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. 2, August

Determinants of Corporate Bond Yield: The Case of Malaysian Bond Market
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONCorporate bond markets have grown sizably in the developed markets and are developing considerably in many emerging markets including in the Asian continent. In Malaysia for instance, preceding...
Earnings Management and Dividend Policy of Small and Medium Enterprises in Thailand 1
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONIn making decision for smart investment in common stocks, various financial information of listed companies such as profitability, liquidity, efficiency, capital structure and etc., is required...
Estimation of Willingness to Pay for Wastewater Treatment Service Improvement in Malaysia
1. INTRODUCTIONMalaysia's population is increasing rapidly and will reach 32 million in 2020 (Lo & Leow, 2014). As population increases, so does the production of wastewater and the number of number of people vulnerable to the impacts of severe wastewater...
Exploring the Role of the Type of Service Encounter in Internet Shopping
1. INTRODUCTIONInternet has revolutionized commerce and business (e.g., Hoffman and Novak, 1996) and one of the most significant indicators of this transformation has been the adoption of the online retail channel. Specifically, in the European Union,...
Financial Risk Exposures of the Airlines Industry: Evidence from Cathay Pacific Airways and China Airlines
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONThe airline industry faces substantial financial risks exposure that affects the vulnerability of stock returns which arises from changing economic conditions, volatile fuel price movements and...
Land Compensation Gap for the Resettlement of the Indigenous Communties in Bakun Hydroelectric Dam
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION FOR THE STUDYLand compensation for settlers relocated as a result of a development project such as the Bakun Hydroelectric Dam project is not a straight forward issue. Jehom (2008)...
The Debt-Equity Choice of Japanese Firms
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONThe selection of target debt-equity ratio has received increasing attention in recent years. One strand of the literature focuses on the determinants of the optimal target ratio (Graham and Harvey,...
The Development of a Framework for the Classification of Types of B2B Ec Strategies
1. INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, the implementation and use of business-to-business (B2B) electronic commerce (EC) in manufacturing firms to procure materials and parts from suppliers has become popular. Usually, the types of B2B EC that can be employed...
The Impact of Recruitment, Employee Retention and Labor Relations to Employee Performance on Batik Industry in Solo City, Indonesia
1. INTRODUCTIONOn previously research by Rafii and Andri (2015) concerning the recruitment that there is a relationship between the recruitment with employee performance. Research uncovers the existence of a positive and significant relationship between...
The Moderating Impacts of Age and Locus of Control on the Psychological Contract Breach-Outcomes Relationships: A Vietnam-Japan Comparative Study
1. INTRODUCTIONPsychological contract has been a useful framework to study the attitudes and behaviors of the employees at the workplace. Both psychological contract fulfillment and psychological contract breach have been verified as a strong predictor...
The Relationship between Corporate Entrepreneurship and Firm Performance: Evidence from Malaysian Large Companies
1. INTRODUCTIONStudies on strategic management have shown that corporate entrepreneurship (CE) is the main source of superior firm performance (Antoncic & Hisrich, 2003; Jiang et al., 2014; Reijonen et al., 2015). Although there is no consensus among...
The Relationship between Human Capital and Directors' Remuneration of Malaysian Public Listed Companies
1. INTRODUCTIONThe study related to directors' remuneration can be found across many numbers of disciplines, such as accounting, finance, economics, law, organizational behaviour, industrial relations and management. According to Hallock and Murphy (1999)...
Trade Openness and Economic Growth: A Causality Test in Panel Perspective
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONThe linkage concerning trade openness and growth has long been a debatable matter in the worldwide trade literature. It has been strong fact that many countries have opened their economies for the...
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