Her research has been primarily concerned with new technology commercialization, innovation and skills, bridging the different literatures on technological innovation and human capital development. Another major strength is Joana’s ability to generate innovative research ideas and address original problems, and she has made several important methodological contributions, including work using different datasets, contributing to the novel use of available data, through the combination of several datasets, or even through the use of mixed approaches combining quantitative and qualitative work.

Main research topics:

  • Technology adoption
  • Technology commercialization an entrepreneurship
  • Technological change and skills