Dr Suresh N Kannan

Dr Suresh N Kannan

Senior Lecturer

Ph.D in Business Administration (Bulacan State University)
MBA in Corporate Finance (Nottingham Trent University)
B.Arts (Hons) in Accountancy (University of Bolton)

Subject Taught
  • Hospitality & tourism finance
  • Social media in hospitality & tourism
  • Innovation in hospitality & tourism
  • Economic value and impact assessment
  • Tourism destination governance

Research Interests
  • Economic value of business and sports tourism
  • The impact of social media in accommodation selection
  • Corporate social responsibility and green initiatives in hospitality & tourism
  • Working capital management of hospitality businesses

Research Grants Awarded Peer Reviewed Papers
  • Investigating Size and Economic Value of Business Events in Malaysia. MyCEB (2012-2016)

Conference Abstracts/Proceedings
  • Kumar J, Hussain K, and Kannan S (2015). Positive vs Negative economic impacts of tourism development: A review of economic impact studies, 21st Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 14-17 May 2015.

Scholarly Activities/Industry Experience
  • Multiple positions in Bursa Malaysia (Nov 1992 – Dec 2010)
  • Internal auditor in public transport company – SJ Kumpulan Berhad (Apr 1984 – Oct 1992)
  • Internal auditor in food based manufacturer – Gula Perak Berhad (Jan 1982 – Mar 1984)
  • Organising Committee member, International Conference on Internal Auditing, 2011
  • Chief Editor, in-house magazine of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (2011 -present)

Awards & Honours
  • Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia in 2016.

Professional Affiliations
  • Committee Member, Professional Services Committee, Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (2005 -present)