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CV

Curriculum Vitae

Personal:

 

Name:                                              Shahamak Rezaei

E-mail:                                             shre@ruc.dk

Date of birth:                                  26 01 1966

Place of birth:                                 Tehran

Nationality:                                    Danish

Education:                                      Ph.D. in Business Administration & M.Sc. in Economics

 

Profession:                                      Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark

                                                         

2011-2013                                      Head of Social Science Study Program, Roskilde University, Denmark

                                                          (August 2011 – July 2013)

 

2013:                                               Visiting fellow, Princeton University, Department of Sociology,

Center for Migration and Development (CMD)

                                                          (September-December 2013)

                                                         

                                                          Visiting professor, UCLA, Department of Sociology

                                                          (January 2014 – July 2014)

 

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 activities effective from December 2012.

 

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)

 

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”.

 

2006:                                               Appointed as ”the most influential person in ”Integration/Migration  issues in Denmark” with 4 other researchers in the Magasin  EUROMAN, February 2006, page 49.

Education:

 

2001:                  Ph.D. in Business Administration with the title: Business Dynamics amongst Immigrants: SELF-EMPLOYMENT and Network Relations Blockage or Initiator of Socio-economic Mobility?

 

1994:                  M.Sc. in National Economics at AalborgUniversity. My thesis concerned Danish labour market policy.

 

1993:                  International Studies at AalborgUniversity, where I did a report on the agricultural trade between EU and non-EU countries around the Mediterranean. Trough my specialization in international studies, I have furthermore acquired knowledge about the economic development in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia.

1993:                  B.A. in Economics Aalborg University, 1993.

                            

1987:                  High School Diploma (Sct.KnudsHigh School, Odense, Denmark).

 

Research areas:

Shahamak Rezaei studied Economics at AalborgUniversity in Denmark and obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Southern   Denmark. He is currently is affiliated as Associate Professor at RoskildeUniversity - Denmark, Department of Society &Globalisation. He has special expertise in network analysis, quantitative analysis, small enterprises research, ethnic businesses, migration- and labour market relations. He has in the period of 1998-2000 at the DanishCenter for Small Business Research, University of Southern Denmark, conducted, data wise, the most comprehensive research project on the field of Ethnic Entrepreneurship in Denmark. In 2001 he submitted his Ph.D. dissertation with the title of "Business Dynamics Amongst Immigrants: Self-Employment and Network Relations - Blockage or Initiator of Socio-Economic Mobility?"

Shahamak Rezaei has in 2002 focused his studies on the role of immigrants in the socio-economic development of host societies and on the labour market structures. One of his recent research work was on the "Dual labour market in welfare state perspective: a study on the dilemma between informal economic praxis and immigrants socio-economic integration" with the aim to analyze informal economic activities in a dual labour market within the framework of the Danish welfare state, and had include an analysis of the positive and negative consequences of the dual labour market in relation to welfare and the integration of immigrants in 5 European countries. The study was conducted in Denmark, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden in the period of 2002 - 2005 and the results are submitted to the grant giving authorities, namely the Danish Ministry of Employment & Danish Ministry of Immigration. In 2006 he was appointed as one of ”the most influential person in immigration & integration issues in Denmark in the Magazine EUROMAN (Feb. 2006, p.49).

He was appointed as country expert and conducting his research in connection to two projects initiated by European Commission, firstly "Examination and evaluation of good practices in the promotion of ethnic minority entrepreneurs" in 32 EU-member countries and candidate countries and secondly "Undocumented Worker Transitions: Compiling evidence concerning the boundaries and processes of change in the status of work and undocumented workers in Europe" which will be conducted in 7 EU- member countries. Has in 2009 conducted a survey on “Muslim Youth in Denmark”.

 

Since 2011 he has focused on an ongoing the research project, “Beyond the Conventional Argonauts Explanations: Exploring Relevancy of Transnational Entrepreneurial Innovators” and is the leader of the research team, consisting of 6 senior researchers and 2 PhD students.

 

Has in December 2012 begun co-operation with Tsinghua University in China, School of Social Sciences, Centre for Chinese Entrepreneur studies as visiting fellow as well having a joint research project.

 

Shahamak Rezaei has a number of public appearance and comments in media national and international TV, Radio and News Papers as well as a number of speeches in various conferences.

 

Selected Grants:

 

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)

 

Professional Career:

 

2011 -2013:       Head of Social Science Study Program at Department of Society & Globalisation, Roskilde University, since August 1st  2011 – July 2013.

 

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

 

2004:                  Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, Roskilde University, September 1st 2004 – 31st August 2007.

 

2002:                  Post Doc. Fellow, Department of Social Science, RoskildeUniversity November 1st 2002 – 31st August 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 OdenseUniversityHospital.

 

1989-1993:        Managing Director in a private owned trading Incorporation.

                            

1989-1991:        Student Advisor at Odense University, Denmark.

 

Teaching:

 

2013:                  Guest lecturer at Department of Sociology, Princeton University, 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:                  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.

 

2002-2012:       Supervisor for at least 200 group-based written project assignments, 50 bachelor assignments and 30 M.Sc. dissertations.

 

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.

 

2003-2011:       Teaching as lecturer at Roskilde University, Department of Social Sciences & Department of Society & Globalisation in different courses at undergrad as well as Master degree level. Teaching languages: English & Danish. Courses in chronological order are: Micro Economics, Quantitative methodology, Survey techniques, Macro Economics, Labour market theories, Diversity Management, Entrepreneurship theories, Welfare States analysis, Welfare Economics, Economic Consequences of Migration, Migration Management, Immigration & Integration Policies, Theories in Economic Sociology, Network Theory, Gender mainstreaming, Sociology of Migration, Migration policy, Migration Management, Transnational Entrepreneurship. 

 

2002-2003:       Teaching as External Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark – Odense, Centre for Middle-East Studies in the course “Political Economics in the Middle East Region”. Teaching Language: Danish.

1998-2006:       External Examinator at AalborgUniversity and the NationalDanishSchool of Social Work within the area of ”Sociology, Politics, Economics and Organization”.

 

1998-2000:       Teaching Assistant at the Southern Danish Business School, (and later University of Southern Denmark) in the course "Human Resource Management". Teaching Language English.

 

1997-1999:       Teaching Assistant at the Southern Danish Business School, (and later University of Southern Denmark) in the course “The Labour Market and Political Processes”. Teaching Language: Danish.

 

 


Selected Peer-Reviewed Books, Scientific Articles & Publications:

 

2013:                  Peer reviewed – 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.

 

Peer reviewed Book chapter: Rezaei, S., et. al, ”Migration and Integrations regimes and substantial Citizenship in EU”, in Margaret W. Roberts, Saskia Sassen et. al “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., “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.

 

 

2012:                  Rezaei, S., Goli, M., “Integration eller Illusion”, Swedish International Peer Reviewed Journal: Sociologisk Forskning, Årgang (vol.) 49, no. 4, p. 305-332, ISSN: 0038-0342. Uppsala University, Sweden.

 

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, p. 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, pp. 265-302, 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). "Mapping study on the trade unions practices in fighting discrimination and promoting diversity", London Metropolitan University.

 

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.

 

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.

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