Kamal Masri

Academic Director, Undergraduate Programs

Senior Lecturer, Management Information Systems


Room: SUR 5030

Phone: 778.782.9377


Room: WMC 5358

Phone: 778.782.7078

Email: kmasri@sfu.ca


B.A.Sc. - Materials Engineering (UBC), MBA, Ph.D (SFU)


Dr. Kamal Masri is a senior lecturer with the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He is an accomplished instructor, having twice won the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award from the business school (2009 and 2015). He has spent over 15 years developing information systems with a company he co-founded in the 1990s. His company focused on developing custom-built solutions for a variety of industries, including professional sports (National Hockey League and National Basketball Association), entertainment event services, health care, transportation, and manufacturing. His academic research has involved advancing business system analysis and design techniques by improving communication processes during the development stage. His recent research investigated decisions by NHL teams that lead to the amateur draft.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Tingling, P. M., Masri, K., & Chu, D. (2019). Catch and release? NHL expansion draft endowment effects. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 9(3), 301-312. http://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-04-2018-0028

Tingling, P., Masri, K., & Martell, M. (2011). Does order matter? An empirical analysis of NHL draft decisions. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 1(2), 155-171. http://doi.org/10.1108/20426781111146754

Masri, K., Parker, D., & Gemino, A. (2008). Using iconic graphics in entity-relationship diagrams: The impact on understanding. Journal of Database Management, 19(3), 22-41. http://doi.org/10.4018/jdm.2008070102

Masri, K., & Warburton, A. R. (1998). Using optimization to improve the yield of an aluminum extrusion plant. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 49(11), 1111-1116.

Masri, K., & Warburton, A. R. (1996, January). Billet length optimization: How to make your billet operation outperform a log operation. Light Metal Age, 12-16.

books chapters and monographs

Masri, K., Parker, D. C., & Gemino, A. C. (2009). Using graphics to improve understanding in conceptual models. In Siau, K., & Erickson, J. (Eds.), Principle Advancements in Database Management Technologies: New Applications and Frameworks (pp. 310-334). Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States: IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-904-5.ch015

Masri, K., & Warburton, A. R. (1998). Optimizing the yield of an extrusion process in the aluminum industry. In Tamiz, M. (Eds.), Multi-Objective programming and goal programming: Theories and applications (pp. 107-115). New York, New York, United States: Springer-Verlag (US). http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-87561-8_9

Related Teaching Material

Parker, D., & Masri, K. (2015). The evolution of online learning and related tools and techniques toward MOOCs. In McKay, E., & Lenarcic, J. (Eds.), Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future (pp. 212-221). Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States: IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8324-2.ch012