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


Pasha, N, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Razavi Hajiagha, SH, Garza-Reyes, JA & Joshi, R 2024, 'A multi-objective flexible manufacturing system design optimization using a hybrid response surface methodology', Operations Management Research, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 135–151. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12063-023-00412-w

Reyhani Yamchi, H, Jabarzadeh, Y, Govindan, K & Amoozad Mahdiraji, H 2024, 'A triple bottom line approach for designing a sustainable closed-loop supply chain network in fruit industry: A metaheuristic solution approach', Journal of the Operational Research Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2023.2286318

Beheshti, M, ZareRavasan, A, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Jafari-Sadeghi, V & Sakka, G 2024, 'An overview of the consumer-centric disruptive technology research: Insights from topic modelling and literature review', Journal of Consumer Behaviour, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 372-388. https://doi.org/10.1002/cb.2204

Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Yaftiyan, F, Abbasi-Kamardi, A, Vrontis, D & Gong, Y 2024, 'Disentangling the resiliency of international transportation systems under uncertainty by a novel multi-layer spherical fuzzy decision-making framework: Evidence from an emerging economy', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 186, 104151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2024.104151

Ghobakhloo, M, Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Iranmanesh, M & Jafari-Sadeghi, V 2024, 'From Industry 4.0 Digital Manufacturing to Industry 5.0 Digital Society: a Roadmap Toward Human-Centric, Sustainable, and Resilient Production', Information Systems Frontiers. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10796-024-10476-z

Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Abbasi-Kamardi, A, Jafari-Sadeghi, V, Razavi Hajiagha, SH & Castellano , S 2024, 'Hybrid business offerings in small internationalisers: a mixed-method analysis of internal capabilities through hesitant fuzzy information', International Marketing Review, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 411-439. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-11-2021-0341

Amoozad Mahdiraji, H, Sharifpour Arabi, H, Garza-Reyes, JA & Jabbar, A 2024, 'Measuring the readiness level for Kaizen projects: a multi-layer Bayesian decision-making framework', Total Quality Management Journal, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 1420-1441. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-06-2023-0166

Zirar, A, Jabbar, A, Tchouamou Njoya, E & Amoozad Mahdiraji, H 2024, 'Smart contract challenges and drawbacks for SME digital resilience', Journal of Enterprise Information Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-02-2023-0082

Hajiagha, SHR, Mahdiraji, HA, Moradi, S, Garza-Reyes, JA & Alaei, S 2024, 'Unveiling the relation between the challenges and benefits of operational excellence and industry 4.0: a hybrid fuzzy decision-making approach', The TQM Journal, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 51-70. https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-07-2022-0237

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

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, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 1723-1751. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-023-10028-8

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, vol. 74, no. 11, pp. 2362-2381. 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, vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 2082-2098. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.14092

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