Carnegie Mellon University

Rui Baptista

Rui Baptista

Adjunct Faculty Member, International

Address Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon
Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal


Rui Baptista is an international adjunct faculty member with SDS; he is also an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technological Change at the Department of Engineering Management at the Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal). He is also Coordinator of the Laboratory of Technology Policy and Management of Technology, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+.


Ph.D., Business Administration: London Business School, University of London


Baptista's research and teaching focus mainly on the subjects of entrepreneurship, technological innovation, industry and labor dynamics, and their relationship with economic growth and regional development.


Baptista, R., Lima, F. and M.T. Preto (2011). “How Do Former Business Owners Fare in the Labor Market? Job Assignment and Earnings.” European Economic Review, 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2011.08.004, Published online 14 September 2011.

Baptista, R., Lima, F. and J. Mendonça (2011). “Establishment of Higher Education Institutions and New Firm Entry.” Research Policy, 40: 751–760.

Amaral, A.M., Baptista, R. and F. Lima (2011). “Serial Entrepreneurship: Impact of Human Capital on Time to Re-entry.” Small Business Economics, 37: 1–21.

Baptista, R. and M.T. Preto (2011). “New Firm Formation and Employment Growth: Regional and Business Dynamics.” Small Business Economics, 36: 419–442.

Baptista, R. and M. Karaoz (2011). "Turbulence in Growing and Declining Industries." Small Business Economics, 36: 249–270.

Baptista, R. and J. Mendonça (2010). “Proximity to Knowledge Sources and the Location of Knowledge Based Start-ups.” Annals of Regional Science, 45: 5-29.

Baptista, R., Escária, V. and P. Madruga (2008). “Entrepreneurship, Regional Development and Job Creation: the Case of Portugal.” Small Business Economics, 30: 49-58.

Baptista, R. and A. Roy Thurik, (2007). “The Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Employment: is Portugal an Outlier?” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 74: 75-89.

Baptista, R. (2000). “Do Innovations Diffuse Faster within Geographical Clusters?” International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 18(3), 515-535.

Baptista, R. and G.M.P. Swann (1999). “A Comparison of Clustering Dynamics in the US and UK Computer Industries.” Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 9, 373-399.

Baptista, R. and G.M.P. Swann (1998). “Do Firms in Clusters Innovate More?” Research Policy, 27(6), 525-540.