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General

Arash joined Aston Business School as a Lecturer in International Business and Strategy in September 2018. He completed his PhD in the Department of Management at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His primary research interest lies in the field of international business and strategy. In particular, he is interested in studying the dynamics of international development of SMEs and the strategies for SMEs’ healthy, rapid growth. In his doctoral research he explored the consequences of adopting different international growth strategies. Specifically, his research examined the performance implications of rapid internationalisation among SMEs. Arash holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's in Industrial Management and Operations Research. Due to his diverse educational background, he has carried out some interdisciplinary research jointly with academics in the fields of Urban Planning, Energy Management, and Economics, which resulted in publications in these areas. Arash also has practical experience of working in different organisations, including small business consulting companies.

 

Teaching Activity

I teach modules related to international business at undergraduate (BSc) and postgraduate (MSc) level.

  • BS2212: International Business and Emerging Market Economies
  • BSM936: International Business Strategy

Qualifications

  • PhD, International Business, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2018)
  • M.Sc., Industrial Management, Operations Research, Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Tehran, Iran (2012)
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran (2009)

Research Interests

  • Dynamics of internationalization of SMEs
  • Rapid international growth
  • Internationalization exit and re-entry
  • Born globals
  • Export performance
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship

Research Projects/Collaborations

  • Sadeghi, A., Rose, E.L., & Chetty, S. Disentangling the effects of post-entry speed of internationalization on INVs’ export performance. International Small Business Journal, 36 (7), 780-806

  • Sadeghi, A., & Larimian, T. Sustainable electricity generation mix for Iran: A fuzzy analytic network process approach. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 28, 30-42

  • Sadeghi, A. Success factors of high-tech SMEs in Iran: A Fuzzy MCDM Approach. The Journal of High Technology Management Research. 29 (1), 71-87

  • Larimian, T., Zarabadi, Z. S., & Sadeghi, A. (2013). Developing a fuzzy AHP model to evaluate environmental sustainability from the perspective of Secured by Design scheme—A case study. Sustainable Cities and Society, 7, 25-36.

  • Sadeghi, A., & Manesh, R. (2012). The Application of Fuzzy Group Analytic Network Process to Selection of Best Maintenance Strategy. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 62, 1378-1383. 

Contact Details

Phone:  +44 (0) 121 204 4838       Email: a.sadeghi1@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW909   
 

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Research Output

Measuring urban social sustainability: Scale development and validation

Larimian, T. & Sadeghi, A., 17 Oct 2019, In : Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Disentangling the effects of post-entry speed of internationalization on INVs’ export performance

    Sadeghi, A., Rose, E. & Chetty, S., 2 Nov 2018, In : International Small Business Journal. 36, 7, p. 780-806

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Success factors of high-tech SMEs in Iran: A fuzzy MCDM approach

    Sadeghi, A., 24 Apr 2018, In : Journal of High Technology Management Research. 29, 1, p. 71-87 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Sustainable electricity generation mix for Iran: A fuzzy analytic network process approach

    Sadeghi, A. & Larimian, T., 1 Aug 2018, In : Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 28, p. 30-42 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Developing a fuzzy AHP model to evaluate environmental sustainability from the perspective of Secured by Design scheme—A case study

    Larimian, T., Saeideh Zarabadi, Z. S. & Sadeghi, A., 1 Jul 2013, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 7, p. 25-36 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle