Dr. Ali Tarhini

Title:Assistant Professor
Room #:2016-D
Ext. #:2911

Fields of Interest:

Big Data, Cloud Computing, IoT, Knowledge Management, Social Media, Technology adoption and diffusion, Cross-Cultural Issues in Information Systems (at individual and national culture, cross-cultural studies).


Ph.D. Information Systems (Brunel University London, UK)
M.Sc. E-Commerce (University of Essex, UK)
B.Sc. Computer Science (American University of Culture & Education, Lebanon)
Dr. Ali Tarhini is an Assistant Professor at the College of Economics and Political Science, Information Systems Department, Sultan Qaboos University. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from Brunel University London, UK, and MSc in E-commerce from University of Essex, UK. His research interests include Big Data, Cloud Computing, IoT, Knowledge Management, Social Media, ICT in information systems (Technology adoption and diffusion), cross-cultural issues in IS (at individual and national culture, cross-cultural studies). Ali has published more than 50 articles in leading academic journals including Computers in Human Behavior, Information Technology & people, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Journal of Management Development, Management Research Review, British Journal of Educational Technology, Interactive Learning Environments.

Selected Publications:

  • Tarhini, A., El-Masri, M., Ali, M., & Serrano, A. (2016). Extending the UTAUT model to understand the Customers’ Acceptance and Use of Internet Banking in Lebanon: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. Information Technology and People, 29 (4), 830-849
  • Tarhini, A., Hone, K., Liu, X., & Tarhini, T. (2016). Examining the Moderating Effect of Individual-level Cultural values on Users’ Acceptance of E-learning in Developing Countries: A Structural Equation Modeling of an extended Technology Acceptance Model. Interactive Learning Environments, 1-23
  • Almajali, D. A., Masa’deh, R., & Tarhini, A. (2016). Antecedents of ERP Systems Implementation Success: A Study on Jordanian Healthcare Sector. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 29 (4), 549-565
  • Tarhini, A., Hone, K., & Liu, X. (2015). A cross-cultural examination of the impact of social, organisational and individual factors on educational technology acceptance between British and Lebanese university students. British Journal of Educational Technology. 46 (4), 739-755
  • Tarhini, A., Hone, K., & Liu, X. (2014). The effects of individual differences on e-learning users’ behaviour in developing countries: A structural equation model. Computers in Human Behavior, 41, 153-163