Mohammad Ahmad Al Omari, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024803

mohammad.alomari@aau.ac.ae

Education

Ph.D in Human Resource Management from University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Master's in Human Resource Management from University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia

High Diploma in Management Information System from Amman Arab University, Jordan

Bsc. in Mathmatics from Hashimate University, Jordan

Research Interests

Human Resource Management, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Innovation, Employee Engagement

Selected Publications

  • Rabbi, F., Bature, Samson. Waibe., Al-Omari, Mohammad. Ahmad., Jermsittiparsert, Kittisak. (2019). The Mediating Effect of University Role in Determining the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation, Entrepreneurial Perception and New Venture Creation: A Thai Case Study. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, 6(10), 278-298.
  • Al-Omari, Mohammad. A., Choo, Ling. Suan., Ali, Mahmood. A. M. (2019). Innovative Work Behavior: A Review of Literature. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 23(2), 39-47.
  • Al-Rdaydeh, M., Mansour, A., Al-Omari, M. (2018). Moderating Effect of Competitive Strategies on the Relation between Financial Leverage and Firm Performance: Evidence from Jordan. Business and Economic Horizons, 14(3), 626-641.
  • Al-Omari, M. (2017). What Drive Innovative Work Behavior among Engineers? The Role of Transformational Leadership. European Journal of Business and Management, 9(19), 127-135.
  • Al-Omari, M. (2017). Engineers Innovative Work Behavior: The Role of Emotional Intelligence. European Journal of Business and Management, 9(21), 8-18.
  • Choo, L. S., Mat, N., & Al‐Omari, M. (2013). Organizational Practices and Employee Engagement: A Case of Malaysia Electronics Manufacturing Firms. Business Strategy Series, 14(1), 3-10.
  • Al‐Omari, M. A., Johari, H., & Choo, L.S. (2012). Workplace Violence: A Case in Malaysian Higher Education Institute. Business Strategy Series, 13(6), 274-283.
  • Al-Omari, M. A. M., & Hung, D. K. M. (2012). Transformational leadership and organizational innovation: The Moderating Effect of Emotional Intelligence. International Business Management, 6(3), 308-316.

Teaching Courses

Strategic Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Leadership for Managers, International Business Management, Small Business Management, Organizational Change

 

Article

The Mediating Effect of University Role in Determining the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Orientation, Entrepreneurial Perception and New Venture Creation: A Thai Case Study

Published in: International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change

May 16, 2019

Fazle Rabbi Samson Waibe Bature Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Omari Kittisak Jermsittiparsert

The prime objective of the current study is to examine the mediating effect of university role in determining the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, entrepreneurial perception and new venture creation among university students in Thailand. It is challenging to merge studies with business engagements, especially for full time students due to the tied learning activities. However, some students allocate time for entrepreneurial involvements based on their timetable. Time utilization for an entrepreneur is very crucial, that is why many scholars view time as a currency needs to be wisely utilized. The notion behind this assumption is to inculcate students’ entrepreneurial mindset from the outset, so that after graduation they will at least have acquired basic business venture skills. The present study aims to explain the relationship between independent mediating and dependent variables. Thus, this paper employed PLS-SEM due to its’ flexibility, lower sample size requirement, and handling of multiple regressions. Furthermore, PLS-SEM consists of formative and reflective constructs. This study has focused on the relationship between entrepreneurial business venture creation and various variables that might influence it. This study has explained in detail the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation, entrepreneurship perception, university role, and new venture creation.


Article

Innovative Work Behavior: A Review of Literature

Published in: International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Mar 30, 2019

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Omari Dr. Choo Ling Suan Dr. Mahmood Asad Moh’d Ali

Innovation has been recognized as one of the main strategies for organizations to remain competitive in today’s competitive economy. Employees’ innovative work behavior is the primary driver for organizational-wide innovation. Innovative work behavior is the production of usable products, processes, or services originating from identifying problems to generating ideas. From the review of existing studies, this paper defines the concept of innovative work behavior, explaining why these behaviors are so important for organizations and discusses the determinants of innovative work behavior.


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Moderating Effect of Competitive Strategies on the Relation between Financial Leverage and Firm Performance: Evidence from Jordan.

Published in: Business and Economic Horizons

Dec 07, 2018

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Omari

This study examined the moderating role of competitive strategy in the relationship between financial leverage and performance of firms based on a sample of industrial firms in Jordan between 2007 and 2016. The interaction between competitive strategy and financial leverage was revealed to influence the effects of financial leverage towards the performance of firms in terms of return on assets (accounting-based measure) and market-to-book ratio (market-based measure). Conclusively, obtained results are in line with the notion that firms that employ cost leadership strategy experience tax advantages and increased efficiency through debt financing and/or debt covenants. This study extends the overall understanding on the effects of financial leverage towards performance of firms and how this relationship is moderated by competitive strategy among firms in an emerging market such as Jordan


Conference Paper

INNOVATIVE WORK BEHAVIOR: A REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Published in: The 3rd International Conference on Business Management 2018

Oct 04, 2018

Innovation is recognized as one of the main attributes for organizations to remain competitive and successful in today’s global economy. The innovative work behavior of employees is the primary capital and driver for organizational-wide innovation. Innovative work behavior is described as the production of usable products, processes, or services originating from identifying problems and from generating ideas. From the review of existing studies, this paper defines the concept of innovative work behavior, explaining why these behaviors are so important for organizations and discusses the determinants of innovative work behavior.


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Engineers Innovative Work Behavior: The Role of Emotional Intelligence

Published in: European Journal of Business and Management

Sep 12, 2017

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Omari

This paper intends to examine the relationship between Emotional Intelligence, and Innovative Work Behavior among telecommunication engineers in Jordan telecommunication Industry. Its purpose is to study the effect of Emotional Intelligence of the engineers on their Innovative Work Behavior. A total of 218 questionnaires were collected from telecommunication engineers working in telecommunication organizations in Jordan. The data were analyzed using Partial Least Squares (PLS). Findings of this study found that Emotional Intelligence has a positive and significant relationship with Innovative Work Behavior. These findings provide an understanding about the Emotional Intelligence of the engineers and its effect on Innovative Work Behavior. To improve the Innovative Work Behavior among engineers, telecommunication organizations should focus on the Emotional Intelligence of the engineers to promote their Innovative Work Behavior.


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What Drive Innovative Work Behavior among Engineers? The Role of Transformational Leadership.

Published in: European Journal of Business and Management

Aug 22, 2017

This paper intends to examine the relationships between Transformational Leadership, and Innovative Work Behavior among telecommunication engineers in Jordan telecommunication Industry. Its purpose is to study the effect of Transformational Leadership on engineers Innovative Work Behavior. A total of 218 questionnaires were collected from telecommunication engineers working in telecommunications organizations in Jordan. The data were analyzed using Partial Least Squares (PLS). Findings of this study found that Transformational Leadership has a positive and significant relationship with Innovative Work Behavior. These findings provide a better understanding of the Transformational Leadership style in the attainment of telecommunication engineers’ Innovative Work Behavior.


Article

Organizational Practices and Employee Engagement: A Case of Malaysia Electronics Manufacturing Firms

Published in: Business Strategy Series

Feb 06, 2013

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Omari

The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of organizational practices on employee engagement based on 97 sample respondents from a multinational electronics firm that is based in Malaysia.


Article

Transformational Leadership and Organizational Innovation: The Moderating Effect of Emotional Intelligence.

Published in: International Business Management

Sep 13, 2012

Transformational leadership has become the most affecting factor that influences organizational innovation since the last becomes the critical surviving elements in today business. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to discuss the relationship between transformational leadership and organizational innovation and to present a proposed model of organizational innovation by viewing transformational leadership as having a direct effect on organizational innovation


Article

Workplace Violence: A Case in Malaysian Higher Education Institute

Published in: Business Strategy Series

Jun 13, 2012

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad Al-Omari

The objective of this study is to examine the factors that contribute to workplace violence in one of the higher education institutes that is based in Malaysia.