Fernando A. F. FERREIRA is Associate Professor w/Habilitation at the ISCTE Business School of the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) & Adjunct Research Professor at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics of the University of Memphis (TN, USA). Previously, he was Adjunct Professor and Vice-President of the Scientific Council at the School of Management and Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (Portugal), Lecturer at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja (Portugal) & Visiting Scholar at the Portuguese School of Bank Management (Portugal), University of Memphis (TN, USA), Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (CHIH, Mexico), University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Central College of Commerce (Scotland). He holds a PhD in Quantitative Methods Applied to Economics and Management from the University of Algarve (Portugal) and received his MSc in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Algarve and the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal). In 2009, he was granted a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation fellowship for Post-Doctoral studies at the University of Memphis (TN, USA). He is Associate Editor of the Global Business and Economics Review & Editorial Board Member of several international research journals. He has authored books, book chapters, peer-reviewed papers and made many conference presentations. Some of his works are published in ISI-indexed international journals (e.g., Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Annals of Operations Research, Management Decision, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Service Business, International Journal of Strategic Property Management). He has practical experience as group facilitator and has delivered keynote and invited speeches at conferences across the world (e.g., Mexico, Spain, Hungary, Albania, Japan, South Korea). Fernando has provided consultancy services and executive education to private companies and public sector organizations (e.g., Caixa Geral de Depósitos, S.A. (Portuguese state-owned banking corporation), Infraestruturas de Portugal, S.A. (Portugal's rail and road infrastructure manager), and Fidelidade Insurance Company, S.A. (market leader in Portugal)). His research interests include multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA), strategic decision making and integrated systems for performance measurement and risk analysis in finance, insurance, banking & real estate.