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António Lucas Soares é investigador no INESCTEC e Professor Associado no Departamento de Engenharia Informática da FEUP.

A sua área de especialização é Sistemas de Informação em aplicações a redes colaborativas e gestão da informação e conhecimento, particularmente em organizações industriais. O seus interesses de investigação incluem sistemas sócio-técnicos, representação do conhecimento, plataformas digitais para colaboração, design science research.

É atualmente coordenador do Centro de Engenharia de Sistemas Empresariais e também do Cluster Indústria e Inovação do INESCTEC.

Na Universidade do Porto é o diretor do Mestrado em CiÊncia da Informação (FEUP/FLUP). É membro da comissão executiva do ramo europeu da organização iSchools (Information Schools) e foi membro fundador do capítulo português da Association for Information Systems.

Publica regularmente em revistas científicas nas áreas de gestão da informação e gestão do conhecimento.

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Publicações

2021

Challenges in Managing Large-Scale Collaborative R&D Projects

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

Publicação
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.

2020

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

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

Publicação
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

Portuguese textile association fostering the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises

Autores
Silva, SCe; Elo, M; Sousa, JPD; Costa, E; Soares, AL;

Publicação
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Abstract

2020

O processo de formac¸a~o de parcerias intersetoriais em iniciativas de inovac¸a~o social em Portugal

Autores
Borges, MA; Dandolini, GA; Soares, AL;

Publicação
Análise Social

Abstract

2020

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

Autores
Simoes, AC; Soares, AL; Barros, AC;

Publicação
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.

Teses
supervisionadas

2020

Knowledge-Based Engineering supported by the Digital-Twin: the case of the Power Transformer at EFACEC

Autor
Miguel Alves de Azevedo

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2020

Immersive Technologies in Complex Manufacturing Systems as an Informational Problem: A Human-Centered Approach

Autor
Filipa Rente Ramalho

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2020

Towards a Digital-Twin Based, Multi-sided Market of Data-enabled Product-Services Systems

Autor
Henrique Diogo Cardoso da Silva

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2020

Virtual Factory Simulator

Autor
Nelson Filipe Barreto Almeida

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2020

Creating the knowledge management system of an analytical consulting services provider: LTP Labs

Autor
Mariana Fonte Miranda de Carvalho

Instituição
UP-FEUP