José Mata holds a Doctorate in Business Economics from Minho University and a degree in Economics from the Technical University of Lisbon. He taught in these two institutions as well as in Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon before joining the Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC) of the University of Lausanne. He also worked for the Bank of Portugal and served as President of the National Statistical Institute of Portugal. José Mata’s interests center on the dynamics of markets and firms’ strategies. His research, spanning over the areas of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and International Business, has appeared in major international outlets such as the American Economic Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Research Policy, or Strategic Management Journal.
- Entry strategies in foreign markets
- Foreign direct investment and divestment
- Joint-ventures and alliances
- University-firm collaborations
- Entrepreneurial strategies
- Immigrant entrepreneurship
- Transfer and closure of firms
Mata, J, Alves Claudia (2018) The survival of firms founded by immigrants: institutional distance between home and host country and experience in the host country. Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming
Mata J., Guimarães P. (2018) Temporary investment incentives and divestment by foreign firms. Oxford Economic Papers, forthcoming
- Mata J., Woerter M. (2013). Risky innovation: The impact of internal and external R&D strategies upon the distribution of returns. Research Policy, 42, 495-501.
- Mata J., Freitas E. (2012). Foreignness and exit over the life cycle of firms. Journal of International Business Studies, 43, 615-630
- Geroski P.A., Mata J.; Portugal P. (2010). Founding conditions and the survival of new firms. Strategic Management Journal, 31, 510-529.
- Machado J.A.F., Mata J. (2005). Counterfactual decomposition of changes in wage distributions using quantile regression. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 20, 445-465.
- Cabral L.M.B., Mata J. (2003). On the evolution of the firm size distribution: Facts and theory. American Economic Review, 93, 1075-1090.
- Mata J., Portugal P. (2002). The survival of new domestic and foreign-owned firms. Strategic Management Journal, 23, 323-343.
- Mata J., Portugal P. (2000). Closure and divestiture by foreign entrants: The impact of entry and post-entry strategies. Strategic Management Journal, 21, 549-562
- Mata J., Portugal P. (1994). Life Duration of New Firms. Journal of Industrial Economics, 42, 227-245.