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Associate Professor

Dr. Abdulwahab Said Alkahtany


Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Gahtani is a faculty of management in the Management and Marketing Department in Business School at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He earned his bachelor of science in Business Administration for the University of LaVerne in the United States. He received his MBA in Marketing Management from the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) in the United States. He earned his PhD in Management (Major: Strategic Management, Minor: Human Resources Management) from the University of North Texas in the United States. He published many research papers in international journals. He received many awards and recognition in the United States and Saudi Arabia such as the Cultural Award from the Mayor of Denton in Texas, USA for his contribution in the International Day at the University of North Texas and the Saudi Cultural Mission Award in the United States on the excellent management of the Saudi Student Club. He received the Fulbright Scholarship in 1992. He joined a team of researchers at University of North Texas to investigate the collective bargaining at Honeywell International plant in Mexico. He also joined a team of researchers at California State University, San Bernardino to build the marketing strategy for Bell Helicopter. He worked on a marketing strategy project for Aware Development Real Estate company in Riverside, California. He headed a team of researchers from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in a project to investigate the impact of the global economic crisis on the Saudi economy in 2010. He has written over 3000 newspaper articles in many Saudi and Arab newspapers. He also appeared in many specialized TV programs about local and global economic and strategic issues.


PhD in management from the University of North Texas, United States
MBA, Marketing Management, California State University, San Bernardino, United States
Bachelor of Science in BA, Business Administration, University of LaVerne, Unites States


SMEs issues
Corporate Governance
Organizational behavior issues
Merger and acquisition
Organizational structure and design
Productivity in profit organizations
Human resources management issues
Organizational Performance

Recent Research

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S, 2014, Loyalty of Service Organizations Employees: Personal and Job-Related Variables, Journal of International Business and Economics, 17(3), 145-158

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S, 2013, the Influence of Bankers Demographics and Job-Related Differences on their Loyalty: An Empirical Investigation, International Journal of Business Research,12(7),29-37

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S, 2012, Personal and Organizational Predictors of Corporate Social Responsibility: An Empirical Study of Saudi Companies, Journal of International Management Studies, 12(2): 123-137.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S., 2011, Strategic Reforms in Saudi Arabia and the Readiness of Saudi Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) for Global Challenges, Journal of International Management Studies, 11(3): 143-152.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S., 2010, The Perceived Determinants of Investment in R&D: An Empirical Investigation of Manufacturing Firms in Saudi Arabia, Journal of International Business and Economics, 11(3): 146-153.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S., 2010, Barriers of Internet-Based Marketing Communications: An Empirical Investigation of Saudi Manufacturing Firms, Competition Forum, 2010, 8(2): 175-182.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S, The Experience of CIM with the TQM, In the Proceedings of the Saudi Electricity Company’s Thirteenth Annual Forum on TQM, Abha, Saudi Arabia, Mach 10-11, 2009.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S., 2008, Ethical Values of Graduate and Undergraduate Business Students in Saudi Public Universities, Review of Business Research, 2008, 8(6):50-57.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S., The Effect of Sophisticated Strategic Plans on the Performance of Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturing Enterprises (SMMEs) in Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Strategic Management, 2008, 8(2): 66-74.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S.,A Strategic Concern: A Review of Possible Impacts of WTO Agreements on Health and Food Security in Saudi Arabia, Competition Forum, 2008, 6(2): 287-293.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S., Perceptual Ethical Values of Business and Engineering Students in Universities in Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Business Research, Volume 6, No. 7(2007), Page: 19-27.

Sohail, M. Sadiq and Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S., Measuring Service Quality at King Fahd International Airport, International Journal of Services and Standards, 2005, Volume 1, No. 4 (2005), Page: 482-493.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S.,The Development of Human Resources in Saudi Arabia: A Study of Factors Influencing Participative Management in Decision Making, Alta’awon AlSinae'(Arabic version), 87 (January 2002), Page: 39-67.

Al-Kahtani, Abdulwahab S.,Involvement of Employees and Their Personal Characteristics in Saudi Construction Companies, The International Journal of Commerce and Management, Volume 10, No. 3/4 (2000), Page: 67-78.

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