Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff

Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia | uthm · Faculty of Technology Management and Business (FPTP)

PhD in Corporate Governance, Victoria University, Melbourne; Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship, Cambridge University, UK

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Introduction
Wan Fauziah Wan Yusoff , Professor at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). I am the dean of Faculty of Technology Management and Business, UTHM. I My academic expertise is in corporate governance, entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization management. Since 2010, I am supervising 29 postgraduate students, 15 of them have completed their PhD and Masters study. I have completed many projects within these area.
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - July 2019
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Position
  • Asistance Vice Chancellor (Financial Sustainability)
March 2013 - February 2017
UTHM
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
September 2011 - May 2012
University of Cambridge
Field of study
  • Entrepreneurship
August 2006 - November 2009
Victoria University Melbourne
Field of study
  • Corporare Governance

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Publications (67)
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of intellectual capital (IC) on the performance of Malaysian automotive manufacturing firms. It also examines the role of strategic thinking (ST) as a moderating variable in the relationship between IC and performance in these firms. Design/methodology/approach This study used a qua...
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Entrepreneurs are the backbone of all prosperous economies worldwide, since they are regarded as a key driver of economic growth in creating job opportunities, eradicating poverty and leading to the production of both developed and emerging countries' gross domestic product (GDP). This paper presents the findings of a pilot survey aimed at validati...
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Innovation is one of the success pillars in any business because it reflects the overall organizational achievements as a result of renewal of ideas and improvements in various aspects of the organization. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence showing the role of innovation management in human capital development in the United Arab Emirate...
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Innovation is one of the success pillars in any business because it reflects the overall organizational achievements as a result of renewal of ideas and improvements in various aspects of the organization. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence showing the role of innovation management in human capital development in the United Arab Emirate...
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The contribution of Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has become a veritable instrument for promoting entrepreneurial capitalism in developing countries worldwide. In recent years, many developing countries have started leveraging SMEs' advantage to stimulate economic growth through an inclusive business model (IBM). The term IBM has been used to des...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of financial literacy financial on business performance of entrepreneurs in Bauchi metropolis Nigeria. The study was clasped on a resource-based theory which postulates that given resource heterogeneity immovability and contentment of the requirement of value rareness, flawed imitability an...
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Small and Medium Enterprises are the backbone of a nation’s progress, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem is the platform that provides the necessary support, guide and promotes entrepreneurial activities. Hence, policies and programmes that enrich the entrepreneurial ecosystem aids extensively in promoting and empowering entrepreneurial activities....
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Entrepreneurship is considered as a panacea for economic infirmities. Development and prosperity can be fostered, upon the organized availability of the required resources, ambidextrously. Entrepreneurship ecosystem is an appropriate approach where a systematic and conducive atmosphere for business activities is paved by providing support and servi...
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Businesses are becoming increasingly competitive and the question of sustainability is captivating greater attention. Governments around the globe are devising policies to promote sustainable business environment. One of such initiatives is to promote entrepreneurial ecosystem for providing finance, human capital, and infrastructure through public...
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The foremost concern for every strategic manager is to enable organization's exceptional performance through effective planning and efficient implementation of strategies in order to attain competitive advantage on its rivals. Hence, strategic leaders ought to sight the organizational personnel as a vital resource through which various central comp...
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Entrepreneurship is considered as a panacea for economic infirmities. Development and prosperity can be fostered, upon the organized availability of the required resources, ambidextrously. Entrepreneurship ecosystem is an appropriate approach where a systematic and conducive atmosphere for business activities is paved by providing support and servi...
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Being recognized as one of the key components of economic development, entrepreneurship is encouraged neither in the advanced nor less developed countries. Recently, many researches on entrepreneurs were based largely on men who had started businesses, while women entrepreneurs were found to be under researched or insufficiently researched although...
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This book chapter has discussed various problems in entrepreneurship ecosystems, especially of developing countries . Subsequently, numerous pertinent solutions are suggested for policy makers and businesses to enhance entrepreneurial ecosystems.
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Entrepreneurship is viewed as a combination of innovation and risk taking by many researchers and economists as well. When such activity thrives, high growth rates are achieved as well as opportunities offered to all segments of society. In Pakistan innovation and entrepreneurship is severely inhibited by the unclear role of government in the marke...
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In answering the concern risen by Isenberg, it is recommended that there should a separate term in identifying with the entrepreneurship setting. Since entrepreneurship ecosystem according to Isenberg should not be meddled or tinkered, allowing it to self-sustain and growth. But it rises a concern on how then to cultivate ad promote entrepreneurshi...
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This paper aims to investigate the influence of board characteristics on firm performance. The four boards of directors’ characteristics that are of interest in this paper are: CEO duality, independent directors (ID), board size (BS) and board meeting (BM). Return on Assets (ROA) and Earnings per Share (EPS) are used as measurements for firm perfor...
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Financial literacy of entrepreneur has been acknowledged as an important aspect that contribute to the success of any business. Many studies have proven that entrepreneurs who possessed high level of financial literacy contribute to success of their business in term of financial and non-financial success. Despite the important of this aspect there...
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Financial capability has become a growing interest in today’s society due to the raising bankruptcy issues. Young entrepreneurs who have begun to achieve some degree of financial autonomy are expected to take responsibility of their financial matters. Thus this study sets out to shed light on the financial capability among young entrepreneurs and t...
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The increasing importance of economic contributions of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world motivated a better understanding of financial practices among SMEs. An understanding of the financial practices of SMEs is essential in developing a supportive financial framework to achieve national agenda for improving SMEs sustainabi...
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Entrepreneurship is instrumental in a nation's wealth development and management, furthermore as a social mobility tool. Over the years the impact of entrepreneurship has brought about numerous implication and transformation to many fields. One of the significant transformation is the involvement of universities in entrepreneurship. The involvement...
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Drying process is an essential step to produce instant noodles. Yet, the industries especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), is seeking for an efficient method to dry the noodles. This paper discusses the performance of an invented drying system which employed heating and humidifying process. The drying system was tested using 30 kilogram of...
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Rural entrepreneurship plays significant role in a country regional development and become the main agent of lagging economic growth for many developing countries. Despite the significant contribution made by the entrepreneurs, until now limited of previous study that focused on rural entrepreneurs especially on the aspect of human capital and oppo...
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This paper discuss and investigate the overall effects of oven drying time in determining the moisture content and drying rate of traditional dried instant noodle or locally known as 'Mi Siput'. In this study, the effect of drying parameter, temperature and humidity be investigated and determined. Initially, 30 kilogram of the raw noodle sample wil...
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Highly concentrated ownership structure is a common feature in most developing countries including Malaysia. Such feature contributed to a significant decline in many performance indicators during the Asian financial crisis 1997/98. The main purpose of this paper is to explore developments in ownership structure and firm performance of Malaysian li...
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The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of capital market development on economic growth in MENA region (Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) for the period of 2002 to 2014. Pooled Ordinary least square (OLS) regression for static panel data has been utilized in this study to test how selected countries that represent two different c...
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This study aims to explore the process of opportunity in rural entrepreneurship in Malaysia. Specifically this study tries to identify relationship of exploiting entrepreneurial opportunity, entrepreneurial opportunity discovery and human capital of rural entrepreneurs, and to determine direct and joint effect of entrepreneurial human capital on ex...
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Corporate Governance (CG) in Malaysia has been improved after the Asian financial crisis in 1997. Good CG will provide companies with better financial decision, including capital structure. Therefore, this research is focusing on the Top 100 public listed companies in Malaysia to investigate current practice of CG and to determine whether there is...
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The prime intention of this research is to stress the potential benefit of introducing entrepreneurship teaching into the architectural education's curriculum structure. The study outlined channels of introduction and impediments that could hinder the integration. Hence, findings from the survey carried out on the current status of entrepreneurship...
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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in the Malaysian economy and are considered as the backbone of industrial development in the country. However, Malaysian SMEs' value added is very much lower than that of large-scale enterprises. The low productivity of physical inputs or factors efficiency may be attributed to the low level of...
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The rapidly growing global halal market has given a unique window of opportunity which may enable Malaysia to become the global hub for halal food. Malaysia has already taken a lead by developing a halal assurance system which is now considered as the benchmark for a global assurance system and establishing the halal industry development corporatio...
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The modern-day economy demands dynamic real estate entrepreneurial professionals as graduates’ job placement are becoming more competitive. The purpose of introducing entrepreneurship education into the Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs) is to boost the employability of the graduates but the realization of this purpose in some of the uni...
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It is highlighted severally that the slow progress of Malaysia third economy transformation is caused by poor collaborations of the innovation ecosystem among education, government, and industry sectors. Without understanding the motivation factors of Malaysia academic citizens towards open innovations, the overall speed of the new economic transfo...
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Corporate governance is one of the important determinants to improve the accountability of the company and enhance business prosperity. Hence good corporate governance has been major of concerned by investors to build up trust towards the company. In contrary, poor corporate governance frameworks in a firm faced the problem of lack of investor’s co...
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Financial markets play important roles for economic growth as they facilitate the flow of resources to the most productive investment opportunities and help in terms of efficient allocation of credit in the economy. Recognizing the important roles of stock market on economic growth, prudential international institutions such as World Bank, IMF and...
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The purpose of this concept paper is to have a better understand on knowledge sharing literature in general and subsequently will focus on the process and the model of knowledge sharing. Knowledge or knowing is personal, and thus is impossible to totally disembody from people into a fully explicit form. Here, knowledge is culturally surrounded with...
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This empirical paper has examined the motivational factors subtracted from Herzberg’s Two-Factors Theory towards Citizenship Performance for employees categorized into Generation X and Generation Y. A sample of 124 respondents from two market leading electric and electronic manufacturing companies in Malaysia was invited into this research. Seven M...
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The study estimates the determinants of R&D expenditure in the UK by using sectoral data of eight large scale industries over time. We examined both traditional and exceptional however empirically plausible determinants of R&D using two alternative dynamic models. Pooled OLS, the Fixed Effects and the Random Effects models are used for estimation....
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The board of directors is acknowledged as one of the most important internal corporate governance structure. This paper reports a qualitative study on the characteristics of an effective board perceived by the Malaysian corporate leaders. The results are derived from semi structured interviews with 41 directors of top 100 Malaysian Public Listed Co...
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Directors' competencies are seeing to be of importance to corporate governance. As this issue has not yet being studied extensively in Malaysia, this study determines the key competencies of Malaysian company's directors using qualitative approach involving two stages of Delphi Technique. In the first stage all information pertaining to directors'...
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Organizational culture is a system of meanings shared to various degrees in an organization. Despite the attention paid to the importance of organizational culture in Malaysia, most studies have not provided consistent evidences. This is partially due to its complexity and the difficulties in defaming and measuring organizational culture. Therefore...
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Directors’ competencies are seeing to be of importance to corporate governance. As this issue has not yet being studied extensively in Malaysia, this study determines the key competencies of Malaysian company’s directors using qualitative approach involving two stages of Delphi Technique. In the first stage all information pertaining to directors’...
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The board of directors is acknowledged as one of the most important internal corporate governance structure. This paper reports an exploratory and qualitative study of the characteristics of an effective board by the Malaysian corporate leaders. The results are derived from semi structured interviews with 41 directors of top 100 Malaysian Public Li...
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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore directors’ characteristics (demographic backgrounds, personality characteristics and values, and competencies) and their effects of the effectiveness of the boards of directors. The characteristics discovered in this study are discussed from both, theoretical and empirical perspectives. Design and...
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To survive into this Century, Leaders of organizations must offer a greater sense of meaning and purpose for their employees. In today’s highly competitive environment, this paper will help managements to get the best from their employees and will increase more commitment effectiveness and can also reflect their inner values and provide opportuniti...
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Rural entrepreneurship is acknowledged as an important component that contributes to the economic development of a country. In Malaysia, until recent much attention has been given by the government to ensure the success of the program. Nevertheless, the development of the program has not meeting the government plan. Therefore, this study aims to ex...
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Organizational culture is a system of meanings shared to various degrees in an organization. Despite the attention paid to the importance of organizational culture in Malaysia, most studies have not provided consistent evidences. This is partially due to its complexity and the difficulties in defaming and measuring organizational culture. Therefore...
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Prior to the various corporate governance scandals around the world director's competencies has becoming widely acknowledged as one of the important determine of corporate governance and firm performance. Competency can be defined as a specification of knowledge and skill and the application of that knowledge and skill to the standards of performan...
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A number of studies, particularly in developed countries had been carried out to explore the influence of corporate governance on firm performance. Most of the studies discussed about different board characteristics in relation to various firm performance measurements. Although board characteristics enabling organisations to improve their corporate...
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The global financial crisis and recent cases of corporate frauds have brought into sharp focus the consequence of the precarious role to be played by the audit committees in ensuring good corporate governance particularly due to defenselessness of the economy to any chaos in the financial system. This paper is inclined to explore the roles of audit...
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Boards of directors are integral to modern corporations and, consequently, receive much attention from regulators, researchers and stakeholders. Although this domain is receiving increased scrutiny, most studies have been based on relating various dimensions of board structure and composition to firm financial performance. However, such studies hav...

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Projects (9)
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To explore the feasibility of IBM in Malaysia economical landscape
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1. To investigate the competencies of agropreneurs in Malaysia in term of their knowledge, technology, skills and machinery. 2. To investigate the successful index of agropreneurs in Malaysia. 3. To determine the traits of successful agropreneur inMalaysia. 4. To determine the critical factor of sustainability performance in agrobusiness model. 5. To examine the new model of sustainability performance of agropreneur in Malaysia.
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Global entrepreneurship __ with extension in the view of Oviatt & McDougall's view where ‘‘the discovery, enactment, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities – across national borders – to create future goods and services’’__ is rapidly promoting innovation in opportunities' recognition as well exploitation throughout the value-chains. In fact, these global business settings can be utilized to achieve exceptional competitive edge. In global village in which industry 4.0 have connected and integrated every distant actor of business in a way which perhaps was not conceived in the previous century. We name this scenario as international entrepreneurship ecosystem-the expansion of Isenberge's (2010) ecosystem that encompasses the entrepreneurial context in a specific/single geographic area, boundary or border.