Cesaltina Pires has a degree in Economics from Nova SBE (UNL) and an MBA from INSEAD. She has a PhD in economics from MIT. She was an Assistant at Harvard University and Assistant Professor at Nova SBE. She is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Management at the University of Évora, where she has been Director of the Doctoral Program in Management since 2005. She was Scientific Coordinator of the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), from 2006 to 2015 and Vice-Rector for Education and Quality between 2017 and 2022. Her research interests include the areas of Industrial Economics, Decision Theory and Game Theory. She is the author of 2 well-known textbooks: Calculus for Economics and Management and Financial Markets and Investments. She has more than two dozen articles published in journals of recognized merit, such as Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, International Journal of Game Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Annals of Regional Science, Theory and Decision, Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Financial Services Research and Quantitative Finance, among others.
Colin Mason, has a PhD in Urban and Economic Geography from University of Manchester, he was Professor at University of Southampton and Professor at University of Strathclyde and visitant positions at the following universities: University of Ottawa, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Flinders University of South Australia, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, London Business, School, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, University of Canterbury and University of Otago. He is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship (Management) at the University of Glasgow, teaching also Business Start Up; Social and Community Entrepreneurship; Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation and New Venture Planning
He is founder and co-editor da Venture Capital Research: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance (Routledge - Taylor and Francis Ltd) and member of the following journals editorial committees: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Journal of Enterprising Communities Small Enterprise Research Social Business, Technology Innovation Management Review.