DeST2019 Conference – June 26, Porto – Portugal

Shaping territorial transformation through inclusive innovation. The contribution of transdisciplinary approaches

2nd Conference of the Doctoral Programme in Development, Societies & Territories

The second international conference on Development, Societies & Territories, DeST2019, will be held under the aegis of the PhD Programme in Development, Societies and Territories (DeST). It is jointly organized by the Centre for Transdisciplinary Development Studies (CETRAD) and the Department of Economics, Sociology & Management (DESG) of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), with the support of the Iberian R&D unit network which anchors the PhD programme DeST. It will be held on the 26th of June 2019 at Porto Design Factory, Polytechnic of Porto in the city of Porto, in the North of Portugal.

The second international conference on Development, Societies & Territories – DeST2019 – will focus on Shaping territorial transformation through inclusive innovation: The contribution of transdisciplinary approaches. By selecting this theme, the DeST2019 aims at stimulating experiences exchange and the debate on innovation effects on territorial and social inclusion and on how it can be designed and implemented to enhance inclusiveness. In addition, DeST2019 aims at bring to the fore the potential of transdisciplinary approaches to design territorial innovation measures by approaching the goals and the practices of social scientists to the social actors and by crossing scientific with local, tacit and synthetic knowledge.

There is growing evidence that innovative and entrepreneurial place-based strategies can enhance territorial transformational processes enabling local and external resources. A major challenge lies on engaging the local actors, institutions and communities into territorial development strategies. Innovation inclusiveness capacity is critical to combine and mobilise endogenous and exogenous human capital, ideas, knowledge, and material resources. But how to shape territorial innovation to be inclusive and sustainable? Different approaches and tools can be helpful. These comprise, accounting for the social exclusion and unsustainability effects linked to innovation when designing and assessing policies and public incentives, increasing local actors participation in the design and the implementation of territorial innovation agendas, or going even deeper by adopting transdisciplinary approaches to tackle the territorial development problems. Transdisciplinary approaches by putting together actors from different knowledge background sharing a common problem-solving, facilitate collective learning processes and the creation of social capital which are critical to innovation inclusiveness success. Recent success of territorial level living labs and similar experiences suggests that “laggard and struggling territories” might be able to implement transformational changes by adopting transdisciplinary approaches and incentivising multiple actors and institutions to interact and to communicate with the aim of developing and implementing new ideas through collective learning processes.

This conference aim to discuss whether the theories, models, heuristics, methodologies and analytical frameworks currently available to the PhD students are fit for purpose. In other words, are the tools we have at our disposal capable of delivering the research findings, public policies and organizational strategies most conducive to territorial transformation through inclusive innovation?

PhD students are cordially invited to contribute with them research to the DeST2019 Conference and help to provide new empirical and conceptual insights into future modes of analysing territorial dynamics, to help open up new perspectives and to sketch tomorrow’s research agendas in this field.

We look forward seeing you in Porto on the 26th of June!

The DeST2019 Conference team.

  • Deadline for submission of papers:  31st May 2019
  • Notification of acceptance of papers for publication in the proceedings: 8th June 2019
  • Papers should have between 5000 and 8000 words.
  • Papers should be prepared in accordance with the guidelines available on the template (click here).
  • Each participant can present only one paper at the conference
  • Papers will be included in the program and proceedings book only when at least one of the authors is registered and presented the paper at the conference

To submit your paper (drawn up in accordance with the guidelines of the template), send by e-mail to

On the registration, select student registration for the DEST conference


(with communication)


After May 27th: 100€


admission to all academic sessions

handout materials and information package

coffee breaks & lunches to be served during the conference scientific programme and social dinner


10:00 – 10:30 Receção

10:30 – 11:30 Sessão de abertura & Keynote Speaker – Auditório

11:30 – 13:00 – Sessões paralelas I e II

Sessão I – Sala 1

Moderador: Cássio Rolim

  • A correlação entre a Saúde Ambiental e a Promoção de Saúde
    • Maria João Fernandes
    • Discussant: Maria de Fátima da Silva Vieira Martins – ESS – UMinho
  • What do we (not) know about disable entrepreneurs?
    • Irisalva Mota
    • Discussant: Marisa Ferreira – ESTG – PPorto
  • Aceitação de Realidade Virtual na promoção de destinos turísticos pelos Millennials. Uma proposta de modelo de investigação
    • Filipa Jorge
    • Discussant: Ana Borges – ESTG – PPorto

Sessão II – Sala 2

Moderador: Francisco Diniz

  • The influence of healthy eating attitudes and behaviours on the intention to use organic olive oil
    • Susana Campos
    • Discussant: Rui Rosa Dias – IPAM/UEuropeia
  • Water Governance and land systems: an application of the Social-Ecological Systems framework
    • Taiana Gouvêa
    • Discussant: Cláudia Santos
  • Aplicação dos Fundos Estruturais e de Investimento Europeus: Análise espacial ao nível das NUT III
    • Susana Rodrigues
    • Discussant: Sofia Gouveia – UTAD

13:00 – 14:00 Almoço

14:00 – 15:30 – Sessões paralelas III e IV

Sessão III – Sala 1

Moderador: Cássio Rolim

  • Higher education supply and the labour market: crossings or parallel paths?
    • Daniela Olo
    • Discussant: Maria Jose Angelico Gonçalves – ISCAP & CEOS.PP
  • Visões dos stakeholders sobre uma proposta de turismo de interesse especial no Vale do Tua
    • Alberto Tapada
    • Discussant: Zélia Breda – UAveiro
  • Geotourism as a Smart Specialization Strategy: utopia or reality?
    • António Duarte
    • Discussant: Luis Farinha – IPCB

Sessão IV – Sala 2

Moderador: Conceição Rego

  • Os sistemas regionais de inovação e as transições para a sustentabilidade na viticultura do Douro – Portugal
    • Fabíola Polita
    • Discussant: Vitor Braga – ESTG – PPorto
  • Regional innovation strategies as factors of competitiveness in rural territories
    • Cristina Oliveira
    • Discussant: Conceição Rego – UÉvora
  • Conceitos, dimensões e escalas do intraempreendedorismo: uma revisão bibliométrica
    • Sandra Valente
    • Discussant: Alexandra Braga – ESTG – PPorto

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30 – Sessões paralelas V e VII

Sessão V – Sala 1

Moderador: Francisco Diniz

  • Consumer-producer connection: networks, alternatives and food trend
    • Rosângela Soares
    • Discussant: Sandrina Teixeira – ISCAP & CEOS.PP
  • How does self-reported knowledge mediate the effect of extrintic cues on wine choice? A qualitative approach
    • Carla Ferreira
    • Discussant: Vitor Braga – ESTG – PPorto
  • Viticulture systems in the Douro region: a productive efficiency analysis
    • Micael Santos
    • Discussant: Fábio Duarte – ESTG – PPorto

Sessão VI – Sala 2

Moderadora: Conceição Rego

  • O caminho português interior de Santiago de Compostela e a via da prata: similitudes e diferenças entre duas rotas culturais de peregrinação.
    • Raphael Marinho
    • Discussant: Álvaro Campelo – Universidade Fernando Pessoa
  • Causas dos grandes incêndios florestais em Mação nos últimos 40 anos: uma abordagem exploratória
    • Artur Ferreira
    • Discussant: Américo Mendes – UCPorto
  • Configurações do empreendedorismo neo-rural no planalto mirandês
    • Ubyrajara Brasil Dal Bello
    • Discussant: Luis Farinha – IPCB

17:30 – 18:00 – Sessão de encerramento

Miguel González-Loureiro is a Professor at the Department of Business Management and Marketing (University of Vigo) since November, 2000 until today.

More than 1,800 hours of university lectures in the next Degrees:

  • Forestry Engineering;
  • Public Sector Management;
  • Advertising and Public Relations;
  • Audio‐visual Communication;
  • Industrial Engineering;
  • Economics;
  • Business Management.

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