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Dr.Mohamed Abdalla Nour Associate Professor Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. Management Information Systems, Kent State University, USA, 1995

Research Interests:

  • • Decision support & recommender systems • Heuristics & algorithms (clustering & classification) • Electronic business & electronic government • Data mining & data warehousing • Information security and privacy • Enterprise systems (CRM, ERP, KMS, etc.)

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Ph.D. - Management Information Systems, Kent State University, USA, 1995 MBA - Management Information Systems , Miami University, USA, 1990 M.Acc - Accounting, Miami University, USA, 1989 B.Sc. - Accounting, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1985
2014-Present - Associate. Prof. , University of Sharjah, UAE 2003-2014 - Asst. Prof., University of Sharjah, UAE 2000-2003 - Asst. Prof., University of Central Arkansas, USA 1998-2000 - Asst. Prof., United Arab Emirates University, UAE 1995-1998 - Asst. Prof., University of Central Arkansas, USA
Reviewing the following articles: 1. How Do Readiness Factors affect E-Government Outcomes? Some policy implications. Government Information Quarterly, April 2014 2. E-government and organizational Transformation of Government: Black Box Revisited? Government Information Quarterly, November, 2012. 3. Factors Determining Jordanian Customers’ Attitude Towards E-Government”, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, March, 2012. 4. “Examining Trust in Mobile Banking: A Conceptual Model”, 18th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage, Istanbul, Turkey, May 9-10, 2012. 5. Sectoral Analysis of National Information Technology Policy Implementation in Nigeria”, for Government Information Quarterly, November, 2011. 6. “A Data Mining Approach to Identify Diabetes”, The Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, September 2009. 7. “LUMIR: A Longitudinal EHR-S In the Basilicata Region”, The Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems, September 2009. 8. “SMS User Interface Result Checking System”, the Informing Science’s IT Education Conference (InSITE 2009), Macon, Georgia (USA), 11/1/2009. 9. “Online vs. Offline Music Purchasing”, the Informing Science’s IT Education Conference (InSITE 2009), Macon, Georgia (USA), 11/1/2009. 10. “CATEGORIZING EMAIL DELIVERY”, the Informing Science’s IT Education Conference (InSITE 2009), Macon, Georgia (USA), 11/1/2009. 11. “The Use of Knowledge-Based Systems for Strategic Decisions in Engineering Offices in Jordan”, for The Journal of “Studies”, University of Jordan (Spring 2006) 12. “A Comparative Study of the Efficiency of VSM, NB, and Euclidean Measures to Classify Arabic Text”, The University of Sharjah Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences (Spring 2006).
• Taskstream Implementation Committee : University Level (Member) • University IT Advisory Committee: University Level (Member) • University Novel, Online, & Blending Learning Exploring Committee: University Level (Member) • Accreditation & Assessment Committee: College Level (Member) • Graduate Program Studies Committee: College Level (Member) • College Council: College Level (Member) • Library Committee: College Level (Chair) • Accreditation, Curriculum & Assessment : Department Level (Member) • Recruitment Committee: Department Level (Member) • Program Promotion & Marketing Committee: Department Level (Member)
Project Title: An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of ERP Systems on Organizational Performance: Insights from the UAE (AED10,000, funded by the University of Sharjah, 2018-2020)
1. Nour, Mohamed A. (2014), “An Empirical Study of the Effect of Internet Services on the Preferential Adoption of Mobile Internet”, International Journal of E-Business Research, (IJEBR), Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 53-73. 2. Halbouni, Sawsan S. & Nour, Mohamed A.(2014) “An empirical study of the drivers of management accounting innovation: a UAE perspective”, International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting (IJMFA), Vol. 6/No. 1, pp.60-86. 3. Halbouni, Sawsan S. & Nour, Mohamed A.(2013) “An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Globalization and Information Technology on the Role of the Management Accountant: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates”, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation (IJAAPE), Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 286-306. 4. Nour, Mohamed A. and Mouakhet, Samar (2013). A Classification Framework of Critical Success Factors for ERP Systems Implementation: A Multi-stakeholder Perspective. In M. Tavana (Ed.), Competition, Strategy, and Modern Enterprise Information Systems (pp. 98-113). IGI Global. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey PA, USA. 5. Rifaat, Nadia; Ben Ali, Oualid; Al Sabhan, Waleed M.; Nour, Mohammed (2012), “Effective Learning Outcomes Assessment: The Case of the MIS Department at the UoS “, Journal of Education and Vocational Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 58-70. 6. Nour, Mohamed A. (2012), “An Integrative Framework for Customer Relationship Management: Towards a Systems View”, International Journal of Business Information Systems, Vol. 9, No.1, pp.26-50. 7. Halbuni, Sawsan and Nour, Mohamed (2012), “An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Information Technology on the Decision Support Role of Management Accountants: A UAE Perspective”, Proceedings of the 9th Annual World Congress of the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA), Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, UAE, March 19-21, 2012, Vol. 9/No.1 8. Nour, Mohamed A. and Mouakhet, Samar (2011), “A Classification Framework of Critical Success Factors for ERP Systems Implementation: A Multi-stakeholder Perspective”, International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems, Vol. 7, No. 1, January-March, pp.56-70.
1. “Business Process Re-engineering of the Customer Complaints System at Etisalat,” by Mona Abdalla Matar Al Suwaidi, EMBA thesis, the University of Sharjah, UAE, 2006 (second-supervisor). 2. Knowledge Management Practices and Organizational Performance: an Exploratory Study in the United Arab Emirates, by Behdja M. Boumarafi, EMBA thesis, the University of Sharjah, UAE, 2006 (second supervisor) 3. “Supervisor Personality & Performance Ratings at Al-Wathba Company for Central Services”, by Khaleel Juma Al-Hosani, EMBA thesis, University of Sharjah, UAE, 2007 (second supervisor).
Islamic Bank of Sharjah best paper award, Spring 2009, UAE
Consulting Services: 1. Review and assessment of a Residential (Housing) Database System for the Ministry of Public Works (Dubai) with recommendations for improvements (July 2006). 2. Technology consultant, Sokoline, Inc., Evergreen Place, Suite 240, 1100, North University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72207-6358, USA (2001-2003) • Manuscript Reviews (selected): 1. The Future of Currencies in the Islamic World: The Islamic Crypto-Dinar, for The 15th International Conference of the College of Sharia & Islamic Studies at the University of Sharjah – Virtual Currencies Under Evaluation, April 16-17, 2019. 2. Effect of Encrypted Virtual Digital Coins on Financial Transactions (Bitcoin as a Model Currency) During the Period 2009-2018, for The 15th International Conference of the College of Sharia & Islamic Studies at the University of Sharjah – Virtual Currencies Under Evaluation, April 16-17, 2019. 3. The Impact of the Blockchain Technology on the Financial Intermediation, for The 15th International Conference of the College of Sharia & Islamic Studies at the University of Sharjah – Virtual Currencies Under Evaluation, April 16-17, 2019. 4. New Business Model for Sustainable Tourism Using the Blockchain Technology, for The 1st International Conference of the University of Sharjah Branches - Tourism is Sustainable Development, April 24-25, 2018, University of Sharjah. 5. E-government and organizational Transformation of Government: Black Box Revisited? Government Information Quarterly, November, 2012. 6. Factors Determining Jordanian Customers’ Attitude Towards E-Government”, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, March, 2012. 7. “Examining Trust in Mobile Banking: A Conceptual Model”, 18th IBIMA Conference on Innovation and Sustainable Economic Competitive Advantage, Istanbul, Turkey, May 9-10, 2012. 8. Sectoral Analysis of National Information Technology Policy Implementation in Nigeria”, for Government Information Quarterly, November, 2011.
Teaching and learning are life long endeavors. We should continually strive to learn, and pass on what we learn to others. We should strive to strike a balance between teaching theoretical/conceptual foundations and practical skills that are of “how-to” or “hands-on” nature. Conceptual foundations are essential not only in providing the necessary framework or context for the proper understanding of the practical skills, but also for fostering and stimulating innovation and creativity on the part of the individual. The foundations also help to provide a degree of integration between the different disciplinary areas in business. Accordingly, too much emphasis on hands-on skills leaves graduates with a “hollow” understanding of their profession, a tendency to focus on details, and a substantial lack of creative imagination. Teaching, I believe, is primarily a collaborative process, where close interaction between the students and their instructor is essential and rewarding for both. I believe that a teacher should exhibit a level of enthusiasm and interest in his/her field to motivate and inspire students to want to learn more of the field. Students need to be motivated and stimulated to stay alert, focused, and interested. I also strongly believe that in-class interaction should mean appropriate student participation for exchanging ideas, perspectives, and viewpoints. For example, I always engage students in the class discussions and analyses, by probing and asking them questions, and encouraging them to ask questions and think about alternative answers and solutions. I also find that using concrete examples is especially helpful in understanding abstract concepts and complex relationships. Another important element in quality teaching has a human dimension: students need to be treated with respect, and need to be shown that we do care and want to help them, not just to test them. The perception that the teacher really cares and is concerned for their learning, understanding, and their future—gives students the added incentive and determination to reach their own goals. Finally, it is my belief that teaching and research are really inseparable--because each reinforces and strengthens the other. In fact, research is itself a learning process that enables the individual to learn new frontiers, intellectually grow, and thus increase his or her teaching potential. I therefore believe in an appropriate balance between research and teaching
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