Ahmad Ghandour, Ph.D

Director, MBA Program

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133563



Ph.D. Information Science, University of Otago, New Zealand

Master of Management Information Systems, Amman Arab University, Jordan

BSc of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bath, UK

Research Interests

Business value of websites (eCommerce Websites), Social Commerce (Social Medial for eCommerce), Management Information Systems, Social Media Marketing, Business continuity and Risk Management

Selected Publications

  • Ghandour, N and Ghandour, A. (2019). “The Experience of three different user groups using personally controlled health record for multidisciplinary care team”, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 23 (2019), 1-33.
  • Nuseir, M.T. and Ghandour, A. (2019). “Ethical issues in modern business management”. International Journal of Procurement Management, forthcoming (DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2019.10018652)
  • Ghandour, A. (2019). ‘Crafting a web-unique value proposition using the concept analysis technique’, Global Business and Economics Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 14-25.
  • Ghandour, A. (2018). ‘FAHP-based to-do-list for eCommerce websites the case of SMEs in Abu Dhabi’, Int. J. Economics and Business Research, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp.52–71.
  • Ghandour, A. (2017). “Online Value Proposition: Concept Analysis”, in the proceedings of the 30th Business & Economics Society International (B&ESI), Abu Dhabi, UAE 8-11 January. 2017. (Also discussant and a session chair)
  • Ghandour, A. (2016). “Identifying Factors That Influence The Behavioural Intention To Use A New Mobile Payment System In Abu Dhabi”, in the proceedings of the IJAS International Conference for Academic Discipline, Al Ain, UAE 1-4 Feb. 2016. (I have also chaired a session)
  • Ghandour, A., (2015). "Website Value Model for SMEs," International Journal of electronic Commerce Studies (IJECS). Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 203-222. http://academic-pub.org/ojs/index.php/ijecs/article/view/1403
  • Ghandour, A. (2015). “An Exploratory study of the usage level of E-Commerce among Small and Medium Enterprises in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates”, Global Business & Economics Anthology (GBEA), March 2015, Volume I,  pp. 151 - 159, ISSN: 1553-1392  http://www.besiweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/GBEA1511.pdf
  • Ghandour, A., (2015). "Big Data Driven E-Commerce architecture,” International Journal of Economics, Commerce & Management (IJECM). Vol. III, No 5. Pages 940 – 947. ISSN 2348-0386 http://ijecm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/3560.pdf
  • Ghandour, A. (2015). “An analysis of Factors Affecting Growth and Barriers of E-Commerce in UAE”, in the proceedings of the International conference on Intelligent Systems, Control and Manufacturing Technology (ICICMT’2015), Abu Dhabi, UAE 16-17 March. 2015. http://iieng.org/siteadmin/upload/3123E0315531.pdf
  • Ghandour, A. (2015). “An Exploratory study of the usage level of E-Commerce among Small and Medium Enterprises in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates”, in the proceedings of the 26th Business & Economics Society International (B&ESI), Al Ain, UAE 1-4 March. 2015.
  • Ghandour, A., Benwell, G. L., and Deans, K. R. (2013), “eCommerce website Metrics,", in the International Journal of Academic Conference Proceedings (IJACP), presented at the International Conference on Business Management & Information Systems, Institute of Management Technology, Dubai (ICBMIS2013), http://journal.ijacp.org/ISSN: 2164-263X.

This paper has been adjudged as the best paper, II, presented at the International Conference on Business Management and Information Systems (ICBMIS2013), Dubai.

  • Ghandour, A., Deans K R and Benwell, G. (2013), “An ‘elevator pitch’ value proposition for eCommerce websites of SMEs”, in the proceedings of the International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (e-CASE & e-Tech 2013), Kitakyushu, Japan 3 - 5 April 2013.http://www.e-case.org/2013/   ISSN 2074-5710.

Teaching Courses

Principles of MIS (U), Management Information Systems (G), E-Business (U), Project Management (U), Business System and Applications. Knowledge Management


  • The Institute of IT Professionals / New Zealand
  • NZ Society for Risk Management
  • Jordan Engineers Association
  • Association for Information Systems