Paula Odete Fernandes (PhD in Applied Economics and Regional Analysis, 2005) is Professor of Management in the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) – Portugal, since 1992. She is researcher of NECE – Research Centre in Business Sciences. Her research interest include: Artificial Neural Network, Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Research, and Applied Research Methods. Participation in 5 international projects R&D and more than 80 publications in scientific books, proceedings and scientific journals with referee. She is reviewer of scientific journals and scientific international and national conferences. She is Head of the Master in Management, operating under Northern Polytechnics Association (APNOR), involving 4 Polytechnics, and President of the Scientific Commission of this Master. During the last years has been playing several management positions at ESTiG and IPB.
Phone number: 00 351 273 303103
Address: Campus de Sta. Apolónia, Apartado 1134, 5301 – 857 Bragança, Portugal
Full professor in the field of Management and Economics.
Doctor of Applied Economy and Regional Analysis (University of Valladolid, Spain, 2005), Master of Business Management (University of Beira Interior, Portugal, 1998), Professor of Management (Polytechnic Institute of Bragança-IPB, Department of Management and Economics of School of Technology and Management-ESTiG, since 1992).
Field of research and pedagogical work:
She participated in 5 international research projects of Education, Tourism, Applied Economics, Statistic Methods and Public Accountancy Scientific field, with different European Universities. She has more than 80 publications in scientific books, proceedings and scientific journals with referee. She is reviewer of scientific journals and scientific international and national conferences. Her research interest include: Tourism, Artificial Neural Network, Entrepreneurship, Econometric, Marketing Research, Strategic Management, Applied Research Methods and Quality in Public Administration.
Since 1992, she had been teaching curricular units in Marketing, Marketing Research, Strategic Management, Data Analysis, Financial Accounting, Economy, Mathematics of Finance and International Tourism.
Since 2009, she is Head of the Master in Management, operating under Northern Polytechnics Association (APNOR), involving 4 Polytechnics, and President of the Scientific Commission of this Master.
Professional and organisational work:
Professor of Management, Department of Economics and Management, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, since December 1992. Has been playing several management positions standing out few of them: Vice-President of the Scientific Council of the ESTiG-IPB, 2009-2013; member of the Scientific Council of IPB, 2009-2013; member of the General Council of IPB, since March 2005; Dean of the Department of Management and Economics, ESTiG 2006-2008 and 2009; member of the Pedagogic Council of the ESTiG (2000/2002 and since 2009); member of the Scientific Council of the ESTiG-IPB, since September 1998; Head of Dynamization of Extra-Curricular Education (Short Courses) ESTiG, named by Executive Board of ESTiG, since 2007; member of the Commission of Accreditation of ESTiG for accreditation of professional experience and certified training after high school, named by the Scientific Council of ESTiG, since 2007.
Awards and recognitions:
- Honors distinction for the “best paper presented by teams formed by Spanish and Portuguese researchers in the field of Scientific Management” at the “XXIII Luso Spanish Conference on Management” (Spain, February 2013), under the title: “Evaluation of the development dynamic provided by Leader II programme for the Region Terra Fria”.
- Honors distinction for the “best paper presented in the field of management sciences” at the “XI Annual International Congress of Administrative Sciences Research” (Mexico, May 2007), under the title: “Modelling Tourism Demand in Northern Portugal Region: Application of Artificial Neural Networks”.
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