Mr Goncalo De Carvalho Rodrigues

  • Affiliate (Adam Smith Business School)


Gonçalo joined the Adam Smith Business School as Marie Skłodowska-Curie early stage researcher (ESR 5) within the Legitimation of Newness and its Impact on EU Agenda for Change (LNETN) project. In his research, Gonçalo examines how new high-tech sectors emerge, innovate and are legitimated in the context of the Bio-economy in Europe. New biotech businesses in the energy sectors often face difficult emergence and legitimation periods with embedded institutional and environmental factors acting as both a catalyst and barrier to change. This research investigates these barriers, the rapid pace of technological change, the organisational structures and need for legitimation required to capably harness such changes.

Gonçalo's research, as part of the 'Legitimation of New Industries and New Ventures' research theme, will contribute to the development of a widely applicable theory, policy, practice and provide high quality research data on how new industries and ventures gain legitimation.

Gonçalo received his MSc in Genetics and Evolution from the University of Porto, Portugal and BSc in Biology from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has experience as a Neuroscience Researcher in the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) and as an European Project Manager and Medical Researcher for the Catalonian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Programme.





Research interests

Areas of expertise:

  • Bioeconomy
  • Legitimation of newness


The Marie Skłodowska-Curie project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860364.