Frank Safayeni

Professor

Contact InformationFrank Safayeni

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32226
Location: CPH 4352

Biography Summary

Frank Safayeni is a Professor in the Department of Management Sciences, and a Principal Investigator of the Uncertainty Management Research Group at the University of Waterloo. He was previously the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies of the Management Sciences department.

He is actively engaged in a number of projects, including the modelling and simulation of organizational interactions, and study of knowledge creation and problem solving in organizational groups. Professor Safayeni's areas of research expertise encompass various subjects that concern organizational effectiveness. Additionally, he has published articles in well-known journals such as the Journal of Information Systems, Management of Technology and Operations Research.

As a result of his teaching accomplishments, Professor Safayeni received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Waterloo.

Research Interests

  • Behavioural & Organizational
  • Aspects of Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Socio-Technical Systems
  • Organizational Design
  • Modelling and simulation of organizational interactions
  • Study of knowledge creation and problem solving in organizational groups

Education

  • 1979, Doctorate, Psychology, University of Victoria
  • 1975, Master of Science, Psychology, University of Victoria
  • 1972, Bachelor of Science (BS), Psychology, University of Idaho
  • 1971, Bachelor of Science (BS), Electrical Engineering, University of Idaho

Courses*

  • MSCI 750 - Topics in Organizational Analysis and Behaviour
    • Taught in 2014
  • MSCI 211 - Organizational Behaviour
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • MSCI 605 - Organizational Theory & Behaviour
    • Taught in 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Poile, Christopher and Safayeni, Frank, Using Computational Modeling for Building Theory: A Double Edged Sword, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 19(3), 2016
  • McKay, KN and Buzacott, JA and Safayeni, FR, THE SCHEDULER'S INFORMATION SYSTEM: WHAT IS GOING ON? INSIGHTS FOR, Information Control Problems in Manufacturing Technology 1989: Selected papers from the 6th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IMACS Symposium, Madrid, Spain, 26-29 September 1989, 13, 2014
  • Tajeddin, G., Safayeni, F., Connelly, C.E., and Tasa, K., "The Influence of Emergent Expertise on Group Decision Processes," Small Group Research, 43 (1), 2012, 50-74 (Accepted in 2012)
  • Alojairi, A and Safayeni, F., "The dynamics of inter-node coordination in social networks: A theoretical perspective and empirical evidence." International Journal of Project Management, 30 (1), 2012, 15-26 (Accepted in 2012)
  • Tajeddin, Golnaz and Safayeni, Frank and Connelly, Catherine E and Tasa, Kevin, The influence of emergent expertise on group decision processes, Small group research, 2011