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, May 8, 2009

Pemilihan Tempat Belajar PhD

Harvard University

Universiti Teknologi MARA

University of Cambridge

Pemilihan tempat belajar Phd sememangnya 'crucial', kena pula tempat yang ditawarkan mempunyai duration of study selama 4 tahun. Kebiasaannya duration of study bagi PhD ialah 3 tahun, kalau 4 tahun dah kira susah sebab jabatan sumber manusia tidak akan membenarkan keadaan ini berlaku. Kalau nak juga, kena tambah satu tahun sebagai extend study, dan ini tak bagus bagi rekod pelajar. Bagaimana anda memilih tempat? Adakah kerana universiti atau penyelianya atau seronok nak belajar di luar negara? Jika anda seorang yang suka dengan prestij sesebuah universiti, sila mohon ke top 10 world universities, dan jika anda mahukan supervisor yang master (rujukan dunia, contoh Parasuraman (SerQual), Davis (TAM), Goodhue (TTF), etc) dalam bidang kajian anda, maka pilihlah supervisor berkenaan. Nanti banyak paper boleh anda terbit bersamanya dan secara tidak langsung anda akan jadi terkenal macam beliau. Sebenarnya ada banyak faktor yang perlu difikirkan bila kita membuat pemilihan tempat belajar kerana ianya melibatkan kos yang tinggi, masa depan anda dan keluarga. Bagi yang sudah berumahtangga, perkara ini bertambah rumit bila suami perlu membuat pilihan samada untuk ikut bersama isteri ke luar negara. Ada yang sampai berhenti kerja untuk menjaga anak semasa isteri mereka belajar PhD. Pengorbanan yang sememangnya sejati. Bila isteri tamat pengajian, nanti baru fikir cari kerja di Malaysia. Sambil-sambil jaga anak, is suami akan bekerja sambilan di sana. Boleh tampung sedikit perbelanjaan keluarga. Bagi suami yang pergi belajar, si isteri tidak akan ada banyak masalah, dan kebanyakkannya akan minta cuti tanpa gaji (bagi yang bekerja). Anak-anak pula yang menjadi masalah. Kalau di UK dan USA (mungkin tidak semua county), perbelanjaan persekolahan InsyaAllah akan ditanggung oleh kerajaan, walaubagaimanapun perkara ini tidak semestinya berlaku di Australia dan New Zealand atau mana-mana tempat lain. Semua kos perlu ditanggung. Kena pula currency exchange dia orang tinggi, masalah betul tu. Bagaimana pula dengan orang bujang? Tidak ada masalah langsung. Pergi aje belajar.

Saya hendak syorkan di sini, kalau nak minta universiti, minta banyak sedikit untuk buat back-up plan, manalah tahu ada masalah nanti. Kalau universiti pertama tidak sesuai dengan syarat UiTM, maka anda mempunyai peluang untuk universiti kedua atau ketiga. Overseas atau local tak jadi masalah. Kadang kala kita dah usaha berbagai-bagai, tetapi tidak menjadi. Apa yang perlu kita ingat bahawa semua perkara telah ditetapkan oleh-Nya. Dan saya yakin bahawa yang terbaik bagi kita ialah perancangan yang 'tak menjadi' tadi. Tengoklah...macamana hasilnya..sebenarnya Allah Yang Maha Mengetahui. Dulu, saya tak dapat belajar ke luar negara sebab masalah ekonomi gawat dan semua cohort saya tidak dapat sambung belajar ke luar negara. Ramai yang kecewa masa itu, dan ada yang tolak tawaran biasiswa PhD mereka. Dalam tangan saya dah ada surat tawaran dari Univ. Liverpool, Univ. Strathcyle, UK dan Massey Univ. NZ, dan pada mulanya saya agak kecewa. Tapi mungkin rezeki saya di Malaysia. Tapi dalam duduk belajar tu saya diberikan peluang oleh Allah untuk pergi ke South Korea (2 kali), USA, Switzerland dan AlhamduLillah saya banyak dapat medals dan produce papers. SubhaNallah, dan saya bersyukur dengan kurniaanya. Habis belajar saya mohon untuk kenaikkan pangkat dan bahan-bahan ini saya gunakan untuk tujuan tersebut. Semuanya dah sedia. So, in short, yang pentingnya anda tamat pengajian dan balik ke UiTM dengan gelaran Dr. Lagu tu baru di panggil cemerlang. Saya tahu pressure bagaimana kalau kita balik ke fakulti dengan tangan kosong, walaupun kepedihan semasa pengajian tidak ada sesiapa pun yang ambil tahu. Ramai yang pandai bertanya bermacam-macam daripada membantu memberi semangat. Betul? Wallahualam.


Khairil said...

Salam Dr,

Terima kasih di atas entri yang amat berguna ini. Kebetulan saya pun sedang berkira-kira mencari universiti yang bersesuaian untuk Ph.D. Dilemma jugak nak pilih uni ni..

Norzaidi Mohd Daud, Ph.D said...

InsyaAllah, Khairil. Nak sambung belajar kat dalam ke kat luar?

Khairil said...

Sy pohon untuk buat local (sama ada di UiTM - dekat dengan rumah :) atau UM - some of my seniors ada di sana). But during the interview session di peringkat jabatan, top management insisted suruh tukar, pilih oversea instead (either UK/Australia).

Betul macam yang Dr cakap, banyak benda yang nak kena pikir kalau buat di luar. Sekolah anak2 dan parents di kampung are my main priorities sekarang ni. Itu yang dilemma sekarang ni.

Kalau Dr ada nasihat yang boleh dikongsi bersama, sy amat menghargainya. TK.

Norzaidi Mohd Daud, Ph.D said...

Khairil. Bagus la you dapat belajar. Congrats! and please discuss with your family dan lepas itu buat keputusan terbaik. Dapatkan juga pendapat rakan-rakan PhD yang sedang belajar di UK, Australia, Malaya dan UiTM. Buat juga solat istikarah, InsyaAllah, keputusan yang dibuat sememangnya tepat!

Anonymous said...

You are so right.


Amier said...
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Amier said...


Dear Dr Zaidi

Menarik entri kali ini, benar banyak sekali perkara yang perlu diambil kira sebelum membuat keputusan kemana hala nak di pilih dan di tuju lebih lebih lagi bila dah berkeluarga. Btw, alhamdulillah, saya baru terima tawaran melanjutkan PHD di UiTM pagi semalam. Terima kasih atas segala tunjuk ajar dan ilmu sewaktu di segamat dulu.

Norzaidi Mohd Daud, Ph.D said...

Amier, tahniah kerana berjaya menyambung pengajian PhD di UiTM. syabas!

the-purle-ace said...

Assalamualaikum Dr,

Saya berminat utk menyambung pelajaran hingga ke peringkat Phd. Untuk itu saya perlulah sambung belajar di peringkat Master terlebih dahulu kerana kelulusan tertinggi saya setakat ini hanyalah peringkat Bachelor. Sebelum ini saya pernah bekerja selama 2.5 tahun di dalam bidang IT. 1.5 tahun sbg Software Engineer dan setahun sbg SAP Consultant dan tidak bekerja selama 4 thn atas alasan mengikut suami bekerja di dalam(travel to all different places) dan luar negara. Dalam tempoh ini juga saya tercari-cari bidang yang ingin saya ceburi kerana saya masih menyimpan hasrat untuk menceburi bidang akademik dan penyelidikan.Apa yang saya dapati selama 4 tahun pencarian ini, bidang Computational Neuroscience & Neuroinformatic kelihatan amat menarik sekali pada perhatian saya. Sayangnya jurusan ini tidak begitu ketara di Malaysia. Saya berminat untuk buat Master by Research di dalam bidang ini dan akan mengkaji dan mengumpul data2 bagi membuat research proposal sebelum apply master. Tapi setakat ni saya belum jumpa lagi potential supervisor(IPTA Malaysia) yg research interestnya pada bahagian yang saya minat ni.Dr ada suggestion utk saya?

shukor said...

Tq atas entri ini. sedikit sebanyak membantu saya dalam memilih tempat.

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