Nader nada short bio co 1
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Professor Dr. Nader Nada
Prof. Dr. Nader Nada received his PhD degree from George Mason University, VA-USA, and
his MS degree from Minnesota State University, MN-USA. In 1991 he received the
Achievement Award from the American Achievement Academy. He was NASA Fellow for
three successive years for the design and implementation of the Earth Observation System
(EOS), NASA’s largest global environmental information system.
Prof. Dr. Nader Nada has a sincere interest and expert in Innovation Management, Open
Innovation, Commercial and Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Human and
Organization Development, Strategic Management, Information and Communication
Technologies, and Clean Technology including: Energy Efficiency, Clean Industrial
Processes, Waste Management, Emission Reduction and Renewable Energy.
Over the last 10 years he has consulted and coached a wide variety of SMEs to empower
these companies in their growth efforts and overcoming challenges towards successful
commercialization of innovative product, service or business model. This goes hand in
hand with assessing and strengthening of the company’s capabilities in positioning with
changing requirements in the different life cycle stages. This includes aspects such as
strategy, organization, management, financing, and resource development added to areas
of Creativity, Idea Generation and Management, Innovation Process, Design Thinking,
Strategic Management, Project Management, Business Development, Organizational
Progress, Open Innovation, Cooperation, and Networking.
He published seven books (Two on Creativity and Innovation Management co-authored
with Mark Fox, USA) and over 100 journal and conference papers in the areas of Integrated
Innovation Management Framework, Enterprise Interoperability Capability Model for
Adaptive and Sustainable SMEs, Product and Service Value Creation, and Service
Innovation Capability. The Integrated Frameworks, capability assessment tools and models
are empirically validated in over 100 Danish, Finnish and Turkish SMEs by using survey
instruments, interviews, case studies. Additionally, several High Involvement Innovation
Audit Tool and New Knowledge Absorptive Capacity Toolkit are used through the process
of the SMEs capability and sustainability assessments.
Nader Nada is currently president of Inovya startup company, the chair of the graduate
program in “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” and the founder of the Design Thinking Lab
at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey.