M. Darwish (1st son)

M. Darwish (1st son)



Director, Community of Research (CoRe), Management Science (MS), Office of Community of Research (CoRe), Bangunan Wawasan, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, MALAYSIA
E-mail: zaidiuitm2000@yahoo.com
H/P: 6012-686 0035



Professor Dr Norzaidi bin Haji Mohd Daud, PhD

H/P: 6 012-6860035 EMAIL: zaidiuitm2000@yahoo.com


Director, Community of Research (CoRe), Management Science (MS), UiTM

Chair, Publication, Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School (AAGBS), UiTM

Chair, Top Business School, Arshad Ayub Graduate Business School (AAGBS), UiTM


Visiting Professor at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Head, IT Support, Research Management Institute (RMI), UiTM

Head, Publication and Corporate Communication, Malaysia Institute of Transport (MiTRANS)-HiCoE

Head of Integrated Information and Publication Centre, Institute of Business Excellence (IBE)


Recently, he has published 7 books and over 100 articles in ISI WOS/WOK, SCOPUS, ERA journal outlets as well as conference proceedings.


2 International Best Paper Awards (Germany and Czech Republic),

More than 70 innovation awards (Geneve, Brussels, Pittsburg, Seoul, ITEX, MTE, IPTA Expo, PECIPTA, i-INVEX, IID, BIID etc.)

UiTM Best Speaker Award 2013

UiTM Leading Researcher by Example Award 2007

Potential to Commercialise Award 2005

UiTM Outstanding Club & Society Advisor Award 2002

Listed in Malaysia Who's Who 2013/2014

Listed in AcademicKeys Who's Who 2013


Chief Jury-Konvensyen Inovasi dan Kreativiti (KIK), Prime Minister Department/Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM)

Chief Jury, Innovation Award (AIJPM), Prime Minister Department/Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM)

Chief Jury-Invention and Innovation Competition, Ministry of Home Affairs/Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN)

Jury, Konvensyen Inovatif dan Kreatif (KIK), Ministry of Education

Chief Jury, International Syariah Compliance Idea, Invention, Innovation and Design Expo 2014

Chief Jury, Business, Invention, Innovation and Design (IID)

Chief Jury, National MyccSkills, College Community, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi, 2016

Jury, Inclusive Invention and Innovation Challenge 2015, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)

Jury, KIK, Felda 2015

Jury, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), Invention and Innovation Challenge 2015

Expert Jury, MARA TEx-Yayaysan Inovasi Malaysia 2016

Expert Jury, Cabaran Inovasi Johor, 2016

Innovation Honorary Speaker, Ministry of Human Resource/Kementerian Sumber Manusia.


Founder and Editor in Chief, International Journal of Applied Business Research (IJABR)

Founder and Editor in Chief of the Business and Management Quarterly Review (BMQR)

Founder and Editor in Chief, International Journal of Undergraduates Studies (IJUS)

Founder and former Editor in Chief, Journal of Transport and Logistics

Former Executive Editor, Journal of Business and Financial Affairs

Advisory Board, E-Malaysia Nuclear Agency Journal

Editorial board/review board (1) World Applied Sciences Journal (2) African Journal of Business Management (3) ASLIB Proceedings: New Information Perspective (4) Learning and Individual Differences (5) Journal of Sustainability Science and Management (6) World Review of Inter-modal Transportation Research (7) International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (8) Journal of Computer Information Systems (9) International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (10) Journal of Managerial Issues (11) Jurnal Teknologi (12) Information Technology Journal (13) TEM Journal (14) International Journal of Public Administration (15) Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship (16) Journal of Quality Measurement and Analysis (17) Jurnal Academia (18) International Journal of Library and Information Science (19) Journal of Media and Communication Studies (20) International Journal of Modelling Operations Management (21) International Journal of Psychology and Counselling (22) Journal of Economics and International Finance (23) International Journal of Vocational and Technical Education (24) International Research of Management and Business Studies (25) International Research Journal (26) Journal of Finance, Accounting and Management (27) International Journal of Business Systems Research (28) Asian Academy of Management Journal (29) International Academy of Business and Economics (30) Scientific Journals International (31) Journal of Software (32) Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management (33) International Journal of Doctorial Studies (34) Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organizations (35) International Journal of Scientific Research in Education (36) International Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (37) COMPASS (39) Jurnal Gading (40) Journal of Administrative Science (41) Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal (42) Journal of Global Business Administration (43) Industrial Management and Data Systems (44) Information Technology and People (45) KII Transaction on Internet and Information Systems.


His books and articles are subscribed by Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Yale University, USA; Cornell University, USA, University of California, Berkeley, USA; University of Massachusetts, , USA, Vanderbilt University, USA, McGill University, Canada, National University of Singapore, Ministry of Education Malaysia Library, National Library Board of Singapore, Library and Archives Canada, National Library of Malaysia, National Library of Australia, Ohio University, USA, International Islamic University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Darul Iman, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Monash University Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Selangor International Islamic University College.


Harvard University, MA, (2010 and 2013), USA as well as Cambridge Conference on Business & Economics (2012) at Cambridge University, UK and 50 others conferences


Primary Interests: Management and Business, Strategic Management, Halal Studies, Information Technology, Banking Operations, Research Methodology and Transportation (Maritime)


Structural equation modelling (SEM) using AMOS, publishing article in ISI/SCOPUS listed journals, SPSS and research methodology (postgraduate level), and innovation


Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (Australia), (Doctor in Information Technology)

Annamalai University (India), (PhD Management)

Universiti Malaya (UM), (PhD Management)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), (PhD Mathematics)

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), (PhD Accountancy; Doctor of Business Administration)

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), (PhD Management and Entrepreneurship)

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), (Phd Management)

SEGI University (PhD Management and Doctor of Business Administration)


Prime Minister Department/Jabatan Perdana Menteri

Ministry of Human Resource/Kementerian Sumber Manusia

Ministry of Education/Kementerian Pelajaran

Malaysia Nuclear Agency/Agensi Nuklear Malaysia

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM)

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

Universiti Selangor (UNISEL)

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)

Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)

Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS)

Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA)

International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)

Kolej Poly-Tech MARA

Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Darulaman, Kedah

Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Perempuan Melayu, Melaka

Department of Safety and Health (DOSH)

Nilai University

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Community College, Bandar Penawar

Publication by Category


+The impact of religious sensitivity on brand trust, equity and values fast food industry in Malaysia, Business Strategy Series
+Identifying the determinant attributes of Halal cosmetics product that influence its positioning strategy in Malaysian market, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Examining critical success factors of consumers' attitude towards nutritional labelling of SMEs products in Malaysia, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+The influence of market orientation on the commitment-trust model and relational norms: empirical evidence at higher institution in Malaysia, African Journal of Business Management
+Application of important-performance analysis (IPA) to formulate customer satisfaction strategies in the direct sales industry in Malaysia, Business Strategy Series
+Examining market accessibility of Malaysian's harumanis mango in Japan: Challenges and potentials, Business Strategy Series


+Determining critical success factors of oral cancer susceptibility prediction using fuzzy models in Malaysia's health sector, Sains Malaysiana
+Effectiveness of the extended mean-variance model using fuzzy approach for portfolio selection in Malaysian stock market, Business & Management Quarterly Review
+The use of artificial intelligence to identify people at risk of oral cancer, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education
+Portfolio diversification: the role of information technologies in future investment decision making, International Journal of Electronic Finance
+The effect of addition and deletion of shariah-compliant securities in Bursa Malaysia, Advances in Business and Management

Management information systems/transportation studies

+Determining critical success factors of mobile commerce usage in higher learning institution in Malaysia, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Revisiting information system models in the context of technology usage and technology resistance, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Customer's perception towards information security in internet banking system in Malaysia, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Determining critical success factors of mobile banking adoption in Malaysia, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Evaluating the post-intranet usage: empirical study in Malaysian port industry, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+The indirect effects of intranet functionalities on middle manager's performance, Kybernetes
+Investigating the relationships of users' behavior and internal security threat towards the implementation of total health system (THIS) in Malaysian medical institutions, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Examining the impact of intranet usage on managerial performance at Malaysia port industry, International Journal of Advanced Computer Science
+Evaluating the intranet acceptance with the extended task-technology fit model: empircal evidence in Malaysian maritime industry, International Journal of Arts and Sciences
+The impact of intranet on managers and their work: an empirical study in the Malaysian port industry, Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship
+Towards a holistic model in investigating the effects of intranet usage on managerial performance: a study on Malaysian port industry, Maritime Policy and Management
+Evaluating technology resistance and technology satisfaction on students' performance, Campus-Wide Information Systems
+ Factor determining organizational commitment on security controls in accounting-based information systems, International Journal of Services and Standards
+Intranet usage, user satisfaction and managerial performance: a cause and effect investigation, International Journal of Business and Systems Research
+E-commerce usage and business performance in the Malaysian tourism sector, Information Management and Computer Security
+A study of intranet usage and resistance in Malaysia's port industry, Journal of Computer Information Systems
+Perceived resistance, user resistance and manager's performance, Aslib Proc.
+ Intranet usage and managers' performance in the port industry, Industrial Management & Data Systems


+The relationship between student's absorptive capacity and motivation on knowledge transfer in Malaysian Community Colleges, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Modelling education tourism using gravity model in Malaysian public higher education institutions, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Determining mediating effect of information satisfaction on international student's college choice: empirical evidence in Malaysia's university, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education
+Stress and academic performance: empirical evidence from university students, Academy of Educational Leadership Journal
+Determining world class university from the evaluation of service quality and students satisfaction level: an empirical study in Malaysia, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education
+The impact of perceived stress and stress factors on academic performance of pre-science students: empirical evidence from the Malaysian university, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education
+Strategic alignment of strategies information system planning (SISP) success: an exploratory study in public universities in Malaysia, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education
+Pengurusan harta wakaf dan potensinya ke arah kemajuan pendidikan Islam di Malaysia, Jurnal Pengurusan Jawhar
+ The effect of student's background and attitudes on computer skills in Malaysia, International Journal of Management in Education
+Perception of distance learning (EPJJ) students toward the service quality offered by the continuing education programme: a case study at higher education institution in Malaysia, Distance Education


+Investigating the behavior of the mark-up of price over marginal cost under different business cycle situation: empirical study in Malaysia manufacturing industry, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Total Factor productivity growth in the small size Malaysian manufacturing industry: prinal and dual approaches, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+The impact of international trade on price mark-up in Malaysian manufacturing industries, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences


+Realism with the triangulation techniques: the effective methods for social science research, International Journal of Scientific Research in Education

Human Resource Management/Management/Insurance/Business

+The relationship between human resource management and knowledge-based economy in Malaysian multimedia super corridor (MSC) status companies, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+The moderating effect of neuroticism on the relationship between emotional intelligence and job performance, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
+Adverse selection and its consequences on medical and health insurance and takaful in Malaysia, Humanomics
+The globalization of film business and its effect on the Malaysian film industry, Business Strategy Series
+Expectations and perceptions of tourists on the service quality in Malaysian tourism industry, Global Business and Management Research
+The effect of human resource practices in building learning organizations: evidence from Malaysian manufacturing firms, International Journal of Innovation and Learning
+The evaluation of customer satisfaction on delivery by post offices in Malaysia: a service quality and service features perspective, Advances in Business and Management
+Service quality in two and three star hotels: empirical evidence in the Malaysian hotel industry, Advances in Business and Management
+Determining critical success factors of job satisfaction among government servants: empirical evidence in Malaysia, Advances in Business and Management

Friday, January 30, 2009

Acceptance for Publication-Maritime Policy and Management-Listed in SCOPUS

AlhamduLillah, semalam saya menerima berita gembira bahawa artikel saya diterima untuk penerbitan di Maritime Policy and Management. Agak lama juga saya menunggu, hampir 1 tahun untuk mengetahui keputusan. AlhamduLillah, bagi tahun 2009 sehingga bulan Februari, sudah 4 artikel antarabangsa dalam jurnal perdana (flagship jurnal) telah berjaya diterbitkan. InsyaAllah, KPI saya dalam tahun ini sekurang-kurangnya 5 artikel akan diterbitkan. Terima kasih diatas bantuan dan sokongan daripada rakan-rakan sepejuangan. Buat masa sekarang, ada 6 artikel dalam under-review (2 artikel di Industrial Management and Data Systems (SCOPUS & Thomson ISI), 1 artikel di International Journal of Education Development, 1 artikel di International Journal of Business, Accounting and Finance, 1 di Internet Research (SCOPUS & Thomson ISI) dan 1 di International Journal of Technology Management (SCOPUS)), kalau ada rezeki, InsyaAllah sekurang-kurangnya satu artikel berjaya diterbitkan. Sedikit maklumat mengenai artikel ini (Maritime Policy and Management);

Title: Towards a holistic model in investigating the effects of Intranet usage on managerial performance: A study on Malaysian port industry


Using the extended task-technology fit (TTF) model, this paper investigates how certain factors [e.g. task characteristics, technology (i.e. Intranet) characteristics, middle managers’ demographic characteristics, task-technology fit, perceived usefulness and usage] affect the port middle managers’ job performance. Numerous organizations in the port industry constitute the population of interest. The preliminary results suggest that the majority of middle managers believed that Intranet could improve their job performance. The result of structural equation modelling (SEM) indicates that task characteristics and Intranet characteristics significantly justified their variance on task-technology fit. However, demographic variables do not predict task-technology fit. Perceived usefulness is found to be a predictor of Intranet usage. Task technology fit; on the other hand, significantly predict usage and both significantly explained the variance on middle managers’ job performance. This study is probably one of the first to investigate the effects of Intranet usage and managerial performance in an integrative perspective, taking into account various user acceptance models and users’ demographic characteristics.

Keywords: Extended task-technology fit; Intranet usage; managerial performance; port industry; Malaysia.

Paper type: Research paper

Monday, January 26, 2009

Gambar Sekitar IID 2009

Menerima pingat emas daripada Prof. Madya Dr. Zaini Abdullah, Timbalan Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan) sambil diperhati oleh Prof. Dr. Azni Ahmed, Penolong Naib Canselor (Penyelidikan), UiTM

di booth No.32 bersama hakim

Intan di IID 2009

Suasana menarik disekitar IID 2009

IID 2009 di Dewan Seri Budiman, UiTM Shah Alam

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Industrial Management & Data Systems (ISI&SCOPUS)-Call for papers

The Industrial Management & Data Systems (IMDS, ISSN #0263-5577, ISBN: 1-84544-863-4, www.emeraldinsight.com/imds.htm), established in 1980, is published and distributed nine (9) printed issues a year by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd in UK. The Journal aims to improve top managerial skills by promoting awareness of new technology and related concepts and their implications.

· More than 2,000 institutions accessed IMDS online. The IMDS received 300,854 full text downloads in one year - an average of 824 article downloads per day (over 25,000 per month).
· The IMDS has an acceptance rate of 12%. Over the past year, we have experienced a steady and impressive growth in submissions. In the past 12 months, IMDS received more than 580 manuscripts.
· The H-Index (based on Harzing’s Publish or Perish software) of the IMDS during 1999-2008 is 36. On average, cites per paper during 1999-2008 = 8.09.
· The IMDS also maintains a very rapid electronic submission, review and publication process. The turnaround time and quality of review comments ranks amongst the best in the field (average of 6-8 weeks from submission to a first decision).
· The IMDS editorial board numbers 36 academics from around the globe, ranging from long established senior scholars to the next generation of leading edge researchers.
· The IMDS is included in the Thomson Scientific Links Master Journal List http://scientific.thomson.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&Alpha=I.
· Additionally, the IMDS is listed as a very popular IS journal in the Index of Information Systems Journals at http://lamp.infosys.deakin.edu.au/journals/.
· The IMDS journal is listed in the Cabell’s Directory in Management (www.cabells.com).

Paper submissions will receive an initial screening before they are entered into the double-blind review process. Important screening criteria include fit with the mission of the IMDS, significance of the research, and likelihood of moving forward acceptance in two rounds of review. All manuscripts will be subject to high standards of review at the IMDS.

In general, the IMDS covers:
*Accounting and Information Technology *Business Process Management *Computer Security
*CRM and e-CRM *Cutting Edge Production Research *Data Mining and Data Warehousing *DSS and GDSS
*E-Commerce and Web Services *Energy Conservation and Environment Management *Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
*ERP and Materials Handling & Distribution *Green Supply Chain *Human Resources Management
*Industry Marketing *Industrial and Organizational Management *Information Assurance and Information Quality
*Innovation & Learning *International Business; IS/IT Leadership
*IS/IT Management *Knowledge Management *Logistics Information Management *Management Innovation
*Manufacturing Strategies *Mobile Marketing and Mobile Services *Mobile Learning *Non-Profit Organizations
*Organizational Blogs *Outsourcing *Performance Measurement *Procurement & E-Procurement *Production Management
*Product Innovation and Service Innovation *RFID Technology Applications and Strategies
*Service Design, Service Operations, and Service Science *Six Sigma and Quality Management
*SME Management and Strategy *Sourcing Decision and Strategy *Strategy Management *Supply Chain Management
*Technological Innovations and Product Planning *Technology Acceptance *Video and Mobile Technology
*Virtual Community/Virtual Teams/Virtual Workers *Web Technologies *Wireless Network and Mobile Communication.

Manuscripts should be double-spaced and paginated throughout. All paper submissions must be submitted via email attachment in ONE SINGLE MS Word format file (any other format will not be processed) at Binshan.LinLSUS.EDU. The number of authors of a paper submission is limited to a maximum of 4. A maximum word count should not exceed 8,000 words, and all paper submissions must adhere to this. A title of not more than 8 words should be provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within seven working days after your electronic submissions, please contact me immediately.

Be advised that a structured abstract for every paper submission is a MUST. Structured abstracts are intended to help researchers by consistently providing the most useful information. Refer the guidelines for writing a structured abstract at http://info.emeraldinsight.com/authors/guides/abstracts.htm?part=1#2.

Please also recommend to your library for subscription of the IMDS (see details at www.emeraldinsight.com/subinfo/index.jsp?journal=imds).

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The African Journal of Marketing Management-Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

The AFICAN JOURNAL OF MARKETING MANAGEMENT ( AJMM ) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published that will be monthly by Academic Journals ( http://www.academicjournals.org/ AJMM ) . AJMM is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Call for Papers

JGMR will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

· Original articles in basic and applied research
· Case studies
· Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to AJMM @acadjourn.org for publication in the Maiden Issue (April 2009). Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website; http://www.academicjournals.org/ AJMM /Instruction.htm
AJMM is an Open Access Journal

One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. AJMM is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Menulis Buku Akademik

Menulis buku akademik merupakan salah satu cabang penerbitan dan tidak sama seperti menulis artikel. Sebagai contoh, analisa dan kaedah penyelidikan tidak diperincikan dalam penulisan akademik (melainkan buku "research methodology!"). Penulisan buku memerlukan masa yang agak lama dan ketelitian. Walaubagaimanapun, penulis boleh memperlihatkan "taught" mereka masing-masing dengan memberikan pandangan yang mungkin berbeza dengan penulis lain. Di bahagian pertama (chapter 1), penulis akan membincangkan pada pengenalan bagi memberikan gambaran umum/asas mengenai isu yang dibahaskan. Di bahagian ini, penulis pada kebiasaannya akan memberikan pelbagai definasi yang berkaitan dengan isu yang diperbincangkan. Manakakala, di bahagian kedua dan seterusnya, penulis akan memfokus kepada isu yang dibangkitkan dalam bahagian pertama dan membincangnya secara terperinci. Penjelasan yang diberikan dalam setiap bahagian akan diperhalusi dengan fakta-fakta yang disokong dari sumber yang lain. Di UPENA, penulisan buku akademik hanya memerlukan manuskrip setebal 49 mukasurat. Manuskrip akan dinilai oleh editor bagi memastikan bahawa manuskrip yang dihantar menepati kehendak universiti. Kebiasaannya editor merupakan pakar dalam bidang berkenaan. Selain editor isikandungan, editor bahasa akan memainkan peranan beliau bagi memastikan bahasa yang digunakan adalah baik dan sesuai untuk "target readers". Setelah isikandungan dan bahasa, penerbit akan membuat 'layout' sebanyak 3 kali dan akan menerbitkannya. Jangkamasa yang diperlukan bagi menerbitkan sebuah buku ialah dalam kitaran 1-2 tahun. Oleh demikian, penulisan buku akademik memerlukan ketelitian dan mengambil masa yang agak lama. Selamat menulis!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Type of Journals

Sebagai penyelidik, penulisan dalam jurnal merupakan satu kemestian. Untuk mencapai sebuah universiti bertaraf dunia, penulisan dalam jurnal merupakan salah satu kriteria utama. Harvard University dan Yale University menduduki tangga tertinggi dunia kerana penulisan pensyarahnya dalam flagship journals. Terdapat beberapa jenis jurnal yang perlu diketahui oleh penyelidik. Tangga tertinggi ialah flagship journal iaitu jurnal yang tersenarai dalam ISI Thomson dan SCOPUS. Kedua, international journal, manakala ketiga ialah refereed journal. Keempat ialah professional journal. Oleh yang demikian, saya syorkan kepada rakan-rakan untuk menghantar artikel mereka ke flagship jurnal kerana ianya akan memberikan impak yang tinggi kepada ranking universiti. Perkara ini diambil serius oleh beberapa buah IPTA di Malaysia yang mana pensyarah yang menerbitkan artikel mereka dalam flagship jurnal akan diberikan insentif kewangan. Jika artikel mereka diterbitkan dalam ISI jurnal yang mempunyai impact factor lebih daripada 2.0, maka penulis akan menerima RM5,000, manakala RM1,500 bagi jurnal yang mempunyai impact factor kurang dari 2.0. Dengar cerita ada seorang pensyarah yang berjaya menerbitkan 5 buah artikel dalam ISI journal menerima RM12,000 pada tahun lepas. Menarik bukan. AlhamduLillah dengan cara sedemikian, jumlah penerbitan artikel dalam flagship journals bagi universiti berkenaan meningkat dengan mendadak.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Prague, Czech Republic

AlhamduLillah, saya menerima surat dari Clute Institute for Academic Research, USA menyatakan kertas saya diterima untuk pembentangan di Prague, Czech Republic pada 8-11 Jun 2009. Ini merupakan kali kedua saya mengikut seminar antarabangsa anjuran Clute Institute for Academic Research manakala Prague merupakan lawatan pertama saya ke sana. Tidak banyak saya tahu mengenai Prague, tetapi melalui rakan-rakan yang pernah ke sana, mereka sebulat suara mengatakan Prague sememangnya destinasi yang menarik untuk dilawati. See you in Prague...begitulah kata-kata akhir penganjur dalam e-mail beliau. Begitulah sasaran (KPI) saya dan Intan iaitu dalam satu tahun sekurang-kurangnya kami terlibat dalam 1 pertandingan rekacipta dan pembentangan kertas penyelidikan di luar negara. AlhamduLillah...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

IID 2009 Meriah dan Geneve, Switzerland

International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and New Products, Geneve Switzerland

AlhamduLillah, IID 2009 telah mencipta sejarah UiTM di mana sebanyak 407 produk sains sosial & pengurusan dan sains & teknologi telah dipamerkan oleh penyelidik-penyelidik akademik dan staf sokongan dari kampus UiTM induk dan kampus UiTM cawangan. Pada kali ini, IID 2009 telah menyaksikan 110 produk menerima pingat emas, dan daripada jumlah 407 produk hanya 93% produk memenangi anugerah. Saya bersyukur kerana IID 2009 berjaya melahirkan ramai penyelidik muda (e.g. Encik Shukor, M. Hairul & Hazrina UiTM Perlis, Encik Hisham UiTM Johor, Encik Mohd Khairi UiTM Perak, team Mohd Norafizal, Encik Khairul Nizam & Encik Wan Mohd Nazri UiTM Pahang, Encik Mohd Zafian, & Encik Juferi UiTM Sarawak etc.) yang berbakat dan ini telah menjanjikan kepada UiTM bahawa kita tidak ketandusan penyelidik-penyelidik malah berkualiti pula. Sementara itu, pemenang pingat berpeluang untuk ke pertandingan rekacipta di peringkat kebangsaan dan antarabangsa, dan pemilihan adalah bergantung pada jumlah markah yang diterima di IID 2009. InsyaAllah selepas ini penyelidik-penyelidik UiTM akan ke Moscow, Russia dan Geneve, Switzerland dalam bulan April 2009, manakala sebahagian yang lain akan ke Malaysia Technology Exposition (MTE) dalam bulan Februari 2009 di PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. Selain MTE, pemenang IID 2009 juga berpeluang menyertai pertandingan rekacipta di ITEX, BIOMalaysia/BIOAsia dan PECIPTA dalam tahun ini. Bagi saya dan Intan, InsyaAllah bagi tahun ini, produk kami akan ke Geneve, Switzerland (untuk kali kedua), dan mengharapkan sokongan serta doa daripada rakan-rakan bagi mengulangi kejayaan UiTM seperti tahun yang sebelumnya. InsyaAllah. Viva UiTM!

Monday, January 5, 2009

PhD Student Workshop on Scientific Writing

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management arranges a PhD student workshop on scientific writing, together with Dr Binshan Lin
http://tuta.oulu.fi/opinnot/jatko-opiskelijoille/kursseja-jatko-opiskelijoille/dr-binshan-lin from the Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA on March 19 & 20, 2009. The workshop is now arranged for the 3rd time due to popularity and positive feedback from the students of previous workshops.

This intensive course gives the viewpoint of the Editor in Chief for writing and submitting Journal papers. The attendees are asked to submit a paper, or a draft, they consider publishing. These papers are presented during the workshop, and the authors are given specific instructions and improvement ideas to enable successful publication.

PhD students, and academics, should invest in a systematic study of scientific writing to enable successful publication of the results of their research. The course is aimed for PhD students, but will also be open for post-doc’s and junior faculty members.

Workshop Program

March, 19 9.00 - 16.30 (University of Oulu, room: TF 211)
· Strategies for Research Topics and Publications
· Techniques and Key Consideration for Publishing Academic Journals from the Perspective of Editor in Chief
· 9 paper presentations

March, 20 9.00 - 16.30 (University of Oulu, room: TF 211)
· Ten Common Mistakes for Research Articles
· 6 paper presentations
· Open Discussion on the Publication Trends and Opportunities
· Face-to-face Instructions on the Targeted Journals for each PhD Student
Paper submission deadline March 9, 2009 (MUST submit it to: janne.harkonen@oulu.fi)
All the papers will be reviewed by Dr Binshan Lin.

Management P. O. Box 4610FIN-90014 UNIVERSITY OF OULU
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Conference on Scientific and Social Research (CSSR) 2009

CSSR merupakan seminar tahunan yang dianjurkan oleh RMI. Masih saya ingat lagi bila CSSR pertama yang saya hadiri di Terengganu. Sebelum di Terengganu, CSSR diadakan di Sarawak, dan pada masa itu ketua projek Puan Azizah Aris yang ke sana untuk pembentangan. CSSR di Terengganu menyimpan banyak kenangan. Pertama, itulah pertama kalinya saya ke Terengganu, drive sendiri, sememangnya jauh betul...Kedua, saya dan Intan baru aje start PhD dan sambil-sambil itu pergi seminar. Ketiga, di Terengganu, saya dapat jumpa kenalan lama yang sememangnya tak pernah bertentang mata selepas induksi. Keempat, bermulalah aktiviti inovasi kerana dengan kejayaan di sana, saya dan Intan diberi peluang untuk ke PWTC. Kali ini CSSR akan diadakan pada 14-15 Mac 2009. Seorang keynote speaker InsyaAllah datangnya dari luar dan seorang orang tempatan. Tempat? InsyaAllah di bahagaian selatan. Nanti akan diumumkan. Oh ya...siapa yang perlu bentang di CSSR. CSSR ialah seminar pembentangan hasil penyelidikan pensyarah UiTM yang telah tamat atau menyiapkan penyelidikan dari geran FRGS, IRPA, e-Science atau dana kecemerlangan. Sila layari portal RMI untuk keterangan lanjut...