School of Business & Quality Management
Dr. Shaima Al Harmoodi
academic title and school
Academic title
Assistant Professor
School Affiliation
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Innovation Management
Project and Program Management
Sustainable Innovation
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education


PhD in Project Management from BUiD, UAE and The University of Manchester, UK
Masters in Urban Planning from the American University of Sharjah, UAE.
BSc in Natural and Quantitative Sciences from Zayed University, UAE.

Professional experience

Dr Shaima AlHarmoodi is an Assistant Professor at Hamdan bin Mohamed Smart University. She has a PhD in the field of innovation project management. She is also an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem developer aiming to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide them with the necessary means to succeed. She leads the development and implementation of the university’s ecosystem long term strategy that incorporate impactful projects and initiatives.

Dr. Shaima is also a Certified External Examiner by the Ministry of Education for licensure of higher education institutions and accreditation of their academic programs.

She also actively runs workshops, masterclasses, and seminars in areas related to innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and project management in addition to her interest in research that resulted in a number of publications in international journals and conferences.

Recent publications

  • AlHarmoodi, S.M. and Dulaimi, M. (2022), "The alignment of the open innovation process and the project lifecycle", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 556-572.
  • AlHarmoodi, S. & Awofeso, A. (2023). Optimizing self-regulation for youth development in the United Arab Emirates. Youth Voice Journal.
  • AlQurashi, M., AlHashemi, S., AlKetbi, M., ElKhatib, M. & AlHarmoodi, S. (2023). Digital Platforms for Managers and Project Managers: Pros and Cons. 2nd International Conference on Business Analytics for Technology and Security (ICBATS-2023). Dubai. UAE
  • ElKhatib, M., AlNakeeb, A., AlHarmoodi, S. Salami, M., AlShehhi, H., AlNaqbi, A., AlNuaimi, M. & AlZoubi, H. (2023). ‘Digital Transformation and Disruptive Technologies: Effect of Cloud Computing and DEVOPS on Managing Projects’, In ‘Cyber Security Impact on Digitalization and Business Intelligence’, Springer.
  • ElKhatib, M., AlMheiri, M., AlHarmoodi, S. & Alzoubi, H. (2022). Program Management: Aligning strategy objectives to project objectives: A case study. Webology,19 (2), 1948-1974.
  • AlHarmoodi, S. (2022). A Systematic Study on Improving the Effectiveness of Online Learning through a Smart Learning Dashboard (SLD). 26th ICTEL 2022 – International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning. 77, pp. 80361.
  • AlHarmoodi, S & Dulaimi, M. (2016).   Advancing products and services. Stakeholder integration and innovation effectiveness in sustainable construction projects: CIB World Building Congress. Tampere University of Technology. Tampere. TUT.
  • AlHarmoodi, S. (2015). Stakeholder integration in open innovation construction projects: BUiD 1st Doctoral Research Conference. The British University in Dubai. Dubai. 16 May.
  • AlHarmoodi, S. (2014). Smart, sustainable, and healthy cities. Stakeholder integration and innovation effectiveness: a review of the literature: The 1st International Conference of the CIB-MENA Research Network. Abu Dhabi University.  Abu Dhabi. 14-16 December.