Postdoctoral Associate

Ayinwi Muma is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. Her research examines the impact of regulatory policy changes on entrepreneurial activity across various socially-constructed identity groups, e.g., race and gender.

Her dissertation explores three central questions:  First, in “normal times” how do young, relatively unknown entrepreneurial firms introduce novel technologies into established organizational contexts?  Second, what happened to investments in early-stage entrepreneurship during the COVID-19 pandemic?  Third, how did the June 2022 overturn of Roe v. Wade affect subsequent entrepreneurial activity across states in the U.S., and what are the implications for entrepreneurship and labor force participation among women?

Ayinwi holds a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University, an M.B.A. in Strategic Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and (will soon hold!) a Ph.D. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University in Summer 2023.