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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Al Mamun

Research Fellow


Abdullah Al Mamun has been working at the UKM - Graduate School of Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia since January 2022 as Associate Professor. Previously, he worked at the Faculty of Business and Management, UCSI University, Malaysia as Associate Professor (2020-2021) and at the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan as Senior Lecturer (2012-2019). He completed his MBA and PhD at Multimedia University, Malaysia, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. His research interests include development economics, entrepreneurship, and environmental economics. He received 19 grants, published seven books and more than 200 articles and book chapters. He was the founding managing editor of the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business, published by Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. He served as Special Issues Editor for the journals: Transnational Corporations Review and Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment (Taylor and Francis); as a Member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (Emerald); and as an Article Editor for SAGE Open. He was the recipient of the University Excellent Service Award for Publication from 2014 to 2018 from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia. He also received the Emerald Literati Award as Outstanding Reviewer in 2019.


1. Development Economics: Socio-Economic Impact Assessment: Quasi-Experimental Design
2. Entrepreneurship: Enterprise Sustainability, Entrepreneurial Competency & Traits, Social Capital
3. Behavioural & Environmental Economics: Decision-Making Processes


Abdullah Al Mamun, C. A. Malarvizhi, Sayed Hussain, and Siow-Hooi Tan (2012), Examining the Effect of Microcredit on Poverty in Malaysia, ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 15–28, doi: 10.1355/ae29-1b

Abdullah Al Mamun, Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder and C. A. Malarvizhi (2014), Measuring the effect of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia’s Microcredit program on Economic Vulnerability among Hardcore Poor Households, Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 49-59. doi: 10.1177/1464993413504351 (Q1. SSCI, IF: 1.03, SAGE).

Abdullah Al Mamun, Muhammad Mohiuddin and Saminathan Mariapun (2014), Investigating the Effect of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia’s microcredit program on Employment in Rural Malaysia, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies. Vol. 31, No 3. pp. 471-483. doi: 10.1355/ae31-3H

Abdullah Al Mamun, Sazali Abdul Wahab, Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder and Zhan Su (2014), Empirical Investigation on the Impact of Microcredit on Women Empowerment in Urban Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 287-306. doi: 10.1353/jda.2014.0030

Abdullah Al Mamun and Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder (2015) Impact of Microcredit on Income, Poverty and Economic Vulnerability in Peninsular Malaysia. Development in Practice, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 334 – 347, doi: 10.1080/09614524.2015.1019339 (Scopus, Taylor & Francis)

Rajennd A/L Muniady, Abdullah Al Mamun, Mohd. Rosli Mohamad, P. Yukthamarani Permarupan and Noor Raihani Binti Zainol (2015) The Effect of Cognitive and Relational Social Capital on Structural Social Capital and Micro-Enterprise Performance, SAGE Open, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 1–9. doi: 10.1177/2158244015611187 (Scopus, SAGE Publications)

Noorshella Binti Che Nawi, Abdullah Al Mamun and Nursalihah Ahmad Raston (2015) Examining the Key Factors affecting E-Service Quality of Small Online Apparels Businesses in Malaysia, SAGE Open, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.1177/2158244015576550 (Scopus, SAGE Publications)

Abdullah Al Mamun and Isidore Ekpe (2016) Entrepreneurial Traits and Micro-Enterprise Performance: a Study among Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia’s successful Micro-Entrepreneurs, Development in Practice, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 193-202. doi: 10.1080/09614524.2016.1135879 (Scopus, Taylor & Francis)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Rajennd A/L Muniady, P. Yukthamarani Permarupan, Noor Raihani Binti Zainol and Mohd. Rosli Mohamad (2016) Micro-Enterprise Development Initiatives and Entrepreneurial Competencies, Innovativeness and Social Capital, Development in Practice, Vol. 26, No. 8, pp. 1094-1110. doi: 10.1080/09614524.2016.1228830 (Scopus, Taylor & Francis)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Noorshella Binti Che Nawi, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Siti Farhah Fazira Binti Shamsudin and Syed Ali Fazal (2017), Entrepreneurial Intention and Startup Preparation among final year students in Malaysia, Journal of Education for Business, Vol. 92, No. 6, pp. 296-314 doi: 10.1080/08832323.2017.1365682 (Scopus, ESCI, Taylor & Francis).

Abdullah Al Mamun, Nik Maheran Binti Nik Muhammad and Mohammad Bin Ismail (2017) Absorptive Capacity, Innovativeness and the Performance of Micro-Enterprises in Malaysia, Vision—The Journal of Business Perspective, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 1-7 doi: 10.1177/0972262917716729 (Scopus, SAGE Publications)

Abdullah Al Mamun (2018) Diffusion of Innovation among Malaysian Manufacturing SMEs, European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 113-141. doi: 10.1108/EJIM-02-2017-0017 (SSCI, IF: 1.385, Emerald)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Mohd Rosli Bin Mohamad, Mohd Rafi Bin Yaacob and Muhammad Mohiuddin (2018) Intention and Behavior towards Green Consumption among Low-Income Households. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 227, pp. 73-86. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.08.061 (SCIE, Q1, IF. 4.865, Elsevier)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Muhammad Mohiuddin, Syed Ali Fazal and Ghazali Bin Ahmad (2018), Effect of Entrepreneurial and Market Orientation on Consumer Engagement and Performance of Malaysian Manufacturing SMEs, Management Research Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 133-147. doi: 10.1108/MRR-04-2017-0102 (Q2. Scopus, ESCI, Emerald)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Muhammad Mehedi Masud, Syed Ali Fazal and Rajennd Muniady (2019), Green vehicles adoption behaviour among low-income households: evidence from coastal Malaysia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Vol. 26, No. 26, pp. 27305-27318. doi: 10.1007/s11356-019-05908-2 (SSCI, Q1, IF. 2.914, Springer)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Noorshella Binti Che Nawi, Noorul Azwin Binti Md Nasir and Syed Ali Fazal (2020) Social Media and Consumer Engagement: a study among Student Entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 185-206 doi: 10.1080/10599231.2020.1783972 (Scopus, Taylor & Francis)

P. Yukthamarani Permarupan, Abdullah Al Mamun, Naresh Kumar, Roselina Ahmad Saufi and Naeem Hayat (2020), Effect of Quality of Work-Life on Emotional Exhaustion: a study among Nurses in Malaysia. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 117-136. doi: 10.1080/15555240.2020.1720516 (Scopus, ESCI, Taylor and Francis)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Ramayah Thurasamy and Syed Ali Fazal (2021) Entrepreneurial Index for Low-Income Households, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Vol. 77, No 101013. doi: 10.1016/j.seps.2021.101013 (SSCI, Q1. IF. 4.923, Elsevier)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Muhammad Khalilur Rahman, Uma Thevi Munikrishnan, and P. Yukthamarani Permarupan (2021) Predicting the Willingness and Purchase of Health Insurance among the Working Adults in Malaysia. SAGE Open, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 1-18. doi: 10.1177/21582440211061373 (SSCI, IF: 1.356, SAGE)

Abdullah Al Mamun, Naeem Hayat, Muhammad Mehedi Masud, Qing Yang, Anas A. Salameh and Mohd Fairuz Md. Salleh (2022) Energy Conservation Behaviour among Malaysian Youth: a study under the premises of Value-Belief-Norm Model, Frontiers in Energy Research, Vol. 10. No. 902619, pp. 1-10. doi:10.3389/fenrg.2022.902619 (SSCI, IF: 4.008. Frontier)