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    1081 HV Amsterdam


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Mahmood Shafeie Zargar is an Assistant Professor at the Knowledge, Information and Innovation Research Group, School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has a background in Strategic Management and Organization Studies, and holds a PhD in Management from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Outside academia Mahmood is an avid photographer.


Mahmood’s research focuses on distributed collaboration and cumulative innovation under community forms. His work explores the sui generis aspects that give open source communities their generative thrust and innovative capacity. Besides studying online communities, Mahmood is interested in the sociomateriality of the digital artefacts.


  • Digital Business and Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Digital Methods for Qualitative Research (ABRI Doctoral Course)

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  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Open Source Communities
  • Cumulative Innovation
  • Knowledge Reuse
  • Social Networks
  • Sociomateriality

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community Social Sciences
innovation Social Sciences
determinants Social Sciences
social structure Social Sciences
Wheels Engineering & Materials Science
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
social network Social Sciences
internet community Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2015

  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

Making the Big Move in Fast-Response Organizations: Resuscitating Rules as Emergency Work

Sayegh, K., Zargar, M. S. & Nugus, P., 2015, Academy of Management Proceedings. Vancouver, British Columbia, p. 18255-18255

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

great power
organizational change

Job scope, affective commitment, and turnover: The moderating role of growth need strength

Zargar, M. S., Vandenberghe, C., Marchand, C. & Ben Ayed, A. K., Jun 2014, In : Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 87, 2, p. 280-302

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Academy of Management OCIS Best Student Paper Award

M. Shafeie Zargar (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic