Utar academics get double awards for their paper


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  • Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017

Dr Lee (right) and Leong displaying their certificates.

TWO academics from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman added another feather to their caps when their research papers received double recognition.

Utar’s Business and Finance Faculty (FBF)’s Dr Lee Voon Hsien and Leong Lai Ying’s research paper was acknowledged as the “Most Downloaded Expert Systems with Applications (Eswa) Paper, and ranked 8th on the Top 25 Most Downloaded Article 2017, by Elsevier Eswa Journal.

Co-written with former FBF academics Alex Foo Tun-Lee and Prof Ooi Keng Boon of UCSI University, the paper titled “Can competitive advantage be achieved through knowledge management? A case study on SMEs”, also earned the quartet the Honourable Mention Award at the Technology Innovation and Industrial Management Conference 2014 previously.

Both Dr Lee and Leong extended their appreciation to their co-writers for being professional and inspirational, and dedicated their success to Utar.

Dr Lee said today’s economy required organisations to be constantly building their capabilities and capacities for the future.

She said SMEs in particular needed to embrace the knowledge management strategy, which is to identify, create, share, retain and utilise knowledge in order to spur creativity.

“This will release new ideas which can unlock successful technological creation,” added Dr Lee, who is the principal researcher.

She said effective application of both knowledge management, and technological innovation would equip firms to be in a formidable position that would carve out a competitive edge for the local SMEs.

Concurring with Dr Lee, Leong said she was confident that the research topic would remain hot and widely discussed in the field of knowledge management.

“This is because competitive advantage and technological innovation have always been the main components of business success, but not discovered in the context of SMEs,” added the senior lecturer.

Eswa a refereed international journal, is currently ranked first in the Google Scholar Index, and listed under the top publications of artificial intelligence.

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