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Vice Presidency for Business and Knowledge Economy

The Vice Presidency for Business and Knowledge Economy was established on 3/3/1440 AH based on the speech of His Excellency the Minister of Education regarding the decision of the temporary committee in charge of exercising the terms of reference of the Education Council No. (6/19/1440)

Our Vision and Mission

Vision

 Pioneering business development and knowledge economy development.

Mission

 To contribute to building a business and knowledge community at King Khalid University, by investing in creative talents , developing local  capabilities  , establishing distinguished partnerships, and developing university resources.

 

Strategic Goals

The Business and Knowledge Economy Agency seeks to achieve a number of strategic goals, such as:

 Focusing on Knowledge  Economy  in fields of education and training , while coping with the rapid progress in  the Saudi society.

 Supporting  national economy through applied and technical studies and research.

 Contributing  to the creation of innovative methods in business administration and development.

 Establishing  local and international partnerships with prestigious scientific and technical institutions and centers to  benefit from in the scientific and applied aspects.

 Strengthening the university’s relationship with external sectors through scientific, technical, administrative and supervisory support policies and programs to meet  their needs, while building effective partnerships between the university and its community through programs that support  knowledge economy.

 Providing scientific, research and consulting services with high professionalism to governmental and private, sectors, locally and regionally.

 Employing and investing the university's talents , capabilities and expertise in serving the development and growth of our  society.

 Developing a culture of applied studies and advisory services at the university and society and deepening it through an organized institutional work.

 Supporting creative projects and creating an appropriate environment for them, as well as  presenting them to the labor market through business incubators.

 Encouraging creativity and innovation  among university employees (faculty members, students, administrators, and technicians).

 Attracting distinguished faculty members to support knowledge economy programs.

 Developing a creative work environment within the university to keep pace with the ever-increasing developments in order to achieve leadership and excellence.

 

Value

 Dedication.

 Cooperation.

 Appreciation.

 Workmanship.

 Honesty and integrity.

 Innovation and innovation.

 Interaction.

 Commitment.

 Transparency.

Personal information

Surname /First name/Middle name 

ALUDAITHY, ABDULLATIF IBRAHEEM

Address(es)

ABHA, ASEER Province SAUDI ARABIA

Telephone(s)

+96672417070

Mobile: +966555752911

Fax(es)

+96672417272

E-mail

ablhudaithy@kku.edu.sa

Twitter

@alhudaithy

Nationality

Saudi

Gender

Male

Employment / Occupational field

Associate Professor of Business Administration, King Khalid University

Work experience

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2012 - present time 

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Dean, Institute of Research and Advisory Studies (IRAS)

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Founder of IRAS, Engineer of the IRAS structure, administrative body, systems, programs, and investments

Researching, Evaluation of Strategic Planning; Conducting Feasibility and Advisory Studies for King Khalid University

Name and address of employer

King Khalid University

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2010 – 2013

Advisor to His Highness the Prince of Aseer for Research and Development 

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Conducting and evaluating development studies for the governor of Aseer.

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2012- present time

Member of the University Council Board, King Khalid University

Discussing university academic and administrative issues and topics at regular convocations

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King Khalid University, Abha, KSA

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Member of the Council of the College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, king Khalid University

Discussing college academic and administrative issues and topics at regular convocations

2010-present time

Vice-chairman of the Saudi Society of Administration, Aseer branch

1994-present time

Working for three Saudi public universities, Imam University, King Abdul-Aziz University, King Khalid University, as well as one British university, the University of Hull, as a teaching assistant, research fellow, assistant professor and associate professor

2008-2009

Joining Age Concern Charity Organization as an affiliate for one year

Charity and humanitarian work

2005-2010

Member in the Institute of Social & Market Strategic Research, University of Hull, United Kingdom

2012-2013

First Head of the department of E-marketing and E-commerce, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, King Khalid University

Head of the Committees and Commissioner of Academic Plans and Programs in the Department of E-marketing and E-commerce

2014-present time

Financial and administrative supervisor, Saudi E-university, Aseer Branch

2010-present time

Member and secretary of the Supreme Central Commission for Voluntary Work, King Khalid University

2010-present time

Founder member of the Centre for Giftedness and Creativity, King Khalid University

2013-present time

Member of the Permanent Committee for Community Service Programs, King Khalid University

2015-present time

Member of the Permanent Committee for International Cooperation, King Khalid University

2013-present time

Member of Scientific Chairs Council, King Khalid University

2014-present time

Member of Scientific Chairs Jury Board, King Khalid University

2014

Chairman of the King Khalid University Commission for Negotiating with Saudi Banks to Manage and Invest the University Funds

2014

Chairman of the King Khalid University Commission for Negotiating with Private Hospitals and Insurance Companies to Establish the University Medical Insurance Project for Faculty and Staff Affiliated to KKU

2010-2012

Chairman of the King Khalid University Supreme Commission for Investment in the University Funds and Properties

2013-present time

Member of Students' Fund at King Khalid University

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2010

Member of the university's initiative for developing students' academic research and scientific potentials in King Khalid University

2015

Member of an academic team for collecting, classifying and archiving research projects and studies and for developing a database of research relating to Aseer region

2016

Member of the coordination team for development in Aseer region

2015

Member and coordinator of the Supreme Committee for Qualifying Leaders of Municipalities, Development Societies and Charities in Aseer, under the supervision of His Highness the Prince of Aseer

2015

Representative of King Khalid University in the Supreme Committee of Leading Government Figures in Aseer within the Initiative of “Aseer, An All year Round Touristic Destination”

2012-present time

Chairman of the Council of the Institute for Research and Advisory Studies, King Khalid University

2010

King Khalid University’s Envoy to Study the Experiences of Investment in the Endowments of King Saud University and King Abdul Aziz University

2010-present time

Member of the Advisory Committee of Deans, King Khalid University

2014

Appointed to launch a feasibility study of a project to found a solidarity fund for the affiliates of King Khalid University

2014

Member of the Foundational Committee for the king Khalid University Endowments Project

2005-present time

Member in several academic and administrative committees in the academic departments and colleges he is affiliated to

2014-present time

Executive and financial supervisor for training programs in King Khalid University

2011-present time

A training advisor to several governmental and private sector bodies

2011-present time

An authorized trainer in several training centers in Saudi Arabia

2012-present time

Researcher and expert, conducting and publishing academic research, strategic studies and socio-economo-political research in the governor's council, Aseer region. Presenting the reports on such studies in the prince's Council in the presence of municipal, governmental and military leaders

2019-present time

Vice president for Business and Knowledge Economy, King Khalid University 

Academic Qualifications

Professional Echelon

            Awards and Accomplishments

1. BSc. in Business Administration with First Class Honours

  1. MBA with First Class Honours
  2. The MRes in Philosophy of Research, University of Hull, 2007.
  3. Ph.D. in Business Administration with First Class Honours, University of hull, Britain, 2010.
  4. Assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration from 2010 to 2015.
  5. Associate professor in the Department of Business Administration, from 2015 up till present time

1996      

Demonstrator (TA) in the Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, king Khalid University

2002      

Lecturer in the Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, king Khalid University

2007      

Research fellow, University of Hull, Britain.

2010 - 2015            

Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, king Khalid University

 2015- present 

Associate professor in the Department of Business Administration, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, king Khalid University

2011

Sharja Award for the best dissertation in business administration in the Arab World

2014

Award of Giftedness and Creativity from His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University

2015

King Khalid University Award of Distinction in Civil Service

2016

Medal of Honour from Afaq Newspaper in Journalism

2016

Certificate of Excellence from His Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, prince of Aseer

1998

Award of Distinguished TA, Imam Mohamed Bin Saud University

2010

Awarded the Ph.D. in Business Administration, with First Class Honours, Passing the Viva with no Required Corrections on the Dissertations, as the first candidate who obtained the Ph.D. in Business Administration with no corrections required after the viva along the history of the University of Hull. This accomplishment is certified by the University of Hull in a written statement.

2009

Award of Excellence in the international Conference on Internet banking, for a paper entitled Rethinking models of technology adoption for Internet banking: The role of website features, co-authored by Philip J Kitchen, and published in Journal of Financial Services Marketing, a high impact factor journal published by Springer and categorized in Thomson Reuters Indexed Journals.

2009

Award of Excellence in Research for the paper entitled Rethinking models of technology adoption for Internet banking: The role of website features, Journal of Financial Services Marketing

June 2009, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 56–69 among 160 papers submitted to the conference by authors from 6 countries including USA, UK, France, Australia, Canada and Malaysia.

2010

The University of Hull nominated my Ph.D. Dissertation to the Award of the best Thesis competition in the Arab World organised by the Organization of Administrative Development off the Arab League in Cairo.

Certificates and awards of appreciation for excellence in research from the University of Hull, Britain, Students Union, University of Hull, Saudi Students' Unions Club in the UK, the Saudi Arabia Cultural Attache in the UK, HisHighness Prince Mohamed bin Nawwaf, Saudi Ambassador to UK and Ireland, His Highness the governor of Sharja, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al-Kasmi, His Highness the Prince of Aseer, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, His Excellence the Rector of King Khalid University.

Membership to Scientific Societies and Journals

 2010

Vice-chairman of the Saudi Society of Business administration, Aseer Branch

2012

Member of the American Marketing Association (AMA)

2005-2010

Member in the Institute of Social & Market Strategic Research, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Editorial member, King Khalid University Journal of Humanities Board

2010-Present

Member of the Saudi Society of Administration

2010-Present

member of several charities, development societies and committees in Aseer governorate, the committees of the Commercial Chamber in Aseer and the Authority of Tourism and Artefacts

Personal skills and competences

Mother tongue(s)

Other language(s)

Arabic

English

Understanding

Speaking

Writing

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

Proficient user*

Proficient user*

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Social skills and competences

Team-work, conflict resolution strategies, excellent negotiator, always looking for common ground, makes efforts for self-betterment.

Has excellent translation skills, empathy assessing skills, insightful marking skills, excellent interpersonal skills, insightful global interpretation, fine criticism skills,  his personality leans towards polyglotism and comparativism, has associative thinking,  is perceptive,  has intercultural communication skills,  is hardworking, reliable, highly accountable, keeps his word,  is outspokenly democratic and sincere,  has job-dedicated attitude, values family very much.

Computer skills and competences

Word, Office, PowerPoint, Blackboard® Use for instructional and evaluation purposes, Internet searching skills.

 

Professional Development and  Training

Conferences & Presentations

1994

Symposium on Community Development in Abha, organised by Imam Mohamed bin Saud University

1995

Conference on administrative development in Abha, organised by Imam Mohamed bin Saud University

1998

Congress of Deans of Business Administration Colleges in GCC Universities, organised by King Khalid University

2003

E-commerce Conference, organised by King Khalid University

2004

Conference on administration in King Faisal Hall for Conferences in Riyadh

2007

Conference on e-government in King Faisal Hall for Conferences in Riyadh

2007

First International Conference on Academic Creativity organised by the Newcastle University, UK

2008

First International Conference on Academic Creativity organised by the University of Leeds, UK

2009

The 1st International Scientific Conference - University of Surrey – Guildford 

2010

The 1st Symposium on Human Development: Towards a creative, developmental society, organised by King Faisal University, Prince Sultan College for Tourism, Abha.  

2010

The 1st MMEP International Conference on Modelling and Management Engineering Processes,  Manchester (UK) 

2011

Workshop on the Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Labour, convened by an invitation of His  Excellence, the Minister of labour, on a roundtable discussion with the Minister to negotiate the  suggested strategies and plans for the services offered by the Ministry of labour 

2012

Abha Forum for Investment

2012

Roundtable meeting in the Institute of Administration convened in Riyadh to discuss the Problems and Solutions of the Labour Market, participating with 34 governmental bodies that represent the ministries related to labour market. The meeting was convened by Their Highness the Princes of the regions of Saudi Arabia and their vice-governors. I presented one paper, one working paper and chaired two sessions in the three sessions of the meeting, Riyadh Institute of Administration.

Multiple workshop convened by the deans of Research and Strategic Planning Institutes in Saudi universities, organised by King Fahad University for Petroleum and Minerals at Dammam, Hail University, Salman University, Umm Al Qurra University. I presented several working papers on the advisory services of these institutes in Saudi Arabia, successes and failures, achievements and accomplishments, as well as presenting on investment opportunities in knowledge economy, partnerships and alliances for continued development as well as managing some of the workshops.

2013

Attending and presenting a paper on the quality of services offered by Saudi universities

INTED 2013 : INTED2013 (7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference), Valencia

2013

Participating in a training workshop in Cardiff University, UK, for one week on academic and  administrative leadership in universities 

2013

Participating in the 1st Symposium on Community partnership, presenting a paper on the Experience and Success of King Khalid University in Community Service Partnerships

2014

Organising and managing a symposium on the evaluation and appraisal of governmental performance in Aseer region under the auspices of Aseer Prince and King Khalid University. The deputy of the governor, vice-governors, and vice-rector and 18 governmental bodies convened the symposium. I chaired two sessions of the three sessions of the symposium.

 

Conferences & Presentations

2015

Organising and managing a symposium on enhancing the competencies of governmental officers and their performance in Aseer region under the aegis of the Prince of Aseer and King Khalid University. the symposium was attended by the vice-prince, the vice governor, the vice rectors, leaders of the governorate, and the regional governors, city governors, Municipal Council members. I chaired two of the three sessions of the symposium.

2014

Participating in a two-day training workshop on How to Make a Distinction, for deans and vice-deans in King Khalid University, Abha.

2013

Attending and participating in the King Khalid Conference on Academic Research and Publishing.

2014

Attending a conference on Insurance and Actuarial science, organised by King Khalid University.

2014

Attending a conference on Information and Rumours, organised by King Khalid University.

2015

Attending an international conference on Leadership in Business and Leading for Tomorrow.

2015

Attending Abha 3rd Forum on Investment: Towards mapping incentive investments in the private sector in Abha. Presenting a working paper on Investment in Knowledge economics in Aseer Region

2016

Attending the first Conference on Ecology, organised by King Khalid University.

2017

Attending and chairing a session in the Forum on Knowledge Economy, organised by King Khalid University.

2017

Attending a congress on Voluntary Work, organised by King Khalid University.

2017

Attending a conference on Media and Terrorism, organised by King Khalid University.

2017

Participating in a workshop on establishing the Endowments Project of King Khalid University.

2016

Organising and managing a workshop on cooperation opportunities for King Khalid University and the Private Sector, convened by the KKU leaders, officials in the Commercial Chamber and the Industrial Chamber in Abha and a constellation of businessmen from Aseer region

2016

Attending the meeting of presidents and chancellors of GCC universities. presenting a PPP on distinguished educational programs in GCC universities invited by the secretary general of the GCC.

 

Academic Research

Unpublished works

Published works

  1. Alhudaithy's doctoral dissertation, entitled The Influence of Website Design Features and Consumer Characteristics on Internet Banking Adoption in Saudi Arabia, University of Hull, UK, 2009, First Class Distinction
  2. MBA thesis entitled The Influence of TV commercials on the purchasing behaviours of Saudi children, 2001, King Abdul-Aziz University, First Class Honours.
  3. The banking industry in the Islamic economic system of Saudi Arabia: a comparative study.
  4. Effects of several factors on job discipline: a field study
  5. A strategic study for planning the e-marketing of Riyadh bank's services

  1. Alhudaithy, A (2013) "The Effect of the Quality of the Service Provided by Saudi Universities on Students’ Satisfaction: A Marketing Approach" 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, March 2013, Valencia, Spain, ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8.
  2. Alhudaithy, A (2013) "Obstacles to Electronic Marketing (EM) Implementation in Tourism Services in the Context of Saudi Arabia: A Qualitative Approach".
  3. Alhudaithy, (2015). "Internet Banking Adoption in Saudi Arabia: The Differences between Internet Banking Users and Non-users". International Conference on e-Business, e-Commerce, e-Management, e-Learning and e-Governance. (2015): 26-38. Print. available at: http://edlib.net/2015/ic5e/IC5E2015003.pdf
  4. Alhudaithy, A. (2012). The labour market in Saudi Arabia: Problems and Solutions". Teamwork with a group of academicians in King Khalid University. The study was conducted in the field in partnership with 34 governmental bodies, submitted to His Highness, the Prince of Aseer.
  5. Alhudaithy, A. and others (2012). Analysing the labour market in Aseer Region, Saudi Arabia: an Appendix". Teamwork study conducted with a group of academicians in King Khalid University.
  6. Alhudaithy, A. (2012). Analysis of the structure of higher education in Saudi Arabia in relation to the labour market. A paper presented at the roundtable symposium on the Labour Market: Problems and Solutions, Institute of Public Administration at Riyadh.
  7. Alhudaithy, A. (2012). Proposals for increasing the rate of nativization of the labour market in Saudi Arabia. Presented at the Roundtable meeting on Labour Market: Problems and Solutions, Institute of Public Administration at Riyadh.
  8. Alhudaithy, A. (2013). Appraisal and assessment of governmental performance in Aseer region. Paper presented to the Council of Aseer region Governorship.
  9. Alhudaithy, A. and others (2014). Training Needs Assessment in King Khalid University.

 

Academic Research

Published works

  1. Alhudaithy, A. and others (2014). Founding and Establishing a Social Solidarity Fund in King Khalid University.
  2. Alhudaithy, A. (2014). The influences on supply and demand factors in the housing market in Saudi Arabia. The Scientific Journal of the College of Commerce, Azhar University, a refereed Journal.
  3. Alhudaithy, A. (2014). The future of the housing market in Saudi Arabia: an analytical marketing vision. A paper published in the King Khalid University Journal of Humanities, a refereed journal.
  4. Alhudaithy, A. and others (2015). Failure of scholars sent abroad for higher studies: problems, diagnosis and cure. a teamwork study presented to King Khalid University.
  5. Alhudaithy, A. and others (2017). The establishment of Prince Faisal bin Khalid's centre for Quality and Performance development. A study in collaboration between the Aseer governorship and King Khalid University under aegis of His Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid.
  6. Alhudaithy, A. and others (2017). Appraisal and development of the administrative structure of King Khalid University: a risk management analysis of King Khalid University.
  7. Alhudaithy, A. and others (2017). Influences of electronic mass media on extremism, fundamentalism and terrorism: manifestations, causes and cures - a field study.
  8. Alhudaithy, A. (2016). Influences on the consumer satisfaction of postgraduate students in Saudi higher education as applied to Saudi governmental and private universities in Aseer Region: a marketing perspective. The Academic Journal of Commerce Colleges, Azhar University, No 16.
  9. Alhudaithy, A. (2017). Marketing influences of social media in Saudi arabia: a field study. King Khalid University Journal of Humanities, Volume 25, No 2.

 

Academic Research

Published works

Training Courses

References

  1. Attending specialised training in courses in English attended at prestigious British universities and English language institutes.
  2. Attending advanced training courses on strategic planning presented in Arabic and English.
  3. Attending advanced training courses on academic leadership presented in Arabic and English.
  4. Attending advanced training courses on academic accreditation presented in Arabic and English.
  5. Attending advanced training courses on strategic marketing presented in Arabic and English.
  6. Attending advanced training courses on quality management and self-management presented in Arabic and English.
  7. Attending advanced training courses on legal regulations, writing administrative and advisory deeds presented in Arabic and English.
  8. Attending advanced training courses on trainer of trainers (TOT) presented in Arabic and English and obtaining four international certificates as a professional trainer of trainers.

  1. His Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid, the governor of Aeer region
  2. His Excellence the ex-Minister of Culture and Information, Advisor at the Royal Court, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Khudairy
  3. His Excellence the ex-Minister of Health, Member of the Shura Council, Professor Mohamed Ali Hyaze'a
  4. His Excellence the Chancellor of King Khalid University, Professor Faleh bin Rajaa Alsulami
  5. His Excellence the Chancellor of Qaseem University, Professor Abdulrahman Aldawood
  6. His Excellence the Chancellor of Jouf University, professor Ismail Al-Bishri
  7. His Excellence the Chancellor of Jazan University, Professor Mar'i  Hussein Al-gahtani
  8. His Excellence the ex-deputy of the Prince of Aseer, Eng. Abdulkareem Salem Al-Henini
  9. His Excellence the deputy of the Prince of Aseer, Mr. Solieman Mohamed Aljareesh