Email: nahmed(AT)

I am a Strategy PhD candidate at Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada and a Research Fellow at the ScotiaBank Digital Banking Lab. My focus is broadly on Innovation.

I study how firms respond to technological change by changing their technology strategies (e.g., R&D collaboration strategies, research disclosure strategies), and in turn, change industry dynamics. Currently, I am exploring Artificial Intelligence (using patents & peer-reviewed publications). Drawing on strategic management literature, and using Big Data, Machine learning (NLP) and interviews, I build testable models of the world that can help managers to make decisions.

Previously I worked for Samsung R&D Lab in Bangladesh, India, and South Korea. My research is partly informed by experiences at such corporate labs.

In my papers I tend to use the latest econometrics methods such as the Difference-in-Difference (DiD), Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD), the synthetic control method. My working papers have been recognized at multiple conferences such as Best PhD Paper Prize (nominated, SMS), Max Boisot Award (finalist, EGOS), Best Paper in Strategy (won, AMCIS), Honorable Mention (won, ASAC) among others.

My research has also received media coverages from outlets like VentureBeat, Scientific American, Axios, Marginal Revolution.

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I have received an R&R from SMJ.

I recently chair-ed the organizing committee of the 3rd Toronto Fintech Conference.