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Amy Ann Vik

PhD Research Fellow

9I252 ( Universitetsveien 19, Kristiansand )

Amy is a Pakistani-Norwegian with 20 years of professional work experience in various multinational companies. In 2016, Amy started her first company. From a long-term perspective and considering entrepreneurial finance challenges, she got interested in crowdfunding.

She is currently pursuing her PhD in International Business at The University of Agder - Norway, where her research focus is on crowdfunding the emerging economies. From before, she has two master’s degrees: one from Australia in Human & International Relations and the second from Norway in Business Management. She has a bachelor’s degree from Pakistan in Psychology.

She is affiliated with the University of Agder's Center for Entrepreneurship and the Crowdfunding Research Center. As part of her academic activities, she teaches Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and give lectures on crowdfunding at both bachelor and master levels.

She also holds customized seminars and workshops around the globe in collaboration with other universities, incubators, accelerators, and actively participates in several think tanks to promote entrepreneurship, especially in the financially excluded unbanked sectors.


LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/amyannvik

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0143-6212

ResearchGate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Amy_Vik

Research interests

  • Crowdfunding
  • FinTech
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Economies


Courses and teaching

  • Master level with 7.5 ECTS: Crowdfunding Lab - ORG 457
  • Bachelor level with 7.5 ECTS: Entrepreneurship - MA 155 & ORG 207

Academic interests

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Fintech
  • Crowdfunding

Scientific publications

  • Vik, Amy Ann (2020). Crowdfunding The New Normal.
  • Vik, Amy Ann (2018). Presented paper in Doctoral Consortium on Crowdfunding Success Factors at The Financial Management Association (International) European Conference - FMA 2018, Norway.
  • Vik, Amy Ann (2018). Panel Discussion on Crowdfunding Success factors, covered by Ngowi TV - Local News, Tanzania.
  • Vik, Amy Ann (2018). Presented paper in Conference on Crowdfunding Success Factors at the 3rd International Conference of Business and Management in Emerging Markets - ICBMEM, 2018, Tanzania.
  • Vik, Amy Ann; Fordelsen, Tomas (2018). :Crowdfunding Education, covered by Kristiansand Avis - Local News Paper, Norway.
  • Vik, Amy Ann (2018). Presented paper in Doctoral Consortium on Crowdfunding Success Factors at the 7TH Ålborg International Business Conference - IBC 2018, Denmark.

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