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2022

Impact of Governmental Support for the Implementation of Industry 4.0 in Portugal

Authors
Faria, BS; Simoes, AC; Rodrigues, JC;

Publication
INNOVATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Abstract

2022

Technology Foresight to Enable New R&D Collaboration Partnerships: The Case of a Forestry Company

Authors
Rodrigues, JC; Delfim, V;

Publication
INNOVATIONS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Abstract

2022

The Impact of Industry 4.0 Paradigm on the Pharmaceutical Industry in Portugal

Authors
Simoes, AC; Mendes, JT; Rodrigues, JC;

Publication
INNOVATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Abstract

2022

The influence of a gamified application on soft mobility promotion: An intention perspective

Authors
Daniel, AD; Junqueira, M; Rodrigues, JC;

Publication
JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION

Abstract
Despite the wide spread of gamification as a means of influencing behavior, we do not yet fully understand its effectiveness in promoting sustainable behaviors among young people. This question becomes all the more relevant when it comes to influencing their mobility habits, considering the negative impact of motorized transportation on urban livability. As a consequence, the promotion of soft mobility has been on the policy agenda in many countries. In this study, we explore the potential of gamification and the use of rewards as a way to incentivize young citizens to adopt soft mobility over motorized transports. Our goal was to understand how a gamified app with a built-in reward system can influence the promotion of soft mobility among young people in cities, focusing particularly on walking and cycling. To achieve this, we adopted a quantitative research methodology, carrying out a structured survey in three schools enrolled in the Sharing Lisboa project. We used statistical tools based on partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) to analyze the data. We found that an app influences the users' perception of its usefulness, leading to a positive attitude towards its use. Contrary to what was initially assumed, the reward system only influences the perceived usefulness, suggesting that it is important to convince potential users to try the system but that it does not influence their attitude. Moreover, the instrumental attitude, which is related to the benefits and functions of an app, together with the subjective (injunctive/descriptive) norms and perceived behavioral control, have a positive influence on walking/cycling travel intention. Therefore, social pressure, especially from family and friends, is important for building the intention to travel by bicycle/on foot.

2021

Challenges in Managing Large-Scale Collaborative R&D Projects

Authors
Simões, AC; Rodrigues, JC; Soares, AL;

Publication
Contributions to Management Science

Abstract
Project management is a critical success factor for any kind of project. When projects involve complex multi-organisational structures, requiring demanding collaborative processes, project management is a complex system in itself. Although this topic has been studied for decades, the ever-changing morphology of projects induced by the increasingly intricate financing schemes, call for a frequent and updated understanding of how the projects initiate, run, and close. Large-scale integrated collaborative projects are a recent example of complex collaborative projects that were not studied yet but can provide important insights for the project and innovation management fields. These projects are carried out typically by a large consortium including research organisations, sectorial technological centres, technology providers and end-user companies, having a significant impact on the technological innovation produced for a specific sector. This chapter reports a multiple case study of four large-scale integrated projects, in Portugal, following an inductive research design. The results showed that collaboration creation and collaboration management are crucial processes for such projects, with challenges intensified by the differences in goals and expectations of researchers and practitioners. The chapter will hopefully contribute to the future development of new models, tools and techniques that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of this type of projects, by providing a systematisation of the challenges faced and how they were overcome during the cases analysed. © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

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thesis

2018

Variability causes in the manufacturing and assembly of complex products

Author
Daniela Sofia Pedro da Silva

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Framework for Offline Wireless Network Experimentation

Author
João Bernardo Martins de Sousa e Silva Mota

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Análise de Fiabilidade das Ordens de Trabalho

Author
Sérgio Gabriel Pontes de Jesus

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

Monitoring a Mobile Ticketing System Based on NFC and BLE Beacons

Author
José Miguel Botelho Mendes

Institution
UP-FEUP

2018

IP Based Live Audio Selector

Author
José Carlos da Rocha Lima

Institution
UP-FEUP