The International Family Enterprise Centre (IFEC) is the first ever centre of excellence in Malaysia that is devoted to empowering the community of business families in preserving generational family legacy and advancing knowledge on family business management.
The centre serves as a platform advocating and facilitating business families around the world for peer-learning, networking and growth. In guiding generational business families, we disseminate body of knowledge on family business through advocacy initiatives, education, and research publications.
The advisory board plays a pivotal role in guiding and shaping the strategic direction of the centre. Comprised of accomplished professionals, industry experts, and experienced practitioners, the advisory board brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.
Working closely with the centre's leadership, the advisory board provide valuable perspectives and recommendations on key decisions and initiatives.
Executive Chairman, Taylor's Education Group, Malaysia
Managing Director, Royal Selangor, Malaysia
Founder & Clinical Director, Rekindle Centre for Systemic Therapy, Malaysia
Managing Director, A.D. Financial Group, Malaysia
Founding CEO, Lurning, Barcelona, Spain
Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy; Lancaster University, UK; and IMD, Switzerland
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Leicester, UK
La Trobe University, Australia
University of Malaga, Spain
University of Bergamo, Italy
Loughborough University, UK
Our PhD students actively contribute to the research efforts of the International Family Enterprise Centre (IFEC). They play an integral role in exploring various aspects of family business, generating valuable insights, and advancing the knowledge base within the field.
Through their dedication and expertise, our PhD students actively participate in conducting rigorous research studies, analyzing data, and uncovering key findings that contribute to the growth and development of the IFEC.
Research Area: family business, emotions, family values
Research Area: entrepreneurship, decision-making, cognition
Research Area: strategy, crisis communication
Research Area: entrepreneurship, startup, crowd funding
Research Area: behavioural finance, FinTech, alternative finance, entrepreneurship.
Research Area: credit access, SMEs, information asymmetry
Corsi, S, Feranita, F., Hughes, M., and Watson, A. (2022) Universities as Internationalisation Catalysts: Reversing Roles in University-Industry Collaboration. British Journal of Management, http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12676
Corsi, S, Feranita, F., and De Massis, A. (2022) International R&D partnerships: the role of government funding in reducing transaction costs and opportunistic behavior. R&D Management, 52(3), 447-611 https://doi.org/10.1111/radm.12497
Margiono, A. and Feranita, F. (2023) Government Initiatives and Social Entrepreneurship in Thailand: Exploring the Role of Pracharath Rak Samakee Social Enterprise Scheme (ประชารัฐรักสามัคคี) and the Way Forward. Heritage Entrepreneurship: Cultural and Creative Pursuits in Business Management Palgrave Studies in Global Entrepreneurship
Feranita, F., Mouawad, R., Amin, M., Woon Leong, L., & Rathakrishnan, T. (2022). Unveiling the role of entrepreneurial education in preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Strategic entrepreneurial ecosystems and business model innovation. Emerald
Rathakrishnan, T., Feranita, F., Leong, L. W., Yi, Y. J., & Mouawad, R. (2022). Evolution of Entrepreneurship Development Among Different Generations in Adopting Technology in Malaysia: Towards a Reconciliation for Collaboration. In Innovation in ASEAN (pp. 53-64). Springer, Singapore
Feranita, F, Palomo, D. R., & Diéguez-Soto, J. (2021). The Role of Family Management and Management Control Systems in Promoting Technological Innovation in Family SMEs. European Journal of Family Business, 2021, 11(2), pp. 80–99
Feranita, F & De Massis, A. (2021). Conflicts and Resolutions: Continuing a Generational Family Business in Ipoh, Malaysia, SAGE Business Cases
Margiono, A. and Feranita, F. (2021) The past, present, and future of social entrepreneurship in Indonesia: A strategy to move the ecosystem forward. In V. Rattan (Ed.), Entrepreneurial connectivity-Network, innovation and strategy perspectives. Springer
Xavier, J.A., Feranita, F., Jambulingam, M. and Gorchan Singh, M.K. (2021), ''Assessing ethnic business sustainability in transgenerational succession'', Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print https://doi.org/10.1108/APJBA-04-2020-0117
Feranita, F., De Massis, A., Santora J. C., & Kotlar J. (2018). Managing strategic change in family business: The case of Glopac Chemical. In Dieleman, M. (Eds.), SAGE Family Business Case Series by SAGE Business Cases
Feranita, F., Kotlar, J., & De Massis, A. (2017). Collaborative innovation in family firms: Past research, current debates and agenda for future research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 8(3), 137-156.
Yong, J. Y., & Yusliza, M. Y. (2016). Studying the influence of strategic human resource competencies on the adoption of green human resource management practices. Industrial and Commercial Training, 48(8), 416-422.
Yusliza, M. Y., Yong, J. Y., T. Ramayah, Tanveer, M. I., & Zikri, M. (2018). Determinants of continued usage intention of electronic human resource management. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(4), 3854-3864.
Yong, J. Y., Yusliza, M. Y., Ramayah, T., & Fawehinmi, O. (2019). Nexus between green intellectual capital and green human resource management. Journal of Cleaner Production, 215, 364-374.
Yong, J. Y., Yusliza, M. Y., & Fawehinmi, O. (2019). Green Human Resource Management: A systematic literature review from 2007 to 2019. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 27(7), 2005-2027.
Yong, J. Y., Yusliza, M. Y., Jabbour, C. J. C., & Ahmad, N. H. (2020). Exploratory cases on the interplay between green human resource management and advanced green manufacturing in light of the Ability-Motivation-Opportunity theory. Journal of Management Development, 39(1), 31-49.
Yong, J. Y., Yusliza, M. Y., Ramayah, T., Jabbour, C. J. C., Sehnem, S., & Venkatesh, M. (2020). Pathways towards sustainability in manufacturing organizations: Empirical evidence on the role of green human resource management. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(1), 212-228.
Yusliza, M. Y., Yong, J. Y., Tanveer, M. I., Ramayah, T., Juhari, N. F., & Muhammad, Z. (2020). A structural model of the impact of green intellectual capital on sustainable performance. Journal of Cleaner Production, 249, 119334.
Yong, J. Y., Yusliza, M. Y., Ramayah, T., & Seles, B. M. R. P. (2022). Testing the stakeholder pressure, relative advantage, top management commitment and green human resource management linkage. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 29(5), 1283-1299. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2269
Foster, B., Muhammad, Z., Yusliza, M. Y., Faezah, J. N., Johansyah, M. D., Yong, J. Y., ul-Haque, A., Saputra, J., Ramayah, T., & Fawehinmi, O. (2022). Determinants of Pro-Environmental Behaviour in the Workplace. Sustainability, 14(8), 4420.
Yong, J. Y., Yusliza, M. Y., Ramayah, T., Farroq, K., & Tanveer, M. I. (2022). Accentuating the interconnection between green intellectual capital, green human resource management and sustainability. Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. ahead-of
Family Business: Managing emotions in a family business https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/family-business-managing-emotions-family-business,
Family Business: ESG strategy in family businesses: Compliance or transformational goal? https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/family-business-esg-strategy-family-businesses-compliance-or-transformational-goal
Family Business: Managing tough conversations in business families https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/family-business-managing-tough-conversations-business-families
Family Business: The economic implications of Covid-19 on family Businesses https://maa.theedgemarkets.com/article/family-business-economic-implications-covid19-family-businesses
Family Business: More women at the helm of family businesses https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/family-business-more-women-helm-family-businesses
Family Business: The glue that binds the family and the business together — family legacy, family identity and family values https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/family-business-glue-binds-family-business-family-legacy
Inculcating family values, culture and identity key strategies for family businesses https://www.theedgemarkets.com/inculcating-family-values-culture-key-strategies-family-businesses
Universities — engines of societal transformation https://www.theedgemarkets.com/universities-engines-of-societal-transformation
Marketing trends for startups in 2021 https://marketingmagazine.com.my/op-ed-marketing-trends-for-startups-in-2021/
Making succession planning part of family-business strategy https://www.theedgemarkets.com/making-succession-planning-part-familybusiness-strategy
How can entrepreneurs sustain themselves during the pandemic? https://spoti.fi/2A029Yz
Webinar - Publishing in high impact journals (with Dr Lin Woon Leong) https://gociri.com/courses/how-to-get-published-in-high-impact-journal-tips-and-tricks/
Webinar – How to Bring Your Family Business through a Pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNMSNCe3hM
Webinar: The Gen Z successor taking over family business while fulfilling his own aspirations
Webinar: The role of Nextgen in driving green innovation in a second-generation family business
Webinar: Ms Syanaz, Rorokenes - Women entrepreneur, community, and sustainability
Webinar: Achieving SDGs as A Family Business – A Sharing from a 4th Generation Family Business from Indonesia
A community consisting of Nextgen of family business with the intend to provide opportunities for engagement, collaborations and knowledge transfer for students and alumni.