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Abu Hassan Abu Bakar (Professor. Dr.)
E49 / 114 & 215,
School of HBP
USM 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-6534108 / 604 - 6532845
Email : abhassan@usm.my
Website : http://www.hbp.usm.my/cru
http://www.hbp.usm.my/abuhassan

PROFILE

     
Academic Qualifications  
  • Ph.D. Building Management, University College London, UK
  • M.Sc. in Architecture (Construction Management), University College London, UK
  • B.Sc. HBP (USM)
Professional Membership    
     
Personal Details
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Professor Dr. Abu Hassan is currently teaching Project and Construction Management Courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels at the School of HBP. He has been involved in teaching and practicing construction management and other related works since 1980. He has successfully supervised a number of PhD and Master by research students and currently undertaking supervision on a number of international and local Post Graduate students.  As an academician, he has also involved in a numerous researches and consultancies in the related field. He has published a book and a few chapters in books, numerous articles in international refereed Journals and proceedings. His past researches covered areas of his interest in construction industry development, technology transfer in construction, Project and Construction Management, Risk Management and Strategic Management in Construction. Currently he is researching in areas related to Knowledge Management in Construction, Value Based Procument and Sustainable Construction.

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RESEARCH

RESEARCH

1    The Role of Co-operative in the Low Cost Housing Provision in Malaysia. Long Term IRPA Grant (RM60,000.00) – (1987) (as co-researcher);
2    Foreign Participation in the Malaysian Construction Industry. Short term Grant (RM20,000.00)– (1989) (leader);
3    The Strategic Study for the Construction Industry in Malaysia. Long Term IRPA Grant (RM70,000.00)– (1990) (leader);
4    Campus Planning for USM. Short Term Grant (RM10,000.00) – (1985) (as co-researcher);
5    Technology Transfer in Construction Industry: A Malaysian Experience, PhD (2004);
6    The Impact of The Strategic Management on Contractors’ Performance. Short Term Grant (RM20,000.00)– (2006) (leader);
7    The Application of Contingency Theory on the Survival of the Construction Companies in Malaysia.  Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS) (RM50,000.00) - (2007) (leader);
8    Towards Development of Growth Index For Construction Companies in Malaysia, Research University Grant (RM150,000), 2007 (Leader).
9    Development of e-Counter Service for the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Short term Grant (RM40,000)(2007), As Co-researcher;
10    Implementation of Sustainable Housing as a Research Niche Area for the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Research University Grant, (RM500,000)(2008), As Co-researcher;
11    Towards development of project management best practices for sustainable housing development, Research University Grant, (RM165,000) (2008) as Leader;
12    SWOT analysis for post graduate Education in USM, IPS Grant, (RM10,000) (2009), as Leader;
13    Assessing the Leadership style in Construction Industry in Malaysia, Short Term Grant, (RM 40,000) (2011), as Leader;
14    An investigation of the Implementation of Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) in Malaysian Construction Industry: Towards Improving the Projects Delivery Performance, Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS) (35,000.00) (2011), as leader;
15    The Impact Of Knowledge Management On Growth Performance Of Construction Companies: Malaysian Experience , Research University Grant, (113,292.00) (2011), as leader.

SUPERVISION

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS’ RESEARCH
Graduated
PhD.
1.    Khalid Ali Albulushi (2009).
Thesis Title: Total Quality Management in Construction Companies in  Oman.
2.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi (2010).
Thesis Title: Training, Motivation and Leadership in Human Resource Development Practices: The Case of Construction Firms of Iran.
3.    Hassanissa Abdul Kareem (2011).
Thesis Title: Evaluating IT Benefits in Construction Companies in Malaysia.

Master by Research
1.    Nur Azian Muhammad Hanafiah (2008).
Thesis Title: The Practice of Landscape in Malaysian Parks from Facility Management.
2.    Muhammad Nizam Yusuf (2011).
Thesis Title: Factors Contributing to Growth of Companies in Construction Industry in Malaysia.

CURRENT SUPERVISION

 

1.

JADALLA A.E. OMAR
(PhD)

Reorganisation of Agricultural Extension-An Alternative Agricultural Development Projects Management Approach Toward Sustainable Farming in Libya.

2.

TAWFIK SALAH MOHAMMED BESHR (PhD)

Cost variation in construction budget and its impact on construction company financial resources.

3.

KHOR SOO CHEEN (PhD)

Project management best practices in sustainable housing in Malaysia towards establishing a rating system.

4.

MUHAMMAD ASIM TUFAIL
(PhD)

Successfull management parameters for sustainable housing practices.

5.

VASANTHI A/P R PERUMAL
(PhD)

The Importance Of Communication In Project Management.

6.

WIWIED VIRGIYANTI
(PhD)

An Assessment Of E-Business Readiness In Malaysian Construction Industry.

7.

AULINA ADAMY
(PhD)

Integrated Evaluation Framework Model For Rehabilitation And Reconstruction Of Post-Disaster Project In Indonesia.

8.

MOHAMAD NIZAM BIN YUSOF
(PhD)

The impact of knowledge management on growth performance of Malaysian construction companies.

9.

MOZHGAN HATAMI REZA
(Master)

The Critical Factors of Housing Demand in Tehran, Iran: Case Study of Low Income Households.

10.

NURKHURAISHAH BINTI ABDUL KARIM
(PhD)

The Impact of Organizational Growth on Companies Performance: An Evaluation on Construction Companies in Malaysia.

11.

AIDAH BINTI AWANG
(Master)

Development of project management best practise in sustainable housing in Malaysia towards benchmarking.

12.

GAN TAN CHEN RONG
(Master)

Management Migration of test platform from component object model .com to .net.

13.

KAMAND MOHAMMADZADEH ROUFECHAEI (Master)

Creativity in construction management toward sustainable housing development in Malaysia.

 

PUBLICATION

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS AND CHAPTER IN THE BOOKS

1.    Walker; (1989).  Project Management in Construction, BPS (Bahasa Malaysia translation by Abu Hassan Abu Bakar).
2.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1992). Appropriate Technology and Construction : Focus on Traditional Sector in Developing Countries, in Ibrahim Wahab, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
3.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2009). The Construction Industry in the Developing World: Some Issues on the Indigenous Contractors, a Chapter in The Contextual Issues In The Built Environment in Malaysia, Edited by Ahmad Sanusi Hassan, USM Publisher, pp 113-145.
4.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Arman Abd Razak, Mohamad Nizam Yusof, (2011), Establishing Key Determinants Contributing to Growth of Construction Companies: an empirical examination, a chapter in Emerging Issues in Natural and Applied Science, pp. 73 - 88, Academic Research, Progressive Publication.
5.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi, Mahyuddin Ramli, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar (2011). Training and development of workforces in construction industry, a chapter in Emerging Issues in Natural and Applied Science, pp. 150 -166, Academic Research, Progressive Publication.
6.     Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Mahyuddin Ramli and Arman Abdul Razak, (2012). Managing Construction in Developing Countries: Contemporary Issues, Ideas and Initiatives, USM Publisher (in review).


JOURNALS
1.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1988). Construction Inputs in Developing Countries, Bulletin PBP, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, No. 1, 21-24.
2.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1990). Malaysian Construction Industry: An Outlook, Bulletin PBP, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, No. 2, 30-35.
3.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1991). Construction Firms and the Growth Strategy, Bulletin PBP, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 4/1, 10-21.
4.    Alip Rahim, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  and Abdullah, A.M., (1992). Housing Cooperative in Malaysia: Problems and Issues, Bulletin PBP, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 5(2), pp 20 – 33.
5.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1993). Malaysian Contractors and Their Growth Trend; Journal of HBP, School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysi, ISSN:0218-6536, Vol. 1, 6 – 25.
6.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2003) Construction Industry in Developing Countries in the Nineties, Some Issues on Indigenous Construction Companies, Journal of HBP, ISSN 0218-6536, U.S.M., Vol.9, 21-44.
7.    Abdel Naser Omran, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Teh Hong Seng. (2008). The Implementation of OSHAS 18001 In Construction Industry In Malaysia, Annals of the Faculty Of Engineering Hunedoara – Journal of Engineering, TOME VI, Fascicule (ISSN 1584-2673), Vol. 3, 157-162.
11.    Mohammad Khoshgoftar, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Omar Osman. (2008). Project Performance Assessment in Construction Industry in Iran, Journal Media MATRASAINS, ISSN 1858-1137, Vol.  4(2), 1-11.
12.    Khalid Bin Ali, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Assessment of Management of Risk in the Construction Industry: A Case of the Sultanate of Oman, Journal of Media MATRASAINS, ISSN 1858-1137, Vol.  4 (2), 91-99.
13.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi, Abu Bakar, A.H., (2009), Training, motivation, and performance: The case of human resource management in construction projects in Mashhad, Iran, International Journal of Project Management, ISI index, Elsevier, 27(5), 471-480.
14.    Hassan Issa Abdul Kareem, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Merza Abbas, (2009). Perception of work problems and related roles of IT among selected professional in construction in Malaysia, International Journal of Management Perspectives, ISSN: 1307-1629, Vol 1 (3), 72 - 92. 
15.    Khoshgoftar, M.,  Abu Bakar, A.H. and Osman, O., (2010). Causes of Delays in Iranian Construction Projects, International Journal of Construction Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, pp 53-69.
16.    Amin Akhavan and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2010). Towards Assessing the Leadership Style and Quality of Transformational Leadership: The Case of Construction Firms of Iran, Journal of Technology, Management in China, Emerald, Vol. 5 (3), 245-258.
17.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Arman Abd Razak, Aidah Awang, Vasanthi Perumal, (2010). Critical success factors for sustainable housing: a framework from the project management view, Asian Journal of Management Research, ISSN 2229 3795, Vol.1 (1), 66-80.
18.    Hassan Issa and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Identifying IT benefits for Malaysian Construction Companies, Information Technology in Construction (ITCON), ISSN 1874-4753, SCOPUS Index, Vol. 16, 493-508. 
19.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Mahyuddin Ramli, Muhammad Asim Tufail, and Lew Yuh Jyue, (2011). Project Management Best Practices for Achieving Better Housing Development Project Performance: The Case of Penang Malaysia, International Journal of Construction Project Management (IJCPM), Nova Science Publishers Inc. NY, USA, ISSN: 1944-1436, Vol. 3 (2).
20.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Khor Soo Cheen  and Rahmawaty, (2011). Sustainable Housing Practices in Malaysian Housing Development: Towards Establishing Sustainability Index, International Journal of Technology (IJTECH), ISSN 2086-9614, 2(1), 84-93. 
21.    Sher Akbar and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Factors Affecting the Consumer’s Decision on Purchasing Power, Journal of Economic and Behavioural Studies,  ISSN 2220-6140, Vol. 2, (3), 108-116.
22.    Wiwied Virgiyanti, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Muhammad Asim Tufail, (2011). Investigating Customer Relationship Management and Service Quality in Malaysia Higher Education, Asian Journal of Management Ressearch, ISSN 2229-3795, Vol.1 (2), 578-593.
23.    Jadalla Omar, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Hasnah Md. Jais and Faisal Moftah Ibraik, (2011). A Review Study of the Agriculture Extension on Sustainable Agricultural Development, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (IJEST), ISSN: 0975-5462, Vol. 3(5), 4358-4366.
24.    Jadalla Omar, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Hasnah Md. Jais and Faisal Moftah Ibraik, (2011). A Review Study of the Impact of Agriculture Extension Methods and Organizational Characteristics on Sustainable Agriculture Development, International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (IJEST), ISSN: 0975-5462, Vol. 3 (6), 5160-5168.
25.    Jadalla Omar, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Hasnah Md. Jais, (2011). The Impact on Decentralization and Pluralism Policy on Agriculture Extension Services, International Journal of Agricultural Technology, ISSN 1686-9141, IF= 0.378, Vol. 7 (4), 895-901. 
26.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Arman Abd Razak, Mohamad Nizam Yusof and Nurkhuraishah Abd Karim, (2011). Factors Determining Growth of Companies: A Study on Construction Companies in Malaysia, African Journal of Business Management, ISSN 1993-8233, (ISI INDEX, IF, 1.105), VOL. 5(22), 8753-8762.
27.    Amin Akhavan, Mahyuddin Ramli and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Training, Motivation and Teamwork Improvement: The Case of Construction Firms, African Journal of Business Management, ISSN 1993-8233, (ISI INDEX, IF, 1.105), 5627-5636.
28.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Muhammad Asim Tufail, Mohamad Nizam Yusof and Wiwied Virgiyanti, (2011). Implemention of Strategic Management Practices In the Malaysia Construction Industry, Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences (PJCSS), Vol. 5(1), 140-154.
29.    Onyeizu N. Eziaku and  Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011) Assessing Key Factors in Design in the Industrialised Building System (IBS) Approach: Stakeholders’ Opinions in Malaysia, International Journal of Academic Research, ISI Index, Vol. 3(4), 168-175.
30.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Mohamad Nizam Yusof, Aidah Awang, Aulina Adamy,(2011). Survival strategies of construction companies in Malaysia during two periods of recession, International Journal of Academic Research, ISI Index, Vol. 3(4), 481- 486.
31.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi, Mahyuddin Ramli, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar (2011).Training and development of workforces in construction industry, International Journal of Academic Research, ISI Index, Vol. 3(4), 509-515.
32.    Vasanthi R Perumal and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). The Needs for Standardization of Document Towards an Efficient Communication in the Construction Industry, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), ISSN 1818-4952, ISI and SCOPUS Index, Vol. 13(9), 1988 -1995.
33.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Mahyuddin Ramli, Mazlina Jamaludin, and Aulina Adamy, (2011). Awareness Assessment towards the Implementation of Sustainable Housing in Malaysia, Asian Journal of Management Ressearch, ISSN 2229-3795, Vol.1 (2), 703 -713.
34.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Aidah Awang, Mohamad Nizam Yusof, Aulina Adamy,(2011). Strategies for Survival During Economic Downturn in Construction Industry: A Survey on Construction Companies in Malaysia, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), ISSN 1818-4952, ISI and SCOPUS Index, Vol. 13(9), 1967-1974.
35.    Onyeizu N. Eziaku and  Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011).  The Utilisation of Industrialised Building System in Design Innovation in Construction Industry, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), ISSN 1818-4952, ISI and SCOPUS Index, Vol. 15 (2), 205 - 213.
36.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Khalid Bin Ali and Onyeizu N. Eziaku, (2011). Total Quality Management Practices in Large Construction Companies: A Case of Oman, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), ISSN 1818-4952, ISI and SCOPUS Index, Vol. 15 (2), 285 - 296.
37.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Arman Abdul Razak, Nurkhuraishah Abd Karim,  Mohamad Nizam Yusof, and Ira Modifa, (2011).  The Role of Project Manager in Improving Project Performance in Construction: An Indonesian Experience International Journal of Academic Research, ISI Index, Vol. 3(6), 164 - 169.
38.    Amin Akhavan, Mahyuddin Ramli and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2012). Effects of Training and Motivation Practices on Teamwork Improvement and Task Efficiency: The Case of Construction Firms, International Journal of Project Management (IJPM), Elsevier, ISI index, Vol. 30(3), 213 - 224.
39.    Aulina Adami and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Asset Evaluation for Post- Disaster Projects Built by The Central Government in Banda Aceh, Indonesia,  Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM), Vol. 3(4),  (inpress).
40.    Muhammad Asim Tufail, Faisal Manzoor Arain, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Wiwied Virgiyanti, (2011). Factors Leading to Decentralization of ICT Companies: The case of multimedia super corridor, Malaysia, IBA Business Review Journal, (inpress)..
41.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Muhammad Asim Tufail, (2011). Transforming capability of Indigenous Contractors through Technology Transfer: A Malaysia Experience, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), ISSN 1818-4952, ISI and SCOPUS Index, Vol. X (Y), (inpress)..
42.    Soo Cheen, S.K. and Abu Bakar, A.H. (2011) ‘Incorporating sustainable management system into housing development practice in Malaysia’, Int. J. Sustainable Development, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp.000–000, (inpress).
43.    Vasanthi R Perumal and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2012). The Influence of Technology: Factors Motivating Project Management Team Successfully,  International Journal Economics and Management Science, ISSN 2162-6359,  Vol. x(y), xxxx-xxxx, (inpress).
44.    Muhammad Asim Tufail and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar (2012). Relocation of ICT Companies Through Policy Incentives: Evidence from Malaysia International Journal of Academic Research, ISI Index, (accepted for Publication in 2012).
45.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Nurkhuraishah Abd Karim, Mahyuddin Ramli, and Chan Han Pin, (2011) The necessity of the project manager in housing development: Case studies in Penang, Malaysia, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), ISSN 1818-4952, ISI and SCOPUS Index, Vol. X (Y), 000 – 000, (accepted for Publication in 2012).
46.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Khalid Ali, Eziaku N. Onyeizu and Mohamad Nizam Yusof, (2011). Evaluating Risk Management Practices in Construction Industry: Evidence from Oman, International Journal of Academic Research, ISI Index, Vol. Y(X), xxxx-xxxx. (in review).
47.    Muhammad Asim Tufail and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Relocation of ICT Companies through Policy Incentives: Evidence from Malaysia, International Journal of Academic Research, ISI Index, Vol. Y(X), xxxx-xxxx. (in Review).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDING
48.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1993). The Growth Trend of Construction Companies: A Malaysian Experience; in Proceeding of International Conference on Construction, Management and Modernization Research Institute, CCIA, Harbin, China.
49.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1993). The Growth of Construction Companies in Developing Countries: A Malaysian Experience, in “Organisation and Management of Construction - The Way Forward” in Proceeding, 7th CIB W65-Symposium, Trinidad and Tobago, September.
50.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (1992). The Role of Housing Co-operative in the Provision of Low Cost Housing in Malaysia, in The International Seminar on Affordable Housing, USM, A Joint USM - BRE (UK) Seminar.
51.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2003). Construction Industry in Developing countries, focusing on the Development of the Indigenous Construction Companies, in Proceeding, The International Conference and Workshop on Urban Management for Friendly City, Medan, Post Graduate School, USU, Medan. Indonesia.
52.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2005). Technology Transfer In Construction Industry In Malaysia, in Proceeding of the 2005 CIB W92/T23/W107 International Symposium on Procurement System, The Impact of Cultural Differences and System on Construction Performance, Las Vegas, New York, U.S.A. February 2005.
53.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2005). Factors Affecting Technology Transfer in Construction Industry:  A Malaysia Experience, in Proceeding, The International Symposium in Architecture and Urbanisation, NURI, Medan, Indonesia.
54.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2006). Capability and Capacity Development of the indigenous Construction Companies in Developing Countries: A Malaysian Experience, in Proceeding, CIBw95, Department of Construction Engineering and Management, Pontificia Universidad Catholica De Chile, Edificio San Agustin, Santiago, Chile. 
55.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2006). Capability and Capacity Building of the indigenous Contractors Through Technology Transfer, in Proceeding, International Conference on Construction Industry 2006 (ICCI 2006) “Towards Innovative Approaches in Construction and Property Development”, 21 – 24 Jun 2006, Universiti Bung Hatta, Padang Sumatera Barat, Indonesia.
56.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2006). Proceeding of Post Graduate Research Colloquium, as Chief Editor, 27-28 February 2006, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
57.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2007). The Construction Industry in the Developing World: Some Issues on the Indigenous Contractors, a Chapter in The Contextual Issues In The Built Environment in Malaysia, Edited by Ahmad Sanusi Hassan (PhD Nottingham), USM Publisher.
58.    Mohd Hanafiah N.A., and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  (2007). Effective Project Management: Case Studies in Landscape Project by Local Authorities. Post Graduate Research Colloquium,  30-31 February 2006, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
59.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2007). Problems Identification in Doing PhD. Research, Seminar in Retreat Project for Post Graduate  students in Muka Head, Penasng, Organised by School of Housing, Building and Planning. Universiti Sains Malaysia.
60.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Ilias Said and Arman Abdul Razak (2007). The Impact of Strategic Management Practices on the Construction Companies’ Performance in Malaysian Construction Industry, International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Towards Sustainable Transformation, 3-4 December 2007, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
61.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Ilias Said and Arman Abdul Razak (2007). The Strategic Management Practices of the Construction Companies’ in Malaysian Construction Industry and Its Impact on Performance: A Framework, International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Towards Sustainable Transformation, 3-4 December 2007, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
62.    Mohammad Khoshgoftar, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  Omar Osman. (2007). Delays in Construction Project: A Case for Construction Industry in Iran., International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Towards Sustainable Transformation, 3-4 December 2007, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
63.    Nor Azian  Mohd. Hanafiah and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  (2007). The Effective of Project Management Practices: Case Studies in Landscape Projects by Local Authorities in Malaysia, International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Towards Sustainable Transformation, 3-4 December 2007, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
64.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2007). Studying The Effect Labour Training and Motivation in HRM Pratices on the Quality of Construction Projects in Mashhad, Republic of Iran, International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Towards Sustainable Transformation, 3-4 December 2007, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
65.    Khalid Bin Ali and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2007). The Practices and the Implementation of Total Quality Management In the Sultanate of Oman Construction Industry. International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Towards Sustainable Transformation, 3-4 December 2007, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
66.    Khalid Bin Ali and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  (2007). The Risk Assessment and Management in The Sultanate of Oman Construction Industry. International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, Towards Sustainable Transformation, 3-4 December 2007, Organized by School of Housing, Building  and Planning, USM.
67.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Omar Osman and Alfa Taras Bulba (2008), Project Management for Post Disaster Development: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, In the Proceeding of the International Conference on Coastal Planning, Architecture and Tourism, 28-30 October 2008, Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia.
68.    Khalid Bin Ali and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Site Productivity in Oman’s Construction Industry, In Proceeding of International Conference on Coastal Planning, Architecture and Tourism, 28-30 October 2008, Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia.
69.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Khor Soo Cheen, (2008). Project Management Best Practices for Sustainable Housing Development, In Proceeding of the International Conference on Coastal Planning, Architecture and Tourism, 28-30 October 2008, Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia.
70.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  Ilias Said, Arman Abdul Razak and Mohamad Nizam Yusof (2008). The Implementation of Strategic Management Practices in The Malaysian Construction Industry, in the Proceeding of “International Conference on Economic and Management Perspectives (ICEMP’2008), 17-19 October 2008, Salamis Bay Conti Hotel, Northern Cyprus.
71.    Khalid Bin Ali and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Total Quality Management Practices in Oman’s Large Grade Construction Companies, in the Proceeding of “International Conference on Economic and Management Perspectives (ICEMP’2008), 17-19 October 2008, Salamis Bay Conti Hotel, Northern Cyprus.
72.    Mohamad Nizam Yusof, Indah Yunitasari and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Strategic Management Through Benchmarking: Case Study In Indonesia, in proceeding Asea Pacific Conference on Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship 2008, (APCMOTTE 2008), 29-30 October 2008, Hotel Equatorial Melaka, Organised by University Technology Malaysia.
73.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Training and Motivation in Human Resource Management: The Case of Quality in Construction Projects in Mashhad, Iran, in proceeding Asea Pacific Conference on Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship 2008, (APCMOTTE 2008), 29-30 October 2008, Hotel Equatorial Melaka, Organised by University Technology Malaysia.
74.    Muhammad Nizam Mohd.Yusuf, Indah Yunitasari and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar (2008). Strategic Management Practices In Construction Industry in Indonesia: Case Study In Medan, in the Proceeding of the Ist International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities; Crossing the Border of Knowledge for the Future, in the 2nd USN Penang International PostGraduate Convention 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia  . 
75.    Mohammad Khoshgoftar, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Omar Osman. (2008). Financial and Construction Problems of Construction Project in Iran, Delays in Construction Project: A Case for Construction Industry in Iran., in the Proceeding of the Ist International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities; Crossing the Border of Knowledge for the Future, in the 2nd USN Penang International PostGraduate Convention 2008, 18-20 June 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
76.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Omar Osman and Alfa Taras Bulba, (2008). Post Disaster Development, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Project Management: A Case Study in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in the Proceeding of International Conference on Project Management 2008, ICoPM2008, 18-20 November 2008, University Malaya
77.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi and Abu Bakar A.H., (2008). Effects of Construction Workers’ Training and Motivation Practices on the Performance Quality: the Case of Construction Projects of Iran, in the Proceeding of International Conference on Project Management 2008, ICoPM2008, 18-20 November 2008, University Malaya
78.    Mohammad Nizam Yusuf, Ira Modifa and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). The Role of Project Manager in Improving Construction Project Performance: Case Study in Medan, in the Proceeding of International Conference on Project Management 2008, ICoPM2008, 18-20 November 2008, University Malaya
79.    Mazlina Jamaludin and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Towards the Implementation of Sustainable Housing In Malaysia: Awareness and Readiness Assessment Framework, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
80.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Earthquakes and Project Management Utilization: A Case of Recent Earthquakes of Iran, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
81.    Khalid Bin Ali and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Assessment of Customers’ Satisfaction on TQM Practices in Oman’s Construction Industry, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
82.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Ilias Said,  Mohd Wira Mohd Shafie, Arman Abd. Razak and Mohamad Nizam Yusof, (2008). Growth Factors for Construction Companies in Malaysia, In Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
83.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Ilias Said, Arman Abdul Razak and Mohamad Nizam Yusof, (2008). Implementation of Strategic Management Practices in The Malaysian Construction Industry,  In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
84.    Khalid Bin Ali and Abu Hassan Bin Abu Bakar,(2008). Obstacles to the Total Quality Management Practices In Oman’s Construction Industry, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
85.    Mohamad Nizam Yusof, Ira Modifa and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Improving Construction Project Performance Through Project Manager: An Indonesia Experience, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
86.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Aidah Awang, (2008). Establishing Critical Success Factor for Project Management Best Practices in Sustainable Housing in Malaysia: Towards Benchmarking, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
87.    Ngan Kwong Yoong, Omar Othman, Abdelnaser Omran and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  (2008). Contractor Business Strategy Decision in Competitive Bidding : Case Studies, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
88.    Hassan Issa Abdul Kareem and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2008). Facilities of Information Technology in Construction Industry, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
89.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Khor Soo Chen, (2008). Sustainable Housing Practices in Housing Development in Malaysia Towards Establishing Sustainability Index, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
90.    Mohammad Khoshgoftar, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Omar Osman, (2008). Financial and Contractual Problems of Construction Projects in Iran, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
91.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Ilias Said, Arman Abdul Razak, Mohamad Nizam Yusof and Aidah Awang, (2008). A Contingency Theory Approach for Construction Companies in Malaysia During the Period of Economic Crisis:Survival Strategies, In  Proceeding in International Conference on Built Environment of Developing Countries, Sustainable Built Environment: Bridging Theory and Practice, (ICBEDC2008), 3-4 December 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
92.    Suhaiza Zailani, Tareq Al Khidri, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Bahari Belaton,. Mohamad Naim Awang, Mohammad Nasir Muhammand Ibrahim and Sharifah Norhaidah Idros. (2008) Ways How We can Go Green Towards Environmental Sustainability, in Proceeding of International Conference on Environment 2008, Organised by School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sanis Malaysia, 15-17 December 2008, G Hotel , Penang
93.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Omar Osman and Alfa Taras Bulba, (2009). Procurement Selection Practices in Post Disaster Project Management: A Case Study in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in the Proceeding of Fifth International Conference on Construction in the Twenty First Century (CICT-V), May 20-22, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, pp 481-489.
94.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Ilias Said, Arman Abdul Razak, Shardy, Mohamad Nizam Yusof, Aidah Awang and Aulina Adamy (2009), Survival Strategies for Construction Companies in Malaysia during the Period of Economic Crisis: a preliminary analysis, In Proceeding of the International conference on Construction Industry, 30th July-1st Aug 2009, Bong Hatta University, Padang, Indonesia.
95.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Arman Abdul Razak, Shardy Abdullah and Aidah Awang, Project Management Success Factors for Sustainable Housing: A Framework, In Proceeding of the International conference on Construction Industry, 30th July-1st Aug 2009, Bong Hatta University, Padang, Indonesia.
96.    Shardy Abdullah, Arman Abdul Razak, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Izran Sarrazin Mohammad, (2009), Towards Producing Best Practice in The Malaysian Construction Industry: The Barriers in Implementing the Lean Construction Approach , In Proceeding of the International conference on Construction Industry, 30th July-1st Aug 2009, Bong Hatta University, Padang, Indonesia.
97.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Khor Soo Cheen  and Rahmawaty, (2009). Sustainable Housing Practices in Malaysian Housing Development: Towards Establishing Sustainability Index, In Proceeding of International Conference on Quality in Research, 3-6 August, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta.
98.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi and Abu Bakar A.H.(2009). Effect of Constrution Workers Training and Motivation Practices on the Performance Quality: A Pilot Study on Construction Firms of Mashhad, Iran, in Proceeding of PROMAC Symposium, 28-30 Oct. 2009 held at The Tower of Bangkok, The Society of Project Management (SPM), Japan.
99.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Mahyuddin Ramli, (2010). Training, Motivation and teamwork Improvement in Construction Firms: an exploratory survey, in the proceeding of the 4th International Conferences on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2010), 1-2 December, Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, pp 82-94, ISSN 978 967 5417 99 3.
100.    Mehdi Safari, A.H., Abu Bakar and Nurwati Badarulzaman (2010). The Role of Urban Fabric in Eartquake Vulnerability Reduction, in the proceeding of the  4th International Conferences on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2010), 1-2 December, Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, ISSN 978 967 5417 99 3 .
101.    Shardy bin Abdullah, Arman Abdul Razak and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2010). MS ISO 9000: The Implementation Strategy within Local Authorities in Malaysia, in the proceeding of the 4th International Conferences on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2010), 1-2 December, Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, pp225-267,  ISSN 978 967 5417 99 3.
102.    Vasanthi R. Perumal and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). The Effects of Technology: Factors Motivating Project Management Team Successfully, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp600-609.
103.    Nurkhuraishah Abd Karim and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Study on the Relationship Between Entrepreneurship and Growth of Construction Companies: A Review, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp850-859.
104.    Khor Soo Cheen and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Management of Residential Neighbourhood Development in Malaysia towards Sustainability, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp782-797.
105.    Aulina Adamy and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Evaluation of Post-Disaster Assets in Aceh: Necessity or Not?, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp805-816.
106.    Muhammad Asim Tufail and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Measuring Knowledge Management Effectiveness in Malaysian Construction Industry: A Theoretical Framework, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp817-825.
107.    Wiwied Virgiyanti and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, (2011). Knowledge Management and Organizational Culture in Malaysian Construction Industry: a Theoretical Framework, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp826-838.
108.    Mohamad Nizam Yusof and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar, Relationship of Knowledge Management and Growth Performance in Construction Companies: A Framework, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp839-849.
109.    Kamand M. Roufechaei, Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Amin Akhavan Tabassi, (2011). Electrical Energy and Sustainable Housing Development, in the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2011, (ICBEDC 2011), Vistana Hotel, Pulau Pinang, 6-7 December 2011, ISSN 978-967-394-061-5, pp600-609.
110.    Amin Akhavan Tabassi and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar,  (2008). Unskilled Labour and Quality of Construction: The Case of Construction Projects of Mashhad, Iran, in Proceeding of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Research Association, MiCRA2008, 18-19 June 2008, International Islamic University, pp 65-85.
111.    Muhammad Nizam Mohd. Yusuf, Indah Yunitasari and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar (2008). Strategic Management In Construction Industry: Case Study In Indonesia,  in Proceeding of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Research Association, MiCRA2008, 18-19 June 2008, International Islamic University, pp 275-295.
112.    Hassan Issa Abdul-Kareem and Abu Hassan Abu Bakar (2008), Information Technology in Construction Industry, in Proceeding of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Research Association, MiCRA2008, 18-19 June 2008, International Islamic University, pp 181-192.
113.    Mohammad Khoshgoftar, Abu Bakar A.H., Omar Osman. (2008). Delays in Construction Project: A Case for Construction Industry in Iran., , in Proceeding of 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Research Association, MiCRA2008, 18-19 June 2008, International Islamic University, pp 296-311.
114.    Abu Hassan Abu Bakar and Aidah Awang, Critical Factors for Project Management Best Practices in Sustainable Housing: A Framework, 8th MiCRA Conference, 8-9 June 2009, Universiti Sains Malaysia.