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Miguel Pereira Lopes 

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Research Interests
Leadership and Followership
Positive/Negative Organizational Studies
Quality of Life
Regional Development

Miguel Pereira Lopes is an Associate Professor with Habilitation at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Lisbon where he coordinated the Human Resources Management Academic Department (Coordinator of the PhD, MSc, and BA), and served as an elected member of the Scientific Council. He is now a member of the School Council at the same institution. In the past, he was President of the Centre for Public Management and Public Administration (CAPP) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Miguel holds a PhD in Applied Psychology (Organizacional Psychology) and a Post-doc in Economics from the NOVA University of Lisbon, both funded by FCT. In the past, Miguel has also served as the Portuguese National Representative at EURAM – European Academy of Management. Miguel has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, such as Public Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Political Power, Organization, Journal of Leadership Studies, Organizational Dynamics, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, Journal of Career Development; Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Enterprising Culture, Journal of Management History, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Socio-Economics, Management and Organization History, Management Research. He has successfully supervised 9 PhD theses and 27 MSc dissertations. Miguel has served as member of the Selection Committee for dozens of hiring processes in Portuguese Public Administration Services, such as for the Minister of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Economy, the Ministers Council Presidency, and the Tax Authority. He is currently a member of the Scientific Council of the Center of Excellence IMSErt at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland.


Miguel Pereira Lopes has taugh in the fields of management and organizational psychology in different schools such as Faculdade de Economia e Gestão da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, The Lisbon MBA or ISPA. Since 2010 he teaches human resources management (HRM), organizational behavior, social psychology and leadership at ISCSP/Universidade de Lisboa. He has Coordinated the HRM department and ISCSP, along with the PhD and MSc programs in HRM Policies Development.

Main Publications
  • Soares, A., Lopes, M.P., Geremias, R.L., & Glińska-Neweś, A.(2020). A leader–network exchange theory. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 33(6), 995-1010. [SCOPUS Q2; SJR IF: 0.440]
  • Soares, A.E., & Lopes, M.P. (2020). Are your students safe to learn? The role of lecturer’s authentic leadership on the creation of psychologically safe environments and their impact on academic performance. Active Learning in Higher Education, 21(1), 65-78. [SCOPUS Q1; SJR IF: 2.07]
  • Rego, A., Bluhm, D., Story, J.S.P., Owens, B.P., Chi, Y.K., Cunha, M.P., Lopes, M.P. (2019). Conveyed Leader Psycap Predicting Leader Effectiveness through Positive Energizing. Journal of Management, 45(4), 1689-1712. [SCOPUS Q1; SJR IF: 6.462; WoS Q1; WoS IF: 8.080]
  • Cunha, P.C., Lopes, M.P., & Simpson, A.V. (2018). Leaders as organizational authors: What kind of story are you writing? Organizational Dynamics, 47, 234-240. [SCOPUS Q2; SJR IF: 0.440; WoS IF: 1.111]
  • Esteves, T., Lopes, M.P., Geremias, R.L., & Palma, P.J.P. (2018). Calling for leadership: leadership relation with worker’s sense of calling. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 39(2), 248-260. [SCOPUS Q2; SJR IF: 0.466; WoS Q2; WoS IF: 1.067]
  • Lopes, M.P. (2017). Leading by fear and by love: Niccolò Machiavelli and the enlightened despotism of the Marquis of Pombal in the eighteenth century Portugal. Management & Organizational History, 12(4), 374-390. [SCOPUS Q1; SJR IF: 0.340]
  • Rego, P., Lopes, M.P., & Simpson, A.V. (2017). The Authentic-Machiavellian leadership grid: A typology of leadership styles. Journal of Leadership Studies, 11(2), 48-51. [SCOPUS Q3; SJR IF: 0.219]
  • Lopes, M.P. (2014). Rebuilding Lisbon in the Aftermath of the 1755 Earthquake: Max Weber Revisited. Journal of Management History, 20(3), 278-291. [SCOPUS Q2; SJR IF: 0.264]
  • Simpson, A., Clegg, S., Lopes, M.P., Cunha, M.P., Rego, A., & Pitsis, T. (2014). Doing compassion or doing discipline? Power relations and the Magdalene Laundries. Journal of Political Power, 7(2), 253-274. [SCOPUS Q2; SJR IF: 0.403]
  • Lopes, M.P. (2011). A psychosocial explanation of economic cycles. Journal of Socio-Economics, 40(5), 652-659. [SCOPUS Q2; SJR IF: 0.538]
  • Lopes, M.P., Palma, P.J., & Cunha, M.P. (2011). Tolerance is not enough: The moderator role of optimism on perceptions of regional economic performance. Social Indicators Research, 102(2), 333-350. [SCOPUS Q1; SJR IF: 0.692]
  • Palma, P.J., Cunha, M.P., & Lopes, M.P. (2010). The best of two worlds: How privatization affects the identity of a public organization. Public Management Review, 2(5), 725-746. [SCOPUS Q1; SJR IF: 1.347]
  • Lopes, M.P. & Cunha, M.P. (2008). Who is more proactive, the optimist or the pessimist? Exploring the role of hope as a moderator. Journal of Positive Psychology, 3(2), 100-109. [SCOPUS Q2; SJR IF: 0.573]
Research Projects

Miguel’s projects have been funded by public (Portuguese Municipalities) and private (e.g., Holmes Place, SPA – Sociedade Portugesa de Autores). The most known project that Miguel has coordinated as a member of a civic not-for-profit society, at INTEC – Instituto de Tecnologia Comportamental is the initiative “Great Municipalities to Live” in Portugal that has been run since 2008.

Creative Output

Coordinator of the initiative “Great Municipalities to Live” in Portugal (organized by the not-for-profit INTEC – Instituto de Tecnologia Comportamental).