Reza Alibakhshi

Assistant Professor at IE Business School

Bio: I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Technology at IE Business School, Madrid. In 2022, I obtained my Ph.D. in Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) from HEC Paris. 

My research interest lies in the area of social media platforms (SMPs) and user-generated content (UGC).
I am particularly interested in understanding how content is created by various actors such as users, creators, and firms, and how characteristics of UGC, e.g., discrete emotional expressions in videos or images, drive engagement with various forms of rich digital content.
Additionally, I am interested in examining the strategies employed by SMPs to enhance UGC and foster a thriving community of content creators, contributors, and users. 

Research Focus: User-Generated Content, SMPs, Digital Platforms

Methodology: Econometrics, Experimental Design, Machine Learning, Network Analysis



Ph.D. in Information Systems and Operations Management at HEC Paris, France 

MBA, Management Information Systems at University of Tehran, Iran

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Iran


1. Digital Transformation - Global Online MBA Program, IE Business School, Spain

2. Business-Driven IT - Business Analytics Program, IE Business School, Spain

3. Advanced Seminar on UGC and Social Media Platforms - IE Business School, Spain

4. Digital Management - Introductory Course on Python Programming, Grande Ecole, HEC Paris, France