Department: Management and Human Resources
Phone: (909) 869-2421
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
Dr. Nastaran Simarasl got her PhD in Organizations and Strategy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville at Haslam College of Business. She also holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the University of Isfahan and a master’s degree in Organization Development from Allameh Tabataba’ee University.
Dr. Simarasl’s research focuses on how minority entrepreneurs make strategic decisions for their start-ups. Her research on women entrepreneurs’ social capital in developed and developing countries has won awards from national and international institutions, including the Global Development Network and the Center for International Education at the University of Tennessee. In her dissertation, she examined highly-educated immigrant entrepreneurs’ start-up location decisions. At Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Simarasl teaches the Capstone Strategic Management course.