Dr Nicolas Friederici
Former Postdoctoral Researcher
Nicolas studies digital entrepreneurship and collaborative innovation in challenging environments, such as low-income and post-conflict countries in Africa.
Good news: my dissertation on African technology innovation hubs is now complete! The digital record is here, and the hardbound copy will shortly be deposited with Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries as well.
Friederici, N. (2016, October). Innovation Hubs in Africa: Assemblers of Technology Entrepreneurs. Dissertation, Oxford, UK: Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
Oxford dissertations are under embargo for three years, so unfortunately, the whole piece will not be available to the public immediately. However, I’m making the abstract & outline available:
Please reach out to me if you’re interested in a particular chapter or section, and I’m happy to share details with you informally.
Literally hundreds of people have contributed to this work, and I’m deeply grateful for all the support I’ve received. Rather than listing them all, here’s a pdf with acknowledgments:
Of course, finishing the thesis doesn’t mean that my work on hubs is over. Throughout this year, I will work on a number of papers that will elaborate on different aspects covered in the dissertation. I’m also looking forward to sharing my findings with hub leaders and others. Get in touch if you think I can help!