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Personal profile


Alireza Nazarian is a senior lecturer in Roehampton University Business School. He finished his PhD in Management Studies at Brunel University in London, UK. His doctoral thesis focuses on culture-effectiveness relationship and impact of leadership style as mediator and national culture and organisational size as moderators on culture-effectiveness relationship in private sector organisations. He has developed a wide range of research interests including business management, cross cultural studies and HRM. Furthermore, he has developed research skills within different research areas for using various research approaches from quantitative and qualitative to mixed methods. His current research interest is to use his mixed research background in business, international business and cultural studies to enhance different managerial functions within organizations locally and globally. He is interested in looking at the behavioural, organisational, and managerial aspects of different management functions within various types of organizations. In particular, he is interested in the following main research themes: Organisational studies and organisational change, Cross cultural studies (national and organisational culture), Leadership studies and development through cultural changes, Organisational effectiveness and performance.

Other scholarly roles

Editor in chief: Journal of Organisational Studies and Innovation

Editor in chief: Organisational Studies and Innovation Review

Associate Editor: International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change

Editorial Board: Journal of Eastern European and Central research

Editorial Board: Iranian Journal of Management Studies

Editorial Board: Independent Journal of Management and Production


PhD in Management Studies

MSc in Economics, Finance and Management

BSc in Industrial Engineering

Research interests

Organisational studies and organisational change

Cross cultural studies (national and organisational culture)

Leadership studies and development through cultural changes

Organisational effectiveness and performance

Research projects

The Role of Leadership Styles on Organizational Performance

Study on relationship between national culture, organizational culture and organizational performance

Study on Relationship between organizational culture, leadership style and organizational effectiveness: Case of HR department in UK and Iran

Iranian National culture change (role of Female education and mother's behaviour in the family)

The latent class study on Emotion, satisfaction

Inter-firm Relation, Organisational Culture and Organisational Effectiveness

Professional affiliations

Chartered Management Institute (CMgr CMI)

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Consultancy work

Working as a consultant with several private originations in tourism and food industry in Iran


Cross Cultural Management

Organisational Change

Research Method

Business Strategy


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Research Output 2012 2019

Establishing psychological relationship between female customers and retailers: a study of the small to medium scale clothing retail industry

Edirisinghe, D., Nazarian, A., Foroudi, P. & Lindridge, A., 10 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Finding the Right Management Approach in Independent Hotels

Nazarian, A., Atkinson, P., Foroudi, P. & Dennis, K., 8 Jul 2019, In : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT. 31, 7, p. 2862-2883

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Museum Visitors' Heterogeneity and Experience Processing

Ruiz-Alba, J. L., Nazarian, A., Rodriguez_molina, M. A. & Andreu, L., 4 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Hospitality Management. 78, p. 131-141

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The association between accruals and stock return following FRS3

Izadi Zadeh Darjezi, J., Nazarian, A., Ye, J. & Shahzad, A., 12 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation. 15, 3, p. 262

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The effect of fashion e-blogs on women's intention to use

Foroudi, P., Nazarian, A. & Aziz, U., 30 Nov 2019, Digital and Social Media Marketing: Emerging Applications and Theoretical Development. Rana, N. P., Slade, E. L., Sahu, G. P., Kizgin, H., Singh, N., Gutierrez, A. & Dwivedi, Y. K. (eds.). Springer, p. 19-40 (Advances in Theory and Practice of Emerging Markets).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2014 2022

Portsmouth University

Alireza Nazarian (Visiting researcher)
20 Sep 2022

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

University of Reading

Alireza Nazarian (Visiting researcher)
31 Dec 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

E-marketing and impact of National Culture

Alireza Nazarian (Speaker)
23 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Exploring the influence of culture on advertising

Alireza Nazarian (Speaker)
26 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Academy of International Business (External organisation)

Alireza Nazarian (Chair)
20 May 2016

Activity: MembershipMembership of network