Pooya Tabesh

Ph.D. Candidate

Pooya Tabesh


Pooya Tabesh is a doctoral candidate in Management at the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. His main research interests include strategic decision making processes, strategic leadership, behavioral decision theory, and decision support systems. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program at Bauer, Pooya completed his M.S. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston. His Master's Thesis was in the area of decision support models for heart failure prediction.


Journal Publication

  • Yaraghi, N., Tabesh, P., Guan, P., Zhuang, J. (2015). "Comparison of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Monte Carlo AHP under Different Levels of Uncertainty", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. 62(1): 122-132

Conference Presentations and Proceedings

  • Tabesh, P., Vera, D. (2014). The Impact of Slack Resources on Exploration and Exploitation: An Upper Echelons Perspective. At Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Conference, San Francisco, California.
  • Tabesh, P., Miller, C. (2013). Paradoxes of Rational Choice in Strategic Decision Making Processes. At Strategic Management Society (SMS) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Tabesh, Pooya, and Tabesh, Parnian. "General Risk Propensity, General Risk Perception, and the Framing Effect in Medical Decision Making." Academy of Management Proceedings. Vol. 2013. No. 1. Academy of Management, 2013.
  • Tabesh, P., Lim, G., Khator, S., Dacso, C., "A Support Vector Machine Approach for Predicting Heart Conditions", IIE Annual Conference Proceedings. Institute of Industrial Engineers, Inc. (IIE), 2010.
  • Tabesh, P., Hajbagheri, M., "Cultural Factors Affecting an Organizational Assessment", National Business Excellence Conference Proceedings, 2007.

Research Interests

  • Strategic Decision Making Processes
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Behavioral Decision making
  • National Culture and Consequences
  • Decision Support systems and Multi-Criteria Decision Making Tools
  • Research Methods

Academic Associations & Editorial Boards

Membership in professional Institutions:

  • Academy of Management Association
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Alpha Pi Mu: Industrial Engineering Honor Society

Contact Info

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  • Principles of Management (Spring 2014 & Spring 2015)


PhD Candidate (ABD)
Business Administration, University of Houston
Industrial Engineering, University of Houston, 2009
Industrial Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 2007