Dr Hannan Mahdiraji

Dr Hannan Mahdiraji

Department of Management
Associate Professor in Business Analytics

Contact details

University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Business Analytics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Previously, he was a Strategy and Business Analytics Lecturer and the Programme Leader of MSc IB at the School of Business, University of Leicester. Before, he was a Senior Lecturer in Business and Management at De Montfort University, Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University, and Assistant Professor in Management Science at the Faculty of Management, University of Tehran. He graduated with his PhD in Management Science in 2012 from the University of Tehran. His primary interest areas include multiple-criteria decision-making methods, game theory, and supply chain management. Since 2011, he has published research papers in respected international journals, including the British Journal of Management, Risk Analysis: An International Journal, Journal of Operational Research Society, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Expert Systems with Applications, Cleaner Production, etc. He has also participated in and presented articles at prestigious international conferences such as the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business.


2012, Management Science (Operations Management), PhD

2008, Management Science (Operations Research), MSc

2005, Management Science, BA (Hons) 

2020, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, FHEA, PR189784

2020, Certified Management & Business Educator, CMBE, P79451

2021, Chartered Management Institute, MCMI, P04812801


  • Data Analytics and Predictive Modelling (PG)
  • Managing Global Operations (PG)
  • Managing Operations and Projects (UG)

Postgraduate supervision

Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji has supervised many PG dissertations (over 100) and PhD thesis (over 15 completions). Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji is eager to participate in PhD application in the following topics:

1)    Game Theory in Business and Management

2)    Decision Making in Business and management

3)    Sustainable Logistics and Global Supply Chains


  • Game Theory in Business and Management
  • Decision Making in Business and management
  • Sustainable Logistics and Global Supply Chains

Other activities

  • Member of the Academy of Management (AOM) (ID 167831).
  • Member of the Academy of International Business (AIB) (ID 53392).


Recent publications


Jafari-Sadeghi, V & Amoozad, H (eds) 2023, Decision-Making in International Entrepreneurship: Unveiling Cognitive Implications Towards Entrepreneurial Internationalisation. Entrepreneurial Behaviour Series, Emerald Publishing Limited. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80382-233-420231017


Mahdiraji, HA, Tavana, M & Rezayar, A 2023, 'A Game-Theoretic Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Social Responsibility and Supply Chain Profitability', Cybernetics and Systems, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 104-137. https://doi.org/10.1080/01969722.2022.2055402

Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Sharifpour Arabi, H, Beheshti, M & Vrontis, D 2023, 'A mixed-method analysis of Industry 4.0 technologies in value generation for collaborative consumption companies', Management Decision. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-04-2023-0618

Pasha, N, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Razavi Hajiagha, SH, Garza-Reyes, JA & Joshi, R 2023, 'A multi-objective flexible manufacturing system design optimization using a hybrid response surface methodology', Operations Management Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12063-023-00412-w

Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Yaftiyan, F, Abbasi-Kamardi, A, Jafari-Sadeghi, V, Sahut, J-M & Dana, L-P 2023, 'A synthesis of boundary conditions with adopting digital platforms in SMEs: an intuitionistic multi-layer decision-making framework', Journal of Technology Transfer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-023-10028-8

Beheshti, M, ZareRavasan, A, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Jafari-Sadeghi, V & Sakka, G 2023, 'An overview of the consumer-centric disruptive technology research: Insights from topic modelling and literature review', Journal of Consumer Behaviour. https://doi.org/10.1002/cb.2204

Mahdiraji, HA, Govindan, K, Madadi, S & Arturo Garza-Reyes, J 2023, 'Coordination in a closed-loop sustainable supply chain considering dual-channel and cost-sharing contract: Evidence from an emerging economy', Journal of the Operational Research Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2022.2147032

Sukumar, A, Mahdiraji, HA & Jafari-Sadeghi, V 2023, 'Cyber risk assessment in small and medium-sized enterprises: A multilevel decision-making approach for small e-tailors', Risk Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.14092

Maleki, H, Aghazadeh, H, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Vrontis, D & Mohammadi, E 2023, 'Disentangling sustainability and resiliency factors in buyer-supplier relationships: A state-of-the-art review', Journal of Business Research, vol. 164, 114037. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2023.114037

Jafari-Sadeghi, V, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Alam, GM & Mazzoleni, A 2023, 'Entrepreneurs as strategic transformation managers: Exploring micro-foundations of digital transformation in small and medium internationalisers', Journal of Business Research, vol. 154, 113287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.08.051

Esmaelnezhad, D, Taghizadeh-Yazdi, M, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H & Vrontis, D 2023, 'International strategic alliances for collaborative product Innovation: An agent-based scenario analysis in biopharmaceutical industry', Journal of Business Research, vol. 158, 113663. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2023.113663

Hajiagha, SHR, Mahdiraji, HA, Hashemi, SS, Garza-Reyes, JA & Joshi, R 2023, 'Public Hospitals Performance Measurement through a Three-Staged Data Envelopment Analysis Approach: Evidence from an Emerging Economy', Cybernetics and Systems, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/01969722.2022.2055382

Mahdiraji, HA, Yaftiyan, F, Kamardi, AAA, Garza-Reyes, JA & Hajiagha, SHR 2023, 'The role of Industry 4.0 technologies on performance measurement systems of supply chains during global pandemics: anĀ interval-valued intuitionistic hesitant fuzzy approach', International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 1147-1171. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-03-2022-0094

Mahdiraji, HA, Hajiagha, SHR, Jafari-Sadeghi, V, Busso, D & Devalle, A 2023, 'Towards financing the entrepreneurial SMEs: exploring the innovation drivers of successful crowdfunding via a multi-layer decision-making approach', European Journal of Innovation Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJIM-12-2021-0618

Beheshti, M, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H & Rocha-Lona, L 2023, 'Transitioning drivers from linear to circular economic models: evidence of entrepreneurship in emerging nations', Management Decision. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-02-2023-0279

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