Sofia Johan

Associate Professor of Finance, Florida Atlantic University

Sofia Johan is Associate Professor of Finance at Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Visiting Professor at InnoLab, University of Vaasa, Finland. She is co-editor of Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and associate editor of the British Journal of Management, the International Journal of Finance and Economics, and the British Accounting Review. She is on the editorial boards of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal, Emerging Markets Review, and Finance Research Letters, among others. Her research focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, alternative investments (hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, real estate investment trusts, and IPOs) and alternative finance (crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and cryptocurrencies).

Recent Research by Sofia Johan

— Jul 7, 2023
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ESG Mandates and Managerial Efficiency

ESG Mandates and Managerial Efficiency is a new essay from the Institute’s series on the ESG (environmental, social and governance) movement. Specifically, it addresses the question of whether regulation-imposed ESG mandates affect the principal relationship between shareholders and managers in public companies: are shareholders affected when a company’s management prioritizes ESG considerations over profit-enhancing decisions?

— Mar 4, 2021
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Achieving the Four-Day Work Week: Essays on Improving Productivity Growth in Canada

Achieving the 4-Day Work Week: Essays on Improving Productivity Growth in Canada is a new essay series, authored by notable economists and analysts from across North America, that identifies and discusses a set of initiatives that promise to improve Canada’s labour productivity growth rate, which is essential to achieve a 4-day work week without sacrificing compensation. In broad terms, the initiatives identified in these essays promote faster productivity growth by encouraging more investment in physical and human capital, and by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship.

— Aug 2, 2018
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Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship

Financial Markets, Laws, and Entrepreneurship and Spurring Entrepreneurship through Capital Gains Tax Reform—chapters in a recent book on demographics and entrepreneurship—find that eliminating, or at least lowering, Canada’s uncompetitive tax rate on capital gains is the best policy for encouraging entrepreneurial financing, which is critical for new business startups.