I am inclined to leave my country behind, given the counterproductive and wealth-damaging national policies put in place since 2010 (especially concerning its deleterious effects on the graduate and post-graduate education levels, at both teaching and research domains). So, feel free to email me with any interesting job proposal abroad.

Read more here and here and here (and, e.g., here and here).

FILIPE J. SOUSA

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (fjmsousa@uma.pt)

Centre of Applied Economics Studies of the Atlantic (CEEAplA), Social Sciences Competence Centre, University of Madeira (UMa)

Office 1.70, Penteada Campus, 9000 – 390 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal


RESEARCH INTERESTS

The governance structures of the business world, that is to say, (i) firms (and their raison d’être, nature, scale and scope, and internal organization) and (ii) markets and networks (and the substance and corporate role of these aggregates of interfirm transactions and interactions respectively). (More info at EconPapers, IDEAS, RePEC, SSRN, ResearchGate, and IMP Group.)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Sousa, F. (2014), “Boundary Decisions of the Firm: Make, Buy, Cooperate”, IMP Journal, 8(1), pp. 14-21. (for download here)

Sousa, F. (2010), Business Relationships and Corporate Nature and Scope: A Critical Realist Analysis, Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Sousa, F. and L. M. de Castro (2010), "Anatomy of relationship significance: a critical realist exploration" in Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing: Organizational Culture, Business-to-Business Relationships, and Interfirm Networks, A. Woodside, ed. Bingley: Emerald. (for download here)

Sousa, F. (2010), "Markets-as-networks theory: a review" in Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing: Organizational Culture, Business-to-Business Relationships, and Interfirm Networks, A. Woodside, ed. Bingley: Emerald. (for download here)

Sousa, F. (2010), "Meta-theories in research: positivism, postmodernism, and critical realism" in Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing: Organizational Culture, Business-to-Business Relationships, and Interfirm Networks, A. Woodside, ed. Bingley: Emerald. (for download here)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND MANUSCRIPTS

Sousa, F. (2012), “The strategic make-or-buy-or-cooperate decisions of the Firm”, working paper.

Sousa, F. (2010), "The (still missing) relational view of strategy", Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society (SMS) 2010 Special Conference, Kittila, Finland.

Sousa, F. and L. M. de Castro (2010), "The significance of vertical interfirm cooperation", Paper presented at the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) 2010 Colloquium’s Post-Doctoral and Early Career Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal.

Sousa, F. (2008), “The anatomy of relationship significance: a critical realist exploration”, PhD thesis, Faculty of Economics of Oporto.

Sousa, F. and L. M. de Castro (2006), "Of the significance of business relationships", Paper presented at the 22nd IMP Conference, Milan, Italy.

Sousa, F. and L. M. de Castro (2004), "The strategic relevance of business relationships: a preliminary assessment", Working Paper, Faculty of Economics of Oporto.


POPULAR SCIENCE

A empresa é intrinsecamente amoral?” in De Rerum Natura (2008).

A relevância do estudo da governação da actividade económica: ‘Empresa’, ‘Mercado’, ou ‘Cooperação’ como estruturas de governação” in De Rerum Natura (2009).


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Listed in Who's Who in the World (2013, 2014).

Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence (2011).

Best paper award (ex aequo) at the 1st Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Doctoral Consortium, University of Southern Denmark, Odense (2004).


Updated in November, 2014



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