Zahir Quraeshi

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Zahir Quraeshi
Professor of Marketing and G.W. Haworth Chair of Global Business
(269) 387-6093
(269) 387-5710
3282 Schneider Hall, Mail Stop 5430
Mailing address: 
Department of Marketing
Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5430 USA
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • MBA, Michigan State University
Teaching interests: 
  • International business and marketing
Research interests: 
  • International business and marketing

Dr. Zahir Quraeshi, professor of marketing at Western Michigan University since 1978, is the G.W. Haworth Chair of Global Business and director of the Global Business Center at the Haworth College of Business. Quraeshi has been a visiting professor at universities throughout the world and was the Tan Sri Noah Distinguished Chair of Business at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (1995-96). Quraeshi's teaching, research and consulting interests are in the areas of international business and marketing.

Quraeshi is the founding editor of the Journal of Asia-Pacific Business. He has published numerous articles in journals including:

  • Business Horizons
  • Food Policy
  • International Journal of Management
  • International Journal of Physical Distribution and Materials Management
  • International Marketing Review
  • Journal of Consumer Marketing
  • Journal of Global Business
  • Journal of Health Care Marketing
  • Journal of International Marketing and Marketing Research
  • Journal of Management Development
  • Journal of Marketing Channels
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Development Journal
  • Long-Range Planning
  • Mid-American Journal of Business
  • MSU Business Topics

Quraeshi was the co-editor of three books of readings in international business and serves as a reviewer for professional journals and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Global Business, Journal of Teaching in International Business, Journal of Global Business and Technology and Asian Academy of Management Journal.

He has participated as a speaker in international business workshops and has served as an organizer, session chair, moderator, panel member, discussant and reviewer on various occasions at professional international, national and regional conferences. Quraeshi has submitted and been awarded a series of multiyear grants under the U.S. Department of Education Business and International Education program. The most recent of these awards was a $175,000 award for Haworth College of Business’ Project EDGE—Enhancing and Developing Global Expertise: ASEAN region, 2009 to 2012.

Quraeshi was the recipient of the WMU Teaching Excellence Award in 1988. He is the chair of the International Business Education Committee in the Haworth College of Business. He was on the board of the West Michigan American Marketing Association and chaired its Global Marketing Committee from 1988 to 1990. He has been appointed to the international advisory panels of the graduate schools of business at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Quraeshi has been a member of the:

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Marketing Science
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society for Competitiveness
  • International Management Development Association

In 1982-83, Quraeshi was listed in Who's Who in the Midwest.

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