Tel: +604-6532794 Fax: +604-6532792
+604-653 2892

Ts. Dr. Ali Vafaei Zadeh

Senior Lecturer
Graduate School of Business
Universiti Sains Malaysia


  • Ts. Professional Technologists- Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), 2021
  • 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



  1. Data Visualizations for Business Communications
  2. Business Intelligence for Service Excellence
  3. Global Supply Chain Management
  4. Logistics and Distribution Management
  5. Leadership For Transformation


  1. Managing Technology and Decision Making
  2. Research Methodology

Research Interest: Technology and Innovation Management. 

Consultancy and Industrial Experience

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

Selected Publications

Hanifah, H., Abd Halim, N., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., & Nawaser, K. (2021). Effect of intellectual capital and entrepreneurial orientation on innovation performance of manufacturing SMEs: mediating role of knowledge sharing. Journal of Intellectual Capital.

Hakkak, M., Nawaser, K., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., & Hanifah, H. (2021). Determination of Optimal Leadership Styles through Knowledge Management: A Case from the Automotive Industry. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 18(4).

Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Ng, S. X., Hanifah, H., Teoh, A. P., & Nawaser, K. (2021). Safety Technology Adoption: Predicting Intention to Use Car Dashcams in an Emerging Country. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 18(5).

Md Azmi, N. A. A., Teoh, A. P., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., & Hanifah, H. (2021). Predicting information security culture among employees of telecommunication companies in an emerging market. Information and Computer Security, 29(5), 866–882.

Hanifah, H., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., & Ping, T. A. (2021). The impact of government support and innovation culture on new product development of manufacturing SMEs: Does innovation strategy matter? International Journal of Management Practice, 14(5), 519–538.

Abdul-Halim, N. A., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Hanifah, H., Teoh, A. P., & Nawaser, K. (2021). Understanding the determinants of e-wallet continuance usage intention in Malaysia. Quality and Quantity.

Seyfi, S., Rasoolimanesh, S. M., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., & Esfandiar, K. (2021). Can tourist engagement enhance tourist behavioural intentions? A combination of PLS-SEM and fsQCA approaches. Tourism Recreation Research.

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 and Management, 57(8), 103386.

Hanifah, H., Halim, H. A., Ahmad, N. H., & Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2020). Can internal factors improve innovation performance via innovation culture in SMEs? Benchmarking, 27(1), 382–405.

Hanifah, H., Abdul Halim, H., Ahmad, N. H., & 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, 13(4), 559–587.

Rasoolimanesh, S. M., Taheri, B., Gannon, M., Vafaei-Zadeh, A., & Hanifah, H. (2019). Does living in the vicinity of heritage tourism sites influence residents’ perceptions and attitudes? Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 27(9), 1295–1317.

Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Hanifah, H., Foroughi, B., & Salamzadeh, Y. (2019). Knowledge leakage, an Achilles’ heel of knowledge sharing. Eurasian Business Review, 9(4), 445–461.

Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Thurasamy, R., & Hanifah, H. (2019). Modeling anti-malware use intention of university students in a developing country using the theory of planned behavior. Kybernetes, 48(8), 1565–1585.

Vafaei-Zadeh, A., Ramayah, T., Wong, W. P., & 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, 48(1), 2–20.

Hanifah, H., Halim, H. A., Ahmad, N. H., & Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2017). Understanding the innovation culture towards innovation performance among Bumiputera SMEs. International Journal of Economic Research, 14(16), 279–293.

Hanifah, H., Halim, H. A., Ahmad, N. H., & Vafaei-Zadeh, A. (2017). Innovation culture as a mediator between specific human capital and innovation performance among bumiputera SMEs in Malaysia. In Handbook of Research on Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries (pp. 261–279).

Citation index



Journal Articles
Book Chapters

Research Grants


Honors & Awards