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Dr. Jeffrey S.S. Cheah

Senior Lecturer
Graduate School of Business
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Organisational Performance of social enterprises in Malaysia and Singapore, 2015-2018, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2010-2012, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), 1997-2001, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.

Biography

Jeffrey Cheah PhD is a university lecturer of Graduate School of Business (GSB) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. He is also the unit coordinator for Yunus Social Business Centre (GSB-YSBC). His research focuses on social entrepreneurship and corporate social innovation in Southeast Asia, as well as the Asia region. Previously, he was the Head of Department (HOD) of corporate division in a regional leading social business for over 10 years. He looks forward to expanding his social network within the local and international social entrepreneurship scenes.

Teaching and Research Areas

Teaching: Corporate Strategy & Policy (MBA)

Research Interest: Social Entrepreneurship, Social Business Model, Corporate Social Innovation

Supervision (Dissertation): Graduated 4 MBA  Active: 2 MBA, 1 PhD

Consultancy and Industrial Experience

1. Marketing Consultant, (2018): Assist private limited company to establish a yearly marketing plan and business strategies

2.Head of Department (2004-2015): He performed his profession effectively in business planning and development, marketing strategies and sales, leading team members, consult the entrepreneurs, coordinate the propel of local and international experts, and facilitating various humanity and business management courses.

3.Journalist (2002-2004): Plan and conduct interviews and features writing.

Publications

  • Cheah, J., Azlan, A., & Sofri, Y. (2019) Internal Oriented Resources and Social Enterprises’ Performance: How Can Social Enterprises Help Themselves Before Helping Others? Journal of Cleaner Production, 211:607-619. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.203 (ISI Impact: 7.246)
  • Cheah, J., Azlan, A., & Sofri, Y. (2019) External Oriented Resources and Social Enterprises’ Performance: The Dominant Mediating Role of Formal Business Planning. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019, 236:117693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117693 (ISI Impact: 7.246)
  • Cheah, J., Azlan, A., & Sofri, Y. (2018) Social Enterprise Performance in Malaysia and Singapore, Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur, 8/10/2018- 9/10/2018 (Conference paper)
  • Ch’ng, P.C., Cheah, J. & Amran, A. (2019). The Influence of Eco-Innovation on Sustainable Business Performance in Malaysia Technology Industry: Moderating Role of Market Turbulence In Karpal, S.D.S., & Kiumarsi, S. Contemporary Issues in Business and Management (pp.46-48). USM, Penang: Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Book Chapter)
 
 

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