Edited by Parissa Haghirian

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Dr. Parissa Haghirian

Parissa Haghirian is Professor of International Management at Sophia University in Tokyo. She lives and works in Japan since 2004 and is an internationally renowned expert in international management with a focus on Japanese management.


Parissa Haghirian studied Japanese Studies at the University of Vienna (MA 1999) and holds a Master degree (2000) and PhD in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (2003). She is also a visiting professor at HEC Paris, Keio University, Waseda University, Aalto University and the University of Vienna. From 2011 to 2012 she held a professorship in Japanese Management at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich.


Parissa has published several books and articles on the topic of Japanese management, and is the author of Understanding Japanese Management Practices (Business Expert Press, 2010), Multinationals and Cross-Cultural Management: The Transfer of Knowledge Within Multinational Corporations (Routledge 2010) and Successful Cross-cultural Management: a Guide for International Managers (Business Expert Press 2011). She is also the editor of Japanese Consumer Dynamics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Case Studies in Japanese Management (Wspc 2011), the Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management (Routledge 2016) and Business Development, Merger and Crisis Management of International Firms in Japan: Featuring Case Studies from Fortune 500 Companies (Wspc 2018). In 2019 she edited the free e-book Japanese Business Concepts You Should Know. 

Professor Haghirian advises companies on intercultural cooperation and coaches top managers in search of new potential for success and perspectives. She holds keynotes at conferences and corporate events in Europe and Asia. She is based in Tokyo.

Japanese Management

Japanese management practices differ from business styles in all other economies. Training activities support newcomers to Japan to understand key concepts of Japanese management and the Japanese organization.

Managing International Teams

Leading international teams requires knowledge of cross-cultural management, empathy and the ability to react quickly to new and challenging environments. Improve your leadership by learning more about learning your international team and paving its way into a global future.


Management Across Cultures

Cross-cultural management is a challenge for multinational organizations. Team members of various background, nationalities, ages and genders need to learn how to cooperate with each. Learn more about creating a successful diversity-oriented environment and developing a future oriented framework for your organization.