Prof. Duarte Pitta Ferraz
Doctor of Business Administration, Associate Professor Adjunct at NOVA School of Business and Economics and Visiting Professor at Nottingham Business School. Contact:
+351 96 400 28 00
Graduated in International Relations in 2001 by the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of Lisbon. Hold (i) a Masters of Arts in Media & Cultural Analysis by Loughborough University, England, (ii) a Masters in International Relations with a focus in International Business at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of Lisbon and (iii) an Executive MBA with a focus in Applied Leadership by Robert Kennedy College of Zurich, Switzerland, validated and awarded by the University of Wales. Researcher currently enrolled in a PhD Program in Management, specialization in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior at ISCTE Business School, Lisbon, Portugal. As a one-off project, I was Director of Human Resources at ALCR Business Group. I was a Fellow Lecturer of Team Management - granted in 2015 with an ISCTE-IUL Internal Grant aimed at developing my teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for my PhD scientific training. I've published articles in the Journal Executive Digest and academic works by Publisher Bubok of Portugal. I was Speaker at schools of executive education in São Paulo (Brazil), Braga and Leiria (Portugal) and Speaker at the 2nd OFEL International Conference on Governance, Management and Entrepreneurship held in 2014 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where I presented an alternative model of leadership called "The Mastering of 5 Key Elements". I'm a Visiting Lecturer at ABBC Educacional (Brazil) of "Leadership that makes the difference: skills and competences beyond academic" integrated in the course "Compliance Training - SPECIAL SKILLS"; Mentor of Social Impact Projects at IES - Social Business School (powered by INSEAD); Member of the Editorial Board of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P); and a consultant in leadership and responsible for new businesses development of Instituto Yiesia in the European Union.
IES-Social Business School is the first business school focused on Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship. It is the starting point for a path dedicated to social innovation in the creation of sustainable business solutions, offering a portfolio of training, research and consulting that responds to social entrepreneurs, social organizations, public sector, companies, foundations and universities. It strives for excellence and a strong network of partners to inspire, train, support and connect organizations and people from all sectors of a converging economy.
The IES mentoring Programs powered by INSEAD, in the official Portuguese language, are addressed to Social Entrepreneurs at different moments in the life cycle of their initiatives and seek to empower, inspire and create network through tools, motivation and moments of sharing.
They are the result of a partnership between INSEAD - one of the best Business Schools in the world - that contributes with knowledge and pedagogical content, and IES-Social Business School, which contributes with knowledge, tools and field experience.
ISSN: 2236-269X: Frequency: three-month basis in March, June, September and December; Full Open Access; No publishing fee
SCOPE: The IJM&P is a journal for unpublished works related to Administration and Engineering of Production and Mechanics and Economics and Agricultural and Natural Resource as well as works that present results of studies and researches about the activities of Science and Technology Information. All items sent to the newspaper, go through the peer review, being all members of the international scientific community.
MISSION: The mission of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P) is to contribute to the scientific community through the international dissemination of works relevant to the development of theoretical and empirical research produced by the Brazilian academy as well as researchers from other countries.
Visiting Lecturer of "Leadership that makes the difference: skills and competences beyond academic" integrated in the course "Compliance Training - SPECIAL SKILLS". http://www.abbc.org.br/cursos/curso.asp?id=122
. Business Manager in the EU;
. Leadership Consultant;
. Market prospecting.
Instituto Yiesia envisages to promote the development of the capital markets industry through corporate governance and compliance.
IY is a consultancy firm specialized in Corporate Governance and Compliance services, due diligences, ERM and corporate restructuring with special focus on the Private Equity industry and mid-sized companies.
This was a one-off project.
The CEO asked for my external advisory on re-structuring, originating, implementing and subsequent directing of Human Resources practices and objectives at ALCR Business Group. Description of Duties:
Reporting to the CEO and serving on the executive management team, I provided advisory on originating and leading Human Resources practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of superior workforce at Grupo ALCR. I coordinated the implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; and assisted and advised ALCR managers about Human Resources issues.
- Summary of my achievements -
Policy development and Documentation:
. General Policy of Human Human Resources for ALCR Business Group;
. Performance Evaluation;
. Internal Training;
. Health and Safety;
. Recruitment and Selection;
Granted with an ISCTE Internal Grant. I taught "Team Management" to University Graduate Students of (i) Business Administration, (ii) Economics and (iii) Accounting.
(ISCTE-IUL offers students enrolled in the PhD programme grants to help with the development of teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for the students’ scientific training. The number of available grants is set annually by the Executive Council of ISCTE-IUL).
Speaker on “Leadership and Ethics” – open lecture about Deontology and Ethics within the course of Accounting and Finance at Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal.
Speaker at the 2nd OFEL International Conference on Governance, Management and Entrepreneurship.
Paper presented: Elaborating a Master Model of Leadership called "The Mastering of 5 Key Elements".
Speaker on "The Country-Brand of Portugal" - in the ambit of the EEGenerating Skills Transversal Competences Development Program.
Articles written on a variety of subjects with business impact.
Visiting Professor of "Local and International Businesses & Scenarios" under the Post-MBA International Program in Global Management and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Management, specialization in Human Resources & Organizational Behavior.
Research Project: “The category that (still?) isn’t: the emergence of the Sharing Economy, its role as a straitjacket or an ingredient of creativity in the definition of organizational identity, and types of business models within it”.
Course taught by Robert Kennedy College (https://college.ch/) - Switzerland's premier private college - but validated and awarded by the University of Wales. Attendance between 2010 and 2014. Dissertation delivered in March 2016.
- Principal subjects covered:
Organizational Behaviour; Financial Management; Entrepreneurship; Marketing Management; Michael Porter on Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness (offered in affiliation with The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School); Applied Leadership; PRINCE2 - Defining Excellence in Project Management; Strategic Management.
- Dissertation: Exploring new ways of looking at Leadership (A Dissertation on the Fundamental Leadership Qualifications in the Workplace).
- Principal subjects covered:
Economy of the Enterprise; International Strategy for the Enterprise; International Marketing.
- Dissertation: "The Brand of Portugal".
- Principal subjects covered:
Communication; the concept of marketing; publicity; public relations; equality of opportunities; citizenry and personal development; information and communication technologies; environmental sensibility; planning, implementing and controlling the effort of marketing.
- Final Report: "Lobbying - the Key for a bid for the Olympic Games".
- Principal subjects covered:
Globalization, Information Society, Culture, Citizenship, Media, New IT, Investigation and Analysis.
- Dissertation: "Globalization and its impacts on the Portuguese Society”.
- Principal subjects covered:
International Relations, Economics, International Monetary Fund (FMI), Law, Public International Law, Private International Law, Geopolitics, Social Sciences, Political and Cultural Relations, Political Science, Demography, EU Institutions, Regional Co-operation Organizations, International Organizations (Governmental and Non-Governmental), The United Nations, English and French (both on Social Sciences' Methodology).
All High School disciplines: Maths, Chemistry, Physics, English, French, History, Theory of Knowledge, Gymnastics.
Academic studies and research
Writing and revising academic papers/articles, dissertations and theses
Member of the Editorial Board of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P)
Mentor of Social Business Projects at IES-SBS
Human Capital Management
Project elaboration and presentation
I have always been curious about the world around me and have always wanted to bring new knowledge and ideas to business management. In addition, I have always had the ambition to influence the way people think and how businesses could be managed differently through the lenses of my consulting, teaching and research.
As far as other interests are concerned, I like playing tennis, basketball, reading and traveling. I am a very motivated individual, looking forward to turning ideas into practice, with a very well balanced approach that combines ambition, creativity and risk appetite.
To see these projects and others, please visit: https://remote.com/joao-miguel-cotrim
Granted with an ISCTE-IUL Internal Grant aimed at developing my teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for my PhD scientific training. Discipline taught: "Team Management" to Graduate Students of (i) Business Administration, (ii) Economics and (iii) Accounting.
ISCTE-IUL offers students enrolled in the PhD programme grants to help with the development of teaching skills and technical competencies relevant for the students’ scientific training. The number of available grants is set annually by the Executive Council of ISCTE-IUL.
Best Master’s Degree student (together with another classmate) in International Relations, specialization in International Business at ISCSP.
Best Mathematics and French student at Copenhagen International School (High School – 11th and 12th Grades).
August 1992 - Poverty Alleviation:
Collector of clothes (Door-to-door collection of clothes destined to African countries.) at The International People's College in Helsingør, Denmark.
Portuguese (mother tongue)
English (full professional proficiency)
French (professional working proficiency)
Spanish (professional working proficiency)
1 - "Elaborating a Master Model of Leadership - A Paper on the Fundamental Leadership Qualifications in the Workplace". A Paper double-blind peer reviewed, published and presented at the 2nd International Conference on Governance, Management and Entrepreneurship held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
2 - "Fusion of Vodafone/Verizon: a promising agreement or just a high risk one?". An article written at Executive Digest Magazine.
3 - "Twitter - Is the a future in the capital markets? A right decision or a wrong strategy?". An article written at Executive Digest Magazine.
4 - "The Country-Brand of Portugal". A pioneering academic paper, which proposes and describes an innovative agency / expert working group (still not existent Portugal) to face the challenges of globalization.
5 - "Globalization and its impacts on the Portuguese Society". An academic paper that unprecedentedly gathers and describes the main theories (Portuguese and foreign authors) on the phenomenon of globalization and its key effects.