Faculty Directory

João Duarte

Doctoral Research Fellow





PhD, University of Lugano, expected 2019; MSc, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, 2011; BSc, ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, 2008

Areas of Expertise

Organizational decision-making

Current Research Topics

  • How positive and negative knowledge affect organizational search
  • How peer performance information affects organizational search

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Doctoral Research Fellow, Tuck School of Business, 2017–present
  • PhD Student, Teaching Assistant, University of Lugano, 2014–present
  • Laboratory Manager (Experimental Research in Management and Economics), Teaching Assistant, Graduate Research Assistant, Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, 2012–14
  • Graduate Research Assistant, CIS – Lisbon University Institute, 2011
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, CIS – Lisbon University Institute, 2011

Nonacademic positions

  • Human Resources Consultant, Elevus, People and Business Results, Almada, Portugal, 2011–12
  • Human Resources Intern, Erich Brodheim, S.A., Lisbon, Portugal, 2010–11

Working Papers

  • With T. Wahle, “The Curse of Knowledge: How Knowledge about Nth Best Solutions Affects Organizational Search”
  • With T. Wahle, “Barking up the Wrong Tree? The Double-Edged Sword of Peer Performance Information”
  • With T. Wahle, “Relying on Transparency: When Less is More”
  • “Knowing Too Much but Showing Too Little: the Use of Negative Knowledge in Organizational Decision-Making”

Selected Publications

  • With R.C. Vale, “Classification of FMCG Product Macro-Categories on the Utilitarian vs. Hedonic Dimensions,” Laboratório de Psicologia, 11(1), 2013