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I am currently Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Operations Management at Aston Business School (Birmingham, UK), where I teach International Operations (undergrad and postgraduate programmes) and Green Technology and Operations Strategy (post-grad).
I have finished my PhD degree in 2011. My PhD research was aimed at evaluating environmental decision making in manufacturing industries in four different countries: UK, USA, Germany and Thailand. I have investigated green operations initiatives, their drivers, origin of ideas, and decision making processes using case study research strategy. My supervisors were Professor David Bennett and Professor Duncan Shaw. I am from Brazil, from where I got a BSc and MSc degrees in Production Engineering, both from Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte.
At Aston Business School, I belong to the Operations and Information Management research group. My research interests are focus on sustainability strategies, mostly linked to green operations and technology management.
Prior my lectureship at Aston, I had a couple of years of industrial experience. I had my own startup company (2007-2013) and I also worked at the Small Business Support Service of Rio Grande do Norte State of Brazil (SEBRAE/RN) from May 2005 to October 2005. I held the position of trainee at the local development department, working directly with the clusters development programme. My major activities were strategic planning and performance evaluation, aiming at enhancing competitiveness of participating SMEs.