The CSG (Research in Social Sciences and Management) is a research unit created in 2013, through a consortium between the SOCIUS (Center for Research in Economic and Organizational Sociology), ADVANCE (Center for Advanced Research in Management), CESA (Center for African and Development Studies); and, GHES (Social and Economic History Research Unit). Belongs to the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG) of the University of Lisboa, an institution dedicated to teaching and research, founded in 1911.
The main characteristics of the four research centers of CSG are:
ADVANCE is a center created in 2007 to encourage and support innovative and high quality research in Management. It aims to develop top research combining a deep theoretical basis with extensive empirical research. From the legal point of view it is a private non-profit institution, whose research team is mainly composed of ISEG professors. This Center is committed to increasing the production of scientific work to be presented at top international conferences, such as the production of scientific articles published in recognized journals. It also intends to promote regular Summer Courses and research seminars, allowing the interaction of its members with the main researchers in various fields of management. This contact enables ADVANCE researchers – many of whom are PhDs abroad – to be frequently exposed to the influence of cutting-edge research.
CEsA is a research center founded in 1983. It is a private, non-profit institution whose research team is composed of ISEG faculty, full-time researchers and faculty from other universities. It focuses on the economic, social and cultural development of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with particular emphasis on the study of the Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, China and Asia-Pacific, as well as Brazil and other countries of the ‘Mercosul’. In addition, CEsA develops research on many other theoretical or applied topics related to development studies, which include globalization and economic integration. From the methodological point of view, the CEsA has always sought to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the phenomenon of development, and a permanent interconnection between the theoretical and applied aspects of research. In addition, the center focuses on the organization and expansion of research, through the acquisition of bibliography and databases, as well as through the exchange of publications with other research centers.
GHES was founded in 1975. Its research team is essentially composed of ISEG faculty. It is since 2011 an autonomous unit and a private non-profit institution. The main activities of the GHES are fundamental and applied research in contemporary and modern Portuguese History, both in the European and world context, as well as support for teaching in the scientific area of history at ISEG, including the preparation of PhD theses in the field of programs in history and development. These activities are related to two main scientific areas: economic history and business history. Economic history includes research related to macroeconomic issues such as economic growth, monetary and financial history, maritime history, forestry history, welfare state and European integration. Business history includes research related to microeconomic topics such as structure, strategy, ownership and performance of companies and other organizations, as well as the history of markets.
SOCIUS was created in 1991 and is now a private non-profit institution. Since 1999, it has been consecutively rated with Excellent by FCT. The SOCIUS research team consists mainly of ISEG faculty members, but also full-time researchers, post-doctoral fellows and teachers from other universities. Its main scientific area, economic sociology and organizations, is considered in a broad sense, encompassing numerous points of contact between contemporary sociology and economics, as well as other scientific approaches that study economic and organizational reality. Participation in scientific networks has been a priority over the years. An active and prominent role in the development of networks and partnerships with national and international institutions has been taken as a way to promote knowledge sharing, collaboration in research projects and debate in common areas of research.