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. 2, May

A Validation of the Short-Term International Teaching Assignments Scale
ABSTRACTMany researchers highlighted the need to develop organizational guidelines to enable the effective support and maintenance of critical human resources during expatriate sojourns. However, lack of instruments that measure perceived support for...
Consumer Behaviour, Obesity and Social Costs. the Case of Italy
ABSTRACTThis study analyses the social impact of obesity, focusing on the direct costs and, in particular, on the health-care expenditure. Using different socio-demographic variables and through the use of Multiple Correspondence Analysis and Partial...
Corporate Liability under Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health Legislation
ABSTRACTAlthough the underlying philosophy of the Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 has always been self-regulatory, enforcement of the Act has relied on prosecution. The Act provides for several forms of sanctions- imprisonment and fines...
Emotional Intelligence and Sales Performance. a Myth or Reality?
ABSTRACTThe concept of emotional intelligence has become popular as a consulting tool as theory suggests that individuals who are high in emotional intelligence are likely to exhibit a higher level of performance outcomes. In this study, we examined...
Enhancing Career Commitment: The Influence of Human Resource Management Practices
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between human resource management (HRM) practices (training and development, compensation and promotion) with career commitment. Data was gathered through questionnaire from 253 employees...
E-Procurement Adoption in Government Institution: Predicting Social Values Effect on Intention and Usage Behavior of E-Procurement
ABSTRACTThe main purpose of this paper is to examine empirically the influence of social factors on the adoption of e-Procurement in government institutions. The research design used is a survey research. The theoretical model is empirically tested with...
Household Bargaining, Financial Decision-Making and Risk Tolerance
ABSTRACTThis study examines the financial investment decision-making and risk behaviors of Malaysian men and women. It uses data obtained from a survey of employed Malaysians to test two opposing models of household decision making, the income pooling...
Hr Professionals' Effectiveness and Competencies: A Perceptual Study in the Banking Sector of Pakistan
ABSTRACTThis study examines the human resource (HR) Professionals' Effectiveness through the lens of HR Professionals' Competencies and HR Professionals' Willingness. The Human Resource Competency Study model is used in this research, which is modified...
The Impact of Background Music on the Duration of Consumer Stay at Stores: An Empirical Study in Malaysia
ABSTRACTConsumers spend more time shopping and expect value-added options like background melodious songs, ample car parking, good ambience, prayer halls and rest rooms. The main concern is whether these facilities prolong consumers stay in the store...
The Internationalisation of Emerging Market Higher Education Providers: Exploring Transnational Provision
ABSTRACTThe delivery of transnational higher education by emerging market providers is a relatively new phenomenon. While much has been written about mainly British, U.S. and Australian providers delivering higher education programs offshore, this paper...
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