He is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the New University of Lisbon and coordinator of the Degree course in Management at the same university. His research is focused on: organizational change, improvisation, leadership and positive organizational studies. Some of the work he has published includes: “Time and organizational improvisation”, Crossan, M.M., Cunha, M.P., Vera, D. & Cunha, J.V. Academy of Management Review, 30(1), 129-145, 2005; “Towards a theory of organizational improvisation: Looking beyond the jazz metaphor”, Kamoche, K., Cunha, M.P. & Cunha, J.V., Journal of Management Studies, 40(8), 2023-2051, 2003; “The best place to be": Managing control and employee loyalty in a knowledge intensive firm.” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 38(4), 401-415, 2002; “Management paradoxes: A relational view. Human Relations”, Clegg, S.R., Cunha, J.V. & Cunha, M.P. 55(5), 483-503, 2002; “Minimal structures: From jazz improvisation to product innovation”, Kamoche, K. & Cunha, M.P. ,Organization Studies, 22, 733-764, 2001.