Dr. Al-Zayer

AlZayer-Jamal-150-175

Dr. Jamal Al-Zayer holds the position of Professor of Management at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA and Bachelor of Science from King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Al-Zayer is a specialist in operations management and mathematical modelling and has applied his skills to the areas of energy studies and forecasting, simulation and financial analysis. He has been the Director of the MBA program at Ahlia University Bahrain as well as the Chairman of Management & Marketing at Ahlia. He has also held the positions of Adjunct Professor at the University of Brunel, U.K., and Coordinator for the graduate program in Engineering Management with the University of Washington and Alhlia University. He has also held the position of Associate Professor at King Fahd University for Operations Management and Decision Science.  Dr. Zayer has also supervised Doctoral candidates at Brunel University.

Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Management, Monarch Business School Switzerland
Academic Positions Held In The Past
  • Director MBA Program, Ahlia University, Bahrain
  • Adjunct Professor, University Brunel, U.K.
  • Associate professor, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
Academic Credentials
    • Ph.D. General Business, University of Texas at Austin
    • MBA, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
    • B.Sc. Earth Science, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
Honors
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the International Conference on Higher Education in the 21st Century, held at Manama, Bahrain June 3-4, 2007.
  • Member of the Organizing Committee for the World Association Sustainable Development Conference held in Manama Bahrain 2009.
  • Chaired a session at the Conference on Administrative Sciences held at KFUPM on March 16-18, 1998
Main Academic Interests
  • Operations Research
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Energy Studies
  • Investment Modelling
  • Project Evaluation & Investment Modelling
Professional Positions Held In The Past
  • Consultant, New Trading Services and Agencies Company (NTSA)
Associations And Memberships
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORM)
  • Member, The Institute of Decision Sciences (DSI)
  • Member, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
  • Member, American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Member, Association of Investment Management and Research (AIMR)
Languages
  • Arabic
  • English
Doctoral Dissertation Supervisions/Committees
  • Mohamed Buheji “Knowledge Management Influence on Organizational Competitiveness” PhD Thesis Completed (Degree Granted 2012)
  • Wael Al Jassim “An empirical study on the strategic decision making process and strategic decision out come in the SMEs” PhD Thesis Completed (Degree Granted 2014)
  • Humoud A Alqattan “ Framework for Private Rate of Return to Education In High-Income Developing Countries” A PhD Thesis Completed (Degree Granted)
  • Fraih Al-Fraih “The role of principal transformational leadership in public school performance and staff satisfaction in developing countries” A PhD Thesis Completed.
Publications
  • Alqattan H.A. , Stergioulas L. ,  Al-Zayer, J., “ The Returns to Education Based on Level of Education: Case of Kuwait” European Business Research Conference Proceedings, August 16, 2012
  • Buheji , Mohamed and Al-Zayer, Jamal “Developing a KM Maturity Model for Government Organizations Towards Competitiveness”, the 7th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China 11-12 November , 2010
  • Al-Roubaie, Amer and Al-Zayer, Jamal, “Knowledge Creation and Global Readiness in GCC Countries”, Technological Transformation and Competitiveness in the Middle East, Editor Allam Ahmed, Inderscience Publisher, 2007.
  • Al-Roubaie, Amer and Al-Zayer, Jamal, “Knowledge Readiness and Sustainable Development in the GCC Countries”, World Sustainable Development Outlook 2006, Knowledge Management, Proceedings pp. 217-226
  • Al-Roubaie, Amer and Al-Zayer, Jamal, “Sustaining Development in the GCC Countries: the Impact of Technology Transfer”, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable. Development, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2006
  • Duffuaa, S.O., Al-Zayer, J.A., Al-Saleh, M., and Al-Marhoun, M.A., “A Linear Programming Model for Oil Production and Gas Processing and Distribution in Saudi Arabia” Journal of Operational Research Society, Vol.43, No.11, pp.1035-1045, 1992.
  • Al-Saleh, M., Duffuaa, S.O., Al-Zayer, J.A., and Al-Marhoun, M.A., “Impact of Crude Oil Production on Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia” Energy- The International Journal, Vol. 16, No.8, pp.1089-1099, 1991.
  • Jones, C.K., Al-Faraj, T.N., Alidi, A.S., and Al-Zayer, J.A., “An Optimal Diversification Network Model with Fixed Solution Universe Subsets” Journal of Operational Research Society, Vol. 42, No.3, March 1991, pp.247-251.
  • Al-Faraj, T.N., Alidi, A.S., Al-Zayer, J.A., and Jones, C.K., “ Simulating the Waiting Line Problem: A Spreadsheet Application,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol.11, No.2, February 1991, pp.49-53.
  • Al-Zayer, J.A., Al-Ibrahim, A.A., and Al-Faraj, T.N., “Impact of Energy Consumption in the Major Industrialized Countries on the Saudi Arabian Oil Production” Energy, Vol.18, No.9, pp.933-938, 1993.
  • Al-Zayer, J.A., Al-Faraj, T.N., and Alidi, A.S., “Risk, Uncertainty and Decision Analysis,” Chapter 9, Petroleum Economics and Engineering, 2nd Edition, edited by Abdel-Aal, H., Bakr, B.A., and Sahlawi, M., published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1992. pp.157-175.
  • Alidi, A.S., Al-Zayer, J.A., and Al-Faraj, T.N., “ Optimization Techniques,” Chapter 11, Petroleum Economics and Engineering, 2nd Edition, edited by Abdel-Aal,H., Bakr, B.A., and Sahlawi, M., published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1992, pp. 191-210.
  • Al-Faraj, T.N., Alidi, A.S., and Al-Zayer, J.A., “Break-Even and Sensitivity Analysis,” Chapter 10, Petroleum Economics and Engineering, 2nd Edition, edited by Abdel-Aal, H., Bakr, A.B., and Sahlawi, M., published by Marcel Dekker, Inc. 1992. pp. 177-190.
  • Al-Faraj, T.N., Al-Zayer, J.A., and Alidi, A.S., “A PC Based Spreadsheet Support System for the Newsboy Inventory Control Problem,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 11, No. 10, 1991, pp. 58-63.
  • Al-Zayer, J.A. and Al-Ibrahim, A.A., “Modelling the Impact of Temperature on Electricity Consumption in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia” Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 15, pp. 97-106, 1996.
  • Jones, C.K., Al-Faraj, T.N., Alidi, A.S., and Al-Zayer, J.A., “ Network Models for Portfolio Selection with Fixed Solution Universe Subsets,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the 11th National Computer Conference and Exhibition, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, March 4-7, 1989, pp.110-118.
  • Al-Faraj, T.N., Alidi, A.S., Al-Zayer, J.A., “Vendors Selection via a Spreadsheet Analytical Hierarchy Process” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol.25, Nos.1-4, pp.65-68, 1993.
  • Al-Zayer, J.A. and Duffuaa, S.O., “A Network Optimization Model for the Management of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia,” presented at ORSA/TIMS Meeting at Atlanta Nov. 4-6, 1985.
  • Al-Zayer, J.A., Al-Saffar, A.K. and Duffuaa, S.O., “Hydrocarbon Production Scheduling in Oilfield Development,” presented at TIMS Meeting at Gold Coast, Australia, July 20-23, 1986.
  • Alidi, A.S., Al-Faraj, T.N., and Al-Zayer, J.A., “ Management Engineering: A new Engineering Discipline in the Saudi Arabian Universities,” presented and published in the Proceedings of the Third Saudi Engineering Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 24-27, 1991, pp. 469-472.
  • Al-Faraj, T.N., Alidi, A.S., Al-Zayer, J.A., “Vendor Selection via a Spreadsheet Analytic Hierarchy Process,” presented in the XV Annual Computer and Industrial Engineering Conference, March 8-10, 1993, Cocoa Beach, Florida, USA.
  • Al-Zayer, J.A., Al-Faraj, T.N., Alidi, A.S., Al-Ibrahim, A.A., and Al-Hajjee M., “A Mathematical Programming Model for Manpower and Educational Planning in Saudi Arabia,” A Research Proposal Submitted to King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), June 1990.
  • Jones, C.K., Alidi, A.S., Al-Faraj, T.N., and Al-Zayer, J.A., “Optimal Investment Diversification for the Saudi Petroleum Based Economy,” A Research Proposal Submitted to the Research Committee, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, January 1988.
  • Duffuaa, S.O. and Al-Zayer, J.A., “A Goal Programming Model for Optimal Location of Health Facilities in Saudi Arabia,” A Research Proposal Submitted to King Abdul Aziz Center for Science and Technology, December 1983.
  • Al-Zayer, J.A., Al-Faraj, T.N., and Alidi, A.S., “A Study on Efficiency Measurement of Post Secondary Education in Saudi Arabia,” A Proposal Submitted to the Research Institute at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, January 4, 1993.