Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna Dos Santos

Position Associate Professor
Faculty School of Management
Telephone/Ext +971(4)7096875
Location FOM 203 1
Name Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna Dos Santos
Position Associate Professor
Telephone/Ext +971(4)7096875
Location FOM 203 1
Faculty School of Management

Academic Publications


ORCID: 0000-0001-9456-5974

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. & Khan, M.S. (2021). The Observance of Ramadan in the United Arab Emirates Sport Industry during the Covid-19 Lockdown. In J. Krieger, A. Henning, L. Pieper & P. Dimeo (Eds.). Time Out: Global Perspectives on Sport and the Covid-19 Lockdown (pp. 261-273). Champaign, IL : Common Ground.

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J.; Viegas, T.; Ferreira, B. (2021). Olympism and Peace. Lisbon: Portugal Olympic Committee/Portugal Olympic Academy.

  • Guimaraes-Mataruna, A.F.; Souza, A.L.; Petersen-Wagner, R.; Santos, D.S.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J.; Tavares. O. (2021). “A ceremony for television”: the Tokyo 2020 media ritual. In: Jackson, D. et al (2021). Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020: Mega events, media, and the politics of sport. Retrieved from url

  • Petersen-Wagner, R.; Guimaraes-Mataruna, A.F.; Souza, A.L.; Santos, D.S.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J.; Tavares. O. (2021). Fandom and digital media during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: A Brazilian perspective using @TimeBrasil Twitter data. In: Jackson, D. et al (2021). Olympic and Paralympic Analysis 2020: Mega events, media, and the politics of sport. Retrieved from: url

  • Swart, K.,Cazorla Milla, A. and Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2021), "From the desert to the city: how is Dubai branding itself through sustainable sport events?", Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. Scopus: Q2, SJR 0.37, H-Index 17. doi

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Khan, M. S., Al-Shibini, M. A. H. M. S. A. A., Al-Katheeri, S., Ali, .M., Range, D.; Milla, A.C. (2021).TIFL Games in the Arab world: How the Baby Olympics is used as a pathway for sport promotion and Olympic education? Journal of Human Sport and Exercise. 2021, 16(1proc): S14-S22. Scopus: Q3, SJR 0.33. doi

  • Ghasemi, H; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, LJ; Jaberi, A;Rasekh, N.; Izadparast, L. (2021) Sport Management Education. Terhan: Andisheara.

  • Perovano-Camargo, L., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., & Tavares, O. (2021). Sport, Olympic educational values and social inclusion: Possible approaches (in Portuguese). Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(1proc), S74- S83. Scopus: Q3, SJR 0.33. doi

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L. (2021). A new peace perception in development for sport. In: Todt, N.; DaCosta, L.; Miragaya, A. (Eds.). Exposition ‘Reinvention of Sport and Olympic Games Post-Pandemics: a Return to Pierre de Coubertin’. Rio de Janeiro: eMuseum of Sport. Printed by Engenho.

  • Ammar, A., Trabelsi, K., Brach, M., Chtourou, H., Boukhris, O., Mataruna, L. & Masmoudi, L. et al. (2021). Effects of home confinement on mental health and lifestyle behaviours during the COVID-19 outbreak: Insight from the ECLB-COVID19 multicenter study. Biology of Sport, 38(1), 9-21. Scopus: Q1, SJR 1.28 doi

  • Ghasemi, H.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2021). An Overview of New Opportunities for Training Sport and Physical Education Courses in the Corona Pandemic. Retrieved from: pdf

  • Range, D.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2021). The Implications of Streaming and Online Viewing for Sports Advertising and Sponsorship. url

  • Wanick, V.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2021). "The state of digital gaming and play post-COVID." Retrieved from: pdf

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2020). The Intentions of International Tourists to Attend the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games: A Study of the Image of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Ann Appl Sport Sci In Press: e798.; e-ISSN: 2322–4479; p-ISSN: 2476–4981. DOI: 10.29252/aassjournal.798. (SCOPUS, Q3, SJR 0.33). url doi

  • Trabelsi K, Achraf, A. Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Consortium ECLB (2020). Globally altered sleep patterns and physical activity levels by confinement in 5056 individuals: ECLB COVID-19 international online survey. Biol Sport. 2021;38(4):495–506, Scopus: Q1, SJR 1.28.

  • Faccia, A.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J.; Munoz Helù, H.; Range, D. Measuring and Monitoring Sustainability in Listed European Football Clubs: A Value-Added Reporting Perspective. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9853. (SCOPUS, Q1, SJR 0.61).

  • Achraf, A. Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Consortium ECLB (2020). Effects of COVID-19 Home Confinement on Eating Behaviour and Physical Activity: Results of the ECLB-COVID19 International Online Survey. Nutrients 2020, 12, 1583; doi:10.3390/nu12061583 (SCOPUS, Q1, SJR 1.42). url

  • Achraf, A. Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Consortium ECLB (2020). Social participation and life satisfaction of peoples during the COVID-19 home confinement: the ECLB-COVID19 multicenter study., Forthcoming, JUL 2022.

  • Achraf, A. Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Consortium ECLB (2020). Effects of Home Confinement on Multiple Lifestyle Behaviours During the COVID-19 Outbreak (ECLB-COVID19). Forthcoming, AUG 2022.

  • Washif, J.-A.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Chamari, K., Consortium COVID-Trainig. (2020). Training during the COVID-19 lockdown or movement restriction period: Knowledge, beliefs, and practices of adult athletes. Forthcoming, AUG 2022.

  • Haiachi, M.C, de Ávila, E.B., Cardoso, V.D., Canuto, S.C.M., Kumakura, R. S., de Oliveira, A.F.S., Mataruna- Dos-Santos, L.J. (2020). Military rehabilitation programs and Paralympic Movement. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 15(1proc), S46-S56. doi: (SCOPUS, Q2, SJR 0.33). doi

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Lacerda, A., Range, D., Milla, A; Khan, M.S; Azeem, M. (2019). Innovating with video-scouting in performance analysis: The utilisation of knowledge management to prepare psychological orientation and tactical planning for Olympic and Paralympic Judo athletes. Journal of Sport Science, 37:sup1, 82-83, DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2019.1671688. (SCOPUS, Q3, SJR 0.33). doi

  • Milla, A.C., Kurt, O., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, LJ. (2019). User perceptions of technology integration in schools: evidence from Turkey’s fatih project. International Journal of Education and Practice. International Journal of Education and Practice. 2019, Vol.7, No.5. (SCOPUS)

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos LJ, Khan MS, Al-Shibini MAHMSAA. Contemporary scenario of Muslin women and sport in the United Arab Emirates: Pathways to the vision 2021. Olimpianos –Journal of Olympic Studies. 2019 Jul 7; 2(2): 449-474. ISSN-e 2526-6314. DOI: 10.30937/2526-6314.v2n2.id56. (Indexed by OJS / PKP) doi

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Duarte, S., Milla, A., (2019). Reflection regard gender beyond the physical education at the contemporary school environment. FIEP Bulletin, 90 (1), 25-37, DOI: 10.16887/89.02.177, ISSN 0256-6419. (Indexed by CZ3-WZB and Crossref).

  • Khan, M.S.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J.; Alkatheeri, S.; Kallem, M.M.; Azeem, M. (2019). Exchanging sport management skills from popular sport in the glocalization perspective for young people: the opportunity to increase the cricket in Brazil and football in India. FIEP Bulletin, 90 (2), 47-52, DOI: 10.16887/89.02.179, ISSN 0256-6419. (Indexed by CZ3-WZB and Crossref).

  • Azeem, M., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., and Skibinska, E. (2019). Conditional Process Model of the Learning Organization in the Dubai Healthcare Sector. International Journal of Recent Techonology & Engineering, ISSN 2277-3878. DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4697.098319 (SCOPUS). doi

  • Pena, B.G.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. & DaCosta, L.P.. (2019). Proactive Management of Olympic Legacies: Updating Munich 1972 in the Perspectives of Triple Helix Model. Journal of Physical Education and Sport ® (JPES), Vol.19 (3), Art 237 pp. 1636 - 1642, ISSN: 2247 – 8051. DOI:10.7752/jpes.2019.03237 (SCOPUS, Q3. SJR 0.35).

  • Seretny, M.; Cazorla Milla, A.; Azeem, M.; Gaur, D.; Jones, D.; Ben Abdallah Moalla, R.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. Challenges Companies Encounter When Delivering Sustainable Solutions: Research Conducted in the United Arab Emirates. Preprints 2019, 2019100106 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201910.0106.v1).

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Elaghil, K., Helú, H.M., Morales, K.N.C; and Swart, K. (2019). The Olympic 2020 Agenda in the Context of the United Arab Emirates, FIEP Bulletin, 89 (1), 272-277, doi:10.16887/89.a1.60, ISSN 0256-6419. (Indexed by CZ3-WZB and Crossref). doi

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2019). Sport as a social tool for conflict resolution, Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 83 (1), ISSN 1899-4849, DOI: 10.2478/pcssr-2019-0015. (Accepted to be published in SEPTEMBER 2019). (SCOPUS) doi

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Zardini Filho, C.E., and Milla, A.C. (2019). Youth Olympic Games: Using marketing tools to analyse the reality of GCC countries beyond Agenda 2020, Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, ISSN 1988-5202, DOI: 10.14198/jhse. (SCOPUS) doi

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2019). International Tourists' Intentions to Attend the Rio 2016 Games: a study of the Image of Brazil as a Tourist Destination, Journal of Physical Education, ISSN 2448-2455. (Under review) (SCOPUS)

  • Milla, A.C. and Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2019). Social Media Preferences, Interrelations Betweeen the Social Media Characterstics and Culture: A View of Arab Nations, Asian Social Science, 15(6), ISSN 1911-2025. (Accepted to be published in JUNE 2019). (ABCD–rank C)

  • Azeem, M. and Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2019). Identifying Factor Measuring Collective Leadership at Academic Workplaces, International Journal of Education Management, ISSN 0951-354X. (ABCD list – rank B/ SCOPUS/ ABS list)

  • Azeem, M., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Moalla, R., and Kaleem, M.M. (2019). Confirmatory Model of the Workplace Creativity in Hinger Education, International Journal of Recent Techonology & Engineering, ISSN 2277-3878. (JUNE 2019). (SCOPUS, Q3).

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., and Pena, B.G., (2019). Mega Events Footprints. Rio de Janeiro: Engenho.

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Perelli, J.M., Range, D., Guimaraes-Mataruna, A.F., and Carvalho, M.C.A. (2018). Ethical dilemmas in contemporary sports: the challenges in sport management about physically modified athletes, FIEP Bulletin, 88 (2), 61-90, DOI: 10.16887/88.a2.170 , ISSN 0256-6419. (Indexed by CZ3-WZB and Crossref)

  • Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., Range, D. and Guimaraes-Mataruna, A.F, (2018). Paralympians Competing in the Olympic Games and the Potential Implications for the Paralympic Games, Journal of Education, Technology and Society (BRAJETS), 11 (1), 105- 116,, ISSN 2316-9907. (indexed by DOAJ, Capes), Cited by 1. doi

  • Santos-Neto, S.C., Franceschi Neto, V., Bastos, F.C., Haiachi, M.C., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., and DaCosta, L.P. (2018) Brazilian medals’ plan: strategic or emergency plan? Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte, 31(3), 709-720, , ISSN 1981-4690. (Indexed by SportsDiscus, Scielo, Lilacs and CABi) doi

  • Mila, A.C., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., and Ristic, M.R. (2017). Adopting Social Media for Nonprofits as a Main Marketing Tool: Analysis of a Youth Non-Profit Organization. International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research. 15 (22), 741-752, ISSN 09727302. (SCOPUS) doi

Academic/Professional Meeting Proceedings

EBEE 2020 2nd International Conference on E-Business and E-commerce Engineering - Bangkok (Thailand), 2020, December 29th -31st SCOPUS Indexed Proceedings ACM Series

1. "Extended Audit Report: enhancing trust and reputation in IT processes and across E-business industries". Dr. Alessio Faccia, Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Prof. Dr. Hussein Muñoz Helú, Dr. Daniel Range

2. "Mixed and Augmented Reality Applications in The Sport Industry", Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Dr. Alessio Faccia, Prof. Dr. Hussein Muñoz Helú, Mr. Luigi Pio Leonardo Cavaliere, Mr. Daniel Range

ICBDM 2020 - International Conference on Big Data in Management - Manchester (UK), 2020, November 20th -22th SCOPUS Indexed Proceedings

3. "Big Data analyses and new technology applications in Sport Management, an overview". Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Dr. Alessio Faccia, Prof. Dr. Hussein Muñoz Helú, Mr. Mohammed Sayeed Khan

4. "Tackling Big Data and black swans through fractal approach and quantum technology", Dr. Alessio Faccia, Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna-Dos-Santos, Prof. Dr. Hussein Muñoz Helú, Ms. Andressa Guimaraes-Mataruna

ICIME 2020 - 12th International Conference on Information Management and Engineering - Amsterdam (Netherland), 2020, September 16th -18th SCOPUS Indexed Proceedings

5. "Electronic Money Laundering, the dark side of FinTech. An overview of the most recent cases" Dr. Alessio Faccia, Prof. Narcisa Roxana Mosteanu, Mr. Luigi Pio Leonardo Cavaliere, Dr. Leonardo José Mataruna-Dos Santos

Nobrega, L.F.; Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2019). CISM Contribuitions for Peace. 2019 CISM International Scientif Symposium of Military Sport, Quito - Ecuador.

Azeem, M., Abdallah, R.B., and Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J. (2018). Proposing Revised Khda Model of School Improvement: Identification of Factors for Sustainable Performance of Dubai Private Schools. Proceedings of the 2nd AUE International Research Conference, American University in the Emirates, November 13-15, Dubai, UAE.

Zardoshtian, S., Mataruna-Dos-Santos, L.J., and Ghayebzadeh, S. (2018). The Analysis of Sport for All in East Azarbaijan province: SWOT Analysis. Proceedings of the 1st Eurasian Sport Sciences Congress, University of Tabriz, October 10-12, Tabriz, Iran.