Dr. Mohd Anuar Arshad


Profile Dr Mohd Anuar Arshad
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Position: Senior Lecturer

Academic Qualifications:

PhD in Commerce, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Contacts
Master of Business Administration, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource)(Hon.), UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor
Diploma in Planting Industry Management (DPIM), UiTM, Kuantan, Pahang


Room: E47-3-10
Phone: (+604) 653 2753    
Fax: (+604) 657 7448
Email: anuar_arshad@usm.my


DR. MOHD ANUAR ARSHAD is a senior lecturer of management at Universiti Sains Malaysia. His areas of interests are in HRM, OB, OD and HRD. His current program of research focuses on HRM and OL. He holds a PhD in Commerce from Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia. He has an industrial working experience for almost eight years in various positions ranging from production operator, production supervisor, assistant manager and human resource officer. He has also been attached with various industries in his past experience such as manufacturing, services and plantation. His research interest in more on Human Resources Development and he is currently looking into the area of Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Spiritual Quotient (SQ).


Research Area:

Organizational Behaviour, Organisational Learning, HRM, Organisational/Human Resources Development, Industrial Relations, IQ,EQ, and SQ

Research Project:

On-going Research:
An Exploration of IQ, EQ, Spiritual Quotient (SQ) Element in the Human Re-Engineering Program (HRP) practices: A study on the Drug Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysia, USM (Jangka Pendek)

Research Paradigms: A study on Researchers of Islamic Accounting and Finance in APEX, Research and Specialized Universities in Malaysia, USM (Jangka Pendek)

Kajian sumbangan KTP terhadap pembangunan modal insan melalui kebolehpasaran graduan pelatih Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia

Completed Research:


PhD Thesis:
Organisational Learning: An Exploration of Learning Strategy Practices in Malaysia, 2007, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

MBA Dissertation:
Organisational Learning and Performance in Penang Hotel Industry, 2002, USM, Pulau Pinang.


Does Organisational learning Exist in the Hotel Industry and What Factors Contribute to Its Implementation?: An Empirical Research at Malaysia, 2005, 1st East Asian International Conference on Human and Social Development, 12-14 November, Kuala Lumpur.

Does Organisational learning Exist in the Hotel Industry and What Factors Contribute to Its Implementation?: An Empirical Research at Malaysia, 2006, Book of Readings, UUM Publication.

A Definition of organizational Learning: An Exploratory Study in Malaysia, 2008, 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities: Crossing The Borders of Knowledge For The Future, 18-20th June, USM, Penang.

The understanding and practices of organizational learning among Malaysian Manufacturers, 2009, Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) Conference, 1st – 2nd June, 2009, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Organisational learning strategy: An empirical study of practiced learning strategy in Malaysia, 2010, Eurasia Business and Economic Society (EBES) Conference, 26th – 28th may, 2010, Nippon Hotel, Taksim, Turkey

Anuar. M.A., Mahmood. A., Ahmed. A., Akhtar. S. (2015), The Inclusion of Spiritual Quotient (Sq) In the Holistic Human Resource Development Model (Hhrdm) and its Impact on Organizations. 11th Asian Academy of Management International Conference (AAMC) School of management Universiti Sains Malaysia. ISBN: 978-967-394-227-5.

Ahmed. A., Anuar. M.A., Mahmood. A., (2015) Holistic Human Resource Development: Balancing the Equation through the Inclusion of Spiritual Quotient. 7th International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences. Penang Malaysia. ISSN: 2307-7549 

Mahmood, A., Arshad, M. A., Ahmed, A., & Akhtar, S. (2016). Beyond Wit and Grit: Spiritual Quotient the key to Organisational Development.14th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development (SGBED) Montclair State University NJ USA.. ISBN : 978-0-9797659-9-5.

Ahmed. A., Anuar. M.A., Mahmood. A., Akhtar. S. (2016). Employees Organizational Citizenship Behavior Through the Lens of Al-Ghazali Theory of Soul: A Holistic Perspective. Conference on Social, Economics, Business and Educational Science, Budapest Hungry.  

Mahmood. A., Anuar. M.A., Akhtar. S., Ahmed. A. (2016) Spiritual Quotient: A Road-Map for Organisational Development. Islamic Finance, Banking & Business Ethics Global Conference (IFBBE) Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan. 

Publications in Journal:

Ahmed, A., Arshad, M. A., Mahmood, A., & Akhtar, S. (2016). Spiritual Intelligence (SQ): A Holistic Framework for Human Resource Development.Administratie si Management Public, 1(26), 60-77.

Arshad, M. A., Akhtar, S., Mahmood, A., & Ahmed, A. (2015). Overcoming Resistance of Downsizing: A Case Study of Ledzworld Technology Company in Malaysia.i-Manager's Journal on Management,10(3), 29-35.

Ahmed, A., Arshad, M. A., Mahmood, A., & Akhtar, S. (2016). Holistic Human Resource Development: Balancing the Equation Through the Inclusion of Spiritual Quotient.Journal of Management Policy and Practice,17(1), 94-105.

Arshad. M. A., Brenda. SL., Mahmood, A. An Exploration of Organizational Learning Perceptions and Understandings in Malaysia. International Business Management 10(4), 334-344.

Mahmood, A., Arshad, M. A., Ahmed, A., Akhtar, S., & Rafique, Z. (2015). Establishing Linkages between Intelligence, Emotional and Spiritual Quotient on Employees Performance in Government Sector of Pakistan. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences,6(6 S2), 553-560.

Akhtar, S., Arshad, M. A., Mahmood, A., & Ahmed, A. (2015). Spiritual Quotient and Ethical Values towards Organizational Sustainability. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences 58(1), 1-7.

Arshad, M. A., Yusof, A. N., Mahmood, A., Ahmed, A., & Akhtar, S. (2015). A Study on Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Process among Manufacturing Companies Registered with Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) at Bayan Lepas Area, Penang, Malaysia. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences,6(4), 670-678.

Arshad, M. A., & Brenda. SL., (2013). The understanding and practice of Organisational Learning among Malaysian Manufacturers.Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research In Business,4(10), 38-55.

Arshad, M. A., & Scott-Ladd, B. (2010). Toward vision 2020: Organisational learning practices in Malaysia.International Journal of Employment Studies,18(1), 89-123.





"The Most Innovative and Outstanding Participant" in the "National Capacity Building Programme for Innovative and Entrepreneurship Leading to Successful Research Commercialisation". Jointly organized by the Higher Education Leadership Academy-Ministry of Higher Education and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA.

Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2014, Universiti Sains Malaysia


 Asian Academy of Management, Members, 2015

Motivation and Training Programs Conducted:

  1. Membina Jati Diri Gemilang: Dari Mana, Di Mana and Ke Mana
  2. Solat Membina Peribadi Agong
  3. Membina Kejayaan Di Bawah Lembayung Kemanisan Iman
  4. Pengertian dan Pengamalan Imej
  5. Membina Keluarga Bahagia Menurut Allah dan Rasul


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