Abrar Al-Hasan

Faculty Profile


  • PhD, Business Administration, University of Maryland College Park
  • MBA, University of Maryland College Park
  • BSc, Computer Engineering, Kuwait University


Abrar Al-Hasan received the B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from Kuwait University, and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. degree in Business and Management with a focus of information systems from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA, 2004, 2008, and 2013, respectively. She is an Assistant Professor of information systems with the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University. She has more than ten years of consulting experience in IT fields, specializing in software engineering, and data mining and market analysis. Her research interests include social media and social networks, health IT, online markets, digital innovations, crowdsouring, and economics of information systems. She is currently involved in research on the impact of digital markets on consumer behavior within the financial, educational, and healthcare industry.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Online Markets and Digital Innovations
  • Social Media and Network Analytics
  • Crowdsourcing and Open Innovations
  • Economics of Information Systems.
  • Competitive & Strategic Impacts of Emerging Technologies.
  • Social Networks
  • Health Information Systems
  • Al-Hasan, A., Yim, D., & Khuntia, J. (2020). Citizens’ adherence to COVID-19 mitigation recommendations by the government: a 3-country comparative evaluation using web-based cross-sectional survey data. Journal of medical Internet research22(8), e20634.
  • Al-Hasan, A., Khuntia, J., & Yim, D. (2020). Threat, coping, and social distance adherence during COVID-19: cross-continental comparison using an online cross-sectional survey. Journal of medical Internet research22(11), e23019.
  • Al-Hasan, A. (2021). Effects of Social Network Information on Online Language Learning Performance: A Cross-Continental Experiment. International Journal of e-Collaboration,17(6),1-16, DOI: 10.4018/IJeC.20210401.oa1.
  • Al-Hasan, A., Khuntia, J., & Yim, D. (2021).  Cross-Culture Online Knowledge Validation and the Exclusive Practice of Stem Cell Therapy.   Journal of Global Information Management,29(2),1-28, DOI: 10.4018/JGIM.20210401.oa1.
  • Al-Hasan, A., Khalil, O., & Yim, D. (2020).  Digital Information Diversity and Political Engagement: The Impact of Website Characteristics on Browsing Behavior and Voting Participation.  Information Polity,26(1),21-37, DOI: 10.3233/IP-190183.
  • Al-Hasan, A. (2019).  Health Information Seeking, Trust and Knowledge Adaptation: Empirical Evidence from Kuwait.  Arab Journal of Administrative Sciences, 26 (3).
  • Al-Hasan, A., Yim, D., & Lucas, H. (2019).  A Tale of Two Movements: Egypt During the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.   IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 66(1), 84-97, DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2018.2812194.
  • Al-Hasan, A. (2018).  Online Social Stock Picking : An Empirical Investigation.   International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 22 (1), 66-97, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10864415.2018.1396119.
  • Mierzejewska, B. I., Yim, D., Napoli, P., Lucas, H., & Al-Hasan, A. (2017).  Evaluating Strategic Approaches to Competitive Displacement: The Case of the U.S. Newspaper Industry.   Journal of Media Economics, 30 (1), 19-30, DOI: 10.1080/08997764.2017.1281817.

Refereed Proceedings 

  • Al-Hasan, A. (2015).  To Go Social or Not? Empirical Study on Social Language Learning.   International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE).


At KU since 2013

  • 2019- Present:  National Assembly of Kuwait
  • 2013-2014:  Dasman Diabetics Institute
  • KU Excellence in Teaching Award, KU 2020
  • Best Research Paper Award, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.  The New ROI – Return on Influentials. 2010.
  • QMIS 130  – Computer Based Business Applications
  • QMIS 240 – Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • QMIS 230 – Business Problem Solving and Programming
  • QMIS 350 Advanced Business Applications
  • QMIS 336 Data Communications and Networks
  • QMIS 351 Introduction to Electronic Commerce
  • 2015:  International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE), Surya University, Indonesia. The Fourth.
  • 2015:  Global Technology Management Conference, Bemidji, Minnesota.
  • 2013:  Americas Conference on Information Systems, Chicago, Illinois. The 19th.
  • 2010:  Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research Symposium, Austin, Texas. The Sixth.
  • 2010:  Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Austin, Texas.
  • 2010:  Information Systems and Economics Workshop, St Louis, Missouri.