Ph.D., University of Toronto; MBA, York University; BS University of Bucharest
Florenta's main areas of interest are the economics of innovation, creativity and the impact of technology on society. Her research agenda is composed of two research streams: factors influencing the process of knowledge production at the individual researcher level, and the relationship between knowledge advancement and markets. Through her first research stream, she examines various factors influencing the productivity and project choices of knowledge workers, such as availability of research technology, breadth and depth of expertise, collaboration and knowledge accumulation. As part of her second research stream, Florenta is interested in the role of technological advancement in influencing entrepreneurship activity and labor markets. Prior to academia, Florenta was a project manager and technical consultant for various data-driven large-scale business decision-making projects, in a variety of industries such as publishing, market-research, health-care and automotive.