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Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Surrey

Carla Bonina is Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Surrey Business School. Her research interests lie in the intersection of technology innovation, entrepreneurship and policy. Her current projects revolve around the critical implications of big and open data, value creation, and new business models in the digital economy.

Over the last ten years, she has been conducting research on digital government, technology innovation, innovation policy and international development and has performed consultancy roles for the government of Mexico and Kazakhstan, telecom operators in Latin America and Europe. She has also provided advice to international organizations such as the OECD, the IDRC, the World Bank and the ITU. Prior to joining Surrey Business School, she held a Research Fellowship in LSE Tech, a research team at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) active in the area of innovation and technology management.

Carla holds a PhD in Management from the LSE, an MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from CIDE in Mexico City, and a BA in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires. She is a member of Sandbox, a global network of young entrepreneurs, and shares a passion for social entrepreneurship.


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    Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Surrey