and competitive strategy. Namely, he is broadly interested in how corporate-level dimensions – such as resource allocation and development processes, innovation strategies, delegation, divisionalization, control systems, and managerial practices – affect the conduct and performance of firms in their competitive contexts. In addition, Afonso has a keen interest in the integration of established theories such as the resource-based view and the value-based perspective with product-market competition.

2016 - PhD in Management (Specialization Strategy) - INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France/Singapore

2012 - Master in Management (Specialization Strategy) - INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France/Singapore

2009 - Master in Economics (Specialization Industrial Economics and Public Economics) - Nova School of Business and Economics

2007 - Bachelor in Economics - Nova School of Business and Economics

Competitive Strategy; Corporate Strategy; Resource Allocation; Resource-based View; Value-based Perspective

  • Costa, Afonso Almeida, Costa, Luís Almeida, Vasconcelos, Luís (2023). Disentangling reputational effects in alliances. Strategy Science, 8 (3), 323-404.
  • Costa, Afonso Almeida, Zemsky, Peter (2021). The choice of value‐based strategies under rivalry: Whether to enhance value creation or bargaining capabilities . Strategic Management Journal, 42 (11), 2020-2046.
  • Sengul, Metin, Costa, Afonso Almeida, Gimeno, Javier (2019). The allocation of capital within firms. Academy of Management Annals, 13 (1), 43-83.
  • Almeida Costa, Afonso, Workiewicz, Maciej, Szulanski, Gabriel (2016). On the foundations of organizational knowledge: Interview with Professor Sidney G. Winter. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25 (2), 223-231.
  • Costa, Afonso Almeida, Barros, Pedro Pita (2012). Does a tougher competition policy reduce or promote investment?. Journal Of Industry, Competition And Trade, 12 (1), 119-141.