Dr. Mohammad Keyhani

Dr. Mohammad Keyhani

Pronouns: he / him


Associate Professor

Haskayne School of Business, Strategy and Global Management [SGMA]


Haskayne School of Business, Doctor of Business Administration [DBA]

Contact information

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Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-3908


Office: SH436

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Phone: (403) 220-6153
Email: lauren.steeves@ucalgary.ca



Educational Background

B.Sc. Applied Mathematics, University of Tehran, 2006

Ph.D. Strategic Management, York University, 2014

M.Sc. Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, 2008


Mohammad Keyhani is an Associate Professor and Area Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. His expertise lies in the areas of digital entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial strategy and generativity. Mohammad's research has been published in top tier peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences where he has received multiple best paper and best reviewer awards. Mohammad is also a no-code entrepreneur and founder of DigitVibe.com as well as an OnDeck No Code Fellow. His other experiences include roles such as business advisor to multiple startups, Lab Strategist at the Creative Destruction Lab Rockies, and a David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission. He received his doctorate in strategic management from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada, and has a M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship and B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, both from the University of Tehran, Iran.


Areas of Research

Digital Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Technology

I'm interested in studying the ways in which digital technology supports, improves and changes the nature of entrepreneurship and innovation.

No-Code Entrepreneurship

I'm interested in studying the ways in which no-code software development tools like Bubble.io, Softr.io, and Webflow enable different kinds of entrepreneurship and new kinds of entrepreneurs.


I'm interested in studying the ways in which companies can design and benefit from generative products and generativity advantages.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ENTI 407 LEC 01 01 Technology for Entrepreneurs 2020
ENTI 79901 SEC 01 S01 Entrepreneurship:TheStateofArt 2020
MGST 59744 LEC 01 01 Directed Study in MGST 2020


  • Peak Scholar, University of Calgary. 2017
  • Kauffman Foundation Promising Paper Award, Kauffman Foundation. 2014
  • Global Strategy Journal Best Paper Award, Strategic Management Society. 2019
  • David Rockefeller Fellowship, Trilateral Commission. 2017