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Faculty Research Fair 2021: Florenta Teodoridis

With grants and awards for her work, Teodoridis researches the ‘ideas sector’

February 15, 2021

“My research examines the organization of the ‘ideas sector’ of the economy as a source of growth.”

Florenta Teodoridis is assistant professor of management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business. Her main areas of interest are the economics of innovation and technology, creativity, and the impact of technology on society.

Teodoridis’ research agenda is composed of two research streams: factors influencing the process of knowledge production, and the relationship between knowledge advancement and markets. Through her first research stream, she examines various factors influencing the rate and direction of technological advancements, such as research tools, breadth and depth of expertise and collaboration. As part of her second stream, she is interested in the impact of technological advancement on business strategy, productivity and labor markets.

Her latest publications include: “Machine Learning Could Improve Innovation Policy” in Nature Machine Intelligenceand “Automation, Research Technology and Researchers’ Trajectories: Evidence from Computer Science and Electrical Engineering” in Organization Science.

Teodoridis received a $500,000 NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy grant for “Collaborative Research: The Impact of Research Costs on the Rate and Direction of Scientific Discovery” (2016-2020) and a $95,000 Sloan Foundation grant for “Tracking the Diffusion of High- and Low-Quality Science Through Digital Media” (2020-2022). In 2020, she won the AOM TIM Emergent Scholar Award, as well as two awards at Marshall: a Greif Research Award and a Marshall Management and Organization Top Gun Award.

She holds a Ph.D. in strategic management and economics from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, an MBA from York University, Schulich School of Business, Toronto, and a BS in computer science and mathematics from the University of Bucharest.