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Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz

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Abdul Rashid Abdul Aziz (Prof. Sr Dr.)
E49 / 116,
School of HBP
USM 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-653 2816
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PROFILE

Academic Qualifications  
  • Ph.D University of Reading
  • M. Sc. (Construction Management.), University of Brunel
  • B. Sc. Hon. (Quantity Surveyor ), University of Reading
     
Personal Details   Prof. Rashid joined USM in 1991. He holds a B.Sc Hons. in Quantity Surveying from Reading University, M.Sc. Construction Management from Brunel and Ph.D. from Reading. His area of interests are International Contracting and Foreign Workers in the Construction industry in Malaysia. He was promoted to Associate Professor in March 1998.

RESEARCH

SELECTED RESEARCH GRANTS

Expansion of Malaysian Contractors Overseas, USM Short-Term Research Grant,  Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher), June 1992 – November 1993.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), Export Subsidy and Malaysia’s Place in the Global Construction Industry, USM Short-Term Research Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher), June 1994 – December 1995.

Japanese Site Management Practices in Malaysia, USM Short-Term Research Grant, , Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher), January 1996 – June 1997.

Foreign and Local Construction Workers in Malaysia, IRPA Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (team leader), Mac 1996-April 1998.

Privatisation of Infrastructural Facilities – An Analysis on Management and Finance, USM Short-Term Research Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher), Feb. 1998 – July 1999.

Physical Development of Paka and Kertih: Implication to the Development of Contractors, USM Short-Term Research Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher),, November 2000 – December 2002.

Construction Vocational Training Programme in Malaysia, USM Short-Term Research Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher), Nov. 2001 - May 2003.

Export Capabilities of Malaysian Housing Developers in the Context of Globalisation and Liberalisation, NAPREC Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (team leader), Jan 2004 -June 2006.

New Forms of International Involvement in Construction Contracting – Evidence from around the Globe, IRPA Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (team leader), June 2004 - Nov 2006.

Privatisation of housing development in Malaysia by government-linked housing development companies, NAPREC Grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (team leader), March 2006-Dec 2008.

International expansion of construction-related professional services – specific focus on architectural, civil engineering and quantity surveying firms’, USM RU Grant, Abdul-Aziz (team leader), Oct 2007- Sept 2010.

Towards coming up with a holistic model of internationalisation of businesses using Malaysian contractors as the test-bed, USM RU Grant, Abdul Aziz, A.-R. (team leader), Oct 2007- Sept 2009.

The interplay between internal management governance and socio-political influence on the behaviour and performance of state economic development corporations (SEDCs) involved in construction and housing development’, USM Short term grant, Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. (team member), Dec. 2007-Nov 2008.

 

COMPLETED RESEARCH STUDENTS

M Sc by research

Ho, S. Y. (2006) Critical success factors of Malaysian housing developers.

Cha, S. Y. (2007) New forms of relationships in international construction contracting.

Hammouda, Y. A. A. (2007) Critical success factors of contractors in drainage, sewerage and irrigation sector in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Lee K. Z. (2007) Knowledge management of oil and gas contractors in Malaysia.

 
Ph D

Awil, A. U. (2007) Internationalisation of the housing development sector: a study of the Malaysian scenario.

PUBLICATION

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 1995. Foreign Labour in the Malaysian Construction Industry, Geneva: International Labour Office.


Chapters in books

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2002, Construction skills training in Malaysia. In: S. O. Ogunlana, ed. Training for Construction Industry Development, School of Civil Engineering, Thailand: Asian Institute of Technology and Rotterdam: The International Council on Innovation and Research in Building and Construction (CIB), pp. 159- 176.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2003, The brave new world of globalisation and liberalisation. In” Khairuddin Abd. Rashid, ed., Quantity Surveying in Malaysia: A New Paradigm, Kuala Lumpur: International Islamic University Malaysia, pp. 15-28

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2004, Cross-border mobility of construction labourers: comparisons between Malaysians in Japan and foreign nationals in Malaysia. In: Mohd Hazim Shah and Phua Kai Lit, eds. Public Policy, Culture and the Impact of Globalisation in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Social Science Association, pp. 128-159.

 

International refereed journals

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 1993. The trend towards globalisation in business: lessons for contractors in developing countries. Habitat International, 17(3): 115-124.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 1994. Global strategies: a comparison between Japanese and American construction companies. Construction Management and Economics, 12: 473-484.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 1995. Examination of the eclectic paradigm as applied to international contracting – with emphasis on the internalisation dimension. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2: 105-120.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. and Tan, A. C. N., 1998. GATT, GATS and the global construction industry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 5(1): pp. 31-37.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 1999. The hegemony of the Indonesians in the Malaysian construction industry. Indonesia Circle, 27(2): 109-121.

Abdul Rashid Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2001. Clandestine foreign site operatives in Japan: A focus on Malaysians. Journal of Construction Procurement, 7(1): 51-72.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2001. Bangladeshi migrant workers in Malaysia’s construction sector. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 16(1): 3-22.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2001. Clandestine foreign site operatives in Japan: A focus on Malaysians. Journal of Construction Procurement, 7(1): 51-72.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2001. The unraveling of a BOT scheme: Malaysia’s Indah Waters Konsortium. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 127(6): 457-460.

Abdul Aziz, A.-R., 2001. Foreign workers and labour segmentation in Malaysia’s construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 19(8): 789-798.

Salleh, H. and Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2001. An illicit army: illegal foreign labour in the Malaysian construction industry, Harvard Asia Pacific Review, 5(1): 14-18.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2002. Privatisation of highways in Malaysia: the peril of not consulting end-users, International Jounal of Construction Marketing, 3(2),  http://www.brookes.ac.uk/other/conmark/IJCM/Vol3-1/Vol3-Issue2/Vol3-2-home.htm.

Awil, A. U. and Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2002. International markets: Malaysia construction contractors and the stage theory. The Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 2(1): 94-106.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R.and Hussin, A.-A., 2003. Construction safety in Malaysia: a review of industry performance and outlook for the future. Journal of Constuction Research, 4(2): 141-153.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R, 2003. Construction entrepreneurship in Terengganu, Malaysia: an exploration of the influential forces, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 1(1): 15-41.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2004. Outsourcing and quality performance: Malaysia’s public works department, Structural Survey, 22(1), 53-60.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2006. Privatisation of fixed-rail transit systems: a case study of Malaysia’s STAR and PUTRA, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33 (7): 846-853.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., Ho, S. Y. and Jaafar, M., 2006. Competitive resources of private housing developers: the Malaysian perspective, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 4 (1): 71-80.

Jaafar, M., Ramayah, T. and Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., 2007. Technology readiness among managers of construction firms, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 14 (2): 180-191.

Abdul Aziz, A.-R. and Lee, K. Z., 2007. Knowledge management of foreign subsidiaries of international oil and gas contracting companies, International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 1 (1): 63-83.

Abdul Aziz, A.-R. Ho, S. Y. and Jaafar, M., 2007. Impact of firm characteristics on the value of resources for Malaysian private housing developers, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 12 (2): 11-23.

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R., Jaafar, M. and Hussin, A.-A., 2007. Are government-linked construction companies in Malaysia still valid?, Construction Management and Economics, 25: 1009-1019.

Enshassi, A., Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. and El Karriri, A. A., 2008. Investigating the overhead costs in construction projects in Palestine, Financial Management of Property and Construction (forthcoming).

Abdul-Aziz, A.-R. and Cha, S. Y., 2008. Patterns in strategic joint ventures of selected prominent cross-border contractors from 1999-2003, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (forthcoming).

 

SELECTED CONSULTANCIES

The Growth of Rural Development Centres in Ketengah, sponsored by the Central Terengganu Development Board, Abdul Aziz, A.-R. (team member), June 1992-April 1994.

Socio-Economic Study in Ketengah, sponsored by the Central Terengganu Development Board, Abdul Aziz, A.-R. (team member),   June 1993-February 1994.

International Labour Organisation, Foreign Labour in the Malaysian Construction industry, Abdul Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher), September- November 1994.

International Labour Organisation, Site Operatives in Malaysia: Examining the Foreign-Local Asymmetry, Abdul Aziz, A.-R. (sole researcher), October-December 2000.