Dr Sa'adiah Munir


Department of Accounting

603 5514 5843
Room 6-5-98


Sa'adiah Munir is a Lecturer with the School of Business. She joined Monash University Malaysia in 2011. Her principal research interest is in Corporate Governance and Halal industry. She has published academic papers in reputable journals and made presentations at several international and national conferences. She is also actively involved in a PhD supervisory committee. Sa’adiah has previously taught at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She is experienced in teaching at all levels of accounting subjects. Her teaching approach is highly interactive in order to encourage maximum student participation and engagement. She strives in giving a meaningful learning experience and helping her students to regulate their own learning. Sa’adiah is also keen in sharing her research and teaching experience by conducting seminars and facilitating workshops for her colleagues as well as other external communities.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Business Administration
Institution University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Year awarded 2009
Master of Science
Institution University of Birmingham, UK
Year awarded 1998
Bachelor of Accounting
Institution University of Malaya
Year awarded 1996

Membership in Associations and International Bodies

Name of Association/International Body Malaysian Institute of Accountants
Role Associate member
Duration of membership 2016 to present

Areas of Expertise

1 Corporate Governance
2 Family Business
3 Halal Industry


Subject CodeSubject
ACW1200 Accounting for Managers
AFC1030 Introduction to Financial Accounting
AFW2491 Company Reporting

Scholarly Journals

*Ali, M. Y., Abdul Ghaffar, P. Z. A., Kabir, S., Munir, S.(2020). Halal food export and Malaysia’s potential: the applicability of the gravity theory of trade, Journal of Islamic Marketing, (In Press). 10.1108/JIMA-01-2020-0019
*Gul, F., Munir, S. and Zhang, L. (2016). Ethnicity, politics and firm performance: Evidence from Malaysia. Pacific-Basin Journal of Finance 40, 115-129. 
*Munir, S., Mohd-Saleh, N., Jaffar R. and Yatim, P. (2013). Related Party Transactions, Family Ownership and Earnings Quality: A Study of Malaysian Firms. Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance 9(1), 1-20.

Conference Proceedings

* Board Heterogeneity and Firm Innovation in an Emerging Market. JCAE Annual Symposium. Bangkok. January 7‐8, 2016
* Does Director Heterogeneity Influence Innovation? The 6th International Conference on Governance, Fraud, Ethics and Social Responsibility. Penang, Malaysia. 18 – 19 November 2015.
*Munir, S. and Gul, R.J. (2011), “Related Party Transactions, Family Firms and Firm Performance: Some Malaysian Evidence”. Finance and Corporate Governance Conference 2011, Melbourne, 12 -13 April. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1705846

Local Grants

Title Building and Validating a Halal Trade Model: Uncovering the Economic Potential of Malaysian Halal Market
Investigators AP Dr. Yunus Ali, AP Dr. Jothee Sinnakkanu, Dr. Sa’adiah Munir and Dr. Shahriar Kabir, AP Dr. Rahul Salim
Funding Period 2016-2019
Funding Body/Organisation Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education Malaysia
Title The dynamics of ownership structure and board diversity in enhancing innovation intensity in Malaysian firms
Investigators Dr. Sa’adiah Munir, Dr. Ravichandran Subramaniam, Dr. Gary Rangel and Dr. Mohad. Zulkhairi Mustapha
Funding Period 2013-2015
Funding Body/Organisation Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education Malaysia
*Blue Letter Award (2021). Recognition for excellence in the teaching of one of high performing units in the Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units (SETU)
*PVC's Commendation for Excellence in Education (Innovation in Learning, Teaching & Assessment) (2021). Recognition of technological innovation and/or curriculum innovation to enhance the quality of learning and teaching at Monash University Malaysia.
*Best Paper Award (2019). CBER-DIU 4th International conference on Globalisation, Entrepreneurship and Emerging Economies (ICGEEE), Bangladesh [Paper titled: Does halal food export follow the gravity trade theory? The Malaysian Perspective]
* A facilitator for the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) workshop (2018) on “Innovative teaching strategies for accounting educators”.
* Recipient of a travel grant to the Continuing Education Excellence Development Showcase 2017, Melbourne. Sa’adiah made a presentation on “Learning by doing: Engaging Students through Learner-Centered Activities”.

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