Faculty Profile - Fadil Sahiti Ph.D.

Fadil Sahiti

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. degree in Management from Birkbeck, University of London, 2015
MBA degree in Banking and Corporate Finance from IUKB, Switzerland, 2006

Bachelor degree in economics from Prishtina University, 1995

Before joining Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo, for five years worked as an Associate Lecturer and Tutor for prestigious educational institutions in the UK such as London School of Economics, University College London, Birkbeck and Hult Business School. 

In addition, I have been working for several years for various national and international organizations, and private business firms, such as, UNDP, DFC, CIPE, Riinvest Institute, NLB and Raiffeisen Bank. During this time, I have gained extensive experience of developing and coordinating project management systems, including the management of people and organizations with varying agendas.

Research interests:

My research interests are in the area of entrepreneurship, in particular on factors that enable and constrain the growth of firms in less-developed economies. Furthermore, the focus of my research interests are in the field of firm innovation, exploring issues of social conditions that enable or constrain the emergence of innovative firms in less-developed economies.

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Sahiti, F. (2019) ‘The growth of firms in less developed countries: lessons learned from Kosovo, Springer, Palgrave Macmillan. London. ISBN 978-3-030-14821-8. 

Sahiti, F. (2022) “Grremçat e atdheut”, Dukagjini Publishing House, Kosovo. ISBN 978- 978-9951-623-23-0. 

Research papers:

Sahiti, F. (2022). Manufacturing firms and entrepreneurial dynamics in less developed economies: Kosovo in comparative perspective’, Int. J. Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 14, Nos. 1/2, pp.108–133.

Sahiti, F. (2021) “Institutions and entrepreneurial activity: a comparative analysis of Kosovo and other economies", Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 98-119.

Esteve-Pérez, S. and Sahiti, F. (2019): “New firm survival in developing countries. Evidence from Kosovo”, The developing Economies, Volume57, 3, pp. 257-273.

Sahiti, F. (2018): “Do social conditions matter for emergence of innovative firms? The case of Kosovo”, Int. J. Innovation and Regional Development, Vol.8 No.1, pp. 75 - 101.

Sahiti, F. and Smith, H.L. (2017): An application of growth diagnostics on the growth of firms: with evidence from Kosovo firms, Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 2192-5372, Springer, Heidelberg, Vol. 6, 16, pp. 1-24.


Annual Conference of the UCL, Centre for Comparative Studies of Emerging Economies, London, ‘The impact of social conditions on firm innovation’. 2017

International Conference organized by University of Dubrovnik, Croatia: “Smart Ideas and a New Concept of Economic Regeneration in Europe SINCERE”, ‘Measuring Firm Dynamics and Behaviour in Kosovo: Cross-country Comparison and Analysis’. 2018