Mohammad Rezazade Mehrizi

Mohammad Rezazade Mehrizi

Associate Professor
Mohammad is an associate professor in Knowledge, Information and Networks research group, at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He did first a PhD in Science and Technology Policy from Sharif University of Technology (in collaboration with SPRU), Iran, and a second PhD in management science from ESADE Business School, Barcelona. After doing his B.Sc. in electrical engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Mohammad moved to management domain and got his MBA in 2005 from Sharif University of Technology. In 2006, he received a grant to stay at SPRU (University of Sussex-UK) for working on innovation studies as part of a joint PhD program in Science and Technology Policy. His interest is to understand and help organizations and their associated communities to unlock their historical chains that prevent them from making a better future. Thus, he is researching how organizations unlearn their outmoded experiences, discontinue their obsolete information systems, learn and unlearn from their failures and incidents, and renovate their established business models to be able to tap the opportunities of new technologies such as big-data analytics.

Research Interests

  • Learning in and by organizations
  • Unlearning irrelevant experiences
  • Learning from failures and incidents
  • Deinstitutionalizing rigid socio-technical systems


  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge, Innovation, and Networks
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Seminars

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