Álvaro Lopes Dias

Álvaro Lopes Dias
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias | ULHT · ECEO

PhD in Management Sciences
PhD in Management and Marketing; PhD in Tourism

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Introduction
Álvaro Lopes Dias holds two PhD degrees, one in Management with speciality in Marketing and another in Tourism. He currently works at Universidade Lusófona and ISCTE-IUL. His current project is lifestyle entrepreneurship.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2017 - present
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2012 - March 2016
ISG | Business & Economics School
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
October 2002 - May 2006
Universidad de Extremadura
Field of study
  • Management/Marketing
September 2000 - July 2001

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Publications (206)
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Wine tourism has long since ceased to be just a visit to wine producing regions and wineries, just to taste or buy wine. In fact, wine tourism has become more complex as a tourist product, due to the requirement of visitors to obtain a differentiated experience, composed of multiple elements Wine tourism activities consist of, above all, wine tasti...
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Full accessibility to people with reduced mobility, applied to tourism, is difficult to achieve and should not be seen in an absolute way, but as a concern to make tourism services more accessible and focused on the specific and individual needs of people as tourists. National and regional entities should adopt good practices to build a tourism of...
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When improving their offer, restaurants should also communicate adequately and draw the attention of the public, taking advantage of all available means of communication and opting for the most effective marketing techniques. Therefore, the main objective is to study the six dimensions that encompass a set of digital influencers' characteristics an...
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The performance of a company is affected by several variables, and understanding them and knowing how they work is decisive for management. Therefore, this research aims to address and measure how transformational leadership impacts employee work. To test the conceptual model, the authors used survey data from 174 active workers. Data were analyzed...
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This research aims to evaluate the degree of customer satisfaction with the security guards of the nightclubs as well as the perception of their professionalism in performing their duties. Using survey data from 479 nightclub clients to assess the clients' professionalism perception of bouncers-doormen and satisfaction, the results indicate an over...
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Today, experiences are considered a key differentiating factor for companies as products and services have become similar in terms of their functional attributes. Moreover, individuals' choices are increasingly influenced not only by rational factors, but mainly by emotional factors. This study aims to understand whether the dimensions of experienc...
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Delivering a positive tourism experience is an expanding concern of destinations because of the growth of the tourism industry. The emergence of creative tourism has led to a continued necessity for local destination management organizations to pursue innovative and versatile strategies. This study aims to evaluate the organizational capabilities o...
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All organisations have trouble pointing out exactly what makes their customers choose their services. During great uncertainty, knowing all the details count as to be successful and to gain a new business. This research was designed to understand the main causes to close a deal in B2B, in the management consulting around Europe. The aim was to dete...
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The aim of this paper is to evaluate the role of wine storytelling as an antecedent in the wine tourism experience, namely on other constructs such as winescape attributes, sensorial attraction, wine excitement and cultural experience. This study analyses the combined use of five wine tourism experience dimensions as well the influence of storytell...
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Lifestyle entrepreneurs play a key role in the destination sustainable development by providing more authentic and innovative experiences. However, the determinants of the innovation generated by these entrepreneurs are not fully understood. This study explores the key factors influencing innovation and entrepreneurial self‐efficacy (ESE) in lifest...
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Every day, companies are exposed to various risks arising from their environment, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the most affected. This study emphasizes innovation and resilience as the starting points to understand how SMEs are influenced by external factors which are independent of the managers' will. To date, we have seen several e...
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This study integrates the relationship of business ethics in marketing campaigns and the importance of the repercussion on organizational performance with the aim of creating a guide of business ethics in marketing campaigns for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This guide allows SMEs to analyse their ethical dimension as well as to raise awaren...
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The study of the influence of events on the destinations where they take place has gained strength over the years. The current study investigates the effects on tourism with importance on promoting, positioning and shaping the image of the destination. This study aims to understand the influence of an event to the value of the destination while add...
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The Olympic and Paralympic Games is a megaproject that involves huge investment and time effort from public and private entities to take place, which has been facing issues to find host candidate cities recently. This paper focus on the private side of the megaproject and discuss the Organizing Committee for Olympic Games (OCOG) project governance...
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Considering the last decades and several economic crises, Operational Risk is a rising area and companies are slowly realizing that the more they invest on it, the less profits they lose. Artificial Intelligence is the critical topic of the century, wide enough to cover all conceivable areas, bringing easy, cheaper, and more precise ways of doing t...
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All organisations have trouble pointing out exactly what makes their customers choose their services. During great uncertainty, knowing all the details count as to be successful and to gain a new business. This research was designed to understand the main causes to close a deal in B2B, in the management consulting around Europe. The aim was to dete...
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Nowadays, we face competitive environments characterised by the proliferation of new technologies, accelerated obsolescence of products and constant change in consumer needs. Companies and organisations need to keep up with changes in the development of new products and services. Interaction with the consumer through co-creation in the new product...
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The pandemic has been a serious concern since its arrival in early 2020 around the globe. The aim of this research is to study the decay of the food and beverage industry, facing the pandemic of Covid-19. Throughout this research we have studied the classification of our sample, the fears and discomforts of our respondents regarding the new reality...
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Despite representing a recent world trend, wedding tourism felt a growth of 75% the past few years, which shows this market, specifically, the destination weddings niche, is proving to have an optimistic development and becoming a relevant topic in events tourism. The research objective analyses how the destination weddings have contributed for the...
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Purpose Retailers are increasingly using self-service technologies to improve customer experience and reduce costs. The purpose of this study is to identify factors that could explain the level of continuance intention of mobile self-scanning applications in retail. Based on previous theoretical streams, the present study integrates technology read...
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Tourism lifestyle entrepreneurs play an essential role in the innovation, sustainability, and competitiveness of tourism destinations. Thus, the ability of a destination to attract and retain this type of entrepreneur is an essential factor in strategic decisions. The limited research on this class of entrepreneurs implies that decision makers have...
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This study aims to examine and estimate the relationships between wine involvement, cultural experience, winescape attributes, wine excitement and sensorial attraction in two different wine tourism destinations and the antecedent role of wine involvement as the starting point that enhances the other dimensions. Survey data was analysed using struct...
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E-commerce eliminated national borders between countries and provided a new dimension to the internationalisation process. Technological developments have made the study of electronic commerce in the international environment inevitable. This study highlights the possibilities and challenges of e-commerce and, consequently, the impact of this form...
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This study aims to point out the internationalization of Portuguese companies, and their main challenges. The internationalization strategy for Portuguese companies is critical considering that the local economy is limited and exportations represent a very relevant part of the national GDP. The research was based by 15 interviews with CEOs and mana...
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Lifestyle entrepreneurs play an important role in innovation and sustainability in rural destinations. Their competitiveness depends largely on how they explore their link to the place and generate innovation. To analyze the relationship between the link to the place and innovation, this article uses survey data from a sample of 221 rural lifestyle...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize and operationalize the concept of market-sensing capabilities and analyze its relationship with new product development (NPD) success and organic organizational structures. To the authors' knowledge, past measures of market-sensing capabilities have never included opportunity interpretation, thr...
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This study has three specific objectives: to analyse the association between the characteristics of the accommodation and the satisfaction of short-term rental customers; to analyse whether customer satisfaction is associated with them recommending the accommodation; and to analyse which satisfaction dimensions most influence the overall satisfacti...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the potential of literary tourism in Portugal and explore the advantages of creating a digital literary map about the places associated with the widely renowned Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa (hereafter Pessoa), as well as the places that he suggests in one of his works, a tourist guide of Lisbon:...
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Creative tourism has been approached from several points of view: products and processes, enabling elements, marketing, sustainability, etc. However, to our best knowledge, there is no integrative model that brings together all its dimensions and enables a ‘bird’s eye’ perspective of creative destination competitiveness. As such, this article aims...
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The impact of tourism on small communities located in peripheral areas, many of them rural, wasthe subject of the study conducted byLinderová et al. (2021). The authors advocate the criticalparticipation of the local community in tourism development. This is a very important issuethat has been widely debated in the context of the pandemic andpost-p...
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Currently in several countries worldwide there is a huge mass of immigrants from every corner of the world. This work aims to understand what the immigrant seeks when he decides to live in in a specific country. We know that it is very difficult for an immigrant to decide to live in another country and not work, taking into consideration this fact,...
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Nowadays the evolution of the organizations is more and more taken by the implementation of projects. The implementation of projects is the only way for continuous improvement and the differentiation in a market more and more global and competitive. We come across ourselves with successive failures of projects that do not fulfil its objectives, one...
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The present study aims to correlate the concepts of organizational environment and employee commitment, having the concept of transformational leadership, and its role in organizations and subordinates, as an interlinked chain. In the context of the organizational environment, it's important that companies are aware that it is through transformatio...
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The pandemic resulting from COVID-19 disease has brought about an unprecedented crisis to tourism destinations, resulting in an almost complete shutdown of tourist flows. Whereas disaster recovery models focus on prevention and preparedness, the post-pandemic recovery strategies are underexplored, particularly in relation to the highly representati...
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