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Ahmad Sami Mahmoud Alaassar

Associate Professor

 
Office hours:
mon 08-12, 15-16

Ahmad has a double degree PhD from RMIT University and the University of Agder. His research has explored incubation models and entrepreneurial ecosystems in the fintech context. Currently, he is a postdoc fellow at RMIT Europe and is based in Barcelona, Spain. He is also the course coordinator and lecturer of ORG126 Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UiA. Additionally, he is active in the start-up scene, functioning as a co-founder and advisor in multiple entrepreneurial ventures.

Courses and teaching

Current - ORG 126 Entrepreneurship and Innovation for undergrads

Previous teaching - Business Research Design course provided for postgraduate students at the College of Business, RMIT University.

Work experience

Business Developer

Academic interests

  • Incubation Models
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

  • FinTech Start-ups

Scientific publications

  • Alaassar, Ahmad Sami Mahmoud; Mention, Anne-Laure; Aas, Tor Helge (2021). Ecosystem dynamics: exploring the interplay within fintech entrepreneurial ecosystems. Small Business Economics. ISSN: 0921-898X. doi:10.1007/s11187-021-00505-5.
  • Alaassar, Ahmad; Mention, Anne-Laure; Aas, Tor Helge (2021). Exploring a new incubation model for FinTechs: Regulatory sandboxes. Technovation. ISSN: 0166-4972. 103doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2021.102237.
  • Alaassar, Ahmad; Mention, Anne-Laure; Aas, Tor Helge (2020). Exploring how social interactions influence regulators and innovators: The case of regulatory sandboxes. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. ISSN: 0040-1625. 160doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2020.120257.
  • Aas, Tor Helge; Alaassar, Ahmad (2018). The Impact of Visual Performance Management on Decision-making in the Entrepreneurial Process. International Journal of Innovation Management. ISSN: 1363-9196. 22 (5). doi:10.1142/S1363919618400029.
  • Aas, Tor Helge; Alaassar, Ahmad (2017). The Impact of Visualisation on Decision-making in Entrepreneurial Processes. Proceedings of the ISPIM Innovation Summit 2017 (Melbourne). ISBN: 978-952-335-083-0. ISPIM/ Lappeenranta University of Technology Press. 1.
  • Alaassar, Ahmad; Mention, Anne-Laure; Aas, Tor Helge (2019). Exploring how Interactions Enable Innovation and Regulation: the case of Regulatory Sandboxes.
  • Alaassar, Ahmad (2018). Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Bibliometric Review.
  • Aas, Tor Helge; Alaassar, Ahmad (2017). The Impact of Visualisation on Decision-making in Entrepreneurial Processes.

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