Dr. Mojtaba Salem
Office hours: by appointment (please e-mail)
Room: Arcisstr. 21, Building 0505, Intermediate Story, Room Z565
E-Mail: mojtaba.salem (at) tum.de
Fon: +49 89 289 24094
Fax: +49 89 289 24093
Dr. Mojtaba Salem joined the Chair of Research and Science Management in October 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher. In May 2020, Mojtaba graduated from Kühne Logistics University in Germany with a PhD in Leadership and Management (summa cum laude). His doctoral dissertation is on “Leadership in Humanitarian Operations” for which he received the Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich Best Dissertation Award. After studying Business Administration at the American University of Afghanistan and obtaining merit-based KLU and DAAD scholarships to study in Germany, Mojtaba completed his Master of Science in Management (summa cum laude) at Kühne Logistics University before he began his doctoral studies. At the same time, he co-founded the Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid (RILOHA) in 2016.
Together with Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus, he works to better understand the organizational dynamics that take place during humanitarian operations, such as leadership, coordination, and communication within field offices, national offices, or headquarters, in order to make aid more effective. He is also interested to investigate and elaborate leadership theorizing in extreme contexts.
|since 10.2020||Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Research and Science Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany|
|05.2020||PhD in Leadership and Management, Kühne Logistics University, Germany|
|since 03.2016||Head of Projects at Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid (RILOHA), Germany|
|2013-2015||Master of Science in Management at Kühne Logistics University, Germany|
|2009-2012||Bachelor of Business Administration at American University of Afghanistan|
Salem, M., Van Quaquebeke, N., Besiou, M., & Meyer, L. (2019). Intergroup leadership: how leaders can enhance performance of humanitarian operations. Production and Operations Management, 28(11), 2877-2897.
*This paper is recognized as top downloaded paper in this journal.
Salem, M., Van Quaquebeke, N., & Besiou, M. (2018). How field office leaders drive learning and creativity in humanitarian aid: Exploring the role of boundary‐spanning leadership for expatriate and local aid worker collaboration. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(5), 594-611.
Salem, M. (2020, October). Sector-wide survey findings on impact of COVID-10 on humanitarian operations. Report presented at Logistics Cluster Global Meetings, Virtual participation.
Salem, M., Van Quaquebeke, N., Besiou, M., (2020, August). Adaptability in humanitarian operations: Role of prosocial motivation and authoritarian leadership. Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Virtual Conference.
Salem, M. (2019, October). Authoritarian leadership in humanitarian operations. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORS), Seattle, WA.
Salem, M. (2018, May). Leadership and decision-making: How leaders reduce biases in operational decisions. Paper presented at 29th Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, Houston, TX.
Salem, M. (2018, March). Rethinking economy of delivering aid: A closer look at humanitarian supply chain management. Report presented at 6th African Logistics Conference, Nairobi, Kenya.
Salem, M. (2017, May). Leading humanitarian aid workers in the field: A case for intergroup leadership. Paper presented at 28th POMS Conference, Seattle, WA.
Salem, M. (2016, May). Field learning and creativity: Collaboration via humanitarian leader boundary spanning and group prototypicality. Paper presented at Workshop on Research Advances in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, University of Paris-Dauphine, Paris.
|10.2016-10.2019||Three-year doctoral funding from Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit|
|05.2020||Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich Best Dissertation Award|
|03.2020||Best Paper Award, College of Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management, POMS Conference|
|09.2015||Best Student Achievement Award, Kühne Logistics University|
|03.2014-09.2015||Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Graduate Scholarship|
|09.2013-09.2015||Merit-Based Tuition Waiver Scholarship, Kühne Logistics University|
|05.2012||Outstanding Student Leader Award, American University of Afghanistan|
|10.2011||Best Essay Award, NATO’s Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force|
Academy of Management (AoM)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP)
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)