Mohammad Hossein Zarei

Mohammad Hossein Zarei




UPM - Madrid


Polimi – Milan



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Mohammad Hossein Zarei is one of the six candidates worldwide who entered the European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) program in 2014. He works with Ruth Carrasco Gallego in the Department of Organization Engineering, Business Administration and Statistics, ETSII, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (as his home university). His PhD research is about sustainable supply chains and green procurement for public health sector.

Hossein holds a Master of Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2012) where he graduated with First Class Honours. After his graduation he has enriched his academic experience by working in three universities of his hometown, Mashhad, where he lectured undergraduate students of industrial engineering and management. His consistent research and collaboration with academia resulted in the publication of several scientific papers in well known peer-reviewed journals.

He holds several honors and certificates such as the Distinguished Researcher in the First National Symposium on Productivity in Iran (2013), completion of Quality Management System Awareness, Documentation and Internal Audit (ISO 9001:2008), Material Flow Cost Accounting (ISO14051:2011), and Quality Management Systems. In addition to his achievements in academia, he has a strong working background. He served in different positions such as the head of business plan department in two engineering consulting companies and inventory manager in an industrial plant in Iran.


Journal Papers:

Omid Rasouli and Mohammad Hossein Zarei, "Monitoring and reducing patient dissatisfaction: a case study of an Iranian public hospital", Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/14783363.2015.1016869

Mohammad Hossein Zarei and Kuan Yew Wong, "Making the recruitment decision for fresh university graduates: a study of employment in an industrial organisation", International Journal of Management and Decision Making, vol. 13 no. 4, pp. 380-402, 2014.

Majid Nejatian and Mohammad Hossein Zarei, "Moving towards Organizational Agility: Are We Improving in the Right Direction?", Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, vol. 14 no. 4, pp. 241-253, 2013.

Majid Nejatian, Mehran Nejati, Mohammad Hossein Zarei, and Somaye Soltani, "Critical Enablers for Knowledge Creation Process: Synthesizing the Literature", Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, vol. 5 no. 2, pp. 105-119, 2013.

Conference Papers:

Mohammad Hossein Zarei, Amin Nikakhtar, Arousha Haghighian Roudsari, Najmeh Madadi, and Kuan Yew Wong, "Identifying Significant Factors of Brick Laying Process through Design of Experiment and Computer Simulation: a Case Study", World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (International Science Index), ICIME 2012: International Conference on Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Perth, Australia, December 6-7, vol. 6 no.12, pp. 1646-1650, 2012.

Amin Nikakhtar, Kuan Yew Wong, Mohammad Hossein Zarei, and Ashkan Memari, "Comparison of Two Simulation Software for Modeling a Construction Process", IEEE Computer Society (Scopus indexed), CIMSim 2011: The Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling, and Simulation, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 20-22, pp. 200-205, 2011.

Current research:

His current research agenda concentrates on the social and environmental pillars of sustainable supply chains and their integration. A special attention is drawn to green procurement in health sector. His other research interests are multiple-criteria decision making, organizational and enterprise agility, and service applications of statistical process control.

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  • Emrah Karakaya - Edition I

    EDIM is a great opportunity to learn from diverse cultures, grow in double academic areas, contribute to each other and be recognized in a large network. It is a unique doctoral program with its multi-disciplinary research topics and quarterly workshops. I love EDIM!
  • Andres Ramirez Portilla – Edition I

    One of the great advantages of this program is the EDIM workshops, where you can develop and enhance your academic and professional networking. The EDIM workshops need to be considered as a best practice by other Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programs
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    I am glad to be part of this program not only because of the opportunities EDIM has created for me but also for the wonderful people I have come across during this program. I hope that the future days will be as thrilling, inspiring and stimulating as it has been
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    EDIM for me is an industry of knowledge and where you find a career. When it comes to my future uncertainties, EDIM is a combination of both: present partners and future lifelong contacts
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    EDIM is a life changing experience: it has changed where I live, what I do, whom I know and what I want. It's also a great source of friends and potential future colleagues. I feel part of a large international community of interesting people with lots of common interests
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    EDIM is like a journey. But, not only a research journey! EDIM is a program by which you can explore different cultures, systems, environments as well as knowledge perspectives. I believe EDIM is one of the best programs for experiencing different managerial contexts
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    Being part of EDIM is more than just doing a PhD. It is about creating family within the academic circle. I am happy to be part of this diverse community with ample informal learning opportunities