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 Jorge Nascimento Rodrigues, based in Lisbon, is a Portuguese editor of Web portals, such as www.janelaweb.com (launched in 1995), and www.gurusonline.tv (in three languages, launched in 2000). He is contributor to the Portuguese weekly newspaper Expresso, since 1983, and executive editor of  Revista Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão (Portuguese and Brazilian Management Review). In the 1980s he founded the science & technology magazine FUTURO. He is also the executive editor of the Centro Atlântico Publishing House and co-author in Portuguese, English and Spanish of an array of books on selected topics related to geo-economics and management.


Tessaleno Campos Devezas, based in Covilhã, Portugal, is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, where he teaches and researches in the field of Materials Science and Technological Forecasting and leads the Working Group in Technological Forecasting and Innovation Theory. He is a member of the World Future Society, World Futures Studies Federation and International Kondratieff Society and member of the Advisory Board of the periodical Technological Forecasting & Social Change. Prof. Devezas earned a BSc in Physics in 1970 at the University of the Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), a MSc in Materials Science in 1974 with the Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and a PhD in Materials Engineering in 1981 at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). In 2002 he was honored with the “Elsevier Best Paper Prize” for his paper proposing a model explaining the mechanism underlying the long economic waves (Kondratieff waves). In 2004 he was awarded with the Kondratieff Medal by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences for his written contributions to the understanding of the Kondratieff waves. He is the editor of the books Kondratieff Waves, Warfare and World Security (2006, IOS Press, Amsterdam) and Globalization as Evolutionary Process (2007, Routledge, London) and has more than 50 publications in international periodicals.









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