Hasan Ghura

Hasan Ghura
Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) · Business

Ph.D. in Economics of Entrepreneurship

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Introduction
Hasan Ghura is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST). He earned his Ph.D. in Economics of Entrepreneurship from Brunel University London and​ an MBA in Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management. His research interests focus on the link between entrepreneurship and economic development​ under ​the lens of institutional theory.
Additional affiliations
July 2021 - present
Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST)
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2013 - July 2021
Box Hill College Kuwait (BHCK)
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 2014 - October 2018
Brunel University London
Field of study
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship
September 2009 - January 2012
Maastricht School of Management
Field of study
  • Strategic Management
September 1999 - May 2004
University of Sharjah
Field of study
  • Business Administration

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Publications (27)
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This study aims to examine the factors that affect entrepreneurial intention in Kuwait during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on primary data from 392 adults, the study analyzes several factors classified into three groups: government support, entrepreneurial personality, and entrepreneurial competencies. Results show that government...
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This study explores key stakeholders’ perceptions and awareness of Kuwait’s forthcoming Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSB) tax. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with thirteen government and industry participants. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The results revealed four key themes: (1) the motivation for imposing the SSB tax,...
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Abstract Purpose: This study aims to examine the impact of online learning on business education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Design/methodology/approach: Considering the journal’s constraints, the paper has reviewed the recent literature on the effects of online learning in business education during the COVID-19 crisis. Findings: This review f...
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The issue of entrepreneurial activity among refugees has not been discussed in detail in previous studies, although the entrepreneurial potential of refugees is generally acknowledged. This article aims to explore the entrepreneurial journey and entrepreneurial experience of Syrian refugees in Istanbul. The study employs an exploratory phenomenolog...
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It is a research proposal draft to Investigate the acceptance of powered chatbots by customers in the banking sector in Kuwait.
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Purpose Governments can influence entrepreneurial growth through public policy. This paper aims to present critical aspects of entrepreneurship policy design for Syrian refugees in Turkey and evaluate if current policies are effective for Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Design/methodology/approach The study adopts an explorative phenomenological appr...
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Kuwait has an ambitious goal to become a financial and trade hub regionally and internationally. The Kuwait Vision of 2035 aims to encourage entrepreneurial activity as a key driver to economic diversification, innovation, and sustainable economic growth. In support of this transformation to the knowledge economy, we are proud to present the first...
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In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, recent technologies progress in the spaces of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing entrepreneurship and economic growth significantly. Recent research found high levels of concern about how AI impacts the productivity of entrepreneurship and economic growth. This chapter aims to develop a theoretical framew...
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Emerging economies have a diverse range of countries regarding both geography and stage of development that have been influenced by historical, cultural, and societal change. Recently more emphasis has been placed on understanding the role of entrepreneurship in emerging economies due to changing economic conditions and the rapid rise of entreprene...
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on business, has been a subject of much consideration. As with many other innovations and earlier industrial revolutions, there is much uncertainty in regards to the benefits and adverse impact of the new technologies. In this chapter, we provide an overview of what is Artificial Intelligence and its...
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Purpose The paper aims to analyse the interplay between formal and informal institutions' and their impact on entrepreneurship rates in emerging economies. Design/methodology/approach This study expands previous research in examining the moderating effect of control of corruption on the relationship between formal institutions and the development...
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We are delighted to contribute to this timely report titled "Diagnosing #COVID-19 Impacts on #Entrepreneurship: Exploring Policy Remedies for Recovery". An essential read for #policymakers and #entrepreneurs. You can review the Kuwait economy snapshot (pp. 134-135). Enjoy the reading!
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Recently, a considerable literature has grown up around the theme of containing COVID-19 crisis. However, there has been little agreement among countries on determining the best strategies to control the spread of the Coronavirus. This article aims to answer the following question: Why have some countries succeeded in containing the spread of the C...
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في الحقيقة، لم يكن لدي النيّة في الكتابة عن جائحة كورونا لكثرة ما نُشر في هذا الموضوع. إلا أنني ارتأيت بتقديم قراءة ثانية في هذا الخصوص. سأحاول في هذه المقالة الإجابة عن السؤال التالي: لماذا نجحت بعض الدول في احتواء تفشي فيروس كورونا أكثر من غيرها من منظور الاقتصاد المؤسسي؟
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إن قدرة المدن المستأجرة على جذب الاستثمار وتشجيع الابتكار والابداع تستحق المزيد من التجارب في جميع أنحاء العالم. السؤال هنا، هل باستطاعتنا تطبيق وتطوير هذا النموذج في بلداننا العربية؟ هل بإمكان هذا النموذج الاقتصادي أن يكون مفتاحا لحل الأزمات السياسية والاجتماعية في المنطقة العربية؟ أترك لكم التعليق.
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This book addresses the effect of formal institutions, such as the number of procedures, education and training, access to credit and firm-level technology absorption, on the rates of entrepreneurial activity in emerging economies. It will test the thesis that this relationship becomes more instrumental when they are accompanied by lower levels of...
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Corruption has been shown to discourage entrepreneurship in both developed and developing countries. However, it is less clear to what extent corruption affects the development of institutions’ impact on entrepreneurial activity in the context of emerging economies, such as those in the post-communist countries. This study used Institutional Econom...
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Although emerging economies have become key players in the new global economy, they are struggling to sustain economic growth and development. In this realm, entrepreneurship has been considered as a driving force for economic growth and development. This study contributes to the literature of entrepreneurship by examining the moderating role of co...
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Purpose Corruption has been shown to discourage entrepreneurship in both developed and developing countries. However, it is less clear to what extent corruption affects the development of institutions’ impact on entrepreneurial activity in the context of emerging economies, such as those in the post-communist countries. The purpose of this study is...
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Varying institutional environments have provided the foundation for a great deal of entrepreneurship research; however, relatively little empirical work has examined the interaction effect between formal and informal institutions on the development of entrepreneurial activity in emerging economies. This is surprising given the importance placed on...
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There has been substantial research undertaken on the role of entrepreneurship in economic growth and development. However, the policy suggestions related to the institutional environment for entrepreneurship are still poorly understood. Based on Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI), this study aims to offer public policy recommendations to Kuwait’s...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop a conceptual framework that illustrates how resource-based countries, such as those in the Gulf Cooperation Council, can move their economies towards a more sustainable diversified model, through creating and fostering institutions that are conducive for opportunity entrepreneurship. Design/methodol...
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Purpose: This study aims to develop a theoretical framework to illustrate that oil-based countries (such as GCC countries) can diversify and sustain their economies towards knowledge-based growth, while appropriate institutions are effective for opportunity entrepreneurship. Design/methodology/approach: Several hypotheses are proposed and presented...
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Entrepreneurship economics is a global phenomenon occurring in both developed and developing countries. However, most of the studies in the field of entrepreneurship economics to date have focused on developed countries. This study aims to present a systematic review of academic literature to analyze whether there is a relationship between entrepre...
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The purpose of this study was to analyse whether there is a relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development in the case of emerging economies.
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This study aimed to determine the factors that affect expatriate adjustment based on job characteristics. Work adjustment was the main level of investigation. This study adopted a well-known model developed by Black (1991) and used by Shimoni (2005) in exploring expatriates’ adjustment to foreign host countries. This research model was tested using...

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Dear researchers and colleagues,
I hope you are well and in good health.
I wanted to design an individual-level interview protocol for refugee entrepreneurs and eco-system agents (e.g.., government agencies, investors, financial institutions, local development agencies, etc.)
I appreciate it if you can help me with related literature.
Many thanks
Hasan Ghura
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How can we differentiate resource-based economies (or oil rents countries) from other countries. For example, should I include all countries in the World Bank list of natural resources rents countries? Some countries like Australia has 4.8% of GDP only.
Is there a popular article to adopt in this context? For example, Hoskisson et al., (2000) list of countries is widely used for the list of emerging economies.
Many thanks
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Dear panel data analysts,
I'm working on a panel data analysis for 14 countries between years 2006-2014.
Using STATA, the hausman test showed that I have fixed effect model. From what I understood, pooled regression can be applied for panel data because time series does not matter much in the case of fixed effect model. Also, pooled regression results are more compatible with my hypotheses. Hence, my question is when can I use pooled regression over fixed effect model? and is using robust check in STATA enough to justify using pooled regression in my paper?
Suggested YouTube links or papers are appreciated.
Many thanks
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I have heard that in UK, it is not acceptable to use secondary data in a PhD thesis. In my case, I should use a longitudinal analysis to explore the impact of institutions on entrepreneurship. Some scholars argued that it should be a primary data but institutional change should be measured through time series in order to observe its development. Your feedback is highly appreciated.
Thanks 
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Opportunity entrepreneurship data for Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Kuwait are not available which is usually measured through opportunity total entrepreneurial activity (TEA) from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Can you please suggest the second best data to measure opportunity entrepreneurship for Gulf countries?
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