Professor Dr. Zainal Abidin Mohamed is a professor at Putra Business School. He was a former professor in management and the Dean of the Graduate School of Management at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He holds a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Science (Malaya, 1974), MBA (Wisconsin, 1976) and PhD (Edinburgh, 1988). Professor Dr. Zainal is active in teaching, advisory and research activities in the areas of strategic management, supply chain, innovations and entrepreneurship. He had held several administrative positions in UPM and at Universiti Utara Malaysia (while on secondment in 1999-2002). He is also an active trainer/coach in EDP programmes for in-house training at organisations such as MAS, PETRONAS, MAYBANK, TELEKOM, PORT KLANG AUTHORITY as well as public departments and SMEs.