Asian Social Science

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 5, May

A Comparison of Economic Performance of Emerging and Established Fishing Enterprises at Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
AbstractThis research compares the economic performance of established and new entrants in kapenta fishing industry at Kariba in Zimbabwe. The paper uses primary data to compare profitability, technical and marketing ecomonies of scale between established...
A Documentary Analysis of the Government's Circulars on Positive Behavior Enhancement Strategies
AbstractThis paper analyses the concept of positive behavior and strategies for promoting positive behavior in a country that has a centralized educational system, namely Malaysia. The analysis covers 91 circulars (official government documents) that...
An Exploration of Antecedents and Consequences of Brand Attachment among a Cross Section of Malaysian Consumers
AbstractThis article discusses the findings of an explorative study which identified the antecedents of brand attachment and its consequences among a small cross section of selected Malaysian consumers. The findings provide some deeper insights on brand...
Application of Indigenous Folk Wisdom concerning the Management of Commercial Reed-Mat Production in Maha Sarakham Province, Thailand
AbstractA dying skill in a thriving economy, reed-mat production is fast losing its identity as a traditional Thai handicraft. This qualitative research analyzes how local wisdom is used in the management of commercial reed-mat production in Maha Sarakham...
Challenges and Community Development: A Case Study of Homestay in Malaysia
AbstractHomestay programme, which was introduced in 1988, has become the iconic rural tourism product highlighting Malaysian cultural and traditional ways of life. The concept of Homestay is whereby a tourist stays together with the host family and interacts...
Collective Bargaining System in the Game between Labor and Capital: Vacancy and Reconstruction
This paper is a periodical achievement of Shandong social sciences planning project "Collective Bargaining System in the Game between Labor and Capital: Vacancy and Reconstruction" (12CFXJ09)AbstractImplementation of collective bargaining system in China...
Communication Pattern and Conflict in Agricultural Extension
AbstractThis paper deals with communication patterns and conflict in agricultural extension. A strong assumption is that, extension could be expected to enhance agricultural and rural development, but an appropriate communication pattern and conflict...
Desirable Characteristics of Alternative Educators in Thai Social Reform
AbstractThis study aims to explore the global megatrends and the chronic problems of Thailand for studying the roles of alternative educators that can be a part in Thai social reform; then identify the desirable characteristics which can perform these...
Determinants of National Savings in Pakistan: An Exploratory Study
AbstractThis study is an attempt to explore the impact of various factors on national savings of Pakistan including GDP, inflation, fiscal deficit and rate of interest. The study was prompted by the Word Bank report (2006) that painted showed a gloomy...
Does Criticisms Overcome the Praises of Journal Impact Factor?
AbstractJournal impact factor (IF) as a gauge of influence and impact of a particular journal comparing with other journals in the same area of research, reports the mean number of citations to the published articles in particular journal. Although,...
Indigenous Weather Forecasting Systems: A Case Study of the Abiotic Weather Forecasting Indicators for Wards 12 and 13 in Mberengwa District Zimbabwe
AbstractResidents of wards 12 and 13 in Mberengwa depend on agriculture as a source of livelihood. They have since developed their own indigenous weather forecasting systems which they have been using in conjunction with meteorological weather forecasts...
Influence of Behavioral Factors on Mobile Phone Usage among Fishermen: The Case of Pangkor Island Fishermen
AbstractThe swift evolution of mobile phone technology has benefited various groups within communities. Fishermen, as one of the important groups, particularly in terms of their role in ensuring the nation's food security, rely on mobile phones to conduct...
Is Tourism in Zimbabwe Developing with the Poor in Mind? Assessing the Pro-Poor Involvement of Tourism Operators Located near Rural Areas in Zimbabwe
AbstractThe paper explores the contribution of tourism industry operators to pro-poor tourism development in Zimbabwe. This research investigates a possible nexus between the aforementioned tourism growth and its potential for poverty reduction in communities...
Jihad: Warfare and Territorial Expansion in Islam
AbstractThis paper examines the concept of jihad in Islamic tradition and theology, the study unveils the logical and hermeneutical presuppositions of Islam in upholding the doctrine of jihad in the 21st century. As a universalistic religion with the...
Leadership Development through Workplace Learning in Malaysian Organizations
AbstractThis paper focuses on leadership development of successful leaders via informal workplace learning in several Malaysian organizations. Leadership development, which involves a life-long process of learning beginning from childhood and one's early...
Malaysian Consumers Attitude towards Mobile Advertising, the Role of Permission and Its Impact on Purchase Intention: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach
AbstractThe recent development of a global telecommunication technology provides a new mechanism for companies to promote their products and services. This modern electronic advertising concept is commercially known as mobile advertising. Despite its...
Modeling Internal Marketing and Employee Loyalty: A Quantitative Approach
AbstractThis study develops a structural model and tests it in a hospital to identify how internal marketing quality influences employee organizational loyalty. Data were collected from 240 respondents from a private hospital in Taiwan. All survey information...
Sufficient and Sustainable Livelihood Via Community Economy: Case of Natural Farming Program in East Malaysia
AbstractCommunity economy is an alternative mean for sustainable livelihood emphasized under the Sustainable Livelihood Approach (SLA) and Sufficient Economy Approach (SEA). Both approaches support the participatory development strategies which concern...
Sustaining Vocabulary Acquisition through Computer Game: A Case Study
AbstractLearning vocabulary is not easy and it may be very frustrating to some learners. Many approaches have been taken to attract learners to learn new vocabulary. The aim of this case study is to explore how a computer game can be adapted as a learning...
The Comparative Value Relevance of Donation and Advertising Expenditure before and after the Global Financial Crisis in Korea
AbstractThis paper investigates the comparative value relevance of donation and advertising expenditures before and after the 2008 global financial crisis in listed Korean stock markets between 2004 and 2011. To test whether the value relevance of donation...
The Concept of Research University: The Implementation in the Context of Malaysian University System
Abstract'Innovate or perish'. Universities in this age have evolved far beyond the traditional settings where university was an institution for disseminating knowledge, but today university has been running the role of country's innovation excellence...
The Determinants of Life Insurance Demand: A Focus on Saving Motives and Financial Literacy
AbstractThis paper investigates the determinants of life insurance demand among life insurance policyholders of five major life insurance companies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. From a sample of 259 individuals, the study analysed the influence of demographic...
The Differences between Local and International Chain Hotels in CSR Management: Empirical Findings from a Case Study in Thailand
AbstractThis study aims to investigate the differences and similarities between managing CSR in international hotels and local hotels. The Banyan Tree Bangkok and the Chumphon Cabana Resort were included in a case study. The research examines the important...
The Medieval Town of Kazakhstan
AbstractMedieval towns and settlements on the territory of Kazakhstan is amounted by hundreds and most of them remained in the form of yellow hills that require a deep study by archaeologists. Of course one needs to consider that not every city became...
The Politics of Standard English: An Exploration of Thai Tertiary English Learners' Perceptions of the Notion of Standard English
AbstractGiven that English becomes a lingua franca in the world in which more and more non-native speakers use it to suit their own purposes in local contexts, the ownership of English becomes denationalized. English as an international language scholars...
The Role of Family in Bringing the Elderly's Well-Being into Reality in Rural Areas of Central Java, Indonesia
AbstractIn Indonesia, social welfare is generally defined as only well-being. In Javanese perspective, well-being is not only an economic phenomenon but also a social cultural one in which the social interaction values running determining more the attempt...
The Roles of Social Status, Age, Gender, Familiarity, and Situation in Being Polite for Bugis Society
AbstractThis paper examines the important roles of social status, age, gender, familiarity, and situation in being polite for Bugis people. This paper is based on my study on politeness in Bugis society, conducted in 2005 in two different Bugis communities...
The Vital Factors for Small and Medium Sized Sport Enterprises Start-Ups
AbstractNowadays, the new enterprises are recognized as the main source of job creation, innovation and development. In today's business world, new enterprises are recognized as an important source of job creation, innovation and development. Therefore,...
Urban Competitiveness and Public Housing
AbstractThe purpose of this study is to link the security housing with urban competitiveness improvement, this is the new trend of the current housing reform field. It is proposed that under new development situation, we should change the traditional...
Verb Agreement Features in Standard Arabic (SA): A Minimalist Approach
AbstractThe present study investigates the features of the verb agreement in Standard Arabic (SA).The investigation is conducted within the framework of the principles of Chomsky's Minimalism. The main objective of the study is to survey the applicability...
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