Ph. D. in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
M.B.A. in Business Administration, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
M.P.A. in Public Administration, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan
Prior to joining academia, Dr. Ababneh worked as a financial analyst and a small business consultant in the USA. He also worked as a recruitment consultant in Canada. Before joining AUD, Dr. Ababneh taught in Canada at the University of Guelph and McMaster University. Over the past years, Dr. Ababneh taught a number of courses, including: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Group Dynamics, Human Resources Management, Strategic Human Resources Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Managing Change and Innovation, Business Ethics, and Introduction to Business.
Dr. Ababneh’s primary research interests lie in the areas of job applicant reactions toward selection procedures and selection decisions; the influence of an organization’s human resources practices (e.g., recruitment, selection, training, compensation) on organizational effectiveness and efficiency; turnover, leadership, and change management.
Dr. Ababneh has presented research papers at international conferences including: the Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Academy of Management Conference, and Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference. He also has served as a reviewer for a number of journals and conferences including: The International Journal of Human Resource Manangment, Personnel Review Journal, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference. Eurasia Business and Economics Society conference. Dr. Ababneh is a member of the Academy of Management and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.
Selected Publications and Conference Presentations
Ababneh, K.I. (2016 ), Effects of met expectations, trust, job satisfaction, and commitment on faculty turnover intentions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), The International Journal of Human Resource Manangment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2016.1255904
Ababneh, K.I. and Al-Waqfi, M.A. (2016), The role of privacy invasion and fairness in understanding job applicant reactions to potentially inappropriate/discriminatory interview questions, Personnel Review, 45(2), 392 - 418.
Ababneh, K. I., Hackett, R., & Schat, A. H. (2014). The Role of Attributions and Fairness in Understanding Job Applicant Reactions to Selection Procedures and Decisions. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29(1), 111-129.
Ababneh, K. I., & Chhinzer, N. (2014). Job Applicant Reactions to Selection Methods in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). International Management Review, 10(2), 32-48.
Chhinzer, N. N., & Ababneh, K. I. (2010). Characteristics of the unemployed in Canada: Leavers, losers and layoffs. The International Business & Economics Research Journal, 9(12), 1-15.
Conference Proceedings and Presentations
Ababneh, K. I., (2015, October) Determinants of faculty organizational citizenship behavior in the UAE. The 17th EBES Conference – Italy, Venice.
Ababneh, K. I., (2014) Antecedents of Faculty Turnover Intent in the United Arab Emirates Universities. World Business Research Conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Ababneh, K. I., (2013) Perceived Invasiveness and Fairness of Inappropriate Interview Questions and Their Effects on Applicant Behavioral Intentions. The 10th EBES Conference – Istanbul Turkey.
Ababneh, K. I., Celani Anthony (2013) Job Applicant Reactions to Credit Checks as a Screening and a Selection Tool. The 10th EBES Conference – Istanbul Turkey.
Ababneh, K. I., Chhinzer, N., (2011). Applicant Perceptions of Selection Methods in the UAE: Replication and an expansion of existing research. Global Academy of Business and Economic Research, Seventh International Conference, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Ababneh, K. I., Chhinzer, N., (2011). The Antecedents and Consequences of Fairness Reactions to Personal Selections Methods: A Canadian Study. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Chhinzer, N., Ababneh, K. I., (2008). Disaggregating Unemployment: Job Leavers, Losers and Layoffs. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Ababneh, K. I., Schat, A. C, (2007). Understanding Job Applicant Reactions: A Test of Applicant Attribution Reaction Theory. Academy of Management Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. USA.
Ababneh, K. I., Hackett, R. D. & Schat, A. C, (2007). Effects of Procedural Fairness and Selection Outcome Favourability on Applicant Self-Perceptions: An Attributional Analysis. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Ababneh, K. I. (2007). The Role of Attribution in Understanding the Influence of Explanations on Job Applicant Reactions. Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) 44th Annual Meeting Montreal, Quebec.