Kayhan Tajeddini, PhD

Professor of Strategic Management and International Business



General Information

Scholarly Source     Google Scholar,  Research Gate,  LinkedIn

Homepage     http://www.tajeddini.ch/ 

Email                             kayhan120@gmail.com


Academic Work and Activities

2016- Present 

Full Professor, Institute for International Strategy, 

Tokyo International University (TIU), Japan

2011- 2016 

Associate Professor (Docent), School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden

2009- 2011 

Associate Professor, Marketing Field Leader, 

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

2008- 2009

Lecturer, Les Roches International School of Management, Switzerland

2007- 2008

Lecturer, University of South Wales, UK


Education Background

2004- 2007     


Bradford University School of Management, UK

(with no corrections, distinction)

Thesis title: Innovativeness and its antecedents, An Empirical  study of Swiss watch industry


Visiting Assignments

2017 (September)

Part-time Visiting Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

2017 (One term) 

Part-time Visiting Professor (Replacement Maternity), 

Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan


Adjunct Faculty of Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands

2012- 2016

Part-time Visiting Faculty Member, Research Director at César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland, Associated with Washington State University US


Visiting Professor, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand

2011- 2012

Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan


Adjunct Professor, Tehran University, Iran


Visiting Professor, Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, SLITHM, Colombo, Sri Lanka




Recipient – Awarded for Excellence - 2016 Outstanding Author Contributions Emerald Literati


Recipient – Broman Postdoc Scholarship School of Business, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Recipient – research award, Conference of Quality Management, 2007, Iran


Recipient – research award (one of the best papers), Academy of marketing, UK


Recipient – research award, A full bursary, Academy of Marketing in Dublin, Ireland


Research Grants (Success in winning internal and external research grants)


Recipient – research grant, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (4,420,000JPY)


Recipient – research grant, Tokyo International University, Japan (10,000,000 JPY)


Recipient – research grant, Ragnar Söderberg Foundation, Sweden (32,000,000 SKR)


Recipient – research grant, Asia Pacific University, Japan 

(10,000,000 JPY)


Recipient – research grant, Les Roches, Switzerland (20,000 SFR)


Academic Service

Coordinating Editor: International Journal of Hospitality Management (Elsevier) Impact Factor: 2.787, ABS3* (link

Editor-in-Chief: Middle East Journal of Management (Inderscience) (Indexed by Thomson Reuter) 2013- present

Former Editorial Board: Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (2008-2012)


Summary of My Selected Publications in Refereed Journals (Premier Peer-Reviewed Journals)




1. Tourism Management (2010)

Impact Factor: 4.707


1. International Journal of Hospitality Management (2017)

Impact Factor: 2.787

2. Long Range Planning (2016)

Impact Factor: 3.547

3. International Journal of Hospitality Management (2015)

Impact Factor: 2.787

4. International Journal of Hospitality Management (2012)

Impact Factor: 2.787

5. Journal of Marketing Management (2008)


6. Journal of Marketing Management (2006)



1. Journal of Strategic Marketing (2017)


2. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services (2013)

Impact Factor: 1.323

3. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (2011)

Impact Factor: 1.540

4. Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice (2011)



1. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (2017)

Impact Factor: 0.931

2. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration (2017)


3. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (2016)

Impact Factor: 0.931

4. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (2016)


5. Journal of Management Development (2016)


6. Advances in International Marketing (2015)


7. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (2012)

Impact Factor: 0.659

8. Journal of Workplace Learning (2009)


9. Journal of International Entrepreneurship (2009)

Impact Factor: 0.638


1. Review of International Business and Strategy (2017) (Emerald)

2. Tékhne (2015) (Elsevier)  

3. Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science (2014) (Taylor & Francis, Rutledge)

4. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation (2014) (Sage) 

5. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (2014) (Emerald)

6. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues(2011)(Emerald)

7. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues(2019)(Emerald)


Interview: Swiss tradition slows new entrepreneurs, Market Watch (Wall Street Journal)