International Journal of Business and Society

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

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, 2013

An Evaluation of Service Quality from Visitors' Perspectives: The Case of Niah National Park in Sarawak
ABSTRACTThis study assessed the quality of services in Niah National Park (NNP) located in Sarawak, a major ecotourism destination in Malaysia. The ECOSERV instrument developed by Khan in 2003 was modified to measure visitors' expectations and perceptions...
Comparing Work-Family Conflict and Facilitation among Male and Female Entrepreneurs in Malaysia
ABSTRACTThis study tested for gender differences with regards to the four dimensions of work-family balance proposed by Frone (2003). The sample comprised of 228 married Malaysian entrepreneurs of which 126 were males and 102 were females. Results of...
Customer Expectations in Mall Restaurants: A Case Study
ABSTRACTShopping malls (SM) have become places meeting entertainment needs of the contemporary urban people as well as their shopping needs. In this direction, these organized enterprises have incorporated recreative elements such as cinema, play, exhibit,...
Determinants of Risk Tolerance on Financial Asset Ownership: A Case of Malaysia
ABSTRACTThe present study intends to shed new light on the issue of determinants of risk tolerance among Malaysians using data obtained from a survey. The main analysis is based on ordinary least square (OLS) method of regression using level of financial...
Investigating the Influence of Job Rotation on Career Development among Production Workers in Japanese Companies
ABSTRACTThe current study aims to investigate the influence of job rotation on career development. Toward this objectives, a survey was carried out amongst 209 production workers in Japanese manufacturing companies in Malaysia. Factor analysis resulted...
Leadership Traits, Leadership Behavior, and Job Autonomy of Imams in Peninsular Malaysia: A Moderated Mediation Analysis
ABSTRACTThis study investigated the process of how and when imams' leadership traits could influence their leadership behavior. In the moderated mediation analysis, this research hypothesized, two leadership traits of imams (i.e. motivation to lead or...
Outward Fdi and Economic Growth in Malaysia: An Empirical Study
ABSTRACTThis paper attempts to explore the causality relationship between outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) and home country economic growth using Malaysia as a case. The main findings do not advocate the OFDI-led growth hypothesis. In order to...
Overeducation and Happiness in the Malaysian Graduate Labour Market
ABSTRACTThe objective of this paper is to examine overeducation among Malaysian graduates with focus on its association with predetermined (before they enter the labour market) and current level of overall life happiness. Results reveal that there are...
The International Reserves Holding and Country Risk: Evidence from Selected Asean Countries
ABSTRACTThis paper extends the empirical literature on the relationship between the country risk and the demand for international reserves in selected ASEAN4 economies, namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, for the period 1980 to...
The Relationship between Environmental Issues and Organisational Performance
ABSTRACTThis paper specifically investigates the elements that constitute environmental issues which lead to the successful organisational performance. The two elements namely; social concern and economic concern are integrated as tools for the organisations...

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