Miguel Matos Torres

Miguel Matos Torres

Marie Sklodowska Curie Research Fellow

Email:
busmto@leeds.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)113 343 9783
Categories:
Academic, International Business, Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL)
Location:
Room G.15a, 20 Lyddon Terrace
ORCid:
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7968-1483
Profile

Miguel holds a PhD in Economics.

Miguel Torres is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, UK. He has more than twelve years of experience as a researcher in international business and public incentives, first as a consultant of Portuguese agencies in African and Southern American countries (e.g., Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, and Mozambique) developing several transnational projects, then as a full-time PhD student and as a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in University of Aveiro, Portugal.

He earned his PhD degree in 2013. His main topic of research has been public incentives towards outward internationalization, including the behavioural processes of firms’ internationalization as well as longer term public policy implications. In 2012, he visited for a semester the Department of International Business at Uppsala University (Sweden). In 2013 and 2014, he visited for two months the Department of International Business, Strategy and Economics at KU Leuven (Belgium). In 2013, he visited for three months the Leeds University Business School (UK). In 2014, he visited for a month the Department of Industrial Management at the Polytechnic of Milan (Italy).

Miguel also collaborated (since 2004) with Portuguese local institutions, including several Chambers of Commerce (e.g., Chamber of Commerce of Centro and Industrial Portuguese Association) providing policy making advice regarding their international competitiveness. A major output of this collaboration is the (direct or indirect) participation in a number of private and European co-financed transnational projects and promotion of Portuguese businesses in several European, American and African markets.

Miguel's academic work, includes lecturing and researching. Since 2008, Miguel has taught International Economics, International Business, Industrial Organization and International Corporate Finance. The research work has been recognised with several awards, including the Best Dissertation Proposal at the COST Doctoral Think Tank (Doctoral Symposium) of the European Business Academy (EIBA) in 2011 or his nomination as a finalist for the prestigious Buckley and Casson Dissertation Award of the Academy of International Business (AIB) in 2014. This work is being published in the International Business Review, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Multinational Business Review, the Academy of International Business Insights among other top-tier journals. Miguel also have several book chapters in collections published by Palgrave and Elsevier and a co-edited Book available on Amazon (Death Firms: Causes and Effects of Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency) with Virginia Cathro and Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez Perez.

Miguel was an invited speaker during the UNCTAD, World Investment Forum 2014 and a panel member on the 4th and 5th EIBA Doctoral Symposium, 2015 (Brasil) and 2016 (Austria), and a Track Co-Chair (International Business Policy) at the Annual Meeting of the AIB, 2017 (Dubai).

Research

Miguel Torres researches public incentives intended to stimulate internationalization and the international regulation of financially distressed companies, e.g., cross-border insolvency. He has an extensive field work, which has been presented as an active member of Academy of International Business (AIB) and European International Business Academy (EIBA). Miguel was appointed session discussant (“Political Risk, External Threats, and Firm Strategies”) at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the AOM (2013), August 9-13, 2013 (Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA). He an invited speaker during the UNCTAD, World Investment Forum 2014, a panel member on the 4th and 5th EIBA Doctoral Symposium, 2015 (Brazil) and 2016 (Austria), a Special Panel Member “SME internationalization - the role of public policy in stimulating international entrepreneurship” at the AIB 2016 Annual Meeting (New Orleans,  LA, USA), a Special Panel Member “SMEs Internationalization, Public Policies & Growth” at the 43rd AIB UK & Ireland,  2016 Annual  Meeting (University  of London,  UK), and a Track Co-Chair (International Business Policy) at the Annual Meeting of the AIB, 2017 (Dubai).

Miguel is also a regular ad hoc reviewer in several peer reviewed journals since 2010, including the International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Asian Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business, Economics & Management; and conferences since 2010, including the Southern  Management Association  & Strategic Management Society,  Academy  of Management, Academy  of International  Business and European International Business Association.

Research Interests

- International Business Policy;
- Cross-Boarder Insolvency;
- Multinational Enterprise Restructuring;
- International regulation;
- Role of the EU in the Internationalization.

Publications

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

1.  Torres,  M. M., Clegg, J., and Varum,  C. A. (2016a).  The missing link between awareness and use in the uptake of pro–internationalization incentives.  International Business  Review, 25(2):495–510;

2.  Grissom,  V., Torres,  M. M., Kovbasyuk,  O.,  Addo,  T.  B. A., and  Ferreira, M. C. (2015).   The  relationship between social cynicism belief, social dominance  orientation, and the perception of unethical  behavior:  A cross- cultural examination in Russia,  Portugal, and the United  States.  Journal of Business  Ethics,  pages 1–18;

3.  Torres,  M. M. and Clegg, L. J. (2014).  Policy effectiveness and “misalignment” with firms’ strategies: A study of pro-internationalization incentives.  Multinational Business  Review, 22(4):329–350;

4.  Torres,  M.  M.  (2014).   Pro-internationalization policy  and  outward   foreign  direct  investment.   Academy  of  International Business  Insights,  14(3):16–17;

5.  Torres,  M. M.,  Varum,  C.  A.,  and  Banno,  M. (2012c).   Competencies, requirements of internationalization and  use of non-financial  public  support.  International Journal of Innovation, Management and  Technology, 3(3):295–299;

6.  Banno,  M., Torres,  M. M., and  Varum,  C. A. (2011).  Valutazione del processo di autoselezione  delle imprese nella fruizione dei fondi pubblici  di venture  capital.  Rassegna  Italiana di Valutazione,  50(1):1–14;

7.  Fernandes Ferreira, L. and Torres,  M. M. (2005a).  Contribution in the review of the literature on productivity in the scope of business economics.  RBGN (Review of Business  Management), 7(17):47–57;

8.  Fernandes Ferreira, L. and Torres,  M. M. (2005b).  Two perspectives  of productivity. Revista  Economia  Pura, 73(7):100–109.

Book Chapters

1.  Torres,  M. M., Perez, M. A. G., and Cathro, V. (2016d).  Introduction. In Torres,  M. M., Perez,  M. A. G., and Cathro, V., editors,  Dead  Firms:  Causes  and  Effects of Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency,  Advanced  Series in Management, chapter 1. Emerald,  Bingley, UK, 1st edition;

2.  Torres,  M. M. and Figueira  de Lemos, F. (2013).  Putting the facts together: The (mis)alignment of top-down pro-internationalization  policies in outward  FDI.   In  Marinov,  M. and  Marinova,  S., editors,  Successes  and Challenges  of Emerging  Economy  Multinationals, chapter 2, pages  12–24. Palgrave  MacMillan,  Houndmills, Basingstoke,  UK, 1st edition;

3.  Torres,  M. M.,  Figueira  de Lemos,  F.,  and  Fidas,  P.  (2012b).   Between  neighbours’  heat  and  colonial  ties’ comfort:  Does distance  really  matter?  In Hadjikhani, A., Ghauri,  P.,  and  Elg, U., editors,  Business,  Society and Politics:  Multinationals in Emerging  Markets,  volume 28, chapter 6, pages 105–130. Emerald,  Bingley, UK, 1st edition

4.  Torres,  M. M. and  Varum,  C. A. (2012c).  Firm’s  capabilities, public  support and  foreign direct  investment. In Van  Tulder,  R.,  Verbeke,  A., and  Voinea,  L., editors,  New Policy  challenges for European Multinationals, Progress  in International Business Research,  chapter 3, pages 59–88. Emerald,  Bingley, UK, 1st edition.  ISSN: 1745-8862;

5.  Torres,  M. M. (2005b).  Productivity: A literature review on evolution  of the concept  and measures.  In Covas, A., Candido,  C., Trigueiros,  D., Rebelo, E., Silva, J.,  Guerreiro,  J.,  Silva, P.,  and  Nunes, R., editors,  Estudos, volume II, pages 537–552. Faculty of Economics of University  of Algarve, Faro,  Portugal;

6.  Torres,  M. M. (2005a).  The association  between  productivity and value. The case of Portuguese listed banks. In Covas, A., Candido,  C., Trigueiros,  D., Rebelo, E., Silva, J., Guerreiro,  J., Silva, P., and Nunes, R., editors, Estudos,  volume II, pages 553–569. Faculty of Economics of University  of Algarve, Faro,  Portugal.

Edited Books

1.  Torres,  M. M., Perez,  M. A. G.,  and  Cathro, V. (2016c).   Dead  Firms:  Causes  and  Effects  of Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency.  Advanced Series in Management. Emerald,  Bingley, UK, 1st edition.

Conference Proceedings and Peer Review Presentations

1.  Torres, M. M. and Clegg, J. (2017). Importance of outward  internationalisation incentives, resources, capabilities and  risk.    In  Proceedings  of the  Academy  of International Business  Annual  Meeting,  Dubai,  United  Arab Emirates

2.  Torres, M. M. and Bento, J. P. (2017). How does foreign direct investment affect the quality of the environment? Air pollution and us foreign affiliates in Europe. In Proceedings of the Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Dubai,  United  Arab  Emirates

3.  Figueira de Lemos, F. and Torres, M. M. (2017). The role of the local partner in the choice between international alliances and joint ventures. In Proceedings of the Academy of International Business Annual  Meeting, Dubai, United  Arab  Emirates;

4.  Figueira  de Lemos,  F.  and  Torres,  M. M. (2016).   International alliances  and  joint ventures:  Why  the  local partner.  In Liabilities  of Foreignness vs the  Value  of Diversity:  Conflict  or  Complement?, Vienna,  Austria. EIBA;

5.  Torres,  M. M. and Bento, J. P. (2016c). United States  multinational enterprises and environmental degradation in the European Union. In Liabilities of Foreignness vs the Value of Diversity: Conflict or Complement?, Vienna, Austria. EIBA;

6.  Torres,  M. M., Clegg, L. J., and Figueira  de Lemos, F. (2016b).  Barriers  to direct  investment abroad  and effi- ciency of internationalization. In Liabilities  of Foreignness vs the Value of Diversity:  Conflict or Complement?, Vienna,  Austria. EIBA;

7.  Torres,  M. M. and  Clegg, L. J.  (2016a).   Internationalization incentives  and  opportunism.  In  Liabilities  of Foreignness vs the Value of Diversity:  Conflict  or Complement?, Vienna,  Austria. EIBA;

8.  Torres,  M. M. and  Bento,  J.  P.  (2016b).   Environmental Kuznets  curve  hypothesis  and  U.S. majority-owned foreign affiliates in the E.U.  London,  UK. 43rd AIB-UKI  Conference;

9.  Torres,  M.  M.  (2016d).    On  the  efficiency of internationalisation: How do  firms  perceive  barriers  to  direct investment abroad?   In The  Locus  of Global Innovation, New Orleans,  LA, USA. Academy  of International Business;

10.  Torres,  M. M. and Clegg, L. J. (2016b).  Public  support incentives  and strategy of internationalisation. In The Locus of Global Innovation, New Orleans,  LA, USA. Academy  of International Business;

11.  Torres,  M.  M.  and  Bento,  J.  P.  (2016a).    Activities  of US affiliates  of multinational  enterprises and  their impact  on the environmental quality.  In The Locus of Global Innovation, New Orleans,  LA, USA. Academy  of International Business;

12.  Torres,  M.  M.,  Clegg,  L. J.,  and  Varum,  C.  A.  (2015b).   Opportunistic behaviour  and  risk  externalisation in outward  internationalization incentives.  In International Business  Contemporary Issues  and  Alan Rugman Memorial)  Henley Business  School, University  of Reading,  UK;

13.  Torres,  M.  M.,  Clegg,  L.  J.,  and  Varum,  C.  A.  (2015a).    The  missing  link  between  awareness  and  use  of pro-internationalization incentives.  In AIB Annual  Conference,  Bengaluru, India;

14.  Nellemann,  C. and Torres,  M. (2015c). Hybridization in Japanese management. In The Association of Japanese Business  Studies  2015 Conference,  Bengaluru, India;

15.  Nellemann,  C. and  Torres,  M. (2015a).   The  erosion of ‘Japaneseness’  in the  Japanese business  system:  The Fukushima accident as catalyst for international collaboration. In AIB 2015 Conference,  Bengaluru, India;

16.  Nellemann,  C. and  Torres,  M. (2015d).   Japanese crisis management: The  Fukushima nuclear  accident in a comparative perspective.  In The Association of Japanese Business  Studies 2015 Conference,  Bengaluru, India;

17.  Nellemann,  C. and  Torres,  M. (2015b).   The  erosion of ‘Japaneseness’  in the  Japanese business  system:  The Fukushima accident as catalyst for international collaboration. In The Association of Japanese Business Studies 2015 Conference,  Bengaluru, India;

18.  Torres,  M. M., Clegg, L. J.,  and  Varum,  C. A. (2015c).  Opportunistic behaviour  and  risk externalization in outward  internationalization incentives.    In  Proceedings of the  Academy  of International  Business-UKI An- nual  Meeting,  Manchester Metropolitan University,  April  18-21st,  “International Business  Research:  For  the Bookshelf or the Boardroom and Corridors of Power”,  Manchester, UK;

19.  Torres,  M.  M.  and  Simoes,  V.  C.  (2014).   On  the  efficiency of internationalization: How do  firms perceive barriers  to foreign direct  investment.  In Proceedings of the 40th European International Business  Association Conference,  Uppsala,  Sweden;

20.  Nellemann,  C., Ozaki, T., Sasaki, H., Hansen,  M. W., and Torres,  M. M. (2014).  Coping strategies of nuclear MNCs facing a shifting  energy political  agenda.  In Proceedings of the 5th Asian  Conference  on Business  and Public Policy, page 5627, Nagoya,  Japan;

21.  Simoes,  V.  C.  and  Torres,  M.  M.  (2014).   A study  on  the  strength of barriers  to  internationalization.   In Proceedings of the 10th Iberian  International Business  Conference,  Zaragoza,  Spain;

22.  Figueira  de Lemos, F. and Torres,  M. M. (2014). International cooperation  with local partners: Is it a strategic choice or a contingent move? In Proceedings of the Academy of International Business  Annual Meeting, page 22, Vancouver,  Canada. Beedie School of Business,  Simon Fraser  University, AIB;

23.  Torres,  M. M., De Beule, F., and Cunha,  C. (2014).  Southern  MNEs in Portugal and host country  incentives. In Proceedings of the International Workshop Emerging  Market  Firms  in Europe,  pages 7–8, Leuven, Belgium. KU Leuven, COST;

24.  Torres,  M. M., Varum,  C., and Clegg, L. J. (2013). Public support incentives,  sources of competitive advantage and  modes of international operation.  In Proceedings of the 10 th International Conference  Developments  in Economic  Theory  and Policy, Bilbao, Spain.  European Association  for Evolutionary Political  Economy;

25.  Torres,  M. M. and Clegg, L. J. (2013a). Pro-internationalization policies, risk externalization and firm addictive behaviour.   In Proceedings of the Academy  of International  Business-UKI Annual  Meeting,  Aston  University, UK, March 21-23rd,  International Business,  Institutions and Performance after  the Financial Crisis,  Birming- ham,  UK;

26.  Torres,  M. M. and  Clegg, L. J.  (2013b).   Theories  of the  MNE:  Framing a political  science-based  approach. In Proceedings of the Academy  of International Business-UKI Annual  Meeting,  Aston  University,  UK, March 21-23rd,  International Business,  Institutions, and Performance after  the Financial Crisis”;

27.  Torres,  M.  M.  (2013).   Pro-internationalisation  policies and  outward investments: A bottom-up evaluation through the  impacts  of export  promotion.  In IB-Sektor  Seminars. Department of Business  Studies,  Uppsala University;

28.  Torres,  M. M. and  Figueira  de Lemos, F. (2012b).  Why do firms use public support during  their  internation- alisation?  A country-level  perspective.  In International Business  and Sustainable  Development, Brighton, UK. European International Business Association;

29.  Torres,  M. M. and Figueira  de Lemos, F. (2012a).  Internationalisation of small firms in emerging markets:  The strength of historical  ties.  In International Business  and  Sustainable  Development,  Brighton, UK. European International Business Association;

30.  Torres,  M. M., Varum,  C. A., Clegg, L. J., and Wang, E. (2012d).  Understanding the use of public supports for internationalisation. In Emerging Multinationals: Outward Investment from Emerging Economies, Copenhagen, Denmark.  Copenhagen  Business School;

31.  Figueira  de Lemos, F. and Torres,  M. M. (2012). The decision of entry  mode in cooperative  strategies: Cultural distance  or relative  size of the  host  country? In Rethinking  the Roles of Business,  Government  and  NGOs in the Global Economy,  Washington, DC, USA. Academy  of International Business;

32.  Torres,  M. M. and Varum,  C. A. (2012d).  Policy issues, firm’s characteristics and foreign direct  investment. In Rethinking  the Roles of Business,  Government and NGOs in the Global Economy, Washington, USA. Academy of International Business;

33.  Torres,  M. M. and  Varum,  C. A. (2012a).   Determinants of outward  foreign direct  investment: Does public policy matter? In Ninth Annual  Journal of International Business  Studies/Academy of International Business Paper  Development  Workshop, Washington, DC, USA. Academy  of International Business;

34.  Banno,  M., Varum,  C. A., and  Torres,  M. M. (2012).  Valutazione del processo di fruizione dei fondi pubblici di  venture   capital   in  Portogallo.   In  Proceedings  of the  Congresso  Annualle  dell’ Associazione  Italiana  di Valutazione,  Bari, Italy;

35.  Torres, M. M., Figueira de Lemos, F., and Fidas, P. (2012a). Between neighbours  heat and colonial ties comfort: A Tale  of internationalisation in emerging  economies.  In Workshop on Socio-Political Activities  on Emergent Markets,  Lund,  Sweden. School of Economics and Management, Lund  University;

36.  Figueira  de Lemos, F. and Torres,  M. M. (2012). The decision of entry  mode in cooperative  strategies: Cultural distance  or relative  size of the  host  country? In Rethinking  the Roles of Business,  Government  and  NGOs in the Global Economy,  Washington, DC, USA. Academy  of International Business;

37.  Torres,  M. M., Varum,  C. A., and  Figueira  de Lemos, F. (2012e).  Firm-level  determinants of outward  foreign direct investment: A systematic review of the empirical literature. In New Global Developments and the Chang- ing Geography  of International Business,  Liverpool,  UK. Academy  of International Business  (UK  & Ireland) Chapter;

38.  Torres,  M. M. and  Varum,  C. A. (2012b).   Determinants of outward  foreign direct  investment: Does public policy matter? In New Global Developments and the Changing Geography of International Business, University of Liverpool Management School, Liverpool, UK. Academy  of International Business (UK & Ireland)  Chapter;

39.  Torres,  M. M. (2012).  The effectiveness, use and efficiency of public support for outward  foreign direct  invest- ment.  In Doctoral  Colloquium, 39th Academy of International Business  (UK & Ireland) Conference,  Liverpool, UK. University  of Liverpool Management School;

40.  Torres,  M. M., Varum,  C. A., and Banno,  M. (2011b).  The use of public support on internationalisation activ- ities, firms’ competencies  and internationalisation requirements. In 2nd International Conference  on Business, Economics  and Tourism  Management, Dubai,  United  Arab  Emirates;

41.  Torres,  M. M. (2011a).  An essay on public  support to outward  foreign direct  investments (awarded with  the best cost think  tank  doctoral  award).  In 2nd COST-EIBA EIASM Doctoral  Think Tank,  Bucharest, Romania. Co-Operation in Science and Technology  and European International Business Association;

42.  Torres,  M. M. (2011c).  The existence  of foreign direct  investment in light of firms’ endogenous  and exogenous competencies.  In Taking International Business  to the Next Level – Emerging Issues, Strategies  and Economies, Bucharest, Romania.  European International Business Association;

43.  Torres,  M.  M.,  Varum,  C.  A.,  and  Banno,  M.  (2011c).   The  use  of public  support to  internationalisation activities:  Evidence  from a Heckman  selection  model.   In Taking  International Business  to the Next Level – Emerging  Issues,  Strategies  and Economies,  Bucharest, Romania.  European International Business Association;

44.  Torres,  M. M. and Varum,  C. A. (2011b).  Inside the entrepreneur’s mind: The perceived importance of public support to outward  foreign direct  investments. In Taking  International Business  to the Next Level – Emerging Issues,  Strategies  and Economies,  Bucharest, Romania.  European International Business Association;

45.  Torres,  M. M. and Varum,  C. A. (2011a).  Inside the entrepreneur’s mind: The perceived  importance of public support on outward  foreign direct  investments.  In Iberian  Firms  in a New World,  Lisbon,  Portugal. Iberian International Business Conference;

46.  Torres,  M.  M.,  Varum,  C.  A.,  and  Banno,  M.  (2011a).    The  use  of public  support on  internationalisation activities:  Evidence  from a Heckman  selection.   In Iberian  Firms  in  a New World,  Lisbon,  Portugal. Iberian International Business Conference;

47.  Varum,  C. A. and Torres,  M. M. (2011a).  Evaluation of public incentives  for outward  foreign direct  investment with an ordered  probit  model.  In InternatIonal BusIness  for Sustainable  World Development,  Nagoya, Japan. Academy  of International Business;

48.  Torres,  M.  M.  (2011b).    Evaluation of public  incentives  to  support outward   foreign  direct  investment.   In Academy of International Business  Doctoral  Consortium, Nagoya,  Japan;

49.  Varum,  C. A. and  Torres,  M. M. (2011b).  Firm competencies,  requirements and  the  perceived  importance of public  incentives  to support outward  foreign direct  investment.  In 11th Public  Economic  Theory  Conference, Bloomington, Indiana,  USA. Association for Public  Economic Theory;

50.  Varum,  C. A. and  Torres,  M. M. (2011c).  Lessons from outward foreign direct  investment  empirical  studies: A systematic literature review of firm-level determinants. In 1st International Business  Conference,  Reading, UK. University  of Reading;

51.  Ferreira, M. L. F. and Torres,  M. M. (2005).  Productivity and prices: How and why do they relate?  a study  of Portuguese listed banks.  In 28th Annual  Congress  of the European Accounting  Association, Goteborg,  Sweden;

52.  Villar, A. n. F. and Torres,  M. M. (2004). Economic evaluation of Portuguese health  programs.  In 24th Annual Meeting of the Spanish  Health Economics  Association, El Escorial,  Spain;

53.  Torres,  M. M. and  Ferreira, M. L. F. (2003).  Productivity and  prices: How and  why do they  relate?  the  case of Portuguese listed  companies.   In 1st  Workshop  on  Efficiency  and  Productivity Analysis,  Porto, Portugal. Catholic  University.

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