International Journal of Business and Society

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

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, 2017

Determinants of Service Export in Selected Developing Asian Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONIn recent decades, the services sector has been identified as the new engine of growth for most countries, especially developing countries, due to its increasing importance in global international...
Effects of Cognitive Appraisal Pattern on Probability Weighing Function and Risk Behavior between Genders
1.INTRODUCTIONGender differences in propensity to take risk has been widely studied and documented in the literature (Byrnes, Miller, & Schafer, 1999; Eckel & Grossman, 2008; Rachel & Gneezy, 2009). The majority of the results pointed to...
Foreign Direct Investment and Growth of India: Does Financial Sector Development Help in Improving Absorptive Capacity?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONForeign direct investment (FDI) inflows to India rose from an average US$100 million in the 1980s to exceed US$2 billion in the later 1990s. They peaked to US$43 billion in 2008. These steep increases...
Impact of Foreign Direct Investment, Imports and Tariff Deregulation on Exports among Pioneering Asean Members: Panel Data Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONThe Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) was formed in 1967 with the pioneering members of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand in 1967 as a security organization to...
Intellectual Capital, Financial Crisis and Performance of Islamic Banks: Does Shariah Governance Matter?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONSince its inception in 1975, Islamic banking and finance has grown unabatedly and it is now considered as one of the fastest growing segments in the field of finance. According to the World Islamic...
Investigating Post-Work Integrated Learning (Wil) Effects on Motivation for Learning: An Empirical Evidence from Malaysian Public Universities
1. INTRODUCTION"Soaring upward" which mean continuous improvement is the current slogan of Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia which serves as an inspiration for the ministry and stakeholders to move forward to boost the outcome of higher education...
Is Gold Investment a Safe Haven or a Hedge for the Malaysian Inflation?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONHedging against inflation was a popular debate among researchers as the inflation rate was significantly higher than the recent rate. People panicked as prices of goods kept on increasing at a high...
Linkages and Leakages of Higher Education Sector in Malaysia
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONIn Malaysia, higher education investments (% of GDP) were 5.7% and 2.17% respectively in 2009. The sector grows soon after the nation's independence in 1957. The education Act of 1961 was largely...
Patients' Contribution as a Quid Pro Quo for Community Supports? Evidence from Vietnamese Co-Location Clusters
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONIn less developed countries, a majority of patients-especially the poor-suffer from both financial distress and decreasing quality of life (Cattell 2001; Long et al. 2011; Lubin et al. 1982). This...
Politically Connected Banks: Some Indonesian Evidence
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONThe impact of being politically connected firms has been widely discussed in the literature. Wu et al. (2010) explain that based on the resources-based view theory, political connections are a resource...
Some New Estimates of Shadow Economy for 80 Countries Using Pooled Mean Group Estimator
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONThe aim of this study is to estimate the size of the shadow economy for 80 countries over the period 1975-2012 using the currency demand approach (CDA). The present study intends to contribute to...
The Demand for Cultural Services in Korea Using the Quaids Model
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONNowadays, many scholars assert that cultural industries play an increasingly important role in development and evolution of an economy. In Korea, cultural industries are recently receiving the attention...
The Influence of Socio-Demographic and Financial Knowledge Factors on Financial Management Practices of Malaysians
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, there has been greater emphasis on empowering consumers with adequate financial knowledge and to enhance their financial capabilities as consumers are confronted with an increasing...
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