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Mohamed Dia

Mohamed Dia

Full Professor

Management
F-436, Fraser Auditorium Sudbury Campus

Biography

Dr. Mohamed Dia is a Full Professor of Quantitative Methods and Operations Management at the Faculty of Management. He received his PhD in Management Science from the Business School of Tunis, Tunisia in 2000, a Masters in Modeling and Management Information Systems from the Business School of Tunis, as well as a "Maîtrise" and a Bachelor in Management Information Systems, and a "Diplôme d'Études Universitaires Générales" in Mathematics and Computer Programming from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Nouakchott, Mauritania. Dr. Mohamed Dia has been also a postdoctorant at the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa, Canada, and at the University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada.

Education

  • Doctorat / Ph.D.
  • DEA / M.MIS
  • Maîtrise
  • Licence / B.MIS
  • DEUG
  • Academic Appointments

    At Laurentian University

    • Full Professor (Tenured), Department of Finance and Operations, Faculty of Management, LU (2012 - )
    • Interim Chair, Department of Finance and Operations, Faculty of Management, LU (February 2021 - June 2021)
    • Coordinator (Interim), MBA Program, Faculty of Management, LU (Aout 2019 - January 2020)
    • Chair (Founding), Department of Finance and Operations, Faculty of Management, LU (2015 - 2018)
    • Coordinator, HBCom Program, School of Commerce, Faculty of Management, LU (July 2013 - October 2014)
    • Associate Professor (Tenured in 2009), School of Commerce and Administration, Faculty of Management, LU (2008 - 2012)
    • Assistant Professor (Limited Term), School of Commerce and Administration, Facultry of Management, LU (2005-2008)


    At Other Academic Institutions

    • Part-time Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada) (2002 - 2005; 2021-)
    • Visting Professor, IFC - Renmin University of China at Suzhou (Suzhou, Jiangsu, China) (March-April 2019)
    • Part-time Professor, Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion de Sfax (Sfax, Tunisia) (2000)
    • Part-time Professor, École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales de Tunis (Tunis, Tunisia) (1998 - 1999)

    • Part-time Professor, Institut des Hautes Études Commerciales de Carthage (Carthage, Tunisia) (1997)

    • Part-time Professor, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis (Tunis, Tunisia) (1996)

    Research

    Dr. Dia's research focuses on Multicriteria Decision Aid, Data Envelopment Analysis, Fuzzy Sets Theory, and in the applications of these techniques in Supply Chain Management, Resources Management, Finance, Portfolio Selection, and in various other areas.

    Awards

    • Best Paper Award for the Management Science Division of the 2019 ASAC Conference (St. Catharines (ON), May 24-27, 2019).

    • Best Paper Award for the Production and Operations Management Division of the 2018 ASAC Conference (Toronto (ON), May 27-29, 2018).

    • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding assistance and support to the 2018 International Conference of the African Federation of Operational Research Societies (AFROS 2018: July 2-4, 2018, Tunis, Tunisia).

    • Honourable Mention Award for the Management Science Division of the 2016 ASAC Conference (Banff (AB), June 4-6, 2016).

    • Honourable Mention Award for the Finance Division of the 2016 ASAC Conference (Banff (AB), June 4-6, 2016).

    • Best Paper Award for the Management Science Division of the 2013 ASAC Conference (Calgary (AB), July 8-11, 2013).

    • Best Paper Award for the Management Science Division of the 2011 ASAC Conference (Montreal (QC), July 2-5, 2011).

    • Certificate of Appreciation of Students of Laurentian University (April 2011).

    • Highest Distinction for a Doctorate Thesis (Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia): Very Honourable Mention.

    • All Academic Degrees granted with Honours.

    Teaching

    • Business Statistics (Undergrad and MBA levels)
    • Management Science (Undergrad and MBA levels)
    • Operations Management (Undergrad and MBA levels)
    • Process and Capacity Analysis (Undergrad)


    • Analyse Descriptive des Données
    • La Statistique en Gestion
    • Gestion des Opérations


    • Introduction to Mathematical Finance


    • Statistique Managériale I et II
    • Modèles Décisionnels en Gestion
    • Gestion de la Production et des Opérations
    • Applications de la Simulation en Gestion


    • Statistiques en Économie et en Gestion 
    • Mathématiques Appliquées à l'Économie
    • Introduction aux Bases de Données avec DBase IV
    • Introduction à l'Informatique
    • Introduction to Mathematical Finance


    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications:

    1. Shahi S.K. and M. Dia, "Comparison of Ontario’s Roundwood and Recycled Fibre Pulp and Paper Mills’ Performance using Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis". To appear in Journal of Management Analytics (JMA), 2021.  
    2. M. Dia, P.M. Takouda  and A. Golmohammadi, "Assessing the Performance of Canadian Credit Unions using a Three-Stage Network Bootstrap DEA". To appear in Annals of Operational Research (ANOR), 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s10479-020-03612
    3. Golmohammadi A., A. Tajbakhsh, M. Dia and P.M. Takouda, "Effect of Timing on Reliability Improvement and Ordering Decisions in a Decentralized Assembly System". To appear in Annals of Operational Research (ANOR), 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-019-03399-5  
    4. Shahi S.K., M. Dia, P. Yan and S. Choudhury, "Developing and training artificial neural networks using bootstrap data envelopment analysis for best performance modeling of sawmills in Ontario". Journal of Modelling in Management, vol. 17 (2), pp. 788-811, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1108/JM2-07-2020-0181  
    5. Shahi S.K., M. Dia and J. Goyal, "Meta-Frontier Data Envelopment Analysis for Performance Improvement of Forest Industry Sub-Sectors in Ontario". International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management (IJOQM), vol. 27 (2), pp. 159-171, 2021.  
    6. M. Dia, S.K. Shahi and L. Zéphyr, "An Assessment of the Efficiency of Canadian Power Generation Companies with Bootstrap DEA". Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM), vol. 14 (10), 498, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm14100498   
    7. Shahi S.K., M. Leitch and M. Dia, "Engineered wood products as substitutes in the Canadian building construction industry". International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets (IJBEM), vol. 13 (2), pp. 142-158, 2021.  
    8. Dia M., P.M. Takouda and A. Golmohammadi, "Efficiency Measurement of Canadian Oil and Gas Companies". International Journal of Operational Research (IJOR), vol. 40 (4), pp. 460–488, 2021. DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2021.10016199  
    9. M. Dia, A. Golmohammadi and P.M. Takouda, "Relative Efficiency of Canadian Banks: A Three-Stage Network Bootstrap DEA". Journal of Risk and Financial Management (JRFM), vol. 13 (4), 2020. https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm13040068  
    10. Shahi S.K., A. Shiva and M. Dia, "Integrated Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Firm Performance in the Indian Textile Industry". Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (QROM), vol. 16 (3/4), pp. 614-635, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1108/QROM-03-2020-1904  
    11. Shahi S.K. and M. Dia, "Empirical Study of the Performance of Ontario’s Pulp and Paper Mills Using Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis". International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM), vol. 31 (1), pp. 98-133, 2020. DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2020.10023952  
    12. Shahi S.K. and M. Dia, "Efficiency Measurement of Ontario’s Sawmills Using Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis". Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Aid (JMCDA), vol. 26 (5-6), pp. 272-295, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/mcda.1695  
    13. Dia M. and R. Bozec, "Social Enterprises and the Performance Measurement Challenge: Could the DEA be the Solution?" Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Aid (JMCDA), vol. 26 (5-6), pp. 265-271, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/mcda.1666  
    14. Takouda P.M. and M. Dia, "An Empirical Study of the Performance of Canadian-Owned Chains of Retails Stores". International Journal of Services and Operations Management (IJSOM), vol. 33 (4), pp. 512-528, 2019.  
    15. Dia M., K. Abukari, P.M. Takouda and A. Assaidi, "Relative Efficiency Measurement of Canadian Mining Companies". International Journal of Applied Management Science (IJAMS), vol. 13 (1), pp. 224-242, 2019.  
    16. Assaisi A. and M. Dia, "Technical Efficiency of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds in Canada". Frontiers in Finance and Economics (FFE), vol. 15 (1), pp. 1-18, 2019.  
    17. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Monitoring Function of the Board and Audit Fees: Contingent upon Ownership Concentration". International Journal of Accounting and Information Management (IJAIM), vol. 25 (1), pp. 70-90, 2017.
    18. Takouda M. and M. Dia, "Relative Efficiency of Hardware Retail Stores Chains in Canada". International Journal of Operational Research (IJOR), vol. 27 (1-2), pp. 275-290, 2016.
    19. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Monitoring Role of the Board and Ownership Concentration: From Interests Misalignment to Expropriation". International Journal of Accounting and Finance (IJAF), vol. 5 (4), pp. 338-361, 2015.
    20. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Governance Practices and Firm Performance: Does Shareholders’ Proximity to Management Matter?" International Journal of Disclosure and Governance (IJDG), vol. 12 (3), pp. 185-209, 2015.
    21. Bozec R., M. Dia and Y. Bozec, "Corporate Ownership and Governance Practices in Canada: A Longitudinal Study". International Journal of Corporate Governance (IJCG), vol. 4 (1), pp. 51-73, 2013.
    22. Dia M., "A Portfolio Selection of Projects Based On a Relative Efficiency Measurement". International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management (IJFERM), vol. 1 (2), pp. 129-139, 2013.
    23. Dia M., F. Ben Abdelaziz and Y. Gadhoum, "A Hierarchical and Fuzzy Competitiveness Evaluation Methodology Based on DEA". International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making (IJMCDM), vol. 3 (1), pp. 21-35, 2013.
    24. Dia M. and D. Zéghal, "Analysis of the Impact of the Quality of Governance on Integrated Risk Management in Canadian Enterprises". Business Management Dynamics, vol.1 (11), pp. 93-110, 2012.
    25. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Convergence of Corporate Governance Practices in the Post-Enron Period: Behavioral Transformation or Box-Checking Exercise?" Corporate Governance (CG), vol. 12 (2), pp. 243-256, 2012.
    26. Dia M. and F. Ben Abdelaziz, "A Hierarchical Methodology for Performance Evaluation Based on Data Envelopment Analysis: Case of Companies’ Competitiveness in an Economy". American Journal of Operations Research (AJOR), vol. 1 (3), pp. 134-146, 2011.
    27. Bozec Y., R. Bozec and M. Dia, "Overall Governance, Firm Value and Deviation from One Share: One Vote Principle". International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF), vol. 6 (4), pp. 305-328, 2010.
    28. Bozec R., M. Dia and Y. Bozec, "Governance-Performance Relationship: A Re-examination Using Technical Efficiency Measures". British Journal of Management (BJM), vol. 21 (3), pp. 684-700, September 2010.
    29. Dia M., "A Portfolio Selection Methodology Based On Data Envelopment Analysis". Information Systems and Operational Research Journal (INFOR), vol. 47 (1), pp. 71-79, September 2009.
    30. Dia M. and D. Zéghal, "Fuzzy evaluation of risk management profiles disclosed in corporate annual reports". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 25 (3), pp. 237-254, September 2008.
    31. Dia M. et D. Zéghal, "Évaluation floue des profils de gestion des risques divulgués dans les rapports annuels des entreprises". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 25 (3), pp. i-xix, September 2008. DOI: 10.1002/CJAS.70.
    32. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Board structure and firm technical efficiency: Evidence from Canadian state-owned enterprises". European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), vol. 177 (3), pp. 1734-1750, 2007.
    33. Bozec R. et M. Dia, "Formes de propriété et niveau d’efficacité technique des entreprises canadiennes". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 23 (2), pp. 118-137, June 2006.
    34. Bozec R., M. Dia and G. Breton, "Ownership-Efficiency Relationship and The Measurement Selection Bias". Accounting and Finance (A&F), vol. 46 (5), pp. 733-754, 2006.
    35. Dia M., "A Model of Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis". Information Systems and Operational Research Journal (INFOR), vol. 42 (4), pp. 267-279, November 2004.
    36. Bozec R. et M. Dia, "L’impact de la commercialisation et de la privatisation sur l’efficacité technique des sociétés d’État au Canada". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 20 (4), pp. 291-310, December 2003.