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Danica Jojich, MFA, BFA

Associate Professor, Sculpture, Studio Arts


Office: S-VA 246 
Visual Arts Building,
1395 René Lévesque W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4643
Email: danica.jojich@concordia.ca

Mehdi Farashahi holds a BSc in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University, and a MBA and a PhD in strategy from Concordia University. He is one of the founders and the Chair of Montreal Local/Global Research Group. His research interests combine institutional theory, organizations' forms and strategies, and global/local issues. He is particularly interested in management practices of firms in the global business environment and more specifically in developing and emerging economies. The applicability of western management theories in exploring management practices in other parts of the world has always been in his research agenda. Making aggregate analysis as a type of meta-analytical approach in synthesizing research through systematic review of literature is another field of his research since 2001. These systematic reviews are reflected in his publications and conference presentations. Most recent areas of his research are institutional entrepreneurship, organizational identity and internationalization of SMEs. He has conducted empirical research using samples from aviation, textile, and hotel industries. 

Dr. Farashahi has published in journals such as Organization Studies, Management International Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of International Management, International Journal of Management Education, International Studies of Management and Organization, International Journal of Management Reviews and The International Journal of Commerce and Management. He has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the fields of strategy and international business at the Department of Management of John Molson School of Business since 1998. He is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Dean Award for teaching excellence at graduate level. He holds various technical licenses for different types of airplanes and has sixteen years of working experience as a field engineer, quality control inspector, technical manager, and training manager in the airline industry.

Education

PhD (Concordia University)

Areas of expertise

  • International business
  • Strategic Management
  • Internationalization of SMEs
  • Institutional change and economic development
  • Management and organizations in emerging and developing countries
  • Local/global institutions and strategy of firms
  • Management of multinational corporations
  • Synthesizing research
  • Aviation industry


Teaching interest

PhD Seminars

- International Management Seminar

- Debating Strategic Management Seminar

MSc Courses

- International Management

- Strategic Management

MBA Courses

- Global Competition and International Strategies

- Business Policy and Strategy

- Strategy and Joint Ventures

- Managing Strategic Action

EMBA Courses

- Managing in a Global Environment

- International Business

Managing Strategic Action

Strategy and Joint Ventures

- Aviation Strategic management 

Undergraduate courses

- Internationalization of SMEs 

- Management of Multinational Corporations 

Strategy and Competition

- Cross-cultural Management

Executive Centre JMSB

Seminar Certificate in Strategic Management (ICAO)

- Strategic Planning and Innovation (ICAO)

- Cross-cultural Management and Its Challenges

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