Tanya Kolyaka

Doctoral Student, Doctoral student, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, MSc in International Marketing and Brand Management, ManagementKnown as name: Tanya Kolyaka

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration Studies


  • entrepreneurship, new firms, resource management, start-up, inductive studies, theory-building, resource logics, finance, bootstrapping, outcomes, longitudinal studies


My PhD project is an in-depth longitudinal study of entrepreneurs' attitudes towards possibilities to finance their firms, as well as individual stakeholders' perceptions of bootstrapping behaviors and their possible outcomes. My study's overarching aim is to extend and nuance the understanding of financial bootstrapping in new firms. I work mostly with qualitative tools - observations, unstructured and semi-structured interviews, qualitative diaries. My area of expertise also includes systematic literature reviews and bibliometric analysis with network mapping software.