Faculty

Isabel Lourenço

Isabel Lourenço

Isabel Lourenço is Full Professor at ISCTE.
She did her academic education at ISCTE. She is Graduated in Management, Master in Business Sciences, and PhD in Management, with specialization in Accounting.
She has more than 25 years of experience teaching financial accounting topics in several academic programs at ISCTE, including Bachelors, Masters, and PhD Programs. She also has more than 20 years of experience teaching financial accounting in Executive Training programs at ISCTE Executive Education.
She is nowadays director of the Accounting Specialization of the PhD in Management (ISCTE) and director of the Post-graduate Program in Advanced Financial Accounting (ISCTE Executive Education). She is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Accounting Department and a member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD in Management at ISCTE.
She is a visiting professor at the University of São Paulo, where she teaches regularly in the Master and PhD programs in accounting. She has also been giving leatures at other universities in Brazil, including the University of Brasilia, the Federal University of Paraná, the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, the Federal University of Pernambuco and the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has also given lectures at universities from other countries including the University of Glasgow, the Coventry University, and the University of Lille.
She has authored more than 10 accounting text-books published in Portugal, of which it highlight the two most recent: “Fundamentos de Contabilidade Financeira: teoria e casos” and “Contabilidade Financeira: o essencial”. She has also authored chapters included in internationally published books, namely the following: "The Routledge Companion to Accounting in Emerging Economies and “Standardization of Financial Reporting and Accounting in Latin American Countries”.
She is an integrated researcher at the ISCTE Business Research Unit (BRU_iscte). She has significant experience in coordinating research projects. She has advised 7 PhD thesis and 41 Master's thesis. The results of her research are regularly presented at the most prestigious scientific conferences of accounting (including, for example, the annual congress of the European Accounting Association) and they are presented as articles in leading international scientific journals (including, for example, the European Accounting Review, the Accounting in Europe, the Australian Accounting Review, the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and the Journal of Business Ethics).
She is well linked with the European and the American academic community. She was member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association and the European Accounting Review. She has been reviewer of several other scientific journals and she has been Coordinator of the Financial Accounting track of the USP International Conference in Accounting, the most prestigious accounting conference in Brazil.
She has an active participation in Portuguese and European Accounting Regulatory Bodies. She is a Member of the General Council, the Executive Committee and the Corporate Accounting Standardization Committee of the Portuguese Accounting Standards Board (Comissão de Normalização Contabilística), appointed as a personality of recognized merit in accounting. She is also member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Academic Network.
She is also the Coordinator of one of the Accounting Courses in the Program of training for the Exam of entrance to the Portuguese Association of Chartered Accountants (Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas), and member of the Exam Evaluation Panel. She is also member of the Accounting History Commission of the Portuguese Association of Certified Accountants (Ordem dos Contabilistas Certificados).
She also has participated as a trainer in training activities promoted by Portuguese Regulatory Bodies and Professional Associations, namely the Association of Chartered Accountants (Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas), the Association of Certified Accountants (Ordem dos Contabilistas Certificados), and the Court of Auditors (Tribunal de Contas).