University of Calgary

Mohammad Keyhani

  • Associate Professor
  • Area Chair - ENTI
  • Future Fund Fellowship
  • Faculty [ENTI]
  • Faculty [SGMA]

Research Interests


Mohammad Keyhani is an associate professor in entrepreneurship and strategy at the Haskayne School of Business and a Canadian David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission. Dr. Keyhani is also the maker of the Entrepreneur Tools website, an internationally renowned list of resources for start-ups and entrepreneurs. An add-on to this project is the Crowdfunding Tools page.

His research interests include entrepreneurship and strategy, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship technology and crowdfunding. An up-to-date summary of Dr. Keyhani's research projects can be found on his graduate supervisor profile page.

Dr. Keyhani's research has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Organization and Small Business Economics. He presents his work regularly at leading international academic conferences where he has recieved multiple best paper and best reviewer awards, including the Academy of Management (AoM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) conferences.

Dr. Keyhani joined the Haskayne School of Business as an assistant professor in July 2013. He received his doctorate in strategic management from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He also has a M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship and B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Tehran.

Selected publications (see Google Scholar page or CV for full list)

Keyhani, M., Lévesque, M., & Madhok, A. Towards a theory of entrepreneurial rents: A simulation of the market process. Strategic Management Journal,  36(1), 79-96.

Madhok, A., & Keyhani, M. (2012). Acquisitions as entrepreneurship: asymmetries, opportunities, and the internationalization of multinationals from emerging economies. Global Strategy Journal, 2(1), 26-40.

Keyhani, M., & Lévesque, M. (2016). The equilibrating and disequilibrating effects of entrepreneurship: Revisiting the central premises. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 10(1), 65-88.

Madhok, A., Keyhani, M., Bossink, B. (2015). Understanding alliance evolution and termination: Adjustment costs and the economics of resource value. Strategic Organization, 13(2), 91-116.

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