Márcia da Mota Darós MSc.

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation
4. Governance and institutions
1. Economics of Knowledge and Innovation

Márcia da Mota Darós joined the Ph.D. in Economics and Policy Studies on Technical Change at UNU-MERIT in 2001. Her thesis focused on measurement of management innovation in small and medium firms of the service sector in transition economies. Her main research interests cover innovation in services, management innovation, innovation in small and medium service firms, service and manufacturing interactions and local and regional development issues.

Mrs. Márcia Darós currently lives in London (UK) - since July 2011.

From 2007 to mid-2011 she lived in Brasília (Brazil), where she worked as advisor to the CEO of SEBRAE Nacional (Brazilian Institute to Support Micro and Small Enterprises). At SEBRAE Nacional, among other projects, she carried out the National Terms of Reference to the Service Sector. See: http://www.sebrae.com.br/customizado/sebrae/institucional/sebrae-in-english

From 2004 to 2006 she lived in Pretoria (South Africa), where she joined the IERI (Institute for Economic Research on Innovation) as Associate Research Fellow. See: http://www.ieri.org.za/people/damotadaros

She has moved to Europe in 2001, where she lived in Brussels and Maastricht, until 2004 to join the Ph.D. Programme. From 1998 to 2001, she was the National Executive Coordinator of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) in Brasília, providing national and international training for managers and CEO´s. From 1996 and 1998, she worked as a consultant at the Brazilian Institute for Quality and Productivity (IBQP), in Curitiba (Brazil), providing support to companies to improve their levels of productivity.

Her M.Sc. Degree (cum laude) is in Scientific and Technological Policy at UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas), in São Paulo (Brazil).

Her teaching experience includes graduate level classes and MBA´s concerning innovation policies and management of innovation, in Brasília (Brazil).