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Dr Vahid Jafari Sadeghi is a Lecturer of in International Business and Strategy in the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University. He completed his PhD at the University of Turin (Italy) entitled "Disentangling the Determinants of the Internationalisation of Entrepreneurial Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises ‘On One’s Own Terms’". He has been a visiting research scholar at the University of Regina (Canada) and contributed to different research projects with various scholars and universities. Vahid has published papers in several international journals and publications such as International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Research in International Business and Finance, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, etc. He acted as guest editor and reviewer for a number of academic journals and performed as track chair and presenter for a number of international conferences.

Research Interests

Vahid's research interest includes strategies in international entrepreneurship which incorporate small and medium-sized enterprises internationalisation, new venture creation and gender entrepreneurship. In his recent research, Vahid has stressed on the institutional and organisational perspectives international entrepreneurship. He has taken advantage of different qualitative tools such as interviews and quantitative analysis including regressions, structural modelling etc.

Education/Academic qualification

International Entrepreneurship, Doctorate, Universita di Torino

1 Oct 201530 Sep 2018

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Review article
Institution-based view
International entrepreneurship

Context Variation and SME Internationalisation: Exploring the Behaviour of Institutional factors in Contexts with Different Characteristics

Jafari Sadeghi, V., 2019, Academy of International Business UK & Ireland 2019 Chapter Conference Proceedings. Shiroodkar, V. (ed.). Brighton: Academy of International Business, p. 39

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Does the Nature of Institutional Characteristics Matter? Disentangling Environmental Institutions for SME Internationalisation in an Advanced Versus a Developing Country

Jafari Sadeghi, V. & Khavarinezhad, S., 2019, Academy of International Business 2019 Conference Proceedings. Academy of International Business

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Home country institutional context and entrepreneurial internationalisation: the significance of human capital attributes

Jafari Sadeghi, V., Nkongolo-Bakenda, J. M., Dana, L. P., Anderson, R. B. & Biancone, P. P., 25 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of International Entrepreneurship. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Level of education and knowledge, foresight competency, and international entrepreneurship: A study of human capital determinants in the European countries

Jafari Sadeghi, V., Kimiagari, S. & Biancone, P. P., 16 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : European Business Review. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

International entrepreneurship
Human capital

Activities 2014 2019

Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

Vahid Jafari Sadeghi (Chair)
9 Aug 201913 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Academy of International Business (External organisation)

Vahid Jafari Sadeghi (Member)
Jul 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Academy of Management (External organisation)

Vahid Jafari Sadeghi (Member)
Jul 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee