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PhD (2002) in Science and Technology Policy at Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK. MPhil (1997) in Economics at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto, and undergraduate course (1992) in Economics at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto. Aggregation in Economics in 2008 at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto. Assistant Professor at Faculdade Economia (Universidade do Porto), lecturing and researching in Innovation Management, Structural Change, and Innovation and Macroeconomics MPhil and PhD Courses. Scientific Coordinator of UITT (Unity of Innovation and Technology Transfer), INESC-Porto.

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2018

Rural entrepreneurship: the tale of a rare event

Authors
Pato, L; Castro Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
JOURNAL OF PLACE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

Abstract
Purpose The purpose of this study is to determine whether new rural ventures represent effective rural entrepreneurship or are just entrepreneurial ventures located in rural settings. Design\methodology\approach Data were collected from a direct questionnaire involving 408 new ventures headquartered in Portuguese business incubators and science parks, of which 142 are located in rural areas. To analyse data, the authors performed a preliminary and exploratory statistical analysis. Findings The authors demonstrate that only a small percentage of ventures operating in rural areas constitute examples of effective rural entrepreneurship, with the bulk of them being just enterprises located in rural settings. Rural new ventures tend to be small (in terms of employees and turnover), rely mainly on the internal market and lag behind other new ventures (located in both rural and urban municipalities) in terms of performance. Research limitations/implications The study only includes new knowledge-intensive ventures, that is, those headquartered in business incubators and science parks. Therefore, it cannot be generalised to other new ventures located in rural settings. Originality/value The extant literature on entrepreneurship has neglected the empirical implications of mixing, confounding and/or merging the concepts of rural entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship activities in rural areas. In this study, the authors discuss and analyse the empirical boundaries of such concepts and uncover the magnitude of pure rural entrepreneurship.

2018

Handbook of Ecological Economics

Authors
Teixeira, A;

Publication
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS

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2018

The importance of geopolitical factors in international location decisions: The Russian Federation Case

Authors
Dias, MG; Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
Economic and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia

Abstract
Despite connections and common traits between geopolitics and international business based on geography and location, literature on this matter is somewhat scarce. This chapter aims to contribute to this literature gap. Using the Russian Federation as a case study and by framing its geopolitical situation, it seeks to answer the following question: What is the importance of geopolitical factors in international location decisions? Applying a hybrid methodology which combines qualitative and quantitative analyses, the chapter concludes though Russia has an innately favorable geopolitical situation, its full potential is not being exploited, remaining latent and underutilized. Additionally, the pragmatic standing of Russia's foreign policy, the permanence of some structures recalling the USSR and the persistence of corruption, and an unsteady business environment place constraints on improving the open market and raises obstacles to FDI.

2017

On the work values of entrepreneurs and non-entrepreneurs: A european longitudinal study

Authors
Almeida, AIS; Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship

Abstract
Entrepreneurs are critical for countries' industrial dynamics and economic growth. Although there are several studies focusing on the attitudes, cognitions and traits of entrepreneurs, only a few have explored the link between entrepreneurship and the job features entrepreneurs most value in the work setting. Taking a longitudinal perspective, over two periods of time, 1990-1993 and 2008-2010, the present study resorted to the European Value Study dataset, encompassing 27 European countries and more than 100 thousand individuals. Based on logistic estimates, we found that, compared with non-entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs consider work more important than other life dimensions (except family). Moreover, some work values associated with entrepreneurship (e.g., use initiative, achieving something, responsible job, meeting abilities, have a say, and learning new skills) are indeed mentioned the most by entrepreneurs and emerged significantly related with entrepreneurial propensity. Finally, some work values (e.g., have a say) are associated with entrepreneurship propensity regardless of country's culture, whereas others (e.g., interesting job) are strongly influenced by culture. © 2017 World Scientific Publishing Company.

2017

The anatomy of business failure A qualitative account of its implications for future business success

Authors
Dias, A; Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Abstract
Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to analyze the aftermath of business failure (BF) by addressing: how the individual progressed and developed new ventures, how individuals changed business behaviors and practices in light of a failure, and what was the effect of previous failure on the individual's decisions to embark on subsequent ventures. Design/methodology/approach - The authors resort to qualitative methods to understand the aftermath of BF from a retrospective point of a successful entrepreneur. Specifically, the authors undertook semi-structured interviews to six entrepreneurs, three from the north of Europe and three from the south and use interpretative phenomenological analysis. Findings - The authors found that previous failure impacted individuals strongly, being shaped by the individual's experience and age, and their perception of blame for the failure. An array of moderator costs was identified, ranging from antecedents to institutions that were present in the individual's lives. The outcomes are directly relatable to the failed experience by the individual. The authors also found that the failure had a significant effect on the individual's career path. Originality/value - While predicting the failure of healthy firms or the discovery of the main determinants that lead to such an event have received increasingly more attention in the last two decades, the focus on the consequences of BF is still lagging behind. The present study fills this gap by analyzing the aftermath of BF.

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2019

Essays on Research Output, Human Capital, Structural Change and Economic Growth.

Author
Tânia Filipa Ferreira Pinto

Institution
UP-FEP

2019

Open Innovation Strategies in SMEs Located in Portugal

Author
Vítor Manuel Pereira Pinto Freitas

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Where are the Poor in Mainstream Economics? An Exploratory Bibliometric analysis at the Blue Ribbon

Author
Sara Mota Cardoso

Institution
UP-FEP

2019

Trends of Rural Entrepreneurship - Essays Concerning the Theme.

Author
Maria Lúcia de Jesus Pato

Institution
UP-FEP

2019

Uncovering the Economic Growth Impact of Human Capital, International Trade and Structural Change: A Long-Term Perspective (1827-2017) of the Portuguese Economy

Author
Alexandra Isabel Ramos Silvano

Institution
UP-FEP