Dr. Yama Temouri
Dr. yama temouri Associate Professor Management Science And Engineering

Contact Information
yama.temouri@ku.ac.ae +971 02 810 4489


Dr Yama Temouri is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Khalifa University since 2020. Prior to joining Khalifa University, he was at the triple accredited Aston Business School in the United Kingdom.

His research interests are in international businesses, firm performance and in particular, the determinants of tax haven FDI and its impact. He served for 7 years as an Associate Editor for the Business Research Quarterly and is currently the Vice-President of the Academy of International Business – MENA region, which is the main Association in the Discipline of International Business. He also acts as an Editorial Board Member for the Review of International Business and Strategy and the EuroMed Journal of Business.

Dr Yama is internationally known for his work on firm activity in tax havens. His work has garnered numerous prizes, awards and grant funding totaling over 4 million dirhams. He has been awarded the prestigious Academy of Management (International Management Division) “Best Paper Award”; the “2022 Best Paper Award” from the Global Strategy Journal; and the “2018 Best Phenomenon-based Paper Award” from the Journal of World Business, amongst other awards. He has supervised 6 PhD students to completion, two of whom work as academics in prestigious UK Universities.

He research is published in top tier international journals such as the Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics, Economica, Corporate Governance: An International Review and other journals. 

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.



  • PhD, Management, Aston University, UK
  • MSc, International Business, Lancaster University, UK.
  • BSc, Economics, Birmingham University, UK

  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers

Research Interests
  • Firm performance
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Multinational tax haven activity