Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies
Integrated Phd Researcher
Economics of innovation. Sustainability Transitions and innovation.
ISABEL SALAVISA is Full Professor of Economics at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, in Lisbon. She was Vice-Rector for Research of ISCTE-IUL ( 2018-2022).
Her research is conducted at DINAMIA’CET-Iscte, Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies, of which she has been Director (2004-2013). She is joint coordinator of the Research Group ‘Innovation and Labour’.
Recently she worked on project SPLACH - Spatial Planning for Change (2017-2021) – funded by Compete 2020, coordinated by CITTA (UPorto) with the participation of GOVCOPP (UAveiro) and DINAMIA´CET-Iscte.
Her research subjects comprise economics of innovation; transitions and sustainability; and Welfare State policies in Europe. She coordinated and participated on a large number of projects.
She wrote, edited and contributed to a number of books, published a large number of articles and conference papers and presented her work at a great deal of conferences. She has supervised PhD. dissertations and taught mostly Economics of Innovation, Economics and Policies of the EU, and Sustainability Policies.
She is a member of international associations and networks and referee of several international journals.
research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte
Recent research has been conducted on project SPLACH – Spatial Planning for Change (2017-2021), which aimed at contributing to the design of transformative policies, able to guide Portuguese planning practice towards a low carbon and social inclusive urban system.
The project gathered three research centres - CITTA (Univ. Oporto), DINÂMIA-CET (ISCTE-IUL) and GOVCOPP (Univ. Aveiro) and was funded by Compete 2020.
The approach draws mostly on economics of innovation and sociotechnical transitions to sustainability literature.
Previous research was developed on project TESS (2011-2014), funded by FCT, and focused on the Portuguese energy system transition to sustainability.
Salavisa, I., Ferreiro, M.F., Bizarro, S. (2021), The transition of the agro-food system: lessons from organic farming in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. Sustainability, 13, 9495.
Salavisa, I. and Ferreiro, M.F. (2020), “Business Model Innovation and Transition to a Sustainable Food System: A Case Study in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area”, in Matos, F., Vairinhos, V., Salavisa, I., Edvinsson, L. and Massaro, M. (editors) (2020), Knowledge, People, and Digital Transformation: Approaches for a Sustainable Future, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, pp. 69-84.
Marques, P. and Salavisa, I. (2017), “Young people and dualization in Europe: A fuzzy set analysis”, Socio-Economic Review, 15(1), pp. 135-160.
Salavisa, I., Sousa, C., 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), pp. 380-399.
Salavisa, I. and Fontes, M. (eds.) (2012), Social Networks, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy, London, Routledge.
SPLACH - Spatial Planning for Change. Funded by Compete 2020. POCI-01-0145-FEDERT-016431 (2017-2021)
TESS - Transition to an environmentally sustainable energy system - The role of technology-intensive firms in the commercialization of emerging energy technologiesFunded by FCT - PTDC/CS-ECS/113568/2009 (2011-2014)
ENTSOCNET - Entrepreneurs' social networks and knowledge access: the case of biotechnology and software. Funded by FCT - POCI/ESC/60500/2004 (2005-2009)
CREATCITY - A Governance Culture for the Creative City: Urban Vitality and International Networks. Funded by FCT - PTDC/AUR/65885/2006 (2007-2010)