Ed Saiedi

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Norwegian Business School (BI). I will be a visiting scholar at SCANCOR at Harvard University during Fall 2022.

My research is focused on financing entrepreneurship and innovation, economics of digitization and their intersections. I study how digitalization and economic events impact entrepreneurship, innovation and firm growth.

In particular, I study how digitalization affects entrepreneurial financing and strategy (esp. in crowdfunding settings), and how the experiences of founders and funders shapes their economic decision-making. I also explore how firms’ resource allocations affect their innovations.

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.