• Public Policy and Strategic Negotiations

Research Interests

  • Leadership, stakeholder engagement, public policy processes and design, public-private partnerships and inclusive business
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Manuel J. De Vera, PhD

Assistant Professor
Executive Director, TeaM Energy Center for Bridging Leadership

Academic Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK)
  • Master in Public Administration, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (USA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Program Certificates

  • Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning, Harvard Business School (USA)
  • Training on the evaluation of social programs, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • Leadership and Management for Business Integrity in Emerging Markets (2011) and Mediation (2015) Central European University (Hungary)

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines
  • House of Representatives, Congress of the Philippines


  • Gavino Jr., J. C., De Vera, M. J., Verzosa, C., Indoyon, K. F., & Bello, R. P. (2020). Stakeholder analysis and identification for social change programmes in conflict settings. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 1-8.
  • De Vera, M. J., Corpuz, J. E. R., & Ramos, D. D. P. (2016). Towards understanding a multi-stakeholder approach in a youth leadership development program. International Journal of Public Leadership, 12(2), 143-153.
  • Manuela Jr., W. S., & De Vera, M. J. (2015). The impact of government failure on tourism in the Philippines. Transport Policy, 43, 11-22.
  • Stevens, G., & De Vera, M. J. (2015). Action learning: Cultural differences. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 12(2), 215-223.


  • De Vera, M. J., Gavino Jr., J. C., & Portugal, E. J. (2015). Grit and superior work performance in an Asian context. Proceedings of the 11th International Business and Social Science Research. Dubai, UAE.
  • Basuil, D. A., De Vera, M. J., & Confesor, N. R. (2013). The role of mimicry on outcome distribution in computer-mediated negotiation. Academy of Management Proceedings. United States: Academy of Management.


  • Jones, M., & De Vera, M. J. (2014). The need for PPP arrangements to make business pro-poor and green.” In J. M. Luz & J. Modesto (Eds.), Market Solutions to Public Needs: Mainstreaming Poverty Alleviation Initiatives in ASEAN. Singapore: Cengage.
  • Galang, R. M. N., & De Vera, M. J., (2013). Building integrity among organizations in Southeast Asia. In A. Stachowicz-Stanusch & W. Amann (Eds.), Business Integrity in Practice-Insights from International Case Studies (pp. 131-148). United States: Business Expert Press.


  • De Vera, M. J., Ramos, D. D., Soriano, J., & Piosang, T. (2022). Bridging leadership and transformation in Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 12(1).
  • Zafra, M. A. G., Manuela Jr., W. S., De Vera, M. J., & Golamco, A. G. (2020). Hijo Resources Corporation: Integrating sustainability into day-to-day operations. Ivey ID: 9B20M198. London, Canada: Ivey Publishing.
  • Mendoza, R. U., De Vera, M. J., & Siriban, C. (2014). Should my NGO go on a “pork barrel diet”? The case of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the Philippines. Emerging Markets Case Studies, 4(7).

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