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  • Samfundsøkonomi, Politik Økonomiske konsekevnser af indvandring
  • Velfærdsstat, Velfærdssamfund Netværksteori Økonomisk Sociologi

CV

Curriculum Vitae

Personal:          

Name: Shahamak Rezaei - E-mail: shre@ruc.dk - Born in:1966 - Nationality: Danish

 

Current Major Grants & Awards 2014:

Award:               

Winner of “Danske Bank” 2014 award in “Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship” 

                     

Grant::               

Awarded grant from EU-Commission, Research Executive Agency, under "Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme", Funding Scheme of "Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)" for the exchange programme "DiasporaLink" - Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship as a Development Link between Home and Residence Countries. Grant approx. 571.000 EURO.

 

Awarded from SDC (Sino Danish Centre), to continue a research project on “Transnational Entrepreneurship” with special focus on China and Denmark. Grant approx. 400.000 Danish Kroner.

 

Research areas:

 

Core expertise in the field of Migration, Migration Management, Economic Sociology, Network analysis, Quantitative analysis, Survey, Registry Micro Data, SMEs, Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Transnational Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Brain Circulation, Diversity Management,  Integration Policy and Labour Market Issues.

 

Education:       

 

2002:                 

Ph.D. in Business Administration with the title: Business Dynamics amongst Immigrants: SELF-EMPLOYMENT and Network Relations Blockage or Initiator of Socio-economic Mobility?, University of Southern Denmark.

1994:                 

M.Sc. in Economics at Aalborg University.

 

Professional Career:

 

2014:                 

Reappointment as Visiting fellow, Princeton University, Department of Sociology, Center for Migration and Development (CMD) January-September 2014.

 Guest Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Yale University, January 2014.

 

2013-2014:       

Visiting Professor, UCLA, Department of Sociology (January 2014 – July 2014)

 

2011 – 2013:    

Head of Social Science Study Program at Department of Society & Globalisation, Roskilde University, (August 2011, August 2013).

2013:                 

Visiting fellow, Princeton University, Center for Migration and Development (CMD) (September-December 2013

Visiting fellow, University of Oxford, Center on Migration, Policy & Society (COMPAS) (June

-September 2013)

2012:                 

Visiting fellow at Tsinghua University, School of Social Sciences, Center for Chinese  Entrepreneurs Studies, Beijing, China. Has agreed to initiate teaching and research – (Ongoing activity since December 2012)

2007 - :              

Associate Professor, Department of Society & Globalisation, Roskilde University, since August 1st  2007.

2011:                 

Evaluated as ”Qualified for professorship in Social Science” by an international evaluation committee for a professorship with special responsibilities in ”Global challenges to citizenship, participation, identity and change”

2011:                 

Evaluated as ”Qualified for professorship in Social Science” by an international evaluation

committee for a professorship with special responsibilities in ”Civil society, diversity and Globalisation”.

2010:                 

Visiting professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, International Migration Research Center (IMRC), Waterloo, Canada (Feb.-June 2010)

Visiting Professor, University of Canterbury, School of Business and Economics, Christchurch, New Zealand, (June-Aug. 2010)

2004:                 

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, Roskilde University, Sep.1st 2004 – 31st Aug. 2007.

 

2002:                 

Post Doc. Fellow, Department of Social Science, Roskilde University Nov. 1st 2002 – 31st Aug. 2004.

2002:                 

Research Director, Catinét Research, January 2002 – October 2002.

2001:                 

Consultant, PLS RAMBOLL Management February 2001 – December 2001.

2001:                 

Research Fellow at the University of Southern Denmark, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Organisation and Management, January 1st to January 31st 2001.

1998 -2000:      

Research Fellow and Ph.D. fellow at the University of Southern Denmark, Institute for Entrepreneurship, Organisation and Management, July 1st 1998 to December 31st 2000.

1997-1998:       

Research assistant at the South Jutland University Centre (University of Southern Denmark), August 1st 1997 to June 30th 1998.

1996-1997:       

Head of section at The National Danish School of Social Work in Esbjerg August 1st 1996 to Aug. 1st 1997.

1996:                 

Business and Education consultant in the Municipality of Sydlangeland, May 1st to Aug. 1st 1996.

1989-2000:       

Freelance interpreter at the Danish National TV2 News in Odense, Municipality of Odense, the Court in Odense, Odense Police and Odense University Hospital.

1989-1993:       

Managing Director in a private owned trading Incorporation.

1989-1991:       

Student Advisor at Odense University, Denmark.

 

Selected Grants:

 

2014:                 

Awarded grant from EU-Commission, Research Executive Agency, under "Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme", Funding Scheme of "Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)" for the exchange programme "DiasporaLink" - Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship as a Development Link between Home and Residence Countries. Grant approx. 571.000 EURO.

 

2014:                 

Awarded from SDC (Sino Danish Centre), to continue a research project on “Transnational Entrepreneurship” with special focus on China and Denmark, Grant approx. 400.000 Danish Kroner. Reference SDC Denmark.

 

2013:                 

Awarded from SDC (Sino Danish Centre), to continue a research project on “Transnational Entrepreneurship” with special focus on China and Denmark, Grant approx. 350.000 Danish Kroner. Reference SDC Denmark.

 

2012:                 

Awarded from SDC (Sino Danish Centre) Two co-financed PhD-Scholarships on research project “Beyond the Conventional Argonauts Explanations: Exploring Relevancy of Transnational Entrepreneurial Innovators” with special focus on China and Denmark, Total Grant: app. 1.300.000 Danish Kroner. Reference SDC Denmark.

 

2011:                 

Awarded from SDC (Sino Danish Centre), to develop a research project on “Transnational Entrepreneurship” with special focus on China and Denmark, Grant 79.175 Danish Kroner. Reference SDC Denmark.

2010:                 

Awarded from Fulbright Commission, regarding research project “Welfare State Regimes, Integration Regimes & the Socioeconomic Strategies of Immigrants – Background, Outcomes and the Reasons“: Grant 5.000 US Dollars, Reference Fulbright Denmark.

 

2010:                 

Awarded from Danish Entrepreneurship University “Oeresund Entrepreneurship Academy” regarding development of a course on “Transnational Entrepreneurship” at RUC, Grant 70.200 Danish Kroner. Reference “Oeresund Entrepreneurship Academy, Denmark”.

 

2008:                 

The Danish Centre for Research in Islamism & Radicalization (CIR) at Aarhus University (Denmark): Grant 1.000.000 Danish Kroner to finnace the project: "Survey among Muslim Youth in Denmark" - Reference at (CIR): Aarhus University, CIR Center.

 

2005:                 

Ministry of Economic & Bussines Affaris, National Agency for Enterprise & Construction: Grant 538.000 Danish Kroner to finance research project: The Immigrants close networks: Blockage or initiator of innovation and growth? - /Reference at the Agency: Head of Division Mr. Ib Kjøller (ik@ebst.dk)

 

2003:                 

Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs: Grant 181.000 Danish Kroner to finance a research project to finance a comparative study on "Formal and informal finance of ethnic businesses in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, England and the Neterlands"- Reference at the Ministry: Head of Section Mr. Jacob Hess (jhe@inm.dk)

 

2002:                 

Ministry of Employment: 512.000 Danish Kroner to finance the project: “Dual labour market in welfare state perspective: a study on the dilemma between informal economic praxis and immigrants socio-economic integration” - Reference at the Ministry: Head of Section Mrs. Kia Schou-Bertelsen (KSB@ams.dk)

2002:

Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs: Grant 638.000 Danish Kroner to finance the project: “Dual labour market in welfare state perspective: a study on the dilemma between informal economic praxis and immigrants socio-economic integration” - Reference at the Ministry: Head of Section Mrs. Agnete Mathiesen (ath@inm.dk) or Head of division Mr. Henrik Torp Andersen (hta@inm.dk)

 

Teaching/Supervision:

2014:                 

Guest lecturer at Department of Sociology, Yale University, USA.

2014:                 

Guest lecturer at Department of Economics, Fordham University, NYC, USA.

2013-2014:       

Guest lecturer at Department of Sociology, Princeton University, USA.

2013-2014:       

Guest lecturer at Department of Sociology, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, USA.

2013:                 

Responsible for a course at Tsinghua University, China. The course (Transnational Entrepreneurship) is offered to Master’s degree students at School of Social Science, Tsinghua University.

2012:                 

Chairman for PhD evaluation committee for P.L. PhD student at RUC/ISG

2012-2013:       

External Evaluator for A.W. PhD student at Haifa University, Department of Sociology.

2012:                 

PhD supervisor for 2 PhD students – One with Sociological background and One with

Economics/Econometrics background.

2011:                 

External teaching in Entrepreneurship and Economic Sociology as well as member of international evaluation committee of Ph.D. dissertation at Lund University, Sweden.

2002-2013:      

Supervisor for approx. 150 group-based written project assignments, approx. 50 bachelor assignments and approx. 30 M.Sc. dissertations at Roskilde University, Department of Social Sciences & Department of Society & Globalisation (ISG). Teaching experiences at ISG as lecturer in a vast number of courses at undergrad as well as Master degree level. Teaching languages: English & Danish.

 1999-2011:     

Organizer and teacher of a number of Ph.D. courses at Roskilde University, University of Southern Denmark and   European Migration Centre in Berlin.

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Books, Scientific Articles & Publications:

 

FORTHCOMING Accepted Book Chapter: Rezaei, S., Jensen, W., K.., Schøtt, T.,: “Talent among Chinese adults at home and abroad” in “Entrepreneur and Talent Management from a Global Perspective: Chinese Returnees”, to be published by Edward Elgar

 

FORTHCOMING ACCEPTED/Submitted Peer Reviewed Articles:

FORTHCOMING Accepted: Rezaei, S., Marques, D., “Returnees, knowledge spillovers and the family's role in international migration – A Case study”, Special Issue on Transnational Entrepreneurship IJBG, 2014.

 

FORTHCOMING Submitted: Jensen, W., K., Rezaei, S., Schøtt, T., Ashourizadeh, S., “Competencies Benefiting Innovation: Entrepreneurs in China and in the Chinese Diaspora”, Accepted at CICALICS & Submitted to Jour. of Institutional Economy.

 

FORTHCOMING Submitted: Ashourizadeh, S., Rezaei, S., Schøtt, T., Jensen, W., K., “People’s Competencies Benefiting Careers in Entrepreneurship: Adults in China and in the Chinese Diaspora, Accepted at CICALICS & Submitted to Jour. of Institutional Economy.

 

PUBLISHED Peer Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters in 2014

 

2014:                  Peer Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters Published:

 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., Ribeiro, A. & Henriksen, J., ”Migration and Integrations regimes and substantial Citizenship in EU”, in Margaret W. Roberts, Saskia Sassen “Territoriality and Migration in the E.U. Neighbourhood – Spilling over the Wall”: Series: International Perspectives in Migration. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M. & Dana, L-P.,“Beyond legal entrepreneurship: The case of Austria”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, Nr. 2, 14.02.2014, s. 202-215.

Ashourizadeh, S., Rezaei, S., Schøtt, T., & Brambini-Pedersen, J. V., “Entrepreneurs’ human and social capital: direct and reinforcing benefits for export”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 21, Nr. 2, 14.02.2014, s. 246-267.

 

Kuah-Pearce, K.E., Rezaei, S., Schøtt, T., “Innovative Entrepreneurial Endeavours Embedded In Culture”; Guest Editorial, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 23, Nos. 1/2, 2014, 1-9.

 

Schøtt, T., Cheraghi, M., Rezaei, S., Vang, J., “Innovation embedded in entrepreneurs’ networks in private and public spheres: A global study focusing on China and Denmark”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Special Issue Vol. 23, Nos. 1/2, 145-167.

 

Baklanov, N., Rezaei, S., Vang, J., Dana, L-P., “Migrant entrepreneurship, economic activity and export performance: Mapping the Danish trends based on Danish Registry data”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Special Issue Vol. 23, Nos. 1/2, 2014, 63-93.

 

Jensen, W., K., Rezaei, S., Wherry, F. “Cognitive effects on entrepreneurial intentions: A comparative study of Chinese Émigrés and Non-Émigrés – Based on GEM data”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Special Issue Vol. 23, Nos. 1/2, 252-277.

2013:                  Book Review by Shahamak Rezaei; “Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945- 2010”, to be published in: Journal of Social Policy and Administration, Vol. 47:5, October 2013, Print ISSN: 0144-5596, Online ISSN: 1467-9515.

 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., Dana, L.P., “Informal Opportunity among SMEs: An Empirical Study of Denmark’s Underground Economy”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 19, No. , 2013, pp. 64-76.

 

Rezaei, S., Light, I., Dana, L.P., “ Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurs in the international Carpet Trade – an empirical study,  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 18, No. 2, 2013, pp. 125-153.

 

Schøtt, T. & Rezaei, S., Indvandreres involvering i iværksætteri i Danmark: Sammenligninger med andre lande, University of Southern Denmark Publication. 2013.

 

 

2012:

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., “Integration eller Illusion”, Swedish International Peer Reviewed Journal: Sociologisk Forskning, Uppsala University, Sweden.

 

Rezaei, S., Dana, Leo-Paul, Goli, Marco, “Informal Opportunity among SMEs: An Empirical Study of Denmark’s Underground Economy”, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

 

Rezaei, S., et. al, “Gender and Family in Transnational Entrepreneurship”, Int. J. Business and Globalisation, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2012, ISSN-1753-3635.

 

2011:                 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., (2011) “Radical Islamism and Migrant Integration in Denmark: An Empirical Inquiry”, Journal of Strategic Security, Vol. 4, Nr. 4, 31.12.2011, s. 81-114, ISSN 1944-0464.

 

Rezaei, S., (2011) “Trust as a co-opetititive strategy in a global co-ethnic market; towards an empirically supported theory”, in International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG),Vol. 7, Nr. 5, 2011, ISSN-1753-3635.

 

Published text book in Danish for students of ”Social Science”, ”Grundbog  i Socialvidenskab – 4 perspektiver, red. af B.Greve, Kap. 16: ”Socialvidenskab og entreprenørskab” , ss- 309-330, Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne, ISBN: 978-87-7683-024-3.

 

Rezaei, S. (2011), “Royal Delicacies at Peasant Prices ‘Cross-national differences, Common grounds’ – Towards an empirically supported theory of the informal economic activities of migrants” in Journal of World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WREMSD),Vol. 7, No. 2, 2011, ISSN- 1746-0581.

 

Rezaei, S. (2011), Guest Editorial, Global Wealth Distributuion, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WREMSD). Vol. 7, No. 3, 2011, ISSN- 1746-0581.

 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., (2011), “The Divine Deviance, Towards a sociological theory of Radical Islamism,” in Journal of World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WREMSD). Vol. 7, No. 3, 2011, ISSN- 1746-0581.

 

Rezaei, S. (2011), Editorial, in International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG) Vol. 6, Nr. 3/4, 2011, ISSN-1753-3635.

 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., (2011), “Should I Stay or Should I Go? – The Emigrating Immigrants”, in International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG) Vol. 6, Nr. 3/4, 2011, ISSN-1753-3635.

 

2010:                 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., “House of War – Islamic Radicalisation in Denmark”, 2010, CIR, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, ISBN:978-87-92540-08-9

 

Rezaei, S., (2010), Cross European Financial Networks Related to Turkish Immigrants and their Businesses: The Case of Turkish-Owned Commercial Bank under Dutch Legislation, American Journal of Economics and Business Administration 2(3): 453-465, 2010, ISSN 1945-5488.

 

2009:                 

Rezaei, S., Goli, M., Co-author of “Norm Divergence, Opportunity Structure and Utilization of Self-Employed Immigrants’ Qualifications”. Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 5 (3): 163-176, 2009. ISSN 1549-3652, 2009 Science Publications.

 

Jefferys, S., & Rezaei, S. (2009). "The impact of the Racial Equality Directive: a survey for the FRA of trade unions and employers in the Member States of the European Union", London Metropolitan University.

 

Rezaei, S. (2009). The Marginalization of Globally-Born Businesses: Ethnically Divided Trade in Hamburg and the World Economy: The Case of Global Persian Carpet Trade through Ethnic Networks. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 1(3), pp. 79-96, 2009, ISSN 1945-5488.

 

2008:                 

Rezaei, S., & Goli, M. (2008). Immigrant Family Businesses in Marginalized Business Fields: A Study in Denmark. In Gupta, V., Levenburg, N., Moore, L. L., Motwani, J., & Schwarz, T. V. (eds.). Culturally-Sensitive Models of Family Business in Nordic Europe: A Compendium Using the GLOBE Paradigm (pp. 40-69). Punjagutta: Icfai University Press.

 

2007:                 

Rezaei, S. (2007). Breaking out: The Dynamics of immigrant owned businesses. Journal of Social Sciences, 3(2), 94-105.

 

Goli, M., & Rezaei, S. (2007). European Immigration: A Sourcebook: In Triandafyllidou, A., & Gropas, R. (eds.). (pp. 71-86). UK: Ashgate Publications.

 

2006:                 

Goli, M., Rezaei, S., & Bager, T. (2006). En verden til forskel - etniske iværksætteres rådgivnings- og finansieringsbehov. In Bager, T., Christensen, P., Neergaard, H., & Svendsen, S. (eds.). Iværksætterrådgivning I Danmark: en verden til forskel (pp. 159-175). København: Børsens Forlag.

 

Goli, M., & Rezaei, S. (2006). Integration og velfærdsstatens fremtid: et nyt paradigme. In. Holdbar velfærd: også for kommende generationer . Rødovre: Sohn.

 

2005.                  

Rezaei, S. (2005). Active Civic Participation of Immigrants, Danish Country Study: Active Civic Participation of Immigrants, Danish Country Study submitted to Oldenburg University - EU project on Active Civic Participation of Immigrants..In. Active Civic Participation of Immigrants. Oldenburg: Oldenburg University.

 

Rezaei, S. (2005). Nation-State Building Processes and Cultural Diversity. In Blaschke, J. (ed.). Nation-State Building Processes and Cultural Diversity. Berlin: Edition Parabolis.

 

2004:                 

"Erhvervsdynamik blandt indvandrere: Selverhverv og netværksrelationer blokering eller

afsæt for socio-økonomisk mobilitet ?", Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Syddansk Universitet, Department of Social Sciences, Southern Denmark University Presse, 2004.

Submitted in 2002 title in English: Business Dynamics amongst Immigrants: SELF-EMPLOYMENT and Network Relations Blockage or Initiator of Socio-economic Mobility?, University of Southern Denmark.

 

2003.                  

Rezaei, S. (2003). Ethnic minotrity entrepreneurship review: west midlands.Paper presented at Organisation for economic co-operation and development, OECD .

 

Rezaei, S., & Bagger, T. (2003). Immigrant business in Denmark. In Forsander, A., & Similä, M. (eds.). Proceedings of the 12th nordic migration conference: cultural diversity and integration on the nordic welfare states. Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet.

 

Appearance in Danish and International media, interview in newspapers and/or TV/Radio:

 

2002-2014        

Over 100 interviews in written and electronic media – for further information please see below link available at Roskilde University’s official website

 

http://rucforsk.ruc.dk/site/da/persons/shahamak-rezaei(17521eec-6a60-41d0-b7ce-e8c7efcd0a42)/clippings.html

 

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