Abdullah Ismail 4497

Abdullah Ismail

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Dr. Abdullah Ismail is an Assistant Professor of Management. He has been appointed as the Director of Innovation Center Ajman (ICA) in Ajman University. He has completed his graduation in Telecommunications Management from Technical university of Denmark (DTU). He has also acquired MBA degree with the specialization in Innovation, Knowledge & Entrepreneurial Dynamics from Aalborg University (AAU) Denmark. He has received his Ph.D. degree in Innovation Management from DTU in 2011. For the last 6 years, he is serving as assistant professor & management consultant in several renowned universities & consultancies located in Denmark, KSA, Brunei and the UAE. Moreover, he has been appointed in the UAE’s Council that aims at increasing the Country’s ranking in Global Innovation Index (GII).  

• Director – Innovation Center Ajman (ICA), AU., UAE. 09/2016-Onwards
• Assist. Professor, CBA (Management) Ajman University 02/2016-Onwards
• Visiting Faculty, UTB School of Business, Brunei. 09/2015-12/2015
• Assist. Professor, CBA (Management), Ajman University 09/2012-08/2015
• Assistant Professor, CBA, King Saud Univ. (KSU), KSA. 09/2011-08/2012
• Management Consultant at DAMVAD (Copenhagen/Oslo) 03/2011-08/2012
• Visiting Faculty – Technology Management, IIUI, Pakistan 09/2009-01/2010
• Assistant Professor – Dept. of Informatics, DTU, Denmark 08/2008-07/2009
• Researcher - Management Engineering, DTU, Denmark 09/2006-09/2010
• Research Assist. - Innovation Management Inst. Finland 07/2002-08/2002

• Innovation Management
• Diffusion of Innovation
• Establishing Business Incubation and Innovation Centers
• The Driving Role for Universities at Innovation Frontier
• Innovative Approaches in Teaching and Learning
• The Critical Role of Networks in Innovation and Entrepreneruship
• Change Management
• Entrepreneurship and Techno-preneurship
• New Product Development
• Organizational Development
• Turnaround Leadership and High-Performance Team Development

• Ismail, A. and Cashin, A. (2017), “The parental perspective over the use of iPads in primary and middle years of schooling – Issues for pedagogical and policy debates”, International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies. Accepted to be published in February 2017.
• Ismail, A. (2016), “The effective adoption of ICT-enabled services in educational institutions – Key issues and policy implications”, Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 717-728.
• Ismail, A. (2015), “The entrepreneurial attitude and intentions of newly enrolled university students – issues and policy implications”, Journal of Research in Business, Economics and Management, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 426-436.
• Ismail, A. (2015), “A review of theoretical approaches on diffusion analysis: Discussing issues involved in the adoption of ICT services in a complex socio-economic context” – Australian Journal of Sustainable Business and Society, Vol. 1(1), pp. 97-108.