Ed Saiedi is one of the six candidates worldwide who entered the European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) program in 2014. His PhD advisors are Anders Broström (KTH) and Ali Mohammadi (CBS) and Felipe Ruiz (UPM). His PhD thesis is entitled “Essays in Financial Technology and SME Finance”, where he has researched the drivers of adoption of financial technologies, particularly peer-to-peer lending and cryptocurrencies, as well as studied the determinants and real effects of financing frictions for Small and Medium Enterprises. Ed spent two and half years of his PhD visiting Stockholm School of Economics’ finance department (Swedish House of Finance), taking courses and attending/engaging in seminars.
Ed currently has papers at various stages of revision at Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice and Small Business Economics, respectively FT50/ABS 4/Q1 and ABS 3/Q1-ranked journals. Ed is to defend his PhD at KTH on November 22, 2019, with Prof. Tom Vanacker of Ghent University as his opponent, and Per Stromberg (SSE), Caroline Bock (TU Darmstadt) and Samule Martinu (Groningen) as committee members.
Ed has also passed level 1 of the CFA. He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from the University of Calgary in Canada (2011) where he graduated with a CGPA of 3.7/4.0. Ed is a Canadian Professional Engineer and is a past recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship and the Alberta Graduate Scholarship during his M.Sc.
Saiedi, E., Mohammadi, A., Broström, A. Distrust in Banks and Fintech Participation: The Case of Peer-to-Peer Lending. Revise and Resubmit at Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ABS 4/FT50 journal). 10.2139/ssrn.3124301
Saiedi, E., Broström, A., Ruiz, F. Global Drivers of Cryptocurrency Infrastructure Adoption. Minor Revisions at Small Business Economics. 10.2139/ssrn.3309830
His current research agenda concentrates on corporate and entrepreneurial finance.