Dr. Sam Solaimani is Assistant Professor at Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
Currently, within a consortium of ABN AMRO, Achmea and McKinsey & Company (Nyenrode Lean Institute) he investigates the intersection of Lean philosophy and various cutting-edge areas of management, including innovation management, open innovation, supply chain management, information technology, and leadership, both within and beyond the Dutch market. He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, some of which have recently appeared in the journals of Electronic Markets (EM), Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Business Process Management (BMPJ), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC) and Information Systems Management (ISM). His work is mainly based on his international collaboration with universities such as Haas School of Business (UCBerkeley), Åby Academi University (Turku, Finland), Xi’an Jiatong University (Xi’an, China), and Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland). Sam is responsible for two courses, namely, Operations and Process Management (OPM) and Information Systems & Emerging Technologies (ISET), and provides several Lean trainings and workshops to Nyenrode in-house programs and to various business partners. Sam is certified as a Lean Master Trainer by McKinsey & Company and has a Lean black belt by Lean Management Institute.
Sam holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology, with focus on Business Model innovation, analysis and implementation within complex networked enterprise environments. He has obtained a MSc (With Honors) on Business Information Systems from University of Amsterdam and a BSc on Information Science from Utrecht University.
Sam is also affiliated with the center for open innovation at Haas School of Business, UCBerkeley, USA; the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) at Delft University of Technology, and the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, India (SPJIMR).