Dr. Yama Temouri is Associate Professor of International Business at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Prior to this he was at the University of Wollongong in Dubai from 2016 and at Aston Business School in the United Kingdom. He is an Associate Editor for the Business Research Quarterly (Elsevier Publishers) and his research interests are mainly in the economics of multinational enterprises and their impact on host and home economies. He is currently studying the link between institutional quality, foreign direct investment and firm performance, as well as analyzing the locational choices of foreign direct investment in tax havens. Dr Temouri has published in top tier journals such as Journal of World Business, Journal of International Management; Journal of Business Research and Corporate Governance: An International Review. He also has extensive consultancy experience, including projects for the OECD, European Commission and for several UK Government Departments, including the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) Department; the Department for Business, Innovation and Services (BIS) and the Innovation foundation NESTA.
BSc, MSc, PhD
Economics, International Business
My main research interests are in foreign direct investment (FDI) and its effects on firm performance and labour markets. I am currently working on the links between institutional quality, MNE (re-)location and ownership strategies. Another theme of my research looks at the determinants of tax haven FDI and its impact. I have worked on several externally funded projects, including the analysis of performance differences of local business clusters for the OECD and linking High-Growth firms and productivity for the think-tank NESTA in the UK. My work is empirical in nature, using large firm-level datasets and drawing on international business theory to shed light on policy and business relevant research questions.