The Undergrad Students at the College of Business have submitted eleven projects to the 8th Technology, Education and Development Conference – INTED2014 in Valencia, Spain. All eleven were accepted. The group of students led by Dr. Mario Ferrer and Dr. Ricardo Santa, are conducting research projects based on data collected from several economy sectors in Saudi Arabia.
This 100% acceptance demonstrates that the Undergrad courses at the College of Business are aligned with the mission and vision of the University of being a research-focused University. “We have succeeded in promoting not only the name of Alfaisal University but also the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the arena of academic learning and innovation in industry. This outstanding outcome demonstrates the high quality of research we are conducting at the College of Business at Alfaisal”, stated Dr. Ricardo Santa.
The students have expressed their satisfaction with the outcome of the class projects. This experiential learning experience demonstrates the innovative teaching approach at Alfaisal University as it links the theory taught in the class room with the reality of business around the country in several sectors. Additionally, the university is demonstrating that Alfaisal University delivers a world class education.
It is important also to highlight the effort of Miss Haya Alhakbani, vice dean of the Information Systems Department at Al Imam University and MBA graduate and Miss Amal Yacoub Alfraih for their efforts advising and helping with some of the students projects
The Research Projects Accepted for Presentation at the Conference are:
1. Article id: 1238
Article title: MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN SMALL BUSINESSES OF SAUDI ARABIA: A CROSS-SECTORS STUDY. By Saud Alsaud, Abdullah Saud, Mosaed Khalid Alsaud, Saad Abdullah Alsaud, Mario Ferrer and Ricardo Santa.
2. Article id: 964
Article title: ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTIVITIES BY GENERATION Y IN AN OIL DEPENDENT ECONOMY: A CLASSROOM RESEARCH PROJECT by AbdulAziz AlShebaiky and Ricardo Santa.
3. Article id: 1016
Article title: AN EXAMINATION OF AN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH ALGORITHM BASED ON QUANTUM PHYSICS AND BEHAVIORAL FINANCE THAT ASSIST IN THE FORECASTING OF HEDGE FUNDS by Abdullah Abdulrahman Alangari and Ricardo Santa.
4. Article id: 1129
Article title: HEALTH CARE SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTICES: THE CASE OF HOSPITALS IN SAUDI ARABIA by Fahad Nader AlSaud, Musaad Algharair, Nawaf AlSa, Aser Shafi, Haya AlHakbani, Mario Ferrer and Ricardo Santa.
5. Article id: 1237
Article title: DRIVERS OF DEMAND AND PATIENT SATISFACTION IN SAUDI ARABIAN HEALTHCARE SERVICES by Nasser ALHatlani, Mishl AlTimyat, Abdullah Allshowaier, Abdulrauf Binhussain, Haya AlHakbani, Mario Ferrer and Ricardo Santa.
6. Article id: 1242
Article title: FOCUSING ON CUSTOMERS: THE STRATEGY AT SONY SAUDI ARABIA by Duna Turki Alsaud, Reham AlHazza, Loulouh Alsaud and Ricardo Santa.
7.Article id: 1363
Article title: NURSING INFORMATICS: IS THERE AN ALIGNMENT OF THE SYSTEMS WITH THE OPERATIONS OF THE ORGANIZATIONS? By Alanoud Alassaf, Deemah Alsaud, Sarah Alhokair, Maha Alsudairy and Ricardo Santa.
8. Article id: 1407
Article title: INNOVATION SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL: INNOVATIVE MANAGERIAL PRACTICES AT THE LARGEST DAIRY COMPANY IN THE WORLD by Sultan T Alsaud, Abdulaziz A Alsaud, Saad A Alshathry, Fahad Alrowaitee and Ricardo Santa.
9. Article id: 2038
Article title: INNOVATIVE MANAGERIAL PRACTICES AT THE LARGEST AND LEADING BOOK STORE IN SAUDI ARABIA by Noha AlOthman, Noura AlAgil, Reem AlGhuneim and Ricardo Santa.
10. Article id: 2020
Article title: SMART WAYS TO PREPARING INDUSTRIES FOR THE IMPACT OF SAUDIZATION: THE CASE OF AND ELECTRONICS AND HOME APPLIANCES TRAINING INSTITUTE by Malak Samir Hasanein, Jori Abdulwahab Ababtain and Mario Ferrer.
11. Article id: 2005
Article title: TACKLING TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN SAUDI ARABIA: AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROJECT by Abdullah Alshalhoub, Turki AlHarbi, Ahmed Alabdulatifand and Mario Ferrer.