Florenta Teodoridis

Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
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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.

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Florenta Teodoridis, Michael Bikard, Keyvan Vakili () "When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists, and Vice Versa ,"  Harvard Business Review.
Florenta Teodoridis, Michael Bikard, Keyvan Vakili () "Creativity at the Knowledge Frontier: The Impact of Specialization in Fast- and Slow-paced Domains ,"  Administrative Science Quarterly.
Jeff Furman, Florenta Teodoridis () "Automation, Research Technology and Researchers’ Trajectories: Evidence from Computer Science and Electrical Engineering ,"  Under review.
Michael Bikard, Keyvan Vakili, Florenta Teodoridis () "When Collaboration Bridges Institutions: The Impact of Industry Collaboration on Academic Productivity ,"  Organization Science.
Florenta Teodoridis, Michael Bikard, Keyvan Vakili () "The Pace of Change and Creative Performance: Specialist and Generalist Mathematicians and the Fall of the Soviet Union ,"  Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings .
Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb, Florenta Teodoridis () "Understanding the Changing Structure of Scientific Inquiry ,"  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics  8, 100-128.