Qatar University

Doha, Qatar

Co-Lead Principal Investigator

Professor Nitham M. Hindi

is the Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Development, Qatar University. He has published in the areas of financial accounting, banking, cost accounting, and communication. His published work can be found in Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of Bank Taxation, Global Business and Finance Review, Journal of Information Systems Education, Review of Business Information Systems, and Studies in Business and Economics.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Rajab Al-Esmail

is an assistant professor of accounting and director of continuing education office at College of Business and Economics, Qatar University. His research interests include corporate governance, total quality management and information and communications technology. He has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and international conferences in his field.

Research Fellow

Dr. Mohamad Osmani

a PhD in Management Studies Research from Brunel University. His doctoral research explored the concept of public value and identified the antecedents that affect value, whilst evaluating the consequences of value on e-government. He is a Research Fellow at College of Business and Economics, Qatar University and is coordinating the LEARNER project. His research interest is focused on public management, public sector digital transformation, public value of digital government, graduates employability and management education. He is associate editor in International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) and is also member of editorial advisory board of Transforming Government: People, Process & Policy (TGPPP) journal.

University of Bradford

Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK

Lead Principal Investigator

Professor Vishanth Weerakkody

is a Professor of Management Information Systems and Governance at the University of Bradford, UK and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research. His current research is focused on social innovation, ICT adoption and diffusion, digital inclusion, process transformation and change and innovation and knowledge management in the public sector. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, guest-editedspecial issues of leading journals and edited several books on these themes. He has many years of R&D experience in the field of e- government and is currently an investigator in several European Com-mission and internationally funded projects.

Principal Investigator

Professor Zahir Irani

is Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law at the University of Bradford, UK. His research interests are multidisciplinary in nature, and developed from early work on the area of evaluating investments in Manufacturing Information Systems through to more recent works in Transformational Government. He has received significant levels of funding from across the world as Principal Investigator, including from the UK Research Councils (EPSRC, ESRC), European Commission, Qatar Foundation, Australian Research Council and QinetiQ. He also publishes in leading scholarly journals and has a H-index of almost 60. He was rated by Information & Management, the leading Information Systems journal, as being its most productive European author.

Principal Investigator

Dr. Tillal Eldabi

is a senior lecturer at Brunel Business School. His research is focusing on ways of using simulation modelling to support business process management – both in the private sector and the public sector. He is mainly looking at using simulation to understand the problems that face decision makers and facilitate ownership and intercommunication. He co-investigates in over £1 Million worth project.

Research Assistant

Paul Waller

is a former UK senior civil servant, now working with Brunel University, London. In 2011 and 2012 he developed and directed implementation of the UK Government’s ICT Capability Strategy, that aimed to increase IT professionalism in IT in the public sector. He represented the UK Government on the SFIA Council, (providing user input to the development of the Skills Framework for the Information Age, SFIA), and the Advisory Panel of the British Computer Society. He has experience in professional development and the running of professional institutes, being a former Chair of the Central & Westminster (London) branch of the Chartered Management Institute (its largest UK branch at the time), and London Young Managers (focused on the development of managers under 40 years old). He is a Chartered Manager, and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. At other times in his civil service career, he led e-Government work for the UK Presidency of the EU and held a number of IT-related policy and strategy posts.

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