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Kayhan Tajeddini
タジェディニ ケイハン

Professor
International Business
  • Ph.D., Bradford University School of Management, UK.
  • MBA, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Iran
Contact
ktajeddi[at mark]tiu.ac.jp

Yoshitaka OKADA

Biographical Statement

Kayhan Tajeddini is a Professor of Management at the Institute for International Strategy of Tokyo International University. He has accumulated a breadth of teaching, research and industry experience in international environments around the world. He earned his MBA in 1997 from Mazandaran University of Science and Technology in Iran, with an emphasis in Strategy. In 2007, he completed his Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Marketing from the Bradford University School of Management in the UK.

Prior to joining TIU, Dr. Tajeddini spent several years as a faculty member at Lund University in Sweden, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) in Japan, Les Roches International School of Hospitality Management in Switzerland, and the University of South Wales (Glamorgan University) in the UK. He was awarded the Broman Postdoc Full Scholarship in Strategic Innovation Management from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been active in organizing workshops and conducting joint research projects with other international faculty members, including acquisition of research funds.

Dr. Tajeddini has been the recipient of several research fellowships and competitive research grants from different sources, including research grants from Les Roches and Asia Pacific University Academic Research Subsidy for the AY Research Awards in 2010. In 2013, one of his projects along with Ulf Elg (Lund University) and Pervez Ghaur (Birmingham Business School) received a grant of 3.2 Million SKR from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation in Sweden to carry out research about strategic collaboration among marketing managers.

Dr. Tajeddini has published in premier peer-reviewed journals, including Tourism Management (ABS4*), Long Range Planning (ABS3*), International Journal of Hospitality Management (ABS3*), Journal of Marketing Management (ABS3*), Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management (ABS2*), and others. More recently, his coauthored book chapter from International Marketing in the Fast Changing World (Advances in International Marketing, Volume 26: 109 - 133. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Li) was selected as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The award was given for his solid understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, as well as his effort to strive to conduct research that feeds into teaching and commitment to high-quality research. The Award Selection Committee recognized the chapter as one of the most impressive pieces of work in 2015.

Prior to entering the realm of academia, Dr. Tajeddini spent 6 years in corporate environments, including a commercial managing position with Tile Corporation. He has lived and worked in several different countries, giving him first-hand knowledge of international management and cross-cultural training. Today, based on his expertise, he passionately devotes himself to both teaching and research in marketing management at the supplement of his first-hand knowledge of international management and cross-cultural experiences.

Dr. Tajeddini is presently the Coordinating Editor of the International Journal of Hospitality Management (Impact Factor: 2.061) (Elsevier) and Editor in Chief of the Middle East Journal of Management (Inderscience). In addition, he has been on the editorial review board of Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (2008-2012), as well as an ad hoc reviewer for many top journals such as Long Range Planning, British Journal of Management, Journal of Marketing Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, and Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, among others.

Selected publications of Kayhan Tajeddini in international refereed journals

Publications below cover research that has been conducted in Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Indonesia, Iran and the United Kingdom.

Kallmuenzer, A., Tajeddini, K., Gamage, T.C., Lorenzo, D., Rojas, A. & Schallner, M.J.A. (2021). Family firm succession in tourism and hospitality: An ethnographic case study approach. Journal of Family Business Management, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). doi: 10.1108/JFBM-07-2021-0072.

Gamage, T.C., Tajeddini, K., and Tajeddini, O., . (2021). Why chinese travelers use wechat to make hotel choice decisions: A uses and gratifications theory perspective. Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, In Press.

Srikanta Patnaik, S., Tajeddini, K., & Jain, V., . (2021). Computational management: Applications of computational intelligence in business management. Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies, Switzerland: Springer.

Tajeddini, K, Rasoolimanesh, S.M., Gamage, T. C., & Martin, E.,. (2021). Exploring the visitors' decision-making process for airbnb and hotel accommodations using value-attitude-behavior and theory of planned behavior. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 96(July), 102950.

Merkle, T., Tajeddin, K., and Wittmer, A. (2021). Can the netflix business model actually work for commercial aviation in central europe? It is complicated! Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, 9(2), 29-21.

Tajeddini, K., Walle, A., & Denisa, M. (2017). Enterprising women, tourism, and development: The case of Bali. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 18(2), 195-218.

Tajeddini, K., Altinay, L., & Ratten, V. (2017). Service innovativeness and the structuring of organizations: The moderating role of learning orientation and inter functional coordination. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 56, 100-114.

Ratten, V., & Tajeddini, K. (2017). Innovativeness in family firms: An internationalization approach. Review of International Business and Strategy, 27(2), 217-230.

Tajeddini, K., & Ratten, V. (2017). The moderating effect of brand orientation on inter-firm market and performance. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 1-31.
(ABS2*)

Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Denisa, M. (2017). Female tourism entrepreneurs in Bali, Indonesia. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 31(1), 52–58.
(Elsevier)(ABS1*)(Impact Factor: 0.931*)

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2016, October). Environment-strategy and alignment in a restricted, transitional economy: Empirical research on its application to Iranian state-owned enterprises. Long Range Planning, 49(5), 570-583.
(Elsevier) (ABS3*) (Fnege, 2) (Impact Factor: 2.718)

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2016, October). Environment-strategy and alignment in a restricted, transitional economy: Empirical research on its application to Iranian state-owned enterprises. Long Range Planning, 49(5), 570-583.
(Elsevier) (ABS3*) (Fnege, 2) (Impact Factor: 2.718)

Tajeddini, K. (2016). Financial orientation, product innovation and firm performance: An empirical study in the Japanese SMEs. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 13(3), 1-30.
(World Scientific) (ABS1*)

Tajeddini, K. (2016). Analyzing the influence of learning orientation and innovativeness on performance of public organizations: The case of Iran. Journal of Management Development, 35(2), 134-153.
(Emerald) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 4)

Qumsieh, G., & Tajeddini, K. (2016, March). Tourism and place branding in Switzerland: How perceptions of place attributes for short and long visits can influence destination choice. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 26, 18-26.
(Elsevier) (ABS1*) (Impact Factor: 0.931)

Tajeddini, K., Elg, U., & Ghauri, P. (2015). Inter-firm market and brand orientation in international SMEs: Implications for relationship marketing. International Marketing in the Fast Changing World: Advances in International Marketing, 26(107), 107-131.
(Emerald) (ABS1*)
(Awards for Excellence - 2016 Outstanding Author Contributions Emerald Literati)

Tajeddini, K. (2015). Exploring the antecedents of effectiveness and efficiency. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 49(7), 125-135.
(Elsevier) (ABS3*) (Impact Factor: 2.061)

Tajeddini, K. (2015). Using the integration of disparate antecedents to drive world-class innovation performance: An empirical investigation of Swiss watch manufacturing firms. Tékhne, 13(1), 34-50.
(Elsevier)

Tajeddini, K., & Nikdavoodi, J. N. (2014). Cosmetic buying behavior: Examining the effective factors. Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, 24(4), 395-410.
(Taylor and Francis, Rutledge)

Tajeddini, K. (2014). The effect of organizational structure and hoteliers' risk proclivity on innovativeness. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, 10(1), 1-12.
(Sage)

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2014). Perceptions of innovativeness among Iranian hotel managers. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 5(1), 62-77.
(Emerald)

Tajeddini, K., Ulf, E., & Trueman, M. (2013). Efficiency and effectiveness of small retailers: The role of customer and entrepreneurial orientation. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 20(5), 453–462.
(Elsevier) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 3)

Tajeddini, K., & Mueller. S.L. (2012). Corporate entrepreneurship in Switzerland: Evidence from a case study of Swiss watch manufacturers. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 8(3), 355-372.
(Springer) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 4) (Impact Factor: 0.746)

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2012). Managing Swiss hospitality: How cultural antecedents of innovation and customer-oriented value systems can influence performance in the hotel industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31(4), 1119-1129.
(Elsevier) (ABS3*) (Impact Factor: 2.061)

Tajeddini, K. (2011). Customer orientation, learning orientation, and new service development: An empirical investigation of Swiss hotel industry. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 35(4), 437-468.
(Sage) [Research funded by Les Roches] (ABS2*) (Impact Factor: 1.188)

Trueman, M., & Tajeddini, K. (2011). [Review of the book Exploring innovation, by D. Smith]. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 13(1), 134-140.
(Taylor and Francis, Rutledge) [Review funded by McGraw Hill Education Publishers, 2007] (ABS2*)

Tajeddini, K. (2011). The effects of innovativeness on effectiveness and efficiency. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 4(1), 6–18.
(Emerald)

Tajeddini, K. (2010). Effect of customer orientation and entrepreneurial orientation on innovativeness: Evidence from the hotel industry in Switzerland. Tourism Management, 31, 221–231.
(Elsevier) (ABS4*) (Impact Factor: 3.140)
(Earlier version of this paper was nominated as one of the best papers in the track of marketing strategy in the Academy of Marketing conference 2008)

Tajeddini, K., & Mueller. S.L. (2009). Entrepreneurial characteristics in Switzerland and the UK: A comparative study of techno-entrepreneurs. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 7(1), 1-25.
(Sage) (ABS1*) (Fnege, 3)

Tajeddini, K. (2009). Perceptions of learning among Swiss watch managers. Journal of Workplace Learning, 21(7), 525-537.
(Emerald) (ABS1*)

Tajeddini, K. (2009). The impact of learning orientation on NSD and hotel performance: Evidence from the hotel industry in Iran. Journal of Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 2(4), 262-275.
(Emerald)

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2008). Potential for innovativeness: A tale of the Swiss watch industry. Journal of Marketing Management, 24(1, 2), 169-184.
(Taylor and Francis) (ABS3*) (Fnege, 3)
(Earlier version of this paper was nominated as one of the best papers in the track of marketing strategy in the Academy of Marketing conference 2006.)

Tajeddini, K., & Tajeddini, K. (2008). Effect of innovativeness, risk taking, self-confidence, and need for achievement on venture performance: Evidence from Switzerland. European Journal of International Management, 2(4), 437–453.

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2008). Effect of customer orientation and innovativeness on business performance: A study of small-sized service retailers. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 7(2), 169-184.
(Fnege, 4)

Tajeddini, K., Trueman, M., & Larsen, G. (2006). Examining the effect of market orientation on innovativeness. Journal of Marketing Management, 22(5, 6), 529-551.
(Taylor and Francis Group) (ABS3*) (Fnege, 3)