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Ehsan Nikookar

School of Management

Telephone: +61 8 8302 0876


About me

Ehsan Nikookar is a doctoral student and active member of the Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX).

Ehsan’s professional and academic background is in strategic management and supply chain management. He came to UniSA’s PhD program and joined the CWeX family after three and half delightful years studying and conducting research in Finland and Germany. The outputs of his research have already been published in the leading journals and conference proceedings in supply chain management.

His current academic interests lie at the intersection of supply chain management, organisational behaviour and strategic management. He commenced his academic journey at the UniSA Business School in 2015 with a great passion for solving the supply chain disruption and resilience challenges. To this end, his current industrial-oriented research project seeks to build a bridge between supply chain resilience and individual-level factors inspired from organisational behaviour literature. 

Ehsan has an extensive career history with some of the best-known companies in the manufacturing sectors. Prior to academia, Ehsan worked in car and steel manufacturing companies, where his duties included developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic plans and policies to achieve organisational goals and objectives.


PhD researcher, The university of South Australia,
Visiting scholar, The Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, German,
MSc in Economic and Business administration (Major in Industrial Management), The university of Vaasa, Finland, 

(2015) UniSA International Postgraduate Research Award,


Modelling and Improving Supply Chain Resilience

Research publications

1- Nikookar, H., & Sahebi, D. (2012). Comparing sense and respond based critical factor index methods for optimizing operations strategies. In MIC 2012: Managing Transformation with Creativity; Proceedings of the 13th International Conference, Budapest, 22–24 November 2012 [Selected Papers] (pp. 1067-1077). University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper.

2- Koskinen, Jari, Daniel Sahebi, Hassan Nikookar, and Wang Zhan. "Improvement of service offering connected to customer satisfaction in the power electronics field." Management and Production Engineering Review 4, no. 2 (2013): 70-77.

3- Nikookar, H., Takala, J., Sahebi, D., & Kantola, J. (2014). A qualitative approach for assessing resiliency in supply chains. Management and Production Engineering Review5(4), 36-45.


Senior member of ESTIEM (the organization of European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management)

Online resources

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