Dr. Sam Solaimani is Associate Professor at Center of Marketing and Supply Chain Management. He is fascinated about business model innovation and business value creation with new emerging technologies, particularly in the untapped areas of digital supply chains and industry 4.0. His areas of interest varies from business model innovation for digital supply chain; collaborative supply chains and multi-sided platforms and inherent complexities; state-of-the-art technologies (including big data, AI, blockchain, 3D) in supply chain context, to Lean philosophy in low-volume-high-diversity, knowledge intensive or startup contexts.
Sam’s research is mainly driven by his national and international collaboration with research institutes and corporate partners, including but not limited to, KPN, Siemens, Philips, ABN Amro, Achmea, TNO, Uneto VNI, Getronics, Cap Gemini; and many SMEs and startups in the manufacturing, FMCG, consumer electronics sectors. He has published numerous articles, some of which have recently appeared in the journals of the European Management Review (EMR), Electronic Markets (EM), Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), Business Process Management (BMPJ), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (TFSC) and Information Systems Management (ISM).
Sam is lecturer and responsible for several core courses including “Operations & Supply Chain Management”, “Big Data Analytics in Business”, “Operations & Process Management” and “Information Systems & Emerging Technologies”. In all his courses, the triangle of socio-cultural dynamism, techno-economical complexities and tradeoffs, and business values and conditions, is at core. Besides, he frequently delivers seminars and workshops to Nyenrode’s in-house programs and corporate partners. He is certified as a Lean Master Trainer by McKinsey & Company, has earned a black belt from the Lean Management Institute, and performs regularly for Nyenrode Lean Institute.
Sam holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology with a focus on “business model innovation and implementation in complex networks”; MSc (Cum Laude) in Business Information Systems (University of Amsterdam); and BSc in Information Science (Utrecht University). He is also affiliated with the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley, US), the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) at Delft University of Technology, and the SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (Mumbai, India).