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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
December 8, 2016
Canadian Excellence


Hamid Noori is Laurier Chair in Enterprise Integration and Technology Management, a Professor of Operations Management at Laurier Business School , Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada , and a visiting Chair Professor of Management of Technology (Under the Distinguished Scholars Scheme) at Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Operations and Production Research from Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario , Canada . Professor Noori is the Founding Director of the Research Centre for Management of Advanced Technology/Operations (REMAT), a position he held between 1985 and 1994. His industrial experience includes three years with Nippon Electric Company (NEC) of Japan. He is currently the Director of the PhD and Research-Based Masters Programs at the Laurier School of Business & Economics.

Professor Noori's teaching responsibilities are in the area of operations management and innovation and technology management. He has been a visiting professor at Haas School of Business, UC- Berkeley, a Senior Research Fellow at Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as a visiting scholar to a number of institutions including USC's Marshall School of Business, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Warsaw School of Economics, Czech Management Centre (CMC), SIRIM in Malaysia, and Fudan University and Chinghua University in Republic of China. Additionally, he has taught and made presentations in many academic institutions in Canada, the U.S., Central America , Europe , the Middle East and Southeast Asia . He received the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Technology at the 12 th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in 2001. His case, Danier Leather, Inc., won the International Case Competition Award sponsored by the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) and Indiana University in 2001.

Dr. Noori's research interests include Management of Innovation & Technological Change, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Network Manufacturing & Integrated Supply Chain, Fast Cycle Product/Service Design, Operations Strategy and Benchmarking. He has supervised over 45 graduate theses or projects and has conducted research for the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Manufacturing Research Corporation of Ontario (MRCO), the National Center for Management Research and Development (NCMRD), Dept. of Regional Industrial Expansion (DRIE), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and corporations such as F.A.G. AG, MITRA, Chrysler, COM DEV, Ontario Hydro and Bell Canada. He is the author/co-author of three books and one proceedings, several monographs, over 100 papers, and three commercial software packages. Professor Noori was the recipient of University Research Professor Award at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1994.

Professor Noori has a diverse range of volunteer, consulting and corporate teaching experience involving many private as well as public organizations including: Canada ADMI, CATM, Chrysler Corporation, COM DEV, KPMG and Canadian Consultants Consortium, Pharmaceutical Science Group, GM, NDMAC, Federal Business Development Bank, Ontario Hydro, The Canadian Institute, and MTI; the United States - Hilton International, Northrop Corporation; Overseas Management of Executive Development Centre, PolyU (Hong Kong), CMC and Coca-Cola AMATIL (Czech Republic); WSE and WSK - Pratt & Whitney (Poland); Aluma System (Russian Joint Venture); SIRIM and Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (Malaysia); Ministry of Energy, Industrial Management Institute (IMI), and the National Steel Company (Iran); ROYTEC (Trinidad and Tobago); Mercadu-ISPJAE (Cuba).

Dr. Noori has served as a technology advisor to the Government of Canada and has close ties with industry in North America and internationally. He currently serves on the editorial board of three journals and is on the Board of Directors of MechWorks Systems, Inc.