Project management applied to investments in production fixed assets
: case study: Sonae Arauco

  • Miguel Oliveira Antunes Correia (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation in form of a case study discusses the applicability of project management methodologies to fixed asset investments in the context of a fixed asset-heavy company. The focus of this study is set on finding key project management aspects such as KPIs, metrics, scheduling and goal setting and verify its application on an investment made by Sonae Arauco. This case study is aimed at both undergraduate and graduate students in the field of business taking a view at several areas such as finance and management. In addition to the case study itself, this dissertation provides an extensive literature review which introduces the need for project management in the everyday business. The thesis at hand is roughly composed of three parts: the first one is to raise awareness to project management methodologies and their wide applicability in the business world. Second is to identify key project management tools utilized by Sonae Arauco. Third, to verify the relation between theory and reality and to provide constructive criticism and praise where its due. The culmination of these three parts show how vital project management can be to create the maximum amount of value possible with an investment.
Date of Award19 Oct 2022
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJorge Julião (Supervisor)


  • KPI
  • Metric
  • ROI
  • Project management
  • Investment
  • Fixed asset


  • Mestrado em Finanças

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