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Dr Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Dr Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, PhD, SFHEA, is a Senior Lecturer in International Entrepreneurship in the Newcastle Business School. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of British Food Journal where he promotes research in international entrepreneurship in the agri-food sector. Previously he was a Lecturer in Business Strategy within the School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University, UK. Vahid has also served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Turin, Italy, and a visiting research scholar at the University of Regina, Canada where he contributed to various research projects. Vahid has published many papers in high-quality international journals and publications such as Journal of Business Research, International Business Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Research in International Business and Finance, etc. He is currently a managing guest editor for special issues in the International Journal Entrepreneurship Behavior and Research, British food Journal, and Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. Vahid has served as track chair and presenter for a number of international conferences.

Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Building on the wealth of international entrepreneurship, Vahid is focusing on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). His main research interests are

Drivers of successful internationalisation in different contexts 

External and internal factors toward de-internationalisation of entrepreneurial firms (e.g., born globals)

Knowledge management practices and inter-organisational arrangements among small internationalisers

Digital technology transformation, and new business models for international business venturing in the ear of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0)

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Context-specific micro-foundations and successful SME internationalisation in emerging markets: A mixed-method analysis of managerial resources and dynamic capabilities, Jafari-Sadeghi, V., Amoozad Mahdiraji, H., Bresciani, S., Pellicelli, A. 1 Sep 2021, In: Journal of Business Research
  • Exploring the impact of digital transformation on technology entrepreneurship and technological market expansion: The role of technology readiness, exploration and exploitation, Jafari-Sadeghi, V., Garcia-Perez, A., Candelo, E., Couturier, J. 1 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Business Research
  • Empirical International Entrepreneurship: A Handbook of Methods, Approaches and Applications, Jafari-Sadeghi, V., Amoozad Mahdiraji, H., Dana, L. 20 May 2021
  • Key indicators of ethical challenges in digital healthcare: A combined Delphi exploration and confirmative factor analysis approach with evidence from Khorasan province in Iran, Rezaei, M., Jafari-Sadeghi, V., Cao, D., Amoozad Mahdiraji, H. 1 Jun 2021, In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Editorial work: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (Journal) 2020
  • Editorial work: British Food Journal (Journal) 2021
  • Editorial work: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (Journal) 2021
  • Editorial work: Routledge (Publisher) 2021
  • Editorial work: British Food Journal (Journal) 2020

Further Information

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)



  • Business andManagement Studies PhD October 01 2018
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy SFHEA 2021

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