Bio


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)

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