Dr. Lew Tek Yew

Qualifications

PhD (Human Resource Development)  University of Malaysia  Sarawak (UNIMAS) 2011

Title of thesis: Antecedents of affective organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics working with private higher education institutions (PHEI) in Malaysia.

Master of Business Administration National University of Malaysia (UKM) 2000, with Distinction CGPA 3.91

Title of dissertation:  Job satisfaction of  employees working with Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) in Malaysia.

Bachelor of Economics (majoring in Business Administration)  First Class Honours, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. 1995

 

Office No.

+60 85 443939 ext. 5051

 

Room No.

No. 9. Row 1

 

Employment History

From 19 June 2017 – now: Associate Dean,  Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Business, Curtin Malaysia

From 2010- now:  Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management , Faculty of Business, Curtin Malaysia

From 2003 – 2010:  Lecturer in  Management with Curtin University  Malaysia

1998-2003: Commercial banking accounts manager with Malayan Banking Berhad

 

Unit Taught

Organizational Behaviour,  Introduction to International Management, Business and Sustainable Development : Semester 1 2017

Organizational Behaviour,  Introduction to International Management: Semester 1 & 2, 2016

 

Research Interests

HRM Practices; Employees attitudes, motivation, behaviour and performance;  Psychological capital; Mindfulness at work; Teaching Pedagogy in higher education; Student resilience.

 

Research Grants

External Grants

Market Study on Miri City as a Festival Destination City awarded by the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak for RM4,790:  Role as researcher  from Feb 2014 – April 2014     

” Effectiveness of the Shell Traffic Games”A awarded by Sarawak Shell Berhad for RM40,888:  Role as leader October, 2013:  Role as researcher  from  October, 2013 to Dec,  2013.

Sustainable Development: A case study of Miri City Council’s (MCC) green initiatives awarded by the Miri City Council for RM30,000:  Role as researcher  from  Nov 2012 – Jan 2013.

Awarded external research grant by the Miri City Council in 2004 of RM60,000 to finance the following two research projects:-   (Role as researcher)

  • ”The perceptions of Mirians on how Miri can become a better city” and
  • “The perceptions of tourists on Miri as a Resort City”

Internal University Grants

2007: Awarded the Business School Research Fund (BSRF) for RM5,000 to part finance the project: ‘Perceived Organizational Support: Linking Human Resource Management Practices with affective organizational commitment, professional commitment and turnover intention’

Awarded four (4) Curtin Sarawak Research Fund of RM10,000 each totalling RM40,000 to finance the research projects as follows:-

  • 2005: “Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment: A Study of Employees involved In The Tourism Industry in Miri, the new tourist destination in Malaysia”
  • 2005: “Managing expectations and perceptions of local and international students in Curtin University Sarawak Campus: A Challenge Beyond 2005!”
  • 2004: “Entrepreneurship: Personality Profile of Chinese Entrepreneurs who are members of the Sarawak Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry”
  • 2004: “Exploring the Extent of Transformational Leadership in the Context of Miri Entrepreneurs”

 

Research Awards  

  • Best Paper Award at the 4th National Human Resource Management Conference 2008 organized by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia and the Negeri Sembilan State Government. This paper was within the 5-10% best papers selected from about 100 submissions from Malaysia and South East Asia
  • Best Paper Award at the Curtin Sarawak School of Business Year End Conference 2008
  • Best Paper Award at the BAI2009 International Conference on Business and Information, Kuala Lumpur organized by International Business Academics Consortium, Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research and College of Business and National Taipei University. This paper was within the 5-10% best papers selected from 500 submissions from 39 countries.
  • Research & Development Award for Exceptional Research Performance (Publications) Highest Research Point Index (RPI) 2009 by Curtin University of Technology, Australia
  • Best Paper Award at the BAI2011 International Conference on Business and Information, Kuala Lumpur organized by International Business Academics Consortium, Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research and College of Business, National Taipei University and Chulalongkorn University.  This paper was within the 5-10% best papers selected from 500 submissions from 49 countries.

 

Research Publications

 Journal Articles

  1. Chelliah, S.,  Bujang, T., Lew, T.Y., & Sim, A.K.S. (2016).  Relationship between training components, work environment and participants’ characteristics on transfer of training skills and organizational commitment,  International Business Management, 10, 9, 1623-1631 (Scopus indexed)
  2. Daria Gom, Lew, T.Y., Geoffrey Harvey Tanakinjal,  Mary Monica Jiony, &  Ruth S. Saiganul (2016). ‘The role of cultural values on transformational leadership and citizenship behaviour’, The Social Sciences,  11, 30, 7351-7356 (Scopus indexed)
  3. Jong, C.Y., Lew, T.Y., & Sim, A.K.S. (2016).  The influence of TQM on project performance: The case of construction companies , The Social Sciences, 11,7, 7547-7552 (Scopus indexed)
  4. Mary Monica Jiony,  & Lew, T.Y., Geoffrey Harvey Tanakinjal, Daria Gom & Ruth S. Saiganul (2016). ‘High performance work practices and service quality in mid-scale lodging industry’, The Social Sciences,  11, 30, 7290-7294 (Scopus indexed)
  5. Chelliah, S.,  Lew, T.Y., Chin, Y.A., Yeoh, S.M. & Lim, S.K. (2015).  Developing a cadre of successful global managers: The critical roles and skill-sets, International Business Management, 9, 4, 470-475(Scopus indexed)
  6. Sia, J.K.M., Lew, T.Y., & Sim, A.K.S.  (2015).  Miri city as a festival destination image in the context of Miri Country Music Festival,  Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 172, 68-69 9 (ISI indexed)
  7. Ali, H.F., Lew, T.Y. & Sim, A.K.S. (2013).   Examining the relationship between employees’ perceptions on competency training and affective commitment: The moderating influence of volition, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7,13, 209-218.
  8. Kalu, U.U., Lew, T.Y. & Sim, A.K.S. (2013).   Relationship between leadership styles and project success among IT professionals in Nigeria: Implications to Project Management, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7,12, 74-83.   
  9. Lew, T.Y. (2011). Antecedents of affective organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics in Malaysia in selected private universities in Malaysia, Academy of  Taiwan Business Management Review, 7, 2,  32-40. (Ranked B by the ABDC).
  10. Lew, T.Y. (2011). Antecedents of affective organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics in Malaysia in selected private universities in Malaysia, Academy of  Taiwan Business Management Review, 7, 2,  32-40. (Ranked B by the ABDC/ERA, Australian Business Deans Council 2010).
  11. Lew, T.Y. (2009). Perceived Organizational Support: Linking Human Resource management Practices with Affective Organizational Commitment, Professional Commitment and Turnover Intention, Journal of International Management Studies4, 2, 104-115. (Published by the International Academy of Business and Economics and listed in the Ulrich directory of refereed management publications)
  12. Lew, T.Y. (2009). The Relationships Between Perceived     Organizational Support, Felt Obligation, Affective Organizational Commitment and Turnover Intention of Academics working with Private Higher Educational Institutions in Malaysia, European Journal of Social Sciences, 9, 1, 72-87. (Indexed by Scopus, Elsevier Bibliographic databases, EBSCO, SSRN, Ulrich, Cabell, DOAJ)
  13. Voon, B.H. & Lew, T.Y. (2009). Understanding and measuring tourist satisfaction for urban  tourism  marketing,   Sarawak Development Journal, 9, 26-35.
  14. Lew, T.Y. (2008). Examining the influence of high commitment human resources practices (HRM) on academics’ organizational commitment and mediating effects of career commitment and perceived organizational support, trust and procedural justice’, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 4, 1,  154-164.  (Listed in Cabell directory of refereed management publications & ranked B in the ABDC/ERA)
  15. Lew,  T.Y. (2008).  Job satisfaction and affective commitment: A study of employees in the tourism industry in Sarawak, Malaysia, World Review of Entrepreneurship, Business and Sustainable Development,  4, 1,  85-101.  (Published by Inderscience, a publisher of distinguished journals in the UK and indexed by Scopus, the largest and citation database of peer-reviewed journals)
  16. Lew, T.Y. (2007).  Tourists Perception of Miri City as a New Tourist Destination in Malaysia,  Sarawak Development Journal,  8, 1,  82-90.
  17. Lew, T.Y. (2007). Job satisfaction and affective commitment: A study of employees in the tourism industry in Sarawak, Malaysia,  Sunway Academic Journal4, 27-43. (Published by the Sunway University College Malaysia)
  18. Lew, T.Y. (2007). Examining the influence of  high commitment human resources practices (HRM) on organizational commitment: The social exchange approach, The Journal of  Global  Business Management3, 2, 24-31. (Listed in the ABI/ ProQuest, CABELL’S, EBSCO).
  19. Lew, T.Y. & Malek, H. (2006). Enhancing Miri’s image as a new tourist destination through the media: The case of Malaysia’, International Review of Business Research Papers, 2,  4, 69-84.  (Published by the World Business Institute, Australia)
  20. Lew, T.Y. & Yong, S.T. (2006).  Managing expectations and perceptions of service quality of local and international students in an offshore branch campus of an Australian university, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 1,  1,   94-103.   (Listed in Cabell directory of refereed management and education publications & ranked B in the ABDC/ERA)
  21. Lew, T.Y. (2006).  Adoption of deep learning approaches  by students pursuing higher education in Sarawak: A case study of Curtin University Sarawak Campus’,  Sarawak Development Journal7, 2,  144- 161. (Published by the Sarawak Development Institute, a widely cited peer reviewed journal in Sarawak focusing on development issues)
  22. Lew, T.Y. & Liew, M.Y. (2005). Exploring the antecedents of needs and job satisfaction   among employees of a leading bank in Malaysia: Implications for managing bank employees in Malaysia,  Bankers’ Journal Malaysia, 29,  10-26.   (Published by Institute of Bankers Malaysia)
  23. Lew, T.Y., Krishnan, A., Muniapan, B., & Kong, E.F. (2005). Exploring the extent of transformational leadership in the context of Miri entrepreneurs, Sarawak Development Journal,  7, 1, 48-63.   (Published by Sarawak Development Institute)

 

Conference Proceedings/Presentations

  1. Daria Gom, & Lew, T.Y. (2016).  The role of cultural values and transformational leadership in developing citizenship behaviour.   Paper presented at the 33rd Pan-Pacific Conference, 25-27 May, Miri Sarawak.
  2. Mary Monica Jiony, & Lew, T.Y. (2016).  The effect of high-performance work practices on service-quality: The role of work-life balance.  Paper presented at the 33rd Pan-Pacific Conference, 25-27 May, Miri Sarawak.
  3. Chang, K.C., Baba, R., Lew, T.Y., & Sim, A. (2016).  A cross-market study on impacts of green practices on lean supply chain management for SME – A conceptual paper. Paper presented at the 33rd Pan-Pacific Conference, 25-27 May, Miri Sarawak.
  4. Ho, P.L., Goi, C.L., Lew, T.Y., Tang, F.E., & Ho, C. (2015).  Stakeholder response to say no to plastics bags campaign.  Paper presented at the 12th Pan-Pacific Conference, 1-4 June, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  5. Lew, T.Y., Sia, J.K.M., & Sim, A.K.S. (2015).  The antecedents and consequences of student engagement: A conceptual paper.  Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Higher Education Teaching and Learning, 26-27 November, Miri Sarawak.
  6. Lew, T.Y., Sia, J.K.M., & Sim, A.K.S. (2015).  Sustainable livelihood of entrepreneurs in Malaysia: A holistic community based rural tourism (CBRT) model. Paper presented at the 3rd Asian SME Conference, 26-30 October 2015, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  7. Lew, T.Y. (2014).  The role of academics in quality assurance of management education in Malaysia.  Paper presented at the “Management education: Achieving Global Standards and Recognition” International Symposium, 2-3 October 2014, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  8. Lew, T.Y. (2014).  Miri city as a festival destination image in the context of Miri Country Music Festival.  Paper presented at the Global Conference on Business & Social Science, 15-16 December 2014, Kuala Lumpur.
  9. Lew, T.Y. (2014).  Developing a model for the antecedents of organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics in Malaysia. Paper presented at the Global Conference on Business & Social Science, 15-16 December 2014, Kuala Lumpur.
  10. Lew, T.Y. (2013).  The influence of human resource management (HRM) practices and perceived organizational support (POS) on organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics in Malaysia:  The organizational support perspective.  Paper presented at the BAI Conference,  7-9 July 2013, Bali, Indonesia.
  11. Lew, T.Y., Sia, J.K.M., Sim, A.K.S., & Pillai, K.V.K. (2013). The role of academics in quality assurance of higher education. Paper presented at the 2rd International Conference Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, 9-10 December 2013, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  12. Lew, T.Y. (2011).   The relationships between career development opportunities, perceived organizational support, felt obligation, affective organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics in Malaysia: The organizational support perspective.  Paper presented at the BAI Conference, 4-6 July 2011, Bangkok, Thailand. (Best paper award)
  13. Lew, T.Y. (2011). Antecedents of affective organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics in selected private universities in Malaysia. Paper presented at the 12th International Society for Global Business and Economic Development Conference, 21-23 July 2011, Singapore.
  14. Lew, T.Y. (2011, Nov 14-16).  Deep learning approach among management students: Adult versus youth learners. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning 2011, Penang.
  15. Lew, T.Y. (2011).  Relationship between the lecturer’s approaches to teaching and students’ approaches to learning.  Paper presented at the Enhancing Learning:  International Teaching and Learning Conference, 24-26 November 2011, Curtin Sarawak Miri.
  16. Lew, T.Y., Goi, C.L., Wong, I.K., & Lee, C.S.  (2011).  Teaching and Learning for English as a Second Language tertiary students.   Paper presented at the Enhancing Learning:  International Teaching and Learning Conference, 24-26 November 2011, Curtin Sarawak Miri.
  17. Lew, T.Y. (2011). The influence of selected human resource management (HRM) practices and perceived organizational support (POS) on affective commitment and turnover intention of academics in Malaysia:  A proposed model. Paper presented at the 10th Academy of Human Resource Development Conference, 3-6 December 2011, Kuala Lumpur.
  18. Lew, T.Y. (2010). Affective organizational commitment and turnover intention of academics in Malaysia.  Paper presented at the 2010 International Conference on Business and Economics Research, 26-28 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Proceedings indexed by ISI)
  19. Lew, T.Y. (2005). Adoption of the deep learning approach among final year marketing students.  Paper presented at the Teaching  and  Learning Forum, Perth,  3-6 July 2005, Western Australia.
  20. Lew, T.Y. & Yong, S.T. (2005).  Deep learning approach among marketing students: Adult versus youth learners.  Paper  presented at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, 3-6 July 2005, Sydney, Australia.

 

Supervision of Higher Degree by Research Student

  1. MPhil: Ms Jong Cherng Yee

Title: The Influence of Total Quality Management on Project Performance: The Case of Construction Organizations in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Status: Completed thesis writing in 2017

 

  1. Kian Chuan Chang (PhD student)

Title:  A cross market study on integration of Green HRM and Green Supply Chain Management for SMEs

Status: Candidacy defence done in 2017

 

  1. Tan Kim Lim (PhD student)

Title:  Effects of PsyCap on the relationship between meaningful work, job burnout and employee engagement.

Status: Candidacy defence done in 2017

  1. Mary Monica (PhD student)

Title:  The influence of cultural intelligence and psychological capital on service quality in the hospitality industry

Status: Ongoing

 

  1. Daria Gom (PhD student)

Title:  Transformational leadership, Service-oriented citizenship behaviour and turnover intention in the hospitality industry: The mediating role of cross-cultural psychological capital

Status: Ongoing

 

Other Academic Roles

Reviewer of Academic Journals

Reviewer for ISI and SCOPUS indexed peer reviewed journals and other peer reviewed journals such as:

  1. Studies in Higher Education
  2. Article 1 from 15/3/17 to 17/3/17

 

  1. Journal of Management Development:

1.Article 1 from 11/2/13 – 5/4/13

2.Article 2 from 24/9/14 to 27/1/15

3.Article 3 from 23/8/14 to 8/9/14

4.Article 4 from 14/8/15 to 2/9/15

 

  1. Management Research Review :
  2. Article 1 from 21/4/14 – 30/4/14
  3. Article from 22-23/6/14

 

  1. International Journal of Human Resource Management:
  2. Article 1 from 7/3/15-10/10/15

 

  1. Sage Open Journal
  2. Article 1 from 14-15/1/15

 

Teaching Awards

2015 CBS Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Award

Student Choice Award awarded by Student Council, Curtin University Malaysia for 2014, 2010 and 2008.

 

Update on: 10 July 2017

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