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Dr. Luciano Barcellos de Paula

Professor / Researcher

Universidad De Barcelona


Professor Luciano Barcellos de Paula holds a Doctor in Business (cum laude) and a Master’s Degree in Business, Finance and Insurance from Universidad de Barcelona, Spain, a MBA from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, a MBA and Leisure Management from the EAE Business School, Spain, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences from Universidad Federal Fluminense, Brazil. He holds several certifications, such as: GRI Certified Training Program Spain – on GRI Sustainability Reporting Process provided by BSD Group Ltd. Barcelona, Spain. SA8000:2008 – Social Accountability International and BSD Consulting Brazil, Brazil. Norm No. ABNT NBR 15401 Sustainability Management System – Accomodation facilities, Instituto de Hospitalidad, Brazil.



Professor Barcellos is a specialist in public and private sector issues, project development, strategic planning, sustainability, stakeholder engagement, decision-making, corporate social responsibility and management. He has been a Senior Consultant at IS Consultoría Empresarial, Business Partner at Laragon Sustainability Solutions, Research Associate at BSD Consulting, Research Assistant at the Department of Economics and Business Organization at Universidad de Barcelona. He has also been the Coordinator of the Association for the Advancement of Modeling & Simulation Techniques in Enterprises (AMSE).

Journal Referee: Journal of Cleaner Production, Revista Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE), International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, Kybernetes, International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management  (IJBCRM), Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín. International Conference on Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics and Management (AMSE) and the 13th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2017).

Member of the Scientific Council, Business systems laboratory, Italy.
Member of the Technical Standards Committee, ISO 26000, Peru. Member of the Committee on Sustainable Development, AMCHAM, Perú.



Professor Luciano Barcellos is the author and coauthor of more than 30 papers published in peer reviewed ISI journals, such as:

  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, M. (2018). Algorithm applied in corporate sustainability. Kybernetes.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, A. (2018). Algoritmo aplicado a la sostenibilidad de una empresa de deportes. Revista Venezolana de Análisis de Coyuntura, 24(1), 135-153.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, A. (2018). Una contribución al desarrollo sostenible de las empresas a partir de lógica borrosa. Cuadernos del Cimbage, 20, 51-83.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., De Castro, A., & Fantoni, D. (2018). Planejamento e gestão de destinos turísticos a partir do fortalecimento e engajamento das partes interessadas. Cultur – Revista de Cultura e Turismo, 12(1), 31-58.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Silva, F. (2018). Algorithms applied in decision-making for sustainable transport. Journal of Cleaner Production, 176(1), 1133-1143.
  • Gil-Lafuente, A., & Barcellos de Paula, L. (2013). Algorithm applied in the identification of stakeholders. Kybernetes, 42(5), 674-685.
  • Gil-Lafuente, A., Gil-Aluja, J., & Barcellos de Paula, L. (2013). Determining the composition of a portfolio management from a groupings model. International Journal of Uncertainty Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, 21(4), 561−578.
  • Gil-Lafuente, A., & Barcellos de Paula, L. (2011). Algorithm applied in the corporate sustainability: an analysis of empirical study on prioritisation of stakeholders. International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2(3), 262-271.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, A. (2011). La gestión de los grupos de interés: una reflexión sobre los desafíos a los que se enfrentan las empresas en la búsqueda de la sostenibilidad empresarial. Revista de Métodos Cuantitativos para la Economía y la Empresa, 11(1), 71-90.
  • Gil-Lafuente, A., & Barcellos de Paula, L. (2011). Los desafíos para la sostenibilidad empresarial en el siglo XXI. Revista Galega de Economía, 20(2), 1-22.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, A. (2010). Algorithm applied in the implantation of practices of eco-efficiency in the companies. Current Development in Theory and Applications of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, 1(1), 31-48.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, A. (2010). Algorithms applied in the sustainable management of human resourcesFuzzy Economic Review, 15(1), 39-51.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, A. (2010). Algoritmo aplicado en el diálogo con los grupos de interés: un estudio de caso en una empresa del sector de turismo. Contabilidad y Negocios, 5(10), 76-85.
  • Gil-Lafuente, A., & Barcellos de Paula, L. (2010). Una aplicación de la metodología de los efectos olvidados: Los factores que contribuyen al crecimiento sostenible de la empresa. Cuadernos del Cimbage, 12, 23-52.
  • Merigó, J., Gil-Lafuente, A., & Barcellos de Paula, L. (2010). Uncertain induced generalized aggregation operators and its application in the theory of expertons. Fuzzy Economic Review, XV(2), 25-42.
  • Barcellos de Paula, L., & Gil-Lafuente, A. (2010). Fuzzy logic algorithm applied in the corporate sustainability: analysis of an empirical study in the management of suppliersInternational Review on Computers and Software (IRECOS), 5(4), 460-463.

He has co-authored the following books and book chapters:

  • Gil-Lafuente, A., Barcellos de Paula, L., Merigó, J., & Silva-Marins, F. (2012). Decision making systems in business administration: Proceedings of the MS’12 International Conference (pp. 532). New York, NY: World Scientific Publishing Company.
  • Gil-Lafuente, A., & Barcellos de Paula, L. (2011). Reflections on the Future of corporate sustainability in a globalizing world. Globalisation, governance and ethics: New managerial and economic insights (pp. 15-24). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.



He currently is an international Journal Referee, Professor, and Researcher at the Axiology, Social Responsibility, Health, Governance and Law at CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School.



  • Award for intellectual contribution, 2017, CENTRUM PUCP.