This is an exploratory study, which aims to examine the factors affecting the research
publication productivity of academic engineers and scientists from the National University of
Malaysia (UKM) and University of Malaya (UM). This study aims to identify problems, as
well as increase the understanding of factors conducive for a productive academic research
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.