Florenta Teodoridis is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC). She received her PhD in Strategic Management from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto in 2014. Florenta’s main areas of interest are the economics of innovation and science, and entrepreneurship. 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 the role of collaboration and knowledge accumulation in technological innovation. She is particularly interested in understanding how knowledge accumulation alters the composition of expertise in collaboration, how innovators choose their collaborators, and how external factors influence the relationship between team composition and knowledge output. 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 her PhD, 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.