International Journal of Business and Society

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

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, 2016

Be Your Own Boss, Anyone? Earnings, Employment Chances and Job Choice of Fresh University Graduates
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONIn line with the aspirations of the 10th Malaysian Plan (2011 - 2015) to create an entrepreneurial culture, Malaysian universities have been tailoring their curricula to produce more graduate entrepreneurs....
Co-Opetition to Promote Growth of Batik Small and Medium Enterprises
1.INTRODUCTIONCo-opetition is a phenomenon in which cooperation and competition among businesses coexist. This occurs because the cooperating companies are in the same industry (Gnyawali et al., 2006; Chen, 2008; Luo, 2007; Ketchen et al., 2004). This...
Corporate Governance and Financial Constraints in Family Controlled Firms: Evidence from Malaysia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONIn the literature of finance, the pecking order theory suggests that firms may follow the hierarchy of financing on the conjecture that there is a perfect substitution among the sources of financing....
Determinants of Information System Effectiveness in Managing Agro-Based Projects
1. INTRODUCTIONThe use of Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) is considered to be advantageous to project managers because of the perceived benefits such as timeliness in decision making and ensuring project success (Raymond & Bergeron,...
Jot-Credit Problems of Rural Credit Cooperative and Suggestions: The Case of Xin le Country, Shijiazhuang City, Hebeiprovince, China
1. INTRODUCTIONIn China, the jot credit was introduced in the early 1970s, with the goal to eliminate poverty and develop the agricultural industry. In parallel to the rapid economic development in China, the household disposable income per capita among...
Livelihood Strategies and Income Generating Opportunities: A Case Study on Rural Poor Households in Kedah, Malaysia
1. INTRODUCTION"The poverty of a household is related to its resource endowments, its organisational capacity to manage and deploy its resources, its labour force position, the available coping mechanisms and external or family contingencies which affect...
MEDIATING ROLE OF ACCESS TO FINANCE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRATEGIC ORIENTATION ATTRIBUTES AND SMEs PERFORMANCE IN NIGERIA
1. INTRODUCTIONOver the years, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have gained increasing attention all over the world. This is because they play a significant role in improving economic growth and development, ranging from poverty reduction to employment...
Microfinance and Rural Poverty Alleviation: A Reality?
1. INTRODUCTIONDevelopment connotes the activities geared towards the improvement of quality of lives of human beings in raising their level of wellbeing, freedom and capabilities for self-actualization (Todaro and Smith, 2011:5). To make life meaningful...
Strategic Role of Women in Chrysanthemum-Based Engineering Design on Disaster Affected Areas
1. INTRODUCTIONIn order to support the strategy of the Medium Term Development Plan or Rencana Pembangunan Jangka Menengah (RPJMN) 2010-2014 Sleman and the Strategic Plan of Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture 2010-2014, the need to increase the competitiveness...
The Effects of Differentiated Reserve Requirement Ratio Policy on the Earthquake-Stricken Area in China
1. INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, along with the deepening of economic reform and opening up, to cope with the complicated domestic and international economic situation, the PBC (the People's Bank of China, central bank of China) has begun to make some...
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