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Our Objectives

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Sarawak Research Society (SRS) was co-founded by Prof. Dr. Ernest Cyril de Run and Dr. Hiram Ting in 2013. It was officially established in February of 2015. It is a non-profit organization made up of willing academics and practitioners. SRS membership is open to all.

Mission Statement

SRS is committed to research that advances knowledge and makes practical contribution to practice and/or policy development in Sarawak. SRS aims to provide academics, researchers, and practitioners a platform to interact and move forward. It also aims to afford budding researchers opportunities to network with academics and practitioners in their areas. SRS seeks to improve the quality of research in the state and create an avenue for inter-disciplinary studies so as to bring together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines and industries for the betterment of the society.


  1. To promote research collaboration and to foster research development of the members.
  2. To provide support to academics and research students in pursuing research excellence.
  3. To advance knowledge in academia and transfer knowledge to the relevant industries.
  4. To disseminate research outputs scientifically, rigorously, and ethically and to ensure that the outputs carry practical impact and meaningfulness to the target populations.

Core Values

We, the committee members, uphold trust among the members, and teamwork, as well as integrity in our activities. We prioritize collective effort and make joint decision as a unit regardless of our positions in the society and our professions. We maintain openness, professionalism and uprightness to the best of our ability to demonstrate our commitment to the ordinary members, and the public at large in enhancing research culture and development in Sarawak and beyond.

Email: sarawakresearchsociety@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sarawakresearchsociety.org

2018 MAG Scholar Conference on Business, Marketing and Tourism

2018 MAG Scholar Conference in Business, Marketing & Tourism
Advancing Marketing and Tourism in the Digital Economy
• June 22-25, 2018 • Hilton Kuching, Malaysia •

MAG Scholar and Sarawak Research Society
www.magscholar.com; www.sarawakresearchsociety.org

Online Registration

Invitation Letter

Dear Delegates,

Welcome to 2018 MAG Scholar Conference on Business, Marketing, and Tourism organized by MAG Scholar and Sarawak Research Society!

We would like to invite you to attend this meeting of minds on Advancing Marketing and Tourism in the Digital Economy which will be held at Hilton Kuching in the City of Kuching, which is dubbed as the City of Unity in Sarawak on the island of Borneo and at the eastern part of Malaysia on 22-25 June 2018. In addition to the 2-day conference, there will be two concurrent pre-conference workshops and a one-day cultural immersion trip after the conference. All accepted papers will be published in the MAG Scholar online proceedings with an ISBN and submitted for possible inclusion in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI). A selection of conference papers will also be considered for awards and publication in the indexed journals.

The conference aims to provide a conducive platform to enhance interactive exchange among academics, researchers, and industry players. Scholars from all over the world who are interested in the advancement of Marketing, Tourism and Global Business in the contemporary setting are all encouraged to attend the conference and submit their papers. Management, Economic and any Social Science papers which are related to Consumer and Organizational Behaviour as well as the development of digital economy are also welcome. Renowned and seasoned scholars and practitioners will be invited to share their knowledge and experience, via workshops, lectures, and presentation sessions, about the latest research developments in business to drive the digital economy.

Enclosed please find the conference flyer which contains the Call for Paper, Conference Topics/Tracks, Important Dates, Program and brief Registration information. Full information, including registration and payment, the profile of the invited scholars and practitioners, and awards and publication opportunities are available on the website of MAG Scholar (www.magscholar.com) and Sarawak Research Society (SRS) (www.sarawakresearchsociety.org).

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hiram Ting (hiramparousia@gmail.com) and Dr. Jacky Cheah (jackycheahjh@gmail.com). We look forward to seeing you in Kuching and your contribution to the discourse pertaining to business, marketing, and tourism in the digital economy.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Kim-Shyan Fam
Dr. Hiram Ting
Dr. Jacky Jun-Hwa Cheah

Attachment: Conference Flyer (Call for Paper); Invitation Letter


Join Us

SRS is now open for membership. Please download the attached form and read the Code of Conduct carefully before filling up the membership form and submit to us. Please take note that only completed form with the applicant’s signature will be accepted and processed. Completed form can be submitted as hardcopy by hand to any committee member or in scanned formet via email to sarawakresearchsociety@gmail.com

The membership form can also be found here.
SRS membership certificate will be awarded to members on 1 November 2016. The membership will expire in December 2017 and the members are required to renew their membership every year. Member benefits will be made known soon.