Faculty & Research


Nova SBE Research Unit

Nova SBE integrates the three basic disciplinary areas of the School – Economics, Finance, and Management – and all its researchers into a single Research Unit with cross-disciplinary orientation. Its scientific coordination is under the responsibility of Pedro Vicente, Vice-President of the Faculty Council, and the operational management is under the responsibility of the Research Office.

By articulating the activity of researchers in Nova SBE knowledge centers, labs, hubs, and projects, the unit supports the school in producing top-quality and worldwide recognized research on the most pressing issues. These will have a lasting impact on public policies, markets, business and management practices, and the society at large. The unit concentrates efforts to strategically align the research endeavors with the school’s mission and the grand challenges of our times, as understood by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the EU, and the Portuguese scientific and innovation ecosystem.

Nova SBE offers a stimulating environment for junior and experienced researchers and sets ambitious goals: to attract, develop, and retain talent; to develop national and international research networks; to generate research with academic and societal impact, and to develop Ph.D. programs. It has been under the scrutiny of external evaluations conducted by international panels. In every assessment, Nova SBE’s research was awarded the grade “Excellent.”

major research areas: Economics, Finance, Management
major research areas: Economics, Finance, Management
nationalities represented
nationalities represented

Research Strategy

The strategic alignment and quality at Nova SBE are provided by the Faculty Council and the School’s Dean. Nova SBE aims to sustain and increase excellence, knowledge dissemination, and research with social impact and international recognition. This strategy is based on the following objectives:

  • Align the research with the school’s mission and the challenges of our global society
  • Enhance international research networks
  • Improve science communication and knowledge transfer
  • Consolidate the international status of the Ph.D. programs
  • Diversify research funding sources
  • Improve research productivity

The strategic alignment with the school's mission is achieved through the overall coordination of Nova SBE Knowledge Centers' research agendas and individual researchers (top-down approach to scientific development). However, the unit also supports researchers in their continuous effort to pursue the development of entrepreneurial activities and disrupt the status quo in established scientific fields (bottom-up approach to scientific development).

Our researchers

Nova SBE’s Research Unit is a dynamic learning ground for researchers or research associates, as well as Ph.D. candidates from our current Ph.D. programs. 

External Advisory Committee

The Research Unit has an External Advisory Committee whose members are renowned scholars from prestigious universities:

  • Franklin Allen – Imperial College London
  • Paul Osterman – MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Eduardo Schwartz – UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Luis Cabral – NYU Stern School of Business
  • Cary Cooper – Lancaster University
Research Office

Contact us

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate. Give us a call or send an email.

Nova SBE Research Office

Tel.: +351 213 801 640


Nova SBE’s research work is funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (UID/ECO/00124/2019, UIDB/00124/2020, UIDP/00124/2020  and Social Sciences DataLab, PINFRA/22209/2016), POR Lisboa and POR Norte (Social Sciences DataLab, PINFRA/22209/2016).