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. 3, December

Age Differences in Behavioral Intention to Use Internet Marketing: A Comparative Study between Malaysian and Taiwanese
1. INTRODUCTIONInternet marketing is the advertising and marketing efforts that use the internet and email to drive direct sales via electronic commerce. Since the creation of internet, many possibilities that the internet can provide had been explored...
An Empirical Analysis of Consumption Expenditure in China:a Case Study of Changchun City
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONSince the launch of reform and the open door policy in 1979, China's economy has grown impressively. Gross national income (GNI) per capita in PPP (in current international dollar) grew from $1,360...
Attitude towards Advertising among Young Adults: A Comparative Study by Ethnicity
1. INTRODUCTIONAdvertising by nature is a socio-cultural phenomenon (Wang & Sun, 2010). While it is commonly known to play a key role in economic development, it also stimulates societal activities, and affects even the manner people live (Pollay...
Climate Change Effects on Aquaculture Production Performance in Malaysia: An Environmental Performance Analysis
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONIncreased world demand on fish protein and over exploitation of fisheries have encouraged the development of aquaculture sectors, especially in developing countries within the Asia Pacific region....
Corporate Governance Mechanisms and Accretive Share Buyback to Meet or Beat Earnings per Share Forecast
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONEarnings are important information in the financial report for analyst, investors, senior executives and board of directors (Degeorge, Patel & Zeckhauser, 1999). Among the various earnings metrics...
Developing an Index of the Malaysian Tourism and Hospitality Graduates Competencies
1. INTRODUCTIONToday, the tourism and hospitality education in Malaysia is tremendously developed to produce quality graduates to fulfill the industry needs (Zahari, Hanafiah, Othman, Jamaluddin & Zulkifli, 2010). With the increasing demand for tourism...
Effect of English Proficiency on Social Capital and Academic Achievement among Economic Students
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)I. INTRODUCTIONThe use of English language as medium of communication becomes increasingly important. One of the objectives in government transformation program (GTP) is to provide a quality education for all....
Success Strategies in Islamic Marketing Mix
1. INTRODUCTIONIslamic marketing (IM) is a relatively new development in marketing thought and the term IM has not been addressed satisfactorily in the literature. In fact, despite the prominence of Islam, there has been little literature on Islamic...
Testing Assumptions of the "Slippery Slope Framework" Using Cross-Country Data: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
1. INTRODUCTIONThough "deterrence models" proposed by Allingham and Sandmo (1972) and Srinivasan (1973) have failed to fully explain why individuals pay taxes, they still remain significant in tax compliance research. The concept of "psychological tax...
Unobservable Effects and Speed of Adjustment to Target Capital Structure
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONOver the years, capital structure studies have identified reliable factors such as profit, size, non-debt tax shield, fixed assets and market-to-book ratio as some of the variables that affect firms'...
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