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Dr. Azlan Amran

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Azlan Amran started his career as a lecturer at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2006. He is now a Professor at the Graduate School of Business in the same University. Prior to joining USM, he worked as an accountant for several years. He has published a significant number of articles in the area of CSR in both local and international journals. He is currently supervising PhD, MBA, and Masters candidates in CSR. At present, he holds the position of Dean at the Graduate School of Business. In terms of practical experience, he has been involved in several training and consultancy projects in Accounting-related issues and Corporate Social Reporting. He is currently holding several grants to support his research on CSR-related issues. He is also a member of the editorial board for several international journals. At the national level, he is a Technical Committee member for ISO 26000.


  • Syed Abidur Rahman, Azlan Amran, Noor Hazlina Ahmad and Seyedeh Khadijeh Taghizadeh, (2015), “Enhancing the Wellbeing of Base of the Pyramid Entrepreneurs through Business Success: The Role of Private Organizations”, Social Indicator, DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-0951-4 (ISI Impact: 1.452)
  • Ali Quazi, Azlan Amran and Mehran Nejati (2015), “Conceptualizing and measuring consumer social responsibility: a neglected aspect of consumer research” International Journal of Consumer Studies, doi: 10.1111/ijcs.12211, (ISI Impact: 0.718)
  • Azlan Amran, Say Keat Ooi, Cheng Yew Wong and Fathyah Hashim (2015), Business Strategy for Climate Change: An ASEAN Perspective, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, DOI: 10.1002/csr.1371, (ISI Impact : 2.054)
  • Mehran Nejati Azlan Amran Noor Hazlina Ahmad , (2014),"Examining stakeholders’ influence on environmental responsibility of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and its outcomes", Management Decision, Vol. 52 Iss 10 pp. 2021 – 2043 (ISI Impact)
  • Azlan Amran, Lee Shiau Ping and Susela Devi. Sustainability Reporting Quality in the Asia Pacific Region: Some Evidence on the Role of Board of Directors and Strategic CSR Practices. Business Strategy and the Environment (ISI Impact: 3.20)
  • Tang Yee Hooi, Azlan Amran and Goh Yen Nee. Environmental Management Practices For Hotels In Malaysia: Stakeholder Perspective. International Journal of Tourism Research (ISI Impact: 0.816)
  • Azlan Amran, Riduan Toani, Ooi Say Keat and Susela Devi (forthcoming). The impact of business strategy and online sustainability reporting, Business Strategy and Environment (ISI Impact: 3.20)
  • Azlan Amran, Ooi Say Keat, Abdul Hadi Zulkafli, Mehran Nejati and Lim Boey Ann. (2012). Relationship of Firm attributes, Ownership Structure and Business Network on Climate Change Efforts: Evidence from Malaysia. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology (ISI Impact: 0.965)
  • Azlan Amran, Zainorfarah Zainuddin and Suhaiza Mohd Zailani. (2012). Carbon Trading in Malaysia: Review of Policy and Practices. Sustainable Development (ISI Impact: 1.10)
  • Farid Ahammad Sobhani, Azlan Amran and Yusserie Zainuddin. (2011). Sustainability Disclosure In Annual Reports And Websites: A Study Of The Banking Industry In Bangladesh. Journal of Cleaner Production (ISI Impact: 2.425)
  • Azlan Amran, Vinod Periasamy and Abdul Hadi Zulkafli. (2011). Determinants of Climate Change Disclosure by Developed and Emerging Countries in Asia Pacific. Sustainable Development (ISI Impact: 1.209)
  • Farid Sobhani, Azlan Amran, Yusserie Zainudin and Baten. (2011). Corporate Sustainability Disclosure Practices of Selected Banks: A Trend Analysis Approach. African Journal of Business Management (ISI Impact: 1.105)
  • Siti Nabiha, A.K,George,A., N. Abdul Wahid, A. Amran, I. Abustan and R. Mahadi. (2011). A field survey of Environmental initiatives of selected Resorts in Malaysia. World Applied Science Journal (Scopus/ ISI Impact)
  • Azlan Amran and Roszaini Haniffa. (2010). Evidence in Developing of Sustainability Reporting: A Case of A developing Country. Business Strategy and the Environment (ISI Impact: 1.96)
  • Don Clifton and Azlan Amran. (2010). The Stakeholder Approach: A Sustainability Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics (ISI Impact: 1.10)
  • Azlan Amran, Nabiha AK, Abdul Razak, A and Haron, H (2010). Development of MBA with specialisation in Sustainable Development, The Experience of USM. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. (ISI Impact: 0.84)
  • Farid Ahammad Sobhani, Azlan Amran and Yuserrie Zainuddin. (2009). Revisiting the Corporate Social and Environmental Disclosure in Bangladesh. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management (ISI Impact: 1.60)

Consultancy and Industrial Experience

  • Briefing and Consultation on how to apply CSR as a mechanism to generate funds for the Budi Foundation, Perak. Title of talk: “Practice of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)” on 19 October 2009