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Emanuel Gomes is an Associate Professor at Universidade Nova, Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal).  Previously, he was the Deputy Head of the Strategy and International Business department at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Business School (UK). He is the Regional Editor (Africa) for the Journal of Knowledge Management and serves as a guest editor in various special issues and also as a reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals. He is the author of three books ‘Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances: Understanding the Process’, ‘Acquisitions in the UK Car Industry: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Merger Processes.’ and ‘Mergers and Acquisitions as Strategic Methods of Business Development in the Global Automobile Industry: An Analysis of Five Cases’.  He is the author of the Strategic Planning Software ( He is also the author of several papers published in international refereed journals including the Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Long Range Planning, International Business Review, Regional Studies, Management International Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Human Resource Management Review, R&D Management, and Applied Psychology: An International Review. He has served in the Scientific Committee, and as a Track Chair and a Discussant in various international conferences.  

He is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Research Interest Committee of the EuroMed Research Business Institute. He also served as a reviewer for various international refereed journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, California Management Review, Long Range Planning, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, International Journal of Management Reviews, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business Research, International Studies of Management and Organization journal, Thunderbird International Business Review, Group and Organization Management, Personnel Review, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, European Management Journal, European Management Review, and the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Management. He has also served as a reviewer for the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grants.

Current research interests include: International mergers and acquisitions; strategic alliances; microfoundations of strategy; strategic agility; product/service innovation; and firm internationalisation; particularly in the African context.

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctorate, Coventry University


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