Sophia University, Japan
Parissa Haghirian is Professor of International Management at the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. She obtained her MA in Japanese studies from Vienna University (1998). She was awarded a MA (2000) and PhD in International Management (2003) by Vienna University of Business, Austria. Since joining Sophia University Parissa has taught undergraduate, graduate and MBA-level classes on the subject of Japanese management and researched and consulted on numerous aspects of Japanese business practices with Western and native Japanese companies in Tokyo.