Name of Staff: Dr Chuah Poh Lean
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: DBA(USM), MBA(Strathclyde), B.Sc(Hons)(UM)


Dr. Chuah pursued her DBA from the Universiti Sains Malaysia; she holds a MBA from the University of Strathclyde (UK) and a B. Sc(Hons) from Universiti Malaya.  She is a Certified Quality Engineer from American Society for Quality.

Prior to joining WOU, she was from electronic industry.   She has 20 over years experience in various supply chain function, notably in quality assurance, supplier management and manufacturing operations.

Course Development Experience:

Strategic Management  

Research Interest:   

Effect of power relationship in transaction, supplier development  

Selected Publications:   

1. Chuah, P.L., Wong, W.P., T. Ramayah & Jantan, M. (2010). Organizational context, supplier management practices and supplier performance: A case study of a multinational company in Malaysia, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 23(6), 724-758.

2. Chuah, P.L. (2007), Six Sigma Quality Philosophy. (Technical Talk). Universiti Sains Malaysia, 7-Mar-2007.  

Official Correspondence Address:

School of Business and Administration,
Wawasan Open University
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang Malaysia  

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