Haji Suleman Ali

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School: The Business School
Department: Economics & Finance
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Email: hajisuleman.ali@rmit.edu.vn
ORCID: 0000-0001-7312-5371

Haji Suleman Ali received his Ph.D. in Business Administration July 2022 from the School of Management University of Science and Technology of China. He has worked as research associate in the Center of Digital Transformation, School of Management, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. Haji’s research focuses on analyzing the effects of digital technologies (such as blockchain) on businesses. Event study method is his primary tool for analytical and research work.

  • Ph.D. Business Administration, School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
  • MS Finance, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • BBA Banking and Finance, Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • Blockchain Enabled Business

  • Digital transformation
  • Blockchain
  • IT Business Value
  • Corporate Finance

Teaching Case Studies

  • Jingui X, Feiyan J, Ali, HS. (October 2019). HaoDF: The pioneer of online healthcare in China. Ivey Publishing, product no.9B19M103. Available from Harvard Business Review Store, product no. W19602-PDF-ENG. Link: https://store.hbr.org/product/haodf-the-pioneer-of-online-healthcare-in-china/W19602
  • Jingui Xie, Ali, HS., Feiyan Jia, Muhammed Adnan Zahid Chudhery, Bin Ding (May 2019). Chunyu: The first mover in Chinese m-health industry. Ivey Publishing, product no.9B19M044. Available from Harvard Business Publishing, product no. W19234-PDF-ENG. Link: https://www.hbsp.harvard.edu/product/W19234-PDF-ENG

Journal Research Papers

  • Ali, HS., Jia, F., Lou, Z, Xie, J. (2023). Effect of blockchain technology initiatives on firms’ market value. Financial Innovation 9(1), 1-35. (SSCI-Indexed journal, IF:6.793). Link: https://jfin-swufe.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40854-023-00456-8
  • Ali, HS. (2022). The role of firm innovativeness in the time of Covid-19 crisis: Evidence from Chinese manufacturing firms. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation 30(3), 689-714. (SSCI-Indexed journal, IF:1.314). Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19761597.2021.1976063

  • Awarded with the distinction in Ph.D., CAS-TWAS President's PhD Fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy. 

  • Led a consultation session on “Artificial Intelligence for Managers” in March 2023 at Siddiq Leather Works (Pvt.) Ltd. Lahore, Pakistan

  • Oct 2023 – to date: Lecturer Blockchain-Enabled Business, Department of Economics and Finance, The Business School, RMIT University Vietnam
  • Oct 2021 – Oct 2023: Assistant Professor, School of Commerce and Accountancy,  University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sep 2020 – Feb 2021: Research Associate, Center of Digital Transformation, School of Management, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Heilbron, Germany
  • Jan 2016 – Jun 2021: Lecturer, Management Sciences, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan