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DOI : 10.24924/ijabm

ISSN :

  • 2289-3717
  • 2289-4619

Start Year : 2013

Published Articles : 203



Volume: 1, Issue Number: 2

CONSUMERS' PERSPECTIVE VIEW: A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON FACTORS INFLUENCE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (SMES) IN PENANG RELUCTANT TO ADOPT ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (E-COMMERCE) APPLICATION

DOI :10.24924/ijabm/2013.11/v1.iss2/1.7
Seng Chee Lim, Cheng Peng Tan, Ahmad Suhaimi Baharudin

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e-Commerce is a powerful tools entrepreneur to expand their marketplace over the Internet. The successful stories about 'Amazon.com' had motivated and encourage the entrepreneur to change their business model to e-business model. Kshetri (2007) mentioned in some developing countries failure to get the benefits from the Internet. The Malaysian government realizes the importance of 'e-Commerce'. In Ninth Malaysia Plan (year 2006 - 2010), the government had allocated 12.9 billion to boost up e-Commerce and the framework (Kamaruzaman & Handrich Yasmin, 2010). According to the news reported from local press released on April 18th, 2012, a senior officer from Malaysia External Trade Development Corporate (MATRADE) commented that e-Commerce adoption among SMEs in Malaysia is still low, only 28% out of the 965 participants involved in e-Commerce activities (ACCCIM, 2012; TheStar, 2012). The e-Commerce adoption rate in Malaysia is relatively low compared to other developing countries. Hence, th ... Read More


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CROSS-CULTURAL ADJUSTMENTS AND EXPATRIATE'S JOB PERFORMANCE: A STUDY ON MALAYSIA

DOI :10.24924/ijabm/2013.11/v1.iss2/8.23
Zubair Hassan, Maaz Mahmoudou Diallo

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Malaysian higher education providers are aiming to increase number of students studying with them over the next five to ten years. In terms of international trade in higher education services takes place within the OECD countries received almost 85% of the world's foreign students (Larsen, and Vincent, 2006). Foreign students in Malaysia represents an important source of foreign income, although creates challenging teaching environment due to the different learning styles, different cultural backgrounds and attitude differences causes many leadership issues for lecturers (Salvarajah, 2006). This causes the number of expatriates ISSN: 2289-4519 9 working in Malaysia to grow in recent years. There are more than 4 million expatriates working in Malaysia. ... Read More


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FAIR VALUE ACCOUNTING: ADOPTABILITY IN INDIAN CORPORATE FINANCIAL REPORTING SCENARIO

DOI :10.24924/ijabm/2013.11/v1.iss2/24.32
Dr. Pawan Jain

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This paper examines the extent of adoptability of concept of Fair Value by Indian Financial reporting scenario as part of its overall convergence with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This study is significant because (i) India is one of the top emerging economies in the world and (ii) Good number of studies, carried out in well functioning capital market and well developed economies, are available examining multiple issues relevant to Fair Value but a large gap exists when it comes to studying Fair Value concept with reference to an emerging economy. This study will try to fill this gap. ... Read More


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FINDING FOR THE ALTERNATIVE QUALITY ASSURANCE EVALUATION MODEL (QAEM) FOR NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION (NUC) OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

DOI :10.24924/ijabm/2013.11/v1.iss2/33.60
Bojuwon Yusuf Bolaji, Hairuddin Bin Mohds Ali

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Nigerian Education System is generally conceptualized not simply as the standard for cultural transmission but the main vehicle for accelerating individual, community and national development. Education in general and higher educational institutions in particular, are fundamental for the construction of a knowledge economy and society in all nations (WORLD BANK, 1999). There have been an increase in number of universities ranging from 2(1960) to 128 in 2013(NUC 2013) established in Nigerian to support the essential role of university education. Strategies adopted by university education institutions should play a fundamental role in sustained future of an institution and also to meet today's dynamic nature of the global competiveness. ... Read More


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IMPACT OF CSR PRACTICES ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION AND RETENTION: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON FOREIGN MNCS IN MALAYSIA

DOI :10.24924/ijabm/2013.11/v1.iss2/61.81
Zubair Hassan, Aishath Nareeman, Namuwonge Pauline

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Corporate Social Responsibility has gained much attention in recent years. Many professional bodies such as ACCA, CIMA, CIM and universities engage themselves in identifying the role of CSR in doing sustainable business. The importance of practice of CSR in sustainable business is inevitable throughout the world. Similarly, in Malaysia, the concept of CSR is gaining its momentum over the past few years. However, still companies are reluctant to embrace to ISSN: 2289-4519 64 CSR as it took long period of time in paying-off the investments they made. However, government of Malaysia has taken many initiatives to improve CSR among the Malaysian ... Read More


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THE IMPACT OF SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING ON ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE - THE MALAYSIA EXPERIENCE

DOI :10.24924/ijabm/2013.11/v1.iss2/82.100
Emmanuel Abiodun Ogundare

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This purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact of sustainability reporting on the performance of the thirty strategically selected organisations cutting across the major sectors of Malaysian economy such as Airlines, Property, Telecommunication, Finance, Industrial, Construction, Plantation, Technology, Petroleum and Energy. The thirty companies are divided into three groups. Group A is termed "full disclosures" - companies with a distinctive-identifiable and stand-alone sustainability reports. Group B is termed "partial disclosures" - with their sustainability reporting included in annual reports with minimum of five pages. Group C is termed "non-disclosures" - with neither stand-alone sustainability report nor any page reporting in the annual report. ... Read More


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TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP PRACTICES AND STUDENT SATISFACTION IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING IN MALAYSIA

DOI :10.24924/ijabm/2013.11/v1.iss2/101.110
Zubair Hassan, Sagir Yau

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In the recent years, there has been plenty of research conducted on leadership style and its impact on individuals and their commitment to achieve the desired goal (Timothy et al, 2011). However, research began to study leadership as an important element at the beginning of the twentieth century (Robbins and Coulter, 2009). Various leadership theories were introduced such as Kurt Lewin (1939) leadership style includes autocratic, democratic, and lasses-fair fair. Some argues that a leader is a coach, a teacher and a facilitator (Brown and Harvey, 2006). Some defines leadership as a process of exercising influence on individual behaviour in the form of persuading effective interaction or achievement of the set goal or agreed goal (Randall. 2011). As there is no universally accepted definition of leadership, this research will not emphasis on discussing the relevance of each definition. However this research will focus mainly on transformational leadership and its impact on student satis ... Read More


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