New Canaan High Graduate Gets Doctorate In The Netherlands

Elizabeth Teracino, an alumni of New Canaan High School (class of 2000), earned her doctorate in the field of economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. 

Dr. Elizabeth Teracino
Dr. Elizabeth Teracino Photo Credit: Contributed/Gerhard Taatgen

She publicly defended her Ph.D. dissertation on Nov. 6, 2017 in the Academy Building in Groningen, Netherlands. 

Prior academic degrees include a B.S. in Business Administration from the Tepper Business School at Carnegie Mellon University, and a M.S. in Computer Science and Security from the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University.

Dr. Teracino's dissertation is entitled "Value Co-creation in the Cloud: Understanding Software-as-a-Service-Driven Convergence of the Enterprise Systems and Financial Services Industries." 

The dissertation addresses innovation management and strategy in emerging technology markets, more specifically due to companies moving into the Cloud and adopting a "Software as a Service" business model.

The physical book is available locally at the New Canaan Library and at the New York Public Library. The digital version of the book can be found online via 

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