Dr Eldrede Kahiya

Senior Lecturer in International Business
School of Marketing and International Business

Teaching in 2020


Prior to joining academia Eldrede spent a combined eight years as a practitioner in international logistics (imports/exports operations) and retail management. This work experience is spread across diverse environments which include Zimbabwe, USA, and New Zealand.

Eldrede is a member of the following international associations;
Academy of International Business
International Entrepreneurship scholars


MBA - Butler University
PhD - Lincoln University

Achievements and awards

  • 2016 Lincoln University Students Association Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2015 Lincoln University Excellence in Student Evaluations
  • 2014 Best Reviewer - International Marketing track, Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy
  • 2014 Best Reviewer - Entrepreneurship, SMEs, and Born-globals track, Academy of International Business, South-East US Chapter

Current research projects

He is collaborating with researchers in and outside New Zealand on a series of projects including;

  • The globalization/internationalization/cross-cultural diffusion of sport.
  • The role of SMEs and policymakers in driving New Zealand’s export growth agenda.
    Internationalization of retail activities (from an emerging market perspective).
  • Inter-organizational supply chain collaboration.

Research interests

Eldrede’s research interests centre on the following broad subjects and he welcomes enquiries and collaboration.

  • Firm-level export development
  • National-level export promotion
  • Internationalization of retail activities (from an emerging market perspective)
  • Informal cross border trade

Selected publications


Kahiya, E. T. (2018). Five decades of research on export barriers: Review and future directions. International Business Review, 27(6), 1172 -1188. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969593117303141

Kahiya, E.T. (2017). Export barriers as liabilities: Near perfect substitutes. European Business Review, 29(1), 61-102.http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/EBR-12-2015-0160

Kahiya E.T. (2017). Discriminant analysis in export research: An imperative for methodological rigor. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 29(1), 145-170. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/APJML-11-2015-0170

Kahiya, E.T., & Dean, D. L. (2016). Export stages and export barriers: Revisiting traditional export development. Thunderbird International Business Review, 58(1), 75-89. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tie.21741

Kahiya, E.T., & Dean, D. L. (2015). Export barriers and business confidence: A quasi-longitudinal examination. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 27(2), 294-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/APJML-02-2014-0032

Kahiya, E.T., Dean, D. L., & Heyl, J. (2014). Export barriers in a changing institutional environment: A quasi-longitudinal study of New Zealand’s manufacturing exporters. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 12(4), 331-364. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10843-014-0131-7

Kahiya, E.T., & L Dean, D. (2014). Export performance: Multiple predictors and multiple measures approach. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 26(3), 378-407. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/APJML-11-2012-0119

Kahiya, E.T. (2013). Export barriers and path to internationalization: A comparison of conventional enterprises and international new ventures. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 11(1), 3-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10843-013-0102-4

Book Chapters

Kahiya, E.T., &Kennedy, R. (2016). Regulative environment and entrepreneurial activity: Insights from sub-Saharan Africa. Forthcoming; In Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries, edited by C. Williams & A. Gurto: Routledge Publishing, Chapter 6, pp.54-69.

Kahiya, E.T., Dean, D.L. & Heyl, J. (2015). The dynamic nature of the export development undertaking: Implications for researchers and practitioners. In Research Handbook on Exporting, edited by C.C. Julian, London: Edward Elgar Publishing Company, Chapter 9, pp. 203-230.

Postgraduate Supervision

Eldrede welcomes enquiries from potential postgraduate students interested in SME internationalization (in particular motives, processes, barriers, and performance measurement), international retailing, and cross-national or longitudinal research on internationalization.

Teaching in 2020