ECRM Biographies

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

Conference and Programme Chairs

Professor Carlos Costa is a full professor and entrepreneur based at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Carlos started out doing an undergraduate degree in regional and urban planning (University of Aveiro). This was followed by a specialization in tourism, at the master’s and doctoral level, at the University of Surrey, in the UK. Carlos is now Head of Department, at DEGEIT – the largest department of the University of Aveiro. With publications at the highest level, Carlos also enjoys writing down-to-earth articles for the media and for the general public. As the Director of the PhD in Marketing and Strategy, as well as of the PhD in Tourism, both at the University of Aveiro, Carlos is an inspiration to colleagues and students alike – to perform beyond their dreams and achieve new entrepreneurial heights, whatever the domain may be.

Dr. Manuel Au-Yong Oliveira is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro (Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism – DEGEIT), in Portugal, where he lectures at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels on marketing, strategy, innovation, technology and on research methods. Manuel did an MBA at Cardiff Business School, in Wales (1992-1993) and has a Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Management (FEUP), for which he was awarded a distinction for his thesis on innovation. Manuel has ten years of work experience with multinational corporations as well a varied experience working with smaller more entrepreneurial enterprises. At present, Manuel is the Director of the Master's Degree in Management at the University of Aveiro. Manuel is also a member of the Executive Committee of his department - DEGEIT - University of Aveiro. Manuel has a passion for teaching and education.

Key Note Speakers

Dr Ana Maria da Palma Moreira gained her PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology, from ISPA-Instituto Universitário. She is a professor at ISPA-Instituto Universitário in Lisbon and at ISMAT, in Portimão specialising in Organizational Psychology. Ana Maria’s professional and teaching interests include Curricular Units of Human Factors, Organizational Psychology, Diagnosis and Organizational Interventions, Research Methods in Work Psychology and Occupational Health and Data Analysis. She is a member of the ISMAT Scientific Council, a ISHIP researcher, interested in Skills Development, perception of Employability, Organizational Commitment and Talent Retention.

Maria José Sousa (Ph.D. in Management and Post Doc in Digital Learning) is a University Professor and a research fellow at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and CIEO Algarve University. She is a best seller author in ICT and People Management and has co-authored over 70 articles and books. She has participated in European projects of innovation transfer .

Mini Track Chairs

Workshop Facilitators  

Dr Dan Remenyi is an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape and is specialised in research methodology and new technology. Dan teaches Research Methodology and Sociology of Research as well as supervising academic researchers. He has examined both masters and doctoral degrees in a number of universities in several countries. Dan has authored or co-authored more than 30 books and some 50 academically refereed papers. He holds a B Soc Sc, an MBA and a PhD.