Presentation

Founded in 1991, the CEGEA - Research Centre in Management and Applied Economics provides the community with the resources and capabilities of the Católica Porto Business School. The CEGEA combines research capacity and academic independence with the attention to customer characteristic of a consulting firm.

Areas of activity and customers

The studies carried out by CEGEA spread over the various areas of Economics and Management from Industrial Economics, Competition and Regulation to Marketing, from Rural Economy, Environment and Natural Resources to International Business, or from Social Economy to Human Resources Management. While this does not constitute a limitation to its activities, CEGEA focuses on subjects of particular relevance to the community in which it operates, in particular to the North of Portugal.

With more than 20 years of activity, CEGEA has a long list of costumers. The business world is represented by firms (such as ADIRA, EDP, Metro do Porto, Solverde, SONAE, SPGM, TAP or Unilever Jerónimo Martins), trade associations (such as Associação Empresarial de Portugal and trade associations for such diverse industries as footwear, pharmaceuticals, and moulds) and also “competitiveness poles” (such as PRODUTECH and the Fashion Industry competitiveness pole). CEGEA also works regularly with regulatory agencies (ie., the regulatory agencies for Health, Media, and Road Transports, and also the Competition Authority), government and other administrative bodies (i.e., the Ministries for Economics and Environment, the procurement agency for the Health Ministry, the Portuguese investment and external trade agency, the Coordination and Development Committee for Northern Portugal) and international institutions (such as OECD and the European Commission). But CEGEA’s costumers also include a variety of other institutions such as Associação Comercial do Porto, Porto Derivatives Exchange, the National Confederation of Solidarity Institutions, the National Federation of Dairy Cooperatives, BIAL Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, Prelada Hospital, the Institute of Douro and Porto Wines, the Portuguese Professional Footbal League, the Dentists Bar, among many others.

Technical team

As an interface body between the Católica Porto Business School and the community, CEGEA resorts to the school’s faculty in its activities: the Católica Porto Business School currently employs about fifty doctorates who allow answers to requests from most areas of Management and Economics. Meet the faculty.

The CEGEA also benefits from its inclusion in the Portuguese Catholic University and may, depending on the nature of the work to develop, resort to the faculty of its other schools, particularly in the field of law. In addition, the CEGEA often collaborates with other national and international research centres.

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Some CEGEA’s Projects

Águas do Porto, EM (2015) - Study on the tap water consumption habits of the population of Porto

CEGEA conducted a study on the tap water consumption habits in Porto. The study identified the proportion of people who regularly drink tap water and the main reasons leading to why not all inhabitants do so.

http://www.aguasdoporto.pt/

AICEP - Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal (2013) - Export potential of Portuguese products: A Quantitative Approach

At the request of AICEP, CEGEA conducted a quantitative analysis of the Portuguese foreign trade, identifying product-market pairs that warrant further monitoring, classifying them in a typology consisting of pillars (highly relevant product-market pairs in Portuguese exports), opportunities (product-market pairs in which Portuguese exports are short of market potential), on the rise (product-market pairs in which Portuguese exports are growing rapidly) and at risk (product-market pairs in which Portuguese exports are not following the dynamics of the market).

http://www.portugalglobal.pt/PT/

AIFF – Associação para a Competitividade da Indústria da Fileira Florestal (2013) - Prospective study for the forestry sector

CEGEA integrated the consortium that conducted this prospective study the forestry sector in Portugal, over a 30-year horizon, aiming at (i) the definition of the areas of the main forest species, in a scenario of lack of development policies for the sector and in a scenario of development according to production targets set by the industry (ii) Designing public policies needed to implement the development scenario (iii) Executing a cost-benefit analysis of the development scenario.

http://www.aiff.org.pt/

APCOR – Associação Portuguesa de Cortiça (2015) – Cork Sector 2011-2013: Statistics and prospect

Characterisation study of the cork sector, with reference to the period 2011-2013. It examines the themes of cork forest and cork production, foreign trade, business structure, economic and financial situation of companies, investment and innovation and situation in the main customer industries.

http://www.apcor.pt/portfolio-posts/estudo-caracterizacao-sectorial-e-prospectivo-2015/

APICCAPS – Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Calçado, Componentes, Artigos de Pele e seus Sucedâneos (2013) - FOOTURE 2020: Strategic footwear cluster plan

Continuing a long tradition of collaboration with this industry, CEGEA supported the APICCAPS in developing the strategic plan for the period 2015-2020. The plan identifies three priority strategic initiatives for the development of the Portuguese footwear cluster: Qualify and rejuvenate; Innovate; Internationalise and communicate.

https://www.apiccaps.pt/library/media_uploads/APICCAPS20166289123310p.pdf

APICCAPS – Associação Portuguesa dos Industriais de Calçado, Componentes, Artigos de Pele e seus Sucedâneos (2016) – World Footwear Yearbook (2016 edition)

The World Footwear Yearbook, now in its fifth edition, is already one of the main reference works on the footwear industry worldwide, with detailed statistics sheets on almost a hundred countries and an overview of the evolution of the industry in the world over the past decade. CEGEA ensures the scientific coordination of this yearbook which is an initiative of APICCAPS, the representative association of the Portuguese footwear industry, and is sponsored by the GDS Düsseldorf, one of the largest fairs in the sector.

http://www.worldfootwear.com/

Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos (2016) - Evaluation of the Municipal Programme for Rent Support by Matosinhos City Hall

The Matosinhos City Hall invited CEGEA to evaluate the efficiency of its Rent Support Programme and to analyze any existing deviations from its goals. The study concluded that this is a successful program with numerous advantages for both, families supported and the Matosinhos city. Proposals were presented in order to address the identified difficulties.

http://www.cm-matosinhos.pt/

Comunidade Intermunicipal do Tâmega e Sousa (2014) –Strategic Plan for Inter-municipal Development

In preparation for Portugal 2020, CEGEA supported the CIM Tâmega and Sousa in the development of its Strategic Plan for Inter-municipal Development. The plan sets out six priority strategic intervention domains: to modernise and reorganise the governance of the territory; protect environmental quality in Tâmega and Sousa; encourage innovation and competitiveness in the economy; promote tourism and cultural potential; strengthen inter and intra-municipal mobility; and strengthening social inclusion, quality of life and territorial cohesion.

http://api.cimtamegaesousa.pt/files/download/5

Docapesca – Portos e Lotas, SA (2015) - Rates of first sale auctions of fish: Analysis of impact in the economic performance of Docapesca

Based on the analysis of the Docapesca cost structure and foreseeable development, as well as on the consequent investment needs resulting from national and European Community obligations, this study evaluates the impact of fees on the first sale of fish on economic performance and investment capacity of Docapesca.

http://www.docapesca.pt/

EDP (2013-...) – Support to the Ethics Ombudsman office

Under a protocol signed with the company, CEGEA has supported the development of mechanisms and processes for managing the ethical performance of EDP, particularly by defining key monitoring indicators, by conceiving, developing and implementing training in this area and by writing case studies.

http://www.edp.pt/pt/aedp/governosocietario/etica/provedordeetica/Pages/ProvedorEtica.aspx

FENACAM – National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Credit Banks (2016) - Agricultural Cooperative Credit in Portugal: Organization and governance in the context of the European Banking Union

The approval of the European Banking Union led FENACAM to commission CEGEA to conduct an in depth study of the situation and challenges faced by cooperative credit banks in Portugal. The report prepared by CEGEA starts by presenting the historic origins of cooperative banks, discusses their virtues and handicaps, and summarizes the relevant international evidence before proceeding to the analysis of the current situation of agricultural cooperative credit banks in Portugal. A discussion of the repercussions of the European Banking Union, particularly to the governance of these institutions and to the restructuring of the Mutual Agricultural Credit Guarantee Fund, then follows. The report closes with recommendations concerning FENACAM’s activity.

http://fenacam.pt/

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (2015) – Diagnosis of NGOs in Portugal

For the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CEGEA made a diagnosis of Non-Governmental Organisations in Portugal. Starting with a proposed definition of NGOs, the study presents a database of these organisations and a review of their internal structure, particularly as regards their governance model and management practices, human resources, equipment, funding, networking and public entities relations.

http://www.gulbenkian.pt/mediaRep/gulbenkian/files/institucional/actividades/programas_projectos/EEAgrants_CidAtiva/Docs/Diagn__stico_das_ONG_em_Portugal.pdf

Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (2012) - Drugs and Fees: legislative impact assessments

The purpose of these studies was to evaluate, retrospectively, the impact of the implementation of Law No. 113/97 of 16 September - the law of public higher education funding - and the Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 46/99 - national strategy against drugs. The legislative impact assessment is a procedure for identifying the advantages and disadvantages of a particular legal standard.

http://ffms.pt/estudo/25/avaliacao-legislativa-estudos-de-caso-a-lei-da-droga-e-das-propinas

IDARN (2017) - Characterization of the Endogenous Potential of Forest and Fishing Resources in Tâmega and Sousa

CEGEA contributed to this project carried out by the Institute for Agrarian Development of the North Region. The objective was to determine the potential of the endogenous forest and fluvial resources of the Tâmega and Sousa Intermunicipal Community. The study characterized the existing resources, particularly fishery and hunting resources, and came forth with proposals to emphasize their importance and enhance their economic exploitation.

http://www.cimtamegaesousa.pt/#/

NERLEI (2016) - Marketing and Branding Strategy for the “Homeware” Cluster

In order to define an international branding and marketing strategy for the Portuguese homeware industries, NERLEI appealed to CEGEA’s know-how in sectorial analysis. After an economic and a benchmarking analysis, this study presented specific suggestions as, for example, the creation of an umbrella brand and the positioning and communication strategy for the cluster.

http://www.nerlei.pt/pt

SPGM – Sociedade de Investimento, SA (2016) - The economic impact of the Portuguese Mutual Guarantee System

Over the past decade, mutual guarantee has gained a growing emphasis in the Portuguese financial system. The financial crisis that marked the recent years has, in fact, enhanced its role. At the request of SPGM, the company that heads the Portuguese system of mutual guarantee, CEGEA carried out, in 2016, an evaluation of the economic impact of this activity. The findings suggest that the use of mutual guarantee facilitates access to borrowed capital, allows the maintenance of advantageous interest rates, leads to the strengthening of assets and an evolution of investment more favourable than in a control of companies that did not use mutual guarantees and might allow for an evolution of turnover and more favourable results than in the control group.

http://www.spgm.pt/

Complete List of Works

Assessment of Public Policies and Investment Projects
  • Evaluation of Services and Programs for the Textile, Apparel and Fashion Industries (CENIT, ongoing)
  • Analysis of Scenarios for Fleet Maintenance Services (STCP, 2016)
  • The Economic Impact of the Portuguese Mutual Guarantee Scheme (SPGM Sociedade Portuguesa de Garantia Mútua, 2016)
  • Impact of a Policy of Gratuity and Reuse of Textbooks in Portugal (APEL, 2016)
  • Opportunity Analysis for the Construction of a New Deepwater Terminal in Portugal (Associação Comercial do Porto, 2016)
  • Economic Feasibility Study (EUROSCUT Açores, 2014)
  • Legislative Impact Assessment: The Higher Education Funding Act and the Drugs Act (FFMS Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, 2012)
  • The Economic Impact of the Portuguese Mutual Guarantee Scheme (SPGM Sociedade Portuguesa de Garantia Mútua, 2011)
  • Economic Value of the Construction of New Dams for Hydroelectric Power Production in Portugal (EDP, 2009)
  • The Economic Impact of the Portuguese Mutual Guarantee Scheme (SPGM Sociedade Portuguesa de Garantia Mútua, 2009)
  • Assessment of Applications to the PROVERE Programme: Advice (CCDRN, 2009)
  • Economic Assessment of the Relative Merit of the "Portela + 1" Option (Associação Comercial do Porto, 2007)
  • Assessment of the Impact of the 4th Quality Conference (4th QC) (Direção-Geral da Administração e do Emprego Público, 2007)
  • The Economic Impact of the Organization of UEFA Euro 2004 in Portugal (with ISEG, Universidade do Minho and Universidade do Algarve. Portugal 2004 S.A., 2004).
  • IN.FASHION.PT – Monitoring (CENESTAP, 2004)
  • Europarque Internationalization – Monitoring (Europarque – Centro Económico e Cultural, 2002)
  • Assessment of PEDIP II (with CEA-UCP. GEPE – Gabinete de Estudos e Prospetiva Económica, 2001)
Competition and Regulation
  • Support Studies for Competition Assessment in the Transportation Industries and Liberal Professions (Autoridade da Concorrência, ongoing)
  • Economic Consultancy in the SIBS/UNICRE Concentration Operation (APED -Associação Portuguesa de Empresas de Distribuição, 2017)
  • Consultancy on LRIC Cost Models for Fixed Termination Service (NOS Comunicações S.A., 2014)
  • The Legal Framework of Business-to-Business Unfair Trading Practices in the Retail Supply Chain (College of Europe, 2014)
  • Governance of European Ports (Associação Comercial do Porto, 2012)
  • Monitoring of the Ice Cream Market (Unilever – Jerónimo Martins, 2012)
  • Monitoring and Supervision of Compliance with the Commitments Set in Process CCENT. Nº 57/2006 - TAP/PGA (TAP, 2008-2012)
  • Characterization of the Major Portuguese Media Economic Groups – 2011 Edition (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social, 2012)
  • Competition Barometer for the Telecommunications Sector (APRITEL, 2010)
  • Production Cost of Public Transport Networks in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area Autoridade Metropolitana de Transportes de Lisboa, 2010)
  • Characterization of the Major Portuguese Media Economic Groups (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social, 2010)
  • Economic Analysis of the Impact of the Acquisition of Media Capital by Ongoing (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social, 2009)
  • Characterization of the Major Portuguese Media Economic Groups (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social, 2009)
  • Operation and Maintenance Costs of the Porto Metropolitan Area Light Metro System (Metro do Porto, S.A., 2009)
  • Characterization of the Major Portuguese Media Economic Groups (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social, 2008)
  • Acquisition of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Consumables by the Portuguese NHS (Autoridade da Concorrência, 2007)
  • Opinion on the Draft Law on the Limits on Concentration of Ownership in Media (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social, 2006)
  • Market Structure in Substitution Treatment for the Renal Function in Portugal (Entidade Reguladora da Saúde, 2007)
  • The Competitive Situation in the Community Pharmacy Sector (Autoridade da Concorrência, 2005)
  • The Rates of Multi-municipal Systems: Proposals for Review of the Calculation Formula (Águas de Portugal, 2005)
  • Use Rates for the Railway Infrastructure Usage (with UAL. Instituto Nacional do Transporte Ferroviário, 2000).
Industrial Economics, Sectorial and Strategy Studies
  • Quarterly Analysis of Business Conditions in the Portuguese Footwear Industry (APICCAPS, 1995-...)
  • Strategy 2020: Apparel and Fashion (CENIT, ongoing)
  • National Content of Products of the Food Cluster (AEP, ongoing)
  • Diversification and Growth of the Portuguese Economy (Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, ongoing)
  • Strategic Plan for the Portuguese Foundry Industry (Associação Portuguesa da Fundição, ongoing)
  • External Evaluation of the Supply Upgrading Program (APICCAPS, ongoing)
  • Statistical Monograph of the Footwear Sector in 2017 (APICCAPS, ongoing)
  • Strategic Benchmarking Study (APICCAPS, 2016)
  • Statistical Monograph of the Footwear Sector in 2016 (APICCAPS, 2016)
  • Restructuring of the Business Conditions Bulletin (APICCAPS, 2016)
  • Sensitivity Analysis of First Sale of Fish Rates (DOCAPESCA, 2015)
  • The Footwear Cluster: Financial Flows and Needs (Banco Santander Totta, 2015)
  • Statistical Monograph of the Footwear Sector in 2015 (APICCAPS, 2015)
  • Economic and Financial Situation of the Footwear Cluster Companies 2010-2013 (APICCAPS, 2015)
  • Cork 2011/2013: Industry Characterization Study – Statistics and Forecasting (APCOR, 2015)
  • First Sale of Fish Rates: Analysis of the Impact in the Economic Performance of Docapesca (DOCAPESCA, 2015)
  • Strategic Benchmarking Study 2013 (APICCAPS, 2014)
  • Support for the Preparation of FOOTURE 2020 - Footwear Cluster Strategic Plan (APICCAPS, 2014)
  • Statistical Monograph of the Footwear Sector in 2014 (APICCAPS, 2014)
  • Study for the Development of an Information and Strategic Intelligence System (PRODUTECH, 2013)
  • Statistical Monograph of the Footwear 2013 (APICCAPS, 2013)
  • Analysis of Total In- and Out-Patient Costs at GP Practice Level (Aston Business School, 2013)
  • Statistical Monograph of the Footwear Sector in 2010 (APICCAPS, 2011)
  • Professional Football in Portugal: A Strategic Reflection on the Sustainability of the Industry (LPFP, 2011)
  • Evaluation of the Impact of the Opening of Casino Solverde (Solverde, 2011)
  • The Economic and Financial Situation of the Footwear Industry: A Benchmarking Analysis (APICCAPS, 2011)
  • Footwear, Components and Leather Goods - Statistical Monograph 2009 (APICCAPS, 2010)
  • The Economic and Financial Situation of the Footwear Industry: A Benchmarking Analysis (APICCAPS, 2009)
  • Action Plan for the Development of the Fashion Cluster (Pólo de Competitividade da Moda, 2009)
  • Analysis of Total In- and Out-Patient Costs at GP Practice Level (Aston Business School, 2009)
  • Footwear, Components and Leather Goods - Statistical Monograph 2008 (APICCAPS, 2009)
  • Generic Characterization of the Advertising Market in Portugal (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social, 2009)
  • Assessment of the Economic and Financial Capacity Criteria of Candidates for the Limited Tender by Previous Qualification for the Sub-concession of the Light Rail System Operation and Maintenance Services of Porto (Metro do Porto, S.A., 2009)
  • Constitution of the Fashion Cluster: Consultancy (Associação Pólo de Competitividade da Moda, 2009)
  • FOOTure 2015 - Action Programme for the Footwear Industry (APICCAPS 2008)
  • Analysis of Business Models, Critical Factors of Competitiveness and New Cooperation Models and Networks in the Footwear Industry (APICCAPS, 2008)
  • Informal Economy in Portugal (COTEC, 2008)
  • The Installation of New Shops According to the Law 12/2004 (Confederação do Comércio e Serviços de Portugal, 2007)
  • Strategic Plan for Douro and Porto Wines (with Quaternaire Portugal. Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto, 2007)
  • Footwear, Components and Leather Goods: An Industry in Transformation – Statistical Monograph (APICCAPS, 2007)
  • Strategic Plan for the Footwear Industry 2007-2013 (APICCAPS, 2007)
  • Contribution to Medium-Term Action 2004-2005 (APICCAPS, 2005)
  • Footwear, Components and Leather Goods: An Industry in Transformation – Statistical Monograph (APICCAPS, 2005)
  • Operationalisation Study of a Seed-Capital Structure in the ATICE Sectors (AURN, 2005)
  • The Impact of the Pharmaceutical Industry on the Government Budget (APIFARMA, 2005)
  • Cost Policy in Diagnosis Appointments (Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas, 2004)
  • Consulting Services in the Constitution and Animation of the Project Community of Practice (AEP, 2004)
  • Study on the Evolution Trends for the Portuguese Mould Industry Major Client Industries (Cefamol, 2004)
  • Quarterly Bulletin of Business Conditions for the Port Wine Trade (Instituto do Vinho do Porto, 2001-2003)
  • The Portuguese Footwear Industry - Strategic Plan 2000-2006 (APICCAPS, 2001)
  • The Cork Industry in the Iberian Peninsula: Recent Developments and Medium Term Expectations (Ação integrada Luso-Espanhola. CRUP, 2001)
  • Technical Study on Sources and Modalities of Financing and their Applicability to the Mould Industry (CEFAMOL - Associação Nacional da Indústria de Moldes, 2000).
  • Addenda to the Quarterly Business Conditions Analysis of the Footwear Industry (APICCAPS, 2000)
  • The Pricing of Security Clearing and Settlement Services - Comparative International Analysis (Bolsa de Derivados do Porto, 1998)
  • Strategic Plan for the Footwear Industry (APICCAPS, 1994 – review and update in 1996 and 1997).
  • Comparative Study on the Pricing of Some Security Clearing and Settlement Houses (Interbolsa, 1995)
  • Production Subsystem of Textile-Leather: Quantitative and Qualitative Developments in the 80’s (JNICT, 1992).
  • The Portuguese Footwear Industry - Lines for Structural Active Adjustment (APICCAPS, 1991).
International Economics and International Business
  • World Footwear Yearbook 2017 Edition (APICCAPS, ongoing)
  • Global External Evaluation of APICCAPS’ Internationalisation Project for the second semester of 2015 and the first semester of 2016 (APICCAPS, 2016)
  • World Footwear Yearbook 2016 Edition (APICCAPS, 2016)
  • The Contribution of Communication Actions for Change of the Portuguese Footwear Image (APICCAPS, 2015)
  • Global External Evaluation of APICCAPS’ Internationalisation Project for the 2014 and first semester of 2015 (APICCAPS, 2015)
  • World Footwear Yearbook 2015 Edition (APICCAPS, 2015)
  • World Footwear Yearbook 2014 Edition (APICCAPS, 2014)
  • Global External Evaluation of APICCAPS’ Internationalisation Project for 2013 (APICCAPS, 2013)
  • Design of a Strategic and Market Information System (ViniPortugal, 2013)
  • World Footwear Yearbook 2013 Edition (APICCAPS, 2013)
  • Export Potential of Portuguese Products - A Quantitative Approach (AICEP, 2013)
  • World Footwear Yearbook 2011 Edition (APICCAPS, 2012)
  • Global External Evaluation of APICCAPS’ Internationalisation Project for 2011 (APICCAPS, 2011)
  • World Footwear Yearbook 2011 Edition (APICCAPS, 2011)
  • Assessment of APDL Capacity to Provide Consulting Activities in the International Market (APDL, 2011)
  • Global External Evaluation of APICCAPS’ Internationalisation Project for 2010 (APICCAPS, 2010)
  • Global External Evaluation of APICCAPS’ Internationalisation Project for 2009 (APICCAPS, 2009)
  • Global External Evaluation of APICCAPS’ Internationalisation Project for 2008 (APICCAPS, 2008)
  • External Promotion Programme (APICCAPS, 2005)
  • International Brand (APICCAPS, 2004).
  • The Internationalization of Tourism Companies: Portuguese Experiences (with CISEP. GEPE - Gabinete de Estudos e Prospetiva Económica, 2003).
  • Study of Emerging Markets: Countries of Central and Eastern Europe (Cefamol, 2003)
  • Study of Emerging Markets: The Baltic Republics (Cefamol, 2003)
  • Internationalization of Portuguese Companies: A Panorama (with CISEP. GEPE - Gabinete de Estudos e Prospetiva Económica, 2000).
  • The North Region's External Trade (Comissão de Coordenação da Região Norte, 1997).
  • Globalization of Economic Activities and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s) Development (OCDE, 1994).
Urban and Regional Economics
  • Support for the Implementation of the Cohesion and Territorial Development Pact of Tâmega e Sousa (CIM Tâmega e Sousa, 2016)
  • Support in the Preparation of the Strategic Plan for the Ave Area (STRATEY XXI, 2014)
  • Strategic Plan for the Tâmega e Sousa Area (CIM Tâmega e Sousa, 2014)
  • PROT-AML – Regional Spatial Planning for the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (CCDR-LVT, 2010)
  • Study on the Feasibility of a Municipal Add-on Support Programme for Lease or Own Home Purchase (MATOSINHOSHABIT, 2009)
  • Consultancy on the Contract to Design and Reconstruct the Bolhão Market (Sociedade Porto Vivo, SRU, 2007)
  • Strategy for Inter-Regional and Transnational Cooperation in the Northern Region of Portugal (with Quaternaire Portugal. CCDR-N, 2006)
  • Technical Justification Study of Azores PROT (Quaternaire, 2006)
  • Preparation of Documentation for a Competitive Bid for the Rehabilitation of the Bolhão Market (Porto Vivo SRU, 2005)
  • Assessment of NORTINOV’s Contribution for the Consolidation of an Innovation System in the North Region (AURN, 2005)
  • Socio-Economic Characterisation of the Bolhão Market (HV TECNOPOR, 2005)
  • Impact Assessment of the Rehabilitation Works of the Porto 2001 in Trade and Services of Downtown Porto (Secretaria de Estado da Indústria Comércio e Serviços, 2002).
  • The Economic Relations between Northern Portugal and Galicia (AEP - Associação Empresarial de Portugal, 2001)
  • Business Environment Characterisation of the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia (Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia, 2001).
  • Trade and Services Programme for Porto’s Downtown - Survey on Population (Quaternaire Portugal, 1999).
  • Industry in the Ave Valley in "Strategic Study on the set of municipalities that make up the Association of Municipalities of Vale do Ave" (Associação de Municípios do Vale do Ave, 1993).
  • Industrialisation Model of the Porto Metropolitan Area: Predictable Evolution and Trends in an "AMP Socio-Economic Study" (CCRN/Junta Metropolitana do Porto, 1993).
Agricultural, Environmental and Natural Resources Economics
  • Characterization of the Endogenous Potential of Forest and Fishing Resources in Tâmega and Sousa (IDARN, 2017)
  • Economic and Financial Consultancy on a Merger of Cooperatives (FAGRICOOP, 2017)
  • Prospective Study of Forestry (with Consulai and AD-ISA. AIFF – Associação para a Competitividade da Indústria da Fileira Florestal, 2013)
  • Impact Assessment of the Post-2013 CAP Reform on the Portuguese Dairy Industry (FENALAC, 2012)
  • Value Creation Potential Of Wind Energy Policies (EDP Renováveis, SA, 2012)
  • Study of Best Environmental Practices in the Footwear Industry - Creation of an Observatory (with CTCP - APICCAPS, 2011)
  • EUROFOREX - European Forest Externalities (project COST ACTION E45. European Science Foundation, 2010)
  • Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector (project COST ACTION E51. European Science Foundation, 2010)
  • Gestion Durable des Forêts: Un Réseau Européen de Zones Pilote pour la Mise en Œuvre Opérationnelle (project FORSEE, FEDER – INTERREG IIIB Atlantic Area, 2007)
  • Consultancy on the Estimation of Socioeconomic Indicators for the National Forest of Leiria (ISA, 2007)
  • Economic Integration of Urban Consumer's Demand and Rural Forestry Production (project COST ACTION E30. European Science Foundation, 2006)
  • Identification and Evaluation Study of Benefits and Costs Associated of Current Situation and Alternative Scenarios of OPP Restructuring (UCADESA, 2006)
  • Energy Cultures (CEETA, 2004)
  • Benchmarking Project on Systems for Prevention and Fighting Forest Fires (AEGP, 2004)
  • Evaluating Financing of Forestry in Europe (project EFFE. with European Forest Institute and University of Joensuu – Finland, University of Ghent – Belgium, University of Freiburg – Germany, Polish Forest Research Institute – Poland, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki – Greece. European Commission, 2004)
  • National Forest Programmes in a European Context (project COST ACTION E19. European Commission, 2003)
  • An Assessment of the Practicalities and Acceptability of a Bond Scheme as Part of Common Agricultural Policy Reform (project BONDSCHEM. with University of Reading – UK and University of Goettingen – Germany; European Commission, 2003)
  • Overcoming Barriers to Conversion to Organic Farming in the European Union through Markets for Conversion Products (project CONVERSION. with University of Reading – UK, Università degli Studi di Pisa – Italy, Aarhus School of Business – Denmark, National Food Centre – Ireland. European Commission, 2003)
  • Organic Farming and the CAP, Portuguese Component of the Community Project “Effects of the CAP - Reform and Possible Further Developments on Organic Farming in the EU” (DIBIAGA, 2000).
  • Construction of Environmental Indicators for the Industrial Sector (Ministério do Ambiente, 1999).
Social Economics
  • Evaluation of the Programme for Rent Support by Matosinhos City Hall (Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos, 2016)
  • Diagnosis of NGOs in Portugal (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2015)
  • Project FAS II - Training Actions Approved by POPH - Operational Programme Human Potential, Type 3.1 - Training / Action Programme (CNIS, 2012)
  • Study for Identification of Socially Responsible Practices in the Footwear Sector (APICCAPS, 2011)
  • FAS Project - Training Financed by POPH - Operational Programme Human Potential, Type 3.1 - Training / Action Programme (CNIS, 2010)
  • Private Health Insurance in the Context of the Portuguese Health System (Associação Portuguesa de Seguradores, 2009)
  • Foundation Report and Mapping (FOREMAP), Pilot Study – Country Report Portugal (EFC - European Foundation Centre, 2009)
  • Design and Configuration of the Digital Space LBP-N (ARSN, Administração Regional de Saúde do Norte, 2009)
  • Social Support Needs of Industrial Park Workers in Coimbrões and Tondela (AIRV, 2009)
  • Social Diagnosis of Youth in Porto Council (Câmara Municipal do Porto, 2009)
  • ACREDITAR – Social Consultancy Agency (with REAPN – Rede Europeia Anti Pobreza / Portugal. Financed by the EQUAL Programme, 2007)
  • Evaluation Study of the Microcredit System in Portugal (with Quaternaire Portugal. IEFP - Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional, 2007)
  • Work at Home: Measures and Intervention Strategies - Action 3 (with Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria do Calçado, Comissão para a Igualdade e para os Direitos da Mulher and Centro Local de Animação e Promoção Rural. Financed by the EQUAL Programme, 2006)
  • Work at Home: Measures and Intervention Strategies - Action 2 (with Comissão para a Igualdade e para os Direitos da Mulher, Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria do Calçado, Centro Local de Animação e Promoção Rural, Sindicato dos Trabalhadores da Indústria de Bordados, Tapeçarias, Têxteis e Artesanato da Região Autónoma da Madeira and Deloitte & Touche. Financed by the EQUAL Programme, 2004).
Finance and Accounting
  • Financing and Taxation of Road Infrastructure (Levels and Targets, Lda., ongoing)
  • Consultancy – Legal Regime of Mutual Agricultural Credit (Borges, Brás, Fróis & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL, ongoing)
  • Support to the Preparation of the Annual Report 20136(SONAE, ongoing)
  • Early-Warning System (APICCAPS, ongoing)
  • Analysis of the Final Decision of ERSAR on the Regulatory Parameters for the 2016-2018 Period (Empresa Geral do Fomento, ongoing)
  • Determination of Compensation for Public Service Obligations to be Paid to CARRIS (TRENMO, 2017)
  • Legal Regime of Mutual Agricultural Credit in Portugal (FENACAM, 2016)
  • Support to the Preparation of the Annual Report 2015 (SONAE, 2016)
  • Mutual Agricultural Credit in Portugal - Organisation and Governance in the European Banking Union (FENACAM, 2016)
  • Investment Strategy Analysis (Stephane Picciotto, 2016)
  • Analysis of the Proposal of ERSAR on the Regulatory Parameters for the 2016-2018 Period (Empresa Geral do Fomento, 2015)
  • Support to the Preparation of the Annual Report 2014 (SONAE, 2015)
  • Preparation of Proposal for the Sub Concession of STCP (Câmara Municipal do Porto, 2015)
  • Opinion on Applicability of CAPM for Calculating the Interest Rate of a Bank Loan (MGTLS & Associados, 2014)
  • Study on the Adoption of the SNC (Inst. Port. Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil EPE, 2014)
  • Support on the Definition and Implementation of a Risk Management Model at ACSS (ACSS – Administração Central do Sistema de Saúde, 2013)
  • Support to the Preparation of the Annual Report 2013 (SONAE, 2014)
  • Support to the Preparation of the Annual Report 2012 (SONAE, 2013)
  • Support to the Preparation of the Annual Report 2011 (SONAE, 2012)
  • Support to the Preparation of the Annual Report 2010 (SONAE, 2011)
  • Procedure preparation for the Externalization of the Radiology Division (Hospital Prelada, 2010).
Human Research Management and Labour Economics
  • New Jobs in the Footwear Industry (CTCP, 2007)
  • A Comparative Study of Operating Hours, Working Time and Employment in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and The United Kingdom (with ISO and IAT – Germany, UMIST - UK, KUN – Netherlands, USAL - Spain, Université Aix-Marseille and Banque de France – France. European Commission 5th Framework Programme, 2004)
  • New Forms of Employment and Working Time in the Service Economy (with Institut Arbeit und Technik - Germany, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy – Jyväskylä University - Finland, Centre for European Labour Market Studies – Göteborg University – Sweden, Socialforskningsinstituttet - Denmark, European Work and Employment Research Centre – University of Manchester – UMIST - UK, Institute of Economics - Netherlands, Département de l’Économie Appliquée – Université Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium, Faculté des Sciences Economiques et Sociales – Universitéde Lille 1 and IAE – Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 - France, Dipartimento di Economia – Università degli Studi di Trento - Italy, European Trade Union Institute – Belgium. European Commission, 2002).
  • Absenteeism and its Legal and Labour Consequences - A Comparative Law Perspective (APICCAPS, 2001)
  • Working Time - Comparative Study of Some European Jurisdictions (APICCAPS, 2000)
Marketing
  • Consumer Preferences in Real Estate (EFIMÓVEIS, ongoing)
  • Marketing and Branding Strategy for the “Homeware” Cluster (NERLEI, 2016)
  • Territorial Marketing Plan for the Tâmega and Sousa Area (CIM – Tâmega e Sousa, 2015)
  • Study on Tap Water Consumption Habits of the Population of Porto (Águas do Porto, 2015)
  • Market Study for the Brand Sophy & Freda (SIRFTEX, 2014)
  • Market Study Casino da Póvoa (Varzim Sol, 2014)
  • Study and White Paper on Corporate Identity (CAP, 2012)
  • Barometer of the Portuguese Farmer Image 2011 (CAP, 2012)
  • Development of a Business Barometer (BARCLAYS, 2012)
  • Barometer of the Portuguese Farmer Image 2010 (CAP, 2011)
  • Market Study Expo Criança (CNEMA, 2010)
  • AM Holding Brand Identity (AM Holding, 2010)
  • Strategic Diagnosis of Brand and Development of an Action Plan (CRPG - Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia, 2010)
  • Image Of the Portuguese Farmer (CAP, 2009)
  • “Santa Casa” Brand Characterisation - Document Analysis (Santa Casa da Misericórdia, 2009)
  • Profile of the Purchase and Consumption Behaviour of Futebol Club do Porto Target Costumers: Partners, Supporters and Fans (Porto Comercial, S.A., 2006)
  • Market Study: Structure of the Purchase and Consumption Profile of JN Readers and Characterisation of the Image and Competitive Positioning of JN (Global Notícias, 2006)
  • Services Provided by Agros to Individual Associate Producers: Degree of Satisfaction Measurement and Determinant Factors of its Use (AGROS, 2004)
  • Creation of an International Brand for Design of Furniture and Decoration - Feasibility Study (ICEP, 2000)
  • Market Study on the Potential Acceptability of the Kickers Shoes Brand in the Portuguese Market (Arnaldo Pinto, 1999)
Others
  • Support to the Ethics Ombudsman Office (EDP – Energias de Portugal, ongoing)
  • Consultancy on the Development of the EDPartners 2016 Awards (EDP VALOR, S.A., 2017)
  • Creation and Implementation of a Code of Conduct for JP Group (JP Sá Couto, 2017)
  • Research Project "Judgements of Moral Wrongdoings and Emotions: Neuropsychophysiological Study" (Fundação BIAL, 2015)
  • Stakeholder Engagement Plan (Águas do Porto, 2015)
  • Management Consultancy (RECER, 2015)
  • Consultancy on the Development of the EDPartners 2015 Awards (EDP VALOR, S.A., 2015)
  • COOL system - Cutting Optimisation in Paper Industry (INESC Porto, 2015)
  • EUFORI - Study on Foundations Supporting Research and Innovation in the EU: Country Report (coordination by VU University Amsterdam – VUA. European Commission, 2014)
  • Development of an E-Commerce Platform (ADIRA, S.A., 2012)
  • Consultancy on the Development of the EDP 2011 Excellence Award– Suppliers (EDP VALOR, S.A., 2012)
  • Creation of an Educational Tool for Development of Entrepreneurial Skills in Young People (ACIDI - Programa Escolhas, 2011)
  • Design and Editing of Pedagogical Materials Action - Case Studies (AURN, 2005)

Contacts

Director

Alberto Castro

Executive Director

Vasco Rodrigues

Administrative Assistant

Mara Carvalho
macarvalho@porto.ucp.pt

CEGEA – Research Centre in Management and Applied Economics
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto)
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