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Integrated Researcher

Isabel Salavisa

research interests

Economics of innovation. Sustainability Transitions and innovation.

Short Bio

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.

March 2022

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.

Main publications

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.

Main projects

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)

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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