My research interests lie in the reinvention of institutions and digital infrastructures, specifically through FinTech innovation and entrepreneurship. 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.
Over and above my ongoing academic research, I have authored popular reports on Crowdfunding (2013), FinTech in Sweden (2015, 2016), the Sharing Economy (2015), Blockchain standards (2017), and Digital Trace data (2017, 2018). These are available here.
I have also developed and taught 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.
I regularly comment in the media in all of these areas.
More broadly, I am interested in the complexities inherent in digital entrepreneurship: network and lock-in effects are a natural consequence of large-scale digital business models, and these are problematic for both users' integrity and competition. However, digital firms are nevertheless vital for innovation and economic development. For these reasons, I am also interested in the protection of individuals' integrity, whether through data protection, minority rights or otherwise, and the politics and policies of entrepreneurship and the the creation of value outside of traditional shareholder paradigms.
I defended my PhD thesis, entitled "Crowds, Coins and Communities: Digital entrepreneuring in emerging financial infrastructures" at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in January 2018. It explored the role of FinTech entrepreneurs in changing financial infrastructures, piece by piece, specifically through crowdfunding and using the Blockchain. I completed my PhD under the supervision of Prof Robin Teigland at the Centre for Strategy and Competitiveness (SSE) and Assoc. Prof Emmanuelle Vaast at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
I have a number of papers at late stage review in international journals. I have also 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, as well as 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