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Dr Ali Salman Saleh is currently a Professor of Economics at the College of Business & Economics, Qatar University. Prior to this, Dr. Saleh has extensive academic and administration experience in Australia. He used to work as a full time academic in Australia at Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University, University of Wollongong and Monash University (Sunway Campus). Dr. Saleh was the Coordinator for Postgraduate studies by research and the School Research Coordinator of the School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University, Australia. He was also an elected member of the University Research committee, Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon. At Monash University (Sunway Campus), Dr. Saleh was elected as Vice President – Monash University Sunway Academic Staff Association and was also the Honours Program Coordinator at the School of Business.
He completed his Honours Masters in Commerce and PhD in Economics at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Dr. Saleh has supervised (as leading supervisor) till completion many Ph.D. students in Australia and made important contributions to research in the areas of applied economics, tourism economics and SMEs. Dr. Saleh has published in reputable international refereed journals such as Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Energy, Current Issues in Tourism, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Analysis, Journal of Policy Modeling, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Australian Economic Papers, Applied Economics Letters, Research in International Business and Finance, Singapore Economic Review, Asia pacific Journal of Economics and Business, Studies in Economics and Finance amongst others.
Additionally, Dr. Saleh has also served as a business consultant on a number of occasions to various private businesses in Australia and in the Gulf region. He is currently working on many external projects (NPRPs grants from Qatar National Research Fund) in the areas of SMEs and tourism industry. He is also working on a large funded project in the area of tourism in collaboration with industry partners such as Qatar National Tourism Authority, Qatar Airways and Katara Hospitality. He is also working on another funded project on how to improve export performance of SMEs and provide assistance in exploring new market opportunities.