Datuk Dr. John Antony Xavier, is a professor of management at the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Prior to joining UKM in 2012, Datuk John was a professor at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and was an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer (PTD) for 36 years in the Malaysian public service. He has also worked as a consultant to the Government of Kuwait, IMF, World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management and the Arab Administrative and Development Organisation (ARADO). Datuk John has presented papers in local and international conferences. He has published a number books and articles on law and public finance and management in local and international journals. Datuk John graduated from the University of Malaya in 1974 with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree. He holds a Master of Business Administration (High Distinction) from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1986) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of London (External) (1988). Additionally, he holds a Certificate in Legal Practice (Honours) from the Malaysian Legal Qualifying Board. In 1996, he obtained his Ph.D. in Public Expenditure Management from the London School of Economics.
Selected Journal Publication
Xavier, J.A. (1996). Budget reform – The Malaysian experience. Public Administration and Development, 16 (5), pp. 485-501.
Xavier, J.A., Ahmad, Z.U. (2012). Proposed scholarly research agenda for transforming Malaysia into a model developing nation, International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25 (3), pp. 231-243.
Xavier, J.A. (2013). The World Bank Approach to Public Sector Management 2011-2020: Lessons from the Malaysian experience. International Review of Administrative Sciences, 79 (3), pp. 426-432.
Xavier, J.A. (2013). Performance management in the public service, Public Management and Governance in Malaysia. Trends and Transformations, pp. 64-85.
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