Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Mr. Kevin Tan Tee Liang

Academic Coordinator & Lecturer in Accounting
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (Swinburne), Master of Management (Swinburne)

Faculty of Business, Design and Arts

Office No:+60 82 260 618
Fax No:+60 82 260 815
Room No: B332
Email: ktan@swinburne.edu.my


Kevin is currently the Academic Coordinator for School of Business (FBDA). He obtained both his Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Master of Management from Swinburne. He is also a prominent figure in the development of debate in local community, playing many roles over the years as a regular participant, adjudicator, event organiser and debate trainer. His role in establishing the now Swinburne Sarawak Interschool Debating Championship led to receiving a high commendation from the Swinburne Vice Chancellor’s 2016 Community Engagement Award. Mr Kevin was formerly a Finance and Audit Executive at a trading and distribution company for over 2 years, gaining exposure in accounting, marketing, human resources and management business functions.  Kevin is currently pursuing his doctoral studies and is expected to complete by 2021.

Research Interests

Emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness in a cross-cultural context: a study of the relationship in the Malaysian multi-ethnic business society.

Teaching Areas

Kevin have taught in the field of Accounting, Business and Management at the Faculty of Business, Design and Arts, SUTS. Though he has covered subjects relevant to Accounting and Management, he mainly manages Innovative Business Practice, a multidisciplinary core business unit, with emphasis on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, that serves as a pre-cursor to the undergraduate Capstone units/projects.


Highly Commended, Vice Chancellor’s 2016 Community Engagement Award

Training and Consultancy

Consultancy: Project Title: Sarawak International Dragon Boat Regatta (SIDBR) and Sarawak Regatta (SR) Industry Player Survey 2017. February 2018. By Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak. (Completed)

Consultancy: Project Title: Criteria and guidelines for Self-regulation or Co-regulation Practices in the Malaysian Private Higher Education Sector. November 2016. By Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. (Completed)
  • Research Outputs

Research Outputs

  • Journal Article: Gupta, G., Tan, K.T.L., Ee, Y.S. and Phang, C.S.C. (2018). Resource-Based View of Information Systems: Sustainable and Transient Competitive Advantage Perspectives. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 22. Available at: https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/article/view/1657
  • Journal Article: Namvar, M., Cybulski, J. L., Phang, C. S. C., Ee, Y. S., & Tan, K. T. L. (2018). Simplifying Sensemaking: Concept, Process, Strengths, Shortcomings, and Ways Forward for Information Systems in Contemporary Business Environments. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 22.  Available at: https://journal.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/article/view/1654
  • Conference Proceedings: Tan, K.T.L. (2017). Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness in a Cross-cultural Context: A Study of the Relationship in the Malaysian Multi-ethnic Business Society. Presented at the International Conference on Economics, Business, and Management Research (ICEBMR), Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 18-21 November 2017.