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Assistant Professor

Dr. Ahmed Ali


Dr. Ahmed Ali joined the Department of Management and Marketing as an Assistant Professor. He earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the School of Management at the University of Science and Technology of China, where he had also been part of the International Faculty before joining KFUPM Business School. His research focuses on how cognitive and social attributes of individuals within organizations (e.g., employees, supervisors, co-workers) and beyond (e.g., entrepreneurs, customers, investors, students) determine their performances (e.g., decision making, work performance, academic performance, enterprise performance). In research, Dr. Ahmed follows both field surveys as well as experimental designs. His research has been published in several well-reputed peer-reviewed journals including Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Computers in Human Behavior, Personnel Review, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Telematics and Informatics, Applied Economics Letters. He has also been a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Career Development (2018-present). Moreover, He actively serves as a reviewer for leading management journals including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations, Human Resource Management. Outside of work, he enjoys visiting ancient and cultural heritage sites.


PhD in Organizational Behavior


Organizational Behavior

Recent Research

Kiani, A., Ali, A., Biraglia, A., & Wang, D. (2021). Why I persist while others leave? Investigating the path from passion to persistence in entrepreneurship. Journal of Small Business Management, 1-31.

Popelnukha, A., Weng, Q., Ali, A., & Atamba, C. (2021). When do low‐power customers complain? The joint effects of chronic sense of personal power and complaint success on complaining intentions. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 20(1), 101-118.

Latif, K., Weng, Q., Pitafi, A. H., Ali, A., Siddiqui, A. W., Malik, M. Y., & Latif, Z. (2021). Social comparison as a double-edged sword on social media: The role of envy type and online social identity. Telematics and Informatics, 56, 101470.

Naeem, M., Weng, Q. X., Ali, A., & Hameed, Z. (2020). Linking Family Incivility to Workplace Incivility: Mediating Role of Negative Emotions and Moderating Role of Self-Efficacy for Emotional Regulation. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 23 (1), 69-81.

Luqman, A., Weng, Q. X., & Ali, A. (2020). Linking excessive SNS use, technological friction, strain, and discontinuance: The moderating role of guilt. Information Systems Management, 37 (2), 94-112.

Naeem, M., Weng, Q. X., Ali, A., & Hameed, Z. (2020). An eye for an eye: Does subordinates’ negative workplace gossip lead to supervisor abuse? Personnel Review, forthcoming.

Kiani, A., Ali, A., Kanwal, S., & Wang, D. (2020). How and when entrepreneurs’ passion lead to firms’ radical innovation: Moderated mediation model. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 32(4), 443-456.

Masood, A., Luqman, A., Feng, Y., & Ali, A. (2020). Adverse consequences of excessive social networking site use on academic performance: Explaining underlying mechanism from stress perspective. Computers in Human Behavior, 113, 106476.

Luqman, A., Masood, A., & Ali, A. (2018). An SDT and TPB-based integrated approach to explore the role of autonomous and controlled motivations in “SNS discontinuance intention”. Computers in Human Behavior, 85, 298-307.

Cao, X., Masood, A., Luqman, A., & Ali, A. (2018). Excessive use of mobile social networking sites and poor academic performance: Antecedents and consequences from stressor-strain-outcome perspective. Computers in Human Behavior, 85, 163-174.

Bashir, U., Zebende, G. F., Yu, Y., Hussain, M., Ali, A., & Abbas, G. (2019). Differential market reactions to pre and post Brexit referendum. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 515, 151-158.

Luqman, A., Cao, X., Ali, A., Masood, A., & Yu, L. (2017). Empirical investigation of Facebook discontinues usage intentions based on SOR paradigm. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 544-555.

Bashir, U., YU, Y., Hussain, M., Wang, X., & Ali. A. (2017). Do banking system transparency and competition affect non-performing loans in the Chinese banking sector? Applied Economics Letters, 24(21), 1519-1525.

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