Message from the Vice-President (Research)


I would like to welcome all delegates to the Seventh IIMS International Conference 2017 at Shih Chien University, Taiwan with a warm “Selamat Datang”, which means Welcome in Malaysia.

I wish to express my appreciation to the International Institute for Management Sciences (IIMS), Kolkata, Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS), St Helens and Shih Chien University, Taipei, for enabling us to collaborate and make an event of this stature, a reality. The Faculty of Business and Management (FBM) Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia deeply appreciates such opportunities in co-organising conferences to share research findings and publications with researchers across the globe. The Faculty of Business and Management is the largest faculty in Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia while UiTM is the single largest public university in Malaysia.

This year′s conference theme “Technology Management and Employment in Changing Economy” encompasses two interrelated and important aspects of the global economy. While the technological change and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are transforming economies, the digital revolution is dramatically having an impact on employment patterns and practices across all industries and occupations. As technological change accelerates, employment is fast becoming a major challenge where no market will be spared from this tidal wave. This conference will help us to discuss and understand similar challenges faced by many countries and possibly pave the path towards overcoming them.

IIMS International Conference is a great platform for us to share new information and the latest research findings in the global, modern era. Conferences like this stimulate and encourage networking collaboration especially when we have participants from developed and developing nations to exchange diverse viewpoints.

I am very confident that this international conference will inspire academicians and researchers to discuss issues and challenges in the current global scene and provide policy makers ideas and views to bring back home.

I wish all of you a fruitful time sharing research findings and networking as well as enjoying a taste of Taipei, which is not only a technological and cultural hub, but home to beautiful botanical gardens.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Siti Halijjah Shariff
Vice-President (Research) Conference Organising Committee,
Dean, Faculty of Business and Management,
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia