In line with the University’s vision of being a renowned institution of higher learning in research and publication, the Faculty has firmly institutionalized the research culture within the Faculty. Almost all academic staff members are involved in research activities with funding from the University as well as from the industry and other government funding agencies. The research interests span across various business disciplines from human resource, corporate governance, leadership, consumer behaviour, marketing, tourism, management information systems, and management accounting, to auditing.
As a result of the commitment towards research, the number of research projects secured by faculty members has increased from 35 in 2007 to 51 in 2014, worth RM928,749.00 and RM3,201,811.80 respectively. The active participation in research has witnessed a concomitant increase in conference proceedings (mainly international conferences) and journal publications. The list of publications can be viewed by using the links to the profile of academic staff.
The future direction of the Faculty is to intensify research activities in identified areas of research through the research clusters established within UM. Specific developments that have taken place include the endowment funds channeled through the establishment of the Maybank Accounting Chair in 1996 and AMBANK Chair for Financial Services in 2014 which will see world-renowned professors working closely with our faculty members.
Hence, new initiatives in the pipeline include to nurture engagement in business research and problem-solving with our industry partners in public and private agencies. The target agencies are Securities Commission of Malaysia, financial institutions and accounting professional bodies.