Department of Digitalization

Assistant professor

Room: HOW/60-5.18
E-mail: ta.digi@cbs.dk

Tawfiq Alashoor is an Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Department of Digitalization. Alashoor holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), Penn State University (U.S.), and Georgia State University (U.S.), respectively. He completed a postdoc program at the University of Notre Dame (U.S.) after his Ph.D.

Alashoor’s main research focuses on privacy decision making and cybersecurity. His research has been published in Information Systems (IS) journals, such as Communications of the AIS, and IS conferences, such as ICIS and HICSS. He received a Best Paper Award at ICIS (2015) and MENA-CIS (2018) and a Best Reviewer Award at the Academy of Management OCIS Division (2019). He serves as a reviewer for top tier IS journals including MISQ, ISR, and Management Science.

Alashoor’s teaching interests include managerial cybersecurity, systems analysis & design, quantitative research methods, and business statistics. He received a Teaching Excellence Award from Georgia State University (2019).

Alashoor is engaged in the IS community. He is a member of the AIS and AIS SIG on Information Security and Privacy. He has served as a secretary for the AIS Doctoral Student College and acted as a co-chair of a number of events in the IS community. He received the AIS Doctoral Student Service Award in 2020, and he is a member of honorary societies including Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Beta Gamma Sigma.

Alashoor grew up in Qatif (Saudi Arabia) where he played handball in the national league. He enjoys listening to podcasts and watching documentaries on AI, physics, and philosophy.

Primary research areas
  • Information Privacy
  • Cybersecurity
  • Behavioral Experiments
Social media
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  • Introduction to IS and IS Development
  • Information Privacy & Security
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Business Statistics
Selected publications
  • Albashrawi, M., & Alashoor, T. (2020). Entrepreneurial intention: The impact of general computer self-efficacy and computer anxiety. Interacting with Computers. Advance articles, iwaa009.
  • Alashoor, T., Keil, M., & Jiang, Z. (2019). Data donations for advancing medical research: Mitigating the negative effect of privacy concerns. In Proceedings of the Academy of Management (Vol. 2019, No. 1, p. 13405), Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Alashoor, T., Al-Maidani, N., & Al-Jabri, I. (2018). The privacy calculus under positive and negative mood states. In Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, California.
  • Alashoor, T., Han, S., & Joseph, R. C. (2017). Familiarity with big data, privacy concerns, and self-disclosure accuracy in social networking websites: An APCO model. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 41, 62-96.
  • Saffarizadeh, K., Boodraj, M., & Alashoor, T. (2017). Conversational assistants: Investigating privacy concerns, trust, and self-disclosure. In Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Alashoor, T., & Baskerville, R. (2015). The privacy paradox: The role of cognitive absorption in the social networking activity. In Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems, Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Alashoor, T. (2014). Cloud computing: A review of security issues and solutions. International Journal of Cloud Computing, 3(3), 228-244.
Publications sorted by:
Tawfiq Alashoor; Andreas Blicher; Rob Gleasure / Take a Deep Breath and Tell Me All About It : An Experimental Study on the Effect of Breathing on Privacy Decisions.
Paper presented at 15th Anniversary NeuroIS Retreat 2023, 2023
Paper > peer review
Marwa Alabadi; Tawfiq Alashoor; Omran Aldawood; Zainab Qanbar; Zakariya Aldawood / Exploring Critical Factors Associated with Completion of Childhood Immunisation in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
In: Vaccines, Vol. 10, No. 12, 14.12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Mazen Shawosh; Tawfiq Alashoor; Nicholas Berente / Mind Your Digital Grave : How Digital Traces Mutate Into Digital Zombies.
In: ICIS 2022 TREOS. ed. /Raffaele Ciriello; Bjarne Rerup Schlichter; Nargess Tahmasbi. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2022, 1 p.
Conference abstract in proceedings
Tawfiq Alashoor; Nicholas Berente; Kambiz Saffarizadeh / Morality and Responsibility of Robotic Violation of Human Privacy
In: ICIS 2022 TREOS. ed. /Raffaele Ciriello; Bjarne Rerup Schlichter; Nargess Tahmasb. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2022, 1 p.
Conference abstract in proceedings
Tawfiq Alashoor; Mark Keil; H. Jeff Smith; Allen R. McConnell / Too Tired and in Too Good of a Mood to Worry About Privacy : Explaining the Privacy Paradox Through the Lens of Effort Level in Information Processing.
In: Information Systems Research, 21.12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Tawfiq Alashoor; Sehee Han / The Smoking Paradox : Exploring why Attitudes Toward Cigarette Smoking are a Weak Predictor of Cigarette Smoking.
In: Psychology and Health, Vol. 36, No. 7, 7.2021, p. 847-861
Journal article > peer review
Hussain Aldawood; Tawfiq Alashoor; Geoffrey Skinner / Does Awareness of Social Engineering Make Employees More Secure?
In: International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 177, No. 38, 2.2020, p. 45-49
Journal article > peer review
Mousa Albashrawi; Tawfiq Alashoor / Entrepreneurial Intention : The Impact of General Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Anxiety.
In: Interacting with Computers, Vol. 32, No. 2, 3.2020, p. 118-131
Journal article > peer review
Mousa Albashrawi; Tawfiq Alashoor / Individual Intention to Become an Entrepreneur : Technological Perspective.
In: ICT for an Inclusive World: Industry 4.0 - Towards the Smart Enterprise. . ed. /Youcef Baghdadi; Antoine Harfouche; Marta Musso. Cham : Springer VS 2020, p. 469-481 (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, Vol. 35)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Kambiz Saffarizadeh; Maheshwar Boodraj; Tawfiq Alashoor / Conversational Assistants : Investigating Privacy Concerns, Trust, and Self-Disclosure.
In: ICIS 2017 ProceedingsAtlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2018 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems)
Article in proceedings > peer review
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