Founded in 2003, CEGE – Research Centre in Management and Economics - is the research centre that frames the academic research conducted within the Católica Porto Business School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Its mission is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in economics and management, promoting a culture of excellence in research and disseminating its research results to the scientific community and society in general.

The research carried out within CEGE covers the main scientific areas related to economics and management, divided by the following two research groups:



The research activity is carried out on the following two strategic research themes:

  1. Economic decisions and societal outcomes
    • Research activity focuses on understanding, from a microeconomic and/or macroeconomic perspective, how particular economic decisions ultimately affect societal outcomes.
  2. Processes, performance and customer experience/behaviour
    • On this theme, the focus is on processes and performance (including issues of efficiency and effectiveness) in production, namely (but not only) in service provision, as well as how production responds to consumers and how consumers respond to product or service characteristics and delivery strategies.

CEGE is funded by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia - through the Strategic Project PEst-OE/EGE/UI0731/2013.

Other sources of financing include specific project funding by FCT as well as resources from Católica Porto Business School.


CEGE’s bylaws are available here (in Portuguese).

External Advisory Committee

Pedro Pita Barros, Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal

Ken Peasnell, International Centre for Research in Accounting, University of Lancaster, UK

Subal Kumbhakar, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA

Chris Voss, London Business School, UK

Research Groups

Management Research Group (MRG)

Research Areas

The MRG excels particularly in 4 main subareas:

Service Management

Multichannel services, service design, service operations, service marketing, e-business.

Performance Management

Benchmarking, balanced scorecard, strategy management systems, and efficiency analysis.


Corporate finance, managerial accounting, international finance, financial reporting, and capital market based research.


Consumer behaviour, brand management, international marketing, and social causes.

The research produced by the group has been a mix of theoretical and empirical research, mostly associated with sectors of the economy, namely the public sector (health and education), utilities, digital business, retail sector (including banking), and manufacturing. Although small, this is a highly productive group. All researchers have international connections in various universities like the London Business School, University College Dublin, Aston University, University of Groningen, Manchester Business School, Lancaster University, National Taiwan University, to name but a few.


The main results achieved by the group in terms of research publication are noteworthy and include a large number of published papers in international peer-reviewed journals, several books or book chapters, and a wide number of conference proceedings.

In addition to these academic outcomes, we also highlight other types of outcomes, such as

  • High number of citations of the group’s work, testifying its considerable impact in the management field;
  • Considerable impact on society of the group’s work as measured through
    1. (1) newspaper articles written by the members of the MRG or where the group’s research has been reported by others;
    2. (2) appearances on TV;
    3. (3) creation of tangible outputs of applied research,
    4. (4) organization of seminars open to the general public where important topics/research issues are discussed;
  • High number of funded projects within the group, testifying its dynamism in obtaining research funds from the FCT;
  • Organization of international workshops/conferences;
  • Some members belong to the board of international journals or international associations;
  • A number of keynotes or panel sessions at international conferences were secured by some members of the group;
  • A number of international prizes were won by group members with their papers and presentations in conferences.
Approved research projects
  • PTDC/GES/68213/2006 (€60.000 budget managed by team leader and CEGE researcher Conceição Portela): DEAvesII - Internet Based Benchmarking of Portuguese Secondary Schools
  • PTDC/EGE-GES/112232/2009 (€81.024 budget managed by team leader and CEGE researcher Conceição Portela): Hospital benchmarking (HOBE)
  • PTDC/EGE-GES/101390/2008 (€60.871 budget managed by team leader and CEGE researcher Rui Sousa): Aligning service operations strategies with customer multi-channel behavior
  • PTDC/GES/68139/2006 (€86.000 budget managed by team leader and CEGE researcher Rui Sousa): The Design and Control of Multi-Channel Services
  • PTDC/GES/72303/2006 (€17.000 budget directly managed by the team participant and CEGE researcher Rui Sousa): The Internet and the Service Economy - bridging Operations and Marketing Perspectives
  • 134334-LLP-1-2007-1-PT-ERASMUS (€195.000 budget): Employability & Entrepreneurship
  • 142696-LLP-1-2008-1-PT-ERASMUS (€172.000 budget): Future Skills for Biotechnology (FS-Biotech)
  • DCI-ALA/20081170-489 (€132.000 budget): C-PRO - Intervenção na promoção - Competências para o Progresso Curricular e Empresarial
  • 510579-LLP-1-2010-1-ES-ERASMUS (€25.000 budget): EU-GRAD: An EU PG Training and Working Programme to achieve "Total Mobility" of PG students in EU
  • WND-POKL.06.01.01-10-006/12 (€27.000 budget): PoMoC - The professional activation of university graduates using the Portuguese Model of Coaching

Economics Research Group (ERG)

Research Areas

The ERG’s research is mainly related to the following JEL areas/subareas:

  • Statistics/ Econometrics
  • Industrial Economics and Regulation
  • Labor market and wages
  • Welfare and Poverty
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Methodology of Economics

The research produced by the group has been a mix of theoretical and empirical research. All researchers have international connections in various universities.


The members of the ERG have produced a large number of papers published in international peer reviewed journals, most of which are indexed either in ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus or in the Association of Business Schools (ABS) ranking.

Some group members have also developed code for statistical software during this period, and others have engaged in FCT financed projects as leading researchers.

Approved research projects
  • PTDC/EGE-ECO/100296/2008 (overall budget of €36.874, led by CEGE researcher Vasco Rodrigues and including as team participant CEGE researcher Ricardo Gonçalves) – The competitive impact of pseudo-generics
  • IME/ECO/81882/2006 (€27.000 budget managed by team leader and CEGE researcher Nuno Martins): Social welfare, immigrant population and labour market exclusion
  • PTDC/EGE-ECO/099784/2008 (€41.000 budget managed by team leader and (former) CEGE researcher Hélder Vasconcelos): Models in antitrust economics
  • C2007-UCP-CEGE-2007-1: Ciência 2007 – International call for applications for post-doctoral research positions (CEGE recruited one researcher for a 3-year period, €207.000)
  • 282887 (€267.000 budget in partnership, coordinated at the local level by CEGE researcher Américo Mendes): INTEGRAL - Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes
  • Grant Agreement nr. 290771 (€212.000 budget in partnership, coordinated at the local level by CEGE researcher Américo Mendes): TEPSIE - The theoretical, empirical and policy foundations for building social innovation in Europe


  1. Brito, P., Silva, A.P.D. & Dias, J.G. (2015). Probabilistic Clustering of Interval Data. Intelligent Data Analysis (forthcoming)
  2. Castro, R. S., Oliveira, P. N., Portela, M. C., Camanho, A. S. & Queiroz e Melo, J. (2015). Benchmarking Clinical Practice in Surgery: Looking Beyond Traditional Mortality Rates. Health Care Management Science (forthcoming).
  3. Danese, G. & Mittone, L. (2015). Norms and Trades. Rationality and Society. (forthcoming)
  4. Dinisman,T., Fernandes, L. & Main, G.(2015). Child subjective well-being: Early findings from the Children's Worlds project. Child Indicators Research, 8 (1), pp. 1-4.
  5. Ferreira, S. & Andrade, A. (2015). Academic analytics: Anatomy of an exploratory essay. Education and Information Technologies (forthcoming).
  6. Gonçalves, R., Lourenço, A. I. & Silva, S. N. (2015). A social cost perspective in the wake of the Portuguese strategy for the fight against drugs. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26 (2), pp. 199-209.
  7. Gonçalves, R.; Rodrigues, V. & Vasconcelos, H. (2015). Reference pricing in the presence of pseudo-generics. International Journal of Health Economics and Management (forthcoming)
  8. Machado, J. C., Vacas-de-Carvalho, L., Torres, A. & Costa, P. (2015). Brand logo design: Examining consumer response to naturalness. Journal of Product and Brand Management. (forthcoming)
  9. Martins, N. (2015). Veblen, Sen, and the Formalization of Evolutionary Theory. Journal of Economic Issues, 49(4). (forthcoming)
  10. Melão, N. & Guia, S. M. (2015). Exploring the impacts of ISO 9001 on small- and medium-sized social service institutions: a multiple case study. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (forthcoming).
  11. Portela, M. C., Camanho, A. S., Almeida, D., Silva, S. N., Lopes, L. & Castro, R. (2015). Benchmarking Hospitals through a web based platform. Benchmarking: An International Journal (forthcoming).
  12. Ramos, S.& Andrade, A. (2015). ICT in Portuguese reference schools for the education of blind and partially sighted students. Education and Information Technologies 19, (3).
  13. Sousa, R., Amorim, M., Rabinovich, E., Sodero, A. (2015). Customer Use of Virtual Channels in Multi-Channel Services: Does Type of Activity Matter?. Decision Sciences (forthcoming).
  14. Tacneng, R. (2015). The impact of minority foreign ownership and controlling shareholder on bank risk and performance in an emerging economy. Managerial Finance, 41(5) (forthcoming).
  1. Barry, T. & Tacneng, R. (2014). The impact of governance and institutional quality on MFI outreach and financial performance in Sub-Saharan Africa.World Development, 58, pp. 1-20.
  2. Ferreira, S. & Andrade, A. (2014). Academic Analytics: Mapping the Genome of the University. IEEE Journal of Latin-American Learning Technologies (IEEE-RITA), 9 ( 3), pp. 98-105.
  3. Ferreira, S. & Andrade, A. (2014). Learning Analytics in Practice: Development and Implementation of a Suppport System to the Management of the Teaching Activity. International Journal of Education and Practice, 2(4), pp. 67-95.
  4. Martins, N. (2014). Adam Smith on Power and Maritime Trade. Mediterranean Studies, 22 (1), pp. 38-56.
  5. Martins, N. (2014). Sraffa on Fixed Capital, Money and the Phases of Capitalism. Review of Political Economy, 26 (1), pp. 90-106.
  6. Meslier, C., Tacneng, R. & Tazari, A. (2014). Is bank income diversification beneficial? Evidence from an emerging economy. Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 31, pp. 97-126.
  7. Portela, M. C. & Thanassoulis, E. (2014). Economic efficiency when prices are not fixed: disentangling quantity and price efficiency. OMEGA - The International Journal of Management Science, 47, pp. 36-44.
  9. Portela, M. C. (2014). Value and quantity data in economic and technical efficiency measurement. Economics Letters, 124 (1), pp.108-112.
  10. Rodrigues, A. F. & Martins, N. O. (2014). Numerical Uncertainty and its Implications. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2 (3). pp. 33-44.
  11. Rodrigues, V. (2014). Restructuring and Merger Waves. International Journal of Economic Theory, 10(4), pp. 355–369.
  12. Rodrigues, V., Gonçalves, R. & Vasconcelos, H. (2014). Anti-Competitive Impact of Pseudo-Generics. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 14(1), pp. 83-98.
  13. Silva, S. C. & Duarte, P. (2014). Suggestions for international research using electronic surveys. The Marketing Review, 14 (3), pp. 297-309.
  14. Simmons, P & Xie, Y. (2014).Where is the grass greener? A micro-founded model of migration with application to Guangdong. IZA Journal of Migration, 2(1), pp. 1-23.
  15. Thanassoulis, E., Portela, M.C. & Graveney, M. (2014). Using DEA to estimate potential savings at GP units at medical specialty level. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 48 (1), pp. 38-48.
  16. Thomé, A., Sousa, R. & Carmo, L. (2014). The impact of sales and operations planning practices on manufacturing operational performance. International Journal of Production Research , 52 (7). pp. 2108-2121.
  17. Thomé, A., Sousa, R., & Carmo, L. (2014). Complexity as contingency in sales and operations planning. Industrial Management and Data Systems (forthcoming).
  1. Fernandes, L., Mendes, A. & Teixeira, A. (2013). A Weighted Multidimensional Index of Child Well-Being Which Incorporates Children’s Individual Perceptions. Social Indicators Research, 114 (3), pp. 803-829.
  2. Fernandes, L., Mendes, A. & Teixeira, A. (2013). Assessing child well-being through a new multidimensional child-based weighting scheme index: An empirical estimation for Portugal. Journal of Socio-Economics, 45, pp. 155–174.
  3. Ferreira, S. & Andrade, A. (2013). Academic Analytics: Mapeando o Genoma da Universidade. VAEP-RITA, 1 (3), pp 167-174.
  4. Gavriilidis, K., Kallinterakis, V. & Ferreira, M. P. L. (2013). Institutional industry herding: Intentional or spurious? Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 26, pp. 192–214.
  5. Gavriilidis, K., Kallinterakis, V. & Ferreira, M. P. L. (2013). On the Impact of Style Investing over Institutional Herding: Evidence from a Highly Concentrated Market. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 10 (4), pp. 8-23.
  6. Gonçalves, R. & Barros, P. P. (2013). Economies of scale and scope in the provision of diagnostic techniques and therapeutic services in Portuguese hospitals. Applied Economics, 45 (4), pp. 415-433.
  7. Gonçalves, R. & Nascimento, A. (2013). Next generation access networks: the post-investment conundrum. Communications & Strategies, 92 (4th quarter), pp. 91-112.
  8. Gonçalves, R. (2013). Empirical Evidence on the Impact of Reserve Prices in English Auctions. Journal of Industrial Economics, 61 (1), pp. 202–242.
  9. Holmes, P., Kallinterakis, V. & Ferreira, M. P. L. (2013). Herding in a Concentrated Market: a Question of Intent. European Financial Management, 19 (3), pp. 497–520.
  10. Martins, N. O. (2013). Classical surplus theory and heterodox economics. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 72 (5), pp. 1205-1231.
  11. Martins, N. O. (2013). Sraffa, Marshall and the principle of continuity. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 37 (2), pp. 443-462.
  12. Martins, N. O. (2013). The Nature of the Cambridge Heterodoxy. Revue de philosophie économique, 14, pp. 49-71.
  13. Martins, N. O. (2013). The place of the capability approach within sustainability economics. Ecological Economics, 95, pp. 226-230.
  14. Oliveira, M. A., Coelho, J. & Santos, C. (2013). The Budgeting of Portuguese Public Museums: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis. World Review of Business Research, 3 (3), pp. 145-156.
  15. Portela, M. C., Camanho, A. S. & Keshvari, A. (2013). Assessing the evolution of school performance and value-added: trends over four years. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 39 (1), pp. 1-14.
  16. Yamazaki, V. Ponchio, M., Silva, S. C. & Rocha, T. (2013). O consumo de cirurgia estética: a influência da auto-estima e do materialismo. Revista de Gestão em Sistemas de Saúde, 2 (2), pp. 30-52.
  1. Andrade, A., Castro, C. & Ferreira, S. A. (2012). Cognitive communication 2.0 in Higher Education: to tweet or not to tweet? Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 10 (3), pp. 264-276.
  2. Brito, P.& Silva, A. P. D. (2012). Modelling interval data with Normal and Skew-Normal distributions. Journal of Applied Statistics, 39 (1), pp. 3-20.
  3. Castro, C., Ferreira, S. A. & Andrade, A. (2012). DER in Portugal: State-of-the-art of the Two Major Repositories in Elementary and Secondary Education. Education, 2 (4), pp. 84-95.
  4. Castro, C., Andrade, A. & Lagarto, J. (2012). Identificação de Fatores Facilitadores da Utilização de Recursos Educativos Digitais pelos Professores: A Perspetiva de Especialistas num Estudo e-Delphi. Revista Iberoamericana de Evaluación Educativa, 5 (3), pp. 161-178.
  5. Duh, R., Hsu, A. W. & Alves, P. (2012). The impact of IAS 39 on the risk-relevance of earnings volatility: Evidence from foreign banks cross-listed in the USA. Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics, 8 (1), pp. 23-38.
  6. Fernandes, L., Mendes, A. & Teixeira, A. (2012). A Review Essay on the Measurement of Child Well-Being. Social Indicators Research, 106 (2), pp. 239-257.
  7. Ferreira, S. A. & Andrade, A. (2012). Conception of a management tool of Technology Enhanced Learning Environments. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 3 (2), pp. 42-47.
  8. Gamboa, A. J. & Melão, N. (2012). The impacts and success factors of ISO 9001 in education: Experiences from Portuguese vocational schools. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 29 (4), pp. 384-401.
  9. Gonçalves, R. & Gomes, A. (2012). Maintenance Incentives in Highway Concession Contracts. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 46 (1), pp. 99-122.
  10. Machado, J. C., Lencastre, P. & Costa, P. (2012). Rebranding mergers: How attitudes influence consumer choices? Journal of Brand Management, 19 (6), pp. 513-524.
  11. Machado, J. C., Vacas-de-Carvalho, L., Costa, P. & Lencastre, P. (2012). Brand mergers: examining consumers' responses to name and logo design. Journal of Product & Brand Management, 21 (6), pp. 418 - 427.
  12. Martins, N. O. (2012). Mathematics, science and the Cambridge tradition. Economic Thought, 1 (2), pp. 15-35.
  13. Martins, N. O. (2012). Sen, Sraffa and the revival of classical political economy. Journal of Economic Methodology, 19 (2), pp. 143-157.
  14. Pereira, M. M. & Melão, N. (2012). The implementation of the balanced scorecard in a school district: Lessons learned from an action research study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 61 (8), pp. 919-939.
  15. Portela, M. C., Camanho, A. S. & Borges, D. (2012). Performance assessment of secondary schools: the snapshot of a country taken by DEA. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 63 (8), pp. 1098–1115.
  16. Silva, S. C. & Santos, M. C. (2012). How to capitalise on a tribe. Marketing Review, 12 (4), pp. 417-434.
  17. Silva, S. C. & Silva, M. F. (2012). Failure is a stepping stone for success. International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing, 9 (2), pp. 153-179.
  18. Silva, S. C. (2012). Book Review: Aneel Karnani, (2011). Fighting Poverty Together. International Journal of Rural Management, 8 (1-2), pp. 146-149.
  19. Silva, S. C., Bradley, F. & Sousa, C. M. P. (2012). Empirical test of the trust–performance link in an international alliances context. International Business Review, 21 (2), pp. 293–306.
  20. Silva, S. C., Pacheco, E., Meneses, R. & Brito, C. (2012). The Importance of Second-Hand Knowledge in the Revised Uppsala Model: Can European Textiles Producers Export to China? Journal of Global Marketing, 25 (3), pp. 141-160.
  21. Sousa, R. & Voss, C. (2012). The impacts of e-service quality on customer behaviour in multi-channel e-services. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 23 (7-8), pp. 789-806.
  22. Sousa, R. (2012). The moderating effect of channel use on the quality-loyalty relationship in multi-channel e-services. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, 29 (9), pp. 1019-1037.
  23. Thanassoulis, E., Portela, M. C. & Graveney, M. (2012). Estimating the scope for savings in referrals and drug prescription costs in the general Practice units of a UK primary care trust. European Journal of Operational Research, 221 (2), pp. 432–444.
  24. Turner, S. & Lourenço, A. (2012). Competition and public service broadcasting: stimulating creativity or servicing capital? Socio-Economic Review, 10 (3), pp. 497-523.
  25. Zuber, V., Silva, A. P. D. & Strimmer, K. (2012). A novel algorithm for simultaneous SNP selection in high-dimensional genome-wide association studies. BMC Bioinformatics, 13: 284.
  1. Feliciano, D. & Mendes, A. (2011). Forest Owners’ Organizations in North and Central Portugal – Assessment of Success. South-East European Forestry, 2 (1), pp. 1-11.
  2. Ferreira, S. A. & Andrade, A. ( 2011). Models and instruments for assessing Technology Enhanced Learning Environments in higher education. eLearning Papers, 24, pp. 1-10.
  3. Gonçalves, R. & Hey, J. (2011). Experimental Evidence on English Auctions: Oral Outcry Versus Clock. Bulletin of Economic Research, 63 (4), pp. 313-352.
  4. Marques, L., Ribeiro, J. A. & Scapens, R. W. (2011). The Use of Management Control Mechanisms by Public Organizations with a Network Coordination Role: A Case Study in the Port Industry. Management Accounting Research, 22 (4), pp. 269–291.
  5. Martins, N. O. (2011). An Evolutionary Approach to Emergence and Social Causation. Journal of Critical Realism, 10 (2), pp. 192-218).
  6. Martins, N. O. (2011). Can neuroscience inform economics? Rationality, emotions and preference formation. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 35 (2), pp. 251-267.
  7. Martins, N. O. (2011). Globalisation, Inequality and the Economic Crisis. New Political Economy, 16 (1), pp. 1-18.
  8. Martins, N. O. (2011). Sustainability economics, ontology and the capability approach. Ecological Economics, 72, pp. 1-4.
  9. Martins, N. O. (2011). The Revival of Classical Political Economy and the Cambridge Tradition: From Scarcity Theory to Surplus Theory. Review of Political Economy , 23 (1), pp. 111-131.
  10. Portela, M. C., Camanho, A. S. & Borges, D. N. (2011). BESP – benchmarking of Portuguese secondary schools. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 18 (2), pp. 240-260.
  11. Portela, M. C., Thanassoulis, E., Horncastle, A. & Maugg, T. (2011). Productivity change in the water industry in England and Wales: application of the meta-Malmquist index. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 62 (12), pp. 2173–2188.
  12. Rocha, T. V. & Silva, S. C. (2011). The Adaptation vs. Standardization Dilemma: The Case of an American Company in Brazil. Internext - Revista Eletrônica de Negócios Internacionais da ESPM, 6 (1), pp. 61-83.
  13. Santos, C. (2011). The euro sovereign debt crisis, determinants of default probabilities and implied ratings in the CDS market: an econometric analysis. Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance, II (3), pp. 13-15.
  14. Silva, A. P. D. (2011). Two-group classification with high-dimensional correlated data: A factor model approach. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, 55 (11), pp. 2975–2990.
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  1. Alves, P., Peasnell, K. & Taylor, P. (2010). The Use of the R2 as a Measure of Firm-Specific Information: A Cross-Country Critique. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 37 (1-2), pp. 1-26.
  2. Gonçalves, R. & Nascimento, A. (2010). The momentum for network separation: A guide for regulators. Telecommunications Policy, 34 (7), pp. 355-365.
  3. Khalili, M., Camanho, A. S., Portela, M. C. & Alirezaee, M. R. (2010). An improvement on the Tracy and Chen model 'A generalized model for weight restrictions in DEA'. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61 (12), pp. 1789-1793.
  4. Khalili, M., Camanho, A. S., Portela, M. C. & Alirezaee, M. R. (2010). The measurement of relative efficiency using data envelopment analysis with assurance regions that link inputs and outputs. European Journal of Operational Research, 203 (3), pp. 761–770.
  5. Lourenço, A. (2010). Autopoietic Social Systems Theory: The Co-Evolution of Law and the Economy. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 35 (1), pp. 35-54.
  6. Oliveira, M. A. & Santos, C. (2010). Looking for a change point in French monetary policy in the early eighties. Applied Economics Letters, 17 (4), pp. 387-392.
  7. Portela, M. C. & Camanho, A. S. (2010). Analysis of complementary methodologies for the estimation of school value added. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61 (7), pp. 1122–1132.
  8. Portela, M. C. & Thanassoulis, E. (2010). Malmquist-type indices in the presence of negative data: An application to bank branches. Journal of Banking & Finance, 34 (7), pp. 1472–1483.
  9. Santos, A. & Andrade, A. (2010). Bibliotecas Universitárias Portuguesas no universo da web 2.0. Encontros Bibli: Revista Eletrônica de Biblioteconomia e Ciência da Informação, 15 (1), pp. 116-131. [Edição Especial "Investigação em Sistemas de Informação"]
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  11. Santos, C. & Oliveira, M. A. (2010). Assessing French inflation persistence with impulse saturation break tests and automatic general-to-specific modelling. Applied Economics, 42 (12), pp. 1577-1589.
  12. Silva, S. C., Sousa, M. J. & Filho, F. F. (2010). Brand Reposition Impact in the Internationalization of Brazilian Foot-Wear Companies: The Havaianas Case. Tourism & Management Studies, 6, pp. 118-130.
  13. Silveira, G. J. C & Sousa, R. (2010). Paradigms of choice in manufacturing strategy: Exploring performance relationships of fit, best practices, and capability-based approaches. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 30 (12), pp. 1219-1245.
  1. Alves, P., Pope, P. F. & Young, S. (2009). Cross-border information transfers: Evidence from profit warnings issued by European firms. Accounting and Business Research, 39 (5), pp. 449-472.
  2. Amaral, P. & Sousa, R. (2009). Barriers to internal benchmarking initiatives: an empirical investigation. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 16 (4), pp. 523-542.
  3. Brito, C. & Silva, S. C. (2009). When trust becomes the fourth "C" of cooperation. Marketing Review, 9 (4), pp. 289-299.
  4. Camanho, A. S., Portela, M. C. & Vaz, C. B. (2009). Efficiency analysis accounting for internal and external non-discretionary factors. Computers & Operations Research, 36 (5), pp. 1591–1601.
  5. Deakin, S., Lourenço, A. & Pratten, S. (2009). No “third way” for economic organization? Networks and quasi-markets in broadcasting. Industrial and Corporate Change, 18 (1), pp. 51-75.
  6. Martins, N. O. (2009). A Transformational Conception of Evolutionary Processes. Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, 6 (1), pp. 71-102.
  7. Martins, N. O. (2009). Rules, Social Ontology and Collective Identity. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 39 (3), pp. 323–344.
  8. Martins, N. O. (2009). Sen's capability approach and Post Keynesianism: similarities, distinctions, and the Cambridge tradition. Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 31 (4), pp. 691-706.
  9. Melão, N. (2009). E-business processes and e-Business Process Modelling: a state-of-the-art overview. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 11 (3), pp. 293-322.
  10. Pérez-Aróstegui, M. N., Sousa, R. & Lloréns-Montes, J. (2009). Quality management practices as a forerunner of absorptive capacity. An empirical study. Investment Management and Financial Innovations, 6 (3), pp. 264-272.
  11. Silva, R. & Andrade, A. (2009). Development of a Web Application for Management of Learning Styles. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 15 (7), pp. 1508-1521.
  12. Sousa, R. & Voss, C. (2009). The effects of service failures and recovery on customer loyalty in e-services: An empirical investigation. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 29 (8), pp. 834-864.
  1. Gonçalves, R. (2008). Irrationality in English auctions. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 67 (1), pp. 180-192.
  2. Johnes, G., Camanho, A. S. & Portela, M. C. (2008). Assessing Efficiency Of Portuguese Universities Through Parametric And Non-Parametric Methods. Portuguese Journal of Management Studies, XIII (1), pp. 39-66.
  3. Moura, M. G. & Martins, N. O. (2008). On some criticisms of critical realism in economics. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 32 (2), pp. 203-218.
  4. Santos, C. (2008). Impulse saturation break tests. Economics Letters, 98 (2), pp. 136–143.
  5. Santos, C., Hendry, D. F. & Johansen, S. (2008). Automatic selection of indicators in a fully saturated regression. Computational Statistics, 23, pp. 317-335.
  6. Sousa, R. & Voss, C. A. (2008). Contingency research in operations management practices. Journal of Operations Management, 26 (6), pp. 697–713.
  7. Sousa, R., Yeung, A. C. L. & Cheng, T. C. E. (2008). Customer heterogeneity in operational e-service design attributes: An empirical investigation of service quality. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 28 (7), pp. 592-614.

Working Papers

Católica Porto Business School maintains two working paper series:


Internal conference

Every semester, the School organises an internal conference for faculty. This conference is an opportunity to share research results and involve undergraduate and graduate students in ongoing research projects. As such, one of its objectives is to allow for the creation of research networks, which are essential in order to foster scientific research.

Here you will find the papers presented in the previous 10 conferences. The next (11th) conference will take place at the end of May 2017.


Past seminars

“A meta-analytic assessment of the effects of inequality on growth”

Pedro Neves, Instituto Superior de Serviço Social do Porto and CEFUP.

“Economic Informality and the Venture Funding Impact of Migrant Remittances to Developing Countries”

Candace Martinez, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid)

“Modelos de rede em Data Envelopment Analysis: uma aplicação no desempenho sustentável”

Cláudia Cavalheiro Francisco, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

“Are U.S. Commercial Banks Too Big?”

Subal C. Kumbhakar, State University of New York, Binghamton


CEGE regularly organises workshops on specific topics for students, faculty and researchers. The next workshops are:

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