19 - 21 October 2017
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
is a professor of marketing and the vice-dean of ISCTE Business School. Her main research interests are entrepreneurship and hospitality and tourism marketing. She worked for over a decade as a senior economist at the Portuguese Competition Authority and as an economist for the Research Department of the Portuguese Securities Commission. She has also served as an advisor to the Strategic Board of the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalisation.
is an associate professor of economics at the School of Economics, University of Porto (UP); researcher at the Centre for Economics and Finance of the UP; head of international business at Porto Business School; and director of InvestPorto. She earned an MSc and PhD from the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom, and her postdoctoral studies at University of Strathclyde focused on internationalisation/foreign direct investment (FDI). She has also been a visiting professor and visiting research fellow at several European and American universities.
Prof. Lehmann has held several executive and policymaking positions, including, from 2008 to 2012, vice-president of Portugal’s North Regional Development Authority in charge of strategies to promote internationalisation, innovation, cluster policy and international cooperation. She has served as the pro-vice-chancellor for strategic planning and enterprise relations of the UP and on the boards of various companies and foundations, as well as becoming an entrepreneur/owner of a consulting firm. In the last 18 years, she has been a consultant to several institutions in Europe, Africa and the Americas, such as the OECD, UNCTAD, European Commission, national and regional governments and the Portuguese Investment Agency, in the fields of FDI, multinational enterprises, competitiveness, public policies and regional development. She is the past president of the European International Business Academy (2009–2010) and a current member of its Board and Executive Committee.
She has published widely, mainly on multinational subsidiary strategies and evolution, public policies related to FDI attraction and the impact of multinational enterprise activities. Her work has appeared in books, for instance, Multinationals, Clusters and Innovation: Does Public Policy Matter? (Palgrave, 2006), Entrepreneurship in the Global Firm (Emerald, 2012) and Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options (Columbia University Press, 2016). Her articles have been published in scientific journals such as Research Policy, Competitiveness Review, International Business Review, Regional Studies, Transnational Corporations, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Economía Industrial, Managerial Finance and Journal of Global Business. She is also a regular speaker at top-level conferences and expert meetings in the fields of internationalisation and FDI strategies, policy and competitiveness and clusters and innovation, and she has served as an editor for international journals on strategy and international business. She has received several scientific merit and executive career recognition awards.
is the dean of ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon’s (IUL) Business School. He is a full professor of finance and a former pro-rector for International Relations and Entrepreneurship programme at ISCTE-IUL, Portugal. He is the chair of AUDAX-IUL, a centre associated focused on entrepreneurship and family business, and he co-founded Building Global Innovators, a technology transfer accelerator in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology Portugal. He earned a PhD in economics from the European University Institute, Florence, with the title The Investment Decision by Service Multinationals. His research interests include entrepreneurship and small business financing, corporate governance and the impact of language commonality in international business.
is a professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid. At this university, he has served as dean of the School of Economics and Business (1886–1992), director of the Finance Department (1969–1885), Director of the Centro International Carlos V (1994–2005) and president of the Academic Council (2006–present). He was also the founder (1989) and president (1992) of the Asociación Científica de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa and founder and editor (1995–2006) of this association’s journal: Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa. Since 2009, he has been the editor of Revista de Responsabilidad Social de la Empresa, which focuses on corporate social responsibility. In addition, he is a member of several scientific committees of Spanish and international journals.
Prof. Durán’s research interests include multinational firms, foreign direct investment, international finance and corporate social responsibility. He has published 20 books, and he is the author of several book chapters published in Spanish and English, as well as several articles in national and international journals. He has served as a member of the Board (1986–2007) and president (1990) of the European International Business Academy, and he has been a member of the Fellows of the Academy since 2006. He was also the chair of the Western European chapter of the Academy of International Business from 2001 to 2006. He is a member of the Board of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management. In addition, he has served on the boards of various companies and foundations. He has received several awards, including La Encomienda con Placa de la Orden de Alfonso X El Sabio.
holds a DSc in Management from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. His research and teaching has focused on the fields of international strategy and corporate governance, in which he has been an active writer and speaker. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Commission of INDEG-ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon’s (IUL) Executive Education programme, where he is also the co-director of the Executive Master in Global Management programme and co-director of the Sustainability Knowledge Lab. At ISCTE- IUL, he is the guest assistant professor and researcher at the Centre of International Studies. On an international level, he has taught in Angola, China and Mozambique and held visiting and guest professor positions at Fundação Dom Cabral, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and Faculdades IBMEC in Brazil. His executive experience has included working at the Xerox Corporation and Booz & Company in strategy, marketing and finance positions, including as a chief executive officer and director. In the roles of executive and consultant, he has advised major corporations, institutional investors and policymaking organisations in over 60 assignments in developed and emerging markets across Europe and the Americas.
Is a guest researcher and teacher for the areas of International Business, Internationalization Strategy, Location Strategy, and Cross-Culture. Integrates the Chair “Management in public and private organizations in the countries of Portuguese Language", ISCTE/. Holds a PhD in History from FCSH-UNL, with specialization in intercultural and international relations. International consultant, perform political and economic analyses of WANA-West Asia and North Africa-Region, to government entities, businesses and NGOs.
is a professor at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management of the University of Lisbon. His research has focused on international and innovation management. He participated in evaluation research at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, in 2012. He has served as a consultant to the OECD, UNIDO and European Commission, and he is currently a correspondent to the EU’s Research and Innovation Observatory. His latest book – with co-author Paula Urze – was published in 2016 under the title Investimento International, Inovação e Desenvolvimento de Capacidades Locais. Prof. Simões served as president of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in 1993, and he is now a fellow of this academy. He is currently leading – together with John Cantwell and Philippe Gugler – a research project on the history of the EIBA.