Who Am I?

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Marketing at Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. I do marketing strategy research and my research interests lie within competitive dynamics, namely market entries and entry threats and market exits. Currently, I’m modeling empirically competitors' behaviors and examining firms’ marketing mix and their competitive dynamics in three essays. In particular, I’m investigating how firms react to a rival’s market entry and examining the dynamic effects of these actions on the new entrant’s survival. I’m working with Dr. Charles H. Noble (University of Tennessee, US), Dr. Carlos Lourenço (ISEG – University of Lisbon, Portugal), and Dr. Rafael Becerril Arreola (University of South Carolina, US). 

Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at Darla Moore, I've obtained an MBA degree and a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering both from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran-Iran.

I like cooking and shopping in a sense that I go shopping every day! My main hobby is driving and usually in the weekend I go to one dealership and test a couple of cars. I also have created my small airport in my cubical called Sina International Airport (SIA) and am planning to expand that as much as I can before graduation.


HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Finalist - ISBM Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition (2017)

  • Marketing Science Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Temple University, Philadelphia, 2018

  • Marketing Strategy Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Missouri University, Columbia, 2018

  • Doctoral Student Scholarship, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, 2014-current

  • Ranked top 50 among more than 30,000 participants, Iranian National University Entrance Exam (Konkour) for graduate programs, 2008

  • Ranked 255th among more than 500,000 participants, Iranian National University Entrance Exam (Konkour) for undergraduate programs, 2003

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