Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ARI-MPC Partnership

Today, the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) received three visitors from Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC).
Our guests, Mr Ab Rahim Yusoff (Senior Director), Mr Omar Othman (Manager) and Mr Zaki Jaafar (Senior Consultants) are all from the Business Excellence Department, MPC. In essence the meeting discussed several potential collaborations: Research, Training, Consulting and Publication between ARI and MPC. MPC, whose core competency is in the areas of productivity and total quality management is the secretariate of several quality-based national awards. ARI on the other hand, is a national Higher Institutions' Centre of Excellence (HICoE), whose niche research agenda is in the area of Islamic Financial Criminology (IFC). In addition to IFC, ARI's core competency includes management accounting, financial reporting, corporate governance and public sector accounting. The win-win smart collaboration between the two entities will certainly benefit the country. ARI researchers who took part in the ARI-MPC discussions were namely Prof Dr Normah Omar (ARI Director), Prof Datin Dr Suzana (Head of CIMA-UiTM Asian Management Accounting Research Centre), Associate Professor Dr Wee Shu Hui (Research Fellow) and Madam Sharifah Fadzlon (ARI Associate).

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