Anna Lukkarinen is a SCANCOR (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research) Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Management Science and Engineering. Her research centers on entrepreneurial finance, digital platforms, and sustainability. Most recently, Anna has investigated the importance of secondary markets for early-stage equity investing and the roles of investor attention and ethnicity in cross-border equity crowdfunding. She currently focuses on sustainability and ethics in entrepreneurial finance and on fund-seeking entrepreneurs’ overoptimism.
Anna holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Methods of Economics and Management Science from Aalto University in Finland. She has a teacher’s qualification from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and has taught courses in strategic management, business mathematics, and statistics at Aalto University. Before academia, Anna worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Company and in investment banking at Citigroup.
Honors & Awards
Best Student Paper, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances (2018)
- Attention across borders: Investor attention as a driver of cross-border equity crowdfunding investments STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP JOURNAL 2022
- Growing pains and blessings: Manifestations and implications of equity crowdfunding industry maturation DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS 2022; 157
- Success drivers of online equity crowdfunding campaigns DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS 2016; 87: 26-38
- Relationship between class attendance and student performance ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. 2016: 341-347