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Dr Fung Chorng Yuan

Acting Deputy Head of School, Faculty of Business, Design & Arts and Senior Lecturer in Accounting
PhD (USM), M. Sc. (HRD) (UNIMAS), CA (M), Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education)

Faculty of Business, Design and Arts

Office No:+60 82 260 680
Fax No:+60 82 260 815
Room No: B337
Email: cfung@swinburne.edu.my
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Dr. Fung Chorng Yuan is a senior lecturer and the acting Deputy Head of School at the Faculty of Business, Design and Arts.  Prior to joining Swinburne Sarawak, he has worked in both the industry and academia for over 20 years. Dr. Fung was admitted as an associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), U.K., in 1996 and subsequently a fellow (senior) member in 2000. He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), carrying the title Chartered Accountant (CA) since 1998. 
Dr Fung obtained his PhD in educational psychology from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). His PhD research was on university students’ motivational beliefs and self-regulated learning, using quasi-experimental mixed methods approach.  Blending both the practical and the theory, his passion is to develop learners as critical thinkers in the field that they are embarking on. Leveraging his PhD and Master’s research in self-regulated learning, cognitive modelling and cognitive task analysis, Dr Fung provides useful ‘thinking tools’ for his learners to achieve sound understanding and application of the subject content. He conducts training, both in-course and corporates, regularly. He uses CARE (Context, Application, Reflect and Evaluate) approach in his teaching and training, making him one of the sought-after lecturers and trainers in the field.

In research, Dr Fung is the Business Innovation research cluster leader at the Business and Social Innovation Research Centre. He is an accredited supervisor to supervise both masters and PhDs. He has a YouTube channel, providing invaluable resources for master and PhD students. You can find out more information about his channel using the following link:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4vwjr29t0LcfKgpg9imc9A. In addition to being a researcher and an author, Dr. Fung is also a reviewer for SCOPUS and MyCite indexed journals. 

Research Interests

Higher education pedagogy and technology
Human resource and career development
Organisational development and digital transformation
Emotional intelligence and organisational learning
Mixed methods, single-subject design and evaluation research methodology

Teaching Areas

Financial Information Systems, Advanced Performance Management

Professional Membership

Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) since 1998
Member of the  MIA Regional Committee (Sarawak state) 2018-2023

Research Grants & Projects

Matching Grant (2021). Embracing blended learning in Malaysian Higher Education: students’ skills, engagement and outcomes. Lead Researcher (for Swinburne University). Partner universities: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Sunway University and Wawasan Open University.

Research collaboration with Ton Duc Thang University (Vietnam) and Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya (Thailand) on digital readiness and online academic engagement of university students: a comparative study (2021-2022).

External competitive grant (2019). A study of the impact of High-Performance School (HiPERS) Program in Sarawak. Co-researcher.

Awards & Achievements

Winner of Swinburne Sarawak Teaching Excellence Award 2021. For excellence in innovating and implementing the C.A.R.E. (Contextualisation, Application, Reflection and Evaluation) pedagogy to influence, motivate, and inspire student learning with impact. 

The Best Presenter Award.
In 7th Asia Pacific Marketing and Management Conference. 2-3 September, 2021. Paper presented: Supporting women entrepreneurs in the lingering pandemic: insights from Sarawak, Malaysia.

A Forum Panellist. ACCA University Tutor Conference 2021: Future proofing employability of accounting graduates. 13 October 2021. Organised by ACCA Malaysia.

An invited Guest Lecturer. GQT0039 Communication Skills for Employment Purposes, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. Semester 1, 2021/2022

A YouTube Channel
Channel Name: Dr. CY Fung’s classroom  洪老师课
Feature: Research education
Recognition: Some of the videos have been adopted as part of the content (the chapter on Research Methodology) of the Independent Study Course under the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya, Thailand and a key supplementary resource for Swinburne Sarawak MBAi thesis students.
  • Research Outputs

Research Outputs

  • Book Chapter: Fung, C.Y., Su, S.I., Perry, E. and Garcia, M.B. (2022). Development of a Socioeconomic Inclusive Assessments Framework for Online Education in Higher Education. In Garcia, M.B. (ed). Socioeconomic Inclusion during an Era of Online Education. IGI Global Publishing. Pp. 23-46. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-4364-4.ch002 (Scopus indexed)
  • Book Chapter: Fung, C.Y. & Gunasekara, A. (2021). Re-thinking post COVID-19 career success: Insights from contemporary career approaches. In W.M. Lim, S. Kaur & H.F. Cheng (Eds.), COVID-19, Business, and Economy in Malaysia: Retrospective and Prospective Perspectives. Routledge, UK. http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003182740-9 
  • Referred Journal: Gunasekara, A., Turner, K, Fung, C.Y. & Stough, C. (2022). Impact of lecturers’ emotional intelligence on students’ learning and engagement in remote learning spaces: A cross-cultural study. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 38(4), 112-126. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.7848 (Scopus Q1 journal) 
  • Refereed Journal: Ibrahim, N.E., Fung, C.Y., Ki, Y.P. & Su, S.I. (2022). The Relationship of Organisational Culture and Effectiveness of Internal Process Change in Civil Service. International Journal of Quality and Innovation. 6(2), 115-133 https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJQI.2022.122310 (an ERA indexed journal)
  • Referred Journal: Lim, W. M., Chin, M. W. C., Ee, Y. S., Fung, C. Y., Giang, C. S., Heng, K. S., Kong, M. L. F., Lim, A. S. S., Lim, B. C. Y., Lim, R. T. H., Lim, T. Y., Ling, C. C., Mandrinos, S., Nwobodo, S., Phang, C. Su. C., She, L., Sim, C. H., Su, S. I., Wee, G. W. En., & Weissmann, M. A. (2022). What is at stake in a war? A prospective evaluation of the Ukraine and Russia conflict for business and society. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1002/joe.22162 (Scopus Q3 journal)
  • Refereed Journal: Fung, C.Y., Abdullah, M.N.L.Y. and Hashim, S. (2021). Perception and Benefits of Writing Personalized Weekly e-Learning Journals and the Effect on University Students’ Academic Self-efficacy. Alberta Journal of Educational Research. 67(4), pp. 351-371 (a SCOPUS and ERA B journal). https://doi.org/10.11575/ajer.v67i4.69349
  • Refereed Journal: Ibrahim, N.E., Fung, C.Y., Ki, Y.P. & Su, S.I. (accepted). The Relationship of Organisational Culture and Effectiveness of Internal Process Change in Civil Service. International Journal of Quality and Innovation (an ERA indexed journal)
  • Refereed Journal: Fung, C.Y. & Su, S.I. (2021). The Use of C.A.R.E. Method to Foster Students’ Engagement and Motivation to Learn in an Online Undergraduate Accounting Subject. Asian Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences (a MyCite indexed journal), 3(1), 94-104. Retrieved from http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/ajress/article/view/12528
  • Refereed Journal: Munyug, T. E., Ki, Y.P. & Fung, C.Y. (2020). The relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction among state civil servants. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (a MyCite indexed journal), 5(2), 63-84. Retrieved from  http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/40310
  • Book chapter: Fung, C.Y., Melissa, N.L.Y. A. and Shahabuddin H. E-Learning Journal (e-L-J): A Tool to Assess University Students’ Self-Regulated Learning (2019). In Melissa, N. L.Y.A and Lim, B.H. (Eds). Psychological Assessment: Theory, Practice and Issues. Penerbit USM, Malaysia. Pp. 89-108.
  • Refereed Journal: Fung, C.Y., Abdullah, M.N.L.Y. & Hashim, S. (2019). Improving Self-regulated Learning through personalized weekly e-Learning Journals: a time series quasi-experimental study. e-Journal of Business Education and Scholarly of Teaching. 13(1). Pp: 30-45. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/2261002664?pq-origsite=gscholar
  • Refereed Journal: Cheong, W.H.C., Ilma, N.  &  Fung, C.Y. (2019). The complementary effects of Islam and CSR: some empirical evidence. Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting. 11(1). Pp.1-28. doi:10.5296/ajfa.v11i1.13975
  • Refereed Conference Proceedings: Fung, C.Y., Ng, L.Y. M.A. and Shahabuddin H. (2017). Improving University Students’ Metacognition through Self-Reflection Prompts in E-Learning. International Postgraduate Conference on Research in Education (IPCORE), USM, Penang, Malaysia.