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. 3, 2017

Disclosures and Perceptions of Practitioners on Items of Financial and Social Reporting Index Developed for Malaysian Islamic Banks
1.INTRODUCTIONIslamic finance has been regarded as part of an Islamic economic system that has inherent social relations (Ahmed, 2011). In this regard, Islamic banks have been established since 1970s with the aim of upholding socio economic justice as...
Economic Liberalization and Its Link to Convergence: Empirical Evidence from Rcep and Tppa Countries
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated to form a more comprehensive region-wide free trade arrangement (FTA) from current bilateral and smaller...
Examining the Effectiveness of Animated Cartoon as Brand Awareness in TV Advertisement: Evidence from Survey in Malaysia and Jordan
1.INTRODUCTIONAnimation in advertising has a long history, as cartoons and animated figures appeared on television during the 1930s for several TV commercials, exhibiting afterwards a significant growth potential in other than the TV means, including...
Government Expenditure, Political Cycle & Rent-Seeking
1.INTRODUCTIONPrior studies show that political budget cycle (PBC) occurs in new democratic countries (Brender, 2003; Brender and Drazen, 2005; Shi and Svensson, 2006). The fall of President Soeharto, second president who ruled for 32 years, marked a...
Household Debt Decision: Poverty or Psychology?
1.INTRODUCTIONIn Malaysia, indicators of household debt are showing an increasing trend, triggering concerns on whether the development would pose any threat to economic stability as well as household welfare. As indicated in Figure 1, it is alarming...
Investigating the Effectiveness of Corporate Governance Code Revisions on the Perspective of the Revision Interval
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONGlobalization has forced the convergence of local corporate governance (CG) best practices towards the dominant international model (Becht, Bolton and Roell, 2003; Cuervo, 2002; Hansmann and Kraakman,...
Mediation of Transfer Motivation on the Relationship between Supervisor Support, Peer Support and Transfer of Training
1.INTRODUCTIONIn the present days, training programs are conceived by organizations not only as an investment that improves capabilities and competencies of employees to perform better in their jobs, but also as a tool which connect the effectiveness...
Millennial and Internet: A Positive Behavioral Effect of Pathological Internet Use (Piu)
1. IntroductionThe form of communication has changed with the adoption of Internet. It serves as a communication and selling medium to people and organizations. Its ubiquitous nature causes one to be highly dependent on this technology that it interferes...
Political Budget Cycles in Municipalities: Evidence from Indonesia
1.INTRODUCTIONSince the fall of the New Order regime, Indonesia has paved the path of decentralization through the implementation of Law No. 22 of 1999 on regional autonomy law and Law No. 25 of 1999 on fiscal balance between the center and the regions....
Quality and Prosumership. Proserv: A New Tool for Measuring the Customer Satisfaction
1.INTRODUCTIONCustomer satisfaction is broadly considered one of the most relevant indicators for the company's success (Matzler et al., 1996) as well as a key point of service quality (Oliver, 2010).The shift of perspective introduced by the Total Quality...
Spiritual Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior: Exploring the Conditional Effects of Self-Determination and Confucian Mindset
1. INTRODUCTIONToday's workers face complex, conflicting challenges. They are confronted with not only unprecedented levels of uncertainty and constant change, but also with the expectation to take on extra work roles and responsibilities for the betterment...
The Development of an Information Sharing Linkage Scale for Service Sector
1.INTRODUCTIONLinkage is a business practice that enables the organization to complete the business activities and excel in business transactions (Samiee, Yip, & Luk, 2004). Looking at supply chain linkages from information gaining perspective, three...
The Impact of Asean Free Trade Area on Intra-Asean Manufacturing Trade
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONIn January 1992, the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) decided to bring their trade liberalization movements to a more privileged stage. Thus, the ASEAN Free Trade Area...
The Influence of Financial Literacy towards Risk Tolerance
1.INTRODUCTIONIn the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis 1998, Global Financial Crisis 2008 and Europe Sovereign Debt Crisis 2012, financial literacy has been increasingly recognised as an important individual life skill and various part of the world.Financial...
The Power of Ability-Motivation-Opportunity Enhancing Human Resource Management Practices on Organizational Ethical Climate
1.INTRODUCTIONWith the expectations from the stakeholders (e.g government and customer), organizations were increasingly committed to improve environmental preservation (Martin-de Castro, Amores-Salvado, Navas-Lopez & Balarezo-Nunez, 2017; Jang,...
Trade Balance Response to Shocks in Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate: Evidence from Pakistan Using Svecm Approach
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.INTRODUCTIONThe short run effects of the monetary policy on an economy have provided the leverage for policy makers to control the internal and external balance of a country. It is important for the policy makers...
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