Henrique Machado Barros


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Henrique M. Barros is an Assistant Professor in Innovation at DCU Business School. He earned his PhD in Business Studies from the University of Warwick (UK) and has also trained at Harvard Business School (in both Entrepreneurship and Participant-Centred Learning). Henrique’s research interests lie in how firms capture value from innovation (with a particular interest in the use of intellectual property) and in the relationship between innovation and corporate strategy. His research has appeared in distinguished academic journals such as Research Policy, Technovation and the Journal of Technology Transfer, and he has been a recipient of awards at conferences held by the European Academy of Management, the International Association for Management of Technology (European chapter – EuroMOT) and the Brazilian Academy of Management. Prior to joining DCU Business School in 2021, Henrique served as a researcher/ lecturer, programme director, and department head in Higher Education Institutions in Brazil. Before starting his academic career, he also worked as a patent examiner at the Brazilian Patents and Trademarks Office (aka INPI) as well as a consultant on strategic management of innovation. More recently (2016-2021), he acted as an ad hoc intellectual property consultant to a Cambridge (UK)-based IP firm.

Currently, Henrique sits on the scientific committee of the Brazilian Academy of Management (aka ANPAD). He also serves as an ad hoc consultant to the Research Support Foundations of the States of São Paulo (FAPESP) and Bahia (FAPESB) and as a reviewer for a number of scientific outlets.

Henrique welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students wishing to pursue research in the fields of innovation studies or strategic management.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 de Almeida, Marcos Grossi;Barros, Henrique Machado (2022) 'The use of appropriability mechanisms in collaborative innovation projects in information technology business services'. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE INOVACAO, 21 . [DOI]
2021 Barros, H.M. (2021) 'Neither at the cutting edge nor in a patent-friendly environment: Appropriating the returns from innovation in a less developed economy'. Research Policy, 50 . [Link] [DOI]
2018 Barros, H. M. (2018) 'Diversified Company Performance: Evidence from the United States Airline Industry'. Revista de Administração Contemporânea, . [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1982-7849rac2018160123
2016 Barros, H. M. (2016) 'Management of Intellectual Property in Brazilian Universities'. European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, .
2015 Barros, H. M. (2015) 'SECI Model and Ba by Nonaka and Takeuchi Applied to the Department of Controllership'. ReAT. Revista Eletrônica de Administração e Turismo, .
2015 Barros, H.M. (2015) 'Exploring the use of patents in a weak institutional environment: The effects of innovation partnerships, firm ownership, and new management practices'. Technovation, 45-46 . [Link] [DOI]
2014 Barros, H. M. (2014) 'Information Technology Expenses and Operational Efficiency: New Evidence from the Brazilian Banking Sector'. RAI. Revista de Administração e Inovação, . [DOI]
2012 Crossref Metadata Search (2012) 'Do organizational incentives spur innovation?'. BAR - Brazilian Administration Review, . [DOI]
2010 Barros, H. M. (2010) 'Tightening Appropriability Through the Patenting Process: An Exploratory Analysis of Pharmaceuticals'. REAd. Revista Eletrônica de Administração, .
2009 Scopus - Elsevier (2009) 'Policies for innovation in Brazil: Effects on the electric power sector and IT goods sector | Políticas para a inovação no brasil: Efeitos sobre os setores de energia elétrica e de bens de informática'. Revista de Administracao Publica, . [Link]
2008 Barros, H. M. (2008) 'Motivations to Patent: The Case of Pharmaceuticals'. REAd. Revista Eletrônica de Administração, . [Link]
2005 Crossref Metadata Search (2005) 'Technology Competitiveness in Emerging Markets: The Case of the Brazilian Polymer Industry'. Journal of Technology Transfer, . [DOI]
2004 Crossref Metadata Search (2004) 'Contratos de transferência tecnológica: um estudo sobre aquisição de tecnologia em polímeros no Brasil'. Polimeros, . [DOI]
2003 Crossref Metadata Search (2003) 'The Evolution of R&D Laboratories in the Brazilian Polymer Industry'. Latin American Business Review, . [DOI]
2001 Crossref Metadata Search (2001) 'O Processo de Aquisição de Tecnologia pela Indústria Petroquímica Brasileira'. Polimeros, . [DOI]
2000 Crossref Metadata Search (2000) 'Observações sobre o desenvolvimento tecnológico e os ciclos da indústria de polímeros no Brasil'. Polimeros, . [DOI]
1999 Crossref Metadata Search (1999) 'A não-globalização tecnológica da indústria brasileira de polímeros medida por meio de patentes'. . [DOI]

Other Publication

Year Publication
2021 Barros, Henrique Machado;Hsun, Shih Chih (2021) Innovation in emerging markets. [DOI]
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2021 Academic Merit Award Regional Management Council of the State of Sao Paulo
01/12/2020 Best Reviewer Award ANGRAD - Brazilian Association for Undergraduate Programmes in Management
20/06/2015 Best Paper Award - Corporate Strategy track European Academy of Management
01/09/1998 Best Paper Award ANPAD - Brazilian Academy of Management
01/09/2011 Best Paper Award (1st Runner Up) EuroMOT - European Chapter of the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)

Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
Academy of Management (AoM) Member 01/08/2005 -
Brazilian Academy of Management (ANPAD) Member of the Scientific Committee 04/09/2006 -
British Academy of Management (BAM) Member 03/09/2007 -
Strategic Management Society (SMS) Member 05/06/2017 -
International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Member 01/05/2020 -
Irish Academy of Management Member 01/07/2022 -


Committee Function From / To
Scientific Committee - ANGRAD 01/10/2017 - 01/04/2022
Scientific Committee - ANPAD 03/09/2018 -


Employer Position From / To
Dublin City University Assistant Professor in Innovation 01/09/2021 -
Centro Universitário FEI Associate Professor 01/02/2016 - 24/09/2021
Insper Assistant Professor 01/07/2005 - 01/12/2015


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
04/09/2000 The University of Warwick PhD Business
09/03/1998 INPI - Brazilian Patents and Trademarks Office Spec Intellectual Property
03/03/1996 UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro MSc Science & Technology
06/08/1990 UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro BEng Chemical Engineering


Journal Role
Research Policy Reviewer
Technovation Reviewer
Latin American Business Review Reviewer
Kybernetes Reviewer
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M Reviewer
Journal of Business Research Reviewer
International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development Reviewer
International Journal of Emerging Markets Reviewer
BAR - Brazilian Administration Review Reviewer

Enterprise Engagement

Year Engagement Type Client Description
2023 Other Hewlett Packard Students work on a sustainability-related project guided by a challenge posed by Hewlett Packard (HP).
2022 Other Dublin City Council Supervision of masters students' projects in partnership with Dublin City Council (DCC). DCC connects students to companies and students apply module knowledge to support partner companies in addressing their problems (ENFUSE initiative).

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
2022 Community-based learning Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland Students work on a specific demand from Dublin City Council (DCC) and Fáilte Ireland with the purpose of applying knowledge to a real life problem.

Research Interests

Henrique's research interest lies broadly in the strategic management of innovation. Currently, he has been working on topics related to Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions or Board Interlocks. Additional topics that might be of his interest are Technology Transfer; Digital Innovation; Secrecy; Frugal Innovation; Eco-innovation; Technology Adoption; Diversification; and Corporate Governance.

External Collaborators

Type Name Company Role
External Aurora Carneiro Zen UFRGS Academic
External Adriana Bruscato Bortoluzzo Insper Academic
External Duncan Angwin Nottingham University Academic
External Dirk Boehe Mohammed VI Polytechnic University/ Africa Business School Academic
External Roberto Bernardes Centro Universitario FEI Academic
External Giancarlo Gomes Universidade Regional de Blumenau Academic
External Priscila Rezende da Costa UNINOVE Academic
External Felipe Borini University of Sao Paulo (USP) Academic
External Fabio Paula PUC/ Rio Academic

Teaching Interests

Innovation Management; Design Thinking; Corporate Strategy; Entrepreneurship. 

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2023 SB201
2023 EF318
2022 Design Thinking for Creativity and Innovation MT5205
2022 Innovation in a Digital World MT5225
2023 MT5205
2022 MT5225
2023 EF574