The Research Centre for Economics, Finance, Management and Industrial Engineering (CIEFGEI – Centro de Investigação em Economia, Finanças, Gestão e Engenharia Industrial) is a research and development unit, with its main branch at the Superior College for Industrial Studies and Management (ESEIG - Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Gestão), which belongs to the Oporto Politechnic Institute (IPP - Instituto Politécnico do Porto). Its constitution was approved at a plenary session of the Scientific Committee at ESEIG on the 17th January 2012.
CIEFGEI intends to develop research in the scientific fields of Economics, Finance, Management and Industrial Engineering, Hotel Catering and Design at a national and international level, thus promoting the training of young researchers and contributing to an enrichment of technical and scientific knowledge through the publication and dissemination of the research results and the development of consultancy projects in these areas.
The guidelines for the research group are in line with the following general objectives:
- To motivate and foster research activities in the fields of Economics, Finance, Management and Industrial Engineering, Hotel Catering and Design;
- To draw up research studies and projects, through its own initiative or in partnership with external organisations and other research groups/units at the Oporto Politechnic;
- To develop multidisciplinary research projects which meet local needs, involving professionals from the areas in question.
The CIEFGEI’s mission is that of promoting and developing interdisciplinary processes of research, production and dissemination of technical and scientific knowledge in the scientific fields of Economics, Finance, Management and Industrial Engineering, Hotel Catering and Design, seeking to transfer innovation and knowledge and fostering the development of potentialities within these areas. It is directed at research projects with collaborators and /or internal or external partners, ensuring support and funding.