Jordanian researcher among ‘most influential researchers in the world’

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AMMAN — Clarivate Analytics (a foundation ranking of world's universities) included researcher Ali Abdullah Al-Alwan, an associate professor of e-marketing, on the 2021 list of most influential researchers in the world in the field of humanities.اضافة اعلان

According to data released by the foundation, Alwan, who works now at Qatar University, published 35 works and harvested more than 1,800 citations by the time the list was released.

According to Alwan, the research titled "Factors influencing adoption of mobile banking by Jordanian bank customers: Extending UTAUT2 with trust" gained more than 800 citations alone and has been mentioned by scholars across the world.

He presented working papers concerning his research on 15 occasions, while participating in international conferences, he told Jordan News. Being so prolific comes at a price, he said, explaining that it takes resources and, more importantly, total dedication to be a productive researcher, and so he hardly found time for family gatherings or holidays over the past years.

His passion for research also cost him the extra income he could have got from teaching summer courses, which he dropped for the past six years to work on his papers, which cover topics like social media, and marketing and information system management.

Alwan holds a bachelor degree in marketing and a master degree in business administration from the University of Jordan. He obtained his PhD from Swansea University, UK. His current research interest spans across e-marketing, social media marketing, e-commerce, mobile commerce, innovation diffusion, artificial intelligence applications in the marketing environment, self-service technologies, internet banking, and mobile banking. Part of his work has been published in some refereed journals including Telematics and Informatics, and Technology in Society.

He taught at several Jordanian universities, including the University of Jordan, the German University, and Al-Balqa Applied University, before joining Qatar University recently as an associate professor of marketing.

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