Helena Gonçalves graduated in Economics from the FEP (Faculty of Economics of Oporto) in 1984. She has several post-graduations, to wit a Masters in “Corporate Social Responsibility, Accounting and Social Auditing” from Barcelona University, Post Graduation in “Human Resources Management” from the UCP, a Masters in the “General management of Companies” from the EUDEM and the course “Social Accountability Auditor/Lead Auditor Training Course” from SGS U.K. Guest lecturer of UCP – Oporto and of the EGE, lecturing Corporate Ethics in Economics and Management and on various Post-graduations at the EGE. Researcher at CEGEA. Consultant in Sustainability and Corporate Ethics. She was a manager of the Northern branch of Time-Sharing (1985-96) and of DTTI Soluções Informáticas (1996-2000). She was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, (2000-02) in the Human Capital area.

Helena Szrek received her Ph.D. from the Health Care Systems Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2005 and is now a Research Assistant Professor at the Centre for Economics and Finance at the University of Porto. Helena studies individual decision processes relevant to health care and public policy. Her current work focuses on prescription drug choice amongst older adults in the USA and on individual differences amongst business owners and non-owners in South Africa. She has publications in various decision-making and health care journals including Medical Decision Making, Psychology and Aging, Judgment and Decision Making, Health Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and Health Affairs.

European affairs Consultant; was a political adviser at the European Parliament; a spokesman for Justice Minister; journalist in "Grande Reportagem" and "O Independente". Degree in Law from Lisbon University, postgraduate studies in Theory and Political Science and Master degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Institute of Political Studies of the UCP.

Visiting Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Magellan International MBA Program. Professor of Operations Management at Rollins College – Crummer Graduate School of Business, since 2006. Professor Correa previously taught at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas Business School (1998-2006) and at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (1986-1996). He has also served visiting appointments at the Federal University of Rio (Brazil), University of Warwick (UK), IESA (Venezuela), INCAE (Costa Rica), University of Texas at San Antonio (USA), IE Business School (Spain), among other institutions. His research interests include global supply chain management, flexible operations and service operations management. He has published extensively in academic journals including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Logistics Systems Management, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, International Journal of Business Excellence, Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management and Latin America Business Review. Correa has authored and co-authored seven books and text-books in the fields of operations strategy, service operations, operations management and manufacturing planning and control systems. He has consulted with companies such as 3M, Unilever, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Embraer, Sadia, Monsanto, Inter-Bev, Wella (Procter &Gamble), Telemar, Pepsico, Whirlpool (Embraco), among others. Professor Correa served as vice president for the Americas in the Production Operations Management Society (POMS) (2005-2008) and currently is President of the College of Human Behavior in Operations Management of POMS. He also serves in the editorial board of the International Journal of Operations and Production Management and is an ad hoc reviewer for many journals in the field of OM. He is a certified professional in production and inventory management (CPIM) by APICS (USA).

Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto. PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Porto.

Assistant Professor, School of Economics of Porto. PhD in International Marketing from Université Paris-Dauphine (France).