Mohamed Dia

Mohamed Dia

Full Professor

Department of Finance and Operations
Management
F-436, Fraser Auditorium Sudbury Campus

Biography

Dr. Mohamed Dia is a Full Professor of Quantitative Methods and Operations Management at the Department of Finance and Operations of the Faculty of Management. He received his PhD in Management Science from the Business School of Tunis, Tunisia in 2000, a Masters in Modeling and Management Information Systems from the Business School of Tunis, as well as a "Maîtrise" and a Bachelor in Management Information Systems, and a "Diplôme d'Études Universitaires Générales" in Mathematics and Computer Programming from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Nouakchott, Mauritania. Dr. Mohamed Dia has been also a postdoctorant at the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa, Canada, and at the University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada.

Education

  • Doctorat / Ph.D.
  • DEA / M.MIS
  • Maîtrise
  • Licence / B.MIS
  • DEUG
  • Academic Appointments

    At Laurentian University

    • Full Professor (Tenured), Department of Finance and Operations, Faculty of Management, LU (2012 - )
    • Chair, Department of Finance and Operations, Faculty of Management, LU (2015 - 2018)
    • Associate Professor (Tenured in 2009), School of Commerce and Administration, Faculty of Management, LU (2008 - 2012)
    • Assistant Professor (Limited Term), School of Commerce and Administration, Facultry of Management, LU (2005-2008)


    At Other Academic Institutions

    • Visting Professor, IFC - Renmin University of China at Suzhou (Suzhou, Jiangsu, China) (March-April 2019)
    • Part-time Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada) (2002 - 2005)
    • Part-time Professor, Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion de Sfax (Sfax, Tunisia) (2000)
    • Part-time Professor, École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales de Tunis (Tunis, Tunisia) (1998 - 1999)

    • Part-time Professor, Institut des Hautes Études Commerciales de Carthage (Carthage, Tunisia) (1997)

    • Part-time Professor, Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis (Tunis, Tunisia) (1996)

    Research

    Dr. Dia's research focuses on Multicriteria Decision Aid, Data Envelopment Analysis, Fuzzy Sets Theory, and in the applications of these techniques in Supply Chain Management, Resources Management, Finance, Portfolio Selection, and in various other areas.

    Awards

    • Best Paper Award for the Management Science Division of the 2019 ASAC Conference (St. Catharines (ON), May 24-27, 2019).

    • Best Paper Award for the Production and Operations Management Division of the 2018 ASAC Conference (Toronto (ON), May 27-29, 2018).

    • Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding assistance and support to the 2018 International Conference of the African Federation of Operational Research Societies (AFROS 2018: July 2-4, 2018, Tunis, Tunisia).

    • Honourable Mention Award for the Management Science Division of the 2016 ASAC Conference (Banff (AB), June 4-6, 2016).

    • Honourable Mention Award for the Finance Division of the 2016 ASAC Conference (Banff (AB), June 4-6, 2016).

    • Best Paper Award for the Management Science Division of the 2013 ASAC Conference (Calgary (AB), July 8-11, 2013).

    • Best Paper Award for the Management Science Division of the 2011 ASAC Conference (Montreal (QC), July 2-5, 2011).

    • Certificate of Appreciation of Students of Laurentian University (April 2011).

    • Highest Distinction for a Doctorate Thesis (Institut Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, Tunisia): Very Honourable Mention.

    • All Academic Degrees granted with Honours.

    Teaching

    • Business Statistics (Undergrad and MBA levels)
    • Management Science (Undergrad and MBA levels)
    • Operations Management (Undergrad and MBA levels)
    • Process and Capacity Analysis (Undergrad)


    • Introduction to Mathematical Finance


    • Statistique Managériale I et II
    • Modèles Décisionnels en Gestion
    • Gestion de la Production et des Opérations
    • Applications de la Simulation en Gestion


    • Statistiques en Économie et en Gestion 
    • Mathématiques Appliquées à l'Économie
    • Introduction aux Bases de Données avec DBase IV
    • Introduction à l'Informatique

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications (Selected):

    1. Shahi S.K. and M. Dia, "Empirical Study of the Performance of Ontario’s Pulp and Paper Mills Using Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis". To appear in International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management (IJPQM).

    2. Dia M. and R. Bozec, "Social Enterprises and the Performance Measurement Challenge: Could the DEA be the Solution?" To appear in Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Aid (JMCDA).

    3. Dia M., K. Abukari, P.M. Takouda and A. Assaidi, "Relative Efficiency Measurement of Canadian Mining Companies". To appear in International Journal of Applied Management Science (IJAMS).

    4. Dia M., P.M. Takouda and A. Golmohammadi, "Efficiency Measurement of Canadian Oil and Gas Companies". To appear in International Journal of Operational Research (IJOR).

    5. Takouda P.M. and M. Dia, "An Empirical Study of the Performance of Canadian-Owned Chains of Retails Stores". To appear in International Journal of Services and Operations Management (IJSOM).

    6. Assaisi A. and M. Dia, "Technical Efficiency of Socially Responsible Mutual Funds in Canada". Frontiers in Finance and Economics (FFE), vol. 15 (1), pp. 1-18, 2019.

    7. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Monitoring Function of the Board and Audit Fees: Contingent upon Ownership Concentration". International Journal of Accounting and Information Management (IJAIM), vol. 25 (1), pp. 70-90, 2017.

    8. Takouda M. and M. Dia, "Relative Efficiency of Hardware Retail Stores Chains in Canada". International Journal of Operational Research (IJOR), vol. 27 (1-2), pp. 275-290, 2016.

    9. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Monitoring Role of the Board and Ownership Concentration: From Interests Misalignment to Expropriation". International Journal of Accounting and Finance (IJAF), vol. 5 (4), pp. 338-361, 2015.

    10. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Governance Practices and Firm Performance: Does Shareholders’ Proximity to Management Matter?" International Journal of Disclosure and Governance (IJDG), vol. 12 (3), pp. 185-209, 2015.

    11. Bozec R., M. Dia and Y. Bozec, "Corporate Ownership and Governance Practices in Canada: A Longitudinal Study". International Journal of Corporate Governance (IJCG), vol. 4 (1), pp. 51-73, 2013.

    12. Dia M., "A Portfolio Selection of Projects Based On a Relative Efficiency Measurement". International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management (IJFERM), vol. 1 (2), pp. 129-139, 2013.

    13. Dia M., F. Ben Abdelaziz and Y. Gadhoum, "A Hierarchical and Fuzzy Competitiveness Evaluation Methodology Based on DEA". International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making (IJMCDM), vol. 3 (1), pp. 21-35, 2013.

    14. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Convergence of Corporate Governance Practices in the Post-Enron Period: Behavioral Transformation or Box-Checking Exercise?" Corporate Governance (CG), vol. 12 (2), pp. 243-256, 2012.

    15. Bozec Y., R. Bozec and M. Dia, "Overall Governance, Firm Value and Deviation from One Share: One Vote Principle". International Journal of Managerial Finance (IJMF), vol. 6 (4), pp. 305-328, 2010.

    16. Bozec R., M. Dia and Y. Bozec, "Governance-Performance Relationship: A Re-examination Using Technical Efficiency Measures". British Journal of Management (BJM), vol. 21 (3), pp. 684-700, September 2010.

    17. Dia M., "A Portfolio Selection Methodology Based On Data Envelopment Analysis". Information Systems and Operational Research Journal (INFOR), vol. 47 (1), pp. 71-79, September 2009.

    18. Dia M. and D. Zéghal, "Fuzzy evaluation of risk management profiles disclosed in corporate annual reports". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 25 (3), pp. 237-254, September 2008.

    19. Dia M. et D. Zéghal, "Évaluation floue des profils de gestion des risques divulgués dans les rapports annuels des entreprises". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 25 (3), pp. i-xix, September 2008. DOI: 10.1002/CJAS.70.

    20. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Board structure and firm technical efficiency: Evidence from Canadian state-owned enterprises". European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), vol. 177 (3), pp. 1734-1750, 2007.

    21. Bozec R. et M. Dia, "Formes de propriété et niveau d’efficacité technique des entreprises canadiennes". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 23 (2), pp. 118-137, June 2006.

    22. Bozec R., M. Dia and G. Breton, "Ownership-Efficiency Relationship and The Measurement Selection Bias". Accounting and Finance (A&F), vol. 46 (5), pp. 733-754, 2006.

    23. Dia M., "A Model of Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis". Information Systems and Operational Research Journal (INFOR), vol. 42 (4), pp. 267-279, November 2004.

    24. Bozec R. et M. Dia, "L’impact de la commercialisation et de la privatisation sur l’efficacité technique des sociétés d’État au Canada". Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS), vol. 20 (4), pp. 291-310, December 2003.


    Refereed Proceedings:

    1. Dia, M., A. Golmohammadi and P.M. Takouda, "Performance Evaluation of Canadian Banks with a Three-Stage Network Bootstrap DEA Approach". Proceedings of the ASAC 2019 Conference (St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada), May 24-27, 2019).

    2. Shahi S.K. and M. Dia, "Performance Analysis of Ontario’s Pulp and Paper Mills Using Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis". Proceedings of the ASAC 2019 Conference (St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada), May 24-27, 2019). Won the Best Paper Award for the Management Science Division.

    3. Dia, M. and S.K. Shahi "Efficiency Measurement of Ontario’s Sawmills Using Bootstrap Data Envelopment Analysis". IEEEXplore Proceedings of the ICMSAO’19 Conference (Sakheer (Bahrain), April 15-17, 2019).

    4. Dia, M., P.M. Takouda and A. Golmohammadi, "Benchmarking Canadian Oil and Gas Companies". Proceedings of the ASAC 2018 Conference (Toronto (Ontario, Canada), May 27-29, 2018).

    5. Golmohammadi, A., A. Tajbakhsh, M. Dia, and P.M. Takouda, "Reliability Effort Management in a Decentralized Assembly System". Proceedings of the ASAC 2018 Conference (Toronto (Ontario, Canada), May 27-29, 2018). Won the Best Paper Award for the Production and Operations Management Division.

    6. Dia, M., K. Abukari, P.M. Takouda and A. Assaidi, "Relative Efficiency Measurement of Canadian Mining Companies". Proceedings of the ASAC 2017 Conference (Montreal (Quebec, Canada), May 29 - June 1, 2017).

    7. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Monitoring Function of the Board and Audit Fees: Contingent upon Ownership Concentration". Proceedings of the ASAC 2016 Conference (Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), June 4-6, 2016). Won the Honorable Mention Award for the Finance Division.

    8. Takouda, P.M. and M. Dia, "Performance des chaines canadiennes de commerce de détail: une étude empirique", Proceedings of the ASAC 2016 Conference (Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), June 4-6, 2016). Won the Honorable Mention Award for the Management Science Division.

    9. Assaisi A. and M. Dia, "Efficience technique des fonds mutuels socialement responsables au Canada", Proceedings of the ASAC 2016 Conference (Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), June 4-6, 2016).

    10. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Monitoring Role of the Board and Ownership Concentration: Interests Misalignment or Expropriation Effects?” (Revised version) Proceedings of The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines - IABPAD (Orlando (Florida, USA), January 2-5, 2015).

    11. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Monitoring Role of the Board and Ownership Concentration: Interests Misalignment or Expropriation Effects?” Proceedings of the ASAC 2014 Conference (Muskoka (Ontario, Canada), May 9-13, 2014).

    12. Dia M. and M. Takouda "Efficacité relative des entreprises canadiennes de commerce de détail de produits de quincailleries et rénovations au cours de la décennie 2000-2010", Proceedings of the ASAC 2013 Conference (Calgary (Alberta, Canada), June 8-11, 2013). Won the Best Paper Award.

    13. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Governance-Performance Relationship in Publicly Traded Companies: Does Shareholders’ Proximity Matter?” Proceedings of the ASAC 2013 Conference (Calgary (Alberta, Canada), June 8-11, 2013).

    14. Takouda M. and M. Dia, "Benchmarking chains of hardware retail stores in Canada", IEEEXplore Proceedings of the ICMSAO’13 Conference (Hammamet (Tunisia), April 28-30, 2013).

    15. Dia M. and F. Ben Abdelaziz, "A Hierarchical Competitiveness Evaluation Methodology Based on Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis", Proceedings of the ASAC 2012 Conference (St John’s (NFL, Canada), June 9-12, 2012).

    16. M. Dia, "Portfolio Selection of Projects: A Relative Efficiency Measurement", Proceedings of the ASAC 2011 (Montreal (Quebec, Canada), July 2-5, 2011). Won the Best Paper Award.

    17. M. Dia, "Une méthodologie d'évaluation de la compétitivité basée sur l’AED floue", Proceedings of the ASAC 2010 (Regina (Saskatchewan, Canada), May 22-25, 2010).

    18. Bozec Y., R. Bozec and M. Dia, "Excess Voting Rights, Governance, and Performance", Proceedings of the ASAC 2009 (Niagara-Falls (Ontario, Canada), June 6-9, 2009).

    19. Bozec R. and M. Dia, "Governance-Performance Relationship: Evidence from Canada", Proceedings of the ASAC 2008 (Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada), May 24-27, 2008).

    20. M. Dia, "Une méthodologie d'évaluation de la performance hiérarchique basée sur l’Analyse par Enveloppement des Données: Cas de la compétitivité des entreprises dans une économie", Proceedings of the ASAC 2007 (Ottawa (Ontario, Canada), June 2-5, 2007).

    21. Dia M. et D. Zéghal, "Analyse de la relation entre les mesures de risque-rendement floues et les mesures traditionnelles de risque et de rendement", Proceedings of the ASAC 2004 (Québec (Canada), June 5-8, 2004).

    22. Dia M., "Une méthodologie d'évaluation et d'analyse de la compétitivité des entreprises", Proceedings of the Troisièmes Journées Francophones de Recherche Opérationnelles (Québec (Canada), May 09-12, 2001).