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Arash Amirkhany

Arash Amirkhany PhD anticipated 2014
MBA Management, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Electrical Engineering, KNT University, Iran

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Arash Amirkhany's research interests revolve around institutionalization and institutional change. In particular, Arash is interested in processes underlying creation, maintenance, and disruption of institutions. He is also interested in how behavior and strategies of several actors affect the diffusion of ideas and practices in an institutional field. His current focus is on integrating both rational and cultural-cognitive behavioral models with non-logical models (i.e. behavioral models that emphasize the role of emotions in explaining human behavior) in explaining the institutional processes in social systems. Arash is also interested in the areas of strategic management and policy in a global context. In particular, he is interested in understanding the dynamics among institutional settings in the home and host countries of multinational corporations, host country corporations, and global institutional pressures. Arash has three years of consulting experience in petrochemical industries in Iran.



Selected Research

Conference Proceedings

  • M. Moeini, A. Amirkhany, 2010. Interorganizational Relationships Participation and Form: An Institutional Logics Perspective, ASAC 2010 conference one page summary proceedings, Regina, SK, Canada

Publications

  • E. Nejabat, A. Amirkhany, R. Movarrei, H. Ebrahimi and A. N. Sani, (2008). A Guide to Project Based Organizations Excellence Model, National Petrochemical Company Publications: Tehran, Iran.

Working Paper

  • A. Amirkhany, 2011, Multinational Enterprises' Entry Strategy and Institutional Instability in Host Countries, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • A. Amirkhany, 2011, (De)Institutionalization And The Interplay Of Sentiments, Meanings,
    And (Inter)Actions In Discourses, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • A. Amirkhany, Classical Theories of Behavior and Institutional Entrepreneurship, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada


Conference & Seminar Presentations

  • A. Amirkhany, 2011, Multinational Enterprises' Entry Strategy and Institutional Instability in Host Countries, Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2011 (PDW), San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • A. Amirkhany, M. Farashahi, 2011. Formality and Overall Strength of Host Country Institutional Environments and Firms’ Entry Strategy, presented at Montreal Local Global Research Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • A. Amirkhany, M. Farashahi, 2010. Formal and Informal Institutions and the Entry Strategies of Multinationals, Academy of International Business (AIB) 2010 conference (Interactive), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • M. Moeini, A. Amirkhany, 2010. Interorganizational Relationships Participation and Form: An Institutional Logics Perspective, ASAC 2010 conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • A. Amirkhany, 2010, MNEs Entry Strategy And Institutional Instability In Host Countries, presented at Montreal Local Global Research Group (MLGRG), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • A. Amirkhany, 2010, MNEs Entry Strategy And Institutional Instability In Host Countries, presented at 2nd annual graduate research exposition, John Molson School of Business, Montreal, Canada
  • E. Nejabat, A. Amirkhany, (2008) Project Based Organizations Excellence Model, the 1st National Congress on Project Management Excellence, Tehran, Iran
  • E. Nejabat, H. Ossooli, A. Amirkhany, H. Naseri, and A. Shakeri, (2006) An Introduction to Project Management Excellence and Maturity Models, the 3rd  International Conference on Project Management, Tehran, Iran

Teaching

Workshop on “Acquaintance with Project Based Organization's Excellence Model”
  • 4th  international project management conference, Iran (Aug 2008)
  • 3rd international project management conference, Iran (Feb 2007) 
Training workshops for internal and external assessors of the "Project Based Organizational Excellence Model"
  • Rahbaran Petrochemical Company, Tehran, Iran (Jan 2007-Dec 2009)           
  • Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran (Apr 2008-Dec 2009)
  • Industrial Management Institute, Iran (Jul 2008-Dec 2009)

Selected Honours & Awards

  • Bob and Raye Briscoe PhD Fellowship in Business Administration
  • Bourse D’études D’excellence du Centre Desjardins D’innovation en Financement D’entreprises, 2010
  • Concordia University International Tuition Fee Remission Award, 2010
  • Concordia University Conference Award, 2010

Academic Service

  • AIB 2011, review services
  • MLGRG One-day Conference 2011, coordination services
  • AIB 2010, review services


Career Experience

  • Research Assistant, Prof. Michael Carney, Concordia University   
    Aug 2010 – Present
  • Research Assistant, Prof. Mehdi Farashahi, Concordia University
    June 2010 – Dec 2010
  • National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Representative to Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
    Establishing an excellence center in Iran University of Science and Technology in request of NPC
    Jan 2009- Aug 2009
  • Cofounder and Managing Director, Project Excellerators, Tehran, Iran
    Development of Project Management Methodology
    • Hampa Eng. Co: a leading company in international Oil & Gas and Petrochemical (OGP) industries
    • CCM Co: A managing contractor for many Oil & Gas projects in Iran
  • Designing organizational structure and processes, Hampa Eng. Co
    Oct 2007- Aug 2009
  • Technical Manager and Senior Designer, Project Management R&D Center, Petroleum Industry Development Management Company (PIDM Co), Tehran, Iran
  • Development of Project Based Organizations Excellence Model (PBOEM) for Iranian petrochemical industry
    Assessment of Iranian petrochemical projects performance
    Assessment of many Iranian contractors in national petrochemical industries
    Several training workshops for internal and external assessors of PBOEM.
    Establishing an assessment unit responsible for rolling out PBOEM
    Apr 2006- Dec 2008