My scholarly work deals with the relations between technological innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable development. I am currently Full Professor in Economics at Cork University Business School in Ireland. I am also co-director of the Research Unit for the Diffusion of Quality Artificial Intelligence at Paderborn University where I study the impact of Artificial Intelligence on growth and inequality. I am also Visiting Professor in Technology, Innovation and Marketing at RWTH Aachen University, where my research focuses on the implications and nature of the 4th Industrial Revolution for the global grand challenges of sustainability, inclusiveness and security. In the latter I frequently collaborate as Research Affiliate with the International Security and Development Centre (ISDC) in Berlin. As Fellow at the African Studies Centre at Leiden University, I am working on high-tech entrepreneurship and industrialization in Africa, and on the dynamics of migrant and refugee entrepreneurship.