Associate Professor with aggregation, holds a PhD in Business Administration (City University, Cass Business School, London), an MBA (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon), an undergraduate degree in Economics (UCP, Lisbon) and two diplomas in Strategy and Finance (Massachussets Institute of Technology, Boston). He teaches Strategy, Creativity and Strategic Entrepreneurship (which are also his scientific research domains) at the undergraduate, MBA, MSc, Executive Education, and Executive Masters levels. He also taught Introduction to Management in the undergraduate programs for almost 15 years (a top-ranked course during that period). In 2015, he decided to leave this course (as well as other coordinating roles) to better align his teaching topics with his current research and have time to develop two breakthrough scientific research projects. He launched and coordinated dozens of Executive programs. His innovative, single-instructor, program “Strategic Management & Value Creation” for executives (in both standard and customized versions) has systematically received very high participant satisfaction levels. He coordinated several consulting projects within CATÓLICA-LISBON's Center for Applied Studies. He performed several executive roles at the School, namely as an Associate Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, a Director of the Business Administration Undergraduate Program, and as a founder and Director of the Executive Masters in Management. He was the co-author of the transformation of the undergraduate program in Business Administration from a 5-year to a 4-year program and the author of the first programs of the Master in Science in Management and the Executive Masters in Management. He has published articles in top scientific journals in Management, such as the Journal of Management, the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. At the end of 2017, his paper on the reconceptualization of dynamic capabilities was in the top 10 of most cited scientific articles published worldwide since 2010 in the category of Strategic Management, according to the Google Scholar data. He won the 2012 Best Paper Award of the prestigious Journal of Management Studies; the prize was awarded in 2013 for his article "Solving the entrepreneurial puzzle: The role of entrepreneurial interpretation in opportunity formation and related processes". He has been a regular ad-hoc reviewer for several of the most influential Management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Management Studies, and the Strategic Management Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management Studies and of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Venturing.

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Toward a theory of intraorganizational attention based on desirability and feasibility factors

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Ilídio Barreto & David L. Patient
Barreto, I., Strategic Management Journa…, 2013
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Toward a theory of intraorganizational attention based on desirability and feasibility factors

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Ilídio Barreto
Barreto, I., Strategic Management Journa…, 2013
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A behavioral theory of market expansion based on the opportunity prospects rule

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Ilídio Barreto
Barreto, I., Organization Scienc…, 2012
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Solving the Entrepreneurial Puzzle: The Role of Entrepreneurial Interpretation in Opportunity Formation and Related Processes

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Ilídio Barreto
Barreto, I., Journal of Management Studie…, 2012
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Dynamic Capabilities: A review of past research and an agenda for the future

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Ilídio Barreto
Barreto, I., Journal of Managemen…, 2010
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To conform or to perform? Mimetic behaviour, legitimacy-based groups and performance consequences

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Ilídio Barreto
Barreto, I., Journal of Management Studie…, 2006