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., Alalwan, A., & Algharabat, R. (2019). Factors influencing the adoption of online shopping in Lebanon: An empirical integration of unified theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology2 (UTAUT2) and DeLone-McLean model of IS success. International Journal of Electronic Marketing and Retailing (IJEMR), 10 (2), 1-18.
  • Serrano, A., Garcia-Guzman, J., Xydopoulos, G. & Tarhini, A. (2018). Analysis of Barriers to the Deployment of Health Information Systems: A Stakeholder Perspective. Information Systems Frontiers, 1-20.
  • Tarhini, A., Algharbi, K., Al-Badi, A. & AlHinai, Y. (2018). An analysis of the factors affecting the adoption of Cloud Computing in Higher Educational Institutions: A developing country perspective. International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing (IJCAC), 8(4), 12-23.
  • El-Masri, M., Al-Yafi, K., Addas, S. & Tarhini, A. (2018). Individual Determinants of IT Occupational Outcomes. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 42(1), 481-507.
  • Tarhini, A., Masa'deh, R., Al-Busaidi, K., & Maqableh, M. (2017). Factors influencing students' adoption of e-learning: A structural equation modeling approach. Journal of International Education in Business, 10(2), 164-182.