Hussein-Elhakim Al Issa

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School: The Business School
Department: Management
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3214-9745

Before joining RMIT University as a Management Lecturer, Hussein-Elhakim Al Issa was a Visiting Professor at HEC Montreal in Canada and an Assistant Professor at A'Sharqiyah University. Dr Al Issa collaborates with academics, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals to enhance business efficiency and performance in the management field. Hussein is recognized for his contributions to academic cooperation, groundbreaking research, and spearheading initiatives that advance academia and the business world.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2014 – 2017) Universiti Utara Malaysia (AACSB Accredited) – Malaysia
  • Master of Accountancy (2008 – 2009) Brock University (AACSB Accredited) – Canada
  • University Certificate in Advanced Accounting (2002 – 2006) Athabasca University (AACSB Accredited) – Canada
  • Bachelor of Management (1989 – 1991) Southeastern University – USA  

  • Management

  • Management and Organization
  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Higher Education

  • Al Issa, H. (2023). Entrepreneurial intentions among university students: the role of mentoring, self-efficacy, and motivation. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. 
  • Al Issa, H., Omar, M.M.S., Celebi, A. (2023). Higher education student engagement with online learning: the role of perceived value and academic entitlement. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. 
  • Al Issa, H., Thai, M. T. T., Omar, M. M. S., & Frnana, F. M. (2023). The effect of corporate frugality on crisis preparedness: The mediating role of entrepreneurial orientation. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 28(1), 2350001. 
  • Al Issa, H., Abdullatif, T. N., Ntayi, J. and Abdelsalam, M. K. (2023). Green intellectual capital for sustainable healthcare: evidence from Iraq. Journal of Intellectual Capital. 24(4), 929-947. 
  • Al Issa, H., Saad, S. and Dittavichai, R. (2022). The impact of perceived value on engagement: the role of teacher behavior. International Journal of Educational Management. 36(7), 1176-1192.  
  • Al Issa, H. (2022). Strategic Orientations in Small Business: A Dynamic Capability Perspective. World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 18(4), 499–515. 
  • Al Issa, H. (2022). Psychological capital for success: the mediating role of entrepreneurial persistence and risk-taking. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 14(4), 525-548.   
  • Al Issa, H., Abdelsalam, M.K. (2021). Antecedents to leadership: A CB-SEM and PLS-SEM validation. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, 16(8), 1403-1414. 
  • Abdelsalam, M.K., Egdair, I.M.M., Begum, H., Md. Jadi, D., Al Issa, H., Abrika, O.S.S., Alam, A.S.A.F. (2021). The key organizational factors in healthcare waste management practices of Libyan public hospitals. Sustainability,13(22), 12785. 
  • Keong, T. B., Abdelsalam, M. K., Egdair, I. M. M., Al Issa, H., Abrika, O. S. S. (2021). Risk management techniques: A review and study in dealing with Coronavirus disease of 2019 (Covid-19). International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering, 11(5), 499-508.  
  • Al Issa, H. (2021). The impact of improvisation and financial bootstrapping strategies on business performance. EuroMed Journal of Business. 16(2), 171-194.  
  • Al Issa, H. (2021). Advancing entrepreneurial career success: the role of passion, persistence, and risk-taking propensity. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 9(2), 135-150.
  • Al Issa, H. (2020). When grit leads to success: the role of individual entrepreneurial orientation. Business: Theory and Practice, 21(2), 643-653. 
  • Al Issa, H., Abdelsalam, M. K., Omar. M. M. S. (2019). The effect of entrepreneurial self-efficacy on persistence: Do financial literacy and entrepreneurial passion matter? Polish Journal of Management Studies. 20(2), 60-72. 
  • Al Issa, H. (2019). Organizational culture in public universities: empirical evidence.  Asian Journal of Business and Accounting, 12(1), 41-70.

  • Principal Consultant (  
  • Design, implement, and evaluate blended learning solution workshops: Preparing Strategic Plans, Developing Managerial Leadership, Writing Business Plans, and Accounting for Managers.

  • 08/2023 – present: Management Lecturer (RMIT University – Vietnam)  
  • 09/2022 – present: Visiting Professor (HEC Montreal – Canada)  
  • 09/2017 – 08/2021: Research Chair & Assistant Professor (A’Sharqiyah University – Oman)