Economics and Management of Engineering Systems (EMES)

The research of the EMES group focuses on interdisciplinary approaches for the economic analysis and management of complex systems requiring the integration of technical, economic, environmental and social disciplines.

EMES objectives can be described as:

  • To study the process of production of goods and services within a managerial and decision making framework. Research will involve sectorial strategic studies and the development of methods and tools to support project analysis and management, new product development, cost management, financial and risk analysis and management, and economic impact studies.
  • To analyse complex systems resorting to planning and sustainable scenarios modelling, to participatory methodologies for social evaluation, and to benchmarking tools, targeting industrial and service sectors with emphasis on the energy sector.
  • To research innovation systems from an economic perspective, and to research processes of technology management, involving the development of theoretical and applied models that contribute to inform relevant policy and business strategic decision making regarding innovation processes.

EMES includes researchers with a multidisciplinary background which are actively enrolled in research projects with international scientific partners, local/national companies and municipal key actors.

EMES leader: Paula Ferreira

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Recent EMES Publications:

Methods for Financial Assessment of Renewable Energy Projects: A Review

Processes

2022 | journal-article

Methods for Financial Assessment of Renewable Energy Projects: A Review

Processes

2022 | journal-article

Application of the PM² Methodology in the Project Management of the Portuguese Project Management Observatory Creation – Initiating Phase

Procedia Computer Science

2022 | journal-article

Análise das barreiras à inovação nas pequenas e médias empresas : estudo de casos

2011 | conference-paper

Innovation: a strategy that leads to competitiveness in SMEs

2012 | journal-article

What prevents Portuguese SMEs from innovating?

2012 | conference-paper

Strategic innovation through innovative services and business models supported in electronic platforms

2012 | conference-paper

Industrial development in east Timor : an exploratory study of attitudes and perceptions towards the future

2012 | conference-paper

Financial literacy of university students

2012 | conference-paper

Entrepreneurial intentions of engineering students

2012 | conference-paper