Personal profile


Professor Dr. Teh Pei Lee is a Professor and Head of Department (Management) at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. She is also the Director of Gerontechnology Laboratory in Monash University Malaysia. Before joining Monash University Malaysia, she was a Senior Lecturer in Multimedia University. Prior to pursuing an academic career, she worked as an Assistant Manager at the President’s Office in Multimedia University and interned at the Web Development Department in Western Digital. She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Information Technology, Master of Management, and a Ph.D. in Management. Her teaching and research interests cover Management Information Systems, Technology Management, Total Quality Management, Knowledge Management, Entrepreneurship, Gerontechnology, Innovation and Learning.

Prof. Teh’s research profile is interdisciplinary. Her work appears in top-tier journals such as Information & Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, International Journal of Production Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Innovation in Aging, Industrial Management & Data Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Gerontology, among others. Her research has received the backing of local and international public and private institutions, with grants of more than RM10 million. Notably, she has served on projects commissioned by the Prime Minister's Office’s Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), World Health Organization (WHO), SIME DARBY Research Sdn Bhd and etc.

Prof. Teh has a proven record for academic leadership. She is currently serving as the Associate Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE), Gerontechnology Journal, and International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB). She also serves in editorial board of several international journals and conferences such as Journal of Database Management, Journal of Computer Information Systems, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, International Conference on Cross-Cultural Design (affiliated conference of Human Computer Interaction International Conference) and International Conference on Electronic Business. She is currently a member of the International Advisory Committee (IAC), for the Research Institute for Smart Ageing (RISA), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She founded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE TEMS) (formerly known as Technology Management Council), Malaysia Chapter, under the auspice of which she hosted the Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) 2014 and 2022 Conferences. She was the Chapter Chair of IEEE TEMS from 2014 to 2019. Prof. Teh has taken a strong initiative to develop the area of gerontechnology in Malaysia. She founded the Gerontechnology Laboratory in Monash University Malaysia in 2016, the first of its kind in Malaysia. Under her leadership, the Gerontechnology Laboratory successfully hosted the first and only Gerontechnology Symposium (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) and Gerontechnology Challenge (2018) in Asia, bringing together academia, industry, government and NGOs to speak about the amalgamation of geriatrics and technology. In 2019, the Gerontechnology Laboratory was chosen to be a highlight of the AACSB ICAM “2019 Innovations That Inspire” challenge.

In the education space, Prof. Teh undertakes research-led teaching and engage students through various learning approaches and technologies with a clear focus on the student experience. In teaching, she adopts active learning, includes real-life scenarios, research and innovation, and incorporates field trips (e.g., Hewlett Packard, PKT Logistics, Steelcase, Besi Apac, Petrosains, Uniqlo, Ikea, Sunway etc) to enable student exposure to key industry players.

Prof. Teh is a recipient of the Supervisor of the Year 2022, School of Business Excellence Award 2021 (Research Excellence) 2021, PVC Awards for Excellence in Education (Innovations in Teaching) 2020, School of Business Engagement & Impact Excellence Award 2020, National Outstanding Educator Award 2019 [National Outstanding Researcher Award (Management and Gerontechnology)], the Engagement, Innovation and Impact (EII) Overall Excellence Awards 2018, Best Full Paper Award (Human-Computer Interaction International Conference, 2017), Best Full Paper Award (British Academy of Management, 2016), Honorable Mention Award (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2013), PVC’s Award for Excellence in Research (2012). She is also a prominent public figure who interacts with scholars, business leaders and social activists, with the goal of creating a positive impact on inclusive and sustainable economic growth in local and international communities.

Research interests

  • Total Quality Management
  • Technology Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Gerontechnology
  • Innovation and Learning

Monash teaching commitment

  • MGM5310 International Management
  • MGX5000 Introductory Management Research Methods
  • MGW3381 Management Information Systems
  • MGW3681 International Management

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctor of Philosophy , Role Conflict as Mediator of the Relationship Between Total Quality Management Practices and Role Ambiguity, Universiti Multimedia (Multimedia University)


Award Date: 7 Oct 2010

Management, Master of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University Putra Malaysia)


Award Date: 7 Feb 2006

Multimedia Technology Management, Bachelor of Information Technology, Universiti Multimedia (Multimedia University)


Award Date: 2 May 2003

Research area keywords

  • Total Quality Management
  • Technology Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Gerontechnology
  • Innovation and Learning

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