Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business

Associate Professor Dr Zaleha Othman


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Tel: +604 928 7128

Office #: OYAGSB 2.11

Qualification: in Business Law (University of Leeds, UK); PhD (Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia)

Teaching Interest: Corporate Governance; Qualitative Research; Ethics; Forensic Accounting

Research Interest: Forensic Accounting; Ethical Governance; Professional Ethics; Corruption; Corporate Social Responsibility

Research Profiles:

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ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zaleha_Othman

UUM Experts: http://experts.uum.edu.my/Researcher_Info.aspx?nopkj=1801

Biography: Zaleha Othman is an Associate Professor of Ethical Governance and Forensic Accounting. She completed her Ph.D. (2011), Master in Business Law (2002), Degree in Accountancy (2006), Diploma in Accountancy (1989). She is a kin researcher mostly on corruption studies, ethical governance and forensic accounting. Her research manuscripts have been published in various academic journals, including SCOPUS-indexed and ABDC ranked journals such as The Qualitative Research (TQR), International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical & Control System, The Qualitative Research (TQR), Asian Economic and Financial Review, Jurnal Pengurusan, Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies. She has also won research grants from the International Association (Transparency International) and Government Agency (National Accountant Department), Ministry of Education Malaysia, (FRGS, RAGS), and university grants (UUM). She is also a reviewer for several Scopus Journals and peer-reviewed journals, such as Asian Academy of Management, Australia Review Journal, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Accounting and Taxation, Jurnal Pengurusan, British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Science, Journal of Global Economic, Management and Business Research, International Conference on Accounting Studies, European Management Review, International Journal of Business and Society, and Journal of General Management. She has reviewed research proposals for Fundamental Research Grants Schemes (FRGS) and Xiamen University, Malaysia Campus. She was a visiting scholar at Cass Business School in 2014 (London, UK). She received the UUM Excellence Service Award (2017) and OYAGSB’s best research (2018). She was also invited as speaker/ workshop facilitators for Qualitative research in Malaysia and Indonesia. She was an invited speaker for Ethical Governance at a conference in Turkey. She has successfully supervised seven Ph.D. students and currently supervising 6 doctoral research students (DBA, Ph.D., and Industrial Ph. D.), and 3 MBA students on their research projects.

Selected Publications:

  • Sadiq, M., & Othman, Z (2017). Earnings management and politically influenced firm. Corporate Ownership & Control, 15(1), 65-71.
  • Othman, Z., & Melville, R. (2016). People centric governance model: Conceptualizing the pillars of significance. The Qualitative Report, 21(10), 1960-1978.
  • Zaleha Othman, Rashidah Abdul Rahman, & Faridahwati Shamsudin. (2012). Role of ethics in corporate governance. Jurnal Pengurusan, 35,13-20.
  • Zaleha Othman & Rashidah Abdul Rahman. (2015). Attributes of ethical leadership in leading good governance.  International Journal of Business and Society, 15(2), 359 – 37.
  • Zaleha Othman & Rashidah Abdul Rahman. (2011). Creating value governance: What it ought to be. African Journal of Business Management, 5(16), 6972-6980.

Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business (OYAGSB)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (Kampus Kuala Lumpur)
27-1B Tingkat 1, Wisma Sri Muda (UUMKL Menara 2)
Jalan Raja Muda Abd Aziz, Kampung Baru
50300 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
TEL: +604-928 7192/7194