The aim of this PhD project was to study and design collaboration and information management socio-technical solutions to improve the institutional network support provided by industrial business associations (IBAs) to the internationalisation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Title of project: Collaboration and information management in the internationalisation of SMEs: a case in industrial business associations
Start/End date: October 2015 to May 2018
Funding: Ph.D. Studentship, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Institutions: Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto + Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC)
People involved: Eric Costa, António Lucas Soares, Jorge Pinho de Sousa
Outputs: Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2019). On the use of digital platforms to support SME internationalization in the context of industrial business associations. In G. L. Jamil (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Expanding Business Opportunities with Information Systems and Analytics (pp. 66-94). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6225-2.ch004

Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2018). Exploring the CIMO-logic in the design of collaborative networks mediated by digital platforms. In M. L. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, & Y. Rezgui (Eds.), Collaborative Networks of Cognitive Systems: 19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, Cardiff, UK, September 17-19, 2018 (pp. 266-277). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99127-6_23

Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2017). Institutional networks for supporting the internationalisation of SMEs: The case of industrial business associations. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 32(8), 1182–1202. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-03-2017-0067

Costa, E., Soares, A., Sousa, J., & Jamil, G. (2017). Information management for network transformation in industrial enterprises associations: The case of the internationalization process. In G. L. Jamil, A. L. Soares, & C. R. M. Pessoa (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains (pp. 415–436). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0973-8.ch022

Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2017). From data sources to information sharing in SME collaborative networks supporting internationalization: a socio-semantic approach. In M. L. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, & R. Fornasiero (Eds.), Collaboration in a Data-Rich World: 18th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2017, Vicenza, Italy, September 18-20, 2017 (pp. 478–490). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65151-4_43

Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2016). Information, knowledge and collaboration management in the internationalisation of SMEs: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Information Management, 36(4), 557–569. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.03.007

Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2016). Situating case studies within the design science research paradigm: An instantiation for collaborative networks. In H. Afsarmanesh, M. L. Camarinha-Matos, & A. Lucas Soares (Eds.), Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016 (pp. 531–544). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_45

Links: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/112015

https://sigarra.up.pt/feup/en/NOTICIAS_GERAL.VER_NOTICIA?P_NR=75230

http://bip.inesctec.pt/193/doutorados.html

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