Rebwar Kamal Gharib


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    Student recruitment, student decision-making behaviour
    Social media and online communities
    e-commerce and e-government
    Information systems/ Business information systems
    Big data, data and information sharing, trust and cyber security.

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    Dr Rebwar Kamal Gharib is Associate Professor at the Centre for Business in Society, leading the Centre’s international strategic partnerships. Prior to joining CBiS, he was the Associate Head of Recruitment and Marketing for the School of Strategy and Leadership. Before that, he held the role of Regional Director of International Partnerships for the College of Business and Law and before that he was the Partnership Director for Tunku Abdul Rahman University (Malaysia). Prior to joining Coventry University, Reb worked for several HE institutions in the UK, including the University of Strathclyde and the University of Bedfordshire. Before joining academia, he worked as an ICT analysist for North Yorkshire County Council and Newcastle City Council, where he led multiple large IT projects. Reb's original background in computing was complemented by a PhD in business from the University of Bedfordshire. For his PhD, he developed a model for B2B information sharing online. He is currently completing a second doctorate. His DBA topic focuses on international student recruitment models. Reb is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. His research focuses on two streams; firstly, student recruitment and student decision-making behaviour; and secondly on big data and aspects of the digital economy, namely data and information sharing, information systems, e-commerce, trust and cyber security. Reb reviews for several journals, including Information & Management, IT & People, European Journal of Information Systems, and the Journal of Enterprise Information Management.



    Education/Academic qualification

    education, Degree, PhD in Business , University of Bedfordshire

    1 Jun 20101 Nov 2013

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2013

    education , Postgraduate Certificate, PGCert in Academic Practice (Teaching), University of Bedfordshire

    1 Sept 20111 Jul 2013

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2013

    Computing , Degree, BSc in Internet Computing (Hons), Northumbria University

    1 Sept 20041 Jul 2009

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2009


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