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Shital Jayantilal


Portucalense University | Head of School of Economics and Management


Strategic management, Family firms, Value creation, Experimental economics



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Shital is an experienced management consultant with an extensive background in the areas of leadership development and organizational change. She has a Bsc in Economics (Universidade do Porto, Portugal) and PhD in Business Management & International Commerce (Universidad de Extermadura, Spain). Shital was born in India, grew up in Portugal and has lived in Ghana, too, and is fluent in both English and Portuguese.

She is Associate Professor and currently heads the School of Economics and Management at Universidade Portucalense (Porto, Portugal), and has been in the academic arena for over a decade.

She is a practitioner and an experienced Senior consultant, with more than 15 years hands-on experience in aiding more than 50 SMEs and family firms, across diverse industries promoting their sustainability and enhancing trans-generational family business wealth.

Shital has been part of the first team of scholars to apply experimental economics to study strategic decision making in family firms, specifically in succession planning.Having been awarded the 2021- Schulze Publication award by Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange and Family Business editorial teams.

Shital is committed to contribute in terms of value creation to firms but also to society, and this is what drives her. She has been involved with various EU funded projects related to social issues gender equality issues; prevention of human trafficking measures; combat measures to money-laundering, to name a few.


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