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Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Economia e Gestão

Unidade de I&D

Centro de Coimbra para Gestão Inovadora/Coimbra Centre for Innovative Management (CCIM) [ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070] visitada em 04/12/2008

Classificação: Fair

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
This unit has 8 research groups for only 12 PhD researchers in 2007 (now 19). As a consequence, some groups have only one PhD researcher. Thus, the unit is more a network of researchers than a research team.

The organizational scheme is quite complicated and the research themes quite disparate. They are also heterogeneous as concerns the quantity and quality of publications (from no publications at all in international peer reviewed journals to relatively low ranked publications, in one case up to rank B). The oral presentation by the unit coordinator lacked focus. We had the impression of a serious leadership effort, unfortunately addressed more to window dressing than to production as such. There was some hesitation about the publication objectives, and conference organization seemed to be an overvalued additional objective. An apparently quite influent PhD researcher is a charismatic British economist with a significant political (not really scientific) career, who has been professor in the Florence European Institute. He certainly does well as an animator of the unit; unfortunately, he is no longer in touch with academia and his general views on the economics vs. management debate, publication relevancy, and so on, may well be inappropriate to help the unit to acquire the research culture it needs.

As regards the relationship of this unit with the other research unit in the same area and the same University, it was claimed that differences in fields (management science vs. economics) as well as in methodologies would make it impossible to merge the two units.

Sobre os grupos de investigação
BRANDING, DISTRIBUTION AND FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-2862]
ENTREPRENEURSHIP, MARKETING AND NEURAL SYSTEMS [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-2867]
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING AND SUSTAINABILITY [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-2868]
INNOVATION IN LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-3029]
INNOVATIVE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EFFICIENCY [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-3007]
LINEAR DISCRETE SYSTEMS AND ECONOMIC MODELS [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-2914]
MANAGEMENT OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-3039]
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR INNOVATION IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND THIRD SECTOR [RG-ECO-Centro-Coimbra-4070-2856]