Dr Hj Mohammad Nabil Almunawar


Senior Lecturer, UBD School of Business and Economics


Dr Mohammad Nabil Almunawar is currently a senior assistant professor at School of Business and Economics, Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBDSBE), Brunei Darussalam. He was the former dean of UBDSBE. He received his bachelor degree in 1983 from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, master Degree (MSc Computer Science) from the Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada in 1991 and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales (School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW) in 1998. Dr Almunawar has published more than 80 papers in refereed journals, book chapters and international conferences. He has more than 30 years teaching experiences in the area computer and information systems. His overall research interests include applications of IT in Management, Electronic Business/Commerce, Health Informatics, information security, cloud computing, Big Data and Internet of Things. He is also interested in object-oriented technology, databases and multimedia retrieval.


First Degree: Bogor Agricultural University (Agricultural Technology), Indonesia, 1983
Master Degree: University of Western Ontario, now Western University (MSc in Computer Science), Canada, 1991
PhD Degree: University of New South Wales (PhD in Computer Science), Australia, 1998


E-Business/E-Commerce, Health Informatics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Big Data, Information Security, Internet of Things (IoT)


Business Models of Digital Marketplace in Asean

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is undergoing a paradigm shift from Government-to-Government (G2G) to Community-to-Community relationships with the emphasis on integration and collaboration. The relatively recent developments of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), especially Social Networks, Web 2.0, mobile technology and its related technologies have become the main drivers of this paradigm shift. This study assesses each leading ASEAN members to take advantage of the the digital marketplace as a platform for innovative business survavibility and economic diversification strategy to build Business-to-Consumer (B2C) or Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C) integration and collaboration. Digital marketplaces have enabled new types of transactions and are becoming an increasingly important part of the economic development. The research will be benefiting Brunei in understanding and preparing the potential of digital marketplace based on the lesson learnt from neighboring ASEAN countries that have been utilizing the digital business platform. The outcome of the research will be the framework and modelling digital marketplace based on successful implementations without leaving the local wisdom of Brunei’s identity. The research will deploy qualitative method by interviewing experts and players of digital marketplace in ASEAN countries. Case studies will be conducted on a particular e-commerce segment such as social commerce in Brunei.

Applications Invited
Master, PhD (study on network effect and expansion strategy of cybermediations)

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Almunawar, M.N., Anshari, M., & Younis, M.Z., & Kisa, A.(2015). Electronic health object:
Transforming health care systems from static to interactive and extensible. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 52, 1-10, doi:10.1177/0046958015618665

Anshari, M., & Almunawar, M.N. (2016). Mobile health (mHealth) services and online health educators. Biomedical Informatics Insights, 8(1), 19-27.

Susanto, H., Almunawar, M.N., Leu, F-Y., & Chen, C.K. (2016). Android vs iOS or others? SMD-OS security issues: Generation Y perception. International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD),7(2),1-18.

Hj Nor Amin, N. A., Hasnan, A.S, Besar, N.N., & Almunawar, M.N. (2016). Knowledge sharing using Web 2.0: Preferences, benefits and barriers in Brunei Darussalam's tertiary education. International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), 7(4), 1-17.

Huda, M., Anshari, M., Almunawar, M. N., Shahrill, M., Tan, A., Jaidin, J. H., Daud, S., & Masri, M. (2016). Innovative teaching in higher education: The big data approach. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), November 2016, Special Issue for INTE 2016, 1210-1216. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.10543.53924 [Indexed by Scopus, 2015 SJR: Q2, H-Index: 18].

Anshari, M., Almunawar, M. N., Shahrill, M., Huda, M., & Wicaksono, D.K. (2017). Smartphones usage in the classrooms: Learning aid or interference? Education and Information Technologies, 1-17. [Indexed by Scopus, 2015 SJR: Q2, H-Index: 23] DOI: 10.1007/s10639-017-9572-7