Paulo N. Figueiredo is a researcher studying the process of technological capability building at the level of firms and industries, its causes and consequences for industrial innovation and economic growth in developing economies.

He is Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), in Brazil. He joined EBAPE/FGV in 1999.

He is Senior Research Associate at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK.

He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, at the University of Sussex, UK.