- Academic Office Building 127
- Associate Professor of Economics, College of Business
- PhD, Economics, Kansas State University
- MBA, Business Administration, Kansas State University
- Licenciatura, Corporate Management, Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
Dr. Xavier-Oliveira is an economist with specializations in macroeconomics, international
economics, and econometrics. His research agenda has focused on interdisciplinary
issues related to economic growth and institutional frameworks, such as barriers to
technological adoption, entrepreneurship, foreign direct investment, intellectual
property rights, and the informal economy. His publications have received awards
attributed by the scientific community (e.g. 2017 ASAC Paper Award, 2015 Human Relations
Top 10 Papers of the Year, and 2012 GIKA/JBR Paper Award). Dr. Xavier-Oliveira serves
on the editorial review board of the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology, and as ad hoc reviewer for several publications and conferences.
In addition, Dr. Xavier-Oliveira actively collaborates with students engaged in national competitions, entrepreneurial activities, graduate studies and student associations. In 2013, he received Michigan Tech’s Student Organization Advisor of the Year award for his service to the Finance Club. In 2016 and 2019 he served as faculty advisor to the COB winning teams of the iOme Challenge - a national essay competition on the US retirement system. In 2018, Dr. Xavier-Oliveira was the director of the KHOB Economic Outlook Report, a study of 4 local counties elaborated by members of the Economics Club at Michigan Tech and College of Business faculty. Prior to doctoral studies, he worked in Portugal as a consultant for public and private projects funded by the European Commission, and as an EU certified instructor of innovation management and business internationalization.
- Monetary Theory and Policy
- International Economics
- Economic Decision Analysis
- Barriers to technological adoption
- Institutions and regulation
- Informal economy
- Growth and development
- Xavier-Oliveira, E., Min, J., Goble, S., Ruf, J., Gockenbach, N. Peppin, C., Gedda, N., Stoffer, N. (2018). 2018 KHOB Economic Outlook Report. Economics Club at Michigan Tech and School of Business and Economics. Houghton, MI.
- Pathak, S., Xavier-Oliveira, E., Laplume, A. O. (2016) “Technology use and availability
in entrepreneurship: informal economy as moderator of institutions in emerging economies”
in Journal of Technology Transfer, 41(3): 506-529, Springer.
- Rawashdeh, R.A., Xavier-Oliveira, E., Maxwell, P. (2016) "The potash market and its
future prospects" in Resources Policy, 47(March): 154-163, Elsevier.
- Pathak, S., Laplume, A. O., Xavier-Oliveira, E (2016) "Informal institutions and technology
use by entrepreneurs: An empirical study across 18 emerging markets" in International Journal of Emerging Markets, 11(1): 57-71, Emerald. Finalist, Best Paper Award, 2012 Academy of International Business Conference (Fort
- Xavier-Oliveira, E, Laplume, A. O., Pathak, S. (2015) "What motivates entrepreneurial entry under economic inequality? The role of human and financial capital." in Human Relations 68(7): 1183-1207, Sage. 2015 Top 10 Best Papers of the Year in Human Relations.
- Laplume, A. O., Xavier-Oliveira, E., Dass, P., Thakur, R. C. (2015) "The organizational advantage in early inventing and patenting: Empirical evidence from interference proceedings." in Technovation 43-44: 40-48, Elsevier.
- Pathak, S., Xavier-Oliveira, E., Laplume, A. O. (2015) "Inbound foreign direct investment and domestic entrepreneurial activity" in Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 27(5-6): 334-356, Taylor & Francis.
- Pathak, S., Xavier-Oliveira, E., Laplume, A. O. (2015) "Entrepreneurship in transition economies: the role of corruption and individual attributes" in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 17(4): 427-446, Taylor & Francis.
- Laplume, A. O., Pathak, S., and Xavier-Oliveira, E. (2014)."The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights Regimes" in Technovation. 34(12): 807-816, Elsevier.
- Pathak, S., Laplume, A. O., and Xavier-Oliveira, E. (2014). “Opportunity Recognition, Intellectual Property Rights, Barriers to Technological Adoption and Technology Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: A Multilevel Analysis”, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 7(2):130-158, InderScience.
- Pathak, S., Xavier-Oliveira, E., and Laplume, A. O. (2013). "Influence of intellectual property, foreign investment, and technological adoption on technology entrepreneurship." Journal of Business Research, 66(10): 2090-2101. Best Paper Award, 2012 Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy Conference (Valencia, Spain).
- Pathak, S., Laplume, A. O., and Xavier-Oliveira, E. (2013). "A Multi-level Empirical Study of Ethnic Diversity and Shadow Economy as Moderators of Opportunity Recognition and Entrepreneurial Entry in Transition Economies". Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 15(3): 240-259. Taylor & Francis.
- Pathak, S., Laplume, A. O., and Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira. (2012). “Inward foreign direct investment: Does it enable or constrain domestic technology entrepreneurship”. Columbia FDI Perspectives, No. 84, December 3, Columbia University.
- Cassou, Steven P. and Emanuel Xavier de Oliveira. (2011). “Barriers to Technological Adoption in Spain and Portugal”. Portuguese Economic Journal, 10(3): 189-209, Springer.