Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco

Assistant Professor

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Raquel Campos Franco holds a PhD in Management by the University of Bath, United Kingdom, with a thesis on Capacity‑building of social non‑profit organizations. She also holds a MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice from the same University and an MBA (Marketing Specialization) from the Católica Lisbon.

Raquel is the elected Director of the Management Department for the period 2021‑2024. She was the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Degrees of the Católica Porto Business School (CPBS) and President of the Pedagogic Council, from October 2013 until May 2020.

Raquel produced several studies in the field of non‑profit organisations. She coordinated the team that produced the study Trends and Challenges for Portuguese Foundations for the Portuguese Foundation Centre; coordinated the team that produced the study The Social Impact of Portuguese Foundations (2021) for the Portuguese Foundations Centre; coordinated the team that authored the Survey on the NGO Sector in Portugal (2015), for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation within the framework of the Active Citizenship Programme (financed by EEA grants); produced the Portuguese chapter of the Eufori project – European Foundations for Research and Innovation for the DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission (2015); participated in the Strategies for Impact Project do Center for Social Investment of the University of Heidelberg led by Helmut Anheier, having written two case studies published in ECCH (2010). Raquel coordinated the Portuguese “Local Associate Team” of the International Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, led by Lester Salamon of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, that produced the first data on the non‑profit sector in Portugal.

She presently coordinates the team developing a study for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. She is a collaborator in the Springer Encyclopedia “Civil Society”, edited by Helmut Anheier (2010/2020).

Presently she teaches the course on Strategy (3rd year Undergraduate Degree on Management, CPBS), the course on Christianity, Cultures and Organisations (2nd year Undergraduate Degrees on Economics and on Management), and integrates the supervisors in the Final Project course (Undergraduate Degree on Economics and on Management, CPBS).

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Defining the Nonprofit Sector: Portugal

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2005. Center for Civil Society Studies - The Johns Hopkins University
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Diagnóstico das ONG em Portugal

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Estudos de Caso - O Impacto Social das Fundações Portuguesas (Case Studies - The Social Impact of Portuguese Foundations)

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2021. Centro Português de Fundações, com o apoio da Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos
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Eufori Study | Portugal Country Report

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2015. European Commission
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Exercising political leadership: The Immigrant Doctors’ Recognition Project and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2011. Centre for Social Investment of Heidelberg University
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Gestão das Organizações Sem Fins Lucrativos - o desafio da inovação social

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2010. Vida Económica
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História de impacto - Fundação Aga Khan Portugal

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2023. Aprender
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Histórias de Impacto - O Impacto Social das Fundações Portuguesas (Impact Stories - The Social Impact of Portuguese Foundations)

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2021. Centro Português de Fundações, com o apoio da Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos
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Impact of COVID-19 on undergraduate business students

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco & Eva Teresa Valente Dias de Oliveira (with Rita Pasion). 2020. Accounting Research Journal
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Impact of COVID-19 on undergraduate business students: a longitudinal study on academic motivation, engagement and attachment to university

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco 2020. Accounting Research Journal
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International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

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O Impacto Social das Fundações Portuguesas (The Social Impact of Portuguese Foundations)

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2021. Centro Português de Fundações, com o apoio da Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos
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Organic Farming Start up in Portugal (1994-2000)

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco, Leonardo Filipe Seixas Barreto Costa & Américo Manuel dos Santos Carvalho Mendes (with Leonardo Costa). 2001. Research Center in Management and Economics (CEGE); Porto; Católica Porto Business School
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Organic Farming Takeoff in Portugal

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Organic Farming Takeoff in Portugal

Leonardo Filipe Seixas Barreto Costa & Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Leonardo Costa). 2001. 72nd EAAE Seminar, Chania, Crete, Greece, 7/06/01
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Organizações Sem Fins Lucrativos

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2007. Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação
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Portugal: exploratory overview of research foundations

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2009. European Foundation Centre
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Portugal: In transition from statist to welfare partnership

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Franco, R.C.). 2017. Explaining Civil Society Development: A Social Origins Approach
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Sector Não Lucrativo - Compilação de legislação sobre as organizações da sociedade civil

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2006. Universidade Católica Portuguesa
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Tendências e Desafios para as Fundações Portuguesas (Trends and Challenges for Portuguese Foundations)

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2021. estudo realizado para o Centro Português de Fundações
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The Portuguese Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective

Maria Raquel Costa Campos Leichsenring Franco (with Raquel Campos Franco). 2005. Universidade Católica Portuguesa | Johns Hopkins University