DARIUS MAHDJOUBI, Ph.D.
Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi is a Fellow of the Inovation,
Creativity and Capital (IC2) Institute of The University of Texas at Austin, an
Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Entrepreneurship of University of Tehran, Iran,
and IMI - Institute of Industrial Management - Iran 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
Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a senior consultant at
DMA, a consulting firm in Toronto,
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 Innovation Papers