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Dr. Roslan Ja’afar

Senior Lecturer


Roslan Ja’afar is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM-GSB). He received his Bachelor of Economics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and MBA from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He then received his doctorate degree from Western Sydney University, Australia. He has taught business economics and Islamic financial markets and institutions. His research interests include pension plans and retirement, financial market, economics, and small business financing.


Abu H. Ayob, Noor Azuddin Yakob and Roslan Ja’afar, 2021, International Journal Business Environment, E-Commerce adoption in ASEAN: testing on individual and country-level drivers. (WoS, Scopus)

Yun Ai Wong, Rafidah Mazlan, Noor Alaudin Abdul Wahab, Roslan Ja’afar, Nurul Huda Bani and Nurul Ain Abdullah 2020, Journal Medical Screen, Quality hearing of Multicentre universal newborn hearing screening program in Malaysia (ISI)

Roslan Ja’afar, 2020, SCMS Journal of Indian Management, Demographic transition and economic potential: Malaysia (Scopus)

Roslan Ja’afar, Kevin James Daly, Anil V Mishra, 2019, Finance Research Letters, Challenges facing Malaysia pension scheme’s in an era of ageing population (Scopus: Q2 WoS: Q2)

Roslan Ja’afar and Kevin James Daly, 2019, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), The sustainability of Malaysia’s defined contribution pension system: Implementation of deterministic linear programming (Scopus)

Roslan Ja’afar & Kevin James Daly, 2018, International Conference on Managerial Finance and Economics (ICMFE-18), Asset allocation decision for Malaysia’s DC pension scheme: application of two-stage ALM model, 1

Roslan Ja’afar & Kevin James Daly, 2017, The 6th International Conference On Global Optimization and Its Applications 2017, The sustainability of Malaysia’s pension system: Implementation of deterministic linear programming

Roslan Ja`afar and Kevin James Daly, 2016, International conference on Economics, Management and Corporate Social Responsibility (EMCSR`16), ICEHM, Reviewing the financial soundness of the Malaysia`s employees provident fund, 1 , 14-18

Roslan Ja`afar & Hawati Janor, 2013, Proceeding 2nd International Joint Seminar On Banking, Finance and Management / Universitas Islam Indonesia, Financial integration among ASEAN-5 equity market, 153-165

Hawati Janor, Ruzita Abdul Rahim, Ahmad Raflis, Roslan Ja`afar, Ehsan Houssenidoust, 2013, Proceeding the 14th Malaysia Indonesia Conference on Economics, Management and Accounting (MIICEMA) 2013 / Bogor Agricultural University, Surfing the waves of ASEAN economic community: spillover effect of financial and commodity markets among ASEAN countries.




Exploring Islamic Capital Market, Dynamics of the Malaysian Debt Market, Business Economics