Sunday, November 2, 2008

Haslinda Abdullah @ Betsy Bennet, PhD


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PROFILE OF LECTURER


Name Haslinda Abdullah @ Betsy Bennet, PhD
Associate Professor
(Human Resource Management & Development)
Office Phone Number
03-8946 7440/7715
Fax Number
03-8943 4019
E-Mail Address

haslinda@gsm-upm.net;
hba@putra.upm.edu.my

Room Number Graduate School of Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D
    Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom
    Area of Study: Management
  • M.Sc
    Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
    Area of Study: Human Resource Development
  • Post-Graduate Diploma
    Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom
    Area of Study: Social Sciences Research Methods
  • International Advance Diploma
    Institute of Administrative Management, London, UK
    Area of Study: Administrative Management

  • Diploma
    Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London, UK
    Area of Study: Training Practice

  • Diploma
    Institute of Administrative Management, London, UK
    Area of Study: Administrative Management
Research Interests:
  • Human Resource Management & Development
  • Performance and Career Management
  • Gender and Communication Studies
  • Corporate and Human Governance TM
  • Knowledge Management
Research Publications:
  1. Haslinda Abdullah & Naresh Kumar (2008) Managing Employees’ Career Progression: A Strategic Level in Human Resource Development, European Journal of Social Sciences (Accepted for Publication)

  2. Haslinda Abdullah (2008) Disposition Of HRD Structure In Manufacturing Firms In Malaysia, Journal of Social Sciences (Accepted for Publication)

  3. Haslinda Abdullah (2008) Modelling HRD Practices in Malaysian Manufacturing Firms, European Journal of Social Sciences (Accepted for Publication)

  4. Haslinda Abdullah (2008) Major Challenges In The Effective Management of Human Resource Training and Development Activities In HRD Practice, European Journal of Social Sciences (Accepted for Publication)

  5. Raduan Che Rose, Naresh Kumar, Haslinda Abdullah and Goh Yeng Ling (2008). Organizational Culture as a Root of Performance Improvement: Research and Recommendations. Contemporary Management Research, 4(1): 43-56.

  6. Haslinda Abdullah, Raduan Che Rose and Naresh Kumar (2007). Human Resource Development Practices in Malaysia: A Case of Manufacturing Industries. European Journal of Social Sciences, 5(2): 37-52

  7. Haslinda Abdullah, Raduan Che Rose, Arfah Salleh, Naresh Kumar (2007). Measuring and Managing Performance Improvement in the Manufacturing Sector. European Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1): 157-166

  8. Haslinda Abdullah, Raduan Che Rose, Naresh Kumar (2007). Human Resource Development Strategies: The Malaysian Scenario. Journal of Social Science, 3(4): 213-222

  9. Haslinda, Abdullah. (2006) Towards Knowledge Economy: Deficiencies in the HRD System and Major Challenges in HRD Practice in Manufacturing Firms. International Journal of Economics and Management, 1(1): 67-89

Conference Papers:
  1. Haslinda, A. (2005) HRD Structure in a Challenging Environment: A Case of the Manufacturing Sector, British Academy of Management Conference 2005, Oxford University, UK, 13-15 September

  2. Haslinda, A. (2005) Managing HRD and the Struggle for a Knowledge-Based Workforce. The 5th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Rhodes, Greece, 19-22 July

  3. Haslinda, A. (2005) Managing & Evaluating Performance Improvement in the Manufacturing Sector, Integrating for Excellence Conference, Sheffield University, UK, 15-17 June, 2005

  4. Haslinda, A. (2004) HRD Practices in the Manufacturing Industry: A Malaysian Perspective, British Academy of Management Conference 2004, Doctoral Colloquium, St Andrews University, Scotland, United Kingdom, 30 Aug – 1 Sept, 2004

  5. Haslinda, A. (2004) Issues and Challenges in HRD in the Manufacturing Industry in Malaysia. 12th Annual Conference of the International Employment Relations Association (IERA), Queensland, Australia, 5-8 July, 2004

Recently Completed Research:
  1. Employability Characteristics of MBA Graduates in the Employment Market
  2. Resistances and Challenges to the Implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  3. Barriers to Knowledge Management Practices in Customer Service Centers
  4. Non-financial Rewards Towards Employees’ motivation in Manufacturing Firms
On-Going Research:
  1. Executive Coaching in Organisations
  2. HRD in the Public Sector
  3. Human Factors Affecting the Success and Failures in Implementing IT Projects
  4. Outcomes of Training and Development in Managing Change in Organisations
  5. Impact of Foreign Workers on Wages and Employment
Consultancy and Training Services:
  1. Dec, 2006 – MPP-IPTA Leadership Programme by MOHE
  2. Develop module, organizer and trainer for MPP-IPTA Leadership Programme by MOHE – Dec, 2006
  3. Consultant and Trainer for Panasonic Matshushita - 2007
  4. Training for Jabatan Perancangan Bandar and Desa – November, 2007
  5. Trainer for UPM’s Starting and Finishing School – 2007 & 2008
  6. Facilitator – Corporate Firms (Leadership and Corporate Wargame Courses) since 2000
  7. Trainer – customized training courses for manufacturing and corporate firms
Academic Advisor:
  1. Subject Matter Expert on HR subjects – Open University Malaysia
    i. Diploma, Degree and MBA programmes
Journal Reviewer:
  1. Asian Journal of Business and Accounting
Brief CV:

Haslinda Abdullah joined UPM in November, 2006 as Associate Professor and became Head of MBA and MM Programmes until April 2008. She obtained her undergraduate degrees from various institutions in United Kingdom; her Master degree was from UPM, and her PhD was obtained from Cardiff University in UK where she also taught MBA and Undergraduate courses. She also taught part-time in University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Prior to becoming a lecturer, Haslinda gained more than 10 years of industrial experience in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Human Resource Development (HRD) from the manufacturing and services sector as well as the Ministry of Defence where she started her career. During her industrial tenure, Haslinda delivered many training programmes and consultancy services to both the private and public sector, and is still being consulted by both sectors.

Grounded in the fields of HRM and HRD, Haslinda’s PhD thesis examined the extent of normative human resource development practices, its outcomes and challenges in manufacturing firms in Malaysia. Her research interests span a variety of fields focusing on performance and career management, training and development, knowledge management, corporate and human governanceTM as well as gender and communication studies. Haslinda has publications in the field of HRD and HRM and has been actively presenting papers at international refereed conferences. Other than HRD, her current research interests include projects that investigate the conceptualisation of human values and ethics in corporate governance, impact of foreign workers on employment, knowledge management practices and also communication studies.

May, 2008



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