Research and Teaching
Hamid’s research interests include issues in Retailing, e-Commerce, Multi-Channel Distribution, and Supply Chain Management. He has applied various methods in his research including qualitative case studies and netnography, as well as survey-based structural equation modeling (SEM) and clustering.
He is currently affiliated with the Media Management and Transformation Center (MMTC) where, together with some colleagues, he works on a project entitled “Mediatized Shopping: How Smartphones Change Consumers’ Shopping Habits” financed by The Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council (Handelsrådet) and ICA.
His PhD dissertation takes a multi-method approach to exploring postponement and logistics flexibility in a retailing context and includes six academic articles. As a part of his doctoral dissertation, financed by HUR, he draws on the customization and logistics integration literature, and analyzes the involvement of consumers in co-creation of value as well as the financial and strategic performance of retailers. In another project financed by Hakon Swenson Stiftelsen he worked on exploring the concept of showrooming / free-riding in Swedish retailing from the perspectives of retailers, consumers, and price comparison websites.
Since 2009 Hamid has been involved in giving lectures at undergraduate and graduate levels. He has supervised dozens of student theses, and has developed and taught courses on Retailing, Distribution, Marketing Management, Business-to-Business Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. He was awarded the pedagogical prize for the Lecturer of the Year in 2011 at Jönköping International Business School.
Born in 1983 in Tehran, Iran, Hamid is an Assistant Professor of Logistics at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Jönköping University and holds a PhD in Business Administration from Jönköping International Business School. He is currently the program manager for the international Bachelor’s program in Industrial Engineering and Management with specialization in Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
Hamid earned an MSc degree in Production Engineering and Management from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. His thesis, “Innovation Management: Technology Strategies for Sustainable Vehicle Development”, was carried out under a project at Knowledge Integration and Innovation in Transnational Enterprise (KITE) Research Group at Linköping University.
He obtained his BSc degree in Industrial Engineering with specialization in Systems Analysis and Planning from K.N. Toosi University of Technology in Tehran. During his thesis work he worked on “Measuring and Predicting Customer Lifetime Value in Customer Loyalty Analysis” in a case study on an e-Tailer. During that period he was also involved in some Quality Management projects in the automotive industry.
Soleimani, H. Govindan, K. Saghafi, H. Jafari, H. (2017). Fuzzy Multi-Objective Sustainable and Green Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network Design. : Elsevier More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hilletofth, P. (2016). Postponement and logistics flexibility in retailing. More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Osnes, T. Schmitz, A. (2015). Customization in bicycle retailing. More information
Pazirandeh, A. Jafari, H. (2013). Making Sense of Green Logistics. More information
Jafari, H. Magnusson, T. (2008). Corporate Social Responsibility and Knowledge Management Implications in Sustainable Vehicle Innovation and Development. More information
Jafari, H. (2015). Logistics flexibility. More information
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Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hertz, S. (2012). Postponement in Retail Supply Chain Management: A Systematic Literature Review. Gothenburg: BAS More information
Jafari, H. Ots, M. (2016). The Road to Omni-Channel – The Drivers of Shopping Apps in Grocery Retailing. Toulouse: More information
Jafari, H. Ots, M. (2016). Omni-Channel Innovation in Grocery Retailing. More information
Sandberg, E. Jafari, H. (2016). Retail supply chain responsiveness. Turku: University of Turku More information
Sandberg, E. Jafari, H. (2016). A systematic review of retail supply chain responsiveness. More information
Jafari, H. (2014). An Analysis of Logistics Flexibility Research. More information
Jafari, H. Hartmann, B. Ots, M. (2014). Mobile Media and In-Store Shopping Experiences: Profiling App Usage in Food Retailing. Stockholm: Stockholm school of economics More information
Hartmann, B. Jafari, H. Ots, M. (2014). The Mediatisation of Shopping: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding and Studying How Shoppers Use Apps in Retail Environments. More information
Jafari, H. Paulraj, A. (2013). Logistics Flexibility in Swedish Retailing. Philadelphia: More information
Jafari, H. Hartmann, B. Johansson, A. Nyberg, A. (2013). HOW SHOWROOMING IS CONSTITUTED. More information
Del Javan, A. Jafari, H. (2013). EXPLORING SERVITIZATION IN MANUFACTURING. More information
Engelseth, P. Jafari, H. (2013). Rethinking Supply “Postponement” and “Speculation”. More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Osnes, T. Schmitz, A. (2012). Customization in Bicycle Retailing. More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hertz, S. (2012). Application of Postponement in Retailing - Connections to Logistics Flexibility. Vienna: More information
Engelseth, P. Jafari, H. (2012). Timing-configuration of Value Network Flows. Rome: IMP Group More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hertz, S. (2011). Application of Postponement in Retailing. More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hertz, S. (2011). Recapturing the Trends in the Application of Postponement in Retail Supply Chain Management. More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hertz, S. Fridriksson, H. (2010). Postponement in Retailing? Seeking a Connection. More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hertz, S. (2010). Adjusting Classic Marketing Lenses on Retail Supply Chain Management. More information
Jafari, H. (2009). Innovation Trends in Retailing. More information
Jafari, H. Aghaie, A. (2007). Application of Knowledge Management in CustomerLifetime Value and Loyalty Management. More information
Jafari, H. Aghaie, A. (2006). Online Customer Segmentation Based on Lifetime Value. More information
Jafari, H. (2014). Postponement and Logistics Flexibility in Retailing. JIBS Dissertation Series
. Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School More information
Jafari, H. Paulraj, A. (). Postponement, Logistics Flexibility, and Firm Performance. More information
Jafari, H. Paulraj, A. (). An Empirical Taxonomy of Logistics Configurations in Retailing. More information
Berndt, A. Holmberg, U. Jafari, H. Hartmann, B. Ots, M. (2017). Mobilapplikationer inom dagligvaruhandeln. Handelsrådets rapportserie
. Stockholm: Handelsrådet More information
Jafari, H. Nyberg, A. Hertz, S. Borgström, B. (2012). Increased Flexibility in Retail Supply Chains through Postponement. JIBS Research Reports
. Jönköping: Jönköping international business school More information