Elsie has completed a PhD in 'Economics of Innovative Change', a programme jointly offered by Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. She has worked at Strathmore University in Kenya in various teaching, research and administrative capacities, and was a visiting fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK.
Her research focuses on:
- information technology investments in the Kenyan commercial banking sector;
- the sources, drivers and dynamics of societal transformations associated with mobile money innovation in Kenya, on which she wrote her PhD dissertation entitled “Inclusive Innovation and Institutional Change";
- the frugal and inclusive business models designed and deployed in base of the pyramid markets, which she explored in the context of the Frugal Innovations and Responsible Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in the Water and Health Sectors in East Africa project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research Responsible Innovation program.