All presenters and participants may join these two workshops during ICIS2020.

Smart Tricks for Case Writing
& Winning Research Grants


Dr. Narentheren Kaliappen 

Senior Lecturer,
School of International Studies,
College of Law, Governance & International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia

As a scholar, we often use case studies in our classroom believing that this is a powerful way of teaching and learning the subjects. Normally, we download the cases from some reputable journals and databases and use them in our classes. As a lecturer, we expect our students to understand those cases and lead to discussions but, have we ever tried to put ourselves in their shoes to feel the difficulties they face to understand the background and relate themselves to the cases. If yes, thumbs up, if no, it is alright. Why complicate things when we can make our own? Today we are going to evolve ourselves to be teaching case writers. In this keynote speech, I am going to share top 8 tips to evolve yourself as a teaching case writer.

First, I will highlight several key points regarding the teaching case namely (1) What is teaching case? (2) The differences between teaching case and research case (3) The impact of teaching case usage in classroom and (4) The types of teaching cases. Next, I will share the top 8 tips to evolve yourself as a teaching case writer as well as the ways to select best avenue to showcase your teaching cases. Finally, I will share my role as a research fellow at Institute for Management and Business Research (IMBRe), UUM and the possibilities for us to work together in this teaching case writing journey. I hope from this speech we can develop and nurture more teaching case writers to enrich the quality of our teaching and learning process.

About the Trainer:

Narentheren Kaliappen is a senior lecturer at the School of International Studies, College of Law, Government International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. He holds a PhD, MBA and BBA from UUM He was conferred Distinguish Doctoral Dissertation Award by Academy for Global Business Advancement (based in the United States at AGBA conference 2015 for PhD thesis He also published quite a number of WoS Scopus indexed journals, including Emerald, Inderscience and Sage publications in the field of business management in addition to presenting several papers at local and international conferences ..“Match Your Strategies for Brilliant Performance” and “Strategy Execution for Performance Excellence” are the latest books of the author Notably, he received 2016 Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence for the paper entitled “Innovation strategies and performance are they truly linked. He received Best Teacher Award and Young Faculty Award in 2019 He has been constantly invited to deliver speeches in Vietnam, Singapore and conduct workshops on writing teaching case and teaching note in Malaysia, Thailand, India and Australia. He is currently a research fellow at Institute for Management and Business Research (IMBRe) UUM.

Examining & Visualizing Research Trend and
Impact using Bibliometric Analysis


Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Aidi Ahmi
Senior Lecturer,
Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy,
College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

This workshop will train the participant to write and publish an article on Bibliometric Analysis. A template will be shared to simplify the writing. The participant will be trained on how to gather the data from the academic database such as Scopus, Dimension and Google Scholar (It will take less than 5 minutes to gather data from the Scopus database). The participant will also be guided on how to get the results, analyse and interpret the result to justify the contribution of the study to the knowledge.

The bibliometric techniques and indicators will be explained, and some tips and tricks to analyse some variables will be shared throughout the workshop. VOSviewer will be introduced to develop the bibliometric networks for the data gathered from the academic databases. Harzing’s Publish or Perish software also will be promoted as an alternative way to gather the data from the academic database.

About the Trainer: 

Ts. Dr Aidi Ahmi is a senior lecturer at the Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia. He obtained his PhD in 2013 in Information Systems and Computing from Brunel University London, United Kingdom He has authored and co authored over 60 peer reviewed publications so far, and successfully supervised 6 PhD scholars. His research focused on accounting information systems, auditing, e commerce, ICT, supply chain and sustainability. He has conducted various International workshops.


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