Centre of Applied Research in Management and Economics (CARME)

Centre of Applied Research in Management and Economics (CARME) is a new research and development (R&D) unit, which emerges from the combined will and efforts of several professors from the Department of Management and Economics of the Polytechnic Leiria to pursue R&D activities in their areas of expertise and interest.



CARME mission is to enhance regional development and innovation, through integration between basic and applied research in management and economics, strongly oriented towards professional practice and engaging researchers, students, industry and non-profit organizations in a collaborative manner.



Our vision is to play a central role as a platform of knowledge co-creation between R&D, higher education, industry and social partners, creating an inspiring environment for multidisciplinary research with impact on companies and non-profit organizations and a valuable benefit for society at large.


"How can we contribute to shape firms, economies, and society in the 2020 decade?"

Rethinking Management and Economics in the (New) 20’s


The ODERL project is a project that aims to prepare action measures to support the Region in the transition phase, in the context of a pandemic.

The S4Agro project is a project that aims to qualify SMEs in the agro-food industry, for the adoption of innovative and sustainable solutions that will increase their productivity, effectiveness and efficiency at the level of industry 4.0 and the circular economy.

The YOUNGMOB project aims to provide practical tools for parents and school teachers to promote the correct use of smartphones and avoid or reduce addictive behavior.

The Education for the Sustainable Development Goals project aims to study the process of training professionals, from the business area, in the Brazilian scenario from 2016 to 2020, in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDOs).

REiNOVA S.i. is a project that aims to create value through the implementation of circular economy in SMEs in Portugal and Spain.

Integrated Members

Cátia Crespo


Alzira Marques
Ana Sargento
Ana Lopes
Cristina Sá
Eleonora Santos
Inês Lisboa
Jacinta Moreira
João Santos
José Dantas
Manuel Ferreira
Eduarda Fernandes
Neuza Ribeiro
Nunos Reis
Ronnie Figueiredo
Susana Rodrigues
Tânia Marques
Teresa Eugénio
Ana Lisboa
Pedro Espirito Santo
Magali Costa
Scientific papers ​
Books & book chapters​
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Research and Consultancy Contract Services
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Awards ​
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“ Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things"

Peter Drucker