Department of Marketing and Management Sciences

Dr. Mahmoud M. Watad

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Office:   V3068
Phone:   973-720-3934
Email:WatadM@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   By appointment

Department: Marketing and Management
Position: Professor
Area Specialization: Knowledge Management, Telework and Virtual Organization, Adoption and Diffusion of Information Systems and Technologies

Professional Degrees:

Ph.D. Management with specialization in MIS, Organization Theory and Organizational Change
MPA. Public Affairs with emphasis on Public Administration, Information Technologies and Economic Development, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Materials Science with emphasis on Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials, Operations Research and Statistical Analysis, Cum Laude, Hebrew University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Energy Transfer and Flow, Systems Analysis and Design, Tel-Aviv University

Previous Appointments:

  • Associate Professor of MIS, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
    Assistant Professor of MIS College of Business Administration, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
    Assistant Professor of Information Systems , Monmouth University

Primary Research Interests:

  • Knowledge Management ,Telework and Virtual Organization, Adoption and diffusion of Information Systems and Technologies

Book Publication:

  • Watad, M. & Grob, L. Teen Voices from the Holy Land: Who Am I to You, Published by Prometheus Books, 2007.

Journal & Proceedings Papers (selected)

  • Watad, M. & Perez, C. “Cultural Differences in Information Technology Settings: Impacts on Creativity and Knowledge-Sharing ,” The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Vol 11, No. 4 2012.        
  • Perez, C. & Watad, M. "Group Creativity: Do Organic Processes Have an Impact on IT?." The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Change Management, Vol 11, No. 5, 2012,
  • Watad, M. “Constructing a Model for the Diffusion of IT/IS in Public Service Organizations.” The International Journal of the Academic Business World. Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2011.        
  • Watad, M. “The Organizational Dynamics of Knowledge and IT-enabled Innovations.” International Research Journal On Digital Future, ANNO V, N.3-4, 2010.
  • Watad, M.  “The Organizational Dynamics of Knowledge and IT-enabled Innovations.” Journal of Technology Research, Vol. 2. 2010.
  • Watad, M. & Jenkins, G. “The Impact of Telework on Knowledge Creation & Management.” Journal of Knowledge Management Practice, Vol. 11, No. 4. December, 2010
  • Perez, C. & Watad, M. "Perceived Group Process Gains and Losses in Electronic Environments."     The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Change Management, Fall, 2010
  • Betts, S. & Watad, M. & McCrea, E. “Aligning Program Offerings and Academic rResearch with Business Needs for Closely Held Business.” Journal of Management and Marketing Research, Vol. 6. 2010
  • Watad, M.  “Constructing a Framework for IT-Enabled Organizational Innovations.” The Proceedings of the Academy of Information and Management Sciences, New Orleans, April 2009.
  • Watad, M “KM in a Telework Environment: Analyzing Key Trends in IT Practices” Proceedings of International Academy of Business and Public Administration, IABPAD, Dallas, Texas, 2008.
  • Perez, C. & Watad, M. “The Match between Process Organic ness and Task Complexity: Impacts on Group Creativity” Proceedings of the Academy of Entrepreneurship, AE, Jacksonville, Florida, 2007
  • Watad, M. & Perez, C. “Managers’ Perceptions of the Role of IT in Organizational Change” the Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal. Volume 9, Number 10, 2006.
  • Watad, M. “Knowledge Management and Business Effectiveness,” The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Vol. 5, 2006.
  • Perez, C. & Watad, M. “The Impact of Process Standardization and Task Uncertainty on Creativity in GSS Environments Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal. Vol. 8, 1, 2005. Best Paper Award.
  • Watad, M. & Will, P., "Telecommuting and Organizational Change: A Middle Managers' Perspective" Business Process Management Journal, Vol.9 No. 4, 2003
  • Watad, M. & Disanzo, F., "Case Study: The Synergism of Telecommuting and Office Automation.” Sloan Management Review, Vol. 41, No. 2, winter 2000.
  • Watad, M. "Information Systems Assessment in Public Service Organizations." International Journal of Services Technology and Management Vol. 1, No. 4, 2000.

In progress- three projects:

  • Watad, M.  Cross-Sector Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Watad, M. Data Security Concerns and Solutions for Small Businesses
  • Watad, M. Learning & Reengineering Co-Existence       

Presentations (recent)

  • Watad, M.“ Cross-sector leadership: An innovative stakeholder approach for corporate social responsibility,” at the International Congress on Social Diversity,” Santiago de Compostela, Spain, December 2012
  • Watad, M.“ The Impact of IT-Enabled Change on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Creation,” at the 17th International Business Research Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 2012
  • Watad, M.“Cultural Differences in Information Technology Settings: Impacts on Creativity and Knowledge-Sharing ,” The International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Madrid, Spain, June, 2011.
  • Watad, M.  “IT-based Innovations in Higher Education Settings.” At the Academic World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, May-June 2010.
  • Watad, M.  “Introducing the Ring Model as a Framework for the Diffusion of IS/IT in Public Service Organizations” At the Academic World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, May-June 2010.
  • Watad, M.  “Constructing a Model for IT\IS Diffusion in Public Service Organizations.” At the Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2009.
  • Watad, M.  “Constructing a Framework for IT-Enabled Organizational Innovations.” At the Academy of Information and Management Sciences, New Orleans, April 2009.
  • Watad, M. “KM and Higher Education: An Open Framework for Organizational Learning” Keynote speaker at The Annual Conference on Exploring ICT in Education, Doha, Qatar, April 2008.
  • Watad, M “KM in a Telework Environment: Analyzing Key Trends in IT Practices” International Academy of Business and Public Administration, IABPAD, Dallas, Texas, 2008.
  • Watad, M “Organizational Impacts of IT/IS Introduction: Learning from Managerial Perceptions” International Academy of Business and Public Administration, IABPAD, Dallas, Texas, 2007.
  • Watad, M., Betts, S., McCrea E “Developing an Agenda for a Center for Closely Held Business: Aligning Practitioners and Academic Interests” the Academy of Entrepreneurship, AE, Jacksonville, Florida, 2007.
  • Watad, M & Perez, C. “Knowledge Sharing and Cultural Diversity among IT People: Implications on KM Initiatives” the Academy of Information and Management Sciences, AIMS, Jacksonville, Florida, 2007.

 Current Courses Offered:

  • MGT 2000: Principles of Management
  • MGT 4510: Management Planning/Control
  • MBA 6120: Management Information Systems