Prof. Dr. Ebrahim Soltani
Prof. Dr. Ebrahim Soltani is professor of quality management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).Previously, he was a professor of operations management at the University of Kent Business School, UK. He has a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, UK. His research has considered the management of quality in different economic sectors, factors influencing the efficacy of quality and productivity initiatives, human resources issues related to quality management, the management of supply chain and quality in an era of globalization, and the peculiarities of management mindset toward operations improvement initiatives. He has recently been working on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded research project which aims to examine the dynamics of contextual forces, management’s orientations, and change management practices in the banking and financial institutions (August 2010-August 2012). He has written widely on managing operations improvement initiatives in a wide range of publications, includingBritish Journal of Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, and Total Quality Management. He is an academic member of the ESRC peer-review college and a member of the editorial boards of several international journals.