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Ana Paula Faria

Ph.D in Economics University of Nottingham


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and Agregação in Economics from University of Minho. Master Degee in European Studies and her degree in International Relations from the University of Minho. She is currently the director of the bachelor in International Business and member of the Pedagogical Council. She has been member of the School Council and Deputy-Director of the Department of Economics. She has published in journals such as Research Policy, Industrial and Corportae Change, Journal of Technology Transfer, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, International Journal of Innovation Management, Growth and Change, Empirica, Economics Letters and Applied Economics. She was a visiting professor at the the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. Participated in various research projects, namely with InHolland University, The Netherlands, Binus Nusantara University at Jakarta, Indonesia, and Bank of Portugal.



Areas of interest

The production and diffusion of innovation across sectors/regions/countries
Industrial and innovation policy
Innovation and firm growth
Applied industrial economics/organization


Alexandre, F , Costa, H , Faria, A P , & Portela, M (2022)

Enhancing University–Industry collaboration: the role of intermediary organizations

Journal of Technology Transfer, 47(5) 1584-1611 DOI
Faria, A P , Barbosa, N , & Bastos, J (2020)

Portuguese regional innovation systems efficiency in the European Union context

European Planning Studies, 28(8), 1599–1618 DOI
Barbosa, N , & Faria, A P (2020)

The effect of entrepreneurial origin on firms’ performance: The case of Portuguese academic spinoffs

Industrial and Corporate Change, 29(1), 25–42 DOI
Rodríguez-Gulías, M J , Fernández-López, S , Rodeiro-Pazos, D , Faria, A P , & Barbosa, N (2020)

Effect of Venture Capital on the Growth of Information and Communication Technology University Spin-Offs: Venture Capital Effect on the Growth of ICT-USOs

In B Álvarez-García & J -P Abeal-Vázquez (Eds ), Emerging Tools and Strategies for Financial Management (pp 82–105) IGI-Global DOI
Conceição O , Faria A P , Machado C S (2018)

Determinants of research-based spin-offs survival

In C Costa, M Au-Yong-Oliveira & M P C Amorim (Eds) Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE), (pp 219-226) Universidade de Aveiro DOI


Dinâmica de Inovação, Estratégia Empresarial e Interacções

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Duration: 2010-04-15 - 2013-10-14

Product Market Integration

Funding: European Commission

Duration: 2007-01 - 2008-01

Sustainable Program in Intellectual Capital Education

Funding: European Commission

Duration: 2005-01 - 2007-01

Heterogenous Firms’ Capabilities and Industrial Dynamics

Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Duration: 2004-01 - 2007-01


Economia da Empresa Multinacional Licenciatura
Economia da Inovação Licenciatura
Economia do Conhecimento e da Inovação Mestrado
Princípios de Microeconomia Licenciatura
Projeto Multidisciplinar em Negócios Internacionais Licenciatura