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 Associate Professor of Accounting. She completed her one-year post-doctoral programme at Cass Business School, London, the UK in 2014. Zaleha has worked as an audit assistant at Price Waterhouse and a VAT assistant at Monarch Group, Birmingham, United Kingdom before joining Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). Zaleha is a member of the Association of Fraud Examiner (ACFE Educator) the United States, Malaysian ACFE, and a life member of the Qualitative Research Malaysia (QRAM). She is currently Director of PhD Programme. Before joining the School, she was a principal researcher at College of Business UUM Research Institute for several years and a fellow at several institutes in UUM. Zaleha has successfully supervised several PhD students and is currently supervising five PhD candidates in the areas of corruption, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility. She has completed more than 25 research projects, including international funded research i.e. Transparency International and national funded research such as from the Accountant General Department of Malaysia.  She has published more than 25 articles in both locally and internationally indexed journals. She has also published several articles in professional journals. She has published more than ten conference proceedings and presented at more than 20 international and national conferences. She has co-authored several books and an e-book. Zaleha has reviewed more than 20 manuscripts for Scopus-indexed journals such as the Accounting Research Journal, Jurnal Pengurusan, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, International Journal of Economics and Management, and peer-reviewed journal such as Journal of Accounting and Taxation, etc. She was actively involved in organising International Qualitative Research Conference for College of Business, UUM in 2012 and 2016. She has been invited as a speaker in more than ten qualitative methodology seminars and a speaker at an international conference in Turkey. Recently, Zaleha received the Excellence Service Award in 2017 for her outstanding performance in UUM. She also received a Merit Award on Paib in 2016 and 2013 from Malaysian Institute of Accountant (MIA) for her research articles.  She is also regularly appointed as an external examiner for postgraduate thesis and sits on the faculty examination committee and accreditation committee.

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
06010 UUM Sintok
Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia
TEL: +604 928 7130/7113/7120/7121
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EMAIL: oyagsb@uum.edu.my

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
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