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João Neiva de Figueiredo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: Mandeville Hall 381
Phone: (610) 660-3138
Fax: (610) 660-1229
Email: jneiva@sju.edu


Education

  • Electrical and Systems Engineering, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUCRJ) '76
  • M.Sc. Systems Engineering & Computer Sc.,  Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) '78
  • M.B.A., high distinction, Harvard Business School '87
  • M.A. Economics, Harvard University '92
  • Ph.D. Business Economics, Harvard University '93 

Professional Experience

  • Aug 2013 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Management, Erivan Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Erivan Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA (on leave 2012 - 2013)
  • 2002-2007 and 2012-2013 Professor, Department of Production and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 1982-1985 Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UFSC, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 2000-2001 Partner, JPMorgan Partners, New York, NY and São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1999-2000 Principal, JPMorgan Partners, New York, NY
  • 1997-1999 Vice President, Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking Division, New York, NY
  • 1993-1997 Associate, Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking Division, New York, NY
  • 1987-1989 Associate, McKinsey & Company, Boston, MA
  • 1986 Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company, Madrid, Spain
  • 1981-1985 Senior Systems Analyst, ELETROSUL, SA, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 1977-1981 Systems Analyst, ELETROSUL, SA, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 1976 Electrical Engineer, Eletrobrás Power System Research Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate: MGT120 Essentials of Management
  • Undergraduate: LEO212 - Organizational Sustainability
  • Undergraduate: IBU150 - Cultural Diversity and International Business
  • Undergraduate: IBU210 Introduction to International Business
  • Undergraduate: IBU420 – International Management
  • Undergraduate: IBU495 Global Business Strategy
  • Graduate: MGT795 – Global Business Strategy
  • Executive MBA: MGT799 - Business Policy

Publications

Books

2016 D. Coghlan, N.S. Rashford, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, Organizational Change and Strategy: An Interlevel Dynamics Approach, 2nd Edition. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

2014 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, M. Guillén, editors, Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Productivity Press.

2011 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, M. Guillén, editors, Green Products: Perspectives on Innovation and Adoption. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Productivity Press. 

Articles and other Publications

2016 S.F. Mayerle and J. Neiva de Figueiredo, “Designing optimal supply chains for anaerobic bio-digestion/energy generation complexes with distributed small farm feedstock sourcing,” Renewable Energy, 90: 46-54.

2015 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, S. Song and A. Mauri, “Using discovery-based learning to develop international business soft skills: Host-country issue analyses in term-long Cross-cultural Projects with ESL students,” Journal of International Business Education, 10: 1-24.

2015 J.P. Possamai, A. Pescador, S.F. Mayerle, and J. Neiva de Figueiredo, “Optimal commodity price stabilization as a multi-period spatial equilibrium problem: A supernetwork approach with public buffer stocks,” Transportation Research Part E: Logistics, 77: 289-310.

2015 A. Mauri, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, and N.S. Rashford, “Ignatian pedagogy in the strategy classroom: Experience, reflection, and action towards better managerial decisions,” Journal of Jesuit Business Education, 6(1): 77-100.
 
2014 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and S.F. Mayerle, “A systemic approach for dimensioning and designing anaerobic bio-digestion/energy generation biomass supply networks,” Renewable Energy, 71: 690-694.
 
2014 J. Lin, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, and A.J. Stagliano, “Adoption of IFRS accounting standards has enhanced Chinese company transparancy,” China-USA Business Review, 13(1): 1-11.
 
2014 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M. Guillén “Green Power Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation,” in J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M. Guillén (Eds.), Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Productivity Press.
 
2014 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M. Guillén “Going Forward: Moving from Perspectives to Action,” in J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M. Guillén (Eds.), Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Productivity Press.
 
2013 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, "Are corruption levels accurately identified? The case of U.S. states," Journal of Policy Modeling, 35(1): 134-149.
 
2013 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, A.M. Jursca-Keffer, M.A. Marca Barrientos, and S. Gonzalez “A robust University-NGO partnership and CBR: Analyzing school efficiencies in Bolivia with community-based management techniques,” Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 6:93-112.
 
2013 A. Mauri, J. Lin and J. Neiva de Figueiredo, “The influence of strategic patterns of internationalization on the accuracy and bias of earnings forecasts by financial analysts,” International Business Review, 22:725-735.
 
2013 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and A. Mauri, "Developing international managerial skills through the Cross-Cultural Assignment: Experiential learning by matching U.S.-based and international students," Journal of Management Education, 37(3): 367-399.
 
2012 J. Lin, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, and A.J. Stagliano, "The Impact of IFRS Adoption on Earnings Quality of Chinese Firms," Journal of Accounting and Finance, 26(2):3-11.
 
2012 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and Clovis Gonzaga, "Minimum cost transmission tower spotting using shortest-path algorithms with preference relationships between nodes," International Journal of Data Analysis and Information Systems, 4(1):11-22.
 
2012 A. Mauri and J. Neiva de Figueiredo, "Strategic patterns of internationalization and performance variability: Effects of U.S.-based MNC cross-border dispersion, integration, and outsourcing," Journal of International Management, 18(1):38-51.
 
2011 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M.A. Marca Barrientos, "A decision support methodology for increasing school efficiency in Bolivia's low-income communities," International Transactions in Operational Research, 19:99-121.
 
2011 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, M. Guillen, and X. Zheng "Mapping the Universe of Green Products," in J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M. Guillen (Eds.), Green Products: Perspectives on Innovation and Adoption. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Productivity Press.
 
2011 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M. Guillen "Conclusion: Green Product Innovation and Adoption," in J. Neiva de Figueiredo and M. Guillen (Eds.), Green Products: Perspectives on Innovation and Adoption. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Productivity Press.
 
2011 Nicholas S. Rashford and J. Neiva de Figueiredo,"The live in-class CEO Intervention: A capstone experiential technique for leadership development," Journal of Management Education, 35(5):620-647.
 
2011 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, S.F. Mayerle, and F.A.S. Donato, "Optimal selection of product/customer mix as a strategic tool for cross-functional integration," Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management, 4(1): 51-70.
 
2010 D.B. Nascimento, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, S.F. Mayerle, P.R. Nascimento, and R.M. Casali, "A state-space search method for apparel industry spreading and cutting," International Journal of Production Economics, 128 (1): 379-392.
 
2010 Nicholas S. Rashford and J. Neiva de Figueiredo, "The live-case Intervention Method: Leadership skills through experiential learning," Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, August 2010.
 
2010 J.M.F. Franca, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, and J.S. Lapa, "A DEA model for evaluating the impact of information asymmetry on the efficiency of not-for-profit organizations with an application to higher education in Brazil," Annals of OperationsResearch, 173(1): 39-56.
 
2009 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, "Strategic determinants of plant efficiency: A study of the effect of scale, technology innovation, and product line focus on steel minimill performance,"Journal of International Business and Economics,9(4):60-77.
 
2009 L. Melgarejo, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, and C.E. Fries, "A decision support methodology for increasing public investment efficiency in Brazilian agrarian reform," International Transactions in Operational Research, 16:25-48.
 
2009 F.A.S. Donato, S.F. Mayerle, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, " A methodology for optimal selection of product/customer mix in manufacturing industries," Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Orlando, FL, May 2009.
 
2008 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and S.F. Mayerle, "Going international: A statistical sampling-based methodology for estimating the maturity of a country's public institutions," Journal of International Business and Economics, 8(1): 38-47.
 
2008 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, "Unique characteristics of cross-border emerging market private equity: Implications for investors and managers," Journal of International Finance and Economics, 8(3):42-55.
 
2008 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and S.F. Mayerle, "Designing minimum-cost recycling collection networks with required throughput," Transporation Research Part E: Logistics, 44(5):731-752.
 
2004 R.M. Casali, J. Neiva de Figueiredo, S.F. Mayerle, and D.B. Nascimento, "Comparative analysis of heuristic algorithms for the traveling salesman problem," (Portuguese title translated), Proceedings of the XXIV Brazilian Conference on Production Engineering, Santa Catarina, Brazil, October 2004.
 
2003 J. Neiva de Figueiredo and C.C. Gonzaga, "Search methods in graphs with partially ordered nodes applied to transmission tower spotting," (Portuguese title translated), Pesquisa Operacional, 23:209-220.
 
2001 T. Wesson and J. Neiva de Figueiredo, "The importance of focus to market entrants: A study of microbrewery performance," Journal of Business Venturing, 16:377-403.
 
1997 I. Hendel and J. Neiva de Figueiredo, "Product differentiation and endogenous disutility," International Journal of Industrial Organization, 16:63-79.
 
1981 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, F.D.L. Maia and J.P.M. Remor, "Optimal frequency selection in transmission line carrier waves," (Portuguese title translated), Proceedings of the VI Brazilian Symposium on Power Generation and Distribution, Santa Catarina, Brazil, October 1981.
 
1981 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, I.R. Coelho, P.R. Nascimento, and E. Sureck, "Optimal hourly power generation dispatch," (Portuguese title translated), Proceedings of the VI Brazilian Symposium on Power Generation and Distribution, Santa Catarina, Brazil, October 1981.
 
1979 J. Neiva de Figueiredo, C.C. Gonzaga and N. Maculan, "Optimal transmission tower spotting," (Portuguese title translated), Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa Operacional, 2:12-37.
 

Grants and Awards

  • 2015 Saint Joseph’s University Faculty Merit Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Teaching
  • 2015 Saint Joseph’s University Ed Brady SJ Faith in Action Service Award recognizing a faculty member who has demonstrated steadfast service to the Faith-Justice Institute through a lived example of Ignatian ideals
  • 2014 Honorable Mention in the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business 2014 Dr. Alfred N. & Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula
  • 2014  Saint Joseph’s University Faculty Merit Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Advising
  • 2014  MAACBA Teaching Innovation Award– first prize - The Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration
  • 2011  Saint Joseph’s University Faculty Merit Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Service
  • 2011  First prize in triennial International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) 2011 OR for Development Prize Competition
  • 2009  Saint Joseph’s University Faculty Merit Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Research
  • 2006  Excellence in Teaching Award, undergraduate business administration faculty, UFSC
  • 2005  First prize in triennial International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) 2005 OR for Development Prize Competition
  • 1989-1992 Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard Business School

Research

  • Economic and Social Sustainability
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Optimization of Organizational Performance
  • Strategy Implementation

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