Awang Rozaimie bin Awang Shuib (Jai)

Awang Rozaimie Bin Awang Shuib (Jai)


Category: International Intern 2012



I am attached to the Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) as an academia. I have experiences in teaching entrepreneurship, international business and international management courses for undergraduates (diploma and bachelor degree). I am currently on study leave from my position as lecturer to pursue PhD study at the School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). My PhD research is supervised by Associate Professor Anees Janee Ali. My doctoral research is about expatriates' multicultural personality, intercultural competency and cross-cultural adjsutment; particularly within the international human resources management dicipline.

It was a great opportunity for me to broaden my research horizon through academic visit (internship: 1st March - 31st May 2012) at the Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research (CACR), Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). Supervised by Professor Colleen Ward, it was a glorious exposure and experiences working in an active and productive research environment. As cultural psychology covers part of my PhD, internship at CACR was found to be a right place to broaden my understanding and perspectives on the intercultural studies. The knowledge and research experiences obtained during internship seen as stepping stone for me to enrich intercultural research, publication and teaching collaboration between VUW (especially CACR) and my represented home universities (UiTM and USM).

Areas of interest

Cross-cultural Management; International Management; International Business; Expatriation


I am currently working with a study that investigates ways in which personality, cultural 'distance", and aspects of intercultural competency (intercultural awareness, intercultural sensitivity and intercultural effectiveness/adroitness) relate to cross-cultural adjustment among sojourners (people who reside overseas for a fixed period of time and generally have the expectation of returning to their home countries). This study is part of my PhD and internship works. The survey can be accessed here.

This study is broadly concerned with the experiences of individuals who have made a cross-cultural transition. Specifically, it examines the characteristics and personal competencies of sojourners that influence their psychological satisfaction and the effectiveness of their intercultural interactions and relations. We expected that personality characteristics such as emotional stability, social initiative and flexibility are associated with greater psychological wellbeing and better sociocultural adaptation during cross-cultural transitions. We also expected that greater intercultural awareness, sensitivity and effectiveness/adroitness would be related to positive psychological and social outcomes.

In addition, we investigated if these relationships are affected by cultural "distance" that is, the dissimilarity between characteristics of one's heritage cultura and the culture in one's new country of residence. Identifying the predictors of cross-cultural adjustment can assist in increasing the likelihood of successful global work assignments and productive international education experiences. This study is important because it provides us with information about the factors that contribute to these prositive outcomes. The results of this study will be posted here no later than 31st December 2012.

Selected publications

Conference Proceedings

  1. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, M.E. Isma-Izza & A.J. Ali (2011), Intercultural Awareness among Multicultural Society of Malaysia: A Scale Validation, 10th International Conference of the Academy of Human Resources Development (Asia Chapter), 3rd - 6th December 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  2. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, M. Affidah, A.J. Ali, C. Shankar & C.S. Brandon-Ooi (2011), Economic and Political Sustainability through Sufficient Multicultural Awareness: A Scale Validation, Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Asia Regional Conference, 1st - 3rd December 2011, Taipei, Taiwan.
  3. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, J. Aiza & A.J. Ali (2011), Multicultural Awareness Scale's Validation among Malaysian Multicultural Society, The Asia Pacific Marketing and Management Conference (APMMC 2011), 9th - 11th November 2011, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  4. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, J. Aiza, M.S. Musdiana, S. Suria & A.J. Ali (2011), Multicultural Awareness, Ethics and Sustainability: A Scale Validation among Malaysian University Students, 1st International Conference on Accounting, Business and Economics (ICEABEC 2011), 1st - 2nd November 2011, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  5. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, M. Affidah, J. Aiza & M.S. Musdiana (2011), Multicultural Awareness among Malaysian Undergraduates' in Emerging Economies: A Scale Validation, 2011 International Research Conference and Colloquium (IRC 2011), 10th - 11th October 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  6. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie & A.J. Ali (2011), Multicultural Awareness among Undergraduates': A Scale Validation, International Conference on Human Resource Development (ICHRD 2011), 21st - 23rd June 2011, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
  7. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, S. Siti-Huzaimah & A.J. Ali (2011), Toward Harmonious Urban Communities from the Inside Out: Validating a Multicultural Awareness Scale, ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies (AcE-Bs 2011), 15th - 17th June 2011, Bandung, Indonesia.
  8. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, A.J. Ali & M.S. Musdiana (2011), Multicultural Awareness: A Scale Validation among Universities Students in Malaysia, The 5th International Conference of the Asian Academy of Applied Business (AAAB), 9th - 10th June 2011, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  9. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, A.J. Ali & C.S. Brandon Ooi (2011), Multicultural Awareness for Better Ways of Life: A Scale Validation among Malaysian Undergraduate Students, 2nd International Conference on Business and Economic Research (2nd ICBER 2011), 14th - 16th March 2011, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
  10. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, A.J. Ali & M.E. Isma-Izza (2011), They Look at me Strangely: A preliminary Study on the International Understanding among Multiethnic Society of Malaysia, International Conference on Asian Identities: Trends in a Globalized World, 9th - 11th February 2011, Bangkok Thailand.
  11. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, A.J. Ali & D. Jaslin (2010), Match-made in Heaven: A Preliminary Study on the intercultural Understanding among Sojourners in Malaysia, Academy of International Business (AIB) Southeast Asia Regional Conference, 2nd - 4th December 2010, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  12. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, A.J. Ali & M.E. Isma-Izza (2010), Culture and Emotion Influence among Sojourners in Malaysia: A preliminary Study, 3rd Asia-Euro Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Conference 2010, 24th - 26th November 2010, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  13. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, A.J. Ali & J. Aiza (2010), Intercultural Difficulties: Uncertainty Reduction by Sojourners in ASEAN region, International Conference on Management, Hospitality & Tourism (IMHA) 2010, 12th - 13th November 2010, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  14. A.S. Awang-Rozaimie, M. Senian & M.E. Isma-Izza (2009), Critical Success Factor of Expatriation by Malaysian Corporation, UiTM's Critical Scientific & Social Research (CSSR) 08'09 Conference, 14th - 15th March 2009, Melaka, Malaysia.