Professor Filipe Santos, Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and a world expert in entrepreneurship and social innovation receives international distinction as the most highly cited Business&Economics professor in Portugal over the last 10 years and one of the top in the world.
The Web of Science group, which manages global databases of academic citations, just announced its 2019 list of the most impactful cientists in the world in the prior decade. Professor Filipe Santos, Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, is the only business & economics professor residing in Portugal featured in this list, that recognizes only 0.1% of the researchers worldwide. Professor Santos’ research has already received close to 7800 citations in Google Scholar and more than 2200 citations in the Web of Science databases. Professor Santos is the Fundação Amélia de Mello Professor at CATÓLICA-LISBON and holds the Chair Girl Move Academy for Social Entrepreneurship.
Professor Santos is best known for his work in the fields of Entrepreneurship, Organizations, and Social Innovation. His research is used by academics, entrepreneurs, managers and policy makers worldwide. His work has described how entrepreneurs with few resources are able to carve leadership positions in growing markets and how corporate leaders should define the boundaries and scope of their organizations to face dynamic and turbulent environments. His seminal paper on the theory of social entrepreneurship explained why society needs social entrepreneurs as engines of positive transformation of the economic system. His papers on social enterprises describe how organizations in a path to sustainability can best balance their commercial and societal goals and develop innovative business models. These publications can be found here.
Professor Santos research has been translated into strategic models for entrepreneurs and manuals for social entrepreneurs. It has been converted into innovative teaching formats, such as the social entrepreneurship bootcamps and the scaling impact programs, and has been implemented in corporate strategy projects. It has also been used to design new public policies, such as the the creation of Portugal Social Innovation and the Portuguese strategy for social investment. Professor Santos received two months ago the global award of Social Innovation Thought Leader from the Schwab Foundation, sister organization to the World Economic Forum.
Professor Santos says: “I am delighted to receive this recognition which is evidence of the power of combining rigor and relevance in academic research and of the importance nowadays of helping companies balance the pursuit of profits with the search for purpose. I have been personally seeking this sense of purpose throughout my career and that is also a strategic differentiation point for Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, a school that hosts a group of outstanding international oriented researchers in areas such as consumer research, innovation, entrepreneurship, data science, economic policy, ethics, and sustainability, all topics of key importance to address societal challenges”.