Curtin Sarawak lecturer presented award for best paper at international conference

Miri – 8 December, 2009 – Lew Tek Yew, a lecturer in marketing and management at Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak)’s School of Business, was presented a Best Paper Award at the recent International Conference on Business and Information (BAI 2009)  held in Kuala Lumpur.

The award was presented to Lew in recognition of the high quality of his research paper submitted to the conference entitled ‘The Relationships between Perceived Organisational Support, Felt Obligation, Affective Organisational Commitment and Turnover Intention of Academicians Working with Private Higher Educational Institutions in Malaysia’.

Lew’s paper was among 16 papers shortlisted for the award from a total of 500 paper submissions from 32 countries throughout the world. Each submission was peer-reviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers.

The aim of the annual BAI Conference is to serve as a forum for scholars of the business and information disciplines to discuss and exchange views. It is jointly organised by the International Business Academics Consortium, Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research, and College of Business, National Taipei University.

Last year, Lew also won a best paper award at the 4th National Human Resource Management Conference 2008 organised by the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management, Universiti Utara Malaysia, and the State Government of Negeri Sembilan.

Lew’s research interests lie in human resource management (HRM) practices, services marketing, job satisfaction, organisational commitment, perceived organisational support (POS) and employer-employee relationships.

He has produced a large volume of publications including book chapters, refereed journals and conference proceedings, at the national and international levels.

His publications have covered varied subjects such as urban tourism marketing, the relationships between HRM practices, POS, affective organisational commitment and turnover intention; transformational leadership amongst enterprises in Miri, antecedents of needs and job satisfaction among bank employees, managing expectations and perceptions of service quality among local and international students in an offshore branch campus of an Australian university, enhancing Miri’s image as a new tourist destination through the media, and adoption of deep learning approaches by students pursuing higher education in Sarawak.

At Curtin Sarawak, Lew teaches management and marketing related subjects, including Principles of Management, Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Marketing of Services, Consumer Behaviour and others. Prior to joining Curtin Sarawak, he was engaged in the banking industry, dealing in commercial credit processing and evaluation, management and marketing of financial services.

“This award recognises not only my own achievements but also the exceptional research performance and significant research contributions of Curtin Sarawak academic staff as a whole.

Since establishing its first offshore campus in Miri, the University’s research output has been recognised at the national and international levels. Such awards will motivate our academic staff to continually excel in research and contribute towards Curtin’s reputation of producing quality research and its strategic aim of becoming one of the top 20 universities in Asia,” said an elated Lew.

Lew Tek Yew, winner of

Best Paper Award at recent BAI

Conference 2009.