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Arfan Shahzad
Senior Lecturer of Management Information System, Cloud Computing,Business Intelligence and International Business
Business Strategy, Analysis and Innovation
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About Me

MSc.IT (UUM, Malaysia); DBA (UUM, Malaysia)
Management Information System, International Business, Decision Making Processes, Cloud Computing, Computer Networking and Security, and Business Intelligence.
Information System, ERP, Cloud Computing, International Investment, Entrepreneurship and SMEs' Development, Project Management, and Green IT

Dr Arfan Shahzad holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science (BCS) from AIOU University in Pakistan, a Master of Science (Information Technology) Degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia; and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from University Utara Malaysia. In the corporate world, Dr. Arfan Shahzad was working in R & D SerindIT.com as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in Malaysia. He was handling the project of ICT Infrastructure since 2006 to 2012 with of value of 2.5 million (Malaysia Ringgit per years). Moreover, He was participating as a team member of other projects such as MOHE (Ministry of Higher Education), JPNIN (Jabatan Perpaduan Negara Dan Integrasi Nasional), and USIM (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia). In addition, he has published more than 10 articles in international peer-reviewed and indexed journals and serving as an editorial board member of some international journals. Currently, he is appointed as a consultant of R &D SerindIT.com on ICT Infrastructure.




1. Shabbir, M. S., Mohd Shariff, M. N., & Shahzad, A. (2016). A conceptual development of entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial intentions: A case of IT employees in Pakistan. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 6 (3), 65-78, doi: 10.6007/IJARBSS/v6-i3/2040.
2. Shabbir, M. S., Mohd Shariff, M. N., & Shahzad, A. (2016). Determinants of entrepreneurial skills set in Pakistan: A pilot study. International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 6 (2), 62-74, doi:10.6007/IJARAFMS/v6-i2/2048.
3. Ali Gill, A., Shahzad, A., & Sri Ramalu, S. (2016). Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation Issues: An Empirical Study in Commercial Banking Industry of Pakistan. Journal of Resources Development and Management, 18, 86-92.
4. Musibah, A. S., Shahzad, A., & Fadzil, F. (2015). Impact of Foreign Investment in the Yemen's Economic Growth: The Country Political Stability as a Main Issue. Asian Social Science, 11 (4), 102-116, doi: 10.5539/ass.v11n4p102.
5. Musibah, A. & Shahzad, A. (in press, 2015). Determinants of the FDI Inflows: An Evidence of the Moderating Role of Political Stability from Yemen. Asian Journal of Social Science.
6. Shahzad, A. (in press, 2015). Opportunity and Challenges using the Cloud Computing in the Case of Malaysian Higher Education Institutions. International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology.
7. Shahzad, A., Wan Hafizi, ., & Golamdin, A. G. (2014). E-Learning Navigation Model based on the student's learning behavior in University Utara Malaysia. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 5 (5(1)), 118-130.
8. Al-Swidi, A. & Shahzad, A. (2014). The Business Competitiveness of Thailand in the ASEAN Region. Business and Economic Research, 4 (1), 48-69, doi: 10.5296/ber.v4i1.4667.
9. Shahzad, A. & Al-Swidi, A. K. (2013). Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on the FDI inflows: the Moderating Role of Political stability: An Evidence form Pakistan. Asian Social Science, 9 (9), 270-279, doi: 10.5539/ass.v9n9p270.
10. Shahzad, A., Al-Swidi, A. K., & Golamuddin, A. G. (2013). A Tract Reflection on Challenges in Research & Development for New Product Development in the Industrial Sector of Pakistan. Journal of Business and Economics Research, 3 (1), 406-415,doi: 10.5296/ber.v3i1.2677.
11. Shahzad, A., Mithani, D., Al-Swidi, A., & Hanim, F. (2012). Political Stability and the Foreign Direct Investment Inflows in Pakistan. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 9 (2), 199-213.
12. Al-Swidi, A., Behjati, S., & Shahzad, A. (2012). Antecedents of online Purchasing Intention among MBA students The Case of University Utara Malaysia using the Partial Least Squares approach. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(15), 35-49, doi: 10.5539/ijbm.v7n15p35.
13. Shahzad, A., Al-Swidi, A. K., Mithani, D. A., Fadzil, F. H., & Golamuddin, A. G. (2012). An Empirical Investigation on the Effect of Business Environment Factors on the FDI Inflows in Pakistan: The Moderating Role of Political Stability. Business and Economic Research, 2 (2), 156-170, doi: 10.5296/ber.v2i2.2597.
14. Al-Swidi, A. K., Shahzad, A., Mithani, D. A.M., Fadzil, F. H., & Golamdin, A. G. (2012). Some Reflections on Foreign Direct Investment Flows and the Vietnam Economy. Business and Economic Research, 2 (2), 136-155, doi: 10.5296/ber.v2i2.2551.
15. Al-Swidi, A. K., Al-Hosam, A., & Shahzad, A. (2012). Which is more entrepreneurial ? Islamic or Convential banks: evidence from the Yemeni banking sector. European Journal of Social Sciences.
16. Al-Swidi, A. K., Shahzad, A., & Al-Hosam, A. (2011). TQM practices in the Yemeni banks: comparison between Islamic and conventional banks. Arabian Journal of Business and Management, 1 (2).

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