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Prof.Rachid Zeffane Professor Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Management (Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management)

Research Interests:

  • Trust and Change Management, Gender and Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Change, Strategy and Change Management

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PhD (Mgt & Org Behavior) (Cardiff Business School, the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK) - MSc (Mgt) (Cardiff Business School, the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK) BSc Econ (the University of Algiers)
Academic Positions • 2016-current: Professor of Management (OB & HRM), Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, UAE. • 2006-2016: Associate Professor in Management (Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management), Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, UAE. • 2004-2005: Associate Professor in Management at the Bowater School of Management & Marketing, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. • 1990-2004: Senior Lecturer, Department of Management, the University of Newcastle, Australia • 1986- 1989: Lecturer (Equivalent to Assistant Professor), Faculty of Business, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, Administrative Positions at UoS • 2014-2017: Chairman (Head of Department), Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, UAE. . (3 consecutive academic years) • 2007-2010: Chairman (Head of Department), Department of Management, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, UAE. (3 consecutive academic years)
- Held several administrative positions in the areas of Research and Curriculum development in all of the Academic Institutions where I worked previously, both in Australia and overseas. Most recent governance/administrative involvements at the University of Sharjah (UAE) were : - Chairman (Head of Department), with academic and administrative responsibility for two degree programs and over fifteen faculty/staff. (3 years : 2007-2009) - Acting Dean (College of Business Administration) _ Summer (2007 – 2008). - Member of University Ad Hoc Recruitment Committee for Senior University Administrative Positions – 2006 to 2009. (University Level) - Member of University Award and Prizes Committee (University Level) - Member of Research Committee (College and University level) - Member of College Council (College level) - Member of Advisory Committee of the University of Sharjah Executive MBA (College Level) - Member of College Curriculum Committee (College level) - Chair Recruitment Committee (Departmental Level) - Chair Accreditation Committee (Departmental level) Professional Training/Consultancy activities at the University of Sharjah (UAE) - Managing for Performance. Training Program run for Hamriyah Free Zone Managers (20 Participants) through the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sharjah, UAE (Intensive 5-day program. 20th -24th February 2011). - Leadership in drafting proposal for developing Job Analysis/Description program for Sharjah Transport through Centre for Continuing Education, UoS. UAE (October, 2010)
1. Editorial Board member: the International Journal of Human Resource Management (Cardiff Business School, UK) (“A” Class Journal) http://www.gbhap.com/journals/journal.asp?issn=0958-5192&linktype=5 2. Member of the Editorial Team : Human Resource Management Journal, (“A” Class Journal) http://www.wiley.com/bw/editors.asp?ref=0954-5395&site=1 3. Editorial Board member of Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/aef/publications/journal.php> (2005- 2009) 4. Editorial Board member of the University of Sharjah Journal of Science and Humanities (Previous Journal of Pure & Applied Science) (www.sharjah.ac.ae/uosj) (2006 - 2009) 5. Journal Referee/reviewer several international academic journals, including other Journals such as, The Tavistock Journal of Human Relation, the Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Employee Relations, Journal of Management Development
Project: Trust and Risk Taking: A study of their effects on women likelihood of engagement in entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates - Funded Research Project through UoS Competitive Grant Scheme (2013)
Research Publications (Selected – Since 2000)- Refereed Conference Papers not included 2019 1. Abukhait, R; S Bani-Melhem & R Zeffane (2018), “Empowerment, Knowledge Sharing and Innovative Behaviors: Exploring Gender Differences”, International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 23, No.1, Scopus, https://doi.org/10.1142/S1363919619500063 2018 2. Zeffane, Rachid (2018) "Do Age, Work Experience and Gender affect Individuals’ Propensity to Trust others? An Exploratory Study in the United Arab Emirates", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 38, No. 3/4, pp. 210-223 Scopus 3. Zeffane, R & S Bani Melhem, (2018) “Do Feelings of Trust/Distrust affect Employees’ Turnover Intentions? An Exploratory Study in the United Arab Emirates”, Middle East Journal of Management, Vol. 6, No.3, (Forthcoming), 4. Zeffane, Rachid (2018) “Gender, Individualism-Collectivism and Individual’s Propensity to Trust: A Comparative Exploratory Study”, Journal of Management and Organization, Vol. 24, No.4, 1-15 ,doi:10.1017/jmo2017.57, Scopus, 5. Bani Melhem, S, Zeffane, R and Al Baity, M (2018) “Determinants of Employee Innovative Behavior”., International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol.30, No.3, pp 1127-1136 No.3, Doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-02-2017-0079, Scopus, 6. Zeffane, Rachid; Shaker Bani Melhem, and Priya Baguant (2018) the Impact of Job Satisfaction, Trust, Gender and Supervisor Support on Perceived Organizational Performance: An Exploratory Study in the UAE Service Sector, International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol.14,No.3, pp 339-359 Scopus 2017 7. Zeffane, Rachid, and Shaker Bani Melhem (2017) Trust, Job Satisfaction, Perceived Organizational Performance and Turnover Intention: A Public-Private Sector Comparison in the United Arab Emirates, Employee Relations, Vol.39, No.7, pp 1148-1167, Scopus 2016 8. Zeffane, Rachid, M. (with Jack Maxwell Wood, Michele Fromholtz, Retha Wiesner with Jack Maxwell Wood, Michele Fromholtz, Retha Wiesner, Rachel Morrison and Pi-Shen Seet). (2016) Organisational Behaviour: Core Concepts and Applications, 4th Australasian Edition, Brisbane: Wiley Publishers, ISBN 9781118389478 2015 9. Zeffane, Rachid (2015) Gender, Trust and Risk-Taking: A Literature Review and Proposed Research Model, Journal of Enterprising Communities, Vol. 9, N0.3, pp 221-232, Scopus 10. Zeffane, Rachid (2015) Trust, Personality, Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship: Exploring Gender differences among Nascent and Actual Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates, World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol.11, No.3, pp 191-209 2014 11. Zeffane, Rachid (2014) Does Collectivism necessarily negate the spirit of Entrepreneurship? International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research (Emerald), Vol. 21, No 3, pp 278-296 2013 12. Zeffane, Rachid M (2013) Need for Achievement and Entrepreneurial Potential: A Study of Young Adults in the UAE,. Journal of Enterprising Culture, Vol. 21, No 1, pp 75-105 13. Zeffane, Rachid M (2013) Gender and Youth Entrepreneurial Potential: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp 60-72. 14. Zeffane, Rachid, M. (with Jack Maxwell Wood, Michele Fromholtz, Retha Wiesner with Jack Maxwell Wood, Michele Fromholtz, Retha Wiesner, Rachel Morrison and Pi-Shen Seet). (2013) Organisational Behaviour: Core Concepts and Applications, 3rd Australasian Edition, Brisbane: Wiley Publishers, ISBN 9781118389478 2012 15. Zeffane M Rachid (2012), Does employee satisfaction with communication affect trust? A longitudinal exploratory study, International Journal of Business Performance Management, Vol. 13, N0 1, pp 60-74 16. Zeffane, Rachid M. & Hana Ameen Al Zarooni (2012), Empowerment, Trust and Commitment: The Central Moderating Role of Work-Unit Centrality. International Journal of Management, Vol. 29, No 1, pp 332-351 17. Zeffane, Rachid M & Linzi Kemp (2012), Emiratization: Challenges of Strategic & Radical Change in the Univted Arab Emirates. in Tony Dundon & Adrian Wilkinson (Editors). Case Studies in People Management, Strategy and Innovation. Tilde University Press, Australia. (ISBN 978-0-7346-0) 2011 18. Zeffane M Rachid; Syed A Tipu & James C Ryan (2011) Communication, Commitment & Trust: Exploring the Triad. International Journal of Business and Management , Vol. 6, No 6, pp 77-87 19. Zeffane M Rachid (with James C Ryan & Syed A Tipu), (2011), Need for Achievement and Entrepreneurial Potential: A Study of Young Adults in the UAE, Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues , Vol. 4, No 3, pp 153-166 20. Zeffane M Rachid (with Syed A Tipu & James C Ryan), (2011), Students’ Entrepreneurial Readiness in the United Arab Emirates : An Empirical Inquiry of related Factors, the International Journal of Business and Globalization , Vol.6, No 3/4, 383-398. 2010 21. Zeffane, Rachid M. (2010), Towards a two-Factor Theory of Interpersonal Trust: A Focus on Trust in Leadership. International Journal of Commerce and Management. Vol. 20, N0 3, 213- 224 22. Zeffane, Rachid, M., (2010) (with Jack Wood, Wiesner and Creed) Organizational Behavior; Core Concepts and Applications, 2nd Australasian Edition Brisbane: Wiley Publishers, ISBN 0-470-81856-5 2009 23. Zeffane, Rachid M. (2009), Pride and Commitment in organizations : Exploring the Impact of Satisfaction and Trust Climate, Management & Organizations: Systematic Research, Vol. 51, 163-174 2008 24. Zeffane, Rachid M. & Hana Ameen Al Zarooni (2008), The Influence of Empowerment, Commitment, Job Satisfaction and Trust on Managers Performance, International Journal of Business Excellence. Vol. 1, N0 1 / 2 , 193-209 25. Zeffane, Rachid M. Mohamed Ibrahim & Rashid El Mehairi (2008), Exploring the differential impact of job satisfaction on employee attendance and conduct: The case of a utility company in the United Arab Emirates. Employee Relations, Vol. 30, No. 3, 237-250 2006 26. Zeffane, Rachid M. & Dominic McLoughlin (2006) Cooperation and stress: Exploring the differential impact of job satisfaction communication and culture, Management Research News (Emerald Journal), Volume 29, No 9, 618-631 27. Zeffane, Rachid M. (2006) Factors Affecting Preferred Sources of Information: Exploring the Impact of Trust, Job satisfaction and Communication Effectiveness, Journal of Contemporary Management Issues, Vol. 11, No. 2, 77-93. 28. Zeffane, Rachid, M., (2006) (with Jack Wood et al), Organizational Behavior: Core Concept and Applications, 1st Australasian Edition, Brisbane : Wiley Publishers, ISBN 0-470-80951-9 2004 29. Zeffane, Rachid, M., (2004) (with Jack Wood et al) (3rd Edition), Organizational Behavior; A Global Perspective, Brisbane: Wiley 2003 30. Zeffane, Rachid M., & Julia Connell (2003), Trust and HRM in the New Millennium, International Journal of Human Resource Management Vol. 14 No. 1, 3-21 31. Zeffane, Rachid M., & David E. Morgan, (2003), Employee involvement, organizational change and trust in management. International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 14 No. 1, 55-75 32. Zeffane, Rachid M (with Morgan, David E) (2003) Individualism in Organizations: Does Employment Contract Innovation Make a Difference? Employee Relations, Vol. 25, No..6 536 –557. 2001 33. Zeffane, Rachid, M., (2001) (with Jack Wood, Joseph Wallace (2nd Edition), Organizational Behavior; A Global Perspective, Brisbane: Wiley 34. Zeffane, Rachid M & David E. Morgan, (2001), The Implications of Change Strategies on Organizational Trust: Evidence from Australia, in Taillieu, T., (Ed), Organizational Partnerships and Cooperative Strategies, Leuven, Garant. 2000 35. Zeffane, Rachid, M., & David E. Morgan (2000). Benchmarking for Best Practice or Cultural Practice. Journal of Business and Society. Vol. 13, No 1/2, .29-56.
University of Sharjah Annual Incentive Award for Research (Awarded in April, 2018) Received Asia Award for Best Professor from World Education Congress (2012)
Member of the Editorial Board: the International Journal of Human Resource Management (“A” Class Journal) http://www.gbhap.com/journals/journal.asp?issn=0958-5192&linktype=5 Member of the Editorial Team : Human Resource Management Journal, (“A” Class Journal) http://www.wiley.com/bw/editors.asp?ref=0954-5395&site=1
Interactive Teaching - Strong belief and use of in-class groups and team-based learning Extensive use of case-based teaching and experiential exercises
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