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Dr Tan Vie Ming

Lecturer
PhD (UTM, Malaysia), MBA (Heriot-Watt, UK), BCom (Finance) (Otago, NZ)

School of Foundation Studies

Office No:+60 82 260 710
Fax No:+60 82 260 815
Room No: G506
Email: vtan@swinburne.edu.my

Biography

Over 20 years of teaching career in higher learning institutions, Dr Tan Vie Ming has applied student-centred learning approach to enhance students’ interest in learning Business Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, and Research Methodology; for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

He is a HDR registered principal supervisor who supervises PhD, Masters by research, MHRM and MBAi students in thesis writing. He has designed and conducted Quantitative Research Methods workshops on SPSS and SmartPLS upon request from postgraduate students and academic colleagues to help develop their research capacity.

Dr Tan is currently appointed as representative to Swinburne Sarawak Academic Board 2020-2022, and Industry Engagement Committee 2021-2023. He initiates STEM workshops for shaping future of young generations in rural community. His STEM education involvement has been granted a highly commended mention in the category of Swinburne Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Community Engagement Award.

Research Interests

  • Organisational citizenship behaviours
  • Educational management
  • Teaching innovation

Professional Memberships

Life Member, Malaysian Economic Association

Teaching Areas

Quantitative Research Methods; Business Research Thesis; Business Modelling and Analysis; Using Business Data for Decision-Making; Financial Statistics; Finance; Economics

Awards

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Community Engagement Award (Highly Commended), Swinburne University

Research Grants

2021: An Evaluation of the Impact of Face-to-Face and Online Swinburne Sarawak Foundation Studies Course Suite on the Academic Success of First Year Undergraduate Students, Learning and Teaching Grant, Swinburne Sarawak

2021: Determinants of Job Retention among Millennials Employees: A Comparison between Kuching and Sibu Town, Research Matching Grant, Swinburne Sarawak and University of Technology Sarawak

2020: The Economic Impact Study of Setting Up a Free Commercial Zone and / or Free Industrial Zone at Senari Terminal, Consultancy Grant, Kuching Port Authority

2020: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Workshop for Primary School Students in Serian, Education Program Grant, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research Sarawak

2019: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workshop for Primary School Students in Serian, Education Program Grant, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Research Sarawak

2019: Evaluation of Yayasan Sarawak’s High Performance Rural Schools Program Effectiveness, Cooperation Education Programs Grant, Yayasan Sarawak

2018: Exploratory Study of Microfinance in Sarawak: Implications for Entrepreneurship Development, Swinburne Sarawak Research Micro Fund

2015: Antecedents of Customer Citizenship Behaviour in International University Branch Campuses, Swinburne Sarawak Research Micro Fund

Postgraduate Supervision

NameDegreeArea of ResearchStart YearRole
Chang Jin QuanPhDDigital inclusion among elderly consumers in Sarawak: drivers and barriers to adoption of digital technology2020Coordinating Supervisor
Hani Al-HaddadPhDThe impact of culture in project performance in the banking industry in the Middle East2020Coordinating Supervisor
Jacob Ting King SoonPhDFactors influencing student engagement in higher education institutions: central to sustainability and progression of the institution2020Co-supervisor
Dianne Tsen Shoon CheenPhDUnderstanding the relationship between corporate brand personality and brand equity: insights from employee and customer based brand equity2018Co-supervisor
Alvin Lee Chun PinMaster of Business (Research)Factors influencing turnover intention among millennials employees in Malaysia2020Co-supervisor
Muhammed Kamrul Hasan ShovonMaster of Business (Research)Impacts of mandatory international financial reporting standards adoption on foreign shareholdings of public listed companies in MalaysiaCompleted Co-supervisor

Thesis Supervision: Master of Business Administration International

NameResearch TitleYear
Soo Yee YuanThe influence of transformational leadership on the employees’ organisational commitment with the mediating effect of job satisfaction2020
Andra Chong Yin Yin Impact of motivation on employee performance in service industry, Kuching2019
Bernice Ang Hui Ern Factors leading to job satisfaction among Malaysian working millennials2019
Chang Jin Quan Factors influencing intention of adopting Sarawak Pay: Application of Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology2019
Fabian Chin Chun Hsien Behaviour intention to purchase food online in Kuching, Sarawak2019
Ng Hong PingEffects of perceived leader-member relationship on work engagement among non-academic professionals in a university2019
Susie Anak AmbinAntecedents of intention to adopt audit recommendations among public sector auditees2019
Asyraf Khan Bin Asgar KhanCustomers’ satisfaction with service quality of front line staff2018
Sakibul HaqAn examination of consumer perceptions of corporate social responsibility on purchase intention in the Malaysian telecommunications industry2018

Thesis Supervision: Master of Human Resource Management

NameResearch TitleYear
Diana Rafidah Binti MajniAntecedents of attitude towards digital learning adoption among civil servants2018
Faiyzah Binti KassimThe effectiveness of competencies on job performance2018
Halizamina Binti MorshidThe effect of informal mentoring in the public sector2018
Kathreen Lalai Anak Eddie SagaOrganisational culture and its relationship with job satisfaction among employees in Ministry of Welfare, Community Well-being, Women, Family and Childhood Development in Sarawak2018
Norliza Eileen IbrahimThe relationship of organisational culture to Balanced Scorecard effectiveness in the Sarawak public sector2018
Raca MulongAntecedents of motivation to learn among Sarawak State Treasury Department’s employees2018
Sharifah Zurina Binti Wan NoruddinThe impact of employee competencies (functional and managerial) on employees performance in Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC Sarawak)2018
Siti Rafeah Binti Abdul RahmanAbsenteeism – A case study in the Sarawak civil service2018
Zulkarnain Bin IsmailAntecedents of employee engagement at resident and district office of Sibu2018


HDR Examinations


  • Examiner of mid-candidature confirmation, Ms Cindy Chan Ai Joo, PhD Thesis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, 2020
  • Examiner of thesis review, Ms Emily Rogos, Master Thesis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, 2020
  • Examiner of thesis review, Ms Michael Kuek Shu Wun, Master Thesis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, 2019
  • Research Outputs

Research Outputs

  • Conference Paper: Lee, A.C.P., Tan, V.M. and Voon, M.L. (2021). Effects of Neuroticism and Extraversion on Turnover Intention among Millennial Employees in Malaysia: A Review. 4th International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (i-CoME) 2021 (Digitalization and Business Empowerment), 22-24 July 2021, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia.
  • Conference Paper: Ting, J.K.S., Tan, V.M. and Voon, M.L. (2021). Impact of Digital Literacy on Student Online Engagement at Higher Educational Institutions. International Conference for Management, Social Sciences and Humanities 2020 (ICMeSH2020 in 2021), 13-15 July 2021, Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Conference Paper: Tsen, D., Lim, W.M., Lim, R., Tan, V.M. and Haire, J. (2021). Sources of Corporate Brand Equity: A Review. 2nd Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC), 12-13 August 2021, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia.
  • Conference Paper: Tsen, D., Lim, W.M., Lim, R., Tan, V.M. and Haire, J. (2021). Employee Personal Branding and Corporate Brand Equity: A Critical Review. 4th International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (i-CoME) 2021 (Digitalization and Business Empowerment), 22-24 July 2021, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia.
  • Government Report: Ngui, K.S., Eversole, R., Ngu, L.H., Voon, M.L., Tan, V.M. and Yii, K.J. (2021). The Economic Impact Study on Setting Up a Free Commercial Zone and/or Free Industrial Zone at Senari Terminal. Report prepared for Kuching Port Authority, Malaysia.
  • Journal Paper: Ting, J.K.S., Tan, V.M., & Voon, M.L. (2020). Factors influencing student engagement in higher education institutions: central to sustainability and progression of the institution. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 7(6), 449-452. https://ejmcm.com/article_2789.html
  • Government Report: Ngui, K.S., Voon, M.L., Tan, V.M., & Fung, C.Y. (2020). Evaluation of High Performance Rural Schools (HIPERS) Program. Yayasan Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Conference Paper: Tsen, D., Lim, W.M., Lim, R., Tan, V.M., & Haire, J. (2020, September 17-18). How the personal brands of employees can positively affect corporate brand equity – an integrative review through the lens of corporate brand equity. 1st Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Conference (SSPRC), Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Refereed Conference Proceeding: Panda, S., Wasudawan, K., & Tan, V.M. (2019, December 22-24). Effects of job stress on job performance of academicians in Malaysia. Proceedings of 72nd All India Commerce Conference of ICA. (pp. 54-55). Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India.
  • Conference Paper: Ting, J.K.S., Tan, V.M., & Voon, M.L. (2019, December 6-8). Factors influencing student engagement in higher education institutions: central to sustainability and progression of the institution. 5th ASIA International Conference (AIC 2019), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center (KLCC), Malaysia.
  • Conference Paper: Tan, V.M., Quoquab, F., Ahmad, F.S., & Mohammad, J. (2017, June 22-23). Roles of self-esteem and social bonding on students’ citizenship behaviours at international university branch campuses. Swinburne Celebrates Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Conference Paper: Shovon, K. H., Ling, C.C., Tan, V.M., & Muir, J. (2017, November 6-7). Impacts of mandatory IFRS adoption on foreign shareholdings of public listed companies in Malaysia. 5th Borneo Research Education Conference (BREC) 2017, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Journal Paper: Tan, V.M., Quoquab, F., Ahmad, F.S., & Mohammad, J. (2017). Mediating effects of students’ social bonds between self-esteem and customer citizenship behaviour in the context of international university branch campuses. Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, 29(2), 305- 329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/APJML-05-2016-0087
  • Journal Paper: Tan, V.M., Quoquab, F., Ahmad, F.S., & Mohammad, J. (2016). Effect of self-esteem on customer citizenship behaviours among international university branch campus students. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6(3), 467- 475. http://www.econjournals.com/index.php/irmm/article/download/2337/pdf
  • Conference Paper: Tan, V.M., Quoquab, F., & Ahmad, F.S. (2015, November 24-25). Effect of students’ social bonds on customer citizenship behaviour: in the context of international university branch campus. 4th International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2015, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Conference Paper: Tan, V.M. (2014, August 26-27). Self-esteem and locus of control as antecedents of customer citizenship behaviour: students’ perspective. 2nd Borneo Research Education Conference (BREC) 2014, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Journal Paper: Agrawal, A., & Tan, V.M. (2014). Exploring determinants of students’ experience, perceptions and loyalty intentions in higher education institutions. International Journal of Management in Education, 8(4), 343- 361. http://www.inderscience.com/offer.php?id=64953
  • Online Journal Article: Sim, S.C.J., Tan, V.M., Agrawal, A., & Dash, D.P. (2012). Embarking on the doctoral journey. Research World, 9, Article S9.1. http://www1.ximb.ac.in/RW.nsf/pages/S9.1
  • Book Chapter: Yu, P.K.H., Helmi, A., & Tan, V.M. (2011). Sugar shortage: analysing Sarawak, Malaysia’s governance. In Yu, P.K.H. (Eds.), International (corporate) governance: a One-Dot Theory interpretation (pp. 177-190). Nova Business and Management Publications, Inc., New York.
  • Refereed Conference Proceeding: Agrawal, A., Tan, V.M., & Jain, S. (2011). Measuring students’ perceived higher education service quality: a segmental approach to scale development and validation. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Quality, Innovation and Knowledge, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2297747
  • Newspaper Article: Tan, V.M. (2008, January 23). Enhancing interest in quantitative subjects. The Borneo Post. Retrieved from http://www.swinburne.edu.my/campus-beyond/enhancing-interest-in-quantitative-subjects.php