Dalal Alrubaishi is specialized in family businesses and entrepreneurship by education and practice. She worked as Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Family Businesses at the College of Business Administration in Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Coming from a family business herself, Dalal’s research focuses on the entrepreneurial behavior and succession planning of Saudi family businesses. Given her long experience in family business and entrepreneurship, Dalal is part of many private and public consultancy projects in these fields.
Dalal published a text-book in Entrepreneurship in Arabic to be taught in universities, focusing on Saudi examples and case studies. She also published several journal articles in the topic of family business and entrepreneurship, such as the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research and Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility. She also published book chapters in Family Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Orientation: Epistemological, Theoretical, and Empirical Perspectives. She participated in many regional and international conferences on the area of entrepreneurship and family business such as Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA).
Dalal is a board member in the National institute for Educational Professional Development. She an Associate Trainer certified by the international Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT). She has fellowship in Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a Certified Practitioners by Blackboard Academy. She also participated in Babson Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE).
She previously held the position of vice-dean for graduate studies and research in the college of business administration in PNU, running the MSc in Business Administration program in collaboration with Dublin City University (DCU), and responsible for research in the college. Dalal holds an MBA from Prince Sultan University in Riyadh and a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.