Short CV





Name:                          Obaid Mobarak Al-Shuridah

Marital Status:               Married with children

Mailing Address:           KFUPM

P O Box 775, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.

Tel. #:                           Office:  + 96638604035 Mobile: +966555756751

Fax #:                           +96638602544




¨    Ph.D. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA.

-          Marketing Department

-          Degree Earned in August 2005 (completed in June 05)

-          GPA 3.92 /4

-          Dissertation title “ Customer Intention as the Key to Successful CRM Implementations: Insights from an SEM Application”


¨    Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University, USA.

-          Concentration: Marketing

-          GPA 3.75 /4 (the actual GPA is 3.82 /4)

-          Degree earned in August 1994

-          Professional Paper titled “Sales Forecasting Practice in Saudi Arabian Firms: A Comparison with The United States Firms”


¨    Bachelor of Art in Business Administration from Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University, South Branch, Saudi Araba.

            - Concentration: Business Administration

            - GPA 92.68% (roughly equals to 3.71 /4)

            - Degree earned in June 1989



¨    Since July 2005 to Present:

Assistant Professor in the Management and Marketing Department, College of Industrial Management at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

¨    From August 1999 to July 2000:

A lecture at the Management and Marketing Department, College of Industrial Management at KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

¨    From October 1994 to August 21,1999:

A lecture at the College of Technology at Abha, Saudi Arabia

¨    From Nov. 1989 to July 1991:

A graduate assistant in the College of Technology at Abha




Conference Attendances & Papers:

  •     Attended the American Marketing Association 2004 Winter Educators’ Conferences at Stockdale, Arizona.

  •     Al-Shuridah, Obaid and Siva Balasubramanian (2005), “Customer Intention As Key to Successful CRM Implementation” Marketing Science Conference-Informs, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta.

  •     Siva K. Balasubramanian, Obaid Al-Shuridah, "Antecedent and Consequences of Attitudes Against Spam". Marketing Science Conference- Informs, Katz Graduate School of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 8–10, 2006.

  •     Songpol Kulviwat, Gordon C. Bruner II, and Obaid Al-Shuridah, " The Role of Social Influence on Adoption of High Tech Innovations: The Moderating Effect of Public/Private Consumption".The American Marketing Association (AMA) Summer Educators Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August  4-7, 2006.


Working in Progress:

  •     Al-Shuridah, Obaid and Siva K. Balasubramanian. “Evolving Attitudes toward Online Purchases: Evidence from Multiple Surveys,” targeted at Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

  •     Al-Shuridah, Obaid and Siva K. Balasubramanian. “Determinants of Customers' Intention to Engage in CRM Programs: The Case of Online Banking," Working Paper

  •     Al-Shuridah, Obaid. "Factors Influencing Attitude and Intention to Use Internet Banking in Saudi Arabia," A Proposal Submitted for Junior Faculty Research Grant. King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, March 2007.



¨    Chairman, Department of Management & Marketing, KFUPM (August 2007 to present).

¨    Head of The Department of Management Technology in The College of Technology at Abha for the academic year 1998-1999.



  •     BA with honor certificate from Prince Khalid Al Faisal the governor of Assir, in 1989, for the outstanding student of the year.

  •     Member of many standing and ad hoc committees during my career that started in 1989.

  •     Delivered many training sessions for my colleagues at the Department of Management Technology, The College of Technology at Abha. about how to use many different computer software including (MS Windows 95&98, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access).

  •     Participated in more than 10 workshops held at KFUPM under the supervision of the Deanship of Academic Development (Junior Faculty Program).

  •    Participated in a workshop held in Australia (February 2007) in the domain of e-learning under the supervision of the e-learning center at KFUPM.

  •     Member of many standing and ad hoc committees, this includes:


Committee & Year




Academic Development Committee (2005-2006 & 2006-2007)




Academic Textbook Committee (2006- 2007)




MBA  Committee (2005- 2006)



Member and then a chairman

30 years anniversary of CIM Committee (2005-2006)


Ad hoc

Member and chairman of the social subcommittee

Faculty Screening Committee (2005-2006)




Marketing Program Curriculum Affairs Committee (2005- 2006)

(2006 -2007)



Member in 2006 them chairman in 2007

MKT Textbook Committee (2005- 2006)




The Teaching Excellence Award Committee (2005- 2006)

Department and College

Ad hoc

Chairman and a member


¨    Have been serving as a member in two strategic projects at KFUPM:

*      AAFAQ: A Future Plan for University Education in the Kingdom. Served in several tracks in the project and participated in many workshops and related conferences.

*      Strategic University Partnership and Recruitment (SUPR). Seeks establishing strategic partnerships with leading international universities as well as improving recruitment process from North America.