Universitetsvej 1, 25.3
- Economics, Politics Economic consequences of immigration
- Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication Business network
- Welfare state, Welfare society Economic sociology Network theory
Name: Shahamak Rezaei
Telephone (private): (+45) 40922986
Year of birth: 1966
Place of birth: Tehran
Education: Ph.D. in Business Administration & M.Sc. in Economics
Profession: Associate Professor, Head of Social Science Program, Roskilde University, Denmark
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 one of ”the most influential person in Integration/Migration issues in Denmark” with 4 other researchers in the Magazine EUROMAN, February 2006, page 49.
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 Aalborg University. Specialized mainly in Labor Market Theories and the Danish Labor Market Policy.
1993: International Studies at Aalborg University. Studied mainly the agricultural trade between EU and non-EU countries around the Mediterranean.
1993: B.A. in Economics Aalborg University, 1993.
1987: High School Diploma (Sct. Knuds High School, Odense, Denmark).
Fluent in Written, Spoken Danish, English, Persian, Swedish & Norwegian
Basic in Written, Spoken German & Turkish.
Shahamak Rezaei studied Economics at Aalborg University in Denmark and obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Southern Denmark. He is currently is affiliated as Associate Professor at Roskilde University - 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 Danish Center 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).
Recently 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 just conducted a survey on “Radicalisation processes among Muslim Youth in Denmark” in co-operation with Aarhus University, Denmark.
2011: Awarded from SDC (Sino Danish Centre), to establish Ph.D. positions and hire two Ph.D. students in the field of Transnational Entrepreneurship and comparative studies with focus on Denmark & China, Grant app. 1.200.000 Danish Kroner.
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.
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 USD
2010: Awarded from Danish Entrepreneurship University “Oeresund Entrepreneurship Academy” regarding development of a course on “Transnational Entrepreneurship” at RUC, Grant 70.200 Danish Kroner.
2008: Aarhus University (Denmark): Grant 1.000.000 Danish Kroner to finance the project: "Survey on Radicalization processes among Muslim Youth in Denmark"
2005: Ministry of Economic & Business Affairs, 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?
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 Netherlands”
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”
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”
2011-: Head of Social Science Program, Department of Society & Globalisation, Roskilde University, since August 1st 2011.
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, Roskilde University 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 Odense University Hospital.
1989-1993: Managing Director in a private owned trading Incorporation.
1989-1991: Student Advisor at Odense University, Denmark.
2011: External teaching in Entrepreneurship and Economic Sociology as well as member of international evaluation committee of Ph.D. dissertation at Lund University, Sweden.
2002-2011: Supervisor for approximately 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 Aalborg University and the National Danish School 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.
Visiting guest researcher abroad:
2011: 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)
2000: Visiting guest researcher at ”Universität Der Bundeswehr, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Institute for Economic Policy Research, in relation to filed studies in Germany and the Netherlands in the period of January to March 2000.
Selected Paper Presentation at international conferences in 2011
Rezaei, S., Paper presented at International Metropolis Conference, “BEYOND THE CONVENTIONAL ARGONAUTS EXPLANATIONS: EXPLORING THE RELEVANCY OF TRANSNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL INNOVATORS”, Azores Islands, Ponta Delgada, Portugal (September 12th -16th 2011)
Rezaei, S., Paper presented at: CICALICS Conference 2011, “Globalized Networks and Transnational Entrepreneurship: Transnational Entrepreneurship, Business Development and the State, School of Economics & Management,Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (August 27th-28th, 2011)
Selected Books, Scientific Articles & Publications:
2012: FORTHCOMING: Rezaei, S., Goli, M., (2012), “Migration and integration regimes and substantive citizenship in the EU, In: LOOKING OVER THE WALL: IMMIGRATION AND INCLUSION IN THE CONTEXT OF EU ENLARGEMENT, Springer's Publishing house, International Migration Series. FORTHCOMING: Ribeiro, A, Rezaei, S, Dana, P.L., (2012), “Gender and Family in Transnational Entrepreneurship”, to be published in the in Int. J. of Business and Globalisation
2011: Rezaei, S., Goli, M., (2011) “Radical Islamism and Migrant Integration in Denmark: An Empirical Inquiry”, Journal of Strategic Security – JSS Vol.4 No. 4 Winter 2011, pp. 80-114, 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.
Rezaei, S. et al. (2010), Iværksætteri i udsatte boligområder, Rapport fra projekt Segregering, Lokal Integration og Beskæftigelsel (SLIB), Roskilde, ISBN 978-87-7349-766-1.
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.
COWI. Consult, & Rezaei, S. (2009). Etablering af et center for erhvervsfremme blandt indvandrere og efterkommere: En forundersøgelse udarbejdet for Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen og Ministeriet for Flygtninge, Indvandrere og Integration..
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.
Rezaei, S., Goli, M., & Møballe, S. (2006). ”Indvandreres tætte netværk: Katalysator eller hæmsko for innovation og vækst? – Et studie af formelle og uformelle netværksrelationers betydning for dynamikken i indvandrerejede virksomheder”.: Hovedrapport & Policyanbefalinger. Roskilde Universitetscenter: Roskilde Universitetscenter.
Goli, M., & Rezaei, S. (2006). Integration og velfærdsstatens fremtid: et nyt paradigme. In. Holdbar velfærd: også for kommende generationer . Rødovre: Sohn.
Rezaei, S., Goli, M., & Pohl Nielsen, C. (2006, Oct.). “Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Denmark: Using or Losing human Capital?”. Paper presented at The 11th International METROPOLIS Conference – Paths & Crossroads: Moving People, Changing Places”., Lisbon, Portugal .
Rezaei, S. (2006). Medforfatter til ”Indvandrere mellem Stat, Marked og det Civile Samfund”.. RUC: Roskilde Universitetscenter.
Rezaei, S. (2006). Medforfatter til “Non-discrimination mainstreaming impact assessment – Study of Community policies and legislation”.. EU-Kommission, DG Employment and Social Affairs.: EU-Kommission, DG Employment and Social Affairs.
Rezaei, S., Goli, M., & Møballe, S. (2006, Jun.). Religious Identification and Modes of Civic and Political Participation: Integration Policies in Denmark. Paper presented at Eighth EUROFOR Marie-Curie conferencein the framework of the series: "From Immigration Politics toMigration Management - Changes in Migration Governance" European and National AgenciesDealing with the `Non-Accepted, Berlin, Germany .
Rezaei, S. (2006, Jul.). The Marginalization of Globally-Born Businesses:: Ethnically Divided Trade in Hamburg, Copenhagen and the World Economy - The Case of Global Persian Carpet Trade Through Ethnic Networks. Paper presented at The 16th ISA World Congress of Sociology., Durban, South Africa .
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). Det duale arbejdsmarked i et velfærdsstasligt perspektiv: Det duale arbejdsmarked i et velfærdsstasligt perspektiv – et studie af dilemmaet mellem uformel økonomisk praksis og indvandreres socio-økonomiske integration, Hovedrapport & Policyanbefalinger.. Roskilde: Roskilde Universitetscenter.
Rezaei, S. (2005). Indvandreres tætte netværk: Katalysator eller hæmsko for innovation og vækst?: Indvandreres tætte netværk: Katalysator eller hæmsko for innovation og vækst? – Et studie af formelle og uformelle netværksrelationers betydning for dynamikken i indvandrerejede virksomheder, Delrapport 1: Selverhvervende indvandrere – Vilkår, Potentialer.. Roskilde: Institut for samfundsvidenskab.
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, Oct.). Creating an enterprise culture for all: working with communities to develop their business potential. Paper presented at EQUAL project, Islington enterprise agency, United Kingdom .
Rezaei, S. (2003). Det duale arbejdsmarked i et velfærdsstatsligt perspektiv: et studie af dilemmaet mellem uformel økonomisk praksis pg indvandreres socio-økonomiske integration. Delrapport 1. Projektstatus: teoretiske betragtninger, indkredsning af bproblemfelt, metodologiske grundlag samt resultater af feltstudier og ekspertinterviewundersøgelser. Kbh.: Roskilde Universitetscenter.
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.
Rezaei, S., & Høeberg Nielsen, L. (2003). Study on national employment strategies towards migrants and ethnic minorities (NatEmp-project): country study Denmark. (Research paper; 5). Roskilde: Roskilde Universitetscenter.
Rezaei, S. (2003, Jan.). Welfare models and integration strategies in Europe: Entrepreneurs Networks. The Danish case. Paper presented at EQUAL project, Islington enterprise agency, London, United Kingdom .
2002: Rezaei, S. (2002, Nov.). Den frivillige sektors bidrag til integration af invandrere og flyktninge i Norden: paper til Nordisk Ministerråd. Paper presented at Nordisk Ministerråd, Oslo, Norway .
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