Dr Mohamed Salama

PhD in Building Economics (Construction Management)

Role
Associate Professor
Section
School of Social Sciences
Email
Address
S2-22
Mohamed Salama

About

Director of Corporate Executive Relations

Programme Director of MSc in Managing Innovation; MSc in Strategic Project Management (Global); MSc in Business Strategy Leadership and Change; MSc in Operations Management (Dubai)

Biography

Dr Salama is Director of Corporate Executive Relations and former Acting Associate Head of the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai. In addition, he is Academic Head of Strategy, Operations and Projects.

Dr Salama has been the programme director for masters programmes including the MSc Strategic Project Management since 2006, and has supervised over 250 masters and PhD theses.

He is a PhD examiner for the PhD in Construction Project Management, and has authored or co-authored over 50 publications. His textbook on project management released in 2016 is the teaching textbook at Heriot-Watt, and his latest textbook 'Principles of Sustainable Project Management', released in October 2018, presents a new model for managing sustainable projects amid the digital transformation era, with emphasis on the role of technology and particularly blockchain as the most popular platform so far.

He is the academic chair of the Middle East Summit for Lean and Agile Project Management, an annual international conference that has been taking place in Dubai since 2016.

Dr Salama is currently in his second term sitting in the academic council and the quality and standards committee at Heriot-Watt. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management in the UK since 2010. In addition, he is a visiting professor at Skema University, France and AAU, Amman, Jordan, and is a regular speaker in key events in the UK and the UAE.

Dr Salama has over 30 years of academic and industrial experience in project management, marketing, strategy and mergers and acquisitions. He took senior management posts in these fields in the Middle East, Italy and the UK between 1990 and 2002. He has made several TV appearances on local and international channels in the UAE as an expert in sustainability and digital transformation with emphasis on business models and the application of technology in management.

Since 2002, Dr Salama has been delivering training workshops for executives in the UK, the Middle East and Denmark. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HE) in Scotland and a member of the Project Management Institute PMI (USA), The Chartered Management Institute (CMI-UK), and The Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) in the UK.

Research

Sustainable project management, smart cities, digital transformation. Currently working on a sustainable project management model applied to event management.

Another project is about the challenges arising from the transformation to smart cities, with applications from various sectors including legal, construction and tourism. For example, smart contracts on blockchain; integrating BIM and CAFM on blockchain platforms for construction and facilities management; and applying agile project management beyond IT projects.

Publications
Books

Salama, M. (2018). Principles of Sustainable Project management.Oxford: Goodfellow.
Salama, M., & Haniff, A. (2016). Project Management. Oxford: Goodfellow.

Book chapters

Salama, M. & Janjusevic, J. (2018) "  The Sustainable Project Management Model" In: Salama, M. (ed). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3944

Salama, M. & Mataj, M. (2018) " Self Organising and Virtual Teams" In: Salama, M. (ed). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3952

Salih, A. & Salama, M. (2018) "  Sustainable Leadership in Multi-Cultural Teams" In: Salama, M. (ed). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3954

Peralta, A., Castellote, J. & Salama, M. (2018) " Eco Innovation" In: Salama, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3956

Salama, M. & Capaldi, E. (2018) " Sustainable Change Management" In: Salama, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3958

Karamitsos, I., Salama, M. & Gindy, M.E. (2018) " Blockchain, A Disruptive Technology in the Sustainable Economic System" In: Salama, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3962

Whistance-Smith, W. & Salama, M. (2018) " New Product Development, Implementing Agility through innovation and technology" In: Salama, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3964

Salama, M. & Hana, A. (2018) " Sustainable Construction, Green Building Strategic Model" In: Salama, M. (ed) .Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3966

Nassar, S. & Salama, M. (2018) " Sustainable Logistics and the Supply Chain" In: Salama, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3946

Janjusevic, L. & Salama, M. (2018) " Sustainable Tourism, Towards Sustainable Development" In: Salama, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3948

Salama, M., Nour, M., Haloub, A. & Jundi, Y.A. (2018) " Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development" In: Salama, M. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911396857-3950

Salama, M. (2016). Cost Estimating and Budgeting. In M. Salama, & A. Haniff, Project Management (pp. 156-177). Oxford: Goodfellow. Joint Author.

Salama, M., & Haniif, A. (2016). Introduction to Project Management. In M. Salama, & A. Haniif, Project Management (pp. 1-18). Oxford: Goodfellow.

Salama, M., & Haniif, A. (2016). Project Evaluation and Control. In M. Salama, & A. Haniif, Project Management (pp. 222-242). Oxford: Goodfellow. Joint Author.

Salama, M., & Haniif, A. (2016). Project Risk Management. In M. Salama, & A. Haniif, Project Management (pp. 130-155). Oxford: Goodfellow. Senior Author

Salama, M., & Haniif, A. (2016). Project Scheduling. In M. Salama, & A. Haniif, Project Management (pp. 178-208). Oxford: Goodfellow. Senior Author

Sherif, M., & Salama, M. (2016). Project Financial Appraisal. In M. Salama, & A. Haniff, Project Management (pp. 46-70). Oxford: Goodfellow. Joint Author.

Vinayan, G., Rudolph, J., & Salama, M. (2016). Project Resource Management. In M. Salama, & A. Haniif, Project Management (pp. 209-221). Oxford: Goodfellow. Joint Author.

Haniff, A., & Salama, M. (2016). Project Closure. In M. Salama, & A. Haniif, Project Management (pp. 243-254). Oxford: Goodfellow.

Refereed international journal articles

Davies, M. A., Tikoo, S., Ding, J. L., & Salama, M. (2016). Motives underlying the choice of business majors: A multi-country comparison. The International Journal of Management Education, 14(1), 50-61. Joint Author.

International peer reviewed conference papers published as proceedings 

Salama, M., & Salama, O. (2017). Implementation of Green Building in the UAE. In G. Aouad (Ed.), International Conference on Sustainable Futures (pp. 149-158). Kingdom of Bahrain: ISBN: 9789995890360.

Salama, M., & Mojisola, Z. (2017). Lean and Agile Project Management in Strategic Change Management in the Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria . 24th EurOMA Conference July 2017, Edinburgh. Senior Author

Salama, M., & Naina, M. (2017). Benefit Realisation Management in Advanced Metering Infrastructure Projects: A case Study from UAE. 24th EurOMA Conference July 2017, Edinburgh. Senior Author

Salama, M and Al Saber, T (2013) Imposing Green Building Regulations in Dubai. In: Smith, S (Ed.), 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, September 2013, the University of Reading. Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-1309-1320_Salama_AlSaber.pdf. Senior Author

Salama, M and Hanna, R (2013) Green Building Strategic Model for UAE. In: Smith, S (Ed.), 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, September 2013, the University of Reading. Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-1321-1330_Salama_Hana.pdf. Senior Author

Salama, M and Hanna, R (2010) Green Buildings in Dubai. In: Egbu, C (Ed.), 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, The rose Bowl, Leeds. Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2010-1397-1405_Salama_and_Hana.pdf. Senior Author

Salama, M and Habib, A P (2009) Investigating the causes of variation within the construction projects in UAE. In: Dainty, A R J (Ed.), 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2009, Albert Hall, Nottingham. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 949-http://www.arcom.ac.uk/publications/procs/ar2009-09490957_Salama_and_Habib.pdf. Senior Author

Salama, M, Keogh, W and Ahmadi, M S (2008) Investigating the salient factors within the freehold real estate market in Dubai. In: Neilson, Y. (Ed) ACE 2008 Conference Proceedings, Loughborough University, Antalya, Turkey, June 23-25. Senior Author

Salama, M, Keogh, W and Abd El Hamed, M (2008) Investigating the causes of delay within Oil and Gas projects in the U.A.E. . In: Dianty, A (Ed.), 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 819-28. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2008-819-827_Salama_ElHamid_and_Keogh.pdf. Senior Author

Salama, M, Gardiner, P and Malikappurayil, H (2007) Investigating the main causes of variation in the construction projects in Dubai. In: Huges, W.(Ed) Construction Management and Economics CME25 Conference Proceedings, University of Reading, UK, July 16-18. Senior Author

Salama, M, Keogh, W and Tabunshchikova, O (2007) Universities' role in enhancing generic competencies in multicultural students. In: Boyd, D (Ed.), 23rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2007, Belfast, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 275-84. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/publications/procs/ar2007-0275-0284_Salama_Keogh_and_Tabunshchikova.pdf.

Salama, M., Abd El Aziz, H., El Sawah H.and El Samadony, A (2006) Investigating the criteria for contractor selection and bid evaluation in Egypt. In: Boyd, D (Ed.), 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2006, Birmingham, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 275-84. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/publications/procs/ar2006-0531-0540_Salama_et_al.pdf.

Salama, M, AL Sharif, F, Kaka, A and Leishman, C (2006) Cost modelling for standardised design projects. In: Boyd, D (Ed.), 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2006, Birmingham, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 531-40.
http://www.arcom.ac.uk/publications/procs/ar2006-0621-0631_Salama_et_al.pdf.

Salama, M, Kaka, A and Leishman, C (2006) Investigating the effect of macroeconomic variables on the cost of construction of schools in Egypt In: Amaratunga et al (ed), 6TH International post graduate research conference, 6-7 April 2006 Delft, Netherlands.