I am Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. My research interests include cross-cultural studies in the area of consumer behaviour and technology, social media, and innovation. Currently, I am working on several research projects related to digital disruption, ‘Fear of Missing Out’ (FOMO), social media crisis management, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
AGYA is an ideal platform for cultivating interdisciplinary and intercultural research between Germany and the Arab region.
Many young researchers like me, across different disciplines, are looking for just such a platform after pursuing our Ph.D. degrees. I was motivated to become an AGYA member because of the support and inspiration the academy provides its members. I wish to act as an ambassador of science and culture, representing my country, Kuwait.
|2017 - 2019||Awarded the ‘Most Innovative Faculty Member in the College of Business’, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait|
|2016 - 2017||Member of the Founding Council, KFAS Academy, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait|
|2015||Summer Research Fellowship, College of Business Administration, University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA|
|2015||Certificate of Completion, Crisis Leadership in Higher Education Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA|
|2013 - 2015||Director of the Alumni Office, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait|
|2011 - today||Assistant Professor of Marketing, College of Business, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait|
|2006 - 2010||Ph.D. in Business Administration – Marketing, College of Business, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA|
|2004 - 2005||Master of Business Administration, College of Business, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA|
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Davis, Fred (1989), ‘Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use, and User Acceptance of Information Technology’, MIS Quarterly 13(3), 318–341.
Ajzen, Icek, and Martin Fishbein (1980). Understanding Attitudes and Predicting Social Behavior. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Bagozzi, Richard P. (1982), ‘A Field Investigation of Causal Relations among Cognitions, Affect, Intentions and Behavior’, Journal of Marketing Research, 19, 562–584.
Journey of a lifetime by Abdullah AlSaleh (in Arabic)
The scientist from my country you should know:
Dr. Adnan A. Shihab Eldin: KFAS Director General (Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley).
The late Dr. Ahmed AlRabei: Philosophy (Ph.D. from Harvard University).