International Journal of Business and Society

A biannual journal of scholarly works in business and economics. Published by University Malaysia Sarawak.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, July

An Empirical Assessment of Business Cycle Asymmetries: Evidence from Malaysia
ABSTRACTAsymmetry is a key feature to understand the different behavior of expansions and recessions, and it provides a stylized fact that business cycle models should help to explain. Furthermore, the types of asymmetries provide guidance about underlying...
An Exploratory Study on the Malaysian Human Resource Professionals in the Manufacturing Sector
This study examines the competencies of Human Resource (HR) professionals in the manufacturing companies of Malaysia. The competencies that are examined are business knowledge, strategic contribution, HR delivery, personal credibility, HR technology...
Determinants of Qardhul Hassan Financing Acceptance among Malaysian Bank Customers: An Empirical Analysis
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to examine the factors that determine Qardhul Hassan financing acceptance among Malaysian bank customers. Explained in more detail, the main objectives of the study are twofold. First is to test the applicability...
Gender Variations in Ethical and Socially Responsible Considerations among Sme Entrepreneurs in Malaysia
ABSTRACTThe rise in ethics and social responsibility scrutiny has attracted a lot of debate pertaining to the prevalence of such practices in SMEs. Concomitantly, the emergence of women participation in new ventures has raised interest among the researchers...
The Determinants of Inward Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Malaysia
ABSTRACTThis study empirically explores the role of corruption, and the impact of China joining the WTO in 2001 on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in Malaysia. From the empirical tests, this study suggests:- (1) FDI and its determinants are cointegrated;...
The Effect of Language on Trade: The Malaysian Case
ABSTRACTThis study empirically investigates the relationship between common language and trade by fully utilized gravity model. The model is further augmented to identify whether Malay, Chinese and English language give significant impact on Malaysian...
When Do Students Intend to Return? Determinants of Students' Return Intentions Using a Multinomial Logit Model
ABSTRACTUsing a multinomial logit model, this paper examines the determinants of when international students intend to return home upon completion of their current tertiary-level studies in New Zealand universities, that is, whether to return immediately,...
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