Dr Ricardo Morais

Ricardo MoraisOrganisation

Catholic University of Portugal

Job title

Head of the Management Department


Ricardo Morais is Head of the Management Department at Catalica Porto Business School, coordinator of the doctoral seminar "How to design your PhD" at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) in Brussels, founder of Idea Puzzle, and alumni of HPI School of Design Thinking in Germany. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, having graduated in Management from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto. His research interests are interdisciplinary, including Philosophy of Science, Strategic Thinking, and Design Thinking. Since 2002, he has published more than 30 academic articles, chapters, and papers about these topics and lectured in over 70 higher education institutions in 17 countries. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Christian Association of Entrepreneurs and Managers. Since 1996, he has founded three start-ups, in Brazil, Finland, and Portugal, and was a consultant in projects for the European Commission, Revenio Group, Sonae Indastria, INESC Porto, Portuguese Government, Deloitte, and Azores Chamber of Commerce and Industry.