Roaa Salim

Teknologie Licentiat


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Roaa Salim’s research interest lies in manufacturing strategy domain with focus on automation decisions in the context of the Swedish wood products industry. She examines on what basis automation decisions are made and how those decisions affect other strategic decision areas in manufacturing. 


Roaa Salim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in product development and design. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Production Systems with specialization in Production Development and Management from the School of Engineering, Jönköping University. Roaa graduated in June 2014 and was admitted to doctoral studies within the graduate school ProWOOD in November the same year.


Salim, R., Manduchi, A., Johansson, A. (2020). Investment Decisions on Automation of Manufacturing in the Wood Products Industry: A Case Study Bioproducts Business, 5(1), 1-12.



Salim, R. (2018). Drivers and challenges for automation of manufacturing: A multiple case study in the Swedish wood products industry. 25th EurOMA Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 24-26 June, 2018.
Salim, R., Johansson, J. (2018). Automation decisions in investment projects: A study in the Swedish wood products industry. 8th Swedish Production Symposium, SPS 2018. Waterfront Convention Centre Stockholm, Sweden, 16 - 18 May 2018.
Salim, R., Mapulanga, M., Saladi, P., Karltun, A. (2016). Automation in the wood products industry: challenges and opportunities. The 7th Swedish Production Symposium, 25th to 27th October 2016, Lund, Sweden.
Salim, R., Andersson, O., Schneider, C., Winroth, M., Säfsten, K. (2016). Levels of Automation in the wood products industry: A case study. 23rd EurOMA Conference, Trondheim, 17th-22nd June, 2016..
Salim, R., Johansson, J. (2016). The influence of the raw material on the wood product manufacturing. 49th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, May 25-27, 2016, Stuttgart, Germany.
Salim, R., Kristina, S., Mats, W. (2015). Current situation analysis: Manufacturing challenges in woodworking sector. The 23th International Conference on Production Research, Manila, August 2-5, 2015..


Salim, R. (2017). Exploring aspects of automation decisions: A study in the Swedish wood products industry (Licentiate thesis, Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering).