Abbas J. Ali, Ph.D., is distinguished University Professor and Professor of Management, Director, School of International Management, Eberly college of Business, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the Executive Director of the American Society for Competitiveness. Ali has served as a visiting professor at King Saud University, University of Sharjah, and as a senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Jordan. His current research interests include global business leadership, strategy, foreign policy, comparative management, competitiveness issues, organizational politics, and international management. He has published more than one hundred-sixty scholarly journal articles and more than 20 chapters in scholarly books. His articles published in such journals as Academy of Management Executives, Business Horizon, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology, International Studies of Management & Organization, Journal of Small Business Management, Organization Studies, Personnel Review, among others. In addition, he delivered more than 500 presentations at professional and academic meetings. He has authored or co-authored eight books, including, Business Ethics in Islam (2014), Edward Elgar Publishing; Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases (2011), Pearson Education; Islamic Perspectives on Management and Organization (2005), Edward Elgar Publishing; and Business and Management Environment in Saudi Arabia: challenges and opportunities for multinational corporations (2008), Routledge Publisher.
Ali is a recipient of several research awards and grants. He conducted several workshops and training sessions in the U.S. and abroad. Likewise, he delivered keynote addresses at several international seminars and conferences. Previously, he served as editor –in- chief of the International Journal of Commerce and Management, Advances in Competitiveness Research, Competitiveness Review and is currently editor of Journal of Competitiveness Studies and Competition Forum. In addition, he serves on the editorial board of more than twelve academic journals. His commentaries on international events appear in various newspapers and on line media outlets.