Cristina Sousa is a Research Fellow at DINÂMIA'CET-IUL and Invited Assistant Professor at ISCTE/IUL. She has a Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Science and Technology and a PhD in Economics, both from ISEG/UTL. Her research interests include innovation, creation and circulation of knowledge and entrepreneurship. Currently, her research is focused on networks, on entrepreneurship in knowledge-intensive sectors and on the transition to a sustainable energy system. The results of her research were object of publication in academic journal and books and were presented in several national and international conferences and workshops.
Studies on Innovation
‘Ruraction: Social Enterpreneurship in Structurally Weak Rural Regions: Analysing Innovative Troubleshooters in Action’, funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme).
‘Crossing Boundaries: Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Innovation’, funded by the International Research Staff Exchange Scheme of Framework 7
‘Technological platforms and emerging business models: new modes of value creation and appropriation in the biomedical industries’, funded by the Portuguese Research Council.
‘TESS – Transition to an Energy Sustainable System’, funded by the Portuguese Research Council.
‘ENTSOCNET – Social Networks, Entrepreneurship and Access to Knowledge’, funded by FCT.
Fontes, M. and Sousa, C. (2016), Types of proximity in knowledge access by science-based start-ups, European Journal of Innovation Management, 19(3): 298-316.
Fontes, M., Sousa, C. and Ferreira, J. (2016), The spatial dynamics of niche trajectory: The case of wave energy, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 19: 66-84.
Capaldo, G., Fontes, M., Cannavacciuolo, L., Rippa, P. and Sousa, C. (2014), Networks Mobilized to Access Key Resources at Early Stages of Biotech Firms: A Comparative Analysis in Two Moderately Innovative Countries, European Planning Studies, 23(7): 1381-1400.
Sousa, C. and Fontes, M. (2014), “Building innovation networks in science-based young firms: the selection of knowledge sources”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 21(3):370–390.
Salavisa, I., Sousa, C. e Fontes, M. (2012) “Topologies of innovation networks in knowledge-intensive sectors: sectoral differences in the access to knowledge and complementary assets through formal and informal ties”, Technovation, 32(6): 380-399, doi: 10.1016/j.technovation.2012.02.003.
Sousa, C., Videira, P. e Fontes, M. (2011), “The role of entrepreneurs’ social networks in the creation and early development of biotechnology companies”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 12(2): 227-244.