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Moataz Aly Soliman


Moataz Aly Soliman
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PhD anticipated 2011
MBA, Nicholls State University, Louisiana, USA
BBA, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

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Moataz Aly Soliman (MBA, BBA) is a part-time Instructor in Management Information Systems and a PhD candidate at the John Molson School of Business. After receiving his MBA in 1997, he worked as an Assistant Lecturer at Alexandria University, Egypt. During that time, he also co-founded and managed a small Web development company that carried out a number of domestic and regional projects. The company was also involved in online export promotion and, related to that effort, he has given numerous talks related to B2B e-commerce. In addition, he was involved in a number of public administration consulting projects with both the UNDP and the Arab League. His current research focus is on the individual adoption and use of social computing. He is also interested in organizational impacts of social media, especially from an interdisciplinary perspective that bridges the research fields of information systems and marketing.


Research Interests

  • Individual adoption and use of social media
  • Social media organizational impacts
  • Technology and Innovation

Dissertation

The dissertation research is focused on providing an improved understanding of Web 2.0 adoption and use. Relying on person-environment fit as its theoretical lens, the research develops and tests a model of user system fit that offers a complementary perspective to current models in further understanding of Web 2.0 use.

Selected Research

Conference Proceedings

  • Soliman, Moataz, and Lapointe, Liette, “Motivational Needs and IT Acceptance: The Need for a Richer Conceptualization of the Perceived Usefulness Construct”, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, (ASAC). Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2009.
  • Soliman, Moataz, and Beaudry, Anne, "Understanding Individual Adoption and Use of Social Computing: A User-System Fit Model and Empirical Study" Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Information Systems, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A., 2010.

Conference & Seminar Presentations

  • Choi, J. N., Butt, A. N., Soliman, M., & Chang, J. W. (2010). “Does Emotional Intelligence Really Matter in Interpersonal Processes?” Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.

Teaching

Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
  • Part-time Instructor–Management Information Systems (2011)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (2008–2010)

Selected Honours & Awards

  • ICIS Doctoral Consortium, 2009

Academic Service

  • Reviewer, Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), 2007, 2009, and 2011
  • Reviewer for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2008 and 2010