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Qualifications

  • 2007: PhD, University of Bradford
  • 1999: Master of Business Administration, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  • 1996: BA (Hons) Management, University of Tehran, Iran

Teaching

Department of Service Sector Management

Sheffield Business School

Publications

Journal articles

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. http://doi.org/10.1108/JFBM-07-2021-0072

Gamage, T.C., Tajeddini, K., & 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. http://doi.org/10.1080/21639159.2021.1961599

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, 102950. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2021.102950

Tajeddini, K., Wittmer, A., & Merkel, T. (2021). Can the Netflix business model actually work in commercial aviation in central Europe? It is complicated! Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, 9 (2). https://www.chrie.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3736

Graham, D., Ali, A., & Tajeddini, K. (2020). Open kitchens: customers' influence on chefs' working practices. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 45, 27-36. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2020.07.011

Tajeddini, K., Martin, E., & Ali, A. (2020). Enhancing Hospitality Business Performance: The Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Networking Ties in a Dynamic Environment. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 90, 102605. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2020.102605

Azadegan, A., Syed, T.A., Blome, C., & Tajeddini, K. (2020). Supply chain involvement in business continuity management: effects on reputational and operational damage containment from supply chain disruptions. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. http://doi.org/10.1108/scm-08-2019-0304

Anwar, M., Tajeddini, K., & Ullah, R. (2020). Entrepreneurial finance and new venture success ‐ the moderating role of government support. Business strategy and development. http://doi.org/10.1002/bsd2.105

Tajeddini, K., & Martin, E. (2019). The importance of human-related factors on service innovation and performance. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 85, 102431. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2019.102431

Azadegan, A., Srinivasan, R., Blome, C., & Tajeddini, K. (2019). Learning from near-miss events: an organizational learning perspective on supply chain disruption response. International Journal of Production Economics, 216, 215-226. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2019.04.021

Tajeddini, K., Chen, W., Ratten, V., & Tabari, S. (2019). Chinese educational migration: evidence from UK service industry. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 13 (1/2), 196-215. http://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-11-2018-0093

Tajeddini, K., & Mueller, S. (2018). Moderating Effect of Environmental Dynamism on the Relationship between a Firm’s Entrepreneurial Orientation and Financial Performance. Entrepreneurship Research Journal. http://doi.org/10.1515/erj-2018-0283

Ratten, V., & Tajeddini, K. (2018). Women’s entrepreneurship and internationalization: patternsand trends. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 38 (9/10), 780-793. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-01-2018-0001

Tajeddini, K., Altinay, L., & Ratten, V. (2017). Service innovativeness and the structuring of organizations: The moderating roles of learning orientation and inter-functional coordination. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 65, 100-114. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.06.010

Ratten, V., & Tajeddini, K. (2017). Innovativeness in family firms: an internationalization approach. Review of International Business and Strategy, 27 (2), 217-230. http://doi.org/10.1108/RIBS-12-2016-0085

Tajeddini, K., Walle, A., & Denisa, M. (2017). Enterprising women, tourism, and development:The case of Bali. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 18 (2), 195-218. http://doi.org/10.1080/15256480.2016.1264906

Tajeddini, K., & Ratten, V. (2017). The moderating effect of brand orientation oninter-firm market orientation and performance. Journal of Strategic Marketing, 194-224. http://doi.org/10.1080/0965254X.2017.1293138

Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Denisa, M. (2016). Female tourism entrepreneurs in Bali, Indonesia. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 31, 52-58. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2016.10.004

Tajeddini, K. (2016). Financial orientation, product innovation and firmperformance: an empirical study in the Japanese SMEs. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (ijitm), 13 (3), 1640005. http://doi.org/10.1142/S0219877016400058

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. http://doi.org/10.1108/JMD-03-2015-0033

Tajeddini, K., Elg, U., & Ghauri, P. (2015). Enhancing organizational performance of international SMEs through inter-firm marketing collaborations. International Marketing in the Fast Changing World Advances in International Marketing, 26 (26), 109-133. http://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-797920150000026006

Tajeddini, K. (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.

Mussalam, G.Q., & Tajeddini, K. (2015). Tourism in Switzerland: How perceptions of place attributes for short and long holiday can influence destination choice. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 26, 18-26. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2015.09.003

Tajeddini, K. (2015). Exploring the antecedents of effectiveness and efficiency. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 49, 125-135. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2015.06.007

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2015). Environment-strategy and alignment in a restricted,transitional economy: Empirical research on its applicationto Iranian state-owned enterprises. Long Range Planning, 49 (5), 570-583. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lrp.2015.02.001

Tajeddini, K. (2015). Using the integration of disparate antecedents to driveworld-class innovation performance: An empiricalinvestigation of Swiss watch manufacturing firms. Tekhne-Review of Applied Management Studies, 13 (1), 34-50. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tekhne.2015.09.001

Tajeddini, K., & Nikdavoodi, J.N. (2014). Cosmetic buying behavior: examining the effective factors. Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, 24 (4), 395-410. http://doi.org/10.1080/21639159.2014.949034

Tajeddini, K. (2014). Enhancing organizational performance of international SMEs through inter-firm marketing collaborations. European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference.

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2014). Perceptions of innovativeness among Iranian hotel managers. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 5 (1), 62-77. http://doi.org/10.1108/JHTT-12-2012-0036

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. http://doi.org/10.1177/2319510X14529487

Tajeddini, K., Elg, U., & Trueman, M. (2013). Efficiency and effectiveness of small retailers: The role of customerand entrepreneurial orientation. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 20 (5), 453-462. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2013.05.004

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2012). Managing Swiss Hospitality: How cultural antecedents of innovation andcustomer-oriented value systems can influence performance in the hotel industry. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31 (4), 1119-1129. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2012.01.009

Tajeddini, K., & Mueller, S. (2012). Corporate entrepreneurship in Switzerland: evidencefrom a case study of Swiss watch manufacturers. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 8 (3), 355-372. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-011-0179-y

Tajeddini, K. (2011). Customer orientation, learning orientation, and new service development: an empirical investigation of the Swiss hotel industry. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 35 (4), 437-468. http://doi.org/10.1177/1096348010380599

Trueman, M., & Tajeddini, K. (2011). Book Review. Innovation, 13 (1), 134-140. http://doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2011.11003546

Tajeddini, K. (2011). The Effects of Innovativeness on Effectiveness and Efficiency. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 4 (1). http://doi.org/10.1108/17537981111111238

Tajeddini, K. (2010). Effect of customer orientation and entrepreneurial orientation on innovativeness:Evidence from the hotel industry in Switzerland. Tourism Management, 31 (2), 221-231. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2009.02.013

Tajeddini, K. (2009). Perceptions of learning among Swiss watch managers. Journal of Workplace Learning, 21 (7), 525-537. http://doi.org/10.1108/13665620910985522

Tajeddini, K. (2009). The impact of learning orientation on NSD and hotel performance. Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 2 (4), 262-275. http://doi.org/10.1108/17537980911001099

Tajeddini, K., & Mueller, S. (2009). Entrepreneurial characteristics in Switzerlandand the UK: a comparative studyof techno-entrepreneurs. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 7, 1-25. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10843-008-0028-4

Tajeddini, K., & Trueman, M. (2008). The potential for innovativeness: a taleof the Swiss watch industry. Journal of Marketing Management, 24 (1-2), 169-184. http://doi.org/10.1362/026725708X273984

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. (2008). Effect of Customer Orientation and Innovativeness on Business Performance: a Study of Small-Sized Service Retailers. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), 7 (2), 169-184.

Tajeddini, K., Trueman, M., & Larsen, G. (2006). Examining the Effect of Market Orientation OnInnovativeness. Journal of Marketing Management, 22 (5-6), 529-551. http://doi.org/10.1362/026725706777978640

Conference papers

Tajeddini, K. (2015). Marketing Collaborations of International SMEs: Implications for Performance. In 24th Annual Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR) Conference, Vienna, Austria. Consortium for International Marketing Research (CIMaR) Conference

Book chapters

Tajeddini, K., Merkle, T., Vlachos, I., & Keane, J. (2020). Entrepreneurship within airside food and beverage outlet patronage: The creation of ecosystems using outlet context and passengers’ emotions. In Tajeddini, K. (Ed.) Entrepreneurship as Empowerment Knowledge spillovers and entrepreneurial ecosystems. (pp. 127-150). Emerald Group Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83982-550-720201010/full/html

Tajeddini, K., Merkle, T., Vlachos, I., & Keane, J. (2020). Entrepreneurship within airside food and beverage outlet patronage: The creation of ecosystems using outlet context and passengers’ emotions. In Tajeddini, K. (Ed.) Entrepreneurship as Empowerment Knowledge spillovers and entrepreneurial ecosystems. (pp. 127-150). Emerald Group Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-83982-550-720201010/full/html

Tajeddini, K., Foroudi, P., & Marvi, R. (2019). A Land for All Season: The Effect of Travelers’ Orientation on Awareness,Satisfaction, Place Image, and Travelers’ Loyalty(1st Edition). In Foroudi, P., Mauri, C., Dennis, C., & Melewar, T.C. (Eds.) Place Branding Connecting Tourist Experiences to Places. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Place-Branding-Connecting-Tourist-Experiences-to-Places-1st-Edition/Foroudi-Mauri-Dennis-Melewar/p/book/9781315600567

Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Merkle, T. (2019). Tourism hospitality and digital transformation: The relevance for society. In Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Merkle, T. (Eds.) Tourism, Hospitality and Digital Transformation: Strategic Management Aspects. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Tourism-Hospitality-and-Digital-Transformation-Strategic-Management-Aspects/Tajeddini-Ratten-Merkle/p/book/9780367149994

Tajeddini, K., & Darvishmotevali, M. (2019). Understanding organizational agility: Evidence from the hotel industry in Iran. In Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Merkle, T. (Eds.) Tourism, Hospitality and Digital Transformation: Strategic Management Aspects. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Tourism-Hospitality-and-Digital-Transformation-Strategic-Management-Aspects/Tajeddini-Ratten-Merkle/p/book/9780367149994

Tajeddini, K., & Hilal, M.I.M. (2019). Destination functional attributes and tourists’ revisit intention to Sri Lanka’s Pasikuda: a critical role of destination brand equity. In Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Merkel, T. (Eds.) Tourism, Hospitality and Digital Transformation: Strategic Management Aspects. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Tourism-Hospitality-and-Digital-Transformation-Strategic-Management-Aspects/Tajeddini-Ratten-Merkle/p/book/9780367149994

Tajeddini, K., Merkle, T., Mostberger, S., Rohner, S., Schmid, K., & Shaw, E. (2019). Digital application: evidence from Zurich Airport. In Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Merkle, T. (Eds.) Tourism, Hospitality and Digital Transformation: Strategic Management Aspects. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Tourism-Hospitality-and-Digital-Transformation-Strategic-Management-Aspects/Tajeddini-Ratten-Merkle/p/book/9780367149994

Tajeddini, K., & Qumsieh-Mussalam, G. (2019). Innovation in tourism destination marketing. In Tajeddini, K., Ratten, V., & Merkle, T. (Eds.) Tourism, Hospitality and Digital Transformation: Strategic Management Aspects. Routledge: https://www.routledge.com/Tourism-Hospitality-and-Digital-Transformation-Strategic-Management-Aspects/Tajeddini-Ratten-Merkle/p/book/9780367149994

Tajeddini, K. (2014). Tourism and Social Media: Algorithmic Text Analysis Methodologies. In Hershey, (Ed.) Tourism & Hospitality, Relationship. IGI Global

Tajeddini, K. (2012). Organizational and Personal Innovativeness. In Zhao, J., & Bas, T. (Eds.) Comparing High Technology Firms in Developed and Developing Countries: Cluster Growth Initiatives. IGI Global

Presentations

Tajeddini, K. (2017). Relationships between service innovation stimulus, strategic orientation, and service innovation.

Tajeddini, K. (2016). Organizational structure, and managerial attitude toward change in the hotel industry: The mediating role of service innovativeness.

Tajeddini, K. (2014). Challenges in International Marketing.

Tajeddini, K. (2014). The effect of organisational structure and hoteliers' risk proclivity on innovativeness. http://doi.org/10.1177/2319510X14529487

Tajeddini, K. (2013). What CEOs learn from Swiss firms?

Tajeddini, K. (2012). The Potential for Entrepreneurial Orientation: A Tale of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Other publications

Tajeddini, K. (2016). Innovation, Efficiency and Effectiveness in Hotel Industry: Strategic Renewal, Adaptation and Innovation: Toward a Research Agenda. Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL)

Tajeddini, K. (2016). Perception of innovation among Swiss Hotel Managers: Strategic Renewal, Adaptation and Innovation: Toward a Research Agenda. Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL)

Other activities

Research funding or grant

  • 2017: 4,420,000 JPY Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
  • 2016: 10,000,000 JPY Tokyo International University, Tokyo International University, Japan
  • 2013: 32,000,000 SKR Ragnar Soderberg Foundation, Ragnar Soderberg Foundation, Sweden
  • 2010: 10,000,000 JPY Asia Pacific University, Asia Pacific University , Japan
  • 2008: 20,000 SFR Les Roches, Les Roches International School of Management, Switzerland

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