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Arash Sadeghi - PhD candidate

Room: OBS 712ArashSadeghi


Post-entry speed of internationalization and export performance of SMEs.

Research Outline

Arash’s main 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. In his doctoral research, Arash is looking at the the performance implications of rapid international expansion among SMEs in New Zealand.


Arash's supervisors are:


Arash received his M.Sc. degree in industrial management with major in Operational Research from Tarbiat Modarres University (Tehran, Iran). His master’s thesis was on “Designing a mathematical model for prioritizing the factors affecting success of small-medium high-tech enterprises (High-Tech SMEs) in Iran”. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kashan, Iran. In addition, he has completed an advanced level of one-year MBA program at Technical and Vocational Training Organization.

Due to his diverse educational background, Arash has carried out some interdisciplinary research with academics in the fields of Urban Planning, Energy Management, and Economics, which resulted in publications in these areas (some listed below).

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Journal Articles

Sadeghi, A., & Larimian, T. (In Press) Sustainable electricity generation mix for Iran: A fuzzy analytic network process approach. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. [JIF: 1.089]

Larimian, T., Zarabadi, Z. S. 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. [JIF: 1.044]

Sadeghi, A., Azar, A., & Rad, R. S. (2012). Developing a fuzzy group AHP model for prioritizing the factors affecting success of High-Tech SME's in Iran: A case study. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 62, 957-961.

Sadeghi, A., Larimian, T., & Molabashi, A. (2012). Evaluation of renewable energy sources for generating electricity in province of Yazd: a fuzzy MCDM approach. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 62, 1095-1099.

Sadeghi, A., & Azar, A. (2012). Agent Based Modeling, a new approach in modeling complex ethical problems. Iranian Journal of Ethics in Science and Technology, 7(1). (in Persian)

Azar, A., Sadeghi, A., & Kordnaeij, A. (2012). Prioritizing the Factors Affecting High-tech SME's Success – A Fuzzy Analytic Network Process (ANP) Approach. Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, 16, 165-185. (in Persian)

Conference Papers

Sadeghi, A. (July 2017). A framework for evaluating perceived export performance: A fuzzy AHP approach. Academy of International Business (AIB), Dubai, UAE.

Sadeghi, A., & Rose, E. (July 2017). How do SME managers perceive export performance? Academy of International Business (AIB 2017), Dubai, UAE.

Sadeghi, A., & Rose, E. (July 2017). Measuring perceived export performance: a revised approach. Performance Measurement Association Australasia Conference (PMAA 2017), Dunedin, New Zealand.

Sadeghi, A., Rose, E., & Zhang, J. (2015). Perceived export performance: A contingent measurement approach. Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM 2015), Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sadeghi, A., Ahmadi, P., & Sniaee, M. (2012). Developing a fuzzy MCDM model for evaluating internet banking performance in Iran based on Critical Success Factors (CSF's) - A case study. 6th International Conference on e-Commerce in Developing (ECDC), Shiraz, Iran.

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