Dr. Rafi Ashrafi

Title:Associate Professor, Chair of Accreditation Team
Room #:2010
Ext. #:1835


Fields of Interest:

Strategic value of Information Technology in organizations - Electronic Business Adoption in Oman and GCC countries - Information Communication Technology adoption in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Oman - Information Technology Disaster and Recovery - Information Systems/Information Technology Auditing and Control - Information Systems Security Management - Information Systems Management


M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (University of Sind, Pakistan)
M.Sc. Computer Science (University of Bradford, UK)
Ph.D. IT Project Management (University of Bradford, UK)
Dr. Ashrafi has over 30 years of teaching, research and consulting experience in academia and industry in the UK, Middle East and Canada. Dr. Ashrafi was a Project Manager (at EDS and Alcatel) and Consultant in IT Project Management in Canada. He was also a Researcher and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary, where he taught graduate courses in the Haskyn School of Business and Schulich School of Engineering. Dr. Ashrafi has published over 50 research papers in International journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial Board of the International Journal of IT Project Management and a reviewer for the International Journal of Project Management and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research.

Selected Publications:

  • Ashrafi, R., “Strategic Value of IT- Case of a developing country, Oman”, Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), Vol. 47 No. 4, pp. 1-25, 2011. Available at:
  • Al-Badi, A. H., Ashrafi, R., AlMajeeni, A. O., Mayhew, P.J. “IT Disaster Recovery: Oman- Gonu Cyclone Lessons Learned, Information Management and Computer Security, Vol. 17, No 2, pp.114-126, 2009.
  • Ashrafi, R.A. “A review of ISO 9001:2000 quality management practices in Oman”, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 74-105, 2008
  • Hartman, F., Ashrafi, R., “Development of SMART Project Planning Framework”, International Journal of Project Management, 22(6), pp. 499-510, August 2004, Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Hartman, F., Ashrafi, R. “Project Management in the Information Technology/Information Systems Industry”, Project Management Journal, Vol. 33, No 3, pp. 5-15, September 2002.