Dr. Zainab Ali Al-Balushi

Title:Assistant Professor
Room #:35 Ground Floor
Ext. #:2948

Fields of Interest:

Supply Chain Management - Logistics Management - Management Science - Service Operations Management


Ph.D. Business and Economics- Research Area: Supply Chain Management, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2012
Master of Commerce (MCom.) in Management (Honors), Major: Supply Chain Management, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2008
Master of Logistics Management (Distinction), University of Sydney, Australia, 2005
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Commerce and Economics (Honors), Major: Operations Management
Dr. Zainab Al-Balushi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Operations Management and Business Statistics since 2003. Her teaching interests include the areas of Supply Chain Management, Logistics Management, Service Operations Management, Management Science, and Business Statistics; using SPSS, Minitab: for Quantitative data analysis, AMOS and MPLUS: for Advance structural equation modeling for quantitative data analysis, Nvivo: for Qualitative data analysis for case study and interviews, and SITKIS: for Bibliometric Data Management and Analysis She is a member EUROMA (European Operations Management Association), DSI (Decision Sciences Institute) and POMS (Production and Operations Management Society).

Selected Publications:

  • Al-Balushi, Z. and Alzidi, A. (2014) Managing risk in upstream supply chain, empirical evidence from Arab countries, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 25th Annual Conference Proceeding, (9-12 May) Atlanta, USA
  • Al-Balushi, Z (2013) The effects of mutual dependence and joint action in buyer-supplier relationship on quality of supplies: the moderating role of power asymmetry. European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference Proceeding (7-12 June) Dublin –Ireland
  • Al-Balushi, Z. (2012) The effects of boundary spanning activities and inter-firm absorptive capacity on supplier flexibility: An empirical study. 4th World Conference P&OM Proceeding (1-5 July) Amsterdam -The Netherlands
  • Al-Balushi, Z. and Power, D. (2010) Interdependency and Supply Performance: an integrated perspective from Resource dependence theory and dynamic capability view. 41st Decision Science Institute (DSI) Conference Proceeding (20 Nov) San Diego- USA
  • Al-Balushi, Z. (2011) Interdependence and supplier innovation: Local vs. International suppliers: an empirical study from the GCC. Presented at Gulf Research Centre (GRC) Annual Meeting Proceeding (6-9 July) Cambridge- UK