The research activities of the Business Management Group focus on two main areas:
The Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE) was created in 2006, with the aim of promoting high quality research in the areas of Management and Economics. Since 2009 CEFAGE is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) (previous project reference: UID/ECO/04007/2013; current project reference UIDB/04007/2020).
Lisa Pace is senior lecturer of innovation management and foresight within the Edward de Bono Institute for Creative Thinking and Innovation at the University of Malta. Lisa completed a PhD in innovation management at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School, UK and has worked in the academic and public sector spheres on issues related to sustainability innovation, foresight and the blue economy, citizen engagement and the future of Europe.
The aim of the group is, while using an interdisciplinary approach, to:
a) identify legal reasoning and argumentation techniques that could be adapted to enrich business intelligence (BI) research and
b) identify and adapt statistical methods used by BI researchers that could bring a valuable input for legal reasoning and interpretation.
This research group focuses on the Information and Communication technology and its role in changing and managing for-profit, public and nonprofit organizations. We are focused on quantitative research methods, especially PLS-SEM-based research.
research team follows the trends in new technologies for the exploitation of renewable energy sources and explores the ways of applying these technologies in area of maritime affairs. The new technologies include solar energy application, fuel cells, wind capturing, mechanical energy from the motion of tides and waves. The team investigates the production of energy from renewable resources, its distribution, storage and transformation, as well as its use for ship's propulsion and drive of other marine systems.
Foresight and future studies; stakeholder participation in policy design and implementation; the role of foresight in smart specialisation; sustainability innovation and its management.