NECE – Research Unit in Business Sciences is a departmental unit that gathers the scientific research activities in the field of Accounting; Business; Competitivity and Strategy; Economy; Entrepreneurship; Finance; General Management; Health Care Management; Human Resources; Innovation; Knowledge Management; Logistics; Marketing; Production and Operation Management; Quality Management.
In effect, NECE is the scientific research of the Department of Management and Economics of the University of Beira Interior. Projects research activities are structure within lines of investigation. In 2007 there were 10 lines functioning that gave lodge to 10 research projects involving a sum of 21 Phd FTE and others researches: 4 Phd and 9 non Phd.
During the year of 2007 the new research projects replaced the old projects. Also in September of 2007 the coordinator of the Unit changed.
To coordinate the different research projects the coordinator of the unit realizes periodical meetings with all researchers and particularly with the principal investigators.
In order to accomplish the main objectives of research in the field of management, the unit is organized in ten research groups focusing different lines of research. Of course that in each year could be changes in the groups. Each group has a principal investigator that is responsible for the main activities in the group. Each research group is autonomous enough to decide about the research activities to carry on.
In the organization of conferences, seminars and others activities all the unit members are active participants no matter the research group they belong to.
To develop excellent research in the field of management, business, economy and marketing ;
To increase the international recognition of the research work, trough the engagement in cross border research networks, as well developing the publications in international journal and conferences.
To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the economics, management, business and marketing scientific fields;
To serve as an institutional basis to make external relationships with national and foreign universities;
To be a solid basis to improve the pos graduate level – master and doctoral programmers, in the economics, management, business and marketing scientific fields at UBI;
To involve pos graduate students in the research activities of the Unit;
To promote the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, summer courses in the mains scientific developed in the research Unit.