Iraq-born Dr. Abbass F.
Alkhafaji, a professor in Slippery Rock University’s School
of Business,has returned to campus after a
two-year visiting professor and research sabbatical at the
University of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. He is available
for interviews related to issues, particularly business issues,
concerning the Middle East.
Alkhafaji (Al-ka-fa-jee), educated at the University of Baghdad,
Bowling Green State University, the University of North Texas and
the University of Texas, which awarded him his doctorate, left Iraq
1991 book, “The Gulf War Implications For Business and
Media,” called for the Iraqi people to ousttheir leader Sadam
As part of his most recent
sabbatical, he served on a number of panel discussions at the
University of Sharjah and was quoted in the Nov. 23, 2002, issue of
the Arab newspaper Al-Khaleej as offering four predictions about
the U.S.-Iraq War – and being correct on all counts. He
predicted the war would be short; that oil prices would be affected
short term; that Iraqi soldiers would not fight (would only fight
while there was commander pressure, but would quickly surrender
when the commanders lost control); and that the Arab world be
better off with a democratic leader in Iraq.
He is especially willing to offer
comments about the rebuilding of his home country, the
opportunities for business development and expansion, and other
In SRU’s School of Business,
Dr. Alkhafaji teaches courses in business policy and strategic
management, total quality management, and international management.
At the 6-year-old University of Sharjah (5,000 students), he taught
similar courses in the department of management, marketing, finance
and public administration, while working on his latest book
“Strategic Management: Formulation, Implementation and
Control in a Dynamic Environment” just published by The
Haworth Press, Inc., New York. Among other books, he has written
“Corporate Transformation and Restructuring: A Strategic
Approach” published by Quorum Books in 2001, reflecting the
latest changes in management.
Interviews with Dr. Alkhafaji may
be arranged by calling 724-738-2199.
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