I recently defended my PhD thesis, entitled "Crowds, coins and communities: Digital entrepreneuring in emerging financial infrastructures". It looks at the role of FinTech entrepreneurs in changing financial infrastructures, piece by piece, specifically through crowdfunding and using the Blockchain.
For my post-doc research, I will be looking into trust-building in peer-to-peer services, particularly in light of Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and increased use of digital platforms.
My past research also examined digital media and online platforms, and their relationships to institutions, entrepreneurship, online communities and innovation. I co-authored reports on Crowdfunding (2013), FinTech in Sweden (2015, 2016), the Sharing Economy (2015), and Digital Traces and Ethics (2017, 2018). I have also developed courses on Data-driven decision making (2016, 2017), taught data responsibility and GDPR (2016, 2017), and supervised students in areas ranging from crowdfunding, to automated financial advice, to Blockchain strategy.
My broad research interest lies in the double-edged sword that is digital entrepreneurship: network and lock-in effects are commonplace among digital firms, but these firms have also been seen to be vital for innovation and economic development. I am also interested in the protection of individuals' integrity, whether through design, data protection (e.g. GDPR), minority rights or otherwise. More broadly, I am interested in the politics of entrepreneurship and the the creation of value outside of traditional shareholder paradigms through digital artefacts.
I have presented work at the International Conference on Information Systems, the Hawaii International Conference on System Science and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in the past few years. I have also reviewed for the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application and the European Conference on Information Systems.
You can find me on Twitter (@Claire_EBI), Academia.edu or at ClaireBogusz.com