Dr Gan Joo Ee

Senior Lecturer

PhD in Hospitality & Tourism (Taylor’s University, Malaysia)
Master of Laws (LLM) (University of Cambridge, UK)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
  • Hospitality law
  • Tourism governance
  • Sustainable tourism framework and practices

Research Interests
  • Occupational health and safety standards in the hospitality industry
  • Food safety, food labelling, certification processes and other food regulations
  • Industrial disputes in the hospitality industry
  • Green practices, especially solid waste management, in the hospitality and event management sector

Research Grants Awarded
  • Co-researcher under the Long Term Research Grant Scheme 2011 [LRGS grant no: JPT.S (BPKI)2000/09/01/015Jld.4(67)] obtained from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Grant title: Multi-dimensional Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity Framework for Sustainable Tourism (2011-2016)


Peer Reviewed Papers
  • Gan, J.E. (2016). Minimum wage and the hospitality industry in Malaysia: An analysis of employee perceptions. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, 15(1), 29-44, DOI: 10.1080/15332845.2015.1008396
  • Gan, J.E. & Nair, V. (2016). An appraisal of the institutional structure of rural tourism in Malaysia: A conceptual framework. Journal of Environmental & Tourism Analyses, 4(1), 97-113
  • Gan, J.E. & Quah, J.E. (2015). The relevance of occupational health and safety training in hospitality education: A Malaysian perspective. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism, 4(2), 217-233
  • Gan, J.E. & Goh, H.H. (2014). Minimum Wage and the Service Charge Conundrum in the Hotel Industry. [2014] 5 Malayan Law Journal, xcii
  • Gan, J.E. (2014). The Requirement of Natural Justice in Plagiarism Inquiry: The Impact on Malaysian Universities. [2014] Law Review, 102
  • Gan, J.E. (2014). Breach of Promise of Marriage: Uncertain Legal Terrain and the Complex Contours of Shariah Law. [2014] 2 Malayan Law Journal, i
  • Gan, J.E. (2013). The Unwitting Target Groups of Tobacco Control Laws in Malaysia. [2013] Law Review, 551
  • Gan, J.E. (2012). The Food Analysts Act 2011 – Taking the Bull by the Horns in the Fight Against Food Fraud. [2012] 6 Malayan Law Journal, cxxxiv
  • Gan, J.E. (2012). The Prohibited ‘Alien Practice’ of Joint Tenancy in Islamic Law – Salmah bt Omar & 6 Ors v Ahmad Rosli bin Aziz (Pentadbir Harta Pesaka Osman bin Mohamed, simati) & Anor. [2012] Law Review, 45

Book Chapters
  • Gan, J.E. (2015). Informed Consent. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. and Low, T. (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Tourism. CABI, Oxford, UK. p. 282
  • Gan, J.E. (2015). Intellectual Property. In Cater, C., Garrod, B. and Low, T. (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Sustainable Tourism. CABI, Oxford, UK. p. 286

  • Gan, J.E. (2017). Hospitality Law (2nd ed.) (Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press)

Conference Abstracts/Proceedings
  • Gan, J.E., Coanata, T. & Nair, V. (2016). Conservation cost and ecotourism in Malaysia: Multi-faceted aspects of tourists’ willingness to pay. The 6th Asia-Euro Conference 2016 (Gwalior, India, 9-11 November 2016)
  • Gan, J.E. & Nair, V. (2016). Constructing the institutional framework for rural tourism in Malaysia. International Conference on Sustainable Development and Livelihoods (ICSDL) 2016 (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 26-28 August 2016)
  • Gan, J.E. & Quah, J.E. (2015). Musculoskeletal disorders preventive training: Do hospitality students apply what they learn? The 2nd International Conference on Finance and Economics (ICFE) 2015 (Ho Chi Minh City, 4-6 June 2015)
  • Gan, J.E. & Nair, V. (2015). A conceptual appraisal framework for the institutional structure of rural tourism in Malaysia. The 21st Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference 2015 (Kuala Lumpur, 14-17 May 2015)
  • Gan, J.E. (2014). The Impact of Minimum Wage on Labour Cost in the Hospitality Industry in Malaysia. The 12th APacCHRIE Conference 2014 (Kuala Lumpur, 21-24 May 2014)
  • Gan, J.E. (2013). The expanding role of the tourism sector in Malaysia’s retirement industry, The 11th ApacCHRIE Conference 2013 (Macau, 21-24 May 2013)
  • Gan, J.E. (2012). The Food Analysts Act 2011 – Taking the Bull by the Horns in the Fight Against Food Fraud, The 4th Asia-Euro Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Conference 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, 28 Nov – 1 Dec 2012)

Professional Affiliations
  • Admitted to the High Court of Malaya as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1998
  • Member of the Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM)
  • Managing editor of TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism since 2014