The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2012

- Fall 2012 Lecture Series -

"A World of Opportunities: Internationalizing a Business School Based on the Reach and Influence of the Portuguese Language"

Lecture by Dr. João Amaro de Matos, Associate Dean of International Development,
Nova School of Business and Economics at the New University of Lisbon

November 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in LARTS, Room 397D, parking lot 7 (visitor parking), UMass Dartmoouth

Event free and open to the public

Dr. João Amaro de Matos
Dr. João Amaro de Matos, Associate
Dean of International Development,
Nova School of Business and
Economics at the New University of
Lisbon

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, the Charlton College of Business and the Business Innovation Research Center announce a lecture, “A World of Opportunities: Internationalizing a Business School Based on the Reach and Influence of the Portuguese Language,” by Dr. João Amaro de Matos, Associate Dean of International Development, Nova School of Business and Economics at the New University of Lisbon, scheduled for Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in LARTS 397D, parking lot 7 (visitor parking). Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese reception to follow, courtesy of the Charlton College of Business.

The lecture will highlight how the Nova School of Business and Economics (SBE) became the most internationalized business school in the Portuguese-speaking world. One of a select number of triple-accredited business schools globally, Nova SBE is entrepreneurial in its approach to business education. Nova SBE’s expansion strategy was driven by the small size of its domestic market and leveraged the power of the Portuguese language and the strength of the emerging economies in the Portuguese-speaking world. Although Nova SBE’s strategic international initiatives are nearly twenty years old, efforts over the past five years have been more focused, intense and successful. Nova SBE’s strategy consists of a three phase approach: (1) benchmarking; (2) positioning; and (3) exporting knowledge-based services. Dr. de Matos will describe what was learned during each of these phases and will provide concrete examples of the value added of the unique products developed under this strategy.

João Amaro de Matos is Associate Dean for International Development at the Nova School of Business and Economics (SBE), Lisbon, Portugal. He also serves as the Director of the Ph.D. Program and Director of Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) Program at Nova SBE. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD, with a major in Finance, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. His research interests include Corporate Finance, Investments and Derivative Markets. João is the author of Theoretical Foundations of Corporate Finance (Princeton University Press) and has published in numerous academic journals. Currently, he is a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

For further information, please contact Prof. Steven White at 508.999.8267 or swhite@umassd.edu.

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