José António Porfírio holds a PhD in Management (specialization in Strategy), a degree in Management and a Master in Mathematics Applied to Economics and Management (1993. He’s working mostly in the field of Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Regional Development, with several works published in reference journals (such as Journal of Business Research and European Journal of Training and Development) and participation in many conferences throughout Europe in these domains. He is the Pro-Rector of Universidade Aberta. for Project Management, Research and Development, and Professor for Strategic Management José was the Director of Social Sciences and Management Department from January 2009 until January 2013 and is the Coordinator of different courses in the field of Management.

Professionally José as also a long experience as coordinator of several European projects in the domains of Entrepreneurship, Family Business, and Social Inclusion, and an experience of more than 20 years as manager and consultant for several companies in Portugal, and for the UNCTAD TrainForTrade Program of the United Nations in Geneva, where he works since 1999 as a consultant on distance-learning and foreign trade. For further reference, please see: