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Dr Reza Kiani Mavi

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2954, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.447
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 2954
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.447  


Dr Reza Kiani Mavi is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


Prior to joining Edith Cowan University, Reza was the Head of MBA and Industrial Management department at Qazvin Islamic Azad University (QIAU). He has taught variety of courses across business and management discipline on Project Scheduling and Control, Operations Research, Production Planning and Inventory Control. Reza has published in many refereed journals such as Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and Operational Research. Reza joined ECU in September 2016 and has a PhD in Production /Operations Management.

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  • Doctor of Management-Production/Operations Management, Iran, 2010.
  • Master's of Industrial Management, Iran, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Industrial Management, Iran, 2001.


Recent Research Grants

  • Peak Performance? Project Management and the Australian Economy,  Australian Institute of Project Management,  Grant,  2018 - 2020,  $20,000.
  • Planning intermodal and general logistics infrastructure for the future needs of Perth,  iMOVE Australia Limited,  iMOVE CRC,  2018 - 2019,  $321,200.
  • Cross docking: A review of models and applications,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2018 Round 1,  2018 - 2019,  $6,650.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Kiani Mavi, R., Goh, M., Kiani Mavi, N., Jie, F., Brown, K., Biermann, S., Khanfar, A., (2020), Cross-Docking: A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability, 12(11), 4789, Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/su12114789.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Fathi, A., Farzipoor Saen, R., Kiani Mavi, N., (2019), Eco-innovation in transportation industry: A double frontier common weights analysis with ideal point method for Malmquist productivity index. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 147(August 2019), 39-48, DOI:
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Gheibdoust, H., Khanfar, A., Kiani Mavi, N., (2019), Ranking factors influencing strategic management of university business incubators with ANP. Management Decision, 57(12), 3492-3510, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/MD-06-2018-0688.
  • Kiani Mavi, N., Kiani Mavi, R., (2019), Energy and environmental efficiency of OECD countries in the context of the circular economy: Common weight analysis for malmquist productivity index. Journal of Environmental Management, 247(1 October 2019), 651-661, Elsevier, DOI:
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Farzipoor Saen, R., Goh, M., (2019), Joint analysis of eco-efficiency and eco-innovation with common weights in two-stage network DEA: A big data approach. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 144(July 2019), 553-562, United States of America, DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2018.01.035.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Zarbakhshnia, N., Khazraei, A., (2018), Bus rapid transit (BRT): A simulation and multi criteria decision making (MCDM) approach. Transport Policy, 72(December 2018), 187-197, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.03.010.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Standing, C., (2018), Critical success factors of sustainable project management in construction: A fuzzy DEMATEL-ANP approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 194(1 September 2018), 751-765, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.05.120.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Standing, C., (2018), Cause and effect analysis of business intelligence (BI) benefits with fuzzyDEMATEL. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 16(2), 245-257, DOI: 10.1080/14778238.2018.1451234.
  • Gharakhani, D., Toloie Eshlaghy, A., Fathi Hafshejani, K., Kiani Mavi, R., Hosseinzadeh Lotfi, F., (2018), Common weights in dynamic network DEA with goal programming approach for performance assessment of insurance companies in Iran. Management Research Review: Communication of emergent international management research, 41(8), 920-938, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/MRR-03-2017-0067.
  • Standing, C., Standing, S., McDermott, ML., Gururajan, R., Kiani Mavi, R., (2018), The Paradoxes of Telehealth: A Review of the Literature 2000-2015. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(1), 90-101, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/sres.2442.
  • Standing, C., Kiani Mavi, R., Suseno, Y., Jackson, P., (2018), Does Openness Improve National Innovation? An Application to OECD Countries. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(6), 619-631, United Kingdom, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., DOI: 10.1002/sres.2506.
  • Jackson, P., Kiani Mavi, R., Suseno, Y., Standing, C., (2018), University–industry collaboration within the triple helix of innovation: The importance of mutuality. Science and Public Policy, 45(4), 553-564, DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scx083.
  • Suseno, Y., Standing, C., Kiani Mavi, R., Jackson, P., (2018), National innovation performance: the role of human capital and social capital. Innovation: the European Journal of Social Science Research, x(1), 1-15, United Kingdom, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, DOI:
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Afshar, ZA., (2017), The relationships between social capital and organisational entrepreneurship at small and medium enterprises of Zanjan province. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 12(4), 449-464, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2017.082827.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Zarbakhshnia, N., Khazraei, A., (2017), A Fuzzy DEMATEL Analysis of Cultural Variables in Traffic Rules Violation. International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, 8(4), 69-85, DOI: 10.4018/IJSDS.2017100103.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Kiani Mavi, N., Goh, M., (2017), Modeling corporate entrepreneurship success with ANFIS. Operational Research: An International Journal, 17(1), 213-238, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s12351-015-0223-8.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Goh, M., Zarbakhshnia, N., (2017), Sustainable third-party reverse logistic provider selection with fuzzy SWARA and fuzzy MOORA in plastic industry. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 91(5-8), 2401-2418, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-016-9880-x.
  • Tavana, M., Kiani Mavi, R., Santos-Arteaga, F., Doust, ER., (2016), An extended VIKOR method using stochastic data and subjective judgments. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 97(1 Jul. 2016), 240-247, ScienceDirect, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.cie.2016.05.013.
  • Majid Elahi, S., Kiani Mavi, R., Najafi, S., Kashani, M., (2016), Evaluating customer-based brand equity in Iranian cell phone market. International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing, 7(3), 187-203, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJEMR.2016.078948.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., (2015), Green supplier selection: A fuzzy AHP and fuzzy ARAS approach. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 22(2), 165-188, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJSOM.2015.071528.
  • Fazli, S., Kiani Mavi, R., Vosooghidizaji, M., (2015), Crude oil supply chain risk management with DEMATEL-ANP. Operational Research: An International Journal, 15(3), 453-480, Springer Verlag, DOI: 10.1007/s12351-015-0182-0.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Shahabi, H., (2015), Using fuzzy DEMATEL for evaluating supplier selection criteria in manufacturing industries. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 22(1), 15-42, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2015.070889.
  • Tavana, M., Kazemi, S., Kiani Mavi, R., (2015), A stochastic data envelopment analysis model using a common set of weights and the ideal point concept. International Journal of Applied Management Science, 7(2), 81-92, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJAMS.2015.069262.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Saen, R., Mavi, N., Taleshi, SS., Majd, Z., (2015), Ranking bank branches using DEA and multivariate regression models. International Journal of Operational Research, 24(3), 245-261, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2015.072230.

Conference Publications

  • Golab, A., Gengatharen, D., Jie, F., Kiani Mavi, R., Moore, C., Korecki, M., (2018), Impact of positive education psychology on the first-year student experience. STARS 2018 Proceedings, 5p..
  • Khanfar, A., Kiani Mavi, R., Jie, F., (2018), Prioritizing Critical Failure Factors of IT Projects with Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process. PROCEEDING OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICS, ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS 2018 (ICoMEIA 2018), 2013(24–26 July 2018), 10p., AIP Publishing, DOI: 10.1063/1.5054257.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Goh, M., Kiani Mavi, N., (2016), Supplier selection with Shannon entropy and fuzzy TOPSIS in the context of supply chain risk management. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 235(28-30 Oct, 2016), 216-225, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.11.017.
  • Kiani Mavi, R., Standing, C., (2016), Evaluating eco-innovation of OECD countries with data envelopment analysis. Proceedings of the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society 2016 (ITS 2016), Educational Technologies 2016 (ICEduTech 2016) and Sustainability, Technology and Education 2016 (STE 2016), 237-244, online only, IADIS Press.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Masters Degree: Forecasting efficiency of Gas organization with stochastic data envelopment analysis
  • Masters Degree: Ranking indicators of entrepreneurship education success programs
  • Masters Degree: Mathematical modeling for optimizing multi objective sustainable reverse logistics
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Development of common weights in dynamic network DEA with a goal programming approach
  • Masters Degree: The effect of ERP systems on organizational learning and agility at telecommunication organizations
  • Masters Degree: Developing ABC inventory classification with both qualitative and quantitative measures
  • Masters Degree: The effect of civic management decisions on animating citizens
  • Masters Degree: Identification and ranking design factors influencing customer satisfaction with ANP-QFD
  • Masters Degree: The effect of line balancing on inventory management with ED simulation software
  • Masters Degree: Goal programming for determining the relative importance of customer needs in automotive industry
  • Masters Degree: Multi objective production planning considering the minimum production limit at SANDEN
  • Master of Business by Research,  Forecasting failure of information technology projects using an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system
  • Masters Degree: Forecasting innovation performance with ANFIS at Maadiran
  • Masters Degree: Optimization of aggregate production planning with interval goal programming at Maadiran
  • Masters Degree: Ranking suppliers with grey relations analysis and stochastic data
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