Parissa Haghirian is Professor of International Management in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. Since joining Sophia University, Professor Haghirian has taught undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses on Japanese management, and she has researched and consulted on a wide variety of Japanese business practices with both international and domestic Japanese companies in Tokyo.

Professor Haghirian holds a PhD (2003) and an MA (2000) in International Management at Vienna University of Business, Austria. She obtained an MA in Japanese studies from Vienna University in1998.


Professor Haghirian 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) and Successful Cross-cultural Management: a Guide for International Managers (Business Expert Press 2011). She is the editor of Japanese Consumer Dynamics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and the “Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management” (Routledge 2016).