Postdoctoral Fellow (2010/11), at the Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin Madison with Professor Erik Olin Wright. Ph.D. (1986) in the area of Economics of Innovation at Science Policy Research Unit - SPRU, University of Sussex, England. Masters (1979) in History and Social Studies of Science - University of Sussex, England. Graduate Studies (1974-75) in Mathematical Physics - UNB, and BS in Physics (1973) - Physics Department of UFMG. Research on the following subjects: Generation and dissemination of knowledge in innovation processes in organizations; System dynamics modeling to analyze the competitiveness of industrial clusters (local production systems).