Luís Filipe Lages is Professor of Marketing, Innovation and International Business at Nova SBE, Portugal. He also collaborates with the Lisbon MBA in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management. Moreover, he teaches the Value Creation Wheel at Babson Global and in the MIT-Portugal Program across different fields: Bioengineering Systems, Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Energy Systems, Transportation Systems, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
He conducted Doctoral Research at Warwick University and Post-Doctoral Research at MIT and Stanford University. In recent years, he was a Visiting Scholar in different schools across the globe including London Business School, Korea University Business School, and MIT Sloan School of Management.
His research focuses on value creation, problem solving, firm’s growth and strategy, innovation, new product/service development, marketing and international business. His work has been published in more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and over 100 conference proceedings. Among others, he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Marketing and International Marketing Review.
He has spent more than 20 years studying the practices and drawbacks of hundreds of projects in the fields of Value Creation and Innovation, International Business, Survival and Growth and Tech-Transfer. During this time he has developed the Value Creation Wheel (VCW) and the Lag-User Method that were tested across a wide range of firms, from award winning start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, from leading consultancy firms to worldwide exporters, from governments to not-for-profit organizations. He is on the Advisory Board of Innovation Committees of some of these companies.
His work has been featured in a wide range of national and international media. Very recently, his work on generation of ideas and diffusion of innovation was generously featured in WSJ TV as well as in the three editions (US, Asia, EU) of the Wall Street Journal (Jan 2016). Among others, his views on the importance of a GloCal Vision featured in Time magazine (Set 2012), Gold Magazine, Cypriot TV, and Portuguese National TV.