Patricia Teixeira Lopes is currently Associate Dean of Porto Business School. Previously she was Pro-Rector of the University of Porto, responsible for Strategic Planning and Business Participation. She has a PhD in Business Sciences (2007) from the Faculty of Economics, University of Porto, a master’s degree in business sciences (1999) and a degree in Management (1994), both from the same Faculty. She is a Lecturer at PBS and FEP. Economist. Consultant to various institutions and companies. She was Director of the Training Department of the Euronext Lisbon Stock Exchange. In the field of scientific research, she is the author of articles and speaker at national and international conferences in her area of specialization - Financial Accounting | IFRS|IAS and International Accounting Standardization. She is involved in national and international projects and commissions in her area of expertise.