He is an Assistant professor of Innovation Management #at NEOMA Business School, Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, and France. He has completed his Ph.D. in Management Sciences (InnovationManagement) with distinction “Cum Laude” from ESADE Business School. Also, he is a research fellow at theResearch Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI), Purdue University. Mehdi was a visiting Ph.D. studentat the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California and at the RCODI, Purdue Universitybetween December 2014 and September 2015. His research revolves around governance dynamics of openand collaborative innovation projects and its effect on innovation performance. Mehdi’s research appearsin several journals such as Journal of Management (JOM) and Social Indicators Research. His recent paper, titled “A Review of Interorganizational Collaboration Dynamics”, is published in the Journal of Management .He usually presents his research in leading academics conferences such as the Academy of Management ,DRUID, and World Open Innovation Conference. Mehdi is currently involved in two research projects: 1)The Enterprise Study conducted by the Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), USC Marshall School of Business; and 2) The Global Case Study on Open Innovation, a joint project conducted by Accenture Institute for High Performance and Purdue University with the aim of studying the appropriate governance mechanisms of open innovation projects to have successful innovation outcomes.