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Eric Costa

Dr Eric Costa MScEng, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 6967 ext. 6967 Room no. RM201

Biography

Eric is a postdoctoral researcher at Solent University. He is also an external research collaborator at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) in Portugal.

He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto in Portugal, since May 2018. His doctoral research aimed to study and design information management and collaborative network solutions to improve the support provided by industrial business associations to the internationalisation of SMEs, following a design science research approach.

He accomplished his MScEng degree in July 2012 in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Minho in Portugal. His master's dissertation was performed under the topic of lean management to analyse and reduce setup times of metal-mechanic machines of a manufacturing company.

Currently, Eric is the author/co-author of more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

Research interests

Eric’s current research interests include industry 4.0, advanced manufacturing technologies, design science research, digital platforms, collaborative networks, information management, industrial business associations, and SME internationalisation.

Further information

  1. Recent publications

    Eric is the author/co-author of more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

    International journals

    • Varela, L., Manupati, V., Panigrahi, S., Costa, E., & Putnik, G. (2018). Using social network analysis for industrial plant layout analysis in the context of Industry 4.0. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. [Accepted for publication] Indexed in SCOPUS
    • Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2017). Institutional networks for supporting the internationalisation of SMEs: The case of industrial business associations. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 32(8), 1182–1202. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBIM-03-2017-0067 Indexed in ISI Web of Science & SCOPUS
    • Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2016). Information, knowledge and collaboration management in the internationalisation of SMEs: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Information Management, 36(4), 557–569. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.03.007 Indexed in ISI Web of Science & SCOPUS
    • Putnik, G., Costa, E., Alves, C., Castro, H., Varela, L., & Shah, V. (2016). Analysing the correlation between social network analysis measures and performance of students in social network-based engineering education. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 26(3), 413–437. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-015-9318-z Indexed in ISI Web of Science & SCOPUS

    Book chapters

    • Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2019). On the use of digital platforms to support SME internationalization in the context of industrial business associations. In G. L. Jamil (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Expanding Business Opportunities with Information Systems and Analytics (pp. 66-94). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-6225-2.ch004 Indexed in SCOPUS
    • Costa, E., Soares, A., Sousa, J., & Jamil, G. (2017). Information management for network transformation in industrial enterprises associations: The case of the internationalization process. In G. L. Jamil, A. L. Soares, & C. R. M. Pessoa (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Information Management for Effective Logistics and Supply Chains (pp. 415–436). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0973-8.ch022 Indexed in SCOPUS

    Book chapters (also published in international conferences)

    • Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2018). Exploring the CIMO-logic in the design of collaborative networks mediated by digital platforms. Collaborative Networks of Cognitive Systems: 19th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2018, Cardiff, UK, September 17-19, 2018. Cham: Springer International Publishing. [Accepted for publication]
    • Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2017). From data sources to information sharing in SME collaborative networks supporting internationalization: a socio-semantic approach. In M. L. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh, & R. Fornasiero (Eds.), Collaboration in a Data-Rich World: 18th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2017, Vicenza, Italy, September 18-20, 2017 (pp. 478–490). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65151-4_43 Indexed in ISI Web of Science & SCOPUS
    • Chandra, A., Ahsan, M., Lahiri, S., Panigrahi, S., Manupati, V., & Costa, E. (2017). Degradation modeling to predict the residual life distribution of parallel unit systems on benchmark instances. In Ao S. I., Gelman L., Hukins D., Hunter A., Korsunsky A. (eds), Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2017 (WCE 2017) (pp. 783-787). London: Newswood Limited. Indexed in SCOPUS
    • Costa, E., Soares, A., & Sousa, J. (2016). Situating case studies within the design science research paradigm: An instantiation for collaborative networks. In H. Afsarmanesh, M. L. Camarinha-Matos, & A. Lucas Soares (Eds.), Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016 (pp. 531–544). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_45 Indexed in ISI Web of Science & SCOPUS
    • Inomata, D., Costa, E., Mazzaroto, S., Santos, C., Barros, A., Soares, A., & Varvakis, G. (2016). Knowledge sharing in industrial associations and science and technology parks. In H. Afsarmanesh, M. L. Camarinha-Matos, & A. Lucas Soares (Eds.), Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016 (pp. 60–72). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_6 Indexed in ISI Web of Science & SCOPUS
    • Soares, A., Costa, E., Mazzaroto, S., Carvalho, M., Allen, D., Wachowski, K., Gehl, E., Barreau, V., Nguembock, D., Ferreira, F. (2016). Open inclusive fashion: New insights for a co-design platform. In G. Di Bucchianico & P. Kercher (Eds.), Advances in Design for Inclusion: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Design for Inclusion, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA (pp. 265–275). Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41962-6_24 Indexed in ISI Web of Science & SCOPUS

    International conferences

    • Thakur, A., Chaudhary, N., Tilokani, P., Manupati, V., Costa, E., Varela, L., & Machado, J. (2017). A cyber-physical system based collaborative distributed manufacturing system architecture for intelligent manufacturing. In Regional HELIX'17 - International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (Regional HELIX'17). Covilhã, Portugal.
    • Romero, F., & Costa, E. (2016). Social network analysis and the study of university industry relations. In 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE 2016) (pp. 654–661). Jyväskylä, Finland. Indexed in Web of Science
    • Romero, F., & Costa, E. (2016). What have we learned by applying social network analysis to the study of university industry relations? In 3rd International Conference on Project Evaluation (ICOPEV 2016) (pp. 181–188). Guimarães, Portugal. Indexed in Web of Science

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