17th - 19th October 2019

Bangi Resort Hotel, Selangor Malaysia





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Visiting Professor in the Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, Emeritus Professor in the Sociology Department, Goldsmiths’ College and Adjunct Professor in the School of Education, Queensland University of Technology. He has lived in London for most of his life, where he attended Christ's College Finchley and did a BSc (Economics) at the London School of Economics in the 1960s. Afterwards, he went to the USA for graduate work, obtaining an MA in the Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles. He returned to LSE to write a PhD on organization theory. This was published as The Theory of Organizations in 1970.

Apart from brief spells teaching at UCLA, his main teaching career was at Goldsmiths College. His three major research projects were on decision making in the Personnel Department of the Greater London Council (Organizational Work, written with Jill Jones, 1975), paediatric outpatient clinics (Communication and Medical Practice, 1987) and HIV-test counselling (Discourses of Counselling, 1997). 

He pioneered a taught MA in Qualitative Research at Goldsmiths in 1985 and supervised around 30 successful PhD students. Since becoming Emeritus Professor in 1999, he has continued publishing methodology books. David regularly runs qualitative research workshops for five universities in Sydney and Brisbane. He has also run workshops for research students in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Since 2000, he has done voluntary work with people with dementia. resident in an old people’s home. 

Besides all this, David's other interests include classical music, literary fiction, bridge, county cricket and spending time with his grandchildren.

Professor Emeritus David Silverman

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Professor Carol Grbich is an Emeritus Professor at Flinders University, South Australia. She is an experienced researcher and teacher of qualitative research and is the author of Qualitative Research in Health: An introduction (Allen and Unwin and Sage International, 1999);  New Approaches in Social Research (London Sage publications, 2004) and Qualitative Data Analysis (London Sage Publications, 2013).

She is also the Editor of one of the two Journals worldwide whose focus is on mixed research methods: The International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.

Professor Emeritus Carol Grbich


Head, Teaching and Learning BERJAYA University College of Hospitality.


A/Prof Dr Irene is the Head, Centre for Teaching and Learning at BERJAYA University College of Hospitality (BUCH) in Kuala Lumpur.  As the person-in-charge of teaching and learning, she leads the professional development programs for academic staff and is directly responsible for developing and implementing university wide academic programs for new and current students.    


Her professional interests include research in teaching and learning, internationalizing higher education, comparative education, college student development, and leadership issues. Professionally, she is committed to the development of the understanding and implementation of qualitative methodology as a former President, committee member and current Vice-President 2 of Qualitative Research Association Malaysia.

A/Professor Dr Irene Tan


Senior Lecturer, Department of Management and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia.


Born and raised in Malaysia, Su Li read for her MPhil and PhD in Education in University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and her MA (English Literature) and BEd (TESL) in University Malaya, Malaysia.

Whilst in Cambridge, she won St. Edmund’s College Dean’s Award. In the time of her studies, she sought to understand the reading experience of Malaysian undergraduates in Britain, particularly in how they negotiated their multilingual and multimodal literacies. Because of her interest in understanding the human experience, Su Li’s study required her to explore and later apply the qualitative research paradigm.

Her research journey led her to learn about the phenomenological perspective and how this perspective can provide a useful way in which to understand readers and reading. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Department of Management and Humanities, Institute of Self-Sustainable Building (ISB), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP).

Dr Chong Su Li

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Qualifications: DBA (HRM), PhD (OB), M.Phill, MA (HR), MSW–HRM, PGDHRM, PGDCA, PGDM, DHA, DLL, UGC-NET.

Professor OB/Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Qualitative & Quantitative Research, Consultancy Strategy. Prof. Dileep Kumar M is a Professor and Independent Researcher, having 17 years of experience. He has worked at Warsaw Management University, as Visiting Professor, (Poland), Berjaya Business School (Malaysia), International Teaching University Georgia, (East Europe), University Utara Malaysia, Malaysia, MoHE & Ministry of Manpower, Sultanate of Oman, Symbiosis Center for Management & HRD India, etc. During his tenure in UUM, Malaysia, he worked as Head of Leadership, innovation and Change Competence Center and Coordinator Research Method Courses for DBA and research programs. He was the Director of Corporate Relations during his tenure with AIMS, India. 


He was selected as the best employee in MoMP Colleges and got the outstanding performer recognition in academics from MoHE, Oman.


Working knit with the academia, he has published 160 research papers and case studies in management (including 51 ISI/Scopus journal papers), 56 online articles, 9 books, 3 monographs, 4 papers in edited books, several case studies (including Emerald Emerging Marketing Cases) and presented more than 65 research papers in international conferences. 


He is the Editor/Editorial Member/Reviewer of several international journals including Scopus journals. He has secured best research paper awards in IBRIICT conference, SJBIT Conference, & IPE National Conference, India. 


He has engaged as a member of quality assurance and accreditation process (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, ISO certification, ADRI quality Assurance etc) that enhance the institutional growth.

He is the external examiner of PhD & dissertations of various universities.

He worked as a corporate trainer in the areas of HR and Management.

Professor Dr Dileep Kumar Mohanachandran

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