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.”