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Hazhir Rahmandad

Albert and Jeanne Clear Career Development Professor of Management, Sloan; Assistant Professor of System Dynamics, Sloan

Hazhir Rahmandad is Albert and Jeanne Clear Career Development Professor of Management and an Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Rahmandad’s research applies dynamic modeling to complex organizational problems. He has analyzed how organizations learn in the presence of delays between taking action and observing the results and has explored capability development tradeoffs under competition and erosion of organizational capabilities through adaptation traps. Rahmandad’s methodological work contributes to parameter estimation methods for dynamic models and aggregation of prior statistical findings.

Rahmandad has published in diverse journals including Management ScienceOrganization ScienceStrategic Management JournalAmerican Journal of Public HealthInternational Journal of Obesity, and System Dynamics Review, among others.  He has been a reviewer for dozens of NIH and NSF panels and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and private sector firms. Rahmandad holds a BS in industrial engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a PhD in management with system dynamics concentration from MIT. Before joining Sloan in 2015, Rahmandad was an associate professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech.


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