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Ts. Dr. Ali Vafaei Zadeh

Senior Lecturer
Graduate School of Business
Universiti Sains Malaysia


  • Ph.D., Operation Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • MBA, Production and Materials Management, University of Pune, India.
  • Bachelor of Industrial Management, Allameh University, Iran.


Ali Vafaei-Zadeh is currently working as a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He holds a PhD in Operation Management, MBA in production and materials management and bachelor in industrial management. He is actively involved in research projects regarding technology management and innovation. He can be contacted at

Teaching and Research Areas

Teaching: Data Visualizations for Business Communications, Business Intelligence for Service Excellence, Global Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Distribution Management.

Research Interest: Technology and Innovation Management. 

Consultancy and Industrial Experience

Three years of working experience as a production and manufacturing manager in the industries.


Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Ramayah, T., Hanifah, H., Kurnia, S., & Mahmud, I. (2020). Supply chain information integration and its impact on the operational performance of manufacturing firms in Malaysia. Information & Management57(8), 103386.

Das, S.R., Seif, M.H., Mahmud, I. and Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2020), “Factors influencing the cyberslacking behavior and internet abusive intention in academic settings: A structural equation modeling approach”, International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Vol. 24 No. 5, pp. 7311–7318.

Hanifah, H., Halim, H.A., Ahmad, N.H. and Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2020), “Can internal factors improve innovation performance via innovation culture in SMEs?”, Benchmarking, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 382–405.

Hanifah, H., Abdul Halim, H., Ahmad, N.H. and Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2019), “Emanating the key factors of innovation performance: leveraging on the innovation culture among SMEs in Malaysia”, Journal of Asia Business Studies, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 559–587.

Rasoolimanesh, S.M., Taheri, B., Gannon, M., Vafaei-Zadeh, A. and Hanifah, H. (2019), “Does living in the vicinity of heritage tourism sites influence residents’ perceptions and attitudes?”, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 27 No. 9, pp. 1295–1317.

Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Thurasamy, R. and Hanifah, H. (2019), “Modeling anti-malware use intention of university students in a developing country using the theory of planned behavior”, Kybernetes, Vol. 48 No. 8, pp. 1565–1585.

Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Hanifah, H., Foroughi, B. and Salamzadeh, Y. (2019), “Knowledge leakage, an Achilles’ heel of knowledge sharing”, Eurasian Business Review, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 445–461.

Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Ramayah, T., Wong, W.P. and Md Hanifah, H. (2018), “Modelling internet security software usage among undergraduate students: A necessity in an increasingly networked world”, VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Vol. 48 No. 1, pp. 2–20.

Hanifah, H., Halim, H.A., Ahmad, N.H. and Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2017), “Innovation culture as a 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.

Hanifah, H., Halim, H.A., Ahmad, N.H. and Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2017), “Understanding the innovation culture towards innovation performance among Bumiputera SMEs”, International Journal of Economic Research, Vol. 14 No. 16, pp. 279–293.

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