International Journal of Business and Society

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

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, January

An Investigation of the Relationship between Facility Location Decisions, Service Level and Distribution Costs: A Proposed Model for Indonesian Lpg Supply Chain
ABSTRACTThis paper proposes models of Indonesian multi-echelon LPG distribution system by opening new facilities (new echelon) taking into account the current facilities and investigates the implications of the proposed models to distribution components...
Determinants of Banks' Bottom Line: Evidence from Benchmarking Malaysian and Hong Kong Bank
The aftermath of 1997/1998 Asian-financial meltdown, witnessed a significant restructuring of banking sector, resulting in fewer but bigger conglomeration of banks in Malaysia. Banks are now challenged to raise profit to another level in order to be...
Determinants of Entrepreneurial Business Relationship Success
ABSTRACTThe business development literature illustrates the importance of relationships on achieving targets and ensuring the sustainability of enterprises. In this paper the sphere of franchising which is essentially an entrepreneurial business is used...
Exploring Factors Influencing Electric Vehicle Usage Intention: An Empirical Study in Malaysia
ABSTRACTThe rationale of this study is to investigate the factors influencing electric vehicle usage intention in Malaysia. Empirical study using survey questionnaires are distributed to a judgment sampling of 500 drivers in Selangor and Federal Territories...
FACTORS INFLUENCING GREEN PURCHASING ADOPTION FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMEs) IN MALAYSIA
ABSTRACTAcute awareness of environmental problems following continuous environmental deterioration drives growing SMEs to adopt green purchasing practices. SMEs are recognized as the main source of environmental risk and bottleneck in adopting green...
Globalisation of Financial Reporting Standard of Listed Companies in Asean Two: Malaysia and Singapore
ABSTRACTMalaysia and Singapore are the top two successful economies in the ASEAN region. They are converging their national accounting standards with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) in an attempt to be more globalised. The globalisation...
Malaysian Islamic Banks' Efficiency: An Intra-Bank Comparative Analysis of Islamic Windows and Full-Fledged Subsidiaries
ABSTRACTThis paper aims to fill an apparent dearth of empirical studies that compare the efficiency of Islamic banks in Malaysia during their operation as Islamic windows and later transformation to full-fledged Islamic banks. Data obtained from the...
Perceiving Own and Others Behaviour: An Exploration in Social Perception
ABSTRACTThe paper reports the findings of a study conducted to find differences in self-perception with perception of others in order to identify a culturally sensitive method to explore social reality. The instruments measured how respondents rate themselves...
The Formation of Customer Csr Perceptions in the Banking Sector: The Role of Coherence, Altruism, Expertise and Trustworthiness
ABSTRACTThe purpose of the authors in this paper is twofold. First, we aim to broaden the scope of analysis in the CSR-customer domain by testing the multidimensionality of CSR perceptions. We also define the role of CSR coherence, corporate altruism,...
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