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

Monday, June 29, 2009

International Conference & Innovation Exhibition

Brussels, Belgium

Rothenberg, Germany

Geneve, Switzerland

Kedua-dua events ini saya menjadi keutamaan saya pada setiap tahun. Malah, jikalau saya tidak menghadiri international conference dan innovation exhibition di luar negara, rasanya macam tak kena. Oleh itu, saya dan Intan akan pastikan pada setiap tahun, kami akan ke luar negara bagi menghadiri international conference dan innovation exhibition. Aktiviti ini bermula pada akhir tahun 2006 dan terus menerus sehingga sekarang. Tahun 2006 kami ke Geneve, Switzerland, 2007 kami ke Pittsburgh, USA dan Seoul, South Korea, 2008 kami ke Rothenberg, Germany dan Brussels, Belgium, dan tahun 2009 kami ke Geneve, Switzerland dan Prague, Czech Republic. AlhamduLillah dan terima kasih kepada UiTM kerana memberi peluang kepada saya dan Intan untuk pembentangan kertas kerja di international conference dan menyertai innovation exhibition.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Batu garnet dan amber, Czech Republic

Bersama taukeh kedai
Bergambar bersama anak saudara taukeh kedai batu garnet

Batu amber

Batu garnet dan amber

Boleh dikatakan, kalau anda melawat Prague, ibu negara Czech Republic, anda akan terjumpa batu permata garnet dan batu amber yang boleh dikatakan dijual di setiap kedai. Saya dan Intan pada mulanya 'menjengguk-jengguk' aje, tetapi akhirnya tewas, dan beli banyak pula. Harga batu garnet boleh tahan, RM300 ke atas, manakala batu amber RM200 ke atas. Batu garnet merupakan salah satu sumber asli negara Czech Republic, manakala batu amber berasal dari Poland atau Ukrain. Warna batu granad gelap kemerah-merahan manakala batu amber ada yang berwarna kuning dan hijau. Menurut penjual batu amber, warna kuning terhasil dari getah pokok yang matang manakala warna hijau terhasil daripada getah pokok yang muda.

Saya dan Intan kerap ke sebuah kedai dan mereka ini selalu menjamu kami air kopi (kopi Turki dan Italy). Penjualnya/taukeh kedai ini merupakan seorang lulusan kedoktoran (medical) dan menjalankan perniagaan keluarga. Oleh kerana kami kerap ke kedainya, maka kami 'selalu' juga dapat harga discount! Pernah juga Kevin Costner (pelakon terkenal Hollywood) melawat ke kedai Dr ni. Dr ini dulu ada kenalan daripada Malaysia, dan hampir-hampir berkahwin dengan beliau. Seronok juga mendengar cerita beliau sambil menunggu Intan memilih batu garnet untuk menambahkan koleksi peribadi beliau.

Di hari terakhir lawatan kami ke Prague, kami sempat bergambar dengan taukeh kedai dan anak saudaranya. Prague sememangnya 'syurga' batu garnet, bohemian cystal dan batu amber. Tak rugi melawat Prague...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dana Kecemerlangan UiTM

Semenjak 1 tahun setengah berada di Research Management Institute (RMI), banyak perkara yang telah saya pelajari, terutamanya ilmu dalam perundingan, penyelidikan, teknologi maklumat dan inovasi. Oleh yang sedemikian, saya berasa bersyukur kerana sedikit sebanyak saya dapat berkongsi ilmu ini dengan rakan-rakan yang menjemput saya sebagai penceramah.
Buat masa sekarang, UiTM menawarkan geran penyelidikan kepada semua stafnya melalui dana kecemerlangan (KCM). KCM terbahagi kepada 4 ketegori iaitu
  1. Institutional research
  2. Research project, difficult to get fund elsewhere
  3. New lecturers/for purpose of job confirmation
  4. Supervisor to post graduate by research students

Ketegori yang ke-4 merupakan ketegori terbaru yang diwujudkan dengan tujuan menggalakkan penyelidikan dikalangan penyelia pelajar master/PhD. Dengan initiatif ini, diharapkan pensyarah akan dapat menghasilkan kajian yang bermutu serta menyumbang kepada agama, bangsa dan negara. Sejajar dengan matlamat UiTM untuk menjadikannya sebagai salah sebuah universiti bertaraf universiti penyelidikan, maka usaha ini merupakan salah satu jalan terbaik bagi pensyarah dalam menghasilkan output terbaik seperti penerbitan artikel dalam jurnal berimpak tinggi, buku, prosiding dan inovasi. Selain dari itu, penyelidikan juga dapat menyumbang kepada khidmat nasihat atau kepakaran kepada syarikat atau badan-badan kerajaan yang memerlukan. Oleh yang demikian, teruskan usaha ini dan InsyaAllah, UiTM akan mencapai taraf "Research University" dalam tahun 2009!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Acceptance of Paper for Publication

AlhamduLillah, hari ini saya menerima surat penerimaan penerbitan dari Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship (JIBE) dan InsyaAllah artikel yang bertajuk, "The Impact of the Intranet on Managers and Their Work: An Empirical Study in the Malaysian Port Industry akan diterbitkan dalam Volume 14, No. 1. Tahniah diucapkan kepada penulis bersama Intan, Dr. Eddy dan Dr. Murali.

Monday, June 15, 2009

PhD Thesis to Book

AlhamduLillah, semasa di Prague, saya menerima email daripada Muhammad Waliid Majooree, Acquisition editor bagi LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & CO. KG yang berpengkalan di Germany. Beliau mengesyorkan PhD thesis saya untuk dijadikan buku. Muhammad Waliid memberitahu saya bahawa beliau terlihat tajuk PhD saya melalui Malaysian Thesis Online (MYTO) dan terus menghubungi saya. AlhamduLillah rezeki. InsyaAllah saya akan usahakan manuskrip yang diminta dan kalau ada rezeki InsyaAllah terbitlah buku saya nanti.
Information about LAP Lambert Academic Publishing;
  • LAP Lambert publish about 4000 books annually, mainly in economics and social sciences and are therefore one of the leading academic publishing houses in Germany.
  • LAP Lambert is an associate member of the American Booksellers' Associate and the Booksellers' Association of the UK and Ireland.
  • LAP books and distributed by global wholesalers worldwide. The authors can review them on _amazon.de, amazon.co.uk, amazon.com or bookbutler.de_

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Prague dan Kenangan European Applied Business Conference (EABR), Czech Republic

Persiapan pembentangan kertas kerja kedua

Prof. Dr John Buzza dari Purdue University, USA memulakan pembentangan awal
(Independent Business Owner vs Franchise Business)

AlhamduLillah, saya dan Intan selamat sampai ke Kuala Lumpur pada subuh hari ini. Oleh kerana keadaan cuaca yang tidak menentu, kesihatan saya sedikit terganggu. Walaubagaimanapun, saya dan Intan setuju bahawa EABR di Prague banyak memberi sumber inspirasi kepada kami mengenai tajuk kajian yang akan dilakukan kelak. EABR juga mendedahkan kami bagaimana negara-negara maju seperti USA, Canada, Australia, Jepun menggunakan teknik pembelajaran secara active participation dan ianya amat berkesan sekali. Kali ini EABR mengundang ramai peserta dari UiTM, Prof. Dr Fauziah Noordin (Penolong Naib Canselor ILQaM), PM Dr Jamil Hamali (Pengarah UiTM Sarawak), PM Dr Ruhaya Atan (Pengarah Peperiksaan), PM Dr Datin Dr Hajibah Osman (Dekan Akademi Bahasa) , PM Dr Rohana Othman (Koordinator ILQaM), Dr Erlane K. Ghani (Pensyarah Perakaunan) dan Mohd Noor Mamat (Fakulti Pendidikan). Jika ada rezeki, InsyaAllah kita bertemu sekali lagi pada Jun 2010 di Ireland!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Publishing Articles in Flagship Journals Seminar at International Islamic University

AlhamduLillah, saya menerima jemputan dari International Islamic University (IIU) dan InsyaAllah saya akan memberikan input mengenai Publishing Articles in Flagship Journals pada 17 Jun 2009. Terima kasih kepada penganjur. Masih teringat masa saya belajar di IIU dahulu. Emm..dulu student, sekarang penceramah pula...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Research Methodology Course, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 1-2 June 2009

AlhamduLillah, Research Methodology Course di Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) melabuhkan tirainya semalam. Boleh dikatakan searamai 40-50 orang peserta menghadiri kursus ini. Saya berterima kasih kepada Brother Adnan (ex-IIU), mengusahakan kursus ini. Selain itu, saya juga mengambil peluang untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Prof. Madya Dr Abdullah Ibrahim, Pengarah Pusat Pembangunan & Jaminan Kualiti Akademik, Universiti Malaysia Pahang kerana memberi kepercayaan untuk kali kedua kepada saya sebagai penceramah. Lebih menarik lagi, saya sempat bertemu dengan Sifu PhD saya iaitu Prof. Dr Mohd Ridzuan Nordin yang sekarang ini menjawat jawatan sebagai Pengarah Pengajian Siswazah, UMP. Sudah lama kami tidak bertemu, dan banyak perkara yang diperbualkan. Sekali lagi, terima kasih warga UMP. InsyaAllah, kita akan bertemu kembali untuk kali ke 3 bagi Bengkel Penulisan Proposal pada 1-2 Julai 2009.