O impacto da transformação digital nas exportações de PMEs da indústria metalomecânica portuguesa

  • João Godinho Sousa Reis (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation aimed to make an exploratory analysis on the impact of the adoption of digital technologies in the export side of Portuguese Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the metalworking industry. The method used was the Case Study Research method. Three companies of the Portuguese metalworking industry were analyzed, operating in various subsectors of this industry, with different dimensions and that invested in digital technologies. The results show that the three SMEs analyzed benefited from the use of digital technologies and that these have a relevant role in their exports and/or internationalization, providing them with competitive advantages over competitors.
Date of Award27 Oct 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorLeonardo Costa (Supervisor)


  • SMEs
  • Metalworking industry
  • Digital technologies
  • Exports
  • Competitive advantages


  • Mestrado em Economia Empresarial

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