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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  


Current teaching

  • New Product Development


Dr. Mehran Nejati is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of PRME and Sustainability at ECU School of Business and Law. He was the MBA Director at the School in 2017.

Prior to joining Edith Cowan University, Dr. Mehran Nejati was the Programme 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 his 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 courses 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, distance and electronic 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.

Professional associations

  • 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)

Awards and Recognition

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
  • 2010 to 2012 - Recipient of USM Vice-Chancellor Award


  • 2012 - Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist (CSRS)
  • 2011 - ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (SSGB)

Research areas and interests

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability
  • Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Green Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Innovation

Prior to joining ECU, Dr. Nejati successfully supervised twelve higher degree research students to completion in Malaysia. Moreover, one of the doctoral students under his supervision won the Best Presentation Award in an International conference.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Malaysia, 2013.


Recent Research Grants

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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., (2014), Corporate Social Responsibility Perception Among Developing Country SMEs: An Exploratory Study. Ethics, Governance and Corporate Crime: Challenges and Consequences, 6(6), 85-104, UK, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/S2043-052320140000006003.

Journal Articles

  • 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. Studies in Higher Education, 43(2), 251-268, DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2018.1496413.
  • 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(1), 1-11, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhtm.2019.08.004.
  • Yusoff, YM., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Kee, DM., Amran, A., (2019), Linking Green Human Resource Management Practices to Environmental Performance in Hotel Industry. Global Business Review, 21(3), 1-18, SAGE, DOI: 10.1177/0972150918779294.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shafaei Darastani, A., Shafaei, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Nejati, M., Shafaei, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Darus, F., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Yusoff, H., (2014), Corporate social responsibility towards the community: Evidence from Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia. International Journal of Green Economics, 8(3-4), 273-287, Bucks, United Kingdom, Inderscience Publishers.
  • Darus, F., Fauzi, H., Purwanto, Y., Yusoff, H., Amran, A., Zain, MM., Naim, DM., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2014), Social responsibility reporting of Islamic banks: Evidence from Indonesia. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 9(4), 356-380, Bucks, United Kingdom, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2014.066275.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Badaruddin, M., Omar, SI., (2014), Environmental impacts of tourism on locals' perceived importance of sustainable tourism. Tourismos: an international multidisciplinary journal of tourism, 9(2), 147-160, Chios, Greece, University of the Aegean.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Amran, A., Ahmad, NH., (2014), Examining stakeholders' influence on environmental responsibility of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and its outcomes. Management Decision, 52(10), 2021-2043, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/MD-02-2014-0109.
  • Salamzadeh, Y., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Salamzadeh, A., (2014), Agility path through work values in knowledge-based organizations: A study of virtual universities. Revista Innovar, 24(53), 177-186, Bogota, Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • Nejati Ajibisheh, M., Mohamed, B., Omar, SI., (2014), Locals' perceptions towards the impacts of tourism and the importance of local engagement: A comparative study of two islands in Malaysia. Tourism, 62(2), 135-146, Zagreb, Croatia, Institute for Tourism, Croatia.
  • Nurul Adsar, MM., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2014), Human capital reporting: Evidences from the banking sector of Bangladesh. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 11(3), 244-258, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2014.063899.
  • Najib Moqbel, W., Amran, A., Nejati Ajibisheh, M., (2014), Evaluating the association between financial stakeholder pressure and stakeholder integration: a study of palm oil companies. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 13(2), 209-224, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2014.064135.

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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