Amir Taherizadeh

Title: 
Faculty Lecturer
Amir Taherizadeh
Contact Information
Email address: 
amir.taherizadeh [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
lijuan.xue2 [at] mcgill.ca
Address: 

1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Degree(s): 

Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Science, Technology and Society (STS), Canada
M.B.A., University of Malaya (UM), Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
M.A., University of Isfahan, Iran

Area(s): 
Strategy & Organization
Teaching areas: 

- Innovation and Technology Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Business Model

Office: 
Bronfman 469
Office hours: 

During the current pandemic, office hours are held online, please email me.

Courses: 

MGCR 331 Information Systems
INSY 432 Digital Business Models
INSY 440 E-Business
MGPO 460 Managing Innovation 
BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship
INTG 201 Integrated Management Essentials 1
INTG 202 Integrated Management Essentials 2

Areas of expertise: 

Open and Distributed R&D and Innovation Management
Digital Transformation

Group: 
Faculty
CAS Professoriate
Stream: 
Technology & Innovation
Research areas: 
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
IT-enabled Business Models
Taught previously at: 

- UQAM (Canada)
- ETS (Canada)
- Nuremberg Institute of Technology Georg Simon Ohm (Germany)
 

Selected publications: 

Fees, W., & Taherizadeh, A. (2012). Exploring the employee-driven innovation concept by comparing ‘innovation capability management’ among German and Chinese firms. In S. H.yrup, M. Bonnafous- Boucher, C. Hass, M. Lotz & Kirsten M.ller (Eds.), Employee Driven Innovation- A New Approach (Chapter 10). Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 185-210.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Funding

Level

University Partner

Industry Partner

Director

Value CA$

Period

1

CIRANO – Finance Ministry

Post-doc

Polytechnique Montréal

n.a.

Catherine Beaudry

62000.00

2019-2020

2

Dissertation Publication

Ph.D.

UQAM-CIRST

CIRST

Jorge Niosi

2000.00

2016

3

SSHRC

Ph.D.

UQAM-ESG- Canada Research Chair on the Management of Technology & Technology Policy

n.a.

Jorge Niosi

20000.00

2015-2016

4

Mitacs Accelerate

Ph.D.

UQAM

Savoir-faire Linux

Marc Banik

30000.00

2013-2014

5

Bourse doctorale Maurice L’Abbé

Ph.D.

CIRST-UQAM

n.a.

Marc Banik

4500.00

2013-2014

6

FARE

Ph.D.

Bourses d'excellence de la Faculté des sciences humaines- UQAM

n.a.

Marc Banik Jorge Niosi

10332.00

2013-2016

7

FARE

Ph.D.

Bourses de recrutement du concours de Bourses d’excellence de l’UQAM

n.a.

Marc Banik

4000.00

2012-2013

8

Conference Attendance Funding

Ph.D.

CIRST-UQAM

n.a.

Marc Banik Jorge Niosi

2534.04

2012-2016

9

Staedtler Grant

M.B.A.
Research Fellow

Nuremberg Institute of Technology Georg Simon Ohm (Germany)

n.a.

Werner Fees

10000.00

2011-2012

Interviews: 

Panelist- Salon du Logiciel Libre (i.e. Open Source) du Quebec, Panel hosted by Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Canada, Sep 20, 2016.

Projects: 

Post-Doc Project

2019-2020: How do AI-based inventions, classified as "innovation process", affect productivity in Québec’s manufacturing plants? (Projet CER-1920-57-D) at Polytechnique Montréal - CIRANO

Mitacs Project

2013-2014: Deconstructing the Borromean Trinity of Free/Libre and Open Source Software Development: A Case Study at Savoir-faire Linux. (Mitacs-Accelerate Project Nr. IT02945). Montreal (QC): Mitacs-Accelerate Program.

Conferences: 

1) Taherizadeh, A., and Isabelle, D. (2019, April 7-10). Do theories of strategic alliances adequately explain open-source technological collaborations? Paper published and presented at ISPIM Connects Ottawa on Innovation for local and global impact, Ottawa, Canada.

2) Taherizadeh, A. (2016, July 06-08). Developing the inductive theory of OSS technological collaborations as a new breed of strategic alliances. Paper published and presented at the 16 International Schumpeter Society (ISS) Conference on Evolutionary Economics, Montreal, Canada.

3) Taherizadeh, A. (2016, April 28-29). Swimming against the current: Why is ‘open innovation’ concept so rarely criticized? Edited by K. A. Grant, and S. Wise, ISBN: 978-1-910810-86-6 (pp. 255-262). Paper published and presented at the 4th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE), Toronto, Canada.

4) Taherizadeh, A., and Banik, M. (2014, June 8-11). Investigating coordination mechanisms of the Borromean Trinity of open source software development. Paper published and presented at the XXV ISPIM Conference – Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society (ISBN: 978-952-265-590-5), Dublin, Ireland.

5) Banik, M., and Taherizadeh, A. (2014, May 27-30). Investigating the Borromean Trinity of open source software innovation: Case study research for theory building on open innovation. Paper published and presented at the Industry Studies Conference – Sustaining Sustainability in the Face of Increasing Risk, Portland, U.S.A.

6) Taherizadeh, A., Devi, S., & Fees, W. (2011, November 15-17). Innovation capability in Malaysia: An empirical investigation. Paper published and presented at the 9th GLOBELICS International Conference on Creativity, Innovation and Economic Development, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

7) Taherizadeh, A. (2011, May 16-26). The effects of international trade and investment on the Malaysian SMEs’ innovation capability development. Paper published and presented at the 7th International PhD school on National Systems of Innovation and Economic Development, GLOBELICS Academy 2011, Tampere, Finland.

8) Fees, W., and Taherizadeh, A. (2011, July 1-3). Innovation capability in the Chinese, German, and US firms: An empirical comparative investigation. Paper published and presented at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

9) Fees, W., and Taherizadeh, A. (2009, February 3-6). Innovation management in China: What casts a cloud? Edited by L. Murry Gillin, ISBN: 978-0-9803328-5-8 (pp.1253-1266). Paper published and presented at the 6th AGSE Int. Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, University of Adelaide- South Australia.

10) Fees, W., and Taherizadeh, A. (2008, November 12-13). Ownership type and innovation management in China. Paper published and presented at IIBD & LEWI International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Hong Kong.

11) Taherizadeh, A. (2017, August 05). Technological Battles of OSS Firms/Communities to Shape the Future of Broadcasting Industry - The Case of Savoir-faire Linux’s R&D Project on FFmpeg. The 18th annual DebConf, Montreal, Canada.

12) Taherizadeh, A. (2017, April 28). An Empirical Investigation of ‘Technological Collaboration’ in shared R&D and Innovation Processes in the Open Source Software Industry. Paper presented at 19e Colloque des cycles supérieurs du CIRST, Montréal, Canada.

13) Taherizadeh, A. (June 12-13, 2017). Open-source software: a tool for digital transformation in the broadcasting industry. Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)’s Montreal BootCamp 2017 on Media in the IP Era, Montreal (QC), Canada. 

14) Taherizadeh, A. (2011, May 16-26). The Effects of International Trade and Investment on the Malaysian SMEs’ Innovation Capability Development. The 11th Research Training Camp of GLOBELICS Academy on Innovation and Economic Development. University of Tampere, Finland.

15) Fees, W., and Taherizadeh, A., & Hurle, A. (2010, May 20-21). Innovation potential in Mexican firms: An empirical study. Paper published and presented at the 5th International Conference on Innovation Management-Global Entrepreneurship, Poznan, Poland.

16) Fees, W., and Taherizadeh, A. (2009, May 21-22). Innovation management in China: Does ownership matter? Paper published and presented at the 4th International Conference on Innovation Management: The Cutting Edge of Business Education and Practice of Global Collaboration, Poznan, Poland.

17) Taherizadeh, A., and Yousefi Fard, P. (2009, May 21-22). Service quality dimensions in higher education: M.B.A. students’ perspective. Paper published and presented at the 4th International Conference on Innovation Management: The Cutting Edge of Business Education and Practice of Global Collaboration, Poznan, Poland.

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