Mr. Mahdi Khaleghi has a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Shahid-Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran. Afterward he changed his educational path from engineering to management and earned an MBA degree from Malek-e-Ashtar University of technology in Tehran while he focused on strategic management of technology and performed a case study in vehicle manufacturing industry to investigate corporate level technology strategy in latecomer parenting companies. After six years of engagement in IT and aviation industries as an strategic and technology planning expert, he started his PhD studies in science and technology policy at University of Tehran and simultaneously joined to CRiTIMIX (Center for research in technology and innovation management in industrial complex systems) at Sharif University of technology in Tehran. His research currently focuses on catch-up path in products/processes with a systemic nature and the evolution of systems architecting and basic design capability through it. His overall research interests covers strategic, innovation and technology management as well as product development with a focus on CoPPS developing large firms (system’s integrators) and their collaboration networks.

Education & Training

Sep. 2012-continues University of Tehran PhD in Science and Technology Policy
· Thesis title: “Presenting a framework for gap analysis in systems architecting capability”
Sep. 2005-Aug. 2009 Malek Ashtar University of Technology Master of Business Administration – Strategy
· Thesis title: “Corporate level technology strategy & its linkage with overall strategies of multi-business diversified groups”
Sep. 1998-Sep. 2003 Shahid Beheshti University Bachelor in Electrical Engineering-Electronics

Research Interests

Strategic management; Resource based view of competitive advantage; Organizational Capabilities; Corporate strategy and parenting; Innovation and Technology Management; Science, Technology and Innovation Policy; AMO (Ability, Motivations and Opportunities) theory, Catch-up in latecomer firms; Complexity in industrial systems; Product systems and production systems; System’s integration; Technological integration; Systems engineering and NPD; System architecture; Modularity; Platform; Integration in horizontal and vertical networks; System level design; Basic design; Systems architecting; PDP; preliminary design; conceptual design.

Research Experience

Aug. 2014 – present Researcher

CRiTIMiX (Center for Research in Technology & Innovation Management in Complex Industrial Systems), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

  • Engagement with “Policies to support technological innovation in large Iranian firms” project for Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology
  • Engagement with “Designing of innovation network around “Cold-Box” equipment” for National Iranian Gas Co.
  • Engagement with “formulating material roadmap” for Mapna Group
Feb. 2013 – Feb. 2014 Research Director

RISTIP (Research Institute for Science, Technology & Industrial Policies), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

  • Supervising a project entitled: “Auditing of technological capabilities of Iranian firms in gas turbine manufacturing”
Jul. 2012 – Jul. 2014 Strategy & technology management expert

PALCo (Pars Aviation Logistics Company), Tehran, Iran.

  • Engaged in different research projects with a theme of technological capability auditing and development in aviation industries supply chain
  • Strategy formulation consultant for the company and its parenting company
  • Operational budget & planning consultant
Apr. 2012 – Dec. 2012 Strategy & technology management expert

SRI (Space Research Institute), Tehran, Iran.

Sep. 2008 – Jul. 2009 Researcher

Iran Khodro Industrial Group, Tehran, Iran.

  • The illustration case study of my MBA thesis entitled “Investigating IKCo’s corporate level technology strategy & it’s relation with IKCo’s overall corporate strategies”
Jul. 2006 – Oct. 2006 Researcher

Bonyane danesh pajouhan Scientific & Research institute, Tehran, Iran.

  • Engagement with a project entitled “Strategic planning for implementation of “Smart Well Technology” in Iranian oil and gas industries”


Journal Publication

In English:

Khaleghi, M., Arasti, M. R., & Noori, J. (2016). Corporate Level Technology Strategy and its Linkage with Corporate Strategy in Multi- business Companies: IKCO Case Study. Special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change: Science and technology in Iran, In Press.

In Persian:

کرمی پور، آ.، خالقی، م.، آراستی، م. ر.، و مختارزاده، ن. (۱۳۹۵). ارتقای توانمندیهای نوآوری در بنگاه­های بزرگ ایرانی: یک چارچوب مفهومی. فصلنامه مدیریت توسعه فناوری. در دست چاپ.

آراستی، م. ر.، نوری، ج.، خالقی، م.، و رستمی، م. (۱۳۹۱). هم راستایی راهبرد فناوری با راهبرد کلان در شرکت های با کسب و کارهای متنوع: مورد گروه صنعتی ایران خودرو. فصلنامه سیاست علم و فناوری. ۴(۳). ۵۷-۷۰٫

آراستی، م. ر.، خالقی، م.، و نوری، ج. (۱۳۸۸). ارﺗﺒﺎط ﻣﻴﺎن راﻫﺒﺮد ﻓﻨﺎوری وراﻫﺒﺮد ﻛﻼن در ﺳﻄﺢ شرکتﻫﺎی دارای ﻛﺴﺐ و کار ﻣﺘﻨﻮع. فصلنامه سیاست علم و فناوری. ۲(۳). ۱-۱۷٫


ثنایی، م.، و خالقی، م. (۱۳۹۵). بخش دوم از ترجمه مالربا، ف. (۲۰۰۴). نظامهای نوآوری بخشی: مفاهیم، مسائل و تحلیل شش بخش عمده در اروپا – فصل ۱۳: جمع بندی و نتیجه­گیری. فصلنامه نامه سیاست علم و فناوری. در دست چاپ.

ثنایی، م.، و خالقی، م. (۱۳۹۳). بخش اول از ترجمه مالربا، ف. (۲۰۰۴). نظامهای نوآوری بخشی: مفاهیم، مسائل و تحلیل شش بخش عمده در اروپا – فصل ۱۳: جمع بندی و نتیجه­گیری. فصلنامه نامه سیاست علم و فناوری. ۳(۳). ۷-۳۱٫

Conference Proceedings

In English:

Arasti, M. R., Khaleghi, M., & Noori, J. (2010). The linkage of technology strategy and overall strategy of multi business diversified groups: Literature review and theoretical framework. Technology Management for Global Economic Growth (PICMET), Proceedings of PICMET ’10, Phuket Island, Thailand.

In Persian:

کرمی پور، آ.، خالقی، م.، آراستی، م. ر.، و مختارزاده، ن. (۱۳۹۴). ارتقای توانمندیهای نوآوری در بنگاه­های بزرگ ایرانی: یک چارچوب مفهومی. مجموعه مقالات پنجمین کنفرانس بین المللی و نهمین کنفرانس ملی مدیریت فناوری ایران، تهران، ایران.

آراستی، م. ر.، خالقی، م.، و نوری، ج. (۱۳۸۸). ارتباط میان استراتژی تکنولوژی و استراتژی کلان در سطح شرکت های دارای کسب و کار متنوع: مرور ادبیات و ارائه یک چارچوب نظری. مجموعه مقالات چهارمین کنفرانس بین المللی مدیریت استراتژیک، تهران، ایران.

خالقی، م. (۱۳۸۶). مروری بر مفاهیم نظامهای کنترل و ارزیابی عملکرد. مجموعه مقالات سومین کنفرانس ملی ارزیابی عملکرد، تهران، ایران.

Submitted papers

In Persian:

خالقی، م.، و الیاسی، م. (۱۳۹۵). رویکرد نوین نوآوری باز: مفاهیم، پیشینه تحقیقاتی و افقهای پیش رو. دوفصلنامه توسعه فناوری صنعتی.

Titles of working papers

In English:

Towards understanding organizational capabilities as systems

Systems architecting capability: A conceptual framework

Catch-up in design capability: From minor change of detail design for Incremental Innovations to conceptual design in radical ones

In Pesrian:

نقشه مفهومی شبکه ­های نوآوری و همکاری فناورانه

Honors & Awards

Mar. 2016 Award: The best researcher of CRiTIMiX in 2015
Dec. 2015 Honor: Holding of the second best panel in the fifth international & nineth national conference on management of technology (IRAMOT 2015) entitled “Government support for enhancement of innovation capabilities in Iranian large firms”
Dec. 2015 Honor: Best paper of the fifth international & nineth national conference on management of technology (IRAMOT 2015) entitled “Enhancement of innovation capabilities in large Iranian firms: a conceptual framework”
Dec. 2015 Honor: Selected paper in the fifth international & nineth national conference on management of technology (IRAMOT 2015) for presentation in conference and publish in Journal of Technology Development Management: A quartetrly
Oct. 2015 Award: Wave of tuition fee from United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) & Iranian Association for Management of Technology (IRAMOT) for workshop on Design and Evaluation of Innovation Policies (DEIP) in Tehran, Iran
Nov. 2014 Grant: Securing a part of Iran’s vice presidency for science and technology’s grant to CRiTIMiX for doing a research entitled “The government role in Enhancing innovation capabilities of Iranian large firms”
Aug. 2014 Scholarship: PhD thesis scholarship from Center for Research in Technology and Innovation Management in Industrial Complex Systems (CRiTIMiX), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Jul. 2010 Scholarship: Student scholarship for hotel costs from Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET’ ۱۰), Phuket Island, Thailand


Spring 2015 Sharif University of Technology Graduate School of Management and Economics
  • Teacher assistant for a master course entitled “Strategic management of technology”

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