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M. Hassan Wafai


Associate Professor




Dr. M. Hassan Wafai is an associate professor of operations and supply chain management and technology and innovation management in the Faculty of Management. Wafai’s research is within the areas of global value chains, technology and knowledge transfer, innovation management, lean applications and construction management. Wafai is currently examining what capabilities Canadian small-medium sized enterprises should have to better integrate into global value chains. He is also investigating the relationship between technological-related innovation and management related innovation in Canadian organizations. In addition to his academic experience, Wafai has extensive professional experience working and consulting in various organizations in industries including manufacturing and engineering. 


Prior to Royal Roads, Wafai taught at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the Business Department at Guelph University and the IT and Engineering School at Conestoga College. Internationally, he taught at the University of Kalamoon and German-Syrian University, both in Syria, and at both European University and Heriot-Watt University (international campus). Wafai has received a number of awards and recognitions for his teaching. Professionally, Wafai is a Certificated Canadian Management Consultant and has worked as a consultant, project manager and industrial coordinator. He has also served in leadership roles in non-governmental organizations where he was involved in research projects related to regional innovation and social development.  


Wafai holds a PhD in Technology Transfer from Salford University (2006), a Master of Business Administration from Dundee University (2000) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Al Baath University (1999).