DARIUS MAHDJOUBI, Ph.D.
Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi is a Visiting Scholar at the
Innovation, Creativity and Capital (IC2) Institute of The University of Texas
at Austin, an Adjunct Professor at St. Edward's University, Austin,
Texas and in the School
of Innovation in Haugesund, Norway, and an Innovation
Navigator. Darius has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree from The University of
Texas at Austin.
His dissertation is entitled "Knowledge, Innovation and
Entrepreneurship" which he conducted under the mentorship of the late Dr.
George Kozmetsky. The dissertation used the metaphor
of navigation to explore the process of innovation. The dissertation also
underlined the deficiency of conventional formal business plans in the
processes related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Currently he is working
on a research project to develop Action Business Planning, which is a migration
from conventional formal business plans.
Prior to his doctoral
studies, he was a senior consultant at DMA, a consulting firm in Toronto, Canada.
He specialized in "Innovation Strategies and Management of
Technology." Between 1994 and 1997 he was active in the "Regional
Innovation Strategy Project," funded by the Federal Department of Human
Resources Development Canada - HRDC. As part of the project he developed
"The Mapping of Innovation" which uses the analogy of avigation to explicate the process of innovation. In 1999
he met Dr. George Kozmetsky, who suggested an
interdisciplinary Ph.D. study on knowledge and innovation, which would lead to
the development of "The Atlas of Innovation" as an extension of
"The Mapping of Innovation". The interdisciplinary dissertation is a
result of this effort. As a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.),
he focuses his practice in facilities planning and industrial factory setup.
The Mapping of Innovaiton