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Dr. Yashar Salamzadeh

Senior Lecturer
Graduate School of Business
Universiti Sains Malaysia


  • Ph.D., Public Administration in Human Resources Management, Payam Noor University, Iran, 2015
  • EMBA, Yazd University, Iran, 2009
  • Mechanical Engineering, Urmia University, Iran, 2006


Yashar Salamzadeh is a PhD scholar in Human Resources Management and is a Senior Lecturer in Graduate School of Business at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He has published more than 100 research articles in international and national journals and conferences. He has the experience of eleven years teaching in MBA and Master of management courses in five different universities. He has supervised more than 70 graduate students (On MBA and Master level) in their thesis and dissertation and is supervising 8 PhD and DBA students as well. He has developed many managerial workshops on leadership, social entrepreneurship, HRM, Business models in different countries such as Iran, Turkey, Russia, Malaysia, Hungary and UK. He has worked as a project management in many national and international research projects. He has the experience of five years management consultancy for different public and private organizations on Leadership, Organizational re-structuring, EFQM, Culture, HRM systems, Organizational behavior. He also has cooperated in more than twenty international journals as an editorial board member and review board member. He is also an EFQM auditor. He has served GSB as Head of “Global Strategy and Organizational Behavior” research cluster since 2018. He is leading the micro-credential initiative of GSB as well. His fields of interest include entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Universities, Leadership and digital leadership, business models, strategic management, green business and CSR, HRM (HCM) and networked organizations. Yashar can be contacted using below emails: or

Teaching and Research Areas

Teaching: Digital Leadership, Human Capital Development, Consultancy and Training, Project Management, Green Business, Strategic Management, HRM, OB. 

Research Interest: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Universities, Leadership and Digital Leadership, Business Models, Strategic Management, Green Business and CSR, HRM (HCM) and Networked Organizations

Consultancy and Industrial Experience

Working in more than 10 consultancy projects in different fields of management including organizational re-structuring, HRM, Culture, OB,…
Five years of experience to work as management consultant in Tehran City Council.
Team member of consultancy projects on economic impact (HRM and CSR sections) for Intel Malaysia and USM. 


  • Ng, Y.N., & Salamzadeh, Y. (2020). The Impact of Ethical Leadership on the Intention to Stay among the Generation-Y Workforce of MNCs in Penang, Malaysia: Mediating Role of Employee Rewards. International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management. 15 (2). 16-37.
  • Rizwan Ullah Khan, Yashar Salamzadeh, Qaisar Iqbal & Shaohua Yang (2020). The Impact of Customer Relationship Management and Company Reputation on Customer Loyalty: The Mediating Role of Customer Satisfaction, Journal of Relationship Marketing, DOI: 1080/15332667.2020.1840904
  • Khan RU, Salamzadeh Y, Kawamorita H, Rethi G. (2020). Entrepreneurial Orientation and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ Performance; Does ‘Access to Finance’ Moderate the Relation in Emerging Economies? Vision. doi: 1177/0972262920954604
  • Salamzadeh, Y.; Kocherian, M.; Plakhin, A.; Volovik, T.; Davydova, E. (2020). Analysis of network interaction in the context of physical education and sports activities of universities. E3S Web Conf. 208 09013. DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/202020809013
  • Sarlak, M. A., Salamzadeh, Y., & Farzad, F. S. (2020). Actor-Network Theory and Networked Organizations, Proposing a Conceptual Framework. In Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory (pp. 197-210). Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.
  • Nejati, M., Salamzadeh, Y. and Loke, C. (2020), “Can ethical leaders drive employees’ CSR engagement?”, Social Responsibility Journal, 16 (5), 655-669.
  • Abdul Hamid, M. R. A., Abdul Rahim, N. F., & Salamzadeh, Y. (2020). Influence of Ethical Leadership and Talent Management on Employee Performance: Does Employee Commitment Matter in Malaysian Hotel Industry?. International Journal of Human Resource Studies. 10 (3), 77-97.
  • Farzad, F. S., Salamzadeh, Y., Amran, A. B., & Hafezalkotob, A. (2020). Social Innovation: Towards a Better Life after COVID-19 Crisis: What to Concentrate On. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, 8(1), 89-120.
  • Salamzadeh, Y., Markovic, M. R., & Khajeheian, D. (2019). Contemporary Business Issues in Malaysia: How does this “Tiger Cub” feel today?. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, 7(2s), 1-6.
  • Salamzadeh, Y., Williams, I., & Labafi, S. (2019). Guest Editorial: Media Entrepreneurship and Web 3.0, the way passed, the way forward. AD-minister, (34), 1-7.
  • Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Hanifah, H., Foroughi, B., Salamzadeh, Y. (2019). Knowledge leakage, an Achilles’ heel of knowledge sharing. Eurasian Business Review.
  • Shaizatulaqma Kamalul Ariffin, Ainul mohsein Abdul Mohsin, Yashar Salamzadeh (2019). Muslim Consumers’ Attitude toward Non-Muslim’s Halal Food Operators: Evidence from Malaysia, Eurasian Business Perspectives (Proceedings of the 24th Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference). Vol 11/2. p. 53-66. (Book Chapter). Springer Nature Switzerland.
  • Somayeh Labafi, Yashar Salamzadeh, Mahdieh Jalalpoor (2019). The Effect of Green Supply Chain Management on Green Purchase Intention by mediating role of Green Brand Equity (A Study on Iranian Beverage Industry). P. 22-32. International Conference on Business sustainability and Innovation, Penang, Malaysia. (ISI Indexed Proceeding)
  • Andrei Plotnikov, Yashar Salamzadeh, Kursat Demiryurek, Hiroko Kawamorita, Anna Urasova (2019). Features of Entrepreneurial Activities Indices in the World: Trends and Prospects. International Journal of Entrepreneurship. Vol 23. No. 1. P. 1-15.
  • Wan-Har Goh, Yen-Nee Goh, Shaizatulaqma Kamalul Ariffin and Yashar Salamzadeh (2019). How green marketing mix strategies affects the firm’s performance: a Malaysian perspective. International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, Vol. 7, Nos. ½. P. 113-130.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Maryam Kianmanesh, Taghi Vahidi (2019). Transformational leadership style and social responsibility of employees in economic corporations: a study on Sarmayeh Bank of Iran. International Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management, Vol. 7, Nos. ½. P. 186-203.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Vahideh Zare Bidaki, Taghi Vahidi (2018). Strategic Thinking and Organizational Success: Perceptions from Management Graduates and Students. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal. 10, No. 4, Pp.1-19.
  • Shaizatulaqma Kamalul Ariffin, Tan Lok Aun, Yashar Salamzadeh (2018). How Personal Beliefs Influence Consumer Attitude towards Online Advertising in Malaysia: To Trust or Not to Trust? Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal Vol. 10, No. 1, p 30-47.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh & Setayesh Gharechaei (2018). Human Resources Management activities through Strategic Entrepreneurial Approach: Iranian Oil Companies, A Case Study. 1st Asia Conference on Business and Economic Studies, Vietnam. PP. 333-350.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh & Farzaneh Azari Yekta & Mohammad Reza Yavarzadeh, (2018). “Prioritizing the Recognition Pattern of Affecting Factors in Deviation of Forecasts of the Senior Managers in Organizations, “International Journal of Asian Social Science, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 8(7), pages 454-475.
  • Goodarzi S.M., Salamzadeh Y., Salamzadeh A. (2018) the Impact of Business Ethics on Entrepreneurial Attitude of Manager. pp 503-539. In: Khajeheian D., Friedrichsen M., Mödinger W. (eds) Competitiveness in Emerging Markets. Contributions to Management Science. Springer, Cham
  • MohammadReza Yavarzadeh, Yashar Salamzadeh, Fereshteh Ebrahimi. (2018) Identification of Factors Affecting the Strategic Thinking in Organizations, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, A Case Study. 2nd International Conference on Management and Humanities. June 2016- Turkey.
  • Masoumeh Doshmanli, Yashar Salamzadeh, Aidin Salamzadeh. (2018). Development of SMEs in an Emerging Economy: Does Corporate Social Responsibility Matter?. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development. 17 (2), 168-191.
  • Maryam Sadat Mirzadeh, Yashar Salamzadeh, Aidin Salamzadeh (2017) IDENTIFICATION OF FACTORS AFFECTING INDIVIDUAL INDUSTRIES. Economía y Sociedad, Vol. 22, Nº 52 Julio – diciembre 2017, pp. 1-20.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Maryam Rezaei. (2017). Business Models and Innovation Obstacles in Iran: A New Framework. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics, Volume 5, Issue 1.
  • Hengameh Shirafkan, Yashar Salamzadeh. (2017) The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Entrepreneurial Firms’ Brand: A Case Study of Dana Insurance Company, Iran. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2. pp- 1-18
  • Aidin Salamzadeh, Hiroko Kawamorita Kesim, Yashar Salamzadeh (2016) Entrepreneurial universities and branding: a conceptual model proposal. World Review of Science, Technology and Sust. Development, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp300-315.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Mehran YousefNia, Mirjana Radovic Markovic, Aidin Salamzadeh (2016). STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF LEARNING SCHOOL ON PROMOTION OF MANAGERS’ COMPETENCE. Economía y Sociedad, Vol. 21, Nº 50 Cierre al 31 de diciembre de 2016, pp. 1-25. 
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Shakiba Pajuhi HajiseyedJavadi. (2016). Analyzing Correlation of Leadership Style with Organizational Maturity a Military Organization: A Case Study. International Journal of Business and Management Invention. Volume 5 Issue 10. PP—85-101.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Hamideh Karimi. (2016). Does Information Overload Influences Creativity in Organizations? A Study in Iranian Context. International Review of Social Sciences. Volume. 4, Issue. 12.
  • Shahrooz Kavousi , Yashar Salamzadeh. (2016). Identifying and Prioritizing Factors Influencing Success of a Strategic Planning Process: A Study on National Iranian Copper Industries Company. Asian Social Science; Vol. 12, No. 8. P 230-244.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Maryam Sadat Mirzadeh. (2016). How Human Resources Management Strategies Affect Creativity and Innovation? A Study in Iranian Context. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Social Sciences. Volume 06 Issue 08, Page 1-19.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Aidin Salamzadeh, Mirjana Radovic Markovic. (2016) CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE AND NETWORK ORGANIZATIONS IN SOCIETY: CASE OF TEHRAN NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS. International Review. Faculty of Business Economics and Entrepreneurship. Serbia. No 1-2 . P 46-58.
  • Karimi Hamideh, Salamzadeh Yashar. (2016) Developing a Model of Personal Energy Management for Creativity Improvement, A Metaphoric Perspective. Fourth 21st Century Academic Forum Conference At Harvard.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Mohammad ali mohammad zadeh. (2015) Investigating the quality of Service in chain stores using SERVQUAL approach (Case Study: Refah Stores on Alborz Province). Archives of Business Research. Vol 3, No 6. 50-67.
  • MohammadReza Yavarzadeh, Yashar Salamzadeh, Abbas poormokhtari Ardakani. (2015). Investigating The Role of Knowledge Management in Organizational Innovation and Its Effect on Organization’s Performance. Case study: Tax affairs general administration of Yazd province. International Journal of Management Sciences and Business Research. Vol-4, Issue 9. 50-67.
  • Farzaneh Azari Yekta, Yashar Salamzadeh, Mohammad Reza Yavarzadeh. (2015). Development of a Model for Identification of Reasons for Deviation in Forecasts. Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management. Volume 4, Issue 2. 289-311.
  • MohammadReza Yavarzadeh, Yashar Salamzadeh, Mahmood DashtBozorg (2015). Measurement Of Organizational Maturity In Knowledge Management Implementation : A Case Study On Iran Power Development Company. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management. Vol. 3, Issue 10. 318-344.
  • Yashar Salamzadeh, Mehran Nejati, Yahya Heidaripourafshar. (2015). An Investigation into the Impact of E-Customs on Stretching Strategic Thinking (Case Study: Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration). Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics. 3(1): 105–139.
  • Salmzadeh, Y, Nejati, M. & Salamzadeh, A. (2014). Agility Path through Work values in Knowledge-based organizations: A study of virtual Universities. Innovar, 24(53), 177-186.
  • Mohammad Ali Sarlak, Yashar Salamzadeh (2014). Analyzing The Impacts Of Informal Organizations On Formal Routines In A Networked Organization. Journal of Asian Scientific Research. Vol 4. No.12.
  • Seyed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Yashar Salamzadeh, Lia Ranjbar. (2013). Identification And Ranking Of Factors Affecting Behavioural Economics In Iran. Journal of Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics. 1(1/2): 101–124.
  • Elahe Parsaamal and Yashar Salamzadeh (2013). An investigation on implementation of clinical governance: A case study of an Iranian hospital. Management Science Letters. Vol 3. Pp 1-12.
  • Ali Reza Mirakhori, Mohammad Reza Daraei, Yashar Salamzadeh (2012). Comprehensive strategic thinking model considering three aspects: Current Literature, Islam, and Iran. World Of Sciences Journal. VOL 1, ISS 7. Pp 20-26.
  • Salamzadeh, Yashar. (2012). A book review on “The Nature of Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Activities”. Journal of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Education. No. 3-4, pp. 137-140.
  • Seyed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Yashar Salamzadeh, Mohammadreza Daraei, Jamshid Akbari (2012). Relationship between Organizational Culture and Strategy Implementation: Typologies and Dimensions. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal. Vol. 4, No. 3 & 4. Pp 286-299.
  • Seyed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Mohammadreza Daraei, Yashar Salamzadeh and Fatemeh Sharafi Farzad.(2012). Globalization Wave in Four Major Iranian Ministries: Turning the compass on to save the ship. Medwell international Journals- International Business Management Journal. Volume: 6 , Issue: 6 , Page: 634-639
  • Hossein Safarzadeh, Azan tadayon, Najme Jalalian, Yashar Salamzadeh, Mohammadreza Daraei (2012). Role of Emotionality and Authoritarianism in Unethical Behaviors and their Effect on Organizational Citizenship behavior: the case of Fars Gas Company, IRAN. World Applied Sciences Journal 17 (4): 502-508.
  • Hossein Safarzadeh, Reza Taleifar, Yashar Salamzadeh, Farhang mohammadi.(2012) Analyzing on critical success factors for new product development in SMEs of Iran’s food and beverage industries. International journal of research in commerce, IT & management.
  • Nejati, M., Salamzadeh, Y. and Salamzadeh, A. (2011) ‘Ecological purchase behaviour: insights from a Middle Eastern country’, Int. J. Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.417–432.
  • Seyed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Hamidreza Jalilian, Yashar Salamzadeh, Bahman Saeidpour, and Mohammadreza Daraei (2012). Intellectual Capital and New Product Development Performance in Production Firms: Kermanshah Production Firms-A Case Study. Global Business and management research journal-Vol.4 No.(1).
  • Sayed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Daraei, Behzad Khodaei, Yashar Salamzadeh (2011). Structural Equations Modeling of Relationship between Psychological Empowerment and Knowledge Management Practices (A Case Study: Social security organization staffs of Ardabil province, Iran). Medwell international Journals- International Business Management Journal. Vol 6. No.1. Pp 8-16.
  • Sayed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Daraei, Hossein Rabiei, Yashar Salamzadeh, Hamid Takallo (2011). The Study on Relationship between Organizational Justice, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions: a Comparison between Public Sector and Private Sector. Medwell international Journals- International Business Management Journal. Vol 6. No.1. Pp 22-31.
  • Davood Tanha, Aidin Salamzadeh, Zahra Allahian and Yashar Salamzadeh (2011). Commercialization of University Researches and Innovations in Iran Obstacles and Solutions. Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology, Volume I, Issue 7.
  • Salamzadeh A, Salamzadeh Y, Nejati M. (2011). What is Social Entrepreneurship? : A literature analysis and proposing a comprehensive model, Asian Academy of management International conference- Malaysia- October 14-16, 2011- pp 520-525.
  • Latif Karimi Sooreh, Aidin Salamzadeh, Hossein Safarzadeh, Yashar Salamzadeh (2011). Defining and Measuring Entrepreneurial Universities: A Study in Iranian context using Importance-Performance Analysis and TOPSIS Technique- Global Business and management research journal-Vol.3 No.(2), pp. 182-199
  • Aidin Salamzadeh, Yashar Salamzadeh, MohammadReza Daraei (2011). Toward a Systematic Framework for an Entrepreneurial University: A Study in Iranian Context with an IPOO Model. Global Business and Management Research Journal-Vol. 3 No.1- pp.30-37
  • Seyed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Najmeh Jalalian, Yashar Salamzadeh, Mohammadreza daraei, Azam Tadayon (2011). To the promotion of Work Life quality Using the Paradigm of Managerial Coaching: the Role of Managerial Coaching on the Quality of Work Life. African journal of business management- Vol. 5(17), pp. 7440-7448. (ISI Journal)
  • Seyed Ali Akbar Ahmadi, Azam Tadayon, Yashar Salamzadeh, Najmeh Jalalian (2012). The Intellectual capital Management Enablers in an Iranian context. African journal of Business Management. Vol.6(28), pp. 8243-8249.
  • Mehran Nejati, Azadeh Shafaei, Yashar Salamzadeh and Mohammadreza Daraei (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility and Universities: A Study of Top 10 World Universities’ Websites. African journal of Business Management, Vol.5 (2)- pp 440-447.
  • Nejati M, Salamzadeh Y, Sharafi Farzad F (2010). “Work values in an iranian context”. technics technologies education management, vol 5, No 1, pp 166-177. 
  • Salamzadeh Yashar, Saeida Ardakani Saeid, Zanjirchi Seyyed Mahmood. (2009). “What should we do now? Analysis of the globalization challenges in Iranian SMEs a Study on Food Industries of Hamadan Province using Fuzzy MADM Approach “. annals of the University of Bucharest: Economic and Administrative Series- No. 3 .pp 165-178
  • Ghasemi S., Salamzadeh Y., Nejati M. (2008). Factors influencing digital piracy : a study of Iranian society (book chapter contribution) –issues in global business and management research

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