Solaimani, Sam Ph.D.

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Solaimani, Sam Ph.D.

Degree From Delft University of Technology

Dr. Sam Solaimani is an Adjunct Professor in Technology and Operation Management at AUBG and an Associate Professor at Nyenrode Business University. He also holds a senior management role at Accenture (Netherlands) with a focus on data-led transformation. His domain of expertise includes Digital Transformation, Business Model Innovation, Operational Excellence, Lean Six Sigma, and Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Sam’s research is mainly driven by his national and international collaboration with MNEs and SMEs across various sectors, which has led to many articles in prestigious academic journals, including Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (SCMIJ), Journal of Business Research (JBR), European Management Review (EMR), Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC).

He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), International Community of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), European Operations Management Association (EUROmA), and a regular reviewer for several publishers, including Journal of Business Ethics, TFSC, ISF, and Electronic Markets. He is also an editor for publishers including Frontiers in Sustainability (section: sustainable supply chain management), and Sustainability.

Sam holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology with a focus on business model innovation and operations transformation within complex supply chains; an MSc with honor (Cum Laude) in Business Information Systems (University of Amsterdam); BSc in Information Science (Utrecht University); and various certifications, including Lean Master Trainer by Mckinsey & Company, Lean Black Belt, Scaled Agile Framework (SPC), PRINCE II, TOGAF, ArchiMate, AnyLogic, and several qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Sam has been a visiting scholar at various universities and research institutes including:

  • Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, USA
  • Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • The SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India
  • Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research, Åbo Akademi & Turku School of Economics, Turku, Finland
  • School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland