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Hamid Vahidnia

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office 613


Hamid Vahidnia is interested in questions and phenomena in the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization theory. Presently, Hamid is working on two streams of research. First, he is studying a number of corporate, institutional, and entrepreneurial mechanisms at work that may have a role in reducing vibrancy of entrepreneurship and in the fostering of inequality of entrepreneurial opportunity in developed and developing countries. Second, he is working on a research program that helps with further identifying the contextual, behavioral, and cognitive mechanisms that may facilitate the creation of new value by individuals, teams, and existing or emerging organizations. Hamid holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (Tehran) and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. His professional experiences include working in several national-level projects in the management consultancy industry of Iran as well as in a number of entrepreneurial businesses in the United States, including in Silicon Valley.


  • Corporate and Cooperative Strategy
  • Strategic Management

Education & Affiliations

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, Texas Tech University
  • M.B.A., Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Texas Tech University
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (Tehran)