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Full Professor (Macroeconomics, Economics of Innovation, Technology Transfer, Public Policies; Portuguese Economy) at FEP, University of Porto.

PhD in Innovation Policies by Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University of Sussex, U.K.

Director of the Ph.D. in Economics at FEP, University of Porto.

Researcher at the Center for Economics and Finance at the University of Porto and Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at INESC TEC.

Distinguished in 2021 by the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture with the inclusion in the the book “Women in Science”.

Member of the National Council for Science, Technology, and Innovation (Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education).

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  • Name

    Aurora Teixeira
  • Role

    External Research Collaborator
  • Since

    01st February 2007
Publications

2023

Assessing the Impact of Universities' Entrepreneurial Activity on Regional Competitiveness

Authors
Bras, GR; Preto, MT; Daniel, AD; Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

Abstract
The aim of this study is to test the multidimensional construct of the Entrepreneurial University (EU), and therefore to confirm whether EU factors make a positive contribution to regional competitiveness. Data were collected from ten Portuguese Public Universities (PPUs) through a self-administered questionnaire. First- and second-order confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) were performed through factor and multiple linear regression analyses. The main findings show that EU related factors-perceived and combined with actual regional metrics-especially entrepreneurial supporting measures, positively contributed to regional competitiveness. This study shows policy makers that universities are not merely cost centres but provide knowledge spillovers that can have a positive influence on regional competitiveness.

2023

Evolution, roots and influence of the rural entrepreneurship literature: a bibliometric account

Authors
Masoomi, E; Rezaei-Moghaddam, K; Teixeira, AC;

Publication
JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISING COMMUNITIES-PEOPLE AND PLACES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Abstract
Purpose This paper aims to investigate the evolution, roots and influence of the rural entrepreneurship literature.Design/methodology/approachUsing a bibliometric exercise, the analysis starts with investigation of studies on entrepreneurship and gathering all (772) articles on rural entrepreneurship (from 1981 to 2020) found in both Scopus and Web of Science up to 15 August 2020. Citation analysis of the references/citations of 755 articles are listed in the abstract database, generating a citation database involving 46,432 references/citations. This paper considers 635 (out of the 772) articles on rural entrepreneurship (i.e. articles cited in one or more studies), generating a database of 10,767 studies influenced by the rural entrepreneurship literature.Findings This study discovers that the relative importance of rural entrepreneurship within the entrepreneurship literature has increased in the last few years, but rural entrepreneurship remains a European concern; the most frequently addressed topics include growth and development, institutional frameworks and governance and rurality, with theory building being rather understudied. Most of the studies on rural entrepreneurship are empirical, involving mainly qualitative analyses and targeting high income countries; rural entrepreneurship is rooted in the fields of economics and entrepreneurship and is relatively self-referential.Originality/value This study provides a comprehensive and updated investigation of evolution of the rural entrepreneurship literature. The assessment of the literature's scientific roots of rural entrepreneurship had not yet been tackled before. To the best of the author's knowledge this study can be considered as the first effort for identifying the scientific influence of the rural entrepreneurship literature.

2023

The spatial location choices of newly created firms in the creative industries

Authors
Cruz, SS; Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES JOURNAL

Abstract
The literature on the economics of location regarding creative activities is relatively scarce. Estimations, based on 369 newly created firms operating in creative industries in Portugal, which incorporate spatial effects of neighbouring regions in the location choices, yield the following results: (i) the concentration of creative and knowledge-based activities play an important role in location decisions of new creative establishments; (ii) creative firms tend to favour a diversified industrial tissue and related variety, in order to enjoy from inter-sectorial synergies; (iii) high education at a regional level has a highly significant, positive effect on location decisions, while lower educational levels of human capital negatively affect those decisions; (iv) tolerant/open environments attract creative activities; (v) creative firms tend to favour municipalities where the stock of knowledge and conditions for innovative activity are higher; (vi) municipality's attributes are more important in terms of firms' location decisions than the characteristics of nearby regions.

2023

Do refugee inflows contribute to the host countries' entrepreneurial rates? A dynamic panel data analysis, 2000-2019

Authors
Noorbakhsh, S; Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISING COMMUNITIES-PEOPLE AND PLACES IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Abstract
PurposeThis study aims to estimate the impact of refugee inflows on host countries' entrepreneurial rates. The refugee crisis led to an increased scientific and public policy interest in the impact of refugee inflows on host countries. One important perspective of such an impact, which is still underexplored, is the impact of refugee inflows on host countries entrepreneurial rates. Given the high number of refugees that flow to some countries, it would be valuable to assess the extent to which such countries are likely to reap the benefits from increasing refugee inflows in terms of (native and non-native) entrepreneurial talent enhancement. Design/methodology/approachResorting to dynamic (two-step system generalized method of moments) panel data estimations, based on 186 countries over the period between 2000 and 2019, this study estimates the impact of refugee inflows on host countries' entrepreneurial rates, measured by the total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (TEA) rate and the self-employment rate. FindingsIn general, higher refugee inflows are associated with lower host countries' TEA rates. However, refugee inflows significantly foster self-employment rates of medium-high and high income host countries and host countries located in Africa. These results suggest that refugee inflows tend to enhance necessity related new ventures and/ or new ventures (from native and non-native population) operating in low value-added, low profit sectors. Originality/valueThis study constitutes a novel empirical contribution by providing a macroeconomic, quantitative assessment of the impact of refugee from distinct nationalities on a diverse set of host countries' entrepreneurship rates in the past two decades resorting to dynamic panel data models, which enable to address the heterogeneity of the countries and deal with the endogeneity of the variables of the model.

2023

The role of human capital, structural change, and institutional quality on Brazil's economic growth over the last two hundred years (1822–2019)

Authors
Doré, NI; Teixeira, AAC;

Publication
Structural Change and Economic Dynamics

Abstract
A growing body of empirical literature has considered very long-time horizons when studying the sources of a country's economic growth. Nevertheless, the growth experiences of emerging economies (EEs) have been overlooked. This study examines to what extent human capital, structural change, and institutional quality contribute to the economic growth of one of the largest EEs in the world, Brazil, between 1822 and 2019. Resorting to the ARDL cointegration technique, the results suggest that years of schooling (human capital) have a positive and long-lasting impact on Brazil's economic growth. Moreover, there is solid evidence that sectoral changes toward more advanced and sophisticated manufacturing basis is growth-enhancing in the country. Finally, institutional quality does not constitute over the very long-run, a significant booster of Brazilian economic growth. © 2023 The Author(s)

Supervised
thesis

2021

Planet-Scale Leaderless Consensus

Author
Vítor Manuel Enes Duarte

Institution
UM

2021

Explaining Software Faults in Source Code

Author
Francisco José Torres Ribeiro

Institution
UM

2021

Virtualização de Estúdios Móveis na Produção de Conteúdos Audiovisuais em Direto

Author
Bruno Miguel Santos Taveira Pereira

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Prototype of a mandibular advancement device with microsensors for sleep apnea syndrome and snoring

Author
Helena Patrícia Campos da Silva

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Vehicle Trajectory Optimization Based on QoS Metrics

Author
Maria Luís Salselas Pimentel Sanches

Institution
UP-FEUP