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Nurturing Business Sustainability

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Dr. Ali Vafaei Zadeh

Senior Lecturer

Graduate School of Business

Universiti Sains Malaysia

11800 Penang, Malaysia


Ph.D. in Operation Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

MBA in Production and Materials Management, University of Pune, India.

B.Sc. Industrial Management.

Research Areas 

Technology Management, Innovation, and Supply Chain Management.


  • Ali Vafaei-Zadeh, Ramayah, Haniruzila Hanifah (2019). Modeling Anti-Malware Use Intention of University Students in a Developing Country Using the Theory of Planned Behavior. Kybernetes, 48 (8). (EMERALD) (ISI Impact Factor: 1.381).Ali Vafaei-Zadeh, Haniruzila Hanifah, Behzad Foroughi, Yashar Salamzadeh (2019).
  • Knowledge Leakage, an Achilles’ Heel of Knowledge Sharing. Eurasian business review journal, 9 (4). (Springer, ISI (Q1), Impact Factor: 2.143).
  • Rasoolimanesh, S.M, Taheri, Babak., Gannon, Martin., Vafaei-Zadeh, Ali., Hanifah, Haniruzila (2019) Does living in the vicinity of heritage and tourism sites influence residents’ perceptions and attitudes?. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27 (9). (Taylor & Francis) (ISI (Q1) Impact Factor: 3.400).
  • Haniruzila Hanifah, Noor Hazlina ahmad, Ali Vafaei-Zadeh (2019). Emanating the Key Factors of Innovation Performance: Leveraging on the Innovation Culture among SMEs in Malaysia. Journal of Asia Business Studies, 13 (4). Emerald, SCOPUS).
  • Hanifah, H., Halim, H. A., Ahmad, N. H., & Vafaei-Zadeh, A. Forthcoming (2019). Can Internal Factors Improve Innovation Performance via Innovation Culture in SMEs?. Benchmarking: An International Journal. (Emerald, SCOPUS).
  • Ali Vafaei-Zadeh, T. Ramayah, Wong Wai Peng, Haniruzila Hanifah (2018). Modelling Internet Security Software Usage among Undergraduate Students: A Necessity in an Increasingly Networked World. VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, 48 (1). (EMERALD) (SCOPUS Indexed, Q2, B ranked in ABDC journal ranking).
  • Haniruzila Hanifah, Hasliza Abdul Halim, Noor Hazlina Ahmad, Ali Vafaei-Zadeh (2017). Innovation Culture as Mediator between Specific Human Capital and Innovation Performance among Bumiputera SMEs in Malaysia. Handbook of Research on Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries (pp. 261-279). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (SCOPUS Indexed).