29 May 2015

UMinho Exec Summer School in Data Analysis

The UMinho Exec Summer School in Data Analysis is a two-week event composed of a selected set of intensive courses. These are designed to enhance methodological skills in data analysis, using widely known statistical packages Matlab, R and Stata. The courses are designed, not only for academic researchers, but also recommended to non-academic staff that needs to explore data in their day-to-day work. Basic knowledge of statistics and econometrics is recommended. The courses will be taught in English.


EEG - Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar
4710-057 Braga
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In the top 5% of all articles scored by Altmetric

Constructing regional advantage in branding the cross-border Euroregion Galicia–northern Portugal is "In the top 5% of all articles scored by Altmetric" http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2015.1044020 

List of publications

Publications in journal articles (peer-reviewed)
·         Oliveira, E. (2015)​​​​​, Constructing Regional Advantage in Branding the Cross-border Euroregion Galicia-Northern Portugal​, Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2(1), pp. 340-348. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2015)​​​​​, Place Branding in Strategic Spatial Planning: a content analysis of development plans, strategic initiatives and policy documents for Portugal 2014-2020​, Journal of Place Management and Development, 8(1), pp. 23-50. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. & Panyik, E. (2015), Content, context and co-creation: Digital challenges in destination branding with references to Portugal as a tourist destination. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 21(1): 53-74. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2015), Place branding as a strategic spatial planning instrument. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 11(1): 18-33. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), The Tourism Potential of Northern Portugal and Its Relevance for a Regional Branding Strategy, Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research Journal, 2(2): 54-78.(full text here)

Book chapters in edited books
·         Oliveira, E. & Ashworth, G.J. (forthcoming), A Strategic Spatial Planning Approach to Region Branding, in Campelo, A. (Ed.), Handbook of place branding, Edward Elgar publishing.
·         Oliveira, E. (2015), A Strategic Spatial Planning Approach to Cross-Border Place Branding with references to Galicia and Northern Portugal in S. Zenker and B.P. Jacobsen (Eds.), Inter-regional place branding: best practices, challenges and solutions, pp. 115-137, Springer International, Switzerland. (full text here)

Book reviews
·         Oliveira, E. (2015), Book Review - Good Cities, Better Places, Urban Studies, 52(1): 197-200. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), Book Review - Reframing the ‘creative city’ through tailored and context-sensitive policies, Journal CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18(4/5):598-602. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), Book Review - Making Strategies in Spatial Planning-Knowledge and Values, European Planning Studies, 22(4): 885-888. (full text here)
Conference publications with paper presentation
·         Oliveira, E. (2015), The ‘Place’ of Place Branding in Spatial Development Plans, Strategies and Policies for Portugal 2014-2020, Conference Proceedings of the 3rd International Place Management and Branding Conference, 06-08 May, Poznań University of Economics, Poznań, Poland. (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), Constructing cross-border advantage: a joint branding strategy for Galicia-northern Portugal, paper presented at the Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference, 30-31 October, Sheffield, UK. (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2014), Cross-border Place Branding: Zooming in the potential case of Galicia and Northern Portugal, paper presented at the Interregional Place Branding Conference, 3 March, Lubeck, Germany.  (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E.  (2014), Conference Note-International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism, Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 25(1): 150-152. (full text here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2013), Making Strategies in Destination Branding: What is the online tourism promotional material saying about Portugal?, Conference Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Issues and Challenges in Tourism, 3-5 October, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey [ISBN 978-975-518-354-1]. (full text here) (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2013), The Digital Challenge in Destination Branding: Brief Approach to the Portuguese case”, Conference Proceedings of the International Tourism Week Conference Series V - New Trends in Tourism Management and Marketing, 15-16 April, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey [ISBN 978-605-4483-14-3]. (full text here) (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E. (2013), Place Branding and Strategic Spatial Planning: Towards a Regional Place Branding Strategy. Conference Proceedings of 3rd International Place Branding Conference and 2nd International Place Management Conference, 6-7 February, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK [ISBN 978-0-9551732-7-1]. (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E.  (2012), A Region as Destination: Towards a Place Branding Strategy for the North of Portugal, The 4th International Conference on Destination Branding and Marketing (DBM-IV), 5- 7December, Cardiff, UK. (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E.  (2012), Instruments of Place Branding and Regional Dynamics: Guimarães as European Capital of Culture, 18th Portuguese Association for Regional Development Congress - Innovation and Regional Dynamics, 13-18 June, Faro, Portugal. (full text here) (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E.  (2012), Branding the green. How place branding can contribute to the development of the Northwest of Portugal as a green tourism destination, Conference Proceedings of the International Tourism Week Conference Series IV, 19-21 April, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey [ISBN 978-605-4483-08-2]. (For presentation click here)
·         Oliveira, E.  (2011), Place brand management and the New Challenges for Urban Spaces. Development and Competitiveness in the North of Portugal, Conference Proceedings of the Urban Development and Politics in Europe and Russia,  28-29 October, State University of St. Petersburg,  St. Petersburg , Russia. (For presentation click here)

Other publications (2008)

·         Guimonde, A., Diéguez, M., Cadima-Ribeiro, J., and Oliveira, E. (2008), Mobility of Portuguese workers in the construction industry and public works between the north of Portugal and Galicia. European Employment Service, University of Minho, University of Vigo, Spain. (full text here)
  • Cadima Ribeiro, J. et al. (2008), Diagnóstico e Articulação Territorial e dos Transportes”, Relatório Final, Efeitos económicos da melhoria da ligação ferroviária Porto-Vigo na Euroregião norte de Portugal-Galiza, CCDR-N - Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, Porto.

Blog posts in international edited blogs
·       Beyond the ‘logo-fetish’ – place branding event (full text here)
·       Colour logos, Dark Realities  (full text here)
·       Guimarães after the European Culture Capital (full text here)
·       In Search of Place Branding Geographies (full text here)
·       Interviewed by PlacesBrands (full text here)
·       Once upon a time in Istanbul (full text here)
·       Paving the way to the career turning point with open access publishing(full text here)
·       Sheffield at a glance: widening career horizons through open access publishing (full text here)
·       Shifting the tide: city branding in today’s urban planning (full text here)
·       The European Capital of Culture Guimarães 2012 and place branding (full text here)
·         The winner takes it all: City brand rankings (full text here)
·         To Shout or to Hashtag? Digital Challenges in Destination Branding (full text here)
·         Will the European Union 2020 strategy bring opportunities for place branding? (full text here)

Special issue in European Planning Studies Spatial planning and place branding: rethinking relations and synergies

Introduction:  Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen and Eduardo Oliveira  Rethinking planning-branding relations: an introduction . https:...