New Ph.D.: SDS Member Raafat Zaini

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Roberta Spencer
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New Ph.D.: SDS Member Raafat Zaini

Post by Roberta Spencer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:29 pm

New Ph.D.: SDS Member Raafat Zaini

Society member Raafat Zaini has successfully defended his dissertation titled "Modeling Manifest and Latent Structures in a University: Understanding Resource and Dissent Dynamics" in the System Dynamics Ph.D. program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Raafat would like to thank his Ph.D. program committee: K. Saeed (chair), M. Elmes, and O. Pavlov, for their support. Raafat’s research interest is in the area of organizational dynamics and innovation sustainability with a focus on R&D organizations and higher education institutions. His current work involves the analysis and dynamic modeling of universities strategies, and investigating the role of dissent in organizational innovation climate. Raafat won the Graduate Innovation Exchange Award for Ph.D. research in social science and business at WPI in 2013 and 2014, and served as the president of WPI System Dynamics club in 2016. While pursuing his Ph.D., Raafat has worked as a researcher at MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center and consulted for the Advance Management Group. Raafat served as a co-chair of the System Dynamics Society business special interest group 2013-15, and is currently a member of the Society’s Policy Council. On behalf of the Society, congratulations to Dr. Zaini!
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