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Lubna Rashid, Dr.

Dr. Lubna Rashid is an Associated Researcher in the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society Research Programme at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society.

Lubna is a postdoctoral researcher at the Technische Universität Berlin at the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, (co-)leading research at the intersection of entrepreneurship, digitalization, sustainability and grand societal challenges. Her PhD research focused on the factors enabling entrepreneurial success in fragile countries, involving first-hand analyses in Syria, Pakistan, and Nigeria. She is primarily a quantitative researcher with experience in statistical methods and a passion for data science and machine learning. She plans to (further) incorporate theoretical perspectives from psychology, biology and computer science into her research.

Lubna was a graduate from the Jordan University of Science and Technology (B.Sc. in Biotechnology) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (M.Sc. in Health Systems) before having studied in Germany. She was born in Iraq and has spent years working with several activist groups, consultancies and social entrepreneurs across the USA, Europe and the Arab world. At HIIG, she plans to conduct research at the junction of entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence and sustainable outcomes in Arabic-speaking contexts.

Lubna Rashid | HIIG


Former Associated Researche: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Rashid L., & Cepeda-García S. (2021). Self-Categorising and Othering in Migrant Integration: The Case of Entrepreneurs in Berlin. Sustainability, 13(4), 1-14. DOI: Publication details

Middermann, L. H., & Rashid, L. (2021). Cross-Country Differences in Entrepreneurial Internationalization Tendencies: Evidence from Germany and Pakistan. Administrative Sciences, 9(3). Publication details

Rashid, L., Alzafari, K., & Kratzer, J. (2020). Founder Personalities, Behaviors and New Venture Success in Sub Saharan Africa. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 151, 119766. DOI: Publication details

Rashid, L. (2019). Entrepreneurship Education and Sustainable Development Goals: A literature Review and a Closer Look at Fragile States and Technology-Enabled Approaches. Sustainability, 11(19), 5343. DOI: Publication details

Reed, L. K., Lee, K., Zhang, Z., Rashid, L., Poe, A., Hsieh, B., Deighton, N., Glassbrook, N., Bodmer, R. & Gibson, G. (2014). Systems Genomics of Metabolic Phenotypes in Wild-Type Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics, 197(2), 781-793. DOI: Publication details

Working paper

Rashid L. & Cepeda-García S. (2021). Selbstständigkeit von Flüchtlingen in Berlin: Motivationen, Herausfordenungen und Fördersysteme. Am Beispiel des Projekts LOK.STARTupCAMP international. LOK.a.Motion GmbH/ IHK Berlin. Publication details

Rashid, L. (2018). “Call Me a Business Owner, not a Refugee!”. Center for International Governance Innovation, World Refugee Council, Working Paper No. 7. Publication details

Other publications

Rashid, L. (2021). The Case of Nature: Digital Ecocide – How do digital tech companies get away with unsustainable behavior? Digital Society Blog. Publication details

Rashid L. & Yousef D. (2019). دوافع ريادة الأعمال في فترات الصراع واللجوء: السياق السوري مثالًا. Syria Untold (حكاية ما انحكت). Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Success of Fragile-Country Entrepreneurs
Hello Diversity Conference. Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 20.06.2019 Further information

Lubna Rashid

A refugee, a local, an entrepreneur. Where’s the difference?
EMEN: European Migrant Entrepreneurship Network Conference. The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, Netherlands: 20.06.2019 Further information

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AUB: Women in Data Science Conference 2017. Stanford University, Stanford, California: 17.02.2017 Further information

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Media appearances

Positive Outcome of Refugees (09.08.2017). TEDxTUBerlin
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Artificial Intelligence, Research and Society (22.04.2021). Share your Zaka
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Aligning Work and Purpose (01.04.2021). The Me-Suite Podcast
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