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Amir Bahman Radnejad, Ph.D.

Department: Management

Assistant Professor of Management

  • Education
  • PHD, University of Calgary
  • MS, University of Manchester
  • BS, University of Tehran
Amir Bahman Radnejad

Amir Bahman Radnejad, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of management in the Sigmund Wies School of Business. He teaches strategy, entrepreneurship and international business. 

His research focus is on sustainable development, innovation strategies, entrepreneurship and energy industry. He has published several research papers and has been invited to speak at some of the most prestigious universities, on radio shows and TV programs, and at international conferences.

He is an engaging leader with more than 10 years of high profile progression and recognition for his top leadership performance; strategic consultative business advice to clients, mainly in the energy industry; and expertise in areas of sustainable development, renewable energy, conventional/unconventional oil and energy technology development.

He earned his Ph.D. in strategy and global management from the University of Calgary, Canada; master's degree in innovation management and entrepreneurship from the University of Manchester, UK; and BSc in chemical engineering from University of Tehran, Iran.

Education:

- PhD Candidate in Strategy & Global Management (Energy & Environmental Specialization), 2016 Haskayne School of Business (AACSB accredited), University of Calgary, Canada
- MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, 2010 Manchester Business School (AACSB accredited), University of Manchester, United Kindgom
- BSc Chemical Engineering, 2009 Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Academic Work Experience:

- Assistant Professor of Management, 2016-Ongoing Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University USA
- Member of External Advisory Board, 2014-2016 Center for Corporate Sustainability (CCS), Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada
- Sessional Instructor, 2014-2015 Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada
- Data Analyst, 2012 Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy, University of Calgary, Canada

Non-Academic Work Experience:

- Corporate Strategy Consultant, 2010-OngoingSelf-employed, Iran, Canada and United Kingdom
- Business Development Director, 2016-2017Geometrics Energy Corporation, Canada
- Co-Founder/ Business Development Director, 2013-2016Sabz Consulting Group, Canada
- Energy Technology Analyst, 2013-2015Innovate Calgary, Canada

Publications:

- Amir Bahman Radnejad, Harrie Vredenburg and Jaana Woiceshyn, 2017, "Meta-organizing for open innovation under environmental and social pressures in the oil industry", Technovation: The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technological Management (In Press)

- Amir Bahman Radnejad and Harrie Vredenburg, 2015,  "Collaborative Competitors in a Fast-Changing Technology Environment: Open Innovation in Environmental Technology Development in the Oil and Gas Industry", International Journal of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 19, Nos. ½

 

Conferences:

- Amir Bahman Radnejad and Harrie Vredenburg, 2017, "Disruptive Technological Process Innovation Capability in a Process-oriented Industry", Annual meeting of Academy of Management (AOM), Atlanta, USA

- Amir Bahman Radnejad and Harrie Vredenburg, 2017, "Disruptive Technological Process Innovation Capability in a Process-oriented Industry", Annual meeting of Academy of Management (AOM), Atlanta, USA

- Amir Bahman Radnejad and Harrie Vredenburg, 2016, "The adoption of open innovation to address environmental challenges in a process-oriented industry", Annual meeting of Academy of Management(AOM), California, USA

- Amir Bahman Radnejad and Harrie Vredenburg, 2016, "How to apply the open innovation model in a process-oriented industry", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Edmonton, Canada

- Amir Bahman Radnejad and Harrie Vredenburg, 2015, "Open innovation from TCE perspective", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), Halifax, Canada

Invited Talks/Guest Lecturing

- Title: "How Canadians are working together to make the oil industry become environmentally friendly?", John's Hopkins University, USA, 2017

- Title: "Open Innovation and Collaboration in the oil industry", University of Lethbridge, Canada, 2013

- Title: "Sustainable Energy Development", University of Tehran, Iran, 2011

Awards and Grants

- Enbridge Corporate Sustainability Award, Canada ($20,000), 2012 and 2015

- Robert A. Willson Doctoral Management Scholarship, University of Calgary, Canada, ($10,000), 2014

- UKERC grant, Carbon Management Canada (CMC), Canada, ($2,000),2013

- Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Scholarship Award, Canada ($28,000), 2012

- Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships, University of Calgary ($11,000), 2012

- Full scholarship for bachelor's degree, University of Tehran, Iran,  2004

Courses taught:

  • MGMT-333 New Ventures: Start-Up to Exit
  • MGMT-350 International Business
  • MGMT-400 Business Policy and Strategy
  • MGMT-434 Entrepreneurial Experience
  • MGMT-435 Entrepreneurial Venture Strategy
  • MGMT-501 Independent Study