Thursday, October 30, 2014

More News on GIFA 2014

It was such as honour for the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) of UniversitiTeknologi MARA for winning the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2014.  A full list of winners has been prepared by Edbiz Consulting the organiser as follows:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Best Paper at APMAA 2014

The Accounting Research Institute and Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA congratulate our PhD student Mr Hussein Hussein Sharaf-Addin for winning the Goodman School (of Brock University, Canada) Best Paper Award for his paper entitled "The Relationship Between Organizational Capabilities and Target Costing Implementation Decision: An Empirical Study of Malaysian Automotive Industry".  Mr Hussein presented his paper at the APMAA Conference 2014 in Bangkok.  The Best Paper Award came with an Award certificate and Prize money of USD300 and a 10,000 Baht PhD Colloquium scholarship from Chullalongkorn Business School of University of Chullalongkorn.  Congratulations Hussein.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prestigious GIFA 2014 Award for ARI

The Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) was awarded the Best Islamic Finance Education Provider 2014 at the Global Islamic Finance Award (GIFA) 2014 on 27 October 2014 at the award ceremony held at the prestigious H Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The award was accepted by the Vice Chancellor of UiTM, Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Prof Ir. Dr Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar. Also present at the award ceremony were the Deputy Directors of ARI, Associate Prof Dr Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi and Associate Prof Dr Jamaliah Said, Head of one ARI’s research centers, the UiTM-ACCA Asia-Pacific Centre for Sustainability (APCeS), Associate Prof Dr Faizah Darus and one of ARI fellows Dr Norazida Mohamed. As a HiCOE, ARI aspires to be an international research center focusing on research in its niche area of Islamic Financial Criminology (IFC). Among the research areas in Islamic finance that ARI has been actively involved in research is in the area of Islamic microfinance, Islamic Corporate Social Responsibility (i-CSR) and Shariah audit.  Global Islamic Finance Awards (also known as "GIFA") are one of the most prestigious awards in the Islamic banking and finance sector.  The objective of the GIFA is to highlight the best practices in Islamic banking and finance and celebrate the success of institutions and individuals, with the ultimate objective of promoting social responsibility, Shari’a authenticity and commitment to Islamic banking and finance. This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements and contributions of individuals and institutions in the Islamic financial services industry.  Congratulations all

Monday, October 27, 2014

APMAA Conference 2014

The 10th annual conference of the Asia Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA) is hosted by the Chullalongkorn Business School of the University of Chullalongkorn Thailand.  Themed "Management Accounting in a Global, Dynamic Environment: Challenges and Opportunities", the 3-day conference (27-30 October 2014) is to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lumpini, Bangkok.  APMAA was formally established in 2004 in Fukuoka, Japan with founding committee members from Kyushu University (Japan), Kyushu Sangyo Univesity (Japan), Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia), University of Chullalongkorn (Thailand), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Seoul National Universty (Korea).  Members of APMAA take turn to host the annual conference.  The 2014 conference is attended by 200 participants.  One of the greatest characteristics of the APMAA conference is the fact that all submitted and approved papers are assigned discussants to constructively review the papers so that the papers will be further improved for publication in good academic journals.  Preceding the actual conference itself is a PhD colloquium, where PhD students are encouraged to present their research projects and get feedback from experts in the research areas.