Faculty

Core Faculty


Ana Machado

Fator Humano na Organização

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Assistant Professor

Born in Porto, Ana Machado holds an undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Economics, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, having started to work with AESE at that time. She was a director of Associação Juvenil dos Álamos, responsible for the organization of the Introduction to Business course, which is organized in cooperation with AESE.
She did an internship in the Department of International Relations of Banco de Portugal and worked for the Regulatory Authority of the Energy Sector. During that time she published her first scientific article “The signalling theory of excessive technological adoption”, Health Care Management Science 2 (1999), with Pedro Pita Barros and Carlos Gouveia Pinto.
She then spent three years in Italy, pursuing postgraduate studies in Philosophy. Since she returned to Portugal, she has been working in consultancy to tertiary sector organizations. In 2007, she resumed contact with the AESE, attending the PDE.
She is currently seeking to establish a dialogue between philosophical theories, economic theories and business practices, in order to present a broad and integrating vision of the goodness of people and companies and to propose specific paths for the actions of leaders. She has a special interest in the contribution of ethical knowledge to decision-making processes in the different functional areas of the company. This resulted in the case study “Deepwater Horizon: Spilling oil, money and trust” (2011), written in collaboration with Antonino Vaccaro, professor of Ethics at IESE.
Born in Porto, Ana Machado holds an undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Economics, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, having started to work with AESE at that time. She was a director of Associação Juvenil dos Álamos, responsible for the organization of the Introduction to Business course, which is organized in cooperation with AESE.

She did an internship in the Department of International Relations of Banco de Portugal and worked for the Regulatory Authority of the Energy Sector. During that time she published her first scientific article “The signalling theory of excessive technological adoption”, Health Care Management Science 2 (1999), with Pedro Pita Barros and Carlos Gouveia Pinto.

She then spent three years in Italy, pursuing postgraduate studies in Philosophy. Since she returned to Portugal, she has been working in consultancy to tertiary sector organizations. In 2007, she resumed contact with the AESE, attending the PDE.