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Stefan Cavalcante Bernat Junior

PhD student

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden.


I hold a Master of Electrical Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil, and have worked as project manager and business process manager at the Department of Science and Technology for the Brazilian Army. Currently, I am leading a military organization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

My research

My research interests include the Brazilian defense industry and the technological paths adopted by emerging economy firms to build innovation capabilities. My latest research explores the emergence and evolution of innovation ecosystems.



Stefan Bernat (2023) Dynamics of Innovation Ecosystems: Orchestrating Actors and Interactions in Emerging Economies New Topics in Emerging Markets Continue to DOI
Stefan Cavalcante Bernat Junior (2023) From Approaching to Challenging the Forerunners: A Study of Innovation Capability Building in Brazilian Firms


Stefan Bernat, Solmaz Filiz Karabag (2021) Fostering frugal innovation through computer-aided engineering: benefits and challenges for emerging economy firms Frugal innovation and its implementation: leveraging constraints to drive innovations on a global scale, p. 117-138 Continue to DOI


Stefan Bernat, Solmaz Filiz Karabag (2019) Strategic alignment of technology: Organising for technology upgrading in emerging economy firms Technological forecasting & social change, Vol. 145, p. 295-306 Continue to DOI


Stefan Bernat, Solmaz Filiz Karabag (2018) Accumulating technological capabilities through R&D projects: studies on the Brazilian defence industry International journal of technological learning, innovation and development, Vol. 10, p. 203-230 Continue to DOI