Dr Mohammad Soltani Delgosha

Mohammad Soltani Delgosha

Department of Management
Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Business Analytics

Contact details

Birmingham Business School
University House
B15 2TT

Mohammad Soltani Delgosha is a Senior Lecturer/Associate professor in Business Analytics at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer in Business and Information Systems at UWE Bristol University. His research focuses on Business Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and how these technologies transform businesses. Particularly, he is interested in researching and developing data mining and text mining solutions. Dr Delgosha has a proven research record in top tier journals such as Technovation, Journal of Business Research, Computers in Human Behavior, Information System Frontiers, among others.


  • PhD in Systems Management
  • MSc in Information Technology Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Industrial Management


Mohammad Delgosha is a Senior Lecturer in Business Analytics at the University of Birmingham. He received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Management, his MSc in Information Technology Management, and his PhD in Systems Management at the University of Tehran.

Dr Delgosha has Industrial and entrepreneurial background in digitalization and information systems development which provides him a rich business understanding of digital technologies. He has worked or consulted in various Digital Transformation or Business Analytics projects, for governmental or commercial firms active in different industries such as Oil & Gas, Logistics, Telecommunication, Insurance, and Finance. He also serves as the Advisor to many start-ups around the world.


  • Digital Business
  • Digital Business Strategy and Data Analytics
  • Business Analytics
  • Data Mining for Business

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Delgosha has supervised over 65 Master and PhD students.

He welcomes PhD application in the broad areas of Digital Technologies:

  • Business Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business
  • Digital Platforms
  • Text Mining of User-Generated Content


Research interests

  • Structured and Unstructured Data Analytics
  • Business Applications and Management of AI
  • Digital Platforms
  • Social Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Applications and Mobile Commerce

Other activities

  • 2021-2022 Principal Investigator of the STFC research project: “Identifying and examining COVID-19 pandemic effect on consumers’ concerns and behaviours in the food supply chains”.
  • 2017-2019 CEO of Tinext company
  • 2014-2016 Co-Founder and General Manager of Rasen Co (a start-up active in mobile application development)
  • 2009-2014 Head of Business Development Centre at Magfa for designing and implementing new Business Models based on Digital Technologies
  • 2006-2009 Principal researcher in Iran Telecommunication Research Centre


Selected Publications:

Hajiheydari, N., Delgosha, M.S., Wang, Y. and Olya, H. (2021), "Exploring the paths to big data analytics implementation success in banking and financial service: an integrated approach", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-04-2021-0209.

Hajiheydari, N., Delgosha, M. S., & Olya, H. (2021). Scepticism and resistance to IoMT in healthcare: Application of behavioural reasoning theory with configurational perspective. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 169, 120807.

Delgosha, M. S., & Hajiheydari, N. (2021). How human users engage with consumer robots? A dual model of psychological ownership and trust to explain post-adoption behaviours. Computers in Human Behavior, 117, 106660.

Delgosha, M. S., Hajiheydari, N., & Talafidaryani, M. (2021). Discovering IoT implications in business and management: A computational thematic analysis. Technovation, 102236.

Hajiheydari, N., & Soltani Delgosha, M. (2021). Why People Collaborate in Civic Crowdfunding Platforms: Configurational Analysis of Citizens Profile. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2021, No. 1, p. 11960). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Delgosha, M. S., & Hajiheydari, N. (2020). On-demand service platforms pro/anti adoption cognition: Examining the context-specific reasons. Journal of Business Research, 121, 180-194.

Soltani Delgosha, M., Hajiheydari, N. and Fahimi, S.M. (2020), "Elucidation of big data analytics in banking: a four-stage Delphi study", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-03-2019-0097.

Delgosha, M. S., Saheb, T., & Hajiheydari, N. (2020). Modelling the asymmetrical relationships between digitalisation and sustainable competitiveness: a cross-country configurational analysis. Information Systems Frontiers, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-020-10029-0.

Hajiheydari, N., & Soltani Delgosha, M. (2020). How to Avoid Falling into Death Spiral: Switching and Multihoming Behaviours in Two-Sided Platforms. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 20010). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Delgosha, M. S., Hajiheydari, N., & Saadatmanesh, H. (2020). Semantic structures of business analytics research: applying text mining methods. Information Research, 25(2), paper 856. http://InformationR.net/ir/25-2/paper856.html.                                                                            

Ghaffari, K., Abdolvand, N., Delgosha, M. S., & Mirsaeidi, S. (2015). Towards cloud computing: a SWOT analysis on its adoption in SMEs. Journal of Information Technology and Applications, 9(3), 82-91.

Soltani Delgosha, M., Haji Heydari, N., & Saheb, T. (2020, June). The configurational impact of digital transformation on sustainability: a country-level perspective. In ECIS2020 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 33, 15-17.

Hajiheydari, N., Delgosha, M. S., & Talafidaryani, M. (2019, December). IS Research Theoretical Foundation: Theories Used and the Future Path. In International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems (pp. 24-39). Springer, Cham.