ECMLG Biographies

Below are the ECMLG Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Prof. Florinda Matos holds a PhD in Social Sciences, Organizational Behavior Studies from the Technical University of Lisbon. She is a professor in Post-Graduate courses at the ISCTE – IUL and a researcher at DINÂMIA'CET – IUL . Presently, she is leading the project "KM3D - Knowledge Management in Additive Manufacturing: Designing New Business Models" in a national consortium, funded by FCT.   

Prof Álvaro Rosa is associate professor (with Habilitation) at ISCTE Business School.  Currently is the director of the Master of International Management at Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and member of Scientific Committee of Iscte Doctoral Programme on Applied Management.  His research interests are strategy, qaulity and cross-cultural management.  He is a regular visiting scholar in faculties in China, Brazil, UK, and Slovenia.

Keynote Speakers

 Stefan Güldenberg is a pioneer and leading expert on the future of work, digital strategies, sustainable leadership, and knowledge management. He is a university professor, platform founder, strategy consultant, executive coach, and knowledge entrepreneur. He studied Business Mathematics, Philosophy, and English at the University of Ulm and then received his doctorate and habilitation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Stefan has 25 years of experience in research, knowledge transfer, and practice. He conducts research on and supports the development of strategy and transformation processes. Stays abroad led him, among others, to Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the National University of Singapore. He is the current Vice President Practice of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and President of the New Club of Paris, a think tank and agenda-setter for the knowledge economy. Stefan is the Academic Director of EHL Hospitality Business School Lausanne (


Miguel Pina e Cunha is the Fundação Amélia de Mello Professor at Nova SBE, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal). He studies different dimensions of organizing and organizations, using the lens of paradox. He is a co-author of the Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory (Elgar, 2021), Positive Organizational Behaviour: A Reflective Approach (Routledge, 2020), and Elgar Introduction to Organizational Improvisation Theory (Elgar, 2022) and a co-editor of Contemporary Social Theory for Management (Routledge, 2019).  


Mini-Track Chairs

Carolina Almeida Cruz is an entrepreneur and champion of positive impact in Portugal who started her career at the International Labor Organization and recently received the Women Economic Forum award for "Iconic Women Creating a Better World". Carolina is a PhD scholar at the Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE) and studied Psychology at ISPA, Finance and Administration for Non-Profit Organizations at Harvard, and Entrepreneurship and Corporate Sustainability Management at Cambridge University.

Prof David Ferraz is a Public Policy and Public Administration Professor of ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and ISCSP-Lisbon University and, currently, the General Secretary of the Portuguese Economic and Social Council. He is the author and co-author of various national and international publications in the areas of Management, Administration, Public Policy and Human Resource Management.

Tatiana Gladkikh  is Head of Business, Management and Computing at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Perth College.  As an academic and consultant, she has worked the UK, Russia, Europe and the Middle East. Her research is focussed on leadership and cross-cultural issues in the global business environment.  Among her recent publications are Luxury Yachting: perspectives on Tourism, Practice and Context (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) and The International Business Environment and National Identity (Routledge, 2018). Dr Gladkikh is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL).

Adriana Coutinho Gradim is a student at the PhD of Business and Economics by the University of Aveiro. She has a bachelor in Languages and Business Relationships and a master’s in management – specialized in marketing and international business. For the last two years she worked as a research fellow in the INNHOSPITAL project in which she was able to improve her research skills in the field of innovation and health management. Currently, she has a doctoral scholarship granted by the University of Aveiro to develop her thesis in the field of intellectual capital and knowledge management in a mobility context.

Teresa Dieguez, Specialist on Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal. After her studies in Economics, Teresa worked for several years at the automotive industry. She founded her first company in 1995 and in 2007 she took a Master on Innovation and Technological Transfer. Nowadays Teresa is a professor and a co-promotor of different businesses and activities. She is a Social Judge, and she is taking her PhD on Social Sustainability and Development. She believes that innovation is a good way to improve sustainable development

Isabel Ferreira, PhD in Information Technologies and Systems, specialization area e-government, from the University of Minho, Portugal. Research collaborator in the group Information Systems and Technologies for the Transformation of Organizations and Society (ISTTOS), of the Algoritmi Center, University of Minho. Founder member of the AIS Student Chapter of the University of Minho.

Paula Loureiro, PhD student in Business Sciences, with several publications in the areas of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior. Paula has been teaching in Higher Education since 1998, having taught various curricular units in management for undergraduate and master's degree courses. Experience in coordinating disciplinary areas of the Management Department. Research interests: Career Management, Skills management, Equal opportunities and diversity management.

Florinda Matos is a Professor at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon. She is the founder and president of the Intellectual Capital Association (ICAA), whose mission is to help transform intellectual capital into added value by contributing to Sustainable Development. As a researcher, she is researching the area of Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management, relating their management with the Additive Manufacturing Technology impacts, Organizational Resilience, Digital Transformation and Sustainable Development.

José Vale is a professor at the Porto Accounting and Business School, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal, where he teaches several courses related to management accounting. He is PhD in management – specialized in accounting and management control. He has several articles published in indexed international journals, having also participated in different international and national conferences. He has been a member of different scientific committees in conferences. Currently, his research interests are mainly in the areas of intellectual capital (IC) and knowledge management, as well as accounting, with a focus in non-financial reporting.

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