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Gitex Conference 2008 speaker: Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub

Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub is the director of research at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), in the United Arab Emirates. Before joining the DIFC, she was a professor in the School of Business and Management at the American University in Sharjah, UAE. Zeinab served as the Associate Dean of the School of Business and Management, the Director of Marketing, Management and MIS, and the Chair of MIS.  Before coming to AUS, Zeinab was a professor of Business Administration at Catholic University in Washington, DC (1989-2001). Zeinab Also served on the Faculty of the School of Business at George Washington University for four years (1986-1989). She has a BBA in Marketing and Research from the College of Business (Beirut, Lebanon, 1979), an MA in Quantitative Management and Economics from Catholic University of America (Washington, DC, 1982) and a PhD with Information Decision Systems &  and International Finance from the George Washington University (Washington, DC, 1987). Zeinab completed three summers (summer 1996; summer 1997; and summer 2000) of professional, post-doctoral programs at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a visiting scholar at INSEAD (2006).


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.

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