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Employee Profile

Ed Saiedi

Associate Professor - Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Biography

Ed Saiedi holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Industrial Management from Technical University of Madrid. He was a visiting scholar at Swedish House of Finance at Stockholm School of Economics, and a Senior Economist at the Norwegian Tax Agency. Ed joined BI at 2021. Ed teaches Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning for various MSc programmes' students at BI. His studies have been accepted for publication by outlets such as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Small Business Economics. His main research focuses on the relationships between financing, entrepreneurship and technological innovation.

Publications

Saiedi, Ed; Mohammadi, Ali, Broström, Anders & Shafi, Kourosh (2022)

Distrust in Banks and Fintech Participation: The Case of Peer-to-Peer Lending

Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice Doi: 10.1177/1042258720958020

Saiedi, Ed; Broström, Anders & Ruiz, Felipe (2021)

Global drivers of cryptocurrency infrastructure adoption

Small Business Economics, 57, s. 353- 406. Doi: 10.1007/s11187-019-00309-8

A vast digital ecosystem of entrepreneurship and exchange has sprung up with Bitcoin’s digital infrastructure at its core. We explore the worldwide spread of infrastructure necessary to maintain and grow Bitcoin as a system (Bitcoin nodes) and infrastructure enabling the use of bitcoins for everyday economic transactions (Bitcoin merchants). Specifically, we investigate the role of legal, criminal, financial, and social determinants of the adoption of Bitcoin infrastructure. We offer some support for the view that the adoption of cryptocurrency infrastructure is driven by perceived failings of traditional financial systems, in that the spread of Bitcoin infrastructure is associated with low trust in banks and the financial system among inhabitants of a region, and with the occurrence of country-level inflation crises. On the other hand, our findings also suggest that active support for Bitcoin is higher in locations with well-developed banking services. Finally, we find support for the view that bitcoin adoption is also partly driven by cryptocurrencies’ usefulness in engaging in illicit trade.

Callegari, Beniamino; Luzzi, Alessandra & Saiedi, Ed (2021)

Digital transformation of incumbents in digitally laggard industries

[Academic lecture]. Academy of management conference.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2020 KTH Royal Institute of Technology PhD in Industrial Economics and Management
2020 Technical University of Madrid European Doctorate in Industrial Management
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2021 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Assistant Professor
2019 - 2021 Skatteetaten/Norwegian Tax Agency Senior Economist / Analyst