1 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) 2014/2015 Session
3 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 3 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 WELCOME SELAMAT DATANG It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome all new students to the Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA) and thanks for making FBA your choice for further post graduate studies. Congratulations on your success in securing a place our programmes. You are among the privileged few to be accepted to study in one of the most prestigious and competitive business schools in the region. Our mission is to provide quality education and training to ensure our students are equipped with appropriate skills, aptitudes and characteristics that will prepare them to be successful professionals in the future and assume leading roles in the government, business and community. Here at FBA, we emphasise on excellent teaching, innovative research and quality publication as well as industry collaboration. We are ranked amongst the top business schools in Asia and proud to be in the leading position in Malaysia. In fact, we are the only public business school in Malaysia to receive an international accreditation from The Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK and last year we received another 5 years reaccreditation from AMBA. We are also awarded 4 PALMES or Top Business School by EDUNIVERSAL ranking of the World Business Schools in recognition of our strong international influence. We are building on these hallmarks of excellence by working towards accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and aiming to become among the leading business schools in the world. We are confident that you would benefit from our global setting as our class is made up of students from various profiles, professional backgrounds and nationalities. This diverse environment will certainly enhance exchange of ideas and expose you to an array of perspectives. I invite you to look through this handbook and learn how you can get the most of your education in FBA. The handbook provides information on programme structure, study plan, synopsis of various courses that are o ered, academic standards and various facilities that are available in the Faculty. We have also included the names and academic background of all our academic sta. I wish you the greatest success in your studies and I hope your time in the Faculty is challenging and gratifying. PROFESSOR DR. MOHD NAZARI ISMAIL Dean
4 4 WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (UMGSB) First of all, allow me to congratulate you on becoming a postgraduate at the Graduate School of Business, Faculty Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya. As a student at GSB, you are part of a worldwide community of students, academics and alumni who are breaking new ground with their research and publications, changing the world with their knowledge and investing in themselves and their futures. Whether you are undertaking postgraduate study because you want to be a world-leading academic, want to take the next step up the career ladder, or simply because you love to learn, the GSB not only o ers programs that will enrich your level of intellectuality and add-value to your pursuit of knowledge but also o ers a wide range of support services and facilities that are there to help you achieve your own personal ambitions. This handbook is designed to give you all the information you will need and serves to assist you in understanding the academic systems; including the semester system, registration and choosing the curriculum that best suit the program of study. Through this handbook I hope that you will be able to choose suitable courses as well as to maximize the use of the facilities provided in this University in order to gain knowledge, skills and expertise in the respective programs. The ability to wisely plan the study program will lead to a successful completion of the study. Being the oldest university in this country and the premier Research University in Malaysia, you are expected to perform and deliver their research findings in accordance to the RU standard. As the aim of the University is to be the top 100 University, the GSB is committed to move in tandem with the University by producing excellent and well-balanced graduates with sound knowledgebase and competency in research and development who will serve the society e ectively. Finally I would like to thank you for choosing UM and welcome you to our postgraduate programs. I am sure the time will fly, so take advantage of every opportunity and please come and see us or the Program Coordinators if you have any questions along the way. I wish you well and hold to your perseverance as the journey would be exciting, demanding and challenging. Thank you. PROFESSOR DR SUHAIZA HANIM DATO MOHAMAD ZAILANI Director of UMGSB / Deputy Dean (Higher Degree)
5 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 5 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA S VISION, MISSION AND CORE VALUES VISION To be an internationally renowned institution of higher learning in research, innovation, publication and teaching. MISSION To advance knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity. CORE VALUES Integrity Respect Academic Freedom Open-mindedness Accountability Professionalism Meritocracy Teamwork Creativity Social Responsibility
6 6 THE FACULTY MISSION We aspire to be the leader and preferred institution in business and accounting education by: Providing graduates with quality education and global perspective that meet the evolving needs of various stakeholders Contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the area of business and accounting through quality research and publication. Interpretation of Mission Quality education: We emphasize on intake of quality students based on merit at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The programmes are continuously reviewed to ensure relevance to the industry. We provide excellent facilities and supporting services to the students. Global perspective: Our curriculum equips students with business and accounting knowledge relevant to global practices. The school continuously enhances its international linkages in research, learning and scholarship. Stakeholders: Our programmes are responsive to the needs of industry, government and society at large. Advancement of knowledge through quality research and publication: Our sta contribute to the dissemination of knowledge through academic and professional publications, teaching and presentations as well as consultations. Management Members of the Faculty
7 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 7 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2014/2015 SEMESTER I Orientation week 1 week Lectures 6 weeks * Mid-Semester I Break 1 week * Lectures 8 weeks * Revision 1 week * Semester 1 Final Examinations 3 weeks * Semester 1 Break 5 weeks * weeks SEMESTER II Lectures 7 weeks Mid-Semester II Break 1 week Lectures 7 weeks Revision 1 week Semester II Final Examinations 3 weeks weeks END OF SESSION BREAK / SPECIAL SEMESTER Session Break 9 weeks or Lectures and examinations 8 weeks Note*: Malaysia Day (16 September 2014) Hari Raya Aidil Adha (5 October 2014) Deepavali (23 October 2014) Maal Hijrah (25 October 2014) Christmas (25 December 2014) New Year (1 January 2015) Maulidur Rasul (3 January 2015) Thaipusam (3 February 2015) Chinese New Year (19 & 20 February 2015)
8 8 THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ACCOUNTANCY Business education in University of Malaya dates back to 1966 when the Faculty of Economics and Administration first o ered business and accounting courses. In line with the increasing demand for accounting and business programmes, the Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA) was subsequently established on 1st of February 1997 to focus on developing these programmes. FBA strives to meet the challenges of preparing students to play a vital role in industry and nation building. FBA seeks to remain at the forefront of business and accounting education and continues to enjoy the reputation as an excellent knowledge-based institution. The FBA comprises of five departments: Department of Business Policy and Strategy, Department of Finance and Banking, Department of Accounting, Department of Marketing, and Department of Operations and Management Information Systems Currently, the FBA o ers five successful programmes. Three programmes are o ered at the postgraduate level, and two programmes are o ered at the undergraduate level. The programmes at the post graduate level are Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management (MM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Meanwhile the undergraduate programmes are Bachelor of Business and Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc). The FBA is the only business school in the country that has been awarded the 4 PALMES by EDUNIVERSAL. The award recognises the faculty s strong international influence. The FBA also received accreditation by Association of MBAs (AMBA) which is the international authority on postgraduate business education. That goes to our undergraduate accounting degrees as well, that provide a high level of exemption from the professional examination requirements including ACCA, CPA Australia, CIMA, ICAEW and MICPA. As part of our e orts to strengthen our programmes, the FBA collaborates with various business organisations and government agencies. In addition, there are several faculty members who are a liated or advisers to several large corporations, such as the Public Bank Berhad and EON Bank Berhad and professional establishments, such as the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) and Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). FACTS University of Malaya is the ONLY local university in Malaysia to receive a 4 PALMES award by EDUNIVERSAL, which is recognised as Top Business School We are an international faculty with academics trained from top universities across the world We have among the highest composition of international students in the country such as from Germany, Denmark, Sweden, United States of America, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Libya, South Africa, Korea, China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam
9 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 9 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 We have myriad of courses to choose from for our MBA programme - 8 concentrations with more than 40 courses Our programme sources industrial experts to share experience and knowledge with our graduates Students can learn from our diverse group of Visiting Academics from all regions of the world Lectures and seminars incorporate interactive and innovative multiple teaching and learning strategies
10 2B UM_PHD 2015 Inner.qxp_Layout 1 8/22/14 9:48 AM Page THE MANAGEMENT TEAM DEAN Prof. Dr. Nazari Ismail DEPUTY DEANS Prof. Dr. Suhaiza Hanim Dato Mohamad Zailani Postgraduate Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rubi Ahmad Research Prof. Dr. Md. Nor Othman Marketing Dr. Wan Marhaini Wan Ahmad Finance & Banking Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruzita Jusoh Undergraduate HEADS OF DEPARTMENT Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Latifah Syed A Kadir Operations & Management Information Systems Dr. Anna Azriati Che Azmi Accounting Cyril Hilaris Ponnu Business Policy & Strategy ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS Khairul Nizam Roslan Assistant Registrar Lily Ong Principal Assistant Registrar Nurhazwani Abdul Rahman Assistant Bursar
11 ACADEMIC MEMBERS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 11 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Sh. Latifah Syed A. Kadir, PhD (UKM), MSc (Cardi ), BSc (Malaya) Head of Department Associate Professor Applied Statistics, Customer and Employee Satisfaction, Total Quality Management Shamshul Bahri Zakaria, PhD (Brunel), MBA (Malaya), BBA (UKM) Health Information Systems, Management Information Systems Ainin Sulaiman, PhD (Birmingham), MBA (Stirling), BPA (UUM) Professor Social Network, Green IT, Adoption and Di usion of Technology, Organizational Performance Suhaiza Hanim Dato Mohamad Zailani, PhD (Lancaster), MBA (Lancaster), BSc (UPM) Professor Operations Management, Supply Chain and Logistic Lee Sai Leong, PhD (Malaya), MBA (Malaya), BSc (Malaya), Dip (Malaya) Accounting Information Systems, Technology Management Noor Akma Mohd Salleh, PhD (Queensland), MSc (East Anglia), BAcc (UUM) Senior Accounting Information Systems, Information System Adoption Noor Ismawati Jaafar, DBA (Macquarie), MBA (Malaya), BAcc (Malaya), CFiA Senior Management Information Systems, IT Governance, Accounting Information Systems Tengku Mohd Faziharudean Tengku Feissal, PhD (Waseda), MBA (New Haven),BSc (Marquette) Senior Information Technology, Digital Divide Kanagi Kanapathy, DBA (UniSA), MBA (IIUM), BSc (USM) Senior Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Managing Change Suhana Mohezar Ali, PhD (Unisa), MBA (Malaya), BSc (Malaya) Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Technology Management Azmin Azliza Aziz, PhD (Warwick), MSc (Macquarie), BSc (UTM) Operational Research, Applied Statistics, Industrial Mathematics Sedigheh Moghavvemi, PhD (Malaya), MSc (Azad Islamic University of Tehran, Iran), BSc (University of Allameh Tehran, Iran) Management Information System
12 12 ACADEMIC MEMBERS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING Anna Azriati Che Azmi, PhD (Reading), MSc (Reading), BAcc (UUM), CFiA (M) Head of Department Senior International Accounting, Taxation, Tax education Mohd Zulkhairi Mustapha, PhD (Cardi ), MBA (Acc)(Malaya), BSc (Acc)(Cardi ), PgDip(Cardi ), CFiA (M) Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting and Disclosures, Tax Audit and Compliance, Accounting Education S. Susela Devi, PhD (Waikato), BAcc (Malaya), CA (M), CPA (M) Professor International Financial Reporting Standards, Corporate Governance and Earnings Management, Corporate Social Responsibility Che Ruhana Isa, PhD (UPM), MSc (LSE), BBA (Acc) (Oklahoma State), Associate Member MIA,CFiA (M) Associate Professor Management Accounting and Control Systems, Strategic Management Accounting, Accounting for SMEs Ruzita Jusoh, PhD (USM), MSc (Missouri), BSc (Alabama), CFiA (M) Associate Professor Management Accounting and Control Systems, Performance Measurement and Management Zakiah Saleh, PhD (Cardi ), MAcc (Glasgow), BSBA (Minnesota), Associate Member MIA, CFiA (M) Associate Professor Public Sector Accounting, Financial Accounting and reporting, Accountability and Governance Edward Wong Sek Khin, PhD (Edith Cowan), MSc (Western Australia), BBA (Edith Cowan), CFiA (M) BBA (Edith Cowan) Associate Professor SME Management, Research Philosophy, Accounting ICT Rusnah Muhamad, PhD (Malaya), MSc (Stirling), BAcc (Malaya), FCPA (Australia) Associate Professor Financial Accounting and Auditing, Islamic Banking, Religiosity and Ethics Norhayah Zulkifli, PhD (Glamorgan), MBA (Indiana State), BSc (Indiana State) Senior Social and Environmental Accounting, Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting, Accounting Education
13 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 13 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 Nurmazilah Dato Mahzan, PhD (Birmingham), CPA (M), CIA (USA), CRMA (USA) Senior Financial Accounting and Reporting, Auditing (External, Internal, Shariah, IT), Corporate Governance Ahmad Zahiruddin Yahya, PhD (UPSI), MAcc (Dundee), BAcc (De Montfort), CFiA (M), MMIM Senior Management Accounting, Accounting Education, Strategic Management Accounting Zarina Zakaria, PhD (Nottingham), MBA (Acc) (Malaya), BSc (Cardi ), CFiA (M), ACCA Senior Stakeholder Engagement Practices, Social Responsibility Reporting and Practice, Auditing Haslida Abu Hasan, PhD (She eld), MCommerce (Macquarie), BAcc (UUM), CFiA (M) Senior Public Sector Accounting, Auditing, Performance Measurement, Corporate Social Responsibility Ho Sow Kin, MA (Lancaster), BA (Portsmouth), ACTIM Senior Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting, Accounting Education Ervina Alfan, PhD (Manchester), MBA (Acc) (Malaya), BAcc (Sta ordshire), CFiA (M) Financial Reporting, Public-Private Partnerships Mazni Abdullah, PhD (Stirling), MBA (Acc) (Malaya), BAcc (Malaya), CA (M), CFiA (M) International Financial Reporting Standards, Financial Reporting, Accounting Education, Taxation, Corporate Governance Noor Sharoja Sapiei, PhD(Monash), MBA(Acc) (Malaya),BEc (Acc and Finance) (Aberystwyth), ACCA (UK) Tax Compliance & Administration, Islamic Taxation, Accounting and Tax Education Noor Adwa Sulaiman, PhD (Manchester), MSc (Acc) (UPM), BAcc (UiTM) Auditing Kamisah Ismail, PhD (Malaya), MAcc (UiTM), BAcc (Malaya) Management Accounting and Control Systems Suria Zainuddin, PhD (Malaya), MAcc (UiTM), BAcc (Malaya) Management Accounting and Control Systems
14 14 ACADEMIC MEMBERS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS Dalilawati Zainal, PhD (Malaya), MAcc (UiTM), BAcc (UIA) Corporate Social Reporting, Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting & Accounting Oon Yen Nee Elaine, M Phil (Cambridge), BCom (La Trobe), CA (M), CPA (Australia),CFP (M), Financial Planning, Integration of Finance & Marketing Azlina Abdul Jalil, MAcc (UiTM), BSc(Acc) (LSEcon, UK) SLAI Fellow Financial Accounting, Economics and Political Science Nurliana Md Rahin, MBA (Malaya), BAcc (UIAM) SLAB Fellow Corporate Social Reporting, Financial Accounting and Reporting Suhaily Shahimi, MAcc (UiTM), BAcc (UUM) SLAI Fellow Internal Auditing, Corporate Governance, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Yazkhiruni Yahya, MSc(Acc) (UIAM), BAcc (UIAM) SLAI Fellow Islamic Accounting, Shariah Auditing, Corporate Governance Lim Ying Zhee, MAcc (Malaya), BAcc (Malaya) SLAI/BSP Fellow Accounting Phang Soon Yeow, MBA (Malaya), BAcc (Malaya) SLAI Fellow Accounting DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND BANKING Wan Marhaini Wan Ahmad, PhD (Edinburgh), MEc (IIUM), BShariah (Malaya) Head of Department Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking, Islamic Economics, Fiqh al-muamalat Rubi Ahmad, PhD (Monash), MBA (Memphis), BBA (Memphis) Associate Professor Bank Performance & Regulations, Corporate Finance Aidil Rizal Shahrin, MEc (UM), BBA (UTM) Microeconomics, Econometrics, Macroeconomics Fauzi Zainir, MBA (Miami), MSc (Miami), BSc (Nebraska) Banking, Finance
15 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 15 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 Izlin Ismail, PHD (Nottingham), MSc (City), BSc (LSE) Capital Markets, Debt Financing, Financial History Jacinta Chan Phooi M ng, PhD (Malaya), MSc (Unitar), BCom (UNSW) Quantitative in Finance, Time Series Mohamed Shikh Abubaker Albaity, PhD Islamic Finance (IIUM), Mapplied Ec (IIUM), BEc (IIUM) Capital Market, Macroeconomics, Islamic Finance Mohd Edil Abd. Sukor, MBA (IIUM), BShariah (Malaya) Financial Management, Islamic Finance, Islamic Banking Nurul Shahnaz Ahmad Mahdzan, PhD (Nott.), MBA (Malaya), BBA (Ohio) Senior Finance, Economics, Risk Management & Insurance Rozaimah Zainudin, PhD (Malaya), BBA (UiTM), MBA (UiTM) Derivatives, Risk Management Shahrin Saaid Shaharuddin, MBus (Monash), PG Dip (Monash), BComm (Murdoch) Corporate Finance, Money and Banking Koh Hsieng Yang Eric, PHD (Nottingham), MBA (SCU), BComm (Melbourne), CFA, CPA Bank Management, Risk Management Dr Chan Sok Gee, PhD (UUM), M.Econs(UUM), BBA(Finance with Multimedia) (MMU) Senior Bank E ciency, Economic E ciency and Corporate Governance. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING Md. Nor Othman, PhD (Oklahoma State), MBA (Leuven), BEc (University of Malaya) Head of Department Professor Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Entrepreneurship Ezlika Mohd Ghazali, PhD (Warwick), MBA (Malaya), BBA (De Montfort) Senior Consumer Behaviour, Marketing, International Marketing Norbani Che Ha, PhD (Monash, Australia), MBA (Denver), BSBA (Denver) Senior Marketing, Marketing Capabilities, Small & Medium Enterprises
16 16 ACADEMIC MEMBERS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS Sharifah Faridah Syed Alwi, PhD (Manchester), MSc (Salford), BSc (Salford) Senior Corporate Branding/Branding, Corporate/Company Reputation, Internet Branding Yusniza Kamarulzaman, PhD (Cardi ), PgDip (Cardi ), PgDip (Cambridge), MBA (UKM), BBA (UiTM), Dip (UiTM) Senior Internet Marketing/E-Marketing, Services & Tourism Marketing, Consumer Behaviour Amrul Asraf Mohd Any, PhD (Nottingham), MSc (Strathclyde), BSc (UiTM), Dip (UiTM), MAM (UK) E-Marketing, Service and Hospitality Marketing, Customer Participation/Consumer Engagement Behaviour, Customer Value Shamsul Izwan Saharani, MBA (North London), BA (Arcadia) Hotel and Tourism Marketing, Management Zalfa Laili Hamzah, PhD (Malaya), MSc(Management), ( GSM-UPM), Bsc (Hons.)(UPM), Diploma (UPM), Cert TESOL) (Language Institute, Australia) Corporate branding, corporate brand experience, brand management, online branding, service branding, corporate Azura Hanim Hashim, MBA (UPM), BBA (UiTM) Dip (UiTM) SLAB Marketing Mozard Mohtar, MBA (UM), Bachelor of Journalism (MIZZOU), SLAB/SLAI PhD, Aston University, UK SLAI Branding, Marketing, Advertising DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY Ghazali Musa, PhD (Otago), MBBS (Malaya), Dip (Otago) Head of Department Professor Scuba Diving Tourism, Health Tourism, Backpacker Tourism Mohd Nazari Ismail, PhD (Manchester), MBA (SUNY Bu alo), BSc (Wales) Professor International Business, Strategic Management, Management Islamic Perspectives in Business & Management Sharan Kaur, PhD (UPM), MBA (UPM), BSc (UPM) Senior Strategic Management, Innovation Aida Idris, PhD (Malaya), MBA (Ohio), BSc Eng (Aberdeen) Associate Prof Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management
17 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 17 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 Chan Wai Meng, PhD (Malaya), LLM (Malaya), LLB (Malaya) Senior Commercial Law, Company Law Cyril Hilaris Ponnu, MSc (Southampton), LLB (Wolverhampton), BEc (Malaya) Senior Business Law, Business Ethics, Corporate Governance Mohd Said Othman, MBA (Aoyama Gakuin), BEc (Malaya) Senior International Business, Entrepreneurship Raida Abu Bakar, PhD (RMIT), MBA (Malaya), BSc (Purdue) Senior Employee Motivation, Human Resource, Management, Organisational Behavior Rosmawani Che Hashim, PhD (IIUM), LLM (Nottingham), LLB (Shariah) (IIUM), LLB (IIUM) Senior International Trade Law, Commercial Law, Islamic Banking and Finance Law Sharmila Jayasingam, PhD (USM), MBA (USM), BTech. Mgmt (UTM) Senior Leadership, Knowledge Management, Organisational Behaviour Quah Chee Heong, PhD (Malaya), MBA (Malaya), BBA (Malaya) Senior International Business, International Monetary System Tey Lian Seng, PhD (UM), MBA (MMU), BEc (JNU) Senior Strategic Management, Innovation Azhanni Muhammad, MSc (UPM), BEd (TESL) (UPM) Fellow SLAI Corporate Communication, Human Communication, Business Communication Mohammad Nazri Mohd Nor, PhD (UiTM), MBA (UKM), BBA (UKM), DBS (UiTM) Knowledge Management, Organizational Behavior Norizah Mohd Mustamil, DBA (Curtin), MBA (Malaya), BBA (Malaya) Business Ethics, Human Resource Management, Mixed Methods Ong Lin Dar, PhD (Malaya), MBA (UUM), BBA (Malaya) Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour Ismawati Ismail, MBA (UM), Bacc (Portsmouth) Tutor/Fellow Knowledge Management, Human Resource Management
18 18 VISITING PROFESSORS AND LECTURERS VISITING ACADEMICS, RESEARCH FELLOWS/ASSOCIATES AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Prof Dr. James Y. L. Thong is a Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management (ISOM), at the School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore. His research on technology adoption, human computer interaction, computer ethics, and IT in small business has appeared in Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Journal of the AIS, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Information Systems Journal, among others. He has served or is serving as an associate editor for Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. In 2011, he received the ISR Best Associate Editor Award from INFORMS Information Systems Assoc Prof Dr. Darshana Sedera leads the Enterprise Systems study group. He is an associate professor at the Queensland University of Technology and has served as an academic for the past 9 years. He has over 60 publications to his credit on topics related to Enterprise Systems, Knowledge Management, Supply Chain Management. His publications appeared in several journals and conferences. Highlights include publications at the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Journal of IT Case Studies. His 2010 publication at the Journal of Strategic Information Systems is one of the top-10 most downloaded papers from Elsevier Publications. Prof Dr. K.K Wei is a Chair Professor of Information Systems at the College of Business at the City University of Hong Kong. He was Dean (2007 to 2012) of the College of Business and the Head ( ) of the Department of Information Systems. He is Fellow of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) and he was the President of that Association in 2003/4. He has served as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and Associate Editor of Information Systems Research. He has also played major roles in ICIS and PACIS. Dr Wei has published more than 150 journal and conference papers. Based on Social Science Citation Index, his works have been cited over 2050 times and h-index is 22. He is actively pursuing research on e-commerce, knowledge management and supply chain management systems.
19 Faculty of Business and Accountancy University of Malaya 19 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 2014/2015 VISITING PROFESSORS AND LECTURERS VISITING ACADEMICS, RESEARCH FELLOWS/ASSOCIATES AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY Prof Dr Jane Elisabeth Klobas is a researcher and advisor who teaches and coaches doctoral students and faculty, internationally, in research methods and writing for publication. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Western Australia. Dr. Klobas is the Alberto Dondena Fellow in the Dondena Centre, and a Fellow of the Centre for Arts, Science and Knowledge, at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. During 2013, she is an Academic Icon Professor at the University of Malaya. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Bergamo, and an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University in Western Australia. She was the Principal Investigator for study of fertility decision making in the Reproductive Decision Making in a Macro-Micro Environment (REPRO) project. She is author or co-author of more than 150 scholarly works, several of which apply the theory of planned behavior to decision-making in di erent Prof Dr. Mahfooz A. Ansari is a Professor of International Management and Human Resources Management (HRM) & Organizational Studies at the University of Lethbridge (U of L), Canada. He is currently an Area Chair of HRM & Organizational Studies. Prior to his current academic rank of professor at U of L, he held faculty positions at several other academic institutions including the University Science Malaysia, the UIA International University Malaysia, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, the University of Magadh, and A. N. S. Institute of Social Studies Patna. He also held visiting professorship position at several places including Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, King Abdul Aziz Univesity Jeddah, UIA International University Malaysia, University of Malaya Malaysia, University of Technology MARA Malaysia, and the University of Calicut. Prof Dr. Mark Harcourt has studied workplace happenings in some of New Zealand s best-known organisations turnover at the Bank of New Zealand, stress at the Reserve Bank, commitment at the Police and Fire Services, and occupational over-use syndrome at BRANZ. Mark leads the IBR s Human Resource Management Research Group, and his research interests include discrimination and human rights legislation, employment tribunal and court decisions, health and safety in the workplace, and occupational health and safety.
20 20 VISITING PROFESSORS AND LECTURERS VISITING ACADEMICS, RESEARCH FELLOWS/ASSOCIATES AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING Prof Dr. Tan Hun Tong is the United Overseas Bank Chair and Professor of Accounting. His research interest focuses on understanding the judgment and decision making processes of preparers, users, and financial intermediaries of accounting information, and how institutional and environmental features influence such judgments and decisions. His work is characterized by the use of psychological theories and experimentation to gain insights into fundamental accounting issues. He is currently editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society, and was former Associate Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. He has served on various AAA committees, including the AAA Council, the AAA s Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Screening Committee, Auditing Section s Research Committee, Research Advisory Committee, and the Notable Contribution to Auditing Literature Committee. Mr Nik Mohd Hasyudeen Yuso is the Executive Chairman of the Audit Oversight Board (AOB) and past President of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He is also a member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB), the Vice-President of the Asean Federation of Accountants (AFA), a member of the Executive Committee and Strategy Committee of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants as well as a member of CPA Australia s Public Practice Advisory Committee. Nik is a member of the National Professional Services Export Council and represents MIA in negotiations at the Asean Coordination Committee on Services, World Trade Organisation and Free Trade Agreements. He is also a member of the Operation Review Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and the Bursa Malaysia Listing Committee. DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING Prof Dr. T.C. Melewar is Professor of Marketing and Strategy and Head of Marketing at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK. He has previous experience at Warwick Business School, MARA Institute of Technology in Malaysia, Loughborough University and De Montfort University, UK. TC teaches Marketing Management, Marketing Communications and International Marketing on a range of undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses. He is a Visiting Professor at Groupe ECS Grenoble, France and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany and is also editor of the Journal of Brand Management.