Dr Zohreh Pourzolfaghar

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

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Biography

Research Interests

She is a senior research member of the Business Informatics Group. She is the theme lead in a project investigating the application of Enterprise Architecture in Smart Cities, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). She has been Principle Investigator for an Industry Fellowship Programme, funded by SFI. Zohreh presented her work at international conferences and has published research in Journals and Conference Proceedings. Zohreh is also leading research within the Cost Action CA16222 (WISE-ACT), a European-wide network.  She has been thematic lead in a successful European Marie Curie PERFORM project. She is a member of the supervisory board of the EU project PERFORM, that focuses on Digital Retail. She has been awarded the SFI industry fellowship (2018) working with industry on topics related to Smart Cities and Building Information Management. She is the Co-PI for submitted H202 Techland proposal. Zohreh received her Ph.D. in Project Management in design process of building projects. Zohreh has years of experience working with project-oriented construction companies to improve organisatioanal productivity and their work processes.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Innovation Voucher Corballis PI Enterprise Ireland / Innovation Vouchers As part of the development of Safety Management System (SMS) software tools, it is necessary to include a Security, Quality and Asset Risk management . Several standards exist, e.g. ISO 9001 ISO 27001,ISO 55000, etc., and are in use across the potential end users of the software. To maximise the applicability of the SMS software tool, these standards should be incorporated in our solution to attract use by potential customers. 09-AUG-21 08-AUG-22 13000
BIM stds Innovation Voucher PI Enterprise Ireland / Innovation Vouchers The exchange (communication/sharing) of information in the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) sector, in relation to built-environment assets (buildings, infrastructure, utilities etc), is most often performed through files or documents (information containers), of various types and format. The ISO19650 set of standards, published in 2019, requires files/documents (information containers) to be stored/managed within a “Common Data Environment” (CDE), andfor these information containers to have associated “metadata” properties which describe the content, status, revision (and optionally classification) of these files, to facilitate quick/easy search, query & processing of information. However, the ISO19650 standard itself is not specific on what properties are required - this is left to individual companies operating on projects. This project will work to define specific properties/attributes, to facilitate better business processing of information. 19-JUL-21 17-SEP-22 13000
PERFORM Research Coordination Committee member European Commission - Joint Research Centre / 01-SEP-18

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'A Theoretical Perspective on the Design and Evaluation of Architecture Principles as a Procurement Mechanism'
Beatrice Heneghan, Zohreh Pourzolfaghar, Markus Helfert (2021) 'A Theoretical Perspective on the Design and Evaluation of Architecture Principles as a Procurement Mechanism'. Digital Policy, Regulation And Governance, [Details]
2021 'Omnichannel retailing: Digital transformation of a medium-sized retailer'
G Cakir, R Iftikhar, A Bielozorov, Z Pourzolfaghar, M Helfert (2021) 'Omnichannel retailing: Digital transformation of a medium-sized retailer'. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, [Details]
2021 'Smart Cities as hubs: connect, collect and control city flows  '
Leonidas Anthopolous, Zohreh Pourzolfaghar, Kristina Lemmer (2021) 'Smart Cities as hubs: connect, collect and control city flows  '. Cities, [Details]
2021 'Omnichannel retailing: Digital transformation of a medium-sized retailer'
Cakir, G., Iftikhar, R., Bielozorov, A., Pourzolfaghar, Z. and Helfert, M. (2021) 'Omnichannel retailing: Digital transformation of a medium-sized retailer'. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2020 WEDESHI-DR.
Zohreh Pourzolfaghar, Gültekin Cakir, Douglas Da Rocha Cirqueira (2020) WEDESHI-DR. [Chaired Session], CHIRA2020, online , 05-NOV-20 - 05-NOV-20 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Industry fellowship Science Foundation Ireland
2021 Innovation Voucher Enterprise Ireland

Teaching Interests

  • Management Information System
  • Business Modeling
  • Digital Business
  • Digital Transformation
  • Project Management
  • Qualitative Research Method
  • Enterprise Architecture

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Corballis Industry Rep. IRELAND
ArcDox Industry Rep. IRELAND
NSAI-National Standards Authority of Ireland Standard developement IRELAND