Dr. Mistarihi is an Assistant Professor in Public Administration program, within the School of Public Administration and Development Economics. Before joining the Doha Institute, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration in Yarmouk University, Jordan (from 2011 till 2015). He also chaired the department of Public Administration and Postgraduate Studies program (from 2012 to 2014). Prior to his joining Yarmouk University, he was a teaching assistant within the Department of Management Studies at Griffith University in Australia in 2010. He also worked as Senior Instructor and Acting Director of Commercial Studies at the Technical and Administrative Training Institute (TATI) in Muscat, Oman (from 2000 to 2007). 


Dr. Mistarihi received his Ph.D in Management from Griffith University, Australia and Masters and Bachelor degrees in Public administration from Yarmouk University, Jordan. 


English and Arabic​

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​Research Interests: 

Dr. Mistarihi has various research interests, including:

The transformational effect of strategic leadership; Public-private partnership (PPP) management; Crises leadership and management; Strategic directions of public human resource management; Social responsibility locally and internationally; Impact of social media on public decision-making; Research directions in public administration reform and development in the Arab World; Towards a thematic public administration model in the Arab World (chasing the identity).

Selected Research Projects:

  • - 2020: The emerging renaissance states, what is the common secret (the bottle neck model).

  • - 2020: Post-Corona Human Resources Management.

- 2021: Post-Corona organizations.


Teaching Interests: 

Organization Behavior; Human Resource Management; Governance and Public Administration Theories; Administrative Reform and Development; Employee Training and Development; Organizational Leadership; Public-private Partnerships; Strategic Management; Change Management; Organization Design; Reorganization and restructuring; Contemporary Issues in Public Administration; Ethical Issues in Management; Qualitative Research Methods.

​Taught Courses: 

Human Resource Management; Governance, Citizenship and Public Administration Theories; Public Leadership; Organization Behavior; Managing NPOs; Public-private Partnerships; Change and Conflict Management; Organization Theory and Design; Administrative Reform and Development; Employee Training and Development; Special Issues in Public Administration; Qualitative Research Methods.

Mistarihi, A., (2021). [Forthcoming]. The future of public sector organizations post-Corona pandemic: A predictive study. Journal of Development and Economic Policies. (Article in Arabic).  

Mistarihi, A., (2020). [Forthcoming]. In response to the blockade crises: The case of Qatar's Ministry of Commerce and Industry in managing the food sector during the blockade crisis. Al Jinan scientific peer-reviewed Journal (JSPRJ), No. 13. (Article in Arabic).  

Mistarihi, A., (2020). The quality of information circulated through social media and the responsiveness of government decision makers in Jordan, Journal of the Arab American University. 6(2): 18-53. (Article in Arabic).

Mistarihi, A., (2019). case Studies in Public Administration from the Arab World. Austin Macauley Publishers, London. (Book in Arabic).

Mistarihi, A., (2017). Social responsibility: From the unilateral to the multilateral networked relationships, Arab Journal of Administration (AJA)- Arado. 37(4): 218-197. (Article in Arabic). 

Mistarihi, A. Hutchings, K. & Shacklock, A., (2013). Differing opinions do not spoil friendships: Managing Public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects in Jordan. Public Administration & Development. 33(5): 371-388. open here 

Mistarihi, A., Al Refai, M., AlQaid, B. & Qeed, M., (2012). Competency requirements for managing public-private partnerships (PPPs): The case of infrastructure projects in Jordan, International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM). 7(12): 60-73. Open here


Email: ali.mistarihi@dohainstitute.edu.qa

Tel: +974 40356955

Mail Address

Ali  Mistarihi

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

School of Public Administration and Development Economics

PO Box 200592

Doha, Qatar