Associate professor with Aggregation at the UTAD (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro), senior researcher and currently Assistant Director of CETRAD (Centre of Transdisciplinary Development Studies). Her research on innovation and entrepreneurship has been presented at more than 100 scientific publications in these fields, in several peer-reviewed international journals, books and conference proceedings. In the recent years her research interests include innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship, minorities groups, entrepreneurial education.

Main Publications:

Marques, C. S., R Galvão, A., Mascarenhas, C., & Pinto, D. (2022). The importance of immigrant and return migrant entrepreneurship in the development of a low‐density region. Strategic Change, 31(2), 259-268. DOI: 10.1002/jsc.2494.

Marques, C.S.; Marques, A. V.; Braga, V., & Ratten, V. (2021). Technological transfer and spillovers within the RIS3 entrepreneurial ecosystems: a quadruple helix approach. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 19(1), 127-136. DOI: 10.1080/14778238.2020.1777909.

Santos, G.; Marques, C.S. & Ferreira, J. (2020). Passion and perseverance as two new dimensions of an Individual Entrepreneurial Orientation scale. Journal of Business Research, 112, 190-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.03.016

Galvão, A.; Marques, C.S.; Ferreira, J.J.M. & Braga, V. (2020). Stakeholders’ role in entrepreneurship education and training programmes with impacts on regional development. Journal of Rural Studies, 74, 69-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.01.013.

Marques, C.S.; Santos, G.; Ratten, V. & Barros, A.B. (2019). Innovation as a booster of rural artisan entrepreneurship: a case study of black pottery. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 25(4), 753-772. DOI: 10.1108/IJEBR-02-2018-0104

Main Projects:

(2021-2023) HEI-ETEIA – Energy Transition Entrepreneurs in Action – developing a supportive academic environment for the young talents. Funded by EIT – European Institute of Innovation & Technology and European Union (Project Number 10036). Coordinated by AGH University of Science and Technology, Cracow, Poland. Carla Susana Marques is responsible researcher at the UTAD and responsible for two of the project working packages (WP6 – Phase 1 and WP3 – Phase 2). URL:

(2017-2021 AGRILINK – Agricultural Knowledge: Linking farmers, advisors and researchers to boost innovation. Funded by the Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme, RIA (call H2020-RUR-2016-2). Coordinated by INRA, Paris, France. Carla Susana Marques was member of the team. URL:

(2017-2020) Espacio T3 – Transferência, Tecnologia Transfronteriza (Interreg V A-POCTEP), Funded by INTERREG VA Espanha-Portugal 20142020 (POCTEP)/FEDER (0087_ESPACIO_T3_2_E). Coordinated by Fundación Universidades y Enseñanzas Superiores de Castilla y León (FUESCyL), Vallodolid, Spain Carla Susana Marques is responsible researcher at the UTAD. URL: