Email: nahmed(AT)

I am a Strategy PhD candidate at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada and a Research Fellow at the ScotiaBank Digital Banking Lab. My focus is broadly on Innovation & Industry Evolution.

I study how organizations respond to environmental jolts (e.g. technological change, regulatory shocks), and in turn, change industry dynamics. Currently, I am exploring Artificial Intelligence (using patents, & peer-reviewed publications) and FinTech (with bank-level panel data and cryptocurrency data). Drawing on strategic management literature, and using Big Data, Machine learning (NLP) and interviews, I build testable models of the world that can help managers to make decisions.

In my papers I tend to use the latest econometrics methods such as the Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD), the synthetic control method.

My working papers have been recognized at multiple conferences such as Best PhD Paper Prize (finalist, SMS), Max Boisot Award (finalist, EGOS), Best Paper in Strategy (won, AMCIS), Honorable Mention (won, ASAC) among others.

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I am the chair of the organizing committee of the 3rd Toronto Fintech Conference, please consider submitting your relevant paper by June 2020!