Dr Thuraya Farhana Haji Said


Lecturer, UBD School of Business and Economics



Thuraya Farhana completed her PhD in Management research in the School of Business, University of Surrey. The title of her thesis is ‘Implementng performance management in Brunei: a case study of public sector reform’. Thuraya obtained her first degree in BSc Business Studies from Glamorgan University in 2007, and graduated with MSc Management (International Management) from Swansea University in 2008. Her master research was about the impact of globalisation on business and management in Brunei Darussalam. As part of her professional development, Thuraya participated in academic conferences in the University and other places, namely European Business Research Conference (EBRC), Sheffield Institute for International Development and British Academy of Management. She has published one paper titled ‘performance management in the Brunei public Sector’ in conference proceeding of EBRC. Before she started her PhD, Thuraya worked as a general officer in the Human Resource and Administration Division, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) for seven months from June – December 2009, which provided her unique understanding of the opportunities challenged presented in the business world.


Her research interests situate in the areas of strategic management, public policy and management, human resource management and organisational behaviour.


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    Islam, M. Z, Said. T. F, and Sumardi, W. A (2020) Factors Affecting Organisational Effectiveness: A Proposed Framework For Brunei’s Public Sector, International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management, Volume 11, Issue 2, Article 2. Special Issue Submission: Business, Economics and Finance in Brunei Darussalam

    Amin, N. A. H. N., Said, T. F.H., Islam, M., & Safayet, R. (2019). Empirical Investigation of Strategy Implementation in Non-government organizations. Journal of Business and Economic Analysis, 2(1), 19- 35

    Islam, M. Z, Said, T. F. and Sumardi, W. A (2018) Organizational Effectiveness: The role of Organizational Leadership and Knowledge Sharing, Journal of Business and Economic Analysis, Vol 1, No 1, pp 36-48

    Haji Rashid, F. R. and Haji Said, T. F. (2018) The strategic responses towards a performance management and measurement system in the public sector of a developing country, International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 393 – 410

    Lim, R. C and Said, T. F. (2018) How Innovation Can Help Improve Sustainability of SMEs Within Global-Value Chain, Proceeding of 1st International Conference on Business. Economics and Finance, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

    Tie Suk Kee, V., Islam, M.Z., Said, T.F. and Sumardi, W.A. (2017). Leadership skills and competencies of global business leader, Independent Business Review, 10(1-2), pp 1-18

    Said, TF (2014) ‘Performance Management in the Brunei Public Sector: Old Wine in New Bottles? Published in Conference Proceedings, British Academy of Management, UK.

    Haji Said, TF (2013) ‘Performance Management in the Brunei Public Sector’. Proceedings of European Business Research Conference, Rome, Italy, September 2013, ISBN: 978-1-922069-29-0