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Mr. Kevin Tan Tee Liang

Academic Coordinator & Lecturer in Management and 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
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Biography

Kevin is currently the Academic Coordinator for the Faculty of Business, Design & Arts (FBDA), contributing toward the faculty’s Accreditation & Curriculum Enhancement and Academic Practice. Previously serving as the Discipline Leader for Accounting and Finance courses, 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 the local community, playing many roles over the years as a regular participant, adjudicator, event organiser and debate trainer. Currently serving as the Faculty Advisor to the Swinburne Debaters’ Club, 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. Kevin was formerly a Finance and Audit Executive at a trading and distribution company, contributing toward the firm’s in accounting, marketing, human resources, and management business functions.  Kevin is currently pursuing his doctoral studies and is expected to complete it by 2023.

Research Interests

Emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness in a cross-cultural context: a study of the relationship in the Malaysian Multi-Cultural Workforce.

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 DNA unit to the business courses, with emphasis on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Professional Development, as a pre-cursor to the undergraduate Capstone units/projects.

Awards

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 Interests

Emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness in a cross-cultural context: a study of the relationship in the Malaysian Multi-Cultural Workforce.

Recent Media

Emotional intelligence: much more than just your feelings by Kevin Tan Tee Liang, The Borneo Post, 11 December 2019. Available at: https://www.theborneopost.com/2019/12/11/emotional-intelligence-much-more-than-just-your-feelings/
  • Research Outputs

Research Outputs

  • Journal Article: Liau, S.Y.H., Sim, C.H. and Tan, K.T.L., (2019). Innovative use of digital badges to motivate students at higher education: current insights and avenues for further research. International Journal of Quality and Innovation, 4(3-4), pp.167-188. Available at: https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJQI.2019.105760
  • 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. (2021), Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness: A Critical Review for Future Research. Presented at the 14th Asian Academy of Management International Virtual Conference 2021, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, 3-5 December 2021.
  • Conference Proceedings: Tan, K.T.L. (2020). Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness in a Cross-cultural Context: A Study of the Relationship in the Malaysian Multi-Cultural Workforce. Presented at the 1st Swinburne Sarawak Post-Graduate Research Conference (SSPRC) 2020, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia, 17-18 September 2020.
  • 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.