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Dr Mehran Nejati Ajibisheh

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2757, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.367
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2757
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.367  


Key Research Areas

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Business Sustainability and Responsible Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Green Human Resource Management


Dr. Mehran Nejati is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and Sustainability at ECU School of Business and Law. He held the position of the MBA Director at the School in 2017 and is now a member of the University’s Climate Initiative Taskforce.

Prior to joining Edith Cowan University, Dr. Mehran Nejati was the Program Manager for Research and Consultancy and a Senior Lecturer at Graduate School of Business, University of Science Malaysia (USM). He has also held visiting appointments at the University of Adelaide Business School and Flinders Business School, Australia. He serves as the editorial board member of several international academic journals.

Dr. Nejati has demonstrated research excellence in business and management field and has been recognised for his research contributions on various occasions including Outstanding Publication Award 2016, Certified Sentinels of Science Award 2016, and ANZMAC 2015 Best Reviewer Award. He has taught various subjects across business and management discipline on Business Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, New Product Development, Business Statistics, Research Methods, Strategic Management, and Marketing. He has taught in face-to-face and online modes, and has received excellent student and peer evaluation for his teaching. Apart from his research and teaching activities, he is often invited as a trainer for quantitative research methodology and data analysis workshops on structural equation modelling, partial least squares (PLS), and analysis software such as AMOS and SmartPLS

  • Theme two: Society and Culture; Diverse, equitable, informed and productive communities, schools and workplace. As well as, Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation
  • English
  • Persian

National and International Awards

  • 2016 - Certified Sentinels of Science Award 2016 (Field of Business, Management, and Accounting)
  • 2016 - Outstanding Paper Award (Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence)
  • 2015 - ANZMAC 2015 Best Reviewer Award (Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy)
  • 2015 - Outstanding Publication Award (Graduate School of Business, USM)
  • 2014 - USM Sanggar Sanjung Award for Research Excellence

University and National Teaching & Research Awards

  • 2018 - People's Choice Award in One Minute to Pitch It Competition (ECU Research Week)
  • 2015 - Rising Star Award 2015 (Graduate School of Business, USM)
  • 2015 - Innovation Award (Graduate School of Business, USM)
  • 2015 - Staff of the Month (June 2015) Award  (Graduate School of Business, USM)
  • 2015 - Staff of the Month (March 2015) Award (Graduate School of Business, USM)

National and International Research Positions

  • 2016 - Visiting Researcher, Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • 2016 to present – Honorary Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, University of Science Malaysia (USM)
  • 2015 - Visiting Researcher, Flinders Business School, Flinders University, Australia
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt by American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist (CSRS)
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC)
  • Academic member of the Academy of Management (AOM)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Malaysia, 2013.


Recent Research Grants

  • Flexible work and psychological safety: best practice to advance psychologically safe work from alternate locations,  NSW Government,  Understanding the Changing World of Work (Tender),  2020 - 2021,  $135,157.
  • Ready for the Age of Digital Disruption: Challenges and Opportunities for Outer Suburban SMEs ,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2018,  2018 - 2020,  $99,001.
  • Transforming Underemployed Women Professionals to Mumpreneurs: Exploring Opportunities to Overcome Labour Market Failure and Unlocking Human Capital through Disruptive Innovation,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2017 - 2019,  $101,312.
  • Understanding the Employee-related Outcomes of Corporate Social Responsibility,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $3,800.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Yusoff, YM., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2018), A Conceptual Model of Green HRM Adoption Towards Sustainability in Hospitality Industry. Driving Green Consumerism Through Strategic Sustainability Marketing, 229-250, Hershey PA, USA, IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2912-5.ch013.
  • Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Ooi, SK., Darus, F., (2018), Exploring Issues and Challenges of Green Financing in Malaysia: Perspectives of Financial Institutions. Sustainability and Social Responsibility of Accountability Reporting Systems: A Global Approach, 255-266, Singapore, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3212-7_15.

Journal Articles

  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Brown, M., Shafaei Darastani, A., Seet, P., (2020), Employees’ perceptions of corporate social responsibility and ethical leadership: are they uniquely related to turnover intention?. Social Responsibility Journal, EarlyCite(EarlyCite), 1-17, Emerald Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/SRJ-08-2019-0276..
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Salamzadeh, Y., Loke, C., (2020), Can ethical leaders drive employees’ CSR engagement?. Social Responsibility Journal, 16(5), 655-669, DOI: 10.1108/SRJ-11-2018-0298.
  • Yusoff, YM., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Kee, DM., Amran, A., (2020), Linking Green Human Resource Management Practices to Environmental Performance in Hotel Industry. Global Business Review, 21(3), 663-680, SAGE, DOI: 10.1177/0972150918779294.
  • Ramasamy, S., Singh, KS., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2020), Linking human values to consumer CSR perception: The moderating role of consumer skepticism. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 27(4), 1958-1971, DOI:
  • Shafaei Darastani, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Yusoff, YM., (2020), Green human resource management: A two-study investigation of antecedents and outcomes. International Journal of Manpower, Published Online(Published Online), 1-20, Online, DOI: 10.1108/IJM-08-2019-0406.
  • Shafaei Darastani, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Maadad, N., (2019), Brand equity of academics: demystifying the process. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 29(1), 121-133, DOI: 10.1080/08841241.2019.1605438.
  • Su, L., Huang, S., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2019), Perceived justice, community support, community identity and residents' quality of life: Testing an integrative model. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 41(December 2019), 1-11, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2019.08.004.
  • Shafaei Darastani, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Razak, NA., (2019), One size does not fit all: multi-group analysis of international students’ cross-cultural adaptation using MICOM. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 42(5), 536-552, DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2018.1496413.
  • Shafaei Darastani, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Abd Razak, N., (2018), A model of psychological well-being among international students. Educational Psychology: an international journal of experimental educational psychology, 38(1), 17-37, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2017.1356447.
  • Shafaei Darastani, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Abd Razak, N., (2018), Out of sight, out of mind: Psychological consequences of attachment and adjustment attitude. Studies in Higher Education, 43(2), 251-268, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2016.1162780.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Shafaei Darastani, A., (2018), Leading by example: the influence of ethical supervision on students’ prosocial behavior. Higher Education, 75(1), 75-89, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-017-0130-4.
  • Nejatian, M., Zarei, MH., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Zanjirchi, SM., (2018), A hybrid approach to achieve organizational agility: An empirical study of a food company. Benchmarking: an international journal, 25(1), 201-234, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-09-2016-0147.
  • Ooi, SK., Amran, A., Goh, S., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2017), Perceived Importance and Readiness of Green HRM in Malaysian Financial Services Industry. Global Business and Management Research: an International Journal, 9(4s), 457-474.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Quazi, A., Amran, A., Ahmad, NH., (2017), Social Responsibility and Performance: Does Strategic Orientation Matter for Small Businesses?. Journal of Small Business Management, 55(S1), 43-59, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jsbm.12305.
  • Amran, A., Fauzi, H., Purwanto, Y., Darus, F., Yusoff, H., Zain, MM., Naim, DM., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2017), Social responsibility disclosure in Islamic banks: a comparative study of Indonesia and Malaysia. Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, 15(1), 99-115, DOI: 10.1108/JFRA-01-2015-0016.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Rabiei, S., Jabbour, CJ., (2017), Envisioning the invisible: Understanding the synergy between green human resource management and green supply chain management in manufacturing firms in Iran in light of the moderating effect of employees' resistance to change. Journal of Cleaner Production, 168(1), 163-172, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.08.213.
  • Magbool, MA., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Jayaraman, K., (2016), Corporate sustainable business practices and talent attraction. Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 7(4), 539-559, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/SAMPJ-06-2015-0042.
  • Darus, F., Yusoff, H., Zain, MM., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2016), Exploring corporate social responsibility of Takaful organisations through the lenses of an Islamic CSR framework. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 17(2), 263-278, Bucks, United Kingdom, Inderscience Publishers, DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2016.078414.
  • Shafaei Darastani, A., Razak, NA., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2016), Integrating two cultures successfully: Factors influencing acculturation attitude of international postgraduate students in Malaysia. Journal of Research in International Education, 15(2), 137-154, SAGE, DOI: 10.1177/1475240916653566.
  • Quazi, A., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2016), Conceptualizing and measuring consumer social responsibility: A neglected aspect of consumer research. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 40(1), 48-56, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/ijcs.12211.
  • Alawi, NA., Rahman, AA., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2016), Does family group affiliation matter in CSR reporting? Evidence from Yemen. Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting, 6(1), 12-30, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/AAJFA.2016.074541.
  • Darus, F., Mad, S., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Yusoff, R., (2016), When quality matters! CSR disclosure and value creation. International Journal of Economics and Management, 10(Special issue 2), 285-302, Universita Putra Malaysia.
  • Darus, F., Yusoff, H., Mohamed, N., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2016), Do governance structure and financial performance matter in CSR reporting?. International Journal of Economics and Management, 10(Special issue 2), 267-284, Universita Putra Malaysia.
  • Shafaei, A., Shafaei Darastani, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Quazi, A., Von Der Heidt, T., (2016), ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’ Do international students’ acculturation attitudes impact their ethical academic conduct?. Higher Education, 71(5), 651-666, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10734-015-9928-0.
  • Saeida Ardakani, S., Nejatian, M., Farhangnejad, MA., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2015), A fuzzy approach to service quality diagnosis. Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 33(1), 103-119, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/MIP-02-2013-0035.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Nejati, M., Shafaei Darastani, A., (2015), The Influence of sustainability on students' perceived image and trust towards university. International Journal of Management in Education, 9(4), 411-425, Inderscience Publishers, DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2015.072095.
  • Ramayah, T., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Shafaei Darastani, A., (2015), Modelling predictors of blog stickiness and retention by university students. Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science, 20(3), 15-27, University of Malaya.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Mohamed, B., Omar, SI., (2015), The influence of perceived environmental impacts of tourism on the perceived importance of sustainable tourism. E-review of Tourism Research, 12(1-2), 99-114, Texas, USA, Texas A & M University.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Amran, A., Tan Yi Wen, G., (2015), Cause-related marketing: Uncovering the myth. International Journal of Management Practice, 8(1), 57-69, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., DOI: 10.1504/IJMP.2015.068301.

Conference Publications

  • Quazi, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Amran, A., (2015), Conceptualizing and Measuring Consumer Rights. The Australasian Marketing Journal: 2015 ANZMAC Conference Proceedings, 326-332, Australia, ANZMAC.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: The Relationship between Music Engagement and Ethical Decision-Making among the Owners/Managers in Service Sector
  • Professional Doctorate: Organisational pride as a mediator between perceived CSR and employee outcomes
  • Professional Doctorate: Linking Green Human Resource Management Practices to Environmental Performance in Malaysia's Hotel Industry: The Mediating Role of Organisational Citizenship Behaviour towards Environment
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