He received the Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award for his PhD thesis entitled "Strategic Match and Effects of Competitive Strategy, Market Orientation and Innovation Strategy on Hotels' Performance: The Catalyst for Economic Growth of a Nation" by the AGBA, based in the United States.
AGBA is an association of professionals in the fields of business administration, commerce, economics, entrepreneurship, information technology, tourism, hospitality and recreation sector.
The award was presented by Professor Dato' Dr. Hasnah Haron, Dean of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) who represented the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of UMP ,accompanied by Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Wiedmann, Chair for Marketing and Director, Institute of Marketing Management, Leibniz University at Hannover, Germany and Chair: AGBA's Global Board of Trustees.
At the same function, he also received the Best Paper Award for his research paper entitled "The Influence of Porter's Competitive Strategy on Organisational Performance: The Role of Strategic Capability."
Dr Narentheren obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours [BBA (Hons)] Degree from UUM in 2009 and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 2011 and three years later in 2014, he obtained a PhD in Strategic Management under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah.
He who is happy and proud to receive this prestigious award expressed his gratitude to his supervisor, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haim Hilman Abdullah for the knowledge shared and his guidance as well as the support rendered by his family.
"The award will be my stepping stone for other research projects and advancement in my career," said Dr Narentheren who is also the Manager of National and Global Competitiveness at the UUM Institute of Quality Management (IPQ).
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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