Et profilbilde

Research Fellow
Saeed Moghadam Saman { "honorific-suffix": "Research Fellow", "fn": "Saeed Moghadam Saman", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832993", "email": "saeed.moghadamsaman@uis.no" }

Faculty UiS Business School
Department Department of Innovation, Management and Marketing
Room EOJ SV-215

Educational background

PhD candidate in Innovation Studies, University of Stavanger, Norway (March 2017- present)

Postgraduate course in Innovation Management, University of Gävle, Sweden (2011)

MSc in Industrial Management, University of Borås, Sweden (2008)

BSc in Industrial Engineering, Azad University, Tehran, Iran (2003)

Courses taught

Research fields

  • Innovation Studies: Innovation Systems
  • Innovation Policy
  • University-Industry Relationships
  • Higher Education Policy
  • External Engagement of Doctorands
  • Critical Realism
  • Latent Class Analysis

Selected publications

Research in progress

Currently I am involved in a project funded by the European Commission's H2020 framework, entitled The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development (RUNIN). The aim of the project is to understand how universities contribute to innovation and economic growth in their regions through research seeking to examine how universities fulfill their third mission in relation to regional industry and explore the range of university engagement with regional firms and institutions. The project operationalises this main research question through four main themes: People and Networks, Policies and Interventions, Places and Territories, and Practices and Governance.

Linked to the thematic question pertaining to People and Networks, my PhD research project will investigate "Collaboration and mobility as learning opportunities in PhD education". I am particulary interested in understanding the confluence of disciplinary and (intersectoral) systemic differences on the engagement regimes of academics. 

Work experience

March 2017 - present:

Full-time research fellow (PhD candidate) in Innovation Studies, University of Stavanger, Norway

September 2013 - January 2017:

Full-time researcher at Centre for Innovation Studies, University of Economics and Management, Prague, Czechia

June 2011 - August 2013:

Part-time researcher and consultant (based in Denmark) for Centre for Economic Studies, Prague, Czechia

April 2009 - July 2010:

Full-time consultant in industrial engineering (feasibility studies), Tehran, Iran

November 2008 - March 2009:

Full-time intern in logistics at Mediterranean Shipping Company's agent in Tehran, Iran

May 2005 - July 2006:

Full-time consultant in industrial engineering (feasibility studies), Tehran, Iran

September 2002 - July 2003:

Part-time consultant in industrial engineering (quality management systems), Tehran, Iran

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Ahoba-Sam, Rhoda; Alpaydin, Utku Ali Riza; Atta-Owusu, Kwadwo; Cinar, Ridvan; Evers, Gerwin; Guerrero, David Fernández; Fonseca, Liliana; Germain-Alamartine, Eloïse; Kopelyan, Sofya; Manrique, Sergio; Meloyan, Aleena; Moghadam Saman, Saeed; Nguyen, Huong; Nieth, Lisa; Salomaa, Maria; Schuijff, Mirjam; Nieth, Lisa (2019). Higher Education Institutes and the Twente Board. University of Twente. 54 p.
  • Moghadam Saman, Saeed (2017). Saeed M. Saman, RUNIN PhD candidate, University of Stavanger. RUNIN project.
  • Moghadam Saman, Saeed (2018). Collaboration with industry as learning opportunity during PhD education. Aalborg University and the Think Tank DEA; 2018-11-19.
  • Moghadam Saman, Saeed (2018). What is transdisciplinarity? What does it mean for academics’ collaborations?.
  • Moghadam Saman, Saeed; Germain-Alamartine, Eloïse (2018). Providing doctoral skills to the regional labour market. University of Manchester; 2018-09-05 - 2019-09-08.
  • Moghadam Saman, Saeed; Germain-Alamartine, Eloïse (2018). Providing doctoral skills to the regional labour market: Cases of university relations with science parks. Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL); 2018-10-11 - 2018-10-12.
  • Alpaydin, Utku Ali Riza; Atta-Owusu, Kwadwo; Moghadam Saman, Saeed (2017). The Role of Universities in Innovation and Regional Development: The Case of Rogaland Region. University of Santiago de Compostela; 2017-10-26 - 2017-10-27.
  • Moghadam Saman, Saeed (2017). Engagement regimes of doctoral researchers: disciplinary-systemic confluence. University of Aalborg; 2017-06-22.