Ed Saiedi


I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Norwegian Business School (BI). I am currently a visiting Research Associate at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University. Previously, I was a visiting scholar at Stockholm School of Economics and Bruegel Institute, an EU Fellow and a senior economist/data scientist at the Norwegian Tax Authority.

My research is focused on financing entrepreneurship and innovation, and entrepreneurial strategy. 

In particular, within entrepreneurship, I study how the characteristics of founders, funders and intermediary platforms shape decision-making, and within innovation studies, I explore how resources, or lack thereof, affect innovation strategy.

So far results of my research have been published in Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice and Small Business Economics

I currently teach Innovation Strategy and Technological Change, and Machine Learning for Business at BI, and previously taught on startup financing and econometrics.