Dr. Mohamed Osman Mahdi


 

Title:  Department Chair / Assistant Professor – Management
School: School of Business
Department: Management Department
Office:  Bldg. H 302D
Phone: Ext. 1187
Email: mohamed.mahdi@aurak.ac.ae

Dr Mohamed-Osman Shereif Mahdi Abaker serves as Chair of the Department of Management at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. He also served as Head of Department at Sudan University of Science and worked as the Director, Master of Management and Organization at Dhofar University. Instructor at Qatar University, Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen Business School, and a Professor of Management at Dhofar University as well as King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Dr Mohamed holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom. He spent most of his career in teaching at the university postgraduate and undergraduate levels in different countries including United Kingdom, Oman, Qatar, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia.

He reviewed the Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at Jubail University College, and the Master of Management and Organization at Dhofar University. He participated in curriculum development at Qatar University and designed the Bachelor Degree Programme in Business Administration at Sudan University of Science and Technology. Dr Mahdi served as an external examiner, a reviewer and an editorial board member for a number of regional and international journals.

Dr Mahdi attended many AACSB applied assessment conferences, teaching effectiveness and assurance of learning seminars. He authored and co-authored papers in international and regional refereed journals and presented papers at various international conferences in UK, Australia, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Oman, Beijing and Colombo respectively. He received a number of Internal Research Grants in February 2010 and September 2015. His research areas of interest are in the Organizational Change Management including strategies, technology and innovation; Organizational Behaviour including culture; and Human Resources Management.

Articles in Refereed Academic Journals

  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2012). ‘Gender views on trust in e-banking services in Saudi banks’, World Review of Business Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, January, pp. 36-49.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2012). ‘Usage differences in electronic banking services between Saudis and Non Saudis in Saudi commercial banks’, China-USA Business Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, January, pp. 73-85. ISSN: 1537-1514.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2011). ‘Trust and Security of electronic banking services in Saudi commercial banks: Saudis versus Non Saudis opinions’, African Journal of Business Management (AJBM), Vol. (14), July, pp. 5524-5535. ISSN: (Online): 1993-8233. Abstract at: www.academicjournals.org/AJBM
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2008). ‘The value of multi-strategy research methodology in conducting fieldwork study into information technology implementation in Sudanese banks’. The Journal of Science and Technology (J. Sc. Tech.), Vol. 9 (1), January, pp. 127-146. ISSN: 1605-427X. Abstract at: www.sustech.edu
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2008). ‘The management of technology and change in the Sudanese banking sector’. The Journal of Banking and Financial Studies (JBFS), Issue No. (12), July, pp. 9-40.
  • Mohamed Osman Shereif Mahdi and Patrick Dawson (2007). ‘The Introduction of Information Technology in the Commercial Banking Sector of Developing Countries: voices from Sudan’. Information Technology and People (ITP), Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 184-204. ISSN: 0959-3845. Abstract at: emeraldinsight.com/0959-3845.htm
  • M. O. Shereif Mahdi (2007) ‘Obstacles to IT Introduction in the Sudanese Commercial Banking Industry’, Iranian Journal of Information Science and Technology (IJIST) in International Journal of Information Science and Management (IJISM), Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 75-85. ISSN: 1726-8125. Abstract(Online) at: http://ijism.ricest.ac.ir/ojs/index.php/ijism/article/view/59 or at: http://www.srlst.com
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. and Dawson, P. (2006) ‘Technology Policy and Change in Developing Economies: Advancing a Banking Strategy for World Developments’, Int. J. Technology, Policy and Management (ITPM), Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 256-273. ISSN: 1468-4322. Abstract at: http://www.inderscience.com/CATALOGUE
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2005). ‘Barriers to IT diffusion in a local banking sector: The case of Sudanese Banking Industry (SBI)’, The Journal of Banking and Financial Studies (JBFS), Issue No. (9), July, pp. 9-22.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2011). ‘Males and females views on trust in electronic banking services in Saudi banks’, ProceedingsGlobal Business and Social Science Research Conference (GBSSRC), Beijing, China, 20-21 June.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2008). ‘Quality management for continual change and improvement at Dhofar University: relationship with professions’, ProceedingsQuality Management and Enhancement in Higher EducationOman National Quality Conference (ONQC), Muscat, Oman, 28–29 October. http://www.oac.gov.om/oqn
  • Mahdi, M. and P. Dawson (2007) ‘Information technology and change in the Sudanese banking industry’. ProceedingsBritish Sociology Association, the Work, Employment and Society (WES) Conference, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K., 12–14 September.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2006). ‘Technology strategies and change for improving the innovation process in the banking sector of developing countries: the case of Sudan’. ProceedingsAsia Academy of Management, AAOM Conference 2006, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, 19–21 December.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2006). ‘Strategies for IT and change in the banking sector of developing countries: the case of Sudanese banking industry’. ProceedingsInternational Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, IFSAM VIIIth World Congress 2006, Berlin, Germany, Paper Ref: ifsam-pap00204, 28–30 September.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2006). ‘Obstacles to IT introduction in the commercial banking sector of developing countries: the case of Sudan’. ProceedingsAcademy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development, AWBMMD Conference 2006, Paris, France, 10-13 July.
  • Mohamed Osman Shereif Mahdi and Patrick Dawson (2005). ‘The Uptake and Use of Technology in the Commercial Banking Sector of Developing Countries: The Case of Sudan’. Proceedings: The 19th ANZAM International Conference and Research Students Colloquium, Canberra, Australia, Paper Ref: ODG-6, 7–10 December.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2005) ‘Exploring the Importance of Mixed Methodology for Understanding the Management of Technological Change in Sudanese Banking Industry’. Proceedings: British Academy of Management, BAM05 Annual Conference, Said Business School, University of Oxford – United Kingdom, 13–15 September.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2004). ‘Barriers to IT Diffusion in a Local Banking Sector: The Case of Sudanese Banking Industry (SBI)’. ProceedingsBritish Academy of Management, BAM04 Annual Conference and Doctoral Symposium, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, 30 August – 01 September.
  • Mahdi, M.O.S. (2002). ‘Background of the study: The management of technology and change in the context of introduction and implementation of computer-based information technology in the Sudanese banking industry’. ProceedingsAnnual Conference of Postgraduates in Social Sciences and Law, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 27–28 June.

Conferences and Seminars Attended

  • Assessment Conference: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), USA, Texas-Houston, March 19–21, 2012.
  • Applied Assessment Seminar: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), USA, Texas-Houston, March 18-19, 2012.
  • Asia Regional Conference: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Singapore, May 23–25, 2011.
  • Teaching Effectiveness Seminar: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Singapore, May 22–23, 2011.
  • Applied Assessment Seminar: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Paris, France, May 12–13, 2010.
  • Assessment Seminar and Assurance of Learning Seminar: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Paris, France, May 10–11, 2010.
  • ScotDoc Colloquium: The Gateway Building, St Andrews School of Management, University of St Andrews, UK, 27 June 2005.
  • Moving Forward: The Second College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, Kings College, University of Aberdeen Business School, UK, 23 –24 June 2005.
  • Shifting Boundaries: The First College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, Kings College, University of Aberdeen Business School, UK, 24 and 25 June 2004.
  • Advancing Doctoral Ambitions: An ESRC Business Studies Post-Graduate Colloquium, School of Management, University of Edinburgh, UK, 09 March 2002.

Journals and Conferences & Research Projects’ Review

  • Reviewer, Deanship of Scientific Research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, October 2015 to August 2016.
  • Reviewer, the International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, April 2013 to date.
  • Reviewer, Saudi Ministry of Higher Education, Higher Education Students Scientific Conference, February 2013 to date.
  • Reviewer, African Journal of Business Management, March 2012 to date.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Business and Management, December 2011 to date.
  • Track Chair, Global Business and Social Science Research Conference, (GBSSRC), Beijing – China, 20-21 June, 2011.
  • Track Chair, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development Conference (AWBMAD), Oulu – Finland, 12-15th July, 2010.
  • Track Chair, Academy of World Business, Marketing and Management Development Conference (AWBMAD), Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, 14-17th July, 2008.
  • Seminar Co-ordinator, College of Commerce and Business Administration, Dhofar University, 2006 to 2009.

Thesis Supervision and Examination

  • External Examiner, the impact of information technology on improving the performance of human resources management at the Ministry of Environment in the State of Qatar (an empirical study) , Applied Science University, Kingdom of Bahrain, March 2016.

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