Khaled Hussainey is a Professor of Accounting & Financial Management at the University of Portsmouth. He has published more than 110-refereed papers in academic journals and international conference proceedings. He has a rapidly growing research reputation around his principal research area concerned with corporate narrative reporting. He has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Best Paper Award of the British Accounting Review for his paper “Loss firms’ annual report narratives and share price anticipation of earnings” and the prestigious 2012 Best Paper Award of the Journal of Risk Finance for his paper “Revisiting the capital structure puzzle: UK evidence”. His publication appears top-quality journals such as Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review, International Review of Financial Analysis; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation. He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief ofJFRA and Associate Editor of JAAR and IJAAPE.
Bahaaeddin Alareeni is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Auditing. He did his PhD’s thesis in Accounting and Auditing on the relative performance of auditors’ going concern opinions and statistical failure prediction models for listed companies in Jordan. His main research interests are in the areas of Auditing, Accounting, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Internal Audit, Financial Accounting, and financial analysis. He has practical experience in the Accounting profession for more than ten years in different organizations, e.g., banking, NGOs, government sector, and private institutions. Additionally, he has academic experience in accounting and auditing for more than eight years and has taught considerable types of students in different types of courses, mostly all courses of undergraduate accounting programs in addition to several MSc and MBA courses. On top of that, he has many publications in highly ranked journals (ISI-with impact factor, Scopus, ABDC, ABS). He is Editor/Associate Editor for several Books and Journals published by Emerald, SpringerNature, Tylor&Francise. It is worth mentioning that he is currently working for the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey – Northern Cyprus Campus, which is one of the top 550 universities in the world based on the QS ranking 2018.
Professor, University of North Texas, and Editor in Chief of Journal of Information & Knowledge Management.
He will talk about the following important topic:
COVID-19 Response & The Tragedy of the Commons
Technology & knowledge management systems play a key role in transcending boundaries, transforming communities, and bringing people together. However, in times of crises, the role of such systems is more complex, complicated, and sometimes chaotic. The public health crises caused by COVID-19 not only impacted business operations and economic development but also created an environment of trust that can only be addressed using scientific and data-driven decision-making process. The long-term impact of COVID-19 is still unknown and might have a lasting impact. In an era of digital transformation, the response to COVID-19 was lacking. This might not be attributed only to misinformation or complacency, but also highlight a lack of readiness and preparedness. More surprising is the lack of knowledge and lesson learned from previous similar and related crises. In this presentation, we will discuss the role of technology and knowledge management system in dealing with crises in a complex environment.
Professor Dr. Roselina Ahmad Saufi is currently a Professor in Business and Management at the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, a Fellow for Global Entrepreneurship Research and Innovation Center, and Chairman of Professor Council at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. She obtained her Ph.D and Master of Business Administration in 1995 and 1991 respectively from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. She was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan from 2012-2015 and prior to that she was the Group Managing Director of UMS Link Holdings Sdn. Bhd. from 2007-2012. From 2008 to 2010 she was the President of Comprehensive Human Capability Association, Inc. (Philippines) in Zamboanga. She has received several international awards including Islamic Leader Fellowship Award by Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila in 2009, Education Leadership Award by the Golden Global Tigers in 2016, and Distinguished Women Award for Human Resource Management from the Venus International Foundation, India in 2017. In 2015 she was seconded to Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia untill 2018.
She has delivered numerous key note speeches at several international conferences and published works in the areas of human resource development, knowledge transfers and entrepreneurship in reputable journals. She was a Visiting Professor at Anhui Xinhua University, P.R. China, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia, Xiamen University, and DRB-HICOM University of Automotive. Currently, she is a Fellow at the Putra Business School, Malaysia. She has produced more than 50 doctorate and master students in the areas of organisational studies and human resource. She is passionate in leading and developing people around the globe. She believes that success comes with strong values, passion and hard work.