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27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers27th Congress of the European Association of Hospital Managers

José Fonseca Pires

Professor, AESE Business School, PT


He holds a degree in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (1989). He undertook training in management and healthcare management after completing the Executive MBA AESE / IESE (2002-2004). He holds a PhD in Human, Social and Legal Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC-Barcelona, ​​2017); His thesis is entitled "Mission, motivation and professional integration in hospital management".

He is Professor and Head of Human Behavior in the Organization at AESE. He has been Director of PADIS - Advanced Management Program of Healthcare Management since 2004. Coach in AESE's Management Coaching Team since 2012. He is a member of AESE's Management (2003 to 2010; 2017 till now). He has been an Associate Partner of DPM Counsuting Portugal since 2017.

He is the author of the case "Nelson Pereira" (2011) and co-author of the cases "Matilde" (2013), "Guilherme" (2014) and "Rodolfo" (2017). He directed the writing of the Case of the "Center for Cardio Thoracic Surgery of Coimbra" (2006), "The Operations Department of Millennium BCP (2012)" and "SAFE4PRO, an Unsafe Business" (2017).

He is co-author of the book "Dreaming of an optimistic hospital", a guide to revitalize the humanization of care provided in health institutions.

He participated in the study "Entrepreneurial culture: empirical study in Spanish and Portuguese companies" of IESE (2007) and in the study "Impact of working hours on sleep and mental health" (2017).


During the university years, he was director of the Boavista Student Residence, in Porto (1989-1992), responsible for several University Workplaces: Jachembie Zdroy (Katowice, Poland - 1988), S. Tomé e Príncipe (1989) and Organization of the Volunteer Fields at the John Paul II Center for the Supporting of the Deficient (1993 - 1996). He was permanent collaborator of the Institute of Solidarity and University Cooperation (ISU), NGO for the Development (1992-2002).

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