Simon Okwir

Simon Okwir




KTH - Stockholm


UPM - Madrid



Contact information:

Telephone: +46700335659
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Simon is a Ph.D. candidate (Doktorand) at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management. He is working under the European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) program and serves at KTH (Stockholm,Sweden) as home university, UPM (Madrid,Spain) as Host university and POLIMI (Milan, Italy) in the consortium.
Simon Okwir holds a double master in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liege 2012, (Liege,Belgium), Master of Science in Aeromechanics from The Royal Institute of Technology 2011, (Stockholm,Sweden), and a B.Sc. with honor in Aerospace Engineering from National Aerospace University 2010 ( Kharkov,Ukraine).
Before Joining EDIM, Simon worked as an Intern at GD Tech in Belgium under the Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training-THRUST.
Simon has received awards including the EM –master and EMJD under the EU fellowship program.


Articles on Peer Reviewed Journals:

Corrigan, S., Mårtensson, L., Kay, A., Okwir, S., Ulfvengren, P., & McDonald, N., (2014). "Preparing for Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM) implementation: an evaluation and recommendations". Jounal of Cognition, Technology & Work, pp (1-12), 1435-5558

Proceedings on International Scientific Conferences:

Okwir, S, Matti, K & Pernilla, U (2014), "Multi-actor collaboration in Embedded Outsourced Services: A psychological contract perspective" EurOMA 2014, Palermo, Italy, 20-25 June 2014.

Current research:

Change management in air transport. As international civil aviation continues to experience a steady growth, new technolo¬gies are being developed to overcome capacity limits and congestion. In collaboration with airlines and airports he tries to find out managerial capabilities for sustainable competitiveness in the future of air transport. The research focus is how change can be managed as a result of system wide innovations in air traffic management to enable the concept of Single European Sky (SES). An implication of this, is implementing new standards for operations at airports called CDM (collaborative decision making) at major airports in Sweden and in Europe.
Aside from his main research, he is interested in global issues- politics, Economic and Human rights. He is also a participant in Economics and Social council at TEIMUN 2013 (The European International Model United Nations).

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Our participants

  • Emrah Karakaya - Edition I

    EDIM is a great opportunity to learn from diverse cultures, grow in double academic areas, contribute to each other and be recognized in a large network. It is a unique doctoral program with its multi-disciplinary research topics and quarterly workshops. I love EDIM!
  • Andres Ramirez Portilla – Edition I

    One of the great advantages of this program is the EDIM workshops, where you can develop and enhance your academic and professional networking. The EDIM workshops need to be considered as a best practice by other Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate programs
  • Sudipa Sarker – Edition II

    I am glad to be part of this program not only because of the opportunities EDIM has created for me but also for the wonderful people I have come across during this program. I hope that the future days will be as thrilling, inspiring and stimulating as it has been
  • Simon Okwir – Edition II

    EDIM for me is an industry of knowledge and where you find a career. When it comes to my future uncertainties, EDIM is a combination of both: present partners and future lifelong contacts
  • Maksim Miterev – Edition II

    EDIM is a life changing experience: it has changed where I live, what I do, whom I know and what I want. It's also a great source of friends and potential future colleagues. I feel part of a large international community of interesting people with lots of common interests
  • Anna Darmani – Edition I

    EDIM is like a journey. But, not only a research journey! EDIM is a program by which you can explore different cultures, systems, environments as well as knowledge perspectives. I believe EDIM is one of the best programs for experiencing different managerial contexts
  • Seyoum Birkie Eshetu - Edition I

    Being part of EDIM is more than just doing a PhD. It is about creating family within the academic circle. I am happy to be part of this diverse community with ample informal learning opportunities