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2021

The Role of Collaboration for Sustainable and Efficient Urban Logistics

Authors
Carvalho, L; de Sousa, JF; de Sousa, JP;

Publication
BOOSTING COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS 4.0: 21ST IFIP WG 5.5 WORKING CONFERENCE ON VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES, PRO-VE 2020

Abstract

2021

Urban travel behavior adaptation of temporary transnational residents

Authors
Monteiro, MM; Silva, JDE; Haustein, S; de Sousa, JP;

Publication
JOURNAL OF TRANSPORT GEOGRAPHY

Abstract
Temporary transnational relocation is a growing type of migration. However, travel behavior adaptation of highly skilled temporary residents and its urban impacts have largely been ignored. This study extends the knowledge of mobility biographies, mobility cultures, and mobility of millennials by examining how temporary residents adapt their intra-urban travel behavior in response to a transnational relocation. The data used here comes from semi-structured interviews with students and researchers of nine different nationalities, aged between 19 and 31 years, temporarily living in Portugal (Lisbon or Porto). We found supporting evidence for the occurrence of residential self-selection, although prior information on study/workplace combined with low knowledge on neighborhood-level make it somewhat specific. Given their shortterm perspective, temporary residents are more prone to rely on public transport and non-motorized modes, having a low likelihood of purchasing vehicles. Thus, measures aimed at improving and facilitating the use of active modes can have an immediate effect on this group's travel behavior and contribute to reaching critical mass for these sustainable alternatives. Temporary residents are also a potentially interesting market segment for public transportation operators for increases in revenues, as they tend to display a relatively higher travel intensity and a wider diversity of activities and destinations. Finally, technology usage was found to reduce the stress-related to traveling to unfamiliar places by increasing the perceived spatial orientation, having the downside of generating a feeling of confidence that decreases the internalization of information. Providing timely and persuasive information at the very beginning of temporary residents' stay can help induce their travel behavior decisions.

2021

Defining and Prioritizing Indicators to Assess the Sustainability of Mobility Systems in Emerging Cities

Authors
Medina, JC; Pinho de Sousa, J; Jimenez Perez, E;

Publication
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract
Mobility and urban planning are among the main problems that cities face in order to achieve sustainable development. The significant economic and social changes in emerging cities, as well as the urgency of environment protection, make sustainable urban mobility planning a very critical issue. Although sustainability is difficult to be measured directly, it can be assessed through a system of parameters that attempt to reflect its multiple aspects. The definition of adequate indicators constitutes an essential part of this process, even if the literature is already abundant in available metrics. This research proposes a set of indicators, grouped in different dimensions, as a tool for the assessment of sustainability in mobility systems, for the specific context of emerging cities. These dimensions and indicators are based on a comprehensive literature review on sustainable urban mobility indicators, subsequently subjected to validation with experts through surveys, semi-structured interviews and statistical analysis, in order to identify the indicators significance and their priority within the selected dimensions. © 2021, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2020

Industrial business associations improving the internationalisation of SMEs with digital platforms: A design science research approach

Authors
Costa, E; Soares, AL; Sousa, JP;

Publication
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Abstract
This paper aims to contribute to the lack of design knowledge on digital platforms (DPs), by studying the new and specific context of DPs managed by industrial business associations (IBAs) to improve the internationalisation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A specific objective is to elicit detailed digital platform's requirements and features for this particular organisational context. A design science research (DSR) approach is adopted to develop design propositions (the artifact), following the context-intervention-mechanism-outcome logic (CIMO-logic). The design propositions are derived for DPs that can support different types of generative mechanisms of social interaction: information sharing, collaboration, and collective action. The design propositions are obtained by balancing empirical knowledge based on interviews performed with IBAs and SMEs in Portugal and in the UK, with theoretical knowledge from the literature of information systems, DPs and collaborative networks (CNs). The utility of the design propositions is further evaluated by experts and IBAs. The findings are proved to be relevant for practice, mainly for IBAs, SMEs, and digital platform designers to develop more effective collaborative DPs and sociotechnical systems, supporting CNs and the internationalisation needs of SMEs. The knowledge generated in this study brings new design knowledge on DPs, contributing with design propositions translated into tangible and concrete requirements and capabilities, situated in a specific context and empirical setting. © 2020

2020

Decision-support challenges in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry: Findings and future research directions

Authors
Marques, CM; Moniz, S; de Sousa, JP; Barbosa Povoa, AP; Reklaitis, G;

Publication
COMPUTERS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Abstract
The chemical-pharmaceutical sector is facing an unprecedented fast-changing environment, with new market and technological trends impacting the companies' operational strategies. Managing the pharmaceutical supply chain (PSC) operations is, therefore, ever more complex and challenging. The goal of this work is to present a comprehensive overview of the current state of the industry and research developments; and then, to develop a new decision-making reference framework to assist in the creation of optimization-based decision support models. This will be achieved through a multi-perspective analysis that encompasses strategic and tactical planning decision-making, in the current and future business context of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry. The findings reveal a lack of research addressing the most prominent trends currently driving this sector, such as patient centricity or new technological developments, thus highlighting the disruptive nature of the expected changes in a highly conservative industry.

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2021

A Influência dos Traços de Personalidade do CEO na Capacidade Inovadora da Empresa

Author
Joaquim Pedro Rosa Samagaio

Institution
UP-FEP

2021

Controlo de Aerogeradores para Proteção da Avifauna

Author
JOÃO RICARDO RIBEIRO MACIO

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2021

Deep Learning based Computer Aided Diagnosis for Breast Cancer Screening

Author
Eduardo Méca Castro

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

A framework to support the creation of a Business Intelligence tool- application in an industrial context

Author
Filipa Abrunhosa de Carvalho e Almeida Prisco

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Desenvolvimento de um Parser de ficheiros ARXML

Author
NUNO MIGUEL SILVA PACHECO

Institution
IPP-ISEP