Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub is the director of research at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), in the
Zeinab is the author of more than 50 published articles, monographs, and reviews. She is also the author of five published books Technology and Developing Economies (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1990), Information Technology and Managerial Control (Praeger Publishers, New York, 1992), Organizational Downsizing, Discrimination, and Corporate Social Responsibility (Quorum Publishers, New York, 1999), Trust and Loyalty in Electronic Commerce: An Agency Theory Perspective (Quorum, New York, 2002), and The Diffusion of Electronic Commerce in Developing Economies, (Edward Elgar Publication, November 2006). Zeinab is also the regional editor of Management Decision Journal.
Zeinab is twice recipient of the prestigious Emerald/MCB University Press International Excellence Research Award for her groundbreaking research (1995, 2002). She also received the AUS Excellence in Service Award in 2001. Zeinab was elected and served as the Founding President of the AUS Faculty Senate (2000-2001). In 2003, Zeinab Received the Best Researcher Award from The American University of Sharjah; and more recently she was nominated and received the 2007 Emirates Business Women Award for innovation.