Ricardo Alexandre Morais

Assistant Professor

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Ricardo Morais, married and father of three daughters, is Assistant Professor of Management at Católica Porto Business School and Director of Idea Puzzle.

Since 2013, he coordinates the seminar 'How to design your PhD' at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) in Brussels.

He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, having graduated in Management from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto. He is also an alumnus of HPI School of Design Thinking in Germany.

His research interests are interdisciplinary, including Philosophy of Science, Strategic Management, Design Thinking, and Spirituality in Management.

Since 2002, he has published more than 30 academic articles, chapters, and papers about these topics and lectured in 99 universities from 26 countries.

He is a member of the Philosophy of Science Association, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of Management.

Since 1996, he has co‑founded John Crane Safematic in Brazil, Revenio Group in Finland, and Idea Puzzle in Portugal.

Since 2000, he was a consultant in projects for the European Commission, Sonae Industria, Portuguese Government, CCDR‑N, Deloitte, Fundação Belmiro de Azevedo, Azores Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Associação Missão Crescimento, and Fundação Amélia de Mello (www.ricardomorais.com).

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A critical realist interpretation of managerial contacts in industrial markets.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2003. Proceedings of the 19th Annual IMP Conference, 4 - 6 September, Lugano, Switzerland.
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A critical realist interpretation of network dynamics.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2008. 24th IMP Annual Conference, 4 - 6 September, Uppsala, Sweden.
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A CUF, o azeite e as oleaginosas

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Vasco Rodrigues). 2021.
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A influência do modelo de negócios nos serviços online unicanal.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Miguel Bradford). 2014. Management working papers
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Analysis of research ideas

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2009. Proceedings of the 20th ISPIM Annual Conference, 21 - 24 June, Vienna, Austria.
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Critical realism and case studies in international business research.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais 2011. Rethinking the Case Study Approach in International Business and Management Research.
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Critical realism and case studies in international business.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2007. 33rd EIBA Annual Conference, 13 - 15 December, Catania, Italy.
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Critical realist case studies of foreign subsidiary development

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2016. Iberian diaspora and internationalization processes
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Design versus organic views of subsidiary coordination in less-hierarchical MNCs: An empirical examination.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2003. Proceedings of the 29th EIBA Annual Conference, 11 - 13 December, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Design-thinking in brand management

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with António Roberto Oliveira). 2013. 8th Global Brand Conference (of the Academy of Marketing Brand, Corporate Identity and Reputation Special Interest Group), Porto, Portugal, 3rd – 5th April.
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Developing enterprise sponsored virtual communities

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with António Lucas Soares). 2006. On the move to meaningful internet systems 2006
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Entrepreneurship, SMEs and regional constructed advantage.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Sérgio Costa). 2009. Proceedings of the 22nd RENT Annual Conference, 20 - 21 November, Covilhã, Portugal.
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Exploring the effect of trust on the performance of international joint ventures.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with H. Hartikainen). 2004. Proceedings of the the 30th EIBA Annual Conference, 5 - 8 December, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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High performance collaborative networks: a realistic innovation or just an academic desire?

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Adília Alves). 2007. ERIMA Annual Conference, 15 - 16 March, Biarritz, France.
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Iberian diaspora and internationalization processes

Ricardo Alexandre Morais & Maria Leonor Prata Cerqueira Sopas (with Susana C. Silva). 2016. 11th Iberian International Business Conference, Porto, Portugal, 2/10/15
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Idea Puzzle software for doctoral research design (www.ideapuzzle.com)

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2009.
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Knowledge visualisation for research design: The case of the Idea Puzzle software at the University of Auckland.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais 2019. Enhancing the role of ICT in doctoral research processes.
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Knowledge visualization for research design

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2022. Research anthology on innovative research methodologies and utilization across multiple disciplines
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Late Starter: A Situation or a Process?

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Susana C. Silva). 2004. IMP – Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2nd-4th September.
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Philosophy of science and doctoral research design: The case of the Idea Puzzle software.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2023.
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Scientific method.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais 2010. Encyclopedia of case study research.
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Social networks of foreign subsidiary managers as “glocal” coordination.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2002. Proceedings of the 18th Annual IMP Conference, 5 - 7 September, Dijon, France.
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The curriculum question in doctoral education.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais 2015. Frontline Learning Research
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The influence of creative industry definitions on subsector typologies

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Bruno Pires). 2014. Management working papers
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The influence of critical realism on managerial prediction

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Nuno Martins). 2015. Management working papers
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The influence of tourism seasonality on family business in peripheral regions.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2014. Management working papers
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The internationalisation of Sonae Indústria. Case 316-0003-1.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2016.
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The internationalisation of Sonae Indústria. Teaching note 316-0003-8.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2016.
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The interpersonal role of foreign subsidiary managers revisited.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2002. Proceedings of the 28th EIBA Annual Conference, 8 - 10 December, Athens, Greece.
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The role of business schools in the doctoral paradox.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais 2008. European Business Review.
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The role of managerial dependence and uncertainty in foreign subsidiary coordination

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2004. European research on foreign subsidiary coordination.
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The role of multinationals in the "doctoral paradox".

Ricardo Alexandre Morais (with Ricardo Morais). 2006. Proceedings of the 32nd EIBA Annual Conference, 7 - 9 December, Fribourg, Switzerland.
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The role of personal contacts of foreign subsidiary managers in the coordination of industrial multinationals.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais 2005. Managing Product Innovation, Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing.
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The role of personal contacts of foreign subsidiary managers in the coordination of industrial multinationals: The case of Finnish subsidiaries in Portugal.

Ricardo Alexandre Morais 2004. Jyväskylä studies in business and economics