University of Southern California

Florenta Teodoridis
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Ph.D., University of Toronto; MBA, York University; BS University of Bucharest


Florenta Teodoridis is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. She completed her Ph.D. degree in Strategy from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2014. Florenta’s main areas of interest are the economics of innovation, scientific productivity, and entrepreneurship. Her research explores the drivers and consequences of technological innovation and entrepreneurship primarily related to the organization of knowledge creation with a focus on collaboration. Prior to her Ph.D., Florenta was a technical consultant and project manager for various data-driven large-scale business decision-making projects in a variety of industries such as market-research, publishing, automotive and health-care.


Fleming, L., Graff-Zivin, J., and Teodoridis, F. (2016) "Open Innovation and Patenting Behavior,".
Furman, J., and Teodoridis, F. (2016) "Cumulative Innovation and the Evolution of Research Trajectories,".
Teodoridis, F., and Nagle, F. (2016) "How Technology Fuels Knowledge Creation: The Role of Diversity,".
Agrawal, A., Goldfarb, A., and Teodoridis, F. (2016) "Understanding the Changing Structure of Scientific Inquiry," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8 (1), 100-128.