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Researcher in the Centre for Enterprise of Systems Engineering from INESC TEC in the field of technology adoption and innovation process and Invited Professor at University Portucalense in the areas of management, operations management and supply chain management. She was Invited Assistant and Invited Professor at University of Minho (2003-2017). Before joining INESC TEC she worked as senior consultant in health strategy management and planning, developing several consulting projects for the regional and national government bodies of the healthcare sector. Ana obtained a PhD in Engineering and Industrial Management (Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, 2016), a M.S. in Quantitative Methods applied to Management (Porto Business School of University of Porto, 2003) and B.S. in Engineering and Industrial Management (University of Aveiro, 1998). Supervisor of several Master's theses. Researcher/consultant in several R&D projects, funded by different types of entities, in the areas of technology adoption, innovation process, design and development of advanced training programmes and healthcare planning. Author of several publications in international journals in the field of management, technology management and healthcare planning/management. Main research interests are technology management and technology implementation.

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2020

Factors influencing the intention of managers to adopt collaborative robots (cobots) in manufacturing organizations

Authors
Simoes, AC; Soares, AL; Barros, AC;

Publication
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M

Abstract
This study identified and characterized the factors influencing managers’ intentions to adopt collaborative robots (cobots) in manufacturing companies. Based on a conceptual framework that integrates three technology adoption theories (Diffusion of Innovation, Technology-organization-environment and Institutional theory) and following an exploratory qualitative research design, this paper identifies 39 factors influencing the intention to adopt cobots in three contexts (internal, external and technology). Twelve of these factors are new as contrasted with previous literature. The findings of this study can assist organizations in their process of adoption of cobots and in the development of managerial practices that consider the role of these factors. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

2020

The impact of Industry 4.0 on work: A synthesis of the literature and reflection about the future

Authors
Simoes, AC; Rodrigues, JC; Neto, P;

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC)

Abstract

2020

Organizational Enablers to the Governance of Collaborative University-Industry R&D Programs

Authors
Fernandes, G; Leite, S; Araujo, M; Simoes, AC;

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE/ITMC)

Abstract

2019

Drivers Impacting Cobots Adoption in Manufacturing Context: A Qualitative Study

Authors
Simoes, AC; Soares, AL; Barros, AC;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering - Advances in Manufacturing II

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2019

Environmental Factors Influencing the Adoption of Digitalization Technologies in Automotive Supply Chains

Authors
Simoes, A; Oliveira, L; Rodrigues, JC; Simas, O; Dalmarco, G; Barros, AC;

Publication
Proceedings - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE/ITMC 2019

Abstract
Previous literature shows that there are different environmental factors with different impacts on the adoption of technologies in a supply chain context. Thus, the adoption of technologies in supply chains may vary according to different environmental factors. Despite the existence of several studies about adoption of technologies in supply chain contexts that include environmental factors, there is a gap in identifying which environmental factors influence the adoption of digitalization technologies in supply chains. The purpose of this study is therefore to identify and analyze the environmental factors that influence the adoption of digitalization technologies in the supply chain. An exploratory qualitative research was conducted using semi-structured interviews with Portuguese managers of companies at several tiers of the automotive supply chain. Environmental factors were pointed as particularly critical drivers to promote the adoption of digitalization technologies in the automotive supply chain. Such adoption is mainly driven by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), through coercive and normative pressures over the other tiers of the supply chain. Relevant factors identified are: Compliance with standards and legislation, market and industry pressures, and benchmark the evolution of supply chain partners. This study contributes to the literature with new knowledge concerning new specificities of the environmental factors that showed an important influence on the adoption decision. © 2019 IEEE.

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2020

Technological Revolution: The Industry 4.0 in Portuguese Pharmaceutical Industry

Author
Joana Davim Teixeira Mendes

Institution
UP-FEP

2020

Indústria 4.0: Estratégias de Digitalização para Indústria Transformadora Portuguesa

Author
Vítor Hugo Sousa Mendes

Institution
UP-FEP

2020

Impacts on business models resulting from digitalization

Author
Sílvia Manuela Teixeira Ribeiro

Institution
UP-FEP

2020

Melhoria contínua de processos – A transformação digital numa empresa com uma cultura conservadora

Author
Nelson Daniel Alves Ferreira

Institution
UP-FEP

2019

Impacto decorrente das tecnologias digitais da Industria 4.0 na cultura organizacional de uma empresa

Author
Manuel Gonçalo Alves

Institution
UP-FEP