• De Boelelaan 1105, VU Main Building A-wing, 5th floor

    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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