Department of Business Administration

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Thesis defence coming up: Three questions for Tanya Kolyaka

Published: 2021-05-02

After completing the doctoral education PhD student Tanya Kolyaka will defend her thesis 19 May. Get a quick glimpse of her thesis, experiences and near future.

Tanya Kolyaka will defend her thesis 19 May. Photo: Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Hi, Tanya! You are about to defend your thesis Financial Bootstrapping as Relational Contract: Linking resource needs, bootstrapping behaviors, and outcomes of bootstrapping exchanges. In short, what is your thesis about?

"My thesis is about what entrepreneurs actually do when it comes to financing their firms – small, young, risky, and barely attractive to the traditional capital market. It is also about what resource needs actually are, and how an entrepreneur can separate the needs from wants and apply reason to the own choices in relation to resources that can be obtained for free versus others that might be worth paying market price for. It is also about potential costs and benefits of frugal resource management. In my thesis, I aimed to offer a nuanced perspective on understanding, interlinking, and conceptually grounding resource needs, entrepreneurial behaviors to address such needs, and the possible outcomes thereof." 

In three words, how would you describe your years as a PhD student at LUSEM?

"Self-discovery. Perseverance. Expertise."

What are you up to now?

"Having been an entrepreneur for a number of years, I have a good understanding of financing practices in young and small firms. Thanks to my recent research experience, I also gained the overarching perspective on financing challenges and outcomes of various resource-related choices and behaviors. I would like to work with policy for promoting the emergence and development of new firms, and now actively look for career opportunities in Swedish regional and national organizations supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem."

Thank you, Tanya! Wishing you all the best!

More about Tanya

Tanya is a PhD student at Department of Business Administration at LUSEM with focus on Entrepreneurship.

Tanya's profile in the Research Portal

About Tanya's defence


Tanya's "Spikning"

Tanya traditionally nailed her thesis during the "Spikning" ceremony 21 April in the Blue Hall in EC3 at LUSEM.