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Homa Bahrami - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Homa Bahrami Homa Bahrami

Senior Lecturer | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

Expert on organizational flexibility and dynamic leadership

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Areas of Expertise (8)

Dynamic Leadership

Organizational Flexibility

Leading Multi-cultural Knowledge Workers

Orchestrating Geo-distributed Teams

Impact of Technology on Organizational Design

Organizational Innovation for Globalization

Enterprise Adaptation & Flexibility

Transformational Change

About

Homa Bahrami is an international educator, advisor, board member, and author, specializing in organizational flexibility, team alignment, and dynamic leadership in global, knowledge-based industries. She is a senior lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and a faculty director at the Haas Center for Executive Education, and has served on the Board of the Haas Center for Teaching Excellence.

She is the co-author of a major textbook (with Harold Leavitt, Stanford University), ”Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations," published by the University of Chicago Press, and translated into many languages. Her latest book, “Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises,” (second edition published by Springer and co-authored with Stuart Evans, Carnegie Mellon) focuses on practical approaches for strategizing, organizing, and leading knowledge workers based on their collective experience and field research in Silicon Valley during the past 30 years.

Bahrami has served on the boards of directors of three public technology companies and has been a member of all three board committees: audit, compensation, and governance. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is active in executive education and executive development in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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Education (3)

Aston University: PhD, Organizational Behavior

Aston University: MSc, Industrial Administration

Hull University: BA with Honors, Sociology & Social Administration

Selected External Service & Affiliations (8)

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Fabrinet (2012-present)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, FEI Inc. (2012-2016)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, FormFactor, Inc.
  • Director, Pedagogy, Inc.
  • Advisory Director, Securitas Capital
  • Member, Advisory Board: Institute for Growth & Innovation, Icarian, Kadiri, Green Border, Mercer Tech
  • Member, Advisory Board: HEAL, UCSF
  • Advisor and executive educator for global and high tech companies in the US and Europe

Positions Held (1)

At Haas since 1986

1995 – present, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business 2006 – present, Faculty Director, Berkeley Executive Education, Haas School of Business 2009 – 2014, Advisory Board, Center for Teaching Excellence, Haas School of Business 2003-2004 & 2017 Guest Professor, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland 1999-2000, Guest Professor, University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany 1986 – 1995, Lecturer, Haas School of Business 1984 – 1988, Research Associate, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University 1982 – 1984, Postdoctoral Fellow & Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Media Appearances (1)

What the Air Force Can Teach American Business

Fortune  online

2016-07-03

"Not only does this system demonstrate the value of assigning people to a task based on their experience and expertise, it also offers younger officers crucial management and leadership skills via experiential learning. 'This is a great opportunity to develop future leaders on the job,' said Dr. Homa Bahrami, senior lecturer at the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business..."

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Selected Papers & Publications (18)

Flexibility at Genentech: Developing Versatile Domain Experts and Deploying Flexible Resources at One U.S. Medical Affairs Unit Berkeley Haas Case Series

Homa Bahrami and Stuart Evans

2016

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People Operations at Mozilla Corporation: Scaling a Peer-to-Peer Global Community California Management Review

Homa Bahrami

2013

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Super-Flexibility for Real-Time Adaptation: Perspectives from Silicon Valley California Management Review

Homa Bahrami and Stuart Evans

2011

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Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises: A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation Springer

Homa Bahrami

2010

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Nurturing Learning Partnerships Learning Journeys Re-Visited

Homa Bahrami

2009

Leading Global Knowledge Workers Global Talent: An Anthology of Human Capital Strategies for Today’s Borderless Enterprise

Homa Bahrami

2008

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Leading High Tech Knowledge Workers PKU Business Review (Beijing University)

Homa Bahrami

2006

Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises Springer

Homa Bahrami and Stuart Evans

2005

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Organizing for Strategic Flexibility The Leadership Frontiers, Financial Times

Homa Bahrami

2002

Nodal Organizational Designs in Silicon Valley Business Engineering

Homa Bahrami, Stuart Evans

2000

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Flexible Recycling & High Technology Entrepreneurship Understanding Silicon Valley

Noma Bahrami

2000

Nurturing Learning Partnerships Learning Journeys

Homa Bahrami

2000

Flexible Re-Cycling and High-Technology Entrepreneurship California Management Review

Homa Bahrami, Stuart Evans

1995

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The Emerging Flexible Organization: Perspectives from Silicon Valley California Management Review

Homa Bahrami

1992

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Emerging Organizational Regimes in High Technology Firms: The Bi‐modal Form Human Resource Management

Homa Bahrami and Stuart Evans

1989

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Strategy Making in High-Technology Firms: The Empiricist Mode California Management Review

Homa Bahrami and Stuart Evans

1989

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Stratocracy in High-Technology Firms California Management Review

Homa Bahrami and Stuart Evans

1987

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Strategic Management in High-Technology Firms: An Exploratory Study Stanford Graduate School of Business

Home Bahrami

1983

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Teaching (8)

International Business: Organizational Innovation for Global Companies

EWMBA 258A

Accelerating Change Readiness and Agility

EWMBA 258

Creating Effective Organizations

XMBA 205

Statoil Project Executive Program

Berkeley Executive Education

New Manager Boot Camp for Scientists and Engineers

Berkeley Executive Education

Top Tech Program

Berkeley Executive Education

The CIO Institute

Berkeley Executive Education

Product Management Program

Berkeley Executive Education