Associate Professor with Aggregation since 2009, retired since 2014 and Principal Investigator since the foundation of CETRAD. He has published 87 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 55 papers in proceedings of events, has 29 book chapters and 5 books published. He has 110 items of technical production. He has participated in 72 events abroad and 75 in Portugal. He has supervised 10 PhD theses and co-supervised 1, he has supervised 36 MSc dissertations and co-supervised 2 in the area of Economics and Management. Between 1986 and 2008, he participated in 12 research projects, of which he coordinated 3. In her professional activities, he has interacted with 132 co-authors in scientific papers. The most frequent terms in the contextualization of scientific, technological and artistic-cultural production are: Rural Development, Regional Development, Tourism in Rural Areas, Tourism, Management, Public Management, Small and Medium Cities.

Main Publications:
Diniz, Francisco; Duarte N;., Amaral A; Pereira C.. “Industry 4.0: Individual Perceptions About Its Nine Technologies”. In Digital Transformation in Industry. Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, editado por Kumar, V., Rezaei, J., Akberdina, V., Kuzmin,, 1-11. Springer, Cham, 2021.
Leonardo, T.; Francisco, D. “Gross Job-Creation and Gross Job-Destruction Determinants: Empirical Analyse at Micro Firms Data Level”. The Economics of Science 6 4 (2020): 236-245. Publicado • 10.22394/2410-132x-2020-6-4-236-245
Sequeira, T.; Diniz, F. “Portuguese Public Higher Education Institutions Investment in Low Density Regions — Case Study”. Economy of Region 16 3 (2020): 820-830. Publicado • 10.17059/ekon.reg.2020-3-11
Duarte, Nelson; Diniz, Francisco. “DOES BUSINESS GEOGRAPHICAL ACTING AREAS IMPACT ON INTRAPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES?,”. Regional Science Inquiry Xii 1 (2020): 23-34. Publicado
HAMILTON VALE LEITÃO; Diniz, Francisco. “A IMPORTÂNCIA DA GESTÃO DA INOVAÇÃO E DO CONHECIMENTO THE IMPORTANCE OF INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT”. Revista de Empreendedorismo e Gestão de Micro e Pequenas Empresas 4 1 (2019): 90-104.