Salim Al Jundi, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024818

salim.aljundi@aau.ac.ae

Education

Ph.D. Economics (1995), University of Basrah, IRAQ

M.Sc. Economics (1984), University of Basrah, IRAQ

B.Sc. Economics (1981), University of Basrah, IRAQ

Research Interests

Salem Al-Jundi has been an assistant professor of economics at the College of Business, Al Ain University, UAE, since 2008. He teaches courses in areas such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and economic development. His research interests focus on macroeconomic problems in developing countries. He has published several peer-refereed journal articles on private sector efficiency, capital accumulation, economic diversification, consumption function, and determinants of investment and inflation.

Selected Publications

  •  Al-jundi, S. A., Shuhaiber, A., El-Emara, S., & Augustine, R. (2019). Why is Administrative Corruption Pervasive? A Mediation Approach. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, 14(1), 178–194. https://doi.org/10.14505/jaes.v14.1(63).17
  • Al-Jundi, S. A., Shuhaiber, A., & Al-Emara, S. S. (2019). The effect of culture and organisational culture on administrative corruption. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 18(4), 436–451. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEBR.2019.103096
  •  Al-Jundi, S. A., & Guellil, M. S. (2018). Causality between economic growth and investment in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 15(4), 524–540. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEBR.2018.092141
  •  Al-Jundi, S., Abousamak, A., & Ahmed, R. (2017). Feasibility study of a private school in the United Arab Emirates. Global Business & Economics Anthology, 1, 205-216.
  • Al-Jundi, S., & Ahmed, R. (2016). Risk Management Model for Al-Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE. Journal of Teaching and Education, 5(1), 67-80. 
  • Al-Jundi, S., & Ahmed, R. (2015). Household Consumption Pattern in Al-Ain, UAE. Global Business & Economics Anthology, 1, 80-91.
  • Al-Jundi, S., & Hijazi, R. (2013). Determinants of Private Investment in United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 1(2), 1-13.
  • Al-Jundi, S. (2012). Economic Diversification in the United Arab Emirates. Economic Horizons, 33(122), 9-37.
  • Al-Jundi, S. (2012). Inflation in United Arab Emirates. Economic Horizons, 33(121), 9-36.

Teaching Courses

Principles of Economics (U), Microeconomics (U), Macroeconomics (U), Marketing (U), Feasibility Studies (U), Managerial Economics (U), Management of Small Business (U), Economic Development of GCC (U), Mathematics for Business (U).

Memberships

The Teachers Union, Baghdad, 1987

Iraqi Economists Association, Baghdad. 1986

 

Article

The Effect of Culture and Organizational Culture on Administrative Corruption

Published in: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Forthcoming articles

Oct 07, 2019

/ Salem Al Jundi Ahmed Shuhaiber Shaban Al-Emara

There is extensive literature on corruption, such as political and corporate corruption, some of which examines factors influencing administrative corruption. However, to the best of our knowledge, the multivariate influences of culture and organizational culture on administrative corruption have not been tested using an integrative approach. This paper attempts to fill the gap by building and testing a comprehensive model. We test a sample of 677 responses that reflect the prospective view of the public in Basra, Iraq, using the partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) approach. Our study finds that corrupt culture and weak organizational culture have direct effects on administrative corruption, while corrupt culture leads to weak organizational culture. The latter mediates the impact of corrupt culture on administrative corruption. The higher level of social class, the lower the impact of corrupt culture on administrative corruption.


Article

Why is Administrative Corruption Pervasive? A Mediation Approach

Published in: Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, 2019, Vol. 14, No. 1

Apr 17, 2019

/ Salem Al Jundi Ahmed Shuhaiber Shaban Al-Emara Reshmi Augustine

Despite the existence of valuable literature on political and corporate corruption, there have been only a limited number of papers examining the determinants of administrative corruption. A thorough search of the relevant literature shows there has been no examination of the multivariate impact of corrupt culture, the weakness of organizational culture, the political instability, and the institutional weakness on administrative corruption, and the interplay among these constructs has yet to be studied. By testing a sample of 677 responses that reflect the perspective of the general public in Basra, Iraq, this current study attempts to fill these gaps by proposing and testing a model using the partial least squares structural equation modeling method. Overall, weak organizational culture mediates the effect of corrupt culture on corruption; institutional weakness mediates the effect of political instability on corruption; and institutional weakness mediates the effect of weak organizational culture on corruption. Finally, through theoretical contributions, managerial implications, limitations, and recommendations for further research, this study brings presents insights on how weak organizational culture and institutional weakness mediate the effect of corrupt culture on corruption.


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Causality between economic growth and investment in the United Arab Emirates

Published in: International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2018, Vol 15, No 4

May 08, 2018

/ Salem Al Jundi Mohammed Seghir Guellil

The study aims to work out the exact pattern of causality between economic growth rate and each of investment categories in the United Arab Emirates. Causality is examined by numerous researchers. However, few have studied the relationship between growth and investment at macroeconomic level. To the best of my knowledge no one investigates this topic in the UAE. We demonstrate long-term effects of the investment shares in non-oil gross domestic product on economic growth using cointegration and Granger causality tests on time series data. The findings indicate unidirectional causality from private investment to non-oil GDP growth rate, from business investment to non-oil GDP growth rate, and from public investment to government investment. The results could be a good tool for policy priorities in which the private sector, within a dynamic open market, is the strongest engine to expand the non-oil economy, especially in the wake of the sharp decline in oil prices. Al-Jundi, S. A., & Guellil, M. S. (2018). Causality between economic growth and investment in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 15(4), 524–540. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEBR.2018.092141


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FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A PRIVATE SCHOOL IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Published in: Global Business & Economics Anthology, 2017, Vol 1, 205-216.

Mar 01, 2017

/ Salem Al Jundi Ahmed Abousamak Reyaz Ahmed

The paper investigates the setting up of a private school in the emerging market of Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The study adopts common criteria for conducting a feasibility study, and develops pro forma financial statements. The findings show that the project has a positive net present value, while the internal rate of return is about 13%, which is almost double the weighted average of the cost of capital. The discounted payback period is around 10 years. The recommendation is to invest in this proposal, since all the analysis techniques suggest it will be successful. Al-Jundi, S., Abousamak, A., & Ahmed, R. (2017). Feasibility study of a private school in the United Arab Emirates. Global Business & Economics Anthology, 1, 205-216.


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Risk Management Model for Al-Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE

Published in: Journal of Teaching and Education, 2016, 5(1), 67-80.

Oct 05, 2016

/ Salem Al Jundi Reyaz Ahmed

Risks are defined as something or somebody impacting adversely upon organizational objectives. Plans must be available to anticipate and manage such an occurrence. Risk management will, therefore, include identification, analysis, prioritizing and remedying such problems. The risk management also identifies opportunities that may exist. The risk management of Al-Ain University of Science & Technology, Al-Ain, UAE, is provided with collaboration between the colleges and university administration. We have developed a risk management model for Al-Ain University in conjunction with the development of new programs and in co-ordination with the Deans’ Council and other administrative units through Deans and/or colleges’ committees in line with the standards set by UAE Commission of Academic Accreditation. It is expected to have risks such as failure of Information Technology, loss of key personnel, budget deficit, shortage of faculty members, co-ordination risk and local and International Accreditation risk. We will restrict our study to these risks only, leaving thereby the scope of further studies. The paper also include some recommendations for the implementation of the plan. Al-Jundi, S., & Ahmed, R. (2016). Risk Management Model for Al-Ain University of Science & Technology, UAE. Journal of Teaching and Education, 5(1), 67-80.


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HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION PATTERN IN AL-AIN, UAE

Published in: Global Business & Economics Anthology, March 2015, Volume 1, pp 80-91

Mar 05, 2015

/ Salem Al Jundi Reyaz Ahmed

What is the consumption pattern of a typical household in Al-Ain, UAE? To answer the question, a template of a household budget is developed through discussion. It is found that households spent 22% of their total expenditures on housing, 16% on non-durable goods, 15% on education, and 10% on recreation. The remittance reached 6% of household income, and saving was 17%. Households received loans equal to 6.6% of income. A simple linear consumption function is estimated. The marginal propensity to consume equals 0.67. We concluded that there is a high degree of consumerism and social solidarity in Al-Ain society. Al-Jundi, S., & Ahmed, R. (2015). Household Consumption Pattern in Al-Ain, UAE. Global Business & Economics Anthology, 1, 80-91.


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Determinants of Private Investment in United Arab Emirates

Published in: International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2013.

May 08, 2013

/ Salem Al Jundi / Rafiq Hijazi

The purpose of the study is to determine key factors influencing private investment in the UAE. The study examines eleven independent variables as determinants of private investment, according to adjusted data in the UAE for the period between 1990 and 2010. The study’s methodology aims to formulate a linear regression model for private investment after testing multicollinearity between independent variables. The Augmented Dickey-Fuller and Phillips-Perron tests will be utilized to investigate the stationarity of the variables. Then, Johansen Cointegration test will be conducted. Finally, the Vector Error-Correction Model will be fitted to the private investment data. The findings include that the real public expenditure stimulates the private investment more than the non-oil GDP. More specifically, ceteris paribus, a ten-million Dirham increase in the real public expenditure stimulates private investment by 3.16 million Dirhams; however a ten-million Dirham increase in the non-oil GDP will result only in a 1.11 million Dirham increase in the private investment. Practical implications lead into further studies as the causality between economic growth and investment, in addition to the relationship between private and public investments. The value of the study is that the private investment depends, first of all, on real public expenditures. The fiscal policy should play a vital role to stimulate private investment and smooth business cycle. Al-Jundi, S., & Hijazi, R. (2013). Determinants of Private Investment in United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 1(2), 1-13.


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Economic Diversification in the United Arab Emirates

Published in: Economic Horizons (2012), Vol. 33, No. 122.

Dec 20, 2012

/ Salem Al Jundi

Economic diversification, in the context of the UAE economy, means reducing dependence on the crude oil sector by developing a non-oil economy, till it becomes capable of sustainable growth after the short-lived oil reserves exhaust. The study is interested in assessing the extent of success in economic diversification process in the UAE by the following indicators: • The decrease in the contribution of oil sector in the generation of gross domestic product during the period of 1975 – 2010. • Structural change of non-oil GDP. • Why did economic diversification fail in Iraq after a pause of oil exports in the beginning of the 1990’s of the last century? • Is there still a connection between economic growth and fluctuations in the oil prices and global economic crises? • The contribution of oil revenues to public revenues. • Contribution of non-oil exports in funding for imports. Al-Jundi, S. (2012). Economic Diversification in the United Arab Emirates. Economic Horizons, 33(122), 9-37.


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Inflation in United Arab Emirates

Published in: Economic Horizons (2012), Vol.33, No. 121

Nov 15, 2012

/ Salem Al Jundi

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) economy as a part of the global economy paid a high cost to eliminate the inflation rate. The global financial crisis brought deep recession even in the most developed countries. The crisis obviously attacked the UAE economy as well. One benefit gained was to lower the inflation rate from 12.3% (2008) to roughly 1.5% (2009) as released by UAE National Bureau of Statistics. The paper examines the problem of high and continuous inflation rates in the UAE during the last decade. So, we will start with an intensive summary of macroeconomic theory which will put a theoretical framework of inflation. This step is necessary to lead the analysis of inflation in UAE. Then, we will shed light on the recently collected data from primary sources and information about overall level of prices and inflation rates in the UAE during the last decade. Figures should be examined to judge the quality of published data. Then we will discuss the effects and social costs of high inflation rates in the country. After reading and analyzing other views, we will investigate causes leading to the problem which are related basically to rapid growth of money supply, excess aggregate demand and the effect of heavy dependence on imports as a ratio to the gross domestic product. Finally, we will suggest solutions as how to control and eliminate inflation rate by using the tools of monetary and fiscal policies, in addition to some recommendations based on supply side policies. Al-Jundi, S. (2012). Inflation in United Arab Emirates. Economic Horizons, 33(121), 9-36.