Valentina Ndou, PhD is Senior Researcher and Aggregate Professor on Management Engineering Department at University of Salento (Italy). Her research specializes in analyzing the innovation management trends and the effectiveness of information systems with particular emphasis on new solutions and approaches for smart tourism, eBusiness, entrepreneurship education and knowledge management.
After finishing her Ph.D studies in ‘eBusiness’ with a thesis on ‘Creating value from Tourism Networks’ she was appointed as researcher and lecturer at University of Salento. Since 2005 she has taught in several master and Ph.D courses at the Scuola Superiore ISUFI.
At the moment she taught ‘Advanced project management’ at the international master studies in ‘Digital Humanities’, at University of Salento, she collaborates in ‘Technological Entrepreneurship’ course, for Master studies in ‘Management Engineering’ at the Faculty of Engineering for Innovation at University of Salento.
She serves as a faculty member and mentor for the contamination lab Unisalento, aimed to create entrepreneurship mindsets and competencies in students. She has published a large number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters that have appeared in international journals.
She is actively involved in research, education and projects management, at national and international level, in collaboration with world-wide leading companies, universities and research centers. She is actually manager of the Interreg project Italia-Albania-Montenegro, NEST – Networking for smart tourism.