Sofia Bapna

Digital innovations are having a significant impact on entrepreneurship, as new ventures are increasingly weaving digital technologies into their business strategies. One stream of my research focuses on the strategies used by entrepreneurial ventures in digital contexts such as equity crowdfunding and online social networks, to influence their legitimacy and to acquire resources. A more recent stream of my research centers on examining ways in which gender bias can be mitigated in the context of equity crowd funding well as in the context of networking events for IT professionals.

Sofia investigates these topics through the lens of organisation theory, and utilises randomised field experiments as wells as rigorous econometric methods.

At the IGL2020 Global Conference, Sofia presented on 'Interventions for improving professional networking for women: Experimental evidence from the IT sector'.

Research interests 
Entrepreneurial Finance
Gender Issues
Open Innovation
Online Social Networks