At FM UTM, faculty members pursue research, publications, lead training and explore intellectual networking as a path to contribute to the rise of entrepreneurship, innovation and societal wealth and well-being within the world around them

Research at FM is multidisciplanry across different business fields. We have research projects that spread across different spectrum which include applied research, action research and case study writing. FM research team has many collaborative projects with industry and government. Our researchers also conduct local and international research and consultancy projects in collaboration with government and leading multinational companies.

FM Research Groups

FM Research Groups are dynamic and community-oriented, providing many opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Our academics conduct a world class research and are recognized in establishing partnership with industry and community. Learn more about the diverse research groups that committed in all areas in business and management, include: business strategy, innovation, economics, entrepreneurship, information systems, social value, marketing and service quality. 


Innovation and Business Strategy Research Group


Learning and Social Value Research Group


Innovation Economics Research Group


Marketing Research Group


Innovation & Entrepreneurship Research Group


Service Quality Research Group


Information and  Service System Innovation Research Group

FM Action Research

At FM, our students are exposed to Action Research approach for their final dissertation. It is a reflective process that allows for inquiry and discussion as components of the “research.” The action research project allows students to collaborate with industry to solve real world problems. Action research is a powerful tool for industry-academia collaboration.

As part of their action research journey, students have to undergo two important events in FM:


Through this program, the MBA students who enrolled in Business Research class (MBSA 1713) are invited to pitch their action research proposal. Read More->

FM Action Research Challenge

The programme aims in providing a platform for academics, MBA students and industry partners to share their experiences and research. Read More->

FM In-House Publication

Through team-work between senior and junior faculties, from academic and industry backgrounds, FM UTM passionately work to contribute in bridging knowledge gaps by developing its own journal – International Journal of Innovation and Business Strategy (IJIBS), performing discussion research group called FM Oasis, and providing contextual-based training.

Current Issues in IJIBS

Stakeholders’ Involvement as a Determinant of Students’ Academic…
Sulyman Kamaldeen Olohundare

Internal Quality Management Strategies of Universities in Kwara State,…
Awodiji, Omotayo A., Ijaiya, Nike Y. S., Akinnubi, Olaolu P

Telecommute Acceptance and Work Performance: A Multiple Regression Analysis
Yap Zhan Zhang, Lim Qiao Yee, Mohd Khairudin Ruslan, Mohd Nizam Ibrahim, Joan Na Kelun, Yee Jia Jun

Gender Equality at the Workplace: Malaysia’s Stance and Prevailing…
Noraliza Jalal, Reena Baskaran, Nirosha Tanga Rajoo, Sharmini Nair Prathaban, Prasath Ambalagan

Read More->

The Research Office

The research office is headed by the Deputy Dean (Research, Innovation, Development and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Dr Suresh Ramakrishnan.  The team is supported by two Research Managers; Assoc. Prof. Dr Siti Rahmah Awang for Johor Campus and Dr Nor Aiza Mohd Zamil for Kuala Lumpur Campus.  The day-to-day operation of the office is run by the Admin Assistant for Research, Mr Mohd Azrul Amin Shahrol. 
For any enquiries, please contact: 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suresh Ramakrishnan
Deputy Dean (Research, Innovation, Development & Alumni)
Faculty of Management
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia
Office: 07-5610087
Primary Email:
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