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Slavo Radošević is professor of industry and innovation economics at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London (UCL). His research interests are in area of economics of technological change and innovation studies with special emphasis on countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Slavo teaches his own designed courses on industrial and corporate change, political economy of international business. He is currently special advisor to the EC Commissioner for Regional policy.

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Kate Orton-Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests relate to intersections between technology, culture and everyday life. She has conducted ethnographic research on students’ use of Digital technologies and social media in HE and her currently work focuses on the ways in which we "detox" ourselves from social media and the processes and meanings of disconnecting from digital culture. She also publishes on digital leisure, in particular blogging and vlogging. This work currently focuses on the ways in which Motherhood is articulated, represented and resisted online.

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Alexander Coad is Director of International Doctoral Programs, Professor and Researcher at the Marketing, Sales, and Entrepreneurship department at CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, Lima, Peru. He is author and co-author of more than 50 articles in international journals related to economics of innovation, industrial economics, firm growth and entrepreneurship. Professor Coad has worked as an Economic Analyst at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Seville, Spain; External Associate Professor at University of Aalborg, Denmark; Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute in Germany and Research Fellow at University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. Professor Coad has editorial roles in the following magazines: Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, and Industrial and Corporate Change. In December 2016, Professor Coad won the Richard R. Nelson award for his research on business growth presented at University of California, Berkeley.

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Uwe Cantner is Full professor of Econommics at University of Jena, Germany and the University of Southern Denmark/Odense. He is also Vice President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management at Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) Jena. Since 2001 he has been the General Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. From 2012 – 2014 he was the President of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society. Since 2005 he has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Governing Board of the DIME EU-Network of Excellence. As the Chair of Economics/ Microeconomics he has an extensive teaching experience in the area of Evolutionary Economics, Industrial Economics, and Productivity: Theory and Measurement, Public Economics, Public Finance. He is the member of Expertenkommision Forschung und innovation (EFI) at the Federal German Government.

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