Emanuel Gomes
Emanuel Gomes
Associate Professor

Emanuel Gomes is an Associate Professor at Universidade Nova, Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal).  Previously, he was the Deputy Head of the Strategy and International Business department at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School (UK). He is the Regional Editor (Africa) for the Journal of Knowledge Management and serves as a guest editor in various special issues and also as a reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals. He is the author of three books ‘Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances: Understanding the Process’, ‘Acquisitions in the UK Car Industry: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Merger Processes.’ and ‘Mergers and Acquisitions as Strategic Methods of Business Development in the Global Automobile Industry: An Analysis of Five Cases’.  He is the author of the Strategic Planning Software (www.planning-strategy.com). He is also the author of several papers published in international refereed journals including the Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Long Range Planning, International Business Review, Regional Studies, Management International Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Human Resource Management Review, R&D Management, and Applied Psychology: An International Review. He has served in the Scientific Committee, and as a Track Chair and a Discussant in various international conferences.  

He is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Research Interest Committee of the EuroMed Research Business Institute. He also served as a reviewer for various international refereed journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, California Management Review, Long Range Planning, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, International Journal of Management Reviews, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business Research, International Studies of Management and Organization journal, Thunderbird International Business Review, Group and Organization Management, Personnel Review, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, European Management Journal, European Management Review, and the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Management. He has also served as a reviewer for the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants.

His research interest is in the areas of international mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, strategic agility, product service innovation, and firm internationalisation, particularly in the African context. He is a member of various scientific research associations and groups such as: The Academy of Management, Africa Academy of Management, NovaAfrica, Africa Research Group, among others.

He has been involved in various research/consultancy projects involving government bodies like the UK Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), UK Trade and Industry department, The British Embassy in Angola, the Angola President Foundation (Fundacao Eduardo dos Santos), and multinationals like MG Motor (former Rover), UNIPART, and others. 

His specialist teaching is in, International Business, Strategic Management, Managing International Strategic Alliances, and Mergers and Acquisitions. With the objective of bridging theory and practice, he continuously endeavours and strives to make every teaching and learning experience theoretical sound and as practical and applicable as possible. To this end, he uses teaching and learning technologies in some of my modules. Following a constructivist teaching and learning approach, he involves students in authentic problem-solving and decision-making projects with the objective to help them develop complex problemsolving skills as well as domain expertise.  

PhD in Management  (by Coventry University, UK) with a specialization on Mergers and Acquisitions Processes in the UK Automotive Industry

Strategy. International business. International mergers and acquisitions; strategic alliances; microfoundations of strategy; strategic agility; product/service innovation; and firm internationalisation; particularly in the African context.

  • Carmeli, Abraham, Zivan, Itzik, Gomes, Emanuel, Markman, Gideon D. (2021). Underlining micro socio-psychological mechanisms of buyer-supplier relationships: implications for inter-organizational learning agility. Human Resource Management Review, 31 (3).
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Lehman, David W., Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Bustinza, Oscar F. (2021). A history-based framework of servitization and deservitization. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 41 (5), 723-745.
  • Sousa, Carlos M P, Yan, Ji, Gomes, Emanuel, Lengler, Jorge (2021). Export activity, R&D investment, and foreign ownership: does it matter for productivity?. International Marketing Review, 38 (3), 613-639.
  • Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Gomes, Emanuel, Opazo-Basaez, Marco, Bustinza, Oscar F. (2021). Knowledge acquisition throughout the lifecycle: product and industry learning frameworks. Journal Of Knowledge Management.
  • Ahammad, Mohammad F., Glaister, Keith W., Gomes, Emanuel (2020). Strategic agility and human resource management. Human Resource Management Review, 30 (1).
  • Bustinza, Oscar F., Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Gomes, Emanuel (2020). Unpacking the effect of strategic ambidexterity on performance: a cross-country comparison of MMNEs developing product-service innovation. International Business Review, 26 (6).
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Gomes, Emanuel, Mellahi, Kamel, Miner, Anne S., Rego, Arménio (2020). Strategic agility through improvisational capabilities: implications for a paradox-sensitive HRM. Human Resource Management Review, 30 (11).
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Alam, Sunbir, Tarba, Shlomo Y., Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran (2020). A 27-year review of mergers and acquisitions research in 27 leading management journals. Strategic Change, 29 (2), 179-193.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Sousa, Carlos M.P., Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran (2020). International marketing agility: conceptualization and research agenda. International Marketing Review, 37 (2), 261-272.
  • Gomes, Emanuel (2020). Mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances as collaborative methods of strategic development and change. Strategic Change, 29 (2), 145-148.
  • He, Qile, Meadows, Maureen, Angwin, Duncan, Gomes, Emanuel, Child, John (2020). Strategic alliance research in the era of digital transformation: perspectives on future research. British Journal of Management, 31 (3), 589-617.
  • Zoogah, David B., Gomes, Emanuel, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). Autochthonous management knowledge/knowledge management in Africa. Journal Of Knowledge Management, 24 (6), 1493-1512.
  • Bustinza, Oscar F., Gomes, Emanuel, Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Baines, Tim (2019). Product-service innovation and performance: the role of collaborative partnerships and R&D intensity. R and D Management, 49 (1), 33-45.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Fortes, Armanda, Gomes, Emanuel, Rego, Arménio, Rodrigues, Filipa (2019). Ambidextrous leadership, paradox and contingency: evidence from Angola. International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 30 (4), 702-727.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Bustinza, Oscar F., Tarba, Shlomo, Khan, Zaheer, Ahammad, Mohammad (2019). Antecedents and implications of territorial servitization. Regional Studies, 53 (3), 410-423.
  • Gomes, Emanuel (2019). O mundo digital e as novas estratégias de servitização. Líder Magazine.
  • Lafuente, Esteban, Vaillant, Yancy, Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Gomes, Emanuel (2019). Bouncing back from failure: entrepreneurial resilience and the internationalisation of subsequent ventures created by serial entrepreneurs. Applied Psychology, 68 (4), 658-694.
  • Miller, K., Gomes, Emanuel, Lehman, D. (2019). Strategy restoration. Long Range Planning, 52 (5).
  • Bustinza, Oscar F., Gomes, Emanuel, Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Tarba, Shlomo Y. (2018). An organizational change framework for digital servitization: evidence from the Veneto region. Strategic Change, 27 (2), 111-119.
  • Bustinza, Oscar F., Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Gomes, Emanuel, Lafuente, Esteban, Opazo-Basaez, Marco, Rabetino, Rodrigo, Vaillant, Yancy (2018). Product-service innovation and performance: unveiling the complexities. International Journal of Business Environment, 10 (2), 95-111.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Mellahi, Kamel, Angwin, Duncan N., Sousa, Carlos M. P. (2018). Testing the self-selection theory in high corruption environments: evidence from exporting African SMEs. International Marketing Review, 35 (5), 733-759.
  • Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Parry, Glenn, Bustinza, Oscar F., Gomes, Emanuel (2018). Digital business models: taxonomy and future research avenues. Strategic Change, 27 (2), 87-90.
  • Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Gomes, Emanuel, Collinson, Simon, Parry, Glenn, Bustinza, Oscar F. (2018). Selling digital services abroad: how do extrinsic attributes influence foreign consumers' purchase intentions?. International Business Review, 27 (1), 173-185.
  • Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Gomes, Emanuel, Bustinza, Oscar F., Mellahi, Kamel (2018). Uncovering the role of cross-border strategic alliances and expertise decision centralization in enhancing product-service innovation in MMNEs. International Business Review, 27 (4), 814-825.
  • Carmeli, Abraham, Brammer, Stephen, Gomes, Emanuel, Tarba, Shlomo Y. (2017). An organizational ethic of care and employee involvement in sustainability-related behaviors: A social identity perspective. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 38 (9), 1380-1395.
  • Gomes, E, Mellahi, Kamel, Sahadev, Sunil, Harvey, Amy (2017). Perceptions of justice and organizational commitment in international mergers and acquisitions. International Marketing Review, 34 (5), 582-605.
  • Vendrell-Herrero, Ferran, Gomes, Emanuel, Mellahi, Kamel, Child, John (2017). Building international business bridges in geographically isolated areas: The role of foreign market focus and outward looking competences in Latin American SMEs. Journal of World Business, 52 (4), 489-502.
  • Angwin, Duncan N., Mellahi, Kamel, Gomes, Emanuel, Peter, Emmanuel (2016). How communication approaches impact mergers and acquisitions outcomes. International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 27 (20), 2370-2397.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Barnes, Bradley, Mahmood, Tehmina (2016). A 22 year review of strategic alliance research in the leading management journals. International Business Review, 25 (1), 15-27.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Sahadev, Sunil, Glaister, Alison J., Demirbag, Mehmet (2015). A comparison of international HRM practices by Indian and European MNEs: Evidence from Africa. International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 26 (21), 2676-2700.
  • Glaister, Alison J., Liu, Yipeng, Sahadev, Sunil, Gomes, Emanuel (2014). Externalizing, internalizing and fostering commitment: the case of born-global firms in emerging economies. Management International Review, 54 (4), 473-496.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Angwin, Duncan, Weber, Yaakov, Yedidia Tarba, Shlomo (2013). Critical success factors through the mergers and acquisitions process: revealing pre- and post- M&A Connections for improved performance. Thunderbird International Business Review, 55 (1), 13-35.
  • Stahl, Günter K., Angwin, Duncan N., Very, Philippe, Gomes, Emanuel, Weber, Yaakov, Tarba, Shlomo Yedidia, Noorderhaven, Niels, Benyamini, Haim, Bouckenooghe, Dave, Chreim, Samia, Durand, Muriel, Hassett, Mélanie E., Kokk, Gary, Mendenhall, Mark E., Mirc, Nicola, Miska, Christof, Park, Kathleen Marshall, Reynolds, Noelia Sarah, Rouzies, Audrey, Sarala, Riikka M., Seloti, Sergio Luis, Søndergaard, Mikael, Yildiz, H. Emre (2013). Sociocultural integration in mergers and acquisitions: Unresolved paradoxes and directions for future research. Thunderbird International Business Review, 55 (4), 333-356.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Angwin, Duncan, Peter, Emmanuel, Mellahi, Kamel (2012). HRM issues and outcomes in African mergers and acquisitions: a study of the Nigerian banking sector. International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 23 (14), 2874-2900.
  • Meng, Juan, Janavaras, Basil, Gomes, Emanuel (2012). Cultural differences in globalization perception among younger generations in the U.S., U.K., and India. Journal of Euromarketing, 21, 53-64.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Cohen, Marcel, Mellahi, Kamel (2011). When two African cultures collide: a study of interactions between managers in a strategic alliance between two African organizations. Journal of World Business, 46 (1), 5-12.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Janavaras, Basil, Cheema, Punyadip (2008). Improving decision making and critical thinking skills using international business web-based tools. Journal of International Business and Economics, , 132-142.
  • Goulas, Apostolos, Blanas, George, Gomes, Emanuel (2008). The formation of strategic groups in the Athens stock exchange. MIBES Transactions - International Journal of Management of International Business & Economics Systems, 2 (1), 60-77.
  • Janavaras, Basil, Gomes, Emanuel, Cheema, Punyadip, George, Suresh (2008). International business strategy: an innovative teaching and learning approach. Journal of Business Strategy, 5 (2), 24-35.
  • Janavaras, Basil J., Gomes, Emanuel, Young, Richard (2008). Web based interactive software in international business: the case of the global market potential system online (GMPSO). Journal of College Teaching & Learning (TLC), 5 (4), 23-31.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Cheema, Punyadip, Janavaras, Basil (2007). Effect of national cultural differences on the performance of cross border merger: case of Indian companies going abroad. Journal of International Business Research and Practice, 1 (1), 79-96.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Donnelly, Tom, Morris, David, Collis, Clive (2007). Improving merger-process management skills over time: a comparison between the acquisition processes of Jaguar and of Land Rover by Ford.. Irish Journal of Management, 28 (1), 31-57.
  • Janavaras, Basil, Gomes, Emanuel (2007). Global business research and strategic planning tools. Journal of International Business and Economy, 8 (1), 59-70.
  • Muwonge, Jonathan L., Jonathan L., Gomes, Emanuel (2007). Analysis of the acquisition process of Uganda Telecom by LAP Greencom. MIBES Transactions - International Journal of Management of International Business & Economics Systems, 1 (1), 108-129.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Weber, Yaakov, Brown, Chris, Tarba, Sholomo Yedidia (2011). Mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances: understanding the process. Palgrave McMillan.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Donnelly, Tom, Morris, David, Collis, Clive (2010). Mergers and acquisitions as strategic methods of business development in the global automobile industry: an analysis of five cases. The Edwin Mellen Press.
  • Gomes, Emanuel (2009). Acquisitions in the UK car industry: a comprehensive analysis of the merger processes. VDM Verlag.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Alam, Sunbir, He, Qile (2021). Looking at the other side of the fence: a comparative review of the mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances literatures'. Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions. Cooper, Cary L., Finkelstein, Sydney (Eds.), Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Angwin, Duncan, Peter, Emmanuel, Mellahi, Kamel (2013). HRM issues and outcomes in domestic mergers and acquisitions: a study of the nigerian banking sector. Effective people management in Africa. Newenham-Kahindi, Aloysius, Kamoche, Ken N., Chizema, Amon, Mellahi, Kamel (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 17-52.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Cohen, Marcel, Mellahi, Kamel (2013). When two African cultures collide: A study of interactions between managers in a strategic alliance between two African organizations. Effective people management in Africa. Newenham-Kahindi, Aloysius, Kamoche, Ken N., Chizema, Amon, Mellahi, Kamel (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 180-201.
  • Gomes, Emanuel, Jackson, Paul (2012). Understanding business strategy. Service science research, strategy and innovation. : Dynamic knowledge management methods. IGI-Global, 325-341.