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Aims and Scope : Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies is a peer-reviewed international journal, collects original contributions in the area of corporate governance, human resource management, strategic management, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-business, services, information technology management, production & operations management, financial management, decision analysis, management research methods and managerial economics, etc.

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Volume 1, No. 1 (December, 2015)

Contextual Examination of TQM Practices and Competitive Advantage in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sectors
A. R. Firend
Page 1 – 4

AbstractThis paper examines TQM managerial practices in number of Malaysian manufacturing sectors. The outcome of this study helps actuate the future level of potential competitive advantages and economic implications. The objectives of the paper is to assess the implementation of quality measures used by a Malaysian manufacturers including managing quality in production, training, quality improvement, and quality assurance. A qualitative approach was applied in this research. Findings suggest that TQM concepts are of minimal concern to frontline workers, which impacts overall quality of production. Labor shortage, and lack of sufficient training amongst reasons attributed to lack of effective TQM implementation. This research also finds that China is taking away manufacturing grounds from Malaysian as well as India and Indonesia as future manufacturing hubs.
CiteMLA
Firend, AR., “Contextual Examination of TQM Practices and Competitive Advantage in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sectors.” Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1.1 (2015): 1-4.
APA
Firend, A. R.(2015). Contextual Examination of TQM Practices and Competitive Advantage in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sectors. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 1(1), 1-4.
Chicago
A. R. Firend. “Contextual Examination of TQM Practices and Competitive Advantage in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sectors.” Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1, no. 1 (2015): 1-4.
Harvard
Firend, A. R., 2015. Contextual Examination of TQM Practices and Competitive Advantage in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sectors. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1(1), pp.1-4.
Vancouver
Firend AR. Contextual Examination of TQM Practices and Competitive Advantage in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sectors. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2015;1(1):1-4.

Developing an Integrated Electronic Waste Management Approach in Malaysia
O. Norazli, M. Roslina, A.B. Noor Ezlin and M.Y. Muhd Noor
Page 5 – 13

AbstractProduction of electronic products is one of the world’s developing industries at present. In line with this phenomenon, the accumulated electronic waste has increased as a result of increase production of electronic product. Knowledge on electronic waste compositions, contamination compounds in wastes, law, guidelines and methods of the management is essential in order to form a cost-effective and an environmental friendly management system. The aim of this study is to propose a technique to manage the electronic wastes in integrated and holistic manner. The result of this study is obtained from the observation, interview and model development. The studies propose the use of Life Cycle Assessment to predict the burden and impacts of the integrated electronic waste management system towards surroundings. The finding of the study propose that the implementation of an integrated electronic waste management has to combine sustainable technique for waste collection, waste sorting, materials recycling, thermal treatment and landfill methods in order to achieve maximum effectiveness of the system. However, the pollution control facilities are necessarily important to be part of the sustainable technique to ensure that the system will produce the best management method for electronic waste. The advantages of implementing integrated electronic waste management are this system able to contribute to the economic increase of a country and reduce the impacts of pollutants to the environment.
CiteMLA
Norazli, O., et al. "Developing an Integrated Electronic Waste Management Approach in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1.1 (2015): 5-13.
APA
Norazli, O., Roslina, M., Noor Ezlin, A. B., & Muhd Noor, M. Y.(2015). Developing an Integrated Electronic Waste Management Approach in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 1(1), 5-13.
Chicago
Norazli, O., Roslina, M., Noor Ezlin, A. B., and Muhd Noor, M. Y. "Developing an Integrated Electronic Waste Management Approach in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1, no. 1 (2015): 5-13.
Harvard
Norazli, O., Roslina, M., Noor Ezlin, A.B., Muhd Noor, M.Y., 2015. Developing an Integrated Electronic Waste Management Approach in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 1(1), pp.5-13.
Vancouver
Norazli O, Roslina M, Noor Ezlin AB, Muhd Noor MY. Developing an Integrated Electronic Waste Management Approach in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2015;1(1):5-13.

Managing the Delayed Completion on Construction Project
A. R. Abdul Hamid, D. M. Clarence Botiti and S. R. Mohandes
Page 14 - 24

AbstractConstruction delay is a common situation in every construction project. Delay happens in all construction projects, whether it is a simple or a complex project. When the projects are delayed, they will invite to the additional cost. Therefore, managing project delay is important. The aim of this project is to examine the management of the delayed completion on construction projects and the objectives of this study are to evaluate the degree of delay on construction projects, to identify the notification of delay on construction projects and to investigate the respondent’s actions when rectifying the delayed completion. To achieve these objectives, questionnaire surveys were distributed to thirty respondents. The result of the study shows that the more complex project, the less likely it is to complete on time, therefore, more liabilities (Extension of Time and compensation) have been imposed for complex projects. The study also reveals that the delay is only identified when the schedule is updated and reissued while by working overtime, it is said that it was the most preferred action to be taken to rectify the delay.
CiteMLA
Abdul Hamida, AR., et al. "Managing the Delayed Completion on Construction Project." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1.1 (2015): 14-24.
APA
Abdul Hamida, A. R., Clarence Botiti, D. M., & Mohandes, S. R.(2015). Managing the Delayed Completion on Construction Project. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 1(1), 14-24.
Chicago
Abdul Hamida, A. R., Clarence Botiti, D. M., and Mohandes, S. R. "Managing the Delayed Completion on Construction Project." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1, no. 1 (2015): 14-24.
Harvard
Abdul Hamida, A.R., Clarence Botiti, D.M., Mohandes, S.R., 2015. Managing the Delayed Completion on Construction Project. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 1(1), pp.14-24.
Vancouver
Abdul Hamida AR, Clarence Botiti DM, Mohandes SR. Managing the Delayed Completion on Construction Project. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2015;1(1):14-24.

Augmenting Entrepreneurial Learning among Postgraduate Students in Research University
M. Abdillah Royo, and M. K. Jabor
Page 25 - 33

AbstractThis paper investigates the level of learning approach among research university (RU) postgraduate students in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). It is believed that managing selfefficacy may assist students in choosing deep approach as a preferred learning approach that can help students to adapt with on-going challenges for a research university such as UTM. In specific, this paper aims to firstly determine the level of learning approaches adopted by postgraduate students, and to identify the level of self-efficacy and measure the effect of self-efficacy in learning. The participants included 354 postgraduate students from different faculties in UTM whereas questionnaires were distributed via email and through the designated contact person. The descriptive statistics revealed that the degree of usage in deep and surface-rational is almost equal which was at high level. The selfefficacy levels among participants were also high. The result proved that the usage of deep learning will be enhanced when self-efficacy is increased. Our investigation concludes that deep approach to learning should be included in their academics, however the suggestion is tailored based on two factors: firstly the tasks given to students and secondly teaching methods used by lecturers.
CiteMLA
Abdillah Royo, M., et al. "Augmenting Entrepreneurial Learning among Postgraduate Students in Research University." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1.1 (2015): 25-33.
APA
Abdillah Royo, M & Jabor, M. K.(2015). Augmenting Entrepreneurial Learning among Postgraduate Students in Research University. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 1(1), 25-33.
Chicago
Abdillah Royo, M and Jabor, M. K. "Augmenting Entrepreneurial Learning among Postgraduate Students in Research University." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1, no. 1 (2015): 25-33.
Harvard
Abdillah Royo, M., Jabor, M.K., 2015. Augmenting Entrepreneurial Learning among Postgraduate Students in Research University. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 1(1), pp.25-33.
Vancouver
Abdillah Royo M, Jabor MK. Augmenting Entrepreneurial Learning among Postgraduate Students in Research University. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2015;1(1):25-33.

The Importance of Workplace Disclosure: Perspectives of Management and Employees
Y. Yusri and A. Amran
Page 34 - 50

AbstractThis paper explores management and employees perspective on the importance to disclose workplace and human resource information in annual report. Workplace disclosure is one of the four components of Corporate Social Reporting (CSR). Thirteen managers from 5 GLC and 5 non GLCs and 22 employees were interviewed to gain their awareness and perceptions on the importance to disclose workplace and human resource disclosure in annual report. The findings from the interview analysis showed that there were less significant differences between the management and employees concerning their understanding with respect to CSR and workplace disclosure. The findings revealed that although the interviewees were aware about the CSR concept, their understanding was limited to the company’s responsibility towards the community and the environment. Little significant difference in the opinion was also discovered concerning certain issues comprising the importance of workplace information and the reason for disclosure. The interviewees from employees group perceived that disclosure of workplace information is important and gives advantages to the company but too much disclosure can create a competitive threat to the company.
CiteMLA
Yusri, Y., et al. “The Importance of Workplace Disclosure: Perspectives of Management and Employees.” Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1.1 (2015): 34-50.
APA
Yusri, Y. & Amran, A.(2015). The Importance of Workplace Disclosure: Perspectives of Management and Employees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 1(1), 34-50.
Chicago
Yusri, Y. and Amran, A.”The Importance of Workplace Disclosure: Perspectives of Management and Employees.” Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 1, no. 1 (2015): 34-50.
Harvard
Yusri, Y. Amran, A., 2015. The Importance of Workplace Disclosure: Perspectives of Management and Employees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 1(1), pp.34-50.
Vancouver
Yusri Y, Amran A. The Importance of Workplace Disclosure: Perspectives of Management and Employees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2015;1(1):34-50.

Volume 2, No. 1 (March, 2016)

Malaysia Stock Market Integration: The Effect of Leader and Emerging Market
N. Ramdhan, N. L. Mohamed Yousop, Z. Ahmad, N. M. H. Abdullah, A. Z. Zabizi
Page 1 – 10

AbstractA significant change in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) usually has a significant effect on the stock market. Recently, China, South Korea and Malaysia are listed as the best of emerging markets countries with the average growth of GDP’s of 5% and above (Bloomberg, 2014). For the year 2015 and 2016, India’s GDP is expected to grow roughly 8% to 9%, which is one of the highest growth rates worldwide (Goldman Sachs, 2015). Despite the increasing growth in the emerging countries, however, for the past few years, United States (U.S), Europe and Japan had indeed been recognized as a leader in the global stock market. With the existence of these leaders, it is in fact indirectly gives the idea that the world’s stock markets to some extent are influenced by them. Thus, due to this scenario, this paper aims to shed lights on the real integration and relationship between market leaders with Malaysian stock market. Based on the empirical analysis from 1994 to 2014, results shows that the US stock market (DJIA) and the Indian stock market (BSE) are financially integrated with Malaysian stock market. However, Japan stock market (NIK) and China stock market (SHCI) are not financially integrated with Malaysian stock market (KLCI).
CiteMLA
Ramdhan, N., et al. "Malaysia Stock Market Integration: The Effect of Leader and Emerging Market." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2.1 (2016): 1-10.
APA
Ramdhan, N. N., Mohamed Yousop, L., Ahmad, Z., Abdullahd, N. M. H., & Zabiz, A. Z.(2016). Malaysia Stock Market Integration: The Effect of Leader and Emerging Market. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 1-10.
Chicago
Ramdhan, N. N., Mohamed Yousop, L., Ahmad, Z., Abdullahd, N. M. H., and Zabiz, A. Z." Malaysia Stock Market Integration: The Effect of Leader and Emerging Market." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 1-10.
Harvard
Ramdhan, N.N., Mohamed Yousop, L., Ahmad, Z., Abdullahd, N.M H., Zabiz, A.Z.,2016. Malaysia Stock Market Integration: The Effect of Leader and Emerging Market. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2(1), pp.1-10.
Vancouver
Ramdhan NN, Mohamed Yousop L, Ahmad Z, Abdullahd NMH, Zabiz AZ. Malaysia Stock Market Integration: The Effect of Leader and Emerging Market. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;2(1):1-10.

Exploratory Factor Analysis-Key to a Successful Mentoring Relationship
N. I. Jamil, F. N. Baharuddin, T. S. R. M. Tengku Sulaiman, A. N. Rosle and A. F. Harun
Page 11 - 21

AbstractMentoring program in various methods either in formal or informal are reputed to be beneficial for mentees, mentors, and organization. Researches and case studies of successful individuals in their careers indicate that mentoring has a profound influence on professional development. As the increment of the complexities in the workplace, there is a growing recognition that mentoring programs are needed to help individuals to be successful throughout their career development. Besides that, the organization was able to produce peers support group and creates best learning community in transferring knowledge aspect, especially in education background. This paper will examine the determinants of individuals’ advancement among the lecturers participating in mentoring program and help UiTM Negeri Sembilan to encourage academic staff to participate in mentoring systems. Exploratory factor analysis suggests that there are five determinants which account for 77.561% of the total variance with considerably reduce the complexity of the data set by using these components with 22.439% loss of information. Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin value is 0.790 and small values of the significance level of Bartlett’s test of sphericity (0.000) indicate factor analysis is feasible for this data set. Principal Component Analysis with Varimax rotation was performed and five determinants identified as essential ingredients in a successful mentor-mentee relationship denoted as career development, formal mentoring, mentoring relationship, informal mentoring and psychosocial support. Main findings suggest that the resulting of 22-items scale is much more reliable instrument than the initial 35-items scale with Cronbach’s alpha correlation coefficients of 0.913.
CiteMLA
Jamil, NI., et al. "Exploratory Factor Analysis-Key to a Successful Mentoring Relationship 2.1 (2016): 11-21.
APA
Jamil, N. I., Baharuddin , F. N., Tengku Sulaiman , T. S. R. M., Rosle, A. N., & Harun, A. F.(2016). Exploratory Factor Analysis-Key to a Successful Mentoring Relationship. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 11-21.
Chicago
Jamil, N. I., Baharuddin , F. N., Tengku Sulaiman , T. S. R. M., Rosle, A. N. and Harun, A. F." Exploratory Factor Analysis-Key to a Successful Mentoring Relationship." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016):11-21.
Harvard
Jamil, N.I., Baharuddin , F.N., Tengku Sulaiman , T.S.R.M., Rosle, A.N.,Harun, A.F., 2016. Exploratory Factor Analysis-Key to a Successful Mentoring Relationship. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 2(1), pp.11-21.
Vancouver
Jamil NI, Baharuddin FN, Tengku Sulaiman TSRM, Rosle AN, Harun AF. Exploratory Factor Analysis-Key to a Successful Mentoring Relationship. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;1(1):11-21.

The Impact of Tax Knowledge on Tax Compliance Case Study in Kota Padang, Indonesia
P. Fauziati, A. F. Minovia, R. Y. Muslim and R. Nasrah
Page 22 - 30

AbstractTax compliance issue is a major problem in revenue generation by government in Kota Padang, Indonesia. This study therefore examines the impact of tax knowlwdge on tax compliance. The survey research design was used in conducting the investigation. The primary source of data was used and three hundred (300) copies of self- administered questionnaire were distributed. The number of questionnaire completed and returned was two hundred and thirty-seven (237), constituting 79% response rate. The simple linier regression models were used to estimate the relationship between tax knowledge and tax compliance. The t-statistics was used to test the significance of the study variables. It was revealed that; tax knowledge has no impact on tax compliance. It is therefore recommended that efforts be made to improve the taxpayers’ knowledge so as to improve tax compliance and consequently improve government revenue generation.
CiteMLA
Fauziati, P., et al. "The Impact of Tax Knowledge on Tax Compliance Case Study in Kota Padang, Indonesia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2.1 (2016): 22-30.
APA
Fauziati, P., Minovia, A. F., Muslim, R. Y., & Nasrah, R.(2016). The Impact of Tax Knowledge on Tax Compliance Case Study in Kota Padang, Indonesia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 22-30.
Chicago
Fauziati, P., Minovia, A. F., Muslim, R. Y., and Nasrah, R. "The Impact of Tax Knowledge on Tax Compliance Case Study in Kota Padang, Indonesia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 22-30.
Harvard
Fauziati, P., Minovia, A.F., Muslim, R.Y., Nasrah, R., 2016. The Impact of Tax Knowledge on Tax Compliance Case Study in Kota Padang, Indonesia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 2(1), pp.22-30.
Vancouver
Fauziati P, Minovia AF, Muslim RY, & Nasrah R. Managing the Delayed Completion on Construction Project. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;2(1):22-30.

A Study on Relationship between Organizational Justice and Turnover Intentions in Malaysian Manufacturing Industries
N. A. Azami and S. L. Choi
Page 31 - 38

AbstractThis paper provides insight into the relationship between organizational justice and turnover intentions. Employees own attitudes and behaviors at work will be influenced by the organization’s behavior, decision and actions. If the organization failing to manage all the function and activities properly, possibility of employee intend to leave the organization is high. Therefore, this paper discusses the concepts and previous studies that relate to the above issues.
CiteMLA
Azami, NA., et al. "A Study on Relationship between Organizational Justice and Turnover Intentions in Malaysian Manufacturing Industries." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2.1 (2016): 31-38.
APA
Azami, N. A., Ungku Ahmad, U. N., & Choi, S. L.(2016). A Study on Relationship between Organizational Justice and Turnover Intentions in Malaysian Manufacturing Industries. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 31-38.
Chicago
Azami, N. A., Ungku Ahmad, U. N., and Choi, S. L. "A Study on Relationship between Organizational Justice and Turnover Intentions in Malaysian Manufacturing Industries." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 31-38.
Harvard
Azami, N.A., Ungku Ahmad, U.N., Choi, S.L., 2016. A Study on Relationship between Organizational Justice and Turnover Intentions in Malaysian Manufacturing Industries. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 2(1), pp.31-38.
Vancouver
Azami NA, Ungku Ahmad UN, Choi SL. A Study on Relationship between Organizational Justice and Turnover Intentions in Malaysian Manufacturing Industries. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;2(1):31-38.

A Study on Collection of Personal Data by Banking Industry in Malaysia
N. A. Mohamed Yusof, N. A. Ahmad and Z. Mohamed
Page 39 - 49

AbstractPersonal data is supposed to remain private to the person concern and only known to his close family and friends. The advancement of technology and invention of internet and information technology alter the balance between privacy and disclosure. Many personal data are surprisingly easily available, changing hands from one to another almost freely and are use in daily transaction without much control nowadays so much so personal data has become a commodity and tradeable asset. Data thefts, data breach, unlawful use of personal data as well as data trades off are among the examples of new problems stem from exchange of personal data. Banks are one of the industries that commonly ask customers for their personal details for official purposes before any transaction could be processed. The study examines the practice of banking industries in obtaining personal data, whether they comply with the legal provisions, whether customers given their consent freely and voluntarily free from any undue influence or duress.
CiteMLA
Mohamed Yusof, NA., et al. "A Study on Collection of Personal Data by Banking Industry in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2.1 (2016): 39-49.
APA
Mohamed Yusof, N. A., Ahmad, N. A., & Mohamed, Z. (2016). A Study on Collection of Personal Data by Banking Industry in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 39-49.
Chicago
Mohamed Yusof, N. A., Ahmad, N. A., and Mohamed, Z."A Study on Collection of Personal Data by Banking Industry in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 39-49.
Harvard
Mohamed Yusof, N. A., Ahmad, N. A., Mohamed, Z., 2016. A Study on Collection of Personal Data by Banking Industry in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 2(1), pp. 39-49.
Vancouver
Mohamed Yusof NA, Ahmad NA, Mohamed Z. A Study on Collection of Personal Data by Banking Industry in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;2(1): 39-49.

Corporate Governance and Financial Regulatory Framework in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges
S. O. Abdulmalik, A. C. Ahmad
Page 50 - 63

AbstractThe aim of this paper is to identify those factors that are peculiar to Nigeria which are likely to challenge the beneficial impact of the new accounting and corporate governance regulatory initiative in the country by using available anecdotal and empirical evidence. Based on our review, we find out that poor monitoring and compliance mechanisms arising from conflicting regulatory laws and the impairment of board of directors and auditor independence arising from the nature of firm ownership structure in Nigeria contribute to the failure in accounting and corporate governance practise. Of which if not address the ongoing effort by the Nigeria government to strengthen financial reporting atmosphere in Nigeria might not be realizable. Therefore, this study recommends that future accounting and corporate governance regulatory reforms in Nigeria should take into account the country institutional setting.
CiteMLA
Abdulmalik, SO., et al. "Corporate Governance and Financial Regulatory Framework in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2.1 (2016): 50-63.
APA
Abdulmalik, S. O., & Ahmad, A. C. (2016). Corporate Governance and Financial Regulatory Framework in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 50-63.
Chicago
Abdulmalik, S. O., and Ahmad, A. C."Corporate Governance and Financial Regulatory Framework in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 50-63.
Harvard
Abdulmalik, S. O., Ahmad, A. C., 2016. Corporate Governance and Financial Regulatory Framework in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 2(1), pp. 50-63.
Vancouver
Abdulmalik SO, Ahmad AC. Corporate Governance and Financial Regulatory Framework in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;2(1): 50-63.

Assessing the Effects of Organizational Justice on Organizational Commitment in Malaysia’s SME Sector
R. Manshor, M. S. Muda, A. M. M. Salleh, F. Z. A. Razak, and A.B. Kamaazura
Page 64 - 73

AbstractThe current study is aimed to explore factors influencing organizational commitment among Malaysian SME employees. A total of 384 employees from Malaysian SME companies had completed both the self-reported organizational commitment scale and organizational justice scale. The results revealed that procedural justice, distributive justice and informational justice are significantly and positively related to organizational commitment. Structural equation modeling indicated that the proposed theoretical model has a good level of fit.
CiteMLA
Manshor, R., et al. "Assessing the Effects of Organizational Justice on Organizational Commitment in Malaysia’s SME Sector." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2.1 (2016): 64-73.
APA
Manshor, R., Muda, M. S., Salleh, A. M. M., Razah, F. Z. A., & Kamaazura, A. B.(2016). Assessing the Effects of Organizational Justice on Organizational Commitment in Malaysia’s SME Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 64-73.
Chicago
Manshor, R., Muda, M. S., Salleh, A. M. M., Razah, F. Z. A., and Kamaazura, A. B."Assessing the Effects of Organizational Justice on Organizational Commitment in Malaysia’s SME Sector." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 64-73.
Harvard
Manshor, R., Muda, M. S., Salleh, A. M. M., Razah, F. Z. A., Kamaazura, A. B., 2016 Assessing the Effects of Organizational Justice on Organizational Commitment in Malaysia’s SME Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 2(1), pp. 64-73.
Vancouver
Manshor R, Muda MS, Salleh AMM, Razah FZA, Kamaazura AB. Assessing the Effects of Organizational Justice on Organizational Commitment in Malaysia’s SME Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;2(1): 64-73.

Competence Acquisition Issues and Challenges: The Experiences of Accountancy Trainees
R. Selamat and N. Idris
Page 74 - 92

AbstractThis paper discusses the findings of two Exploratory Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) held with accountancy trainees who are pursuing to become professional accountants. The FGDs are part of a bigger research which aims to inform an understanding of how accountancy trainees acquire competence at the workplace. Two separate FGDs were conducted with selected trainees who are in a process of qualifying for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The findings of both FGDs pointed to trainees’ related issues such as varying working and learning experiences, juggling between work and study commitment, tuition provider and teaching styles, and comparison of trainees’ performances. Other issues are organizational related issues such as the welfare and benefits of trainees, contract and confirmation, and the management of the training program. A striking outcome of comparison of the transcription was that the findings showed some clear similarities but also some differences in the accounts given by the separate group of trainees. This study also discusses the implications of the findings on the role of HR and line managers to facilitate trainees’ competence acquisition via workplace learning.
CiteMLA
Selamat, R., et al. "Competence Acquisition Issues and Challenges: The Experiences of Accountancy Trainees." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2.1 (2016): 74-92.
APA
Selamat, R., & Idris, N.(2016). Competence Acquisition Issues and Challenges: The Experiences of Accountancy Trainees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 2(1), 74-92.
Chicago
Selamat, R., and Idris, N."Competence Acquisition Issues and Challenges: The Experiences of Accountancy Trainees." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2, no. 1 (2016): 74-92.
Harvard
Selamat, R., Idris, N., 2016. Competence Acquisition Issues and Challenges: The Experiences of Accountancy Trainees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 2(1), pp. 74-92.
Vancouver
Selamat R, Idris N. Competence Acquisition Issues and Challenges: The Experiences of Accountancy Trainees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;2(1): 74-92.

Volume 3, No. 1 (June, 2016)

Assessing the Extent of Effective Construction Risk Management in Nigerian Construction Companies
A. Q. Adeleke, Yusuf Nasidi and J. A. Bamgbade
Page 1 – 10

AbstractIn this paper, the extent of effective construction risk management among Abuja Federal capital territory and Lagos state Nigeria construction companies was assessed. Then, a survey was conducted among 331 local, national and multinational construction companies within Abuja Federal capital territory and Lagos in Nigeria, using proportionate stratified random sampling, out of which 238 questionnaire were collected for data analysis. Methodologically, this research is perhaps the first to assess the extent of effective construction risk management in Abuja Federal capital territory and Lagos state Nigeria. Using the five point Likert scale categories of risk management from previous studies, statistical analysis affirmed that the overall extent of effective construction risk management among these two states is at medium level.
CiteMLA
Adeleke, AQ., et al. "Assessing the Extent of Effective Construction Risk Management in Nigerian Construction Companies." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 1-10.
APA
Adeleke, A. Q., Yusuf, N., & Bamgbade, J. A.(2016). Assessing the Extent of Effective Construction Risk Management in Nigerian Construction Companies. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 1-10.
Chicago
Adeleke, A. Q., Yusuf Nasidi, and Bamgbade, J. A."Assessing the Extent of Effective Construction Risk Management in Nigerian Construction Companies." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 1-10.
Harvard
Adeleke, A.Q., Yusuf, N., Bamgbade, J.A.,2016. Assessing the Extent of Effective Construction Risk Management in Nigerian Construction Companies. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp.1-10.
Vancouver
Adeleke AQ, Yusuf N, Bamgbade J. A Assessing the Extent of Effective Construction Risk Management in Nigerian Construction Companies. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1):1-10.

Role of Organisational Behaviour (OB) to Enhance Productivity in a Public Sector Enterprise
I. K. Javed, M. Jahanzaib, A. Wasim and H. Salman
Page 11 - 25

AbstractLow productivity in manufacturing setups is traceable to poor employee performance, employee absenteeism, low turnover and motivation. This research aims to explore the relationship of motivation, absenteeism and employees’ turnover to the labour productivity in public sector enterprises. The data for this study was collected in two stages. Firstly, the data from lower employees was collected followed by data collection from the staff and officers in second stage. A total number of 300 participants contributed in this research. Data was found normally distributed and therefore pearson correlation and regression analysis were used for analysis. The survey results indicate that motivation has strong positive relationship with the labour productivity while absenteeism and employee turnover have negative associations to the labour productivity. Furthermore, motivation has negative association with employee turnover and absenteeism. The study also concludes that absenteeism and turnover has positive association. In addition to survey, guidelines have been developed to enhance labour productivity in public enterprises.
CiteMLA
Javeda, IK., et al. "Role of Organisational Behaviour (OB) to Enhance Productivity in a Public Sector Enterprise." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 11-25.
APA
Javeda, I. K., Jahanzaib, M., Wasim, A., & Salam, H.(2016). Role of Organisational Behaviour (OB) to Enhance Productivity in a Public Sector Enterprise. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 11-25.
Chicago
Javeda, I. K., Jahanzaib, M., Wasim, A., and Salam, H."Role of Organisational Behaviour (OB) to Enhance Productivity in a Public Sector Enterprise." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 11-25.
Harvard
Javeda, I.K., Jahanzaib, M., Wasim, A., & Salam, H.,2016. Role of Organisational Behaviour (OB) to Enhance Productivity in a Public Sector Enterprise. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 11-25.
Vancouver
Javeda IK, Jahanzaib M, Wasim A, Salam H. Role of Organisational Behaviour (OB) to Enhance Productivity in a Public Sector Enterprise. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 11-25.

Obstruction of Applying E-Business among Batik Entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah
Z. N. Raihani, K. N. Fadhilah, Y. Kurniawan, A. R. NurSalihah and W. S. W. Yusoff
Page 26 - 39

AbstractThe research findings were based on the responses obtained from batik entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah Kota Bharu, Kelantan. This paper presents a study regarding to obstruction in applying e-business among batik entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah. There are three types of factors which are level of education, cost incurred and entrepreneurs’’ mind-set that influence the application of e-business. A total of 31 batik entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah participated in this study. Data was collected through self-administered questionnaires that have been distributed to the respondents. This study is important for the entrepreneurs to increase the variety of method in marketing, at the same time; boost the economy of Batik industries. Data obtained was analysed using correlation Analysis. The results have shown that the factors influencing the obstruction of e-business application. It is hoped that this research will help students, lecturers, job seekers, entrepreneur and the government in understanding the importance of e-business. The limitation of this study was the sample size, time management, and cooperation from respondents, which was not sufficient.
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Raihani, ZN., et al. "Obstruction of Applying E-Business among Batik Entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 26-39.
APA
Raihani, Z. N., Fadhilah, K. N., Kurniawan, Y., NurSalihah, A. R., & Yusoff, W. S. W.(2016). Obstruction of Applying E-Business among Batik Entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 26-39.
Chicago
Raihani, Z. N., Fadhilah, K. N., Kurniawan, Y., NurSalihah, A. R., and Yusoff, W. S. W."Obstruction of Applying E-Business among Batik Entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 26-39.
Harvard
Raihani, Z.N., Fadhilah, K.N., Kurniawan, Y., NurSalihah, A.R., & Yusoff, W.S.W.,2016. Obstruction of Applying E-Business among Batik Entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 26-39.
Vancouver
Raihani ZN, Fadhilah KN, Kurniawan Y, NurSalihah AR, Yusoff WSW. Obstruction of Applying E-Business among Batik Entrepreneurs in Pasar Siti Khadijah. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 26-39.

Determinants of Trust on Zakat Institutions and its Dimensions on Intention to Pay Zakat: A Pilot Study
S. A. Muhammad and R. Al Jaffri Saad
Page 40 - 46

AbstractSurvival of voluntary organizations depends on the level of trust donors has on that particular institution. Zakat payment to zakat institution in many Muslim countries is the choice of zakat payer either to pay to zakat institution or not. Based on this reason, the survival of zakat institution has a direct relationship with the level of trust vested in zakat institutions by contributors of zakat fund. Therefore, it is important to know the dimension of trust on zakat institution and their reliability assessment. This study aims at investigating the reliability and validity of trust’s dimension and its relationship on intention to pay zakat in Kano Nigeria. The study concludes that items of public governance quality, quality of zakat distribution, service quality and perceived board capital are reliable and valid. Therefore, the study recommends that all the items can be used in the main study and another related area.
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Muhammad, SA., et al. "Determinants of Trust on Zakat Institutions and its Dimensions on Intention to Pay Zakat: A Pilot Study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 40-46.
APA
Muhammad, S. A., & Al Jaffri Saad, R.(2016). Determinants of Trust on Zakat Institutions and its Dimensions on Intention to Pay Zakat: A Pilot Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 40-46.
Chicago
Muhammad, S. A., and Al Jaffri Saad, R."Determinants of Trust on Zakat Institutions and its Dimensions on Intention to Pay Zakat: A Pilot Study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 40-46.
Harvard
Muhammad, S.A., Al Jaffri Saad, R.,2016. Determinants of Trust on Zakat Institutions and its Dimensions on Intention to Pay Zakat: A Pilot Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 40-46.
Vancouver
Muhammad SA, Al Jaffri Saad R. Determinants of Trust on Zakat Institutions and its Dimensions on Intention to Pay Zakat: A Pilot Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 40-46.

Environmental Management System Framework for Sustainability Achievement in Higher Educational Institutions
A. Waqar, A. Wasim, H. Salman, M. Jahanzaib and H. Aziz
Page 47 - 70

AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to map an environmental management system (EMS) framework for higher education institution (HEI) of Pakistan. On the basis of extensive literature review, environmental management system ISO 14001 framework was proposed for HEIs of developing countries. Then Initial environmental review (IER) was conducted through interviews, questionnaire and observations; followed by strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis to identify key environmental concerns of the selected public sector university. Finally, environmental management system implementation plan was developed for university in the light of ISO 14001 guidelines. Both direct and indirect interactions were considered to scan the current environmental practices of university. The SWOT analysis indicated that university is working somehow satisfactorily in transportation, but there is a need of improvements in resource consumption, landscaping, air quality and purchasing. The environmental management plan for managing all the major and minor concerns have been proposed on the basis of gaps experimented through IER and SWOT analysis. The analyses of quantifiable targets including carbon and water footprints have not been carried out in the plan. Following of EMS guidelines at the university will help to reduce the direct and indirect impacts of different activities on the environment. It will also help to create environmental awareness in young minds that how to integrate sustainability in everyday life. Educational institutions of Pakistan are paying less attention towards the environmental protection. In addition, the awareness of environment protection is also limited. This research is unique in Pakistan in the sense that it will help to explain the procedure for identification of major environmental concerns and mapping environmental management system for a university.
CiteMLA
Waqar, A., et al. "Environmental Management System Framework for Sustainability Achievement in Higher Educational Institutions." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 47-70.
APA
Waqar, A., Wasim, A., Salman, H., Jahanzaib, M., & Aziz, H.(2016). Environmental Management System Framework for Sustainability Achievement in Higher Educational Institutions. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 47-70.
Chicago
Waqar, A., Wasim, A., Salman, H., Jahanzaib, M., and Aziz, H."Environmental Management System Framework for Sustainability Achievement in Higher Educational Institutions." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 47-70.
Harvard
Waqar, A., Wasim, A., Salman, H., Jahanzaib, M., Aziz, H., 2016. Environmental Management System Framework for Sustainability Achievement in Higher Educational Institutions. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 47-70.
Vancouver
Waqar A, Wasim A, Salman H, Jahanzaib M, Aziz H. Environmental Management System Framework for Sustainability Achievement in Higher Educational Institutions. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 47-70.

Examining Technology Readiness Constructs: A Validation Study
B. Ali, G. Nawanir, Y. Nasidi and J. A. Bamgbade
Page 71 - 84

AbstractThis study validates technology readiness (TR) constructs in the context of public sector higher education institutions (HEIs) of Sultanate of Oman. Using a structured selfministered questionnaire, the data was duly collected from three hundred and thirty four educationists ranking from assistant lecturers to full professors. While employing PLS-SEM technique, the data was analyzed using Smart-PLS 2.0 M3 software. Results of this study revealed that all the dimensions of technology readiness namely; optimism, innovativeness, discomfort and insecurity were highly relevant. It also established an adequate level of internal consistency reliability, convergent validity and discriminant validity for each of the constructs of the technology readiness. Based on the results, it is suggested that the TR instrument could be useful for measuring all the constructs of technology readiness to study consumers’ tendency to adopt innovations or to accept the latest technologies.
CiteMLA
Ali, B., et al. " Examining Technology Readiness Constructs: A Validation Study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 71-84.
APA
Ali, B., Nawanir, G., Nasidi, Y., & Bamgbade, J. A.(2016). Examining Technology Readiness Constructs: A Validation Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 71-84.
Chicago
Ali, B., Nawanir, G., Nasidi, Y., and Bamgbade, J. A."Examining Technology Readiness Constructs: A Validation Study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 71-84.
Harvard
Ali, B., Nawanir, G., Nasidi, Y., Bamgbade, J.A.,2016. Examining Technology Readiness Constructs: A Validation Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 71-84.
Vancouver
Ali B, Nawanir G, Nasidi Y, Bamgbade JA Examining Technology Readiness Constructs: A Validation Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 71-84.

Price to Book Value, Price to Sales Multiples and Stock Price; Evidence from Nigerian Listed Firms
I. Shittu, A. C. Ahmad and Z. Ishak
Page 85 - 93

AbstractValuation of company stock is a significant aspect of investment decision making. Investment analyst’s usually value stocks of companies for investors that wants to buy or sell stocks. One of the methods of valuing such is through equity valuation multiples. EVMs are practically used by security and investment analysts to value stock prices. However, little is known on empirical perspective of equity value multiples and stock price especially in emerging markets. This study investigated the influence of price to book value and price to sales multiples and stock price of selected firms in Nigeria. The study utilized data from100 randomly selected listed firms in the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The research covered the period of 2009 to 2013. A random effect estimation model was used to estimate the regression. The result reveals significant positive relationship between, price to book value, price to sales multiples and the stock price. The implication of the positive relationship between the dependent and the independent variables implies that, P/B, and P/S, are significantly and positively associated to stock price. While the implication for low R2 is that, stock prices are not explained only by P/B and P/S multiples but by mixture of several variables.
CiteMLA
Shittu, I., et al. "Price to Book Value, Price to Sales Multiples and Stock Price; Evidence from Nigerian Listed Firms." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 85-93.
APA
Shittu, I., Ahmad, A. C., & Ishak, K.(2016). Price to Book Value, Price to Sales Multiples and Stock Price; Evidence from Nigerian Listed Firms. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 85-93.
Chicago
Shittu, I., Ahmad, A. C., and Ishak, K."Price to Book Value, Price to Sales Multiples and Stock Price; Evidence from Nigerian Listed Firms." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 85-93.
Harvard
Shittu, I., Ahmad, A.C., Ishak, K.,2016. Price to Book Value, Price to Sales Multiples and Stock Price; Evidence from Nigerian Listed Firms. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 85-93.
Vancouver
Shittu I, Ahmad AC. Ishak K. Price to Book Value, Price to Sales Multiples and Stock Price; Evidence from Nigerian Listed Firms. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 85-93.

Rising Trend in Construction Cost and Housing Price
S. A. Mansur, A. R. Abdul Hamid and N. A. Yusof
Page 94 - 104

AbstractRising house prices in major areas in Malaysia is becoming great concerns to many citizens, especially in big cities like Johor Bahru and Kuala Lumpur. Having a house is a measure of the quality of life of a person. Costs of materials and machinery are two factors that lead to high housing construction cost. This study compares the cost of materials and machinery for the past few years, identify factors that influences housing price and identify effective methods to control the price. The study was carried out by means of questionnaires. Respondents for this study are contractors, engineers, and housing developers, amongst others. A total of 70 questionnaires were distributed among the respondents and 30 questionnaires were returned. The data is analysed using Average Index method. From the study, the building materials price trend for the year 2009 and 2013, material rental rate for the year of 2009 and 2013, plus plant and equipment rental rate for the year of 2009 and 2013 were compared. Increased fuel price, increased production cost, increased import cost, high interest on loan are the main factors to increase housing price. The effective methods to control housing price are limiting purchases by foreigners and controlling material price.
CiteMLA
Mansur, SA., et al. "Rising Trend in Construction Cost and Housing Price." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 94-104.
APA
Mansur, S. A., Abdul Hamid, A. R., & Yusof, N. A.(2016). Rising Trend in Construction Cost and Housing Price. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 94-104.
Chicago
Mansur, S. A., Abdul Hamid, A. R., and Yusof, N. A."Rising Trend in Construction Cost and Housing Price." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 94-104.
Harvard
Mansur, S.A., Abdul Hamid, A.R., Yusof, N.A.,2016. Rising Trend in Construction Cost and Housing Price. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 94-104.
Vancouver
Mansur SA, Abdul Hamid AR, Yusof NA. Rising Trend in Construction Cost and Housing Price. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 94-104.

Critical Success Factors on the BCM Implementation in SMEs
M. D. ‘A. Nasiren and M. N. Abdullah@Mohd Asmoni
Page 105 - 122

AbstractEvery company is susceptible to disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, system malfunctions and computer viruses which occur regularly throughout the world and most of the time, without we even know when it is going to happen. In relation, tens of thousands of organization of all sizes were affected by these disasters, unless organisations prepared in advance. Business Continuity Management (BCM) is the management processes that ensure the resilience of an organization in the face of a range of business disruptions in which evolved from Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP.) This paper exhibits the outcomes of a study in identifying and analysing the relationship of critical success factor (CSFs) in the implementation of BCM in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Thus, by using key terms distinguished in a preliminary literature review, a summation of 302 articles were reviewed while in a sequential series of literature review, 101 articles were selected for the final compilation. In this paper, it is found that the study on the CSFs for BCM implementation in SMEs has not been done yet, together with the study on CSFs for BCM implementation.
CiteMLA
Nasiren, MDA., et al. "Critical Success Factors on the BCM Implementation in SMEs." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 105-122.
APA
Nasiren, M. D. A., M. N. Abdullah@Mohd Asmoni.(2016). Critical Success Factors on the BCM Implementation in SMEs. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 105-122.
Chicago
Nasiren, M. D. A., M. N. Abdullah@Mohd Asmoni."Critical Success Factors on the BCM Implementation in SMEs." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 105-122.
Harvard
Nasiren, M.D.A., M. N. Abdullah@Mohd Asmoni.,2016. Critical Success Factors on the BCM Implementation in SMEs. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 105-122.
Vancouver
Nasiren MDA, MN. Abdullah@Mohd Asmoni. Malaysia Stock Market Integration: The Effect of Leader and Emerging Market. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 105-122.

Economic Evaluation of Vertical Photovoltaic System on High-rise Building in Malaysia
A. Ghazali, E. Salleh, C. H. Lim, K. Sopian and S. Mat
Page 123 - 138

AbstractIn order to provide sufficient information to the designer, investor and the end user regarding the implementation of the photovoltaic system on building façade, forecasting energy generation and cost involved is required. Using System Advisor Model developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This paper focuses on the financial evaluation of vertical photovoltaic façade system on a high-rise building in Malaysia based on 5 possible design scenarios using amorphous silicon heterojunction module with a nominal efficiency of 15.6%. Based on the financial analysis the payback period for the vertical photovoltaic system in Malaysia is about 12 years while the horizontal system is 6 years. On a monthly average, PV system on vertical façade able to save about MYR 33,000 to 68,000 each month compared to PV on roof installation is about MYR 21,000 each month. This shows that photovoltaic on vertical façade of a high-rise building can potentially be implemented in Malaysia climate condition and with carefully design approach, its can open a new demographic in Malaysian built environment and Renewable Energy industries.
CiteMLA
Ghazali, A., et al. "Economic Evaluation of Vertical Photovoltaic System on High-rise Building in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3.1 (2016): 123-138.
APA
Ghazali, A., Salleh, E., Lim, C. H., Sopian, K., & Mat, S.(2016). Economic Evaluation of Vertical Photovoltaic System on High-rise Building in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 3(1), 123-138.
Chicago
Ghazali, A., Salleh, E., Lim, C. H., Sopian, K., Mat, S."Economic Evaluation of Vertical Photovoltaic System on High-rise Building in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3, no. 1 (2016): 123-138.
Harvard
Ghazali, A., Salleh, E., Lim, C.H., Sopian, K., & Mat, S.,2016. Economic Evaluation of Vertical Photovoltaic System on High-rise Building in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 3(1), pp. 123-138.
Vancouver
Ghazali A, Salleh E, Lim CH, Sopian K, & Mat S. Economic Evaluation of Vertical Photovoltaic System on High-rise Building in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;3(1): 123-138.

Volume 4, No. 1 (September, 2016)

Project Manager Ways in Handling Work Related Stress
A. R. Abdul Hamid, A. Arzmi, B. Singh, S. A. Mansur and S. R. Mohandes
Page 1 – 11

AbstractThe aim of this research is to examine the project manager ways in coping with workplace stress in the construction industry and the objectives of this study are to identify the project manager related experience of stress at the workplace, the factor which influence stress and practices by project managers in coping with stress at the workplace. Health and safety issues at workplaces need to be addressed in ensuring the construction sector is free from health and safety problems. Safety issues are often being trumpeted however health issues have been less emphasized even though these issues actually are more significant and could have a large impact on the construction industry. Only a handful of workers know that health issues could result in various negative effects to themselves and the organization. One of the health issues that can result in various problems is stress at workplace. Stress could result in various health problems and if being kept long enough it could cause death. The primary data had been collected from the questionnaire surveys on the project managers within the construction industry. The data then were analyzed using the percentage score, average index analysis and the diagram such as bar chart had been used to visualize the results from the analysis. From the findings, many project managers thought stress at workplace exist, however, this issue is being marginalized and only 30% of respondents acknowledged experience stress in their workplace. This problem existed in the Malaysian construction industry, however, lack of awareness on this issue has resulted in no action taken. Organizational factor was the main factor that causes these problems in our construction industry. Weakness in planning within the organization was the sub factor that triggers the stress problem among project manager. Finally, the survey indicated that there were three ways, often being practiced by the project manager to handle stress, which were good planning in organization, effective communication between employee and always thinking positively.
CiteMLA
Abdul Hamid, AR., et al. "Project Manager Ways in Handling Work Related Stress." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4.1 (2016): 1-11.
APA
Abdul Hamid, A. R., Arzmi, A., Singh, B., Mansur, S. A., & Mohandes, S. R.(2016). Project Manager Ways in Handling Work Related Stress. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 4(1), 1-11.
Chicago
Abdul Hamid, A. R., Arzmi, A., Singh, B., Mansur, S. A., and Mohandes, S. R."Project Manager Ways in Handling Work Related Stress." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4, no. 1 (2016): 1-11.
Harvard
Abdul Hamid, A.R., Arzmi, A., Singh, B., Mansur, S.A., Mohandes, S.R.,2016. Project Manager Ways in Handling Work Related Stress. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4(1), pp.1-11.
Vancouver
Abdul Hamid AR, Arzmi A, Singh B, Mansur SA, Mohandes SR. Project Manager Ways in Handling Work Related Stress. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;4(1):1-11.

Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen
L. H. Ali Al-Ttaffi and H. Abdul-Jabbar
Page 12 - 21

AbstractAlmost all countries around the world are continuously facing problems and challenges with regards to compliance with tax rules and regulations. The scenario is prevalent in developing countries, especially the Middle East countries in general and Yemen in particular. Although many official reports in Yemen provided ample evidence of the existence of this problem in the country, there is, unfortunately, a lack of studies that provide causal explanations of this issue. This empirical study investigates the influence of tax service quality on taxpayer behaviour in the context of Yemeni small and medium enterprises (SME). Data have been collected from the Yemeni SMEs through a personally administered questionnaire. The analysis reveals that tax non-compliance in Yemen can be considered high among SME owner-managers. As part of a larger study of determinants of income tax compliance behaviour, this paper focuses on the perceived tax service quality factor. The tax service quality is perceived as low, indicating that the SME owner-manager seems to be not satisfied with the quality of services received from the tax authority. A simple regression analysis found that the perceived tax service quality has a significant negative influence on tax non-compliance behaviour. The study, therefore recommends that the tax authority of a country considers the relevant measures and strategies in improving the quality of tax services, which in turn enhances the level of tax compliance.
CiteMLA
Ali Al-Ttaff, LH., et al. "Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4.1 (2016): 12-21.
APA
Ali Al-Ttaff, L. H., & Abdul-Jabbar, H.(2016). Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 4(1), 12-21.
Chicago
Ali Al-Ttaff, L. H., and Abdul-Jabbar, H."Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4, no. 1 (2016): 12-21.
Harvard
Ali Al-Ttaff, L.H., Abdul-Jabbar, H.,2016. Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4(1), pp. 12-21.
Vancouver
Ali Al-Ttaff LH, Abdul-Jabbar H. Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;4(1): 12-21.

Addressing and Unravelling the Emerging HPWS Research Problems
A. I. Ismail, A. M. Abdul Halim and M. H. R. Joarder
Page 22 - 42

AbstractHigh-performance work system’s (HPWS) configuration is fraught with inconsistencies, and there are vague processes (black box) in-between the inputs (HPWS) and the output (performance). In addressing these issues, this research proposed that configuration of HPWS is many-sided, and it can be context-specific. Also, this study proposed a conceptual model which indicates that HPWS and performance are related via mediating mechanism(s) which will unpack the so-called “black box” in HRM research field. Using far-reaching literature survey, this paper presented a logic-based and empirically-based conceptual discussion to address and disentangle the identified HPWS research problems. The findings of this research stressed that configurations of HPWS are many-sided involving universalist approach, contingency approach, configuration approach, theory building process, etc. There are different ways of bundling up the HPWPs to achieve organizational outcomes. Using a blend of some approaches, this paper proposed a synergistic configuration of HPWS architectures for SMEs. It is hoped that the study will help in showing the stakeholders the process of enhancing SMEs’ performance via employee-oriented high-performance work system. However, the proposed model can be empirically solidified further via collection and analysis of relevant data.
CiteMLA
Ismail, AI., et al. "Addressing and Unravelling the Emerging HPWS Research Problems." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4.1 (2016): 22-42.
APA
Ismail, A. I., Abdul Halim, A. M., & Joarder, M. H. R.(2016). Addressing and Unravelling the Emerging HPWS Research Problems. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 4(1), 22-42.
Chicago
Ismail, A. I., Abdul Halim, A. M., and Joarder, M. H. R."Addressing and Unravelling the Emerging HPWS Research Problems." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4, no. 1 (2016): 22-42.
Harvard
Ismail, A.I., Abdul Halim, A.M., Joarder, M.H.R.,2016. Addressing and Unravelling the Emerging HPWS Research Problems. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4(1), pp. 22-42.
Vancouver
Ismail AI, Abdul Halim AM, Joarder MHR. Addressing and Unravelling the Emerging HPWS Research Problems. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;4(1): 22-42.

Service Evaluation on Automotive After-Sale Service
N. Nordin, A. A. Yaacob, R. C. Razak, W. N. W. Radzi and U. N. Saraih
Page 43 - 50

AbstractAfter-sale service assumes a crucial part in reinforcing the bond between the association and clients. After-sales service refers to various processes which ensure customers are satisfied with the products and services of the organization. The needs and demands of the customers must be fulfilled for them to spread a positive word of mouth. In the present scenario, a positive word of mouth plays an important role in promoting brands and products. After sales service ensures products and services meet or surpass the expectations of the customers. After sales service include various activities such as steps and procedures to find out whether a particular customer is happy with the products or not. In this research, some of the variable is used to measure the after-sales service. The variable is including warranty, staff service, loyalty, safety and comfort level. The researcher will incorporate them to measure and observe how they influence the after-sale service.
CiteMLA
Nordin, N., et al. "Service Evaluation on Automotive After-Sale Service." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4.1 (2016): 43-50.
APA
Nordin, N., Yaacob, A. A., Razak, R. C., Radzi, W. N. W., & Saraih, U. N.(2016). Service Evaluation on Automotive After-Sale Service. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 4(1), 43-50.
Chicago
Nordin, N., Yaacob, A. A., Razak, R. C., Radzi, W. N. W., & Saraih, U. N."Service Evaluation on Automotive After-Sale Service." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4, no. 1 (2016): 43-50.
Harvard
Nordin, N., Yaacob, A. A., Razak, R. C., Radzi, W. N. W., & Saraih, U. N.,2016. Service Evaluation on Automotive After-Sale Service. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4(1), pp. 43-50.
Vancouver
Nordin, N., Yaacob, A. A., Razak, R. C., Radzi, W. N. W., & Saraih, U. N. Service Evaluation on Automotive After-Sale Service. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;4(1): 43-50.

Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen
L. H. Ali Al-Ttaffi and H. Abdul-Jabbar
Page 51 - 59

AbstractAlmost all countries around the world are continuously facing problems and challenges with regards to compliance with tax rules and regulations. The scenario is prevalent in developing countries, especially the Middle East countries in general and Yemen in particular. Although many official reports in Yemen provided ample evidence of the existence of this problem in the country, there is, unfortunately, a lack of studies that provide causal explanations of this issue. This empirical study investigates the influence of tax service quality on taxpayer behaviour in the context of Yemeni small and medium enterprises (SME). Data have been collected from the Yemeni SMEs through a personally administered questionnaire. The analysis reveals that tax non-compliance in Yemen can be considered high among SME owner-managers. As part of a larger study of determinants of income tax compliance behaviour, this paper focuses on the perceived tax service quality factor. The tax service quality is perceived as low, indicating that the SME owner-manager seems to be not satisfied with the quality of services received from the tax authority. A simple regression analysis found that the perceived tax service quality has a significant negative influence on tax non-compliance behaviour. The study, therefore recommends that the tax authority of a country considers the relevant measures and strategies in improving the quality of tax services, which in turn enhances the level of tax compliance.
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Ali Al-Ttaffi, LH., et al. "Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4.1 (2016): 51-70.
APA
Ali Al-Ttaffi, L. H., & Abdul-Jabbar, H.(2016). Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 4(1), 51-59.
Chicago
Ali Al-Ttaffi, L. H., and Abdul-Jabbar, H."Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4, no. 1 (2016): 51-59.
Harvard
Ali Al-Ttaffi, L.H., Abdul-Jabbar, H., 2016. Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4(1), pp. 51-59.
Vancouver
Ali Al-Ttaffi LH., Abdul-Jabbar H. Service Quality and Income Tax Non-Compliance among Small and Medium Enterprises in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;4(1): 51-59.

Study on Factors that Influence Innovation in Malaysian Public Sector
K. A. M. Ali and M. Buang
Page 60 - 73

AbstractInnovation is essential in the public sectors. In the context of globalization, the public service needs to enhance its efficiency and effectiveness in meeting the citizens’ demands. The government needs to continuously renew and improve their offerings to anticipate and respond to change more quickly and more effectively. This is because the rate of technological, social and institutional changes results is only for shorter life cycles. An organization’s ability to innovate is highly depending on the quality of its employees. In this context, civil servants are regarded as being an important mechanism to realize innovations. One option for the public sector to become more innovative is to encourage their workforce to innovate. This study was carried out to examine others significant factors namely innovative work behaviour, innovation climate and participative leadership in predicting innovation in Malaysian public sector. This study was conducted at Public Service Department of Malaysia (PSD) and Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) through convenience sampling and cross-sectional study. The sample of the study comprised 86 officers and staff including men (n = 26) and women (n = 60). Pearson Correlation shows that there is a significant relationship between innovative work behaviour, innovation climate and participative leadership towards innovation in Malaysian public sector. The regression analysis results show that there is a significant relationship between combinations of these three factors on innovation in the public sector. However, innovative work behaviour is not strongly correlated to innovation compared to innovation climate and participative leadership. It happens because the civil service requires strong intrinsic motivation to innovate. This study also discusses the implications of innovation in management and recommendations for future research.
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Ali, KAM., et al. "Study on Factors that Influence Innovation in Malaysian Public Sector." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4.1 (2016): 60-73.
APA
Ali, K. A. M., & Buang, M.(2016). Study on Factors that Influence Innovation in Malaysian Public Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 4(1), 60-73.
Chicago
Ali, K. A. M., and Buang, M."Study on Factors that Influence Innovation in Malaysian Public Sector." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4, no. 1 (2016): 60-73.
Harvard
Ali, K.A.M., Buang, M.,2016. Study on Factors that Influence Innovation in Malaysian Public Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 4(1), pp. 60-73.
Vancouver
Ali KAM, Buang M. Study on Factors that Influence Innovation in Malaysian Public Sector. 2016;4(1): 60-73.

Volume 5, No. 1 (December, 2016)

Executive and Non-executive Auditors and Environmental Disclosure among Listed Firms in Nigeria
N. Yunusa, R. Mohamed, N.C. Adam
Page 1 – 7

AbstractThis study confirmed the relationship between executive and non-executive auditors in relation to environmental disclosure among the annual reports of environmentally sensitive listed companies in Nigeria. This is in line with the objective of this research that is to examine empirically the role of executive and non-executive auditors on the environmental disclosures of environmentally sensitive listed companies in Nigeria. The data of the study is collected from the financial annual reports of the said listed companies during as at 31st December, 2014. The dependent variable environmental disclosure is derived from the Global Reporting Initiative checklist while the executive and non-executive auditors are the number of executive and non-executive auditors in the audit committee of the company respectively. Using ordinary least square regression to test the hypothesis of the study however, the result of the study shows that while executive auditors have no significant relationship with environmental disclosure, non-executive auditors is found to be positively significant impacted on environmental disclosure in Nigerian environmentally sensitive listed industries.
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Yunusa, N., et al. "Executive and non-executive auditors and environmental disclosure among listed firms in Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5.1 (2016): 1-7.
APA
Yunusa, N., Mohamed, R., & Adam, N. C.(2016). Executive and non-executive auditors and environmental disclosure among listed firms in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 5(1), 1-7.
Chicago
Yunusa, N., Mohamed, R., and Adam, N. C."Executive and non-executive auditors and environmental disclosure among listed firms in Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5, no. 1 (2016): 1-7.
Harvard
Yunusa, N., Mohamed, R., Adam, N.C.,2016. Executive and non-executive auditors and environmental disclosure among listed firms in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5(1), pp.1-7.
Vancouver
Yunusa N, Mohamed R, Adam NC. Executive and non-executive auditors and environmental disclosure among listed firms in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;5(1):1-7.

Determinant of Demand for Takaful Cash Waqf in Malaysia
Mohamad Abdul Hamid, Suzana Ithnain, Ishak Abd Rahman
Page 8 - 24

AbstractThe study investigates the relationships between consumer behavior, consumer awareness and religiosity influence on intention to demand for Takaful cash Waqf. The respondents of the study comprise 100 individual contribute as a participant in Takaful/insurance. The result of the study shows that there is a positive relationship between consumer behaviors and religiosity influence on intention to demand for Takaful cash Waqf. The study found that consumer awareness is relatively not significance with determinant demand for Takaful, while consumer behavior and religiosity is strong relationship. The implication from this study shows that there is a need for sharing more information about cash Waqf if Takaful really want to implement Takaful cash Waqf as a product. The study proposes that Takaful should educate the public to increase the awareness of Takaful Cash Waqf.
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Abdul Hamid, Mohamad, et al. "Determinant of demand for Takaful Cash Waqf in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 5.1 (2016): 8-24.
APA
Abdul Hamid, M., Suzana, I., & Ishak, A. R.(2016). Determinant of demand for Takaful Cash Waqf in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 5(1), 8-24.
Chicago
Mohamad Abdul Hamid, Suzana Ithnain, Ishak Abd Rahman."Determinant of demand for Takaful Cash Waqf in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5, no. 1 (2016): 8-24.
Harvard
Abdul Hamid, M., Suzana, I., Ishak, A.R. 2016. Determinant of demand for Takaful Cash Waqf in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5(1), pp. 8-24.
Vancouver
Abdul Hamid M, Suzana I, Ishak AR. Determinant of demand for Takaful Cash Waqf in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;5(1): 8-24.

Factors Influencing Career Choice of Accounting Students in University Putra Malaysia: Qualitative pilot study
Haslinah Muhamad, Mariati Mohd. Salleh, Mohd Sufri Mohd Nordin
Page 25 - 34

AbstractThe study aims to identify factors that influence career decision making among accounting students in University Putra Malaysia. The study relied on primary data obtained from the final year of accounting students, who are almost graduate. The findings reveal there were two categories based on researcher judgement, which are internal and external factors influenced the career decision making. The internal factors are interest in the subject, self- perception, relationship with family and friends as well as lecturers. The external factors stated by respondents in this study are education attainment, salary, experiences from practical training, school and university’s entry system and gender gap. All the factors, however, may related to each other and graduates have a longer time and several step to choose their career. As the study is based on a single institution, the research strategy used does not allow for wider generalisation but provides an important insight into the career decision making of accounting student in Malaysia.
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Haslinah, Muhamad, et al. "Factors influencing career choice of accounting students in University Putra Malaysia: Qualitative pilot study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5.1 (2016): 25-34.
APA
Haslinah, M., Mariati, M. S., & Mohd Sufri, M. N.(2016). Factors influencing career choice of accounting students in University Putra Malaysia: Qualitative pilot study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 5(1), 25-34.
Chicago
Haslinah Muhamad, Mariati Mohd. Salleh, and Mohd Sufri Mohd Nordin. Factors influencing career choice of accounting students in University Putra Malaysia: Qualitative pilot study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5, no. 1 (2016): 25-34.
Harvard
Haslinah, M., Mariati, M.S., Mohd Sufri, M.N.2016. Factors influencing career choice of accounting students in University Putra Malaysia: Qualitative pilot study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5(1), pp. 25-34.
Vancouver
Haslinah M, Mariati MS, Mohd Sufri MN. Factors influencing career choice of accounting students in University Putra Malaysia: Qualitative pilot study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;5(1): 25-34.

The Advantages of Trans-pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on Malaysian Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
Charlie Albert Lasuin, Azizah Omar, Ramayah Thurasamy
Page 35 - 46

AbstractThe latest of the hot-button issue that arise in the market nowadays is the introducing of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) which become the talk of the town especially in Malaysia. TPP formed a diverse range of the countries namely Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States and Vietnam. The general discussion in this paper will be based on the advantages of TPP agreement on Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia. The so-called 21st century trade agreement with 30 chapters was finally approved by Malaysian Parliament on 27 January 2016. The decision shows Malaysia’s aspiration to move forward to become a high-income economy. Undoubtedly, the local SMEs are expected to face stiff competition as the market become autonomous liberal. However, TPP is not the “bogeyman” to scare the SMEs but to drive them to become more resilient, versatile and adaptable to any changes in the domestic and also global markets.
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Charlie Albert, Lasuin, et al. "The advantages of trans-pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) on Malaysian small, medium enterprises (SMEs)." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5.1 (2016): 35-46.
APA
Charlie, A. L., Azizah, O., & Ramayah, T. (2016). The advantages of trans-pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) on Malaysian small, medium enterprises (SMEs), 5(1), 35-46.
Chicago
Charlie Albert Lasuin, Azizah Omar, and Ramayah Thurasamy."The advantages of trans-pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) on Malaysian small, medium enterprises (SMEs)." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 5, no. 1 (2016): 35-46.
Harvard
Charlie, A.L., Azizah, O., Ramayah, T., 2016. The advantages of trans-pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) on Malaysian small, medium enterprises (SMEs)Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5(1), pp. 35-46.
Vancouver
Charlie AL, Azizah O, Ramayah T. The advantages of trans-pacific partnership agreement (TPPA) on Malaysian small, medium enterprises (SMEs). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;5(1): 35-46.

The Role of Market Orientation on the Relationship between Total Quality Management Dimensions and Organizational Performance: A Study on Banks in Libya
Gaboul Ahmed Faiz
Page 47 - 56

AbstractThe main purpose of this study was to examine the mediating effect of Market Orientation (MO) on the relationship between Total Quality Management (TQM) dimensions namely 🙁 management leadership, customer focus, and continuous improvement) and Organizational Performance (OP). Due to inconsistency in the previous literature, a management tool needed to play the role as a mechanism that can explain the relationship between TQM dimensions and organizational performance in better way. Therefore, this study tried to introduce market orientation as the mechanism between TQM dimensions and organizational performance. Questionnaires were distributed to 400 branches of the Libyan banks. 230 questionnaires were returned and used in the analysis using the PLS-SEM. The results of this study revealed that TQM was positive and have also been proven to be significant predictors of organizational performance. More importantly, the results have also confirmed the mediating effect of Market Orientation on the relationships between TQM dimensions, and organizational performance.
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Gaboul, Ahmed Faiz. "The role of market orientation on the relationship between total quality management dimensions and organizational performance: A study on banks in Libya." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5.1 (2016): 47-56.
APA
Gaboul, A. F.(2016). The role of market orientation on the relationship between total quality management dimensions and organizational performance: A study on banks in Libya. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies , 5(1), 47-56.
Chicago
Gaboul Ahmed Faiz."The role of market orientation on the relationship between total quality management dimensions and organizational performance: A study on banks in Libya." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5, no. 1 (2016): 47-56.
Harvard
Gaboul, A.F.,2016. The role of market orientation on the relationship between total quality management dimensions and organizational performance: A study on banks in Libya. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5(1), pp. 47-56.
Vancouver
Gaboul AF. The role of market orientation on the relationship between total quality management dimensions and organizational performance: A study on banks in Libya. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;5(1): 47-56.

ARDL Bound Test Approach for Co-integration between FDI, Human Capital and Innovation Activities: Insights from Malaysia
Ricky Jores, Law Siong Hook
Page 57 - 71

AbstractFDI can be beneficial in term of creating spillover in the hosts’ country, but there is no direct evidence to confirm that FDI affects innovation activities in Malaysia. Innovation means fresh thinking and approaches that add value to consistently create wealth and social welfare. This study examines the effect of inward FDI and human capital on innovative activities thus to provide an evidence on the interaction term between inward FDI and human capital using the ARDL bound test approach. The results show that inward FDI is negatively related with the innovation activities in the short run but is positively related in the long run. The presence of the human capital as an absorptive tool helps in mediating the effects of inward FDI on innovative activities in Malaysia. Meanwhile, it suggests that the injection of inward FDI require human capital to facilitate the innovation process in order to enhance the innovation capacity. To raise the contribution of inward FDI and human capital on innovative activities, there is a need to shift from the old trend assembly of goods and products into the knowledge-based economy that concentrates on research, knowledge and skills.
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Ricky, Jores, et al. "ARDL bound test approach for co-integration between FDI, human capital and innovation activities: Insights from Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5.1 (2016): 57-71.
APA
Ricky, J., & Law, S. H.(2016). ARDL bound test approach for co-integration between FDI, human capital and innovation activities: Insights from Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 5(1), 57-71.
Chicago
Ricky Jores, and Law Siong Hook."ARDL bound test approach for co-integration between FDI, human capital and innovation activities: Insights from Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 5, no. 1 (2016): 57-71br> Harvard
Ricky, J., Law, S.H.,2016. ARDL bound test approach for co-integration between FDI, human capital and innovation activities: Insights from Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5(1), pp. 57-71.
Vancouver
Ricky J, Law SH. ARDL bound test approach for co-integration between FDI, human capital and innovation activities: Insights from Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;5(1): 57-71.

Impact of Microcredit on Women Borrower’s Quality of Life in Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Sana Fayyaz, Roslan Abdul Hakim, Shazida Jan Mohd Khan
Page 72 - 86

AbstractMicro credit has been widely recognized in the recent development literature to have positive consequences of societal economic development. However, most studies examine the impact of micro credit on some narrow indicators of well-being such as income, poverty, education and health. While these indicators do measure and represent the standard of living of the society, and are important development objectives, they focus only on the material aspect of well-being. Therefore, it does not really shed light on whether micro credit is associated with quality of life which is the subjective aspect of economic development. This gives rise to the question on whether micro credit also leads to better quality of life. This paper attempts to answer this question by encompassing the investigation not only on the impact of micro credit and its domains loan duration, training and loan size on income, but also on quality of life. The Multinomail logit model analysis technique was used to make empirical evidence to show the association between microcredit and quality of life. The cross sectional primary data that were obtained from a survey questionnaire of 400 women borrowers of the three microcredit provided banks, namely Khushhali bank, Tameer microfinance bank and NRSP-bank in Bahawalpur, Southern Punjab, Pakistan was used for the analysis. The results show that micro credit and its three domains loan duration, training and loan size have an important impact on household income as well as on quality of life. These findings indicate that micro credit is an essential investment to achieve good quality of life in particularly economically non-developed states.
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Sana, Fayyaz, et al. "Impact of microcredit on women borrower’s quality of life in Bahawalpur, Pakistan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5.1 (2016): 72-86.
APA
Sana, F., Roslan, A. K., & Shazida Jan, M. K.(2016). Impact of microcredit on women borrower’s quality of life in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 5(1), 72-86.
Chicago
Sana Fayyaz, Roslan Abdul Hakim, and Shazida Jan Mohd Khan."Impact of microcredit on women borrower’s quality of life in Bahawalpur, Pakistan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5, no. 1 (2016): 72-86.
Harvard
Sana, F., Roslan, A.K., Shazida Jan, M.K.,2016. Impact of microcredit on women borrower’s quality of life in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 5(1), pp.72-86.
Vancouver
Sana F, Roslan AK, Shazida Jan MK. Impact of microcredit on women borrower’s quality of life in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2016;5(1):72-86.

Volume 6, No. 1 (March, 2017)

Decision Characteristics and Strategic Decision Process for Strategic Decision Output: A Conceptual Model
Ardila Syahoera Shafie, Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad, Rikinorhakis Ridzwan
Page 1 – 11

AbstractMaking good decisions is an important action to each manager. This is because the decision will affect on their business performance. Although many studies involving many factors that influence decision-making, but it still has not been able to guide managers to make the right strategic decisions making. There is still a strong need to test the relationship between the strategic decision making process output with contextual factors such as internal, external organization characteristics and decision specific characteristics. Relevant study on moderating effect of strategic decision process that enhances the relationship between decision process characteristics and decision output is still scanty. Therefore, the aim of this study is to propose a model based on the effect and impact of contextual factors on the strategic decision making process and at the same time to test the extent to which the nature of decision-making process (a moderating effect) enhance the quality of the decision-making process output. The variables proposed are decision specific characteristic, organizational (internal characteristics), and environmental (external characteristics) effect on quality and satisfaction of the decision output while having strategic decision process (rationality or comprehensiveness, decentralization and politicization) as a moderating factor. Hence, the end of this study will highlighted the several outcomes, which are; (1) if the situations where they make strategic decisions are highly dynamic, (2) if the organization is large, and (3) if the decision exerts a high level of impact on different areas of the organization.
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Ardila Syahoera, Shafie, et al. "Decision characteristics and strategic decision process for strategic decision output: A conceptual model." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.1 (2017): 1-11.
APA
Ardila Syahoera, S., Nik Maheran, N. M., & Rikinorhakis, R.(2017). Decision characteristics and strategic decision process for strategic decision output: A conceptual model. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 1-11.
Chicago
Ardila Syahoera Shafie , Nik Maheran Nik Muhammad, and Rikinorhakis Ridzwan."Decision characteristics and strategic decision process for strategic decision output: A conceptual model." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 6, no. 1 (2017): 1-11.
Harvard
Ardila Syahoera, S., Nik Maheran, N.M., Rikinorhakis, R.,2017. Decision characteristics and strategic decision process for strategic decision output: A conceptual model. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp.1-11.
Vancouver
Ardila Syahoera S, Nik Maheran NM, Rikinorhakis R. Decision characteristics and strategic decision process for strategic decision output: A conceptual model. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1):1-11.

Critical Success Factors and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia
Mohani Abdul, Krishneswary Gunasagaran, Nurul Ain Kamarudin, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Jamal Uddin, Mohammad Saidur Rahaman
Page 12 - 23

AbstractThis paper explores critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire which was distributed to 100 women entrepreneurs by using snowball sampling. The study revealed that 85% of these women had been exposed to entrepreneurship course before venturing into their business and 85% of them also have at least one family member involved in business. Attitude, skills, business strategy and environmental factors gave significant results; while the use of IT was insignificant. In terms of ranking, based on Pearson correlation coefficient, skills are ranked highest while business strategy, environment, attitude and use of IT are ranked as second, third, fourth and fifth respectively. The study also exhibited some problems faced by these women entrepreneurs before and during their business operation. The results of this study will be helpful to the entrusted government agencies in providing proper training or guidance in helping Malaysian women entrepreneurs.
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Mohani, Abdul, et al. "Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.1 (2017): 12-23.
APA
Mohani, A., Krishneswary, G., Nurul Ain, K., Mohammad Mizanur, R., Mohammad Jamal, U., & Mohammad Saidur, R.(2017). Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 12-23.
Chicago
Mohani Abdul, Krishneswary Gunasagaran, Nurul Ain Kamarudin, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Jamal Uddin, and Mohammad Saidur Rahaman."Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 1 (2017): 12-23.
Harvard
Mohani, A., Krishneswary, G., Nurul Ain, K., Mohammad Mizanur, R., Mohammad Jamal, U., Mohammad Saidur, R.,2017. Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp. 12-23.
Vancouver
Mohani A, Krishneswary G, Nurul Ain K, Mohammad Mizanur R, Mohammad Jamal U, Mohammad Saidur R. Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1): 12-23.

AIS Usage Factors and Impact among Jordanian SMEs: The Moderating Effect of Environmental Uncertainty
Abd Alwali Lutfi, Kamil Md Idris, Rosli Mohama
Page 24 - 38

AbstractSmall and medium Enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to survive in the present competitive environment. Accounting Information Systems (AIS) has great potentials to facilitate firms in attaining sustainable competitiveness and to survive in such environment. Nevertheless, the use of AIS among Jordanian SMEs has been reported as relatively low, which in turn does not affect SMEs effectively. Drawing upon Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) framework as well as the ResourceBased View (RBV) theory, authors proposed an integrated model to examine the antecedents and impact of AIS usage in Jordanian SMEs. The proposed model enables incorporation of usage and the performance aspects of AIS in a single model. This study employed self-administered questionnaire survey for data collection purpose. The research model was validated based on the responses from 186 Jordanian SMEs. There are three major findings being observed from this study. First, competitive pressure, compatibility, organizational readiness, owner/manager commitment and government support are found to significantly influence the usage of AIS. Secondly, the study demonstrates significant and positive relationship between AIS Usage and AIS Effectiveness. Finally, contrary to the expectation, environmental uncertainty does not moderate the relationship between AIS usage and AIS effectiveness. The findings provide insights as how firms could improve their AIS usage for better firm performance. The current paper also contributes to the small but emergent stream of literature that examines antecedents and impact of IS/IT usage.
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Abd Alwali, Lutfi, et al. "AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.1 (2017): 24-38.
APA
Abd Alwali, L., Kamil, M. I., & Rosli, M.(2017). AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 24-38.
Chicago
Abd Alwali Lutfi, Kamil Md Idris, and Rosli Mohamad."AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 1 (2017): 24-38.
Harvard
Abd Alwali, L., Kamil, M.I., Rosli, M.,2017. AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp. 24-38.
Vancouver
Abd Alwali L, Kamil MI, Rosli M. AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1): 24-38.

Establishing HR Practices-employee Performance Relationship through Literature Survey
Mohammed Jibrin-Bida, Abdul Halim Abdul-Majid, Abdussalaam Iyanda Ismail
Page 39 - 49

AbstractThe success of any organization hinges on human resource of such organization. Human resource has the skills, knowledge and competencies required for the execution of organizational strategy and planning. Human resource is a crucial to the enhancement of sustainable competitive advantages and enhanced firm performance. Substantial numbers of HRM research have indicated positive effect of HR practices on employee performance. Yet, some other studies indicate the otherwise. Thus, the findings of the extant research are seemingly inconclusive. To address this issue, this paper, via an across-the-board literature survey, establish that HR practices involving recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal, and succession planning impact employee performance. It can be discerned that the research findings that deny or cast doubt on the HRM-Performance nexus could not hold water, given the fact that there have been an overwhelming bulk of empirical studies that establish the link between HRM and performance. Hence, this research further proposes the five HR practices to be the determinant of employee performance. However, the proposed model can be empirically solidified further via collection and analysis of relevant data.
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Mohammaed, Jibrin-Bida, et al. "Establishing HR practices-employee performance relationship through literature survey." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.1 (2017): 39-49.
APA
Mohammed, J. B., Abdul Halim, A. M., & Ismail, A. I.(2017). Establishing HR practices-employee performance relationship through literature survey. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 39-49.
Chicago
Mohammed Jibrin-Bida, Abdul Halim Abdul-Majid, and Abdussalaam Iyanda Ismail."Establishing HR practices-employee performance relationship through literature survey." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 1 (2017): 39-49.
Harvard
Mohammed, J.B., Abdul Halim, A.M., Ismail, A.I.,2017. Establishing HR practices-employee performance relationship through literature survey. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp. 39-49.
Vancouver
Mohammed JB, Abdul Halim AM, Ismail AI. Establishing HR practices-employee performance relationship through literature survey. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1): 39-49.

Board Diversity and Audit Quality: Evidence from Turkey
Aree S Mustafa, Ayoib B Che-Ahmad, Sitraselvi A/P Chandren
Page 50 - 60

AbstractRecent management studies report that demographic and cognitive characteristics of board of directors and corporate performance are related. [7] reported that demographic characteristics of managers influence positively on their voluntary disclosure styles. This study conjectures that demographic diversity (e.g. gender and age) and cognitive diversity (e.g. interlocking directorship and levels of education) of board of directors impacts on client’s incentive and ability to demand high audit quality proxy by Big4 auditors. Utilizing data from a sample of 415 firm-year observations for the period of 2011 to 2015 of Turkey quoted firms and using random effect estimation model to estimate the regression, we find a positive relationship between director within 36-55 and 46-55 years old and audit quality. The study’s findings also show that interlocking directorship and boards with Master degree holders has a significant positive impact on clients’ demand for high audit quality. This study contributes to provide additional theoretical insight by examining interlocking directorship with audit quality, which to the best of the researcher’s knowledge, have not been addressed in the environment of Turkey.
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Aree, S Mustafa, et al. "Board diversity and audit quality: Evidence from Turkey." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 6.1 (2017): 50-60.
APA
Aree, S. M., Ayoib, B. C. A., & Chandren, S.(2017). Board diversity and audit quality: Evidence from Turkey. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 50-60.
Chicago
Aree S Mustafa, Ayoib B Che-Ahmad, and Sitraselvi A/P Chandren."Board diversity and audit quality: Evidence from Turkey." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 1 (2017): 50-60.
Harvard
Aree, S.M., Ayoib, B.C.A., Chandren, S.,2017. Board diversity and audit quality: Evidence from Turkey. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp. 50-60.
Vancouver
Aree SM, Ayoib BCA, Chandren S. Board diversity and audit quality: Evidence from Turkey. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1): 50-60.

The Moderating Effect of Probability of Detection on the Determinants Influencing Excise Duty Non-compliance in Malaysia
Perabavathi Sinnasamy, Zainol Bidin
Page 61 - 71

AbstractTax non-compliance in indirect taxes involving importers as taxpayers in smuggling and illegal trade activities for cigarettes, liquor and imported vehicles exists as a complex phenomenon in Malaysia. The purpose of this study is to examine the direct relationship and probability of detection as moderator with tax audit, tax knowledge and peer influence as independent variables to determine excise duty non-compliance issue. The questionnaires were distributed using disproportionate stratified simple random sampling technique. A total of 500 useable questionnaires collected for analysis. The partial least square analysis applied to analyze the data. Analysis of data involved throughout Malaysia indicates the tax audit, peer influence and tax knowledge have a significant positive relationship. In addition, tax audit have significant negative relationship and tax knowledge have significant positive relationship with moderating effect. The findings from this study provided an indication for the tax administration in maximizing tax collections and encourage taxpayer’s compliance.
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Perabavathi, Sinnasamy, et al. "The moderating effect of probability of detection on the determinants influencing excise duty non-compliance in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.1 (2017): 61-71.
APA
Sinnasamy, P., & Zainol, B.(2017). The moderating effect of probability of detection on the determinants influencing excise duty non-compliance in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 61-71.
Chicago
Perabavathi Sinnasamy, and Zainol Bidin."The moderating effect of probability of detection on the determinants influencing excise duty non-compliance in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 1 (2017): 61-71.
Harvard
Sinnasamy, P., Zainol, B.,2017. The moderating effect of probability of detection on the determinants influencing excise duty non-compliance in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp. 61-71.
Vancouver
Sinnasamy P, Zainol B. The moderating effect of probability of detection on the determinants influencing excise duty non-compliance in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1): 61-71.

The Development Model of Performance Appraisal Satisfaction in Relation to Organizational Justice: Evidences from Public Higher Educational Institution
Ummi Naiemah Saraih, Khofizoah Mohd Karim, Razli Ahmad, Norshahrizan Nordin
Page 72 - 85

AbstractPerformance appraisal (PA) plays a vital role in the development and evaluation process of all employees. Thus, the satisfaction of employees towards PA implementation is essential to be explored. Given that, the components of PA satisfaction model may become salient to be investigated. Hence, this study aims to investigate the effects of employee’s perceptions of organizational justice (OJ) on PA satisfaction. The effects of four dimensions of OJ on PA satisfaction have been examined. The differences in perceived OJ and PA satisfaction between the academic and non-academic staff have been revealed. This study utilized the survey (questionnaire) method. Data were gathered from 340 respondents (academic and non-academic staff) from one of the public higher educational institution in Malaysia. Results presented a significant difference in PA satisfaction between the academic and non-academics staff. However, no significant difference in perceived OJ existed between the two categories of staff. There was a strong correlation between overall justice and PA satisfaction (r=.832, p=.000). In detail, distributed justice (r=.628, p=.000), and procedural justice (r=.728, p=.000) were positively and significantly correlated with PA satisfaction. Also, interpersonal justice (r=.793, p=.000), and informational justice (r=.790, p=.000) were positively and significantly correlated with PA satifaction. Therefore, all justice dimensions including distributive, procedural, interpersonal and informational justice should be well-enforced in the public higher educational institution. Theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.
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Ummi Naiemah, Saraih, et al. "The development model of performance appraisal satisfaction in relation to organizational justice: Evidences from Public Higher Educational Institution." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 6.1 (2017): 72-85.
APA
Ummi Naiemah, S., Khofizoah, M. K., Razli, A., & Norshahrizan, N.(2017). The development model of performance appraisal satisfaction in relation to organizational justice: Evidences from Public Higher Educational Institution. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 72-85.
Chicago
Ummi Naiemah Saraih, Khofizoah Mohd Karim, Razli Ahmad, and Norshahrizan Nordin."The development model of performance appraisal satisfaction in relation to organizational justice: Evidences from Public Higher Educational Institution." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 6, no. 1 (2017): 72-85.
Harvard
Ummi Naiemah, S., Khofizoah, M.K., Razli, A., Norshahrizan, N.,2017. The development model of performance appraisal satisfaction in relation to organizational justice: Evidences from Public Higher Educational Institution. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp. 72-85.
Vancouver
Ummi Naiemah S, Khofizoah MK, Razli A, Norshahrizan N. The development model of performance appraisal satisfaction in relation to organizational justice: Evidences from Public Higher Educational Institution. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1): 72-85.

Impact of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) on Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty: A Systematic Review
Saeed Awadh Bin-Nashwan, Haslinda Hassan
Page 86 - 107

AbstractIn this study, we review literature on Customer Relationship Management (CRM), focusing specifically on the impact of the CRM on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. CRM is a set of practices that organizations adopt to maintain and increase their customer base. A systematic review of empirical researches from different sources of journals and conferences papers, covering the period 2005 to 2015, is carried out. The results found are diverse in terms of the publication trend, CRM classification, industries, and countries studied. The three dimensions that have been frequently used in prior studies that address the impact of CRM on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty are service quality (SQ), service access (SA), and handling complaints (HC). These factors are found to have effects on customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. The study benefits both academics and practitioners in the context of adding to the existing literature on CRM and providing insights on what drives CRM in real practice.
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Saeed Awadh, Nashwan, et al. "Impact of customer relationship management (CRM) on customer satisfaction and loyalty: A systematic review." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.1 (2017): 80-107.
APA
Saeed Awadh, N., & Haslinda, H.(2017). Impact of customer relationship management (CRM) on customer satisfaction and loyalty: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(1), 86-107.
Chicago
Saeed Awadh Nashwan, and Haslinda Hassan."Impact of customer relationship management (CRM) on customer satisfaction and loyalty: A systematic review." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 1 (2017): 86-107.
Harvard
Saeed Awadh, N., Haslinda, H.,2017. Impact of customer relationship management (CRM) on customer satisfaction and loyalty: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(1), pp. 86-107.
Vancouver
Saeed Awadh N, Haslinda H. Impact of customer relationship management (CRM) on customer satisfaction and loyalty: A systematic review. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(1): 86-107.

Volume 6, No. 2 (March, 2017)

The Impact of Climate on Economic Growth in Malaysia
Shafinah Rahim, Tay Guan Puay
Page 108 – 119

AbstractThis study investigates the relationship between factors representing climate change and economic growth in Malaysia, between years 1983 and 2013. The selected varibles include precipitation (mm), temperature(?C) and arable land (% of land used). The objective of this paper is to understand the siginificance of precipitation, temperature and arable land, towards gross domestic product (current LCU). The methodologies employed are Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) unit root test, Dickey-Fuller GLS (DF-GLS) unit root test, the Johansen-Juselius Cointegration test, Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) test, the Variance Decomposition (VDC) test and the Impulse Response Function (IRF) test. The empirical results imply one cointegrating vector between variables, indicating a unidirectional causality long term relationship between precipitation, temperature and arable land towards GDP. Precipitation appears to be the most exogenous variable whereas Temperature the most endogenous at a 50 year horizon period. The IRF test concludes that the variables in this model are able to recover from shocks caused by another variable within 5 years. The relatively short revival period helps government to monitor the progress made by ongoing strategies. Several policies are recommended for the benefit of the relevant government authorities in dealing with the current climate crisis which will inevitably affect the Malaysian economic growth.
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Shafinah, Rahim, et al. "The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 6.2 (2017): 108-119.
APA
Shafinah, R., & Tan, G. P.(2017). The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(2), 108-119.
Chicago
Shafinah Rahim, and Tay Guan Puay."The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 6, no. 2 (2017): 108-119.
Harvard
Shafinah, R., Tan, G.P.,2017. The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(2), pp. 108-119.
Vancouver
Shafinah,R, Tan GP. The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(2):108-119.

Pembangunan Infrastruktur Tadbir Urus dan Pengawal Seliaan Ar-Rahnu
Infrastructure Development of Governance and Regulatory for Ar-Rahnu
Asiah Alkharib Shah, Salmy Edawati Yaacob
Page 120 - 133

AbstractAn effective governance mechanism is a key for Ar Rahnu industry (ARI) being more progressive. However, insufficient infrastructure development supports could retard the ARI governance mechanism and regulation framework. The purpose of this paper is to identify the appropriate infrastructure development governance framework that applicable to ARI and its regulatory agencies in Malaysia. Besides, textual analysis and semi-structured interview, this study also employs an underlying theory with some current justifications. This study found that the absence of the proposed infrastructure affects the governance mechanisms of an effective Ar Rahnu transaction. Thus, this study proposed governance infrastructure includes two layers of supervision, at the level of service providers and Ar-Rahnu regulatory body, namely the legislative, expertise manpower, operations, quality assurance systems and infrastructure.
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Asiah, Alkharib Shah, et al. "Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.2 (2017): 120-133.
APA
Asiah, A. S., & Salmy Edawati, Y.(2017). Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(2), 120-133.
Chicago
Asiah Alkharib Shah, and Salmy Edawati Yaacob."Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 2 (2017): 120-133.
Harvard
Asiah, A.S., Salmy Edawati, Y.,2017. Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(2), pp. 120-133.
Vancouver
Asiah AS, Salmy Edawati Y. Critical success factors and challenges of women entrepreneurs in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(2): 120-133.

Workplace and Human Capital Disclosure in Corporate Reports: Comparison between Government Link Company (GLC) and Non-government Link Company (Non-GLC)
Yusniyati Yusri, Rosmila Senik, Ridzwana Mohd Said
Page 134 - 142

AbstractThe objective of this paper is to investigate and compare the extent of workplace and human capital disclosure in the corporate annual report and corporate websites between GLC and Non GLC in Malaysia PLC. Content analysis of 60 annual reports of ten PLCs (5 GLC and 5 Non GLC) from 2006 to 2011 and ten corporate websites in 2011 was analysed. Besides analysing the content of annual report and stand-alone reports of those 10 companies for 6 years, interviews with the managers of those companies were also conducted. 13 managers from the companies were interviewed to grasp their perspective on their workplace and human capital reporting practices. The findings from the content analysis reveal that although the disclosure level of workplace and human resource information has increased, the issues discussed and disclosed varies among the companies in the sample. GLCs shows high disclosure amount as compared to Non-GLCs. All companies disclosed at least one item for each workplace category except for the categories of information concerning labour relations, diversity and equality issues, and information about staff engagement. Reasons for non-disclosure of the above mention information ware gathered from the interviews with the managers. The reason was that the companies did not have a union for employees; and, therefore, there was no disclosure about labour relations in their annual reports. The finding of this study extends the CSR literature by providing further understanding concerning the issue of workplace disclosure in Malaysian PLCs.
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Yusniyati, Yusri, et al. "AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6.2 (2017): 134-142.
APA
Yusniyati, Y., Rosmila, S., & Ridzwana, M. S.(2017). AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 6(2), 134-142.
Chicago
Yusniyati Yusri, Rosmila Senik, and Ridzwana Mohd Said."AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6, no. 2 (2017): 134-142.
Harvard
Yusniyati, Y., Rosmila, S., Ridzwana, M.S.,2017. AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 6(2), pp. 134-142.
Vancouver
Yusniyati Y, Rosmila S, Ridzwana MS. AIS usage factors and impact among Jordanian SMEs: The moderating effect of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;6(2): 134-142.

Volume 7, No. 1 (June, 2017)
Editors: Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi (Head), Abdul Ghafur Hanafi, Mohd Affendi Ahmad Pozin, Siti Fatimah Mohd Nasaruddin

Assessing the Implementation Level of Business Process Reengineering Factors in Malaysian Islamic Banks
Norlena Hasnan, Kabiru Jinjiri Ringim, Mohd Rizal Razalli
Page 1 – 12

AbstractThe main objective of this study is to assess the level of implementation of BPR factors in Malaysian Islamic banks. BPR factors are operationalized by change management, BPR strategy alignment, customer focus, management commitment, IT investment, and adequate financial resource. The study used descriptive research design and data were collected using structured questionnaire. Simple random sampling technique was used and Sixty Four (64) questionnaires were administered in the Head Offices of Islamic Banks in Kuala Lumpur. A proportionate simple random sampling was used for sample selection of the respondent in the Headquarters of Islamic banks Malaysia. The data collected was processed for descriptive and inferential analysis. Frequencies and descriptive analysis was conducted to ascertain the implementation level of BPR factors in Islamic bank. The findings revealed that BPR factors such as Change Management, Strategy alignment, Management Commitment, Customer Focus, Information Technology (IT) Investment, Process redesign, Adequate Financial Resources, Less Bureaucratic Structure have a moderate means level. This impliedly indicated most of the respondents agreed that the BPR factors do have significance contribution towards the performance. The outcome of this study would provide important insights to both managers and researchers for further understanding on the implementation level of BPR factors in Malaysian Islamic banks. The study provided necessary suggestions on new area of research recommended for future researchers.
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Norlena, Hasnan, et al. "Assessing the implementation level of business process reengineering factors in Malaysian islamic banks." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 1-12.
APA
Norlena, H., Kabiru, J. R., & Mohd Rizal, R.(2017). Assessing the implementation level of business process reengineering factors in Malaysian islamic banks. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 1-12.
Chicago
Norlena Hasnan, Kabiru Jinjiri Ringim, and Mohd Rizal Razalli."Assessing the implementation level of business process reengineering factors in Malaysian islamic banks." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 1 (2017): 1-12.
Harvard
Norlena, H., Kabiru, J.R., Mohd Rizal, R.,2017. Assessing the implementation level of business process reengineering factors in Malaysian islamic banks. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 1-12.
Vancouver
Norlena H, Kabiru JR, Mohd Rizal R. Assessing the implementation level of business process reengineering factors in Malaysian islamic banks. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 1-12.

Determinants of Corporate Social Responsibility on Companies Experience
Asna, Roslina Kamaruddin
Page 13 - 20

AbstractThis study is organized the nexus between social responsibility and financial performance both theoretical examination and empirical evidence. It aims to explicate the prior view of corporate social responsibility and the contribution of stakeholder theory on corporate social responsibility approach on business activities. It may provide a portrait the importance of social responsibility in business and society. The integration between corporate social responsibility and financial performance will emerge on business operations in developed countries particularly in developing countries. Consequently, corporate social responsibility is not perceived as diminished interest shareholders parties as well as reduction business profit. So that the corporate social responsibility concept will be continually developed to answer the development of dynamic businesses.
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Asna, et al. "The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 13-20.
APA
Asna, & Roslina, K.(2017). The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 13-20.
Chicago
Asna, and Roslina Kamaruddin."The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 13-20.
Harvard
Asna, Roslina, K.,2017. The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 13-20.
Vancouver
Asna, Roslina K. The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 13-20.

Moderating Effect of Perceived Social Norms on the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Knowledge and Graduates Entrepreneurial Intention
Lamidi Yusuf, Donny Abdul Latief Poespowidjojo, Abdulrahman Muhammed
Page 21 - 31

AbstractThis study examines the moderating effect of perceived social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention. Using purposeful sampling technique, 375 individual National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in various locations in Kwara States, Nigeria were randomly selected and sampled by means of a structured questionnaire. The Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Model was used to test the model hypotheses. Result reveals that there is a positive and significant relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention, however, the moderating effect of perceived social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention was negatively supported, suggesting Nigerian graduate preference for white collar jobs due to the societal negative perception about graduates becoming entrepreneur upon graduation. It is recommended that the government at all levels should intensify effort towards promoting positive entrepreneurial perception, that will enhance the perception of the entrepreneur as a viable career alternative, and similarly, the government should create an enabling environment that promotes positive entrepreneurial culture.
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Lamidi, Yusuf, et al. "Moderating effect of perceived social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 21-31.
APA
Lamidi, Y., Donny Abdul Latief, P., & Abdulrahman, M.(2017). Moderating effect of perceived social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention.Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 21-31.
Chicago
Lamidi Yusuf, Donny Abdul Latief Poespowidjojo, and Abdulrahman Muhammed."Moderating effect of perceived social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 21-31br> Harvard
Lamidi, Y., Donny Abdul Latief, P., Abdulrahman, M.,2017. Moderating effect of perceived social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention.Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 21-31.
Vancouver
Lamidi Y, Donny Abdul Latief P, Abdulrahman M. Moderating effect of perceived social norms on the relationship between entrepreneurial knowledge and graduates entrepreneurial intention. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 21-31.

Effectiveness of Talent Management to Improving Organisational Performance in Government Owned Bank
Yong Salmah Nasir, Shahimi Moktar, Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin
Page 32 - 38

AbstractThis research was carried out using method of questionnaire among officer in Malaysian Government own Bank. Talent management is the main purpose of the study to examine the effect on organizational performance. Talent management is considered as the strategy of organization performance and involves activities such as attracting, retention, development, motivation and succession planning. All the activity needed in order for success and improve performance. To ensure organizational succeed in highly competitive market, the organization must have the right employees at the right job. It is additional benefits for an organization and for employees to identify and develop by talent management strategy and give the impact to organizational performance.
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Yong Salmah, Nasir, et al. "Effectiveness of talent management to improving organisational performance in government owned bank." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 32-38.
APA
Yong Salmah, N., Shahimi, M., & Ahmad Shabudin, A.(2017). Effectiveness of talent management to improving organisational performance in government owned bank. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 32-38.
Chicago
Yong Salmah Nasir, Shahimi Moktar, and Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin."Effectiveness of talent management to improving organisational performance in government owned bank." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 32-38.
Harvard
Yong Salmah, N., Shahimi, M., Ahmad Shabudin, A.,2017. Effectiveness of talent management to improving organisational performance in government owned bank. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 32-38.
Vancouver
Yong Salmah N, Shahimi M, Ahmad Shabudin A. Effectiveness of talent management to improving organisational performance in government owned bank. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2017;7(1): 32-38.

Kaedah Rawatan Penagih Tegar Dadah melalui Pendekatan Kerohanian: Kajian Kes di Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia (Pri(1)M), Kedah
Hardcore Drug Addict Treatment Method through Spiritual Approach: A Case Study in Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia, Kedah

Abdullah Abd Ghani, Selamah Maamor, Ahmad Bashir Aziz, Mohd Shahril Ahmad Razimi, Norazlina Abd Wahab, Nik Safiah Nik Abdullah
Page 39 - 50

AbstractArtikel ini menjelaskan tentang kaedah pemulihan mangsa penyalahgunaan dadah, masalah sosial remaja, serta mereka yang mengalami ketidak tenteraman jiwa untuk kembali ke jalan yang benar menurut perintah Allah yang dilaksanakan oleh Pondok Remaja Inabah (1) Malaysia (PRI(1)M). Kajian kes ini dilakukan dengan mengadakan beberapa kali lawatan sambil memerhati keadaan setempat dan menemuduga dengan pihak pengurusan PRI(1)M. Setiap mereka akan menjalani tiga kaedah rawatan utama iaitu mandi taubat, solat dan zikir. Kaedah ini menekankan konsep pembinaan serta bimbingan rohani dan jasmani. Sehingga kini PRI(1)M telah merawat lebih daripada 7000 remaja yang bermasalah dan sekitar 70% dengan izin Allah telah berjaya dipulihkan. Walaupun PRI(1)M berhadapan dengan masalah kewangan, pihak PRI(1)M berkemampuan untuk membentuk anak-anak bina yang berwibawa selepas menjalani program pemulihan secara kerohanian. Antara faktor utama yang dapat dikenalpasti ialah tapisan ketat sebelum diterima masuk, sumbangan serta khidmat yang diberi oleh anak-anak bina sendiri yang telah berjaya menjalani pemulihan dan berkhidmat semula bagi membina anak bina yang baru, pendekatan kerohanian, kesungguhan serta keikhlasan pihak pengasas dan juga pihak pengurusan PRI(1)M. Hasil kajian kes ini mendapati bahawa pendekatan kerohanian oleh PRI(1)M mampu dan terbukti berjaya memulihkan penagih tegar. Justeru, kejayaan PRI(1)M boleh dijadikan satu model pemulihan penagih tegar. This article explain method carried out by Pondok Remaja Inabah (1) Malaysia (PRI(1)M) for rehabilitation of drug addict, teenage social issues, as well as those who suffer from unpeaceful mind to return to the right path according to God’s command. This case study was carried out by conducting multiple interviews and observations with PRI(1)M management team at their place. Each of the PRI(1)M’s participant (anak bina) will undergo three treatment methods, namely bath of repentance, prayer and remembrance (zikr). This method emphasizes the concept of recovery as well as the spiritual and physical guidance. Up to now PRI(1)M has treated more than 7000 of drug addicts (participants) and about 70% had been restored by the permission of God. Although PRI(1)M are faced with financial difficulties, PRI(1)M still capable to build the respected participants after they undergoing a rehabilitation program through spirituality approach. Among the key factors of this successful that can be identified is a strict censorship before admission; donations and services provided by the participants who have successfully rehabilitated and rejoin PRI(1)M togather help other participants with the spirituality approach; determination and sincerity of the founder and also the PRI(1)M’s management team. The results of this case study found that a spiritual approach by PRI(1)M capable and proven successful to recover hardcore drug addicts. Thus, the success of PRI(1)M can be used as a model for hardcore drug addicts recovery.
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Abdullah, Abd Ghani, et al. "Kaedah rawatan penagih tegar dadah melalui pendekatan kerohanian: Kajian kes di Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia (Pri(1)M), Kedah (Hardcore drug addict treatment method through spiritual approach: A case study in Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia, Kedah." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 39-50.
APA
Abdullah, A. G., Selamah, M., Ahmad Bashir, A., Mohd Shahril, A. R., Norazlina, A. W., Nik Safiah, N. A., & Nor Hanim, E.(2017). Kaedah rawatan penagih tegar dadah melalui pendekatan kerohanian: Kajian kes di Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia (Pri(1)M), Kedah (Hardcore drug addict treatment method through spiritual approach: A case study in Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia, Kedah. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 39-50.
Chicago
Abdullah Abd Ghani, Selamah Maamor, Ahmad Bashir Aziz, Mohd Shahril Ahmad Razimi, Norazlina Abd Wahab, Nik Safiah Nik Abdullah, and Nor Hanim Elias."Kaedah rawatan penagih tegar dadah melalui pendekatan kerohanian: Kajian kes di Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia (Pri(1)M), Kedah (Hardcore drug addict treatment method through spiritual approach: A case study in Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia, Kedah." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 39-50.
Harvard
Abdullah, A.G., Selamah, M., Ahmad Bashir, A., Mohd Shahril, A.R., Norazlina, A.W., Nik Safiah, N.A., Nor Hanim, E.,2017. Kaedah rawatan penagih tegar dadah melalui pendekatan kerohanian: Kajian kes di Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia (Pri(1)M), Kedah (Hardcore drug addict treatment method through spiritual approach: A case study in Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia, Kedah. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 39-50.
Vancouver
Abdullah AG, Selamah M, Ahmad Bashir A, Mohd Shahril AR, Norazlina AW, Nik Safiah NA, Nor Hanim El. Kaedah rawatan penagih tegar dadah melalui pendekatan kerohanian: Kajian kes di Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia (Pri(1)M), Kedah (Hardcore drug addict treatment method through spiritual approach: A case study in Pondok Remaja Inabah 1 Malaysia, Kedah. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 2017;7(1): 39-50.

Kajian Kes Pengurusan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerja di Tapak Bina: Perspektif Kontraktor
Case Studies of Occupational Safety and Health Management in Construction Site: Contractor's Perspective

Wan Nadzri Osman, Nor Syazwani Amminudin, Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi
Page 51 - 59

AbstractAkta Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan (AKKP) 1994 telah diperkenalkan di Malaysia untuk memupuk, merangsang dan meningkatkan mutu keselamatan dan kesihatan di tempat kerja terutamanya di tapak pembinaan. Tujuan utama AKKP adalah untuk meningkatkan sikap keprihatinan majikan atau organisasi terhadap keselamatan dan kesihatan para pekerja mereka selain menitikberatkan langkahIangkah keselamatan pekerjaan yang berkesan. Bagaimanapun, pada masa kini, kadar kemalangan dalam sektor pembinaan dilihat berada ditahap yang agak membimbangkan. Hal ini kerana industri pembinaan merupakan industri yang unik dengan pekerjaan dari pelbagai bidang dan sesebuah projek pembinaan perlu disiapkan dalam masa yang terhad. Kajian ini membincangkan mengenai amalan, masalah, dan strategi yang dijalankan dalam pengurusan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerjaan mengikut perspektif kontraktor. Kajian ini menggunakan kaedah kualitatif dimana satu temubual telah dijalankan di sebuah syarikat kontraktor yang berpengalaman dalam industri pembinaan. Hasil kajian ini mendapati terdapat beberapa amalan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerjaan yang dilaksanakan seperti dasar keselamatan, mesyuarat keselamatan dan kesihatan, pendidikan dan latihan, pemeriksaan keselamatan tapak, dan peralatan perlindungan peribadi. Masalah utama yang menjadi penyumbang pada masalah kemalangan yang dihadapi adalah disebabkan sikap pekerja dan tahap kesedaran yang rendah di kalangan para pekerja. Beberapa strategi telah dilakukan seperti membuat pemeriksaan secara kerap selain menitik beratkan aspek pendidikan keselamatan selain menyediakan latihan yang lebih berkesan. Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994 was introduced in Malaysia to foster, stimulate and improve safety and health in the workplace, especially on construction sites. The main objective of OSHA is to increase employer or organization caring attitude towards safety and health of their employees in addition to emphasizing job security measures are effective. However, at present, the accident rate in the construction sector is seen alarming. This is because the construction industry is a unique industry with the involvement of people from various fields and a construction project should be completed within a limited time. This study discusses about the practices, issues, and strategies applied in the management of occupational, safety and health from the perspective of the contractor. This study used a qualitative method where an interview was conducted in a contractor who is experienced in the construction industry. The results of this study found that there were a number of occupational health and safety practices are implemented as base security, safety and health meetings, education and training, site safety inspections, and personal protective equipment. The main problem that contributed to the problems faced by the accident is due to the attitude of the workers and the low level of awareness among employees. Several strategies have been carried out such monitoring work on a regular basis in addition to emphasizing the educational aspects of security in addition to provide more effective training.
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Wan Nadzri, Osman, et al. "Kajian kes pengurusan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerja di tapak bina: Perspektif kontraktor (Case studies of occupational safety and health management in construction site: Contractor's perspective)." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 51-59.
APA
Wan Nadzri, O., Nor Syazwani, A., & Mohd Nasrun, M. N.(2017). Kajian kes pengurusan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerja di tapak bina: Perspektif kontraktor (Case studies of occupational safety and health management in construction site: Contractor's perspective). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 51-59.
Chicago
Wan Nadzri Osman, Nor Syazwani Amminudin, and Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi."Kajian kes pengurusan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerja di tapak bina: Perspektif kontraktor (Case studies of occupational safety and health management in construction site: Contractor's perspective)." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 51-59.
Harvard
Wan Nadzri, O., Nor Syazwani, A., Mohd Nasrun, M.N.,2017. Kajian kes pengurusan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerja di tapak bina: Perspektif kontraktor (Case studies of occupational safety and health management in construction site: Contractor's perspective). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 51-59.
Vancouver
Wan Nadzri O, Nor Syazwani A, Mohd Nasrun MN. Kajian kes pengurusan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerja di tapak bina: Perspektif kontraktor (Case studies of occupational safety and health management in construction site: Contractor's perspective). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 51-59.

Perkembangan Perumahan Komuniti Berpagar dan Berpengawal dalam Trend Peningkatan Kualiti Hidup
The Progress of Guarded and Gated Housing Community towards Trend to Improve Quality of Life

Siti Fatimah Mohd Nasaruddin, Wan Nadzri Osman
Page 60 - 66

AbstractKomuniti perumahan berpagar merupakan salah satu usaha yang diambil oleh pihak berkuasa bagi mengurangkan rasa takut masyarakat dan untuk mengembalikan semula kepercayaan orang ramai untuk hidup lebih selamat di kawasan perumahan mereka. Apabila seseorang individu itu berasa selamat dan keselamatannya terjamin, ia akan mempengaruhi kualiti hidup mereka. Kualiti hidup dikatakan berkadar langsung dengan keselesaan dan keharmonian bagi seseorang individu. Para penduduk di Malaysia mula mengambil berat mengenai kualiti hidup mereka terutamanya dari segi keselamatan. Kajian ini secara keseluruhannya dijalankan untuk menentukan sama ada perumahan komuniti berpagar di Kedah yang bersifat ‘urban village’ dapat membangunkan sebuah petempatan yang kondusif dan seterusnya memberikan rasa selamat serta meningkatkan kualiti hidup komuniti perumahan tersebut. Pendekatan metodologi seperti kaedah pemerhatian, pengedaran soal selidik, serta temubual ke atas para penduduk dan agensi yang berkaitan akan dijalankan bagi mendapatkan data yang diperlukan untuk menjawab objektif kajian ini. Gated community is one of the efforts taken by the authorities to reduce public fears and to restore the confidence of people to live safely in their neighborhood. When an individual feels safe and safety is assured, it will affect their quality of life. Quality of life is said to be directly proportional to the comfort and harmony of the individual. The population in Malaysia was concerned about their quality of life especially in terms of safety. The whole study was conducted to determine whether residential gated community in Kedah an ‘urban village’ can develop a favorable settlements and so provide a sense of security and to improve the quality of life of the residential community. Methodological approaches such as observation, distribution of questionnaires, and interviews of residents and relevant agencies will be carried out to obtain the data needed to answer the research objectives.
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Siti Fatimah, Mohd Nasaruddin, et al. "Perkembangan perumahan komuniti berpagar dan berpengawal dalam trend peningkatan kualiti hidup (The progress of guarded and gated housing community towards trend to improve quality of life)." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 60-66.
APA
Siti Fatimah, M. N., & Wan Nadzri, O.(2017). Perkembangan perumahan komuniti berpagar dan berpengawal dalam trend peningkatan kualiti hidup (The progress of guarded and gated housing community towards trend to improve quality of life)/. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 60-66.
Chicago
Siti Fatimah Mohd Nasaruddin, and Wan Nadzri Osman."Perkembangan perumahan komuniti berpagar dan berpengawal dalam trend peningkatan kualiti hidup (The progress of guarded and gated housing community towards trend to improve quality of life)Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 1 (2017): 60-66.
Harvard
Siti Fatimah, M.N., Wan Nadzri, O.,2017. Perkembangan perumahan komuniti berpagar dan berpengawal dalam trend peningkatan kualiti hidup (The progress of guarded and gated housing community towards trend to improve quality of life). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 60-66.
Vancouver
Siti Fatimah MN, Wan Nadzri, O. Perkembangan perumahan komuniti berpagar dan berpengawal dalam trend peningkatan kualiti hidup (The progress of guarded and gated housing community towards trend to improve quality of life). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 60-66.

Kerangka Konseptual Keberkesanan Pengurusan Bakat dalam Meningkatkan Prestasi Organisasi di BSN: Gaya Kepimpinan sebagai Perantara
A Conceptual Framework of an Effectiveness of Talent Management in Improving Organisational Performance at BSN: Leadership Style as a Moderator

Yong Salmah Nasir, Shahimi Mohtar, Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin
Page 67 - 78

AbstractKajian yang dijalankan ini ialah berkenaan dengan pengurusan bakat yang dijalankan di salah satu bank milik kerajaan. Ia bertujuan untuk mengkaji tentang keberkesanan pengurusan bakat (talent management) dalam meningkatkan prestasi organisasi (organizational performance) di salah satu bank milik kerajaan. Tujuan kajian ini menyelidik keberkesanan pengurusan bakat (PB) dalam meningkatkan organisasi di bank milik kerajaan, dan gaya kepimpinan (GK) sebagai perantara. Kajian ini adalah berbentuk kajian kerangka konseptual (conceptual framework). Amalan PB termasuk tarikan pekerja, pengekalan, pembangunan, motivasi, dan perancangan penggantian. Sementara pemboleh ubah prestasi organisasi merangkumi kadar pertumbuhan jualan, hasilan operasi dan hasilan sumber manusia. Kajian ini juga membabitkan Gaya Kepimpinan (GK) sebagai perantara dalam meningkatkan prestasi organisasi (PO). Dimensi penting, yang merupakan konsep pengurusan bakat, adalah tarikan, pengekalan, motivasi, pembangunan, dan perancangan penggantian. Kajian ini dikuatkan lagi dengan penyataan masalah, persoalan kajian, serta objektif kajian yang dijalankan berdasarkan jurang kajian yang telah dikenalpasti. This paper conceptualises to investigate the effectiveness of talent management (PB) in improving the organisation performance as leadership style (GK) acted as the moderator. It highlighted on related independent variables namely: employee attraction, retention, development, motivation, and succession planning. Dependent variable namely: the growth rate of sales, operating result and product of human resources. Hence, an ability to conceptualise, observe and give due recognition to the possible relation amongst these variables in question by the prospective employees of one of the Malaysian Government-Owned Banks. The conceptual of talent management as the dimension is the attraction, retention, motivation, development, and succession planning. The study is strengthened further by the problem statement, research questions, as well as the objectives of the study conducted by the research gaps identified.
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Yong Salmah, Nasir, et al. "Kerangka konseptual keberkesanan pengurusan bakat dalam meningkatkan prestasi organisasi di BSN: Gaya kepimpinan sebagai perantara (A conceptual framework of an effectiveness of talent management in improving organisational performance at BSN: Leadership style as a moderator)." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 67-78.
APA
Yong Salmah, N., Shahimi, M., & Ahmad Shabudin, A.(2017). Kerangka konseptual keberkesanan pengurusan bakat dalam meningkatkan prestasi organisasi di BSN: Gaya kepimpinan sebagai perantara (A conceptual framework of an effectiveness of talent management in improving organisational performance at BSN: Leadership style as a moderator). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 67-78.
Chicago
Yong Salmah Nasir, Shahimi Mohtar, and Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin."Kerangka konseptual keberkesanan pengurusan bakat dalam meningkatkan prestasi organisasi di BSN: Gaya kepimpinan sebagai perantara (A conceptual framework of an effectiveness of talent management in improving organisational performance at BSN: Leadership style as a moderator)." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 67-78.
Harvard
Yong Salmah, N., Shahimi, M., Ahmad Shabudin, A.,2017. Kerangka konseptual keberkesanan pengurusan bakat dalam meningkatkan prestasi organisasi di BSN: Gaya kepimpinan sebagai perantara (A conceptual framework of an effectiveness of talent management in improving organisational performance at BSN: Leadership style as a moderator). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 67-78.
Vancouver
Yong Salmah N, Shahimi M, Ahmad Shabudin A. Kerangka konseptual keberkesanan pengurusan bakat dalam meningkatkan prestasi organisasi di BSN: Gaya kepimpinan sebagai perantara (A conceptual framework of an effectiveness of talent management in improving organisational performance at BSN: Leadership style as a moderator). Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 67-78.

Moderating Effect of BSN Banking Agent towards the Financial Inclusion Performance of BSN: A Conceptual Overview
Bahiah A Malek, Shahimi Mohtar, Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin
Page 79 - 90

AbstractThis paper conceptualizes the moderating effect of BSN Banking Agent towards the Financial Inclusion Performance of BSN. Based upon the Agent theory, it highlights on the four related variables namely: agent characteristics, liquidity, security and Product Services and the relation amongst the variables in focus that contributes to promising business performance. Hence, an ability to conceptualize, observe and give due recognition to the possible relation amongst these variables in question by the prospective employees of BSN in Malaysia in three departments which are: Banking beyond Branches, Operation and Compliance as they are allies directly with the agents. With recruiting the agents could bring an insightful engagement for the betterment of the financial inclusions business performance of BSN.
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Bahiah, A Malek, et al. "Moderating effect of BSN banking agent towards the financial inclusion performance of BSN: A conceptual overview." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 79-90.
APA
Bahiah, A. M., Shahimi, M., & Ahmad Shabudin, A.(2017). The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 79-90.
Chicago
Bahiah A Malek, Shahimi Mohtar, and Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin."The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 79-90.
Harvard
Bahiah, A.M., Shahimi, M., Ahmad Shabudin, A.,2017. The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 79-90.
Vancouver
Bahiah AM, Shahimi M, Ahmad Shabudin A. The impact of climate on economic growth in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 79-90.

The Factor that Affects the Effectiveness of Agent Banking Characteristics on Financial Inclusion Performance: A Study from Malaysian Government-owned Banks in Negeri Sembilan
Bahiah A Malek, Shahimi Mohtar, Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin
Page 91 - 102

AbstractThis study examined the factors that affect the effectiveness of agent characteristics on financial inclusion performance in Malaysian Government – Owned Banks. The effectiveness of agent characteristic of the financial inclusion performance was evaluated through an employee of the Malaysian GovernmentOwed, whom aliased directly with agents. The data for this study were obtained through a survey questionnaire administered to employees of the Malaysian Government-Owned whom aliases directly with agents. The primary data involved a sample (n = 100) of an employee of the three departments of the Malaysian Government-Owned whom aliases directly with agents in Negeri Sembilan by using primary data. The data were composed using structured instrument by using questionnaires. The analysis of the data and outcomes were presented by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) in the prevalent tables to indicate how the responses for the assorted variables and indicators were posed to the respondents.
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Bahiah, A Malek, et al. "The factor that affects the effectiveness of agent banking characteristics on financial inclusion performance: A study from Malaysian government-owned banks in Negeri Sembilan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 91-102.
APA
Bahiah, A. M., Shahimi, M., & Ahmad Shabudin, A.(2017). The factor that affects the effectiveness of agent banking characteristics on financial inclusion performance: A study from Malaysian government-owned banks in Negeri Sembilan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 91-102.
Chicago
Bahiah A Malek, Shahimi Mohtar, and Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin." The factor that affects the effectiveness of agent banking characteristics on financial inclusion performance: A study from Malaysian government-owned banks in Negeri Sembilan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 91-102.
Harvard
Bahiah, A.M., Shahimi, M., Ahmad Shabudin, A.,2017. The factor that affects the effectiveness of agent banking characteristics on financial inclusion performance: A study from Malaysian government-owned banks in Negeri Sembilan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 91-102.
Vancouver
Bahiah AM, Shahimi M, Ahmad Shabudin A. The factor that affects the effectiveness of agent banking characteristics on financial inclusion performance: A study from Malaysian government-owned banks in Negeri Sembilan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 91-102.

The Effects of Behavioural Factors in Investment Decision Making at Pakistan Stock Exchanges
Muhammad Aslam Javed, Saira Marghoob
Page 103 - 114

AbstractThe present study is an endeavour to investigate the effect of behavioural elements such as Market Factors, Overconfidence Factor, Prospect Factors, Anchoring Factor, and Behavioural Factors on individual investors and institutional mangers in the stock exchanges of Pakistan. The study collected response from 50 equity managers of investment banks and investment companies that invest in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore Stock Exchanges via adapted questionnaire. The individual investor plays a vital role in the stock market because of their good savings. The regulators of the stock market cannot ignore the behaviour of individual investors. Many individuals find investments to be fascinating because they can participate in the decision making process and see the results of their choice. Not all investments will be profitable, as investors’ whims not always result in fruitful returns. Recent studies on the behaviour of individual investors’ have shown that investors do not act in a rational manner. Several behavioural factors influence their investment decisions in stock markets. The current study practiced descriptive statistics, reliability, regression and correlation analysis. Investment triumph fits with best approach to investment decision making not with irrational investment behaviour on instant accessible information. Behavioural finance has given a unique opportunity to explore the effects of behavioural factors on investment decision-making process. The outcomes of the study exhibit that independent variables i.e. Market Factors, Overconfidence Factor, Prospect Factors, Anchoring Factor and Behavioural Factors is important for dependent variable Investment Decision Making.
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Muhammad Aslam, Javed, et al. "The effects of behavioural factors in investment decision making at Pakistan stock exchanges." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.1 (2017): 103-114.
APA
Muhammad Aslam, J., & Saira, M.(2017). The effects of behavioural factors in investment decision making at Pakistan stock exchanges. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(1), 103-114.
Chicago
Muhammad Aslam Javed, and Saira Marghoob."The effects of behavioural factors in investment decision making at Pakistan stock exchanges." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7, no. 1 (2017): 103-114.
Harvard
Muhammad Aslam, J., Saira, M.,2017. The effects of behavioural factors in investment decision making at Pakistan stock exchanges. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(1), pp. 103-114.
Vancouver
Muhammad Aslam J, Saira M. The effects of behavioural factors in investment decision making at Pakistan stock exchanges. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(1): 103-114.

Volume 7, No. 2 (June, 2017)

Appraising the Effectiveness of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Tackling Public Sector Corruption in Nigeria
Ibrahim Umar, Rose Shamsiah Samsudin, Mudzamir Mohamed
Page 1 – 12

AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to appraise the effectiveness of Nigerian’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of their role in tackling public sector corruptions and to associate how institutional as well as organizational factors influence the effectiveness of the EFCC. Data were obtained using semi-structured interviews, documentary analysis and non-participatory observations. The result of the thematic analysis shows the ineffectiveness of EFCC in tackling public sector corruption, and hence the need for further improvisation of the organization. The ineffectiveness of the EFCC is associated with perceived lack of political commitment; inefficient judicial process; insufficient budgetary allocations; and insufficient professionally qualified personnel. This study thus recommends further improvements in the form of greater political will, improved legal process and elevated budgetary funds and recruitment of personnel to the EFCC in order for the organization to successfully execute its role and functions.
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Ibrahim, Umar, et al. "Appraising the effectiveness of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in tackling public sector corruption in Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 1-12.
APA
Ibrahim, U., Rose Shamsiah, S., & Mudzamir, M.(2017). Appraising the effectiveness of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in tackling public sector corruption in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 1-12.
Chicago
Ibrahim Umar, Rose Shamsiah Samsudin, and Mudzamir Mohamed." Appraising the effectiveness of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in tackling public sector corruption in Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 1-12.
Harvard
Ibrahim, U., Rose Shamsiah, S., Mudzamir, M.,2017. Appraising the effectiveness of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in tackling public sector corruption in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 1-12.
Vancouver
Ibrahim U, Rose Shamsiah S, Mudzamir M. Appraising the effectiveness of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in tackling public sector corruption in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 1-12.

Contextual Factors of Performance Measurement Systems Design in Libyan Commercial Banks
Ismail Mohamed Elnihewi, Rapiah Mohamed, Faudziah Hanim
Page 13 - 28

AbstractBased on the contingency theory, this study examines the contextual factors that influence the design of performance measurement systems (PMS). Specifically, this study examines the influence of business strategy and organizational structure on the choice of measurements in Libyan commercial banks. Since the early 1980s, contingency-based research has focused on the search for the best design of management control systems. This research renews this idea by including two factors – business strategy and organizational structure. This research is conducted to contribute to the inconclusive and limited evidence concerning the influence of contextual variables in the design of PMS, particularly in the service industry in less developed countries, such as Libya. The data were gathered from Libyan commercial banks using a survey questionnaire mailed to the branch managers. Data analysis was conducted by employing descriptive analysis, factor analysis, reliability analysis, and multiple regression. The findings show that business strategy has a positive and significant relationship with PMS, while organizational structure has an insignificant influence on PMS design. The results of this study imply that managers should consider the contextual factors that may influence the choice of performance measures, so that the design of their PMS will result in better organizational performance.
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Ismail, Mohamed Elnihew, et al. "Contextual factors of performance measurement systems design in Libyan commercial banks." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 13-28.
APA
Ismail, M. E., Rapiah, M., & Faudziah Hanim, F.(2017). Contextual factors of performance measurement systems design in Libyan commercial banks. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 13-28.
Chicago
Ismail Mohamed Elnihewi, Rapiah Mohamed, and Faudziah Hanim Fadzil." Contextual factors of performance measurement systems design in Libyan commercial banks." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 13-28.
Harvard
Ismail, M.E., Rapiah, M., Faudziah Hanim, F.,2017. Contextual factors of performance measurement systems design in Libyan commercial banks. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 13-28.
Vancouver
Ismail ME, Rapiah M, Faudziah Hanim F. Contextual factors of performance measurement systems design in Libyan commercial banks. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 13-28.

Credit Scoring Models: Techniques and Issues
Yosi Lizar Eddy, Engku Muhammad Nazri Engku Abu Bakar
Page 29 - 41

AbstractThis paper presents a brief review on the current available techniques for credit scoring model, namely the statistical-based models and the artificial intelligence/machine learning- based models. It is then followed by the suggestions on how to revise the credit scoring model that is currently being adopted by any credit risk management, if revision is needed. The revision of the model involves the selection of criteria to be included as well as the weights to be given for the criteria. Some potential techniques in selecting the criteria and determining the weights for the selected criteria are also discussed.
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Eddy, Yosi Lizar, et al. "Credit scoring models: Techniques and issues." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 29-41.
APA
Eddy, Y. L., & Engku Muhammad Nazri, E. A. B.(2017). Credit scoring models: Techniques and issues. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 29-41.
Chicago
Yosi Lizar Eddy, and Engku Muhammad Nazri Engku Abu Bakar."Credit scoring models: Techniques and issues." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 29-41.
Harvard
Eddy, Y.L., Engku Muhammad Nazri, E.A.B.,2017. Credit scoring models: Techniques and issues. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 29-41.
Vancouver
Eddy YL, Engku Muhammad Nazri EAB. Credit scoring models: Techniques and issues. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 29-41.

Supply Chain of the Automobile Industry: Internal Control Issues, Operations, and Sustainability of Cars Exported Overseas
Mohamad Ridhuan Mat Dangi, Nurul Ezhawati Abdul Latif, Emmarelda Maswesi Ahmad, Siti Haliza Asat, Rohana Mohd. Noor
Page 42 - 54

AbstractThis paper explores the internal control issues, operations and sustainability in the supply chain of automobile industry when exporting their cars overseas. Particularly this paper emphasized the possible reasons of internal control issues and implications that cause the increase in insurance claims on Damage in Transit (DIT) and/or Missing and Discrepancy (MAD) on car exporters. Goods and items exported overseas face the risks of DIT and/or MAD that are affected by any number of causes and exposures such as natural disaster, deficiencies, criminal activity and so forth. The increase in DIT and/or MAD insurance claims has a direct impact on the company’s operating costs that requires a higher premium to be paid to the insurance company, hence reduce the revenue. The internal control weaknesses in handling the exported goods also can become one of the major reasons to DIT and/or MAD that related to criminal activities. This paper reviewed the past literatures relating to damages, missing or discrepancy happened during the process of exporting cars and the concept of internal control and some examples of the cases of companies that put it into practice. This study is expected to provide notion to the automotive industry that exporting cars overseas to evaluate their existing procedures in place and make improvisation to deliver better quality services and products to their customers and to improve the current working process in related departments if such weaknesses induced to DIT and/or MAD exists. In addition, this study also aims to improve communication between divisions to ensure and to prevent the occurrence of the same issues in the future. Finally, this study proposed the execution of COSO internal control framework and a better cost management exercise may be practiced to alleviate DIT and/or MAD.
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Mohamad Ridhuan, Mat Dangi, et al. "Supply chain of the automobile industry: Internal control issues, operations, and sustainability of cars exported overseas." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 42-54.
APA
Mohamad Ridhuan, M. D., Nurul Ezhawati, A. L., Emmarelda Maswesi, A., Siti Haliza, A., & Rohana, M. N.(2017). Supply chain of the automobile industry: Internal control issues, operations, and sustainability of cars exported overseas. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 42-54.
Chicago
Mohamad Ridhuan Mat Dangi, Nurul Ezhawati Abdul Latif, Emmarelda Maswesi Ahmad, Siti Haliza Asat, and Rohana Mohd Noor."Supply chain of the automobile industry: Internal control issues, operations, and sustainability of cars exported overseas." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 42-54.
Harvard
Mohamad Ridhuan, M.D., Nurul Ezhawati, A.L., Emmarelda Maswesi, A., Siti Haliza, A., Rohana, M.N.,2017. Supply chain of the automobile industry: Internal control issues, operations, and sustainability of cars exported overseas. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 42-54.
Vancouver
Mohamad Ridhuan MD, Nurul Ezhawati AL, Emmarelda Maswesi A, Siti Haliza A, Rohana MN. Supply chain of the automobile industry: Internal control issues, operations, and sustainability of cars exported overseas. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 42-54.

Leadership Quality and Competency towards Investor Valuation and Firm Performance
Mohamad Ridhuan Mat Dangi, Nurul Ezhawati Abdul Latif, Zafiruddin Baharum, Rohana Mohd. Noor
Page 55 - 68

AbstractLeadership is one of the most important considerations when look up on a potential investment. As such, quality leadership also reflects the quality management as well as ensuring the success of the investment. Some investors view the quality of leadership, culture and the quality of relationships with core stakeholders as critical factors and become the important criteria when choosing companies to invest. Investors will seek what is really worth when making an investment which normally represents the value of the firm. It was learned that investors define the market value of the firm not just based on financial performance. They also gain more interest on intangibles like strategy, brand, innovation, research and development, collaboration and so on. In recent years, it was discovered that researchers also found a wise long term investors recognize that leadership also affects firm performance. This paper provides multiple reviews about the importance of the leadership behaviour as another discipline in firm valuation. It is expected that this paper will give more insight to investors where they are able to reduce the overall investment risk, improve the chances of investment success and build investors’ and organizational confident.
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Mohamad Ridhuan, Mat Dangi, et al. "Leadership quality and competency towards investor valuation and firm performance." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 55-68.
APA
Mohamad Ridhuan, M. D., Nurul Ezhawati, A. L., Zafiruddin, B., & Rohana, M. N.(2017). Leadership quality and competency towards investor valuation and firm performance. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 55-68.
Chicago
Mohamad Ridhuan Mat Dangi, Nurul Ezhawati Abdul Latif, Zafiruddin Baharum, and Rohana Mohd. Noor."Leadership quality and competency towards investor valuation and firm performance." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 55-68.
Harvard
Mohamad Ridhuan, M.D., Nurul Ezhawati, A.L., Zafiruddin, B., Rohana, M.N.,2017. Leadership quality and competency towards investor valuation and firm performance. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 55-68.
Vancouver
Mohamad Ridhuan MD, Nurul Ezhawati AL, Zafiruddin B, Rohana MN. Leadership quality and competency towards investor valuation and firm performance. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 55-68.

Exploring the Prospects and Challenges for Entrepreneurship among Rural Small Island Community in Sabah, Malaysia
Noor Fzlinda Fabeil, Roslinah Mahmud, Janice Nga Lay Hui, Rasid Mail
Page 69 - 77

AbstractIn developing countries, especially in rural areas, the role of entrepreneurship has been viewed more crucially as a key strategy to combat poverty. Thus, the Malaysian government has been promoting entrepreneurship in rural areas including the small islands, by encouraging them to earn their income from small scale business activities by making good use of their diverse local resources and cultures. However, despite various entrepreneurial development initiatives that have been provided by the government, there is still low involvement among local community in entrepreneurial activities. In addition, relatively little has been focused on entrepreneurial opportunities on islands where problems tend to be different due to constraint environment in terms of access to infrastructure, market and supply of resources. Therefore, this study investigates among the local people in Mantanani Island, the challenges and prospects for entrepreneurial activity. Specifically, it asks their opinion on ‘what stimulates and hinders a person to start a business in the island. Personal observation and small-scale semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted with 60 local people of Mantanani Island. The results were presented in Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram, which include several internal and external factors that influence and hinder small business start-up. This study hopes to contribute to the entrepreneurial development organisations (EDOs) on effective support policies for rural island community involvement in entrepreneurship.
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Noor Fzlinda, Fabeil, et al. "Exploring the prospects and challenges for entrepreneurship among rural small island community in Sabah, Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 69-77.
APA
Noor Fzlinda, F., Roslinah, M., Janice, N. L. H., & Rasid, M.(2017). Exploring the prospects and challenges for entrepreneurship among rural small island community in Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 69-77.
Chicago
Noor Fzlinda Fabeil, Roslinah Mahmud, Janice Nga Lay Hui, and Rasid Mail."Exploring the prospects and challenges for entrepreneurship among rural small island community in Sabah, Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 69-77.
Harvard
Noor Fzlinda, F., Roslinah, M., Janice, N.L.H., Rasid, M.,2017. Exploring the prospects and challenges for entrepreneurship among rural small island community in Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 69-77.
Vancouver
Noor Fzlinda F, Roslinah M, Janice NLH, Rasid M. Exploring the prospects and challenges for entrepreneurship among rural small island community in Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 69-77.

Tax Incentives and Industrial Economic Growth of Sub-Saharan African States
Trimisiu Tunji Siyanbola, Samuel Babatunji Adedeji, Folajimi Festus Adegbie, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman
Page 78 - 90

AbstractThis study investigated the impact of tax incentives on industrial growth of Sub-Sahara African States using Nigeria and Ghana as case studies. Data were obtained from World Bank Data Index (WDI), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and Action-aid International (AAI) for 4-year period between 2011 and 2014. A linear model of Tax Revenue, Tax Incentives and Economic Growth, proxied by GDP, was estimated using the Ordinary Least Square technique. The result indicated a 0.529:1 relationship between tax incentives and GDP, which show that Africa is not doing much at the moment to encourage productivity. The result, amongst others, indicate positive effect of tax incentives on industrial and economic growth, suggesting that increasing tax incentives to productive and priority sectors of African economy will increase the continent’s gross domestic products. It was therefore recommended that Sub-Sahara African States should grant more incentives to those sectors and monitor closely the administration of such incentives through special parastatals so as to generating relevant financial data of the actual amount of incentives relative to the economic growth regularly to evaluate the efficiency of tax incentives in the economy.
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Trimisiu, Tunji Siyanbola, et al. "Tax incentives and industrial/economic growth of sub-Saharan African States." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 78-90.
APA
Trimisiu, T. S., Samuel, B. A., Folajimi, F. A., & Mohammad Mizanur, R.(2017). Tax incentives and industrial/economic growth of sub-Saharan African States. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 78-90.
Chicago
Trimisiu Tunji Siyanbola, Samuel Babatunji Adedeji, Folajimi Festus Adegbie, and Mohammad Mizanur Rahman." Tax incentives and industrial/economic growth of sub-Saharan African States." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 78-90.
Harvard
Trimisiu, T.S., Samuel, B.A., Folajimi, F.A., Mohammad Mizanur, R.,2017. Tax incentives and industrial/economic growth of sub-Saharan African States. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 78-90.
Vancouver
Trimisiu TS, Samuel BA, Folajimi FA., Mohammad Mizanur R. Tax incentives and industrial/economic growth of sub-Saharan African States. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 78-90.

Mediating Role of Opportunity Recognition between Credit, Savings and Performance of Micro and Small Enterprises in Pakistan
Syed Hussain Haider, Muzaffar Asad, Minaa Fatima, Haris Atiq
Page 91 - 99

AbstractMSEs have a significant role in economic development of any country but certain obstacles such as poverty, unemployment, low household income, and societal discriminations in developing countries hinder the performance of MSEs. The purpose of this study is to identify the mediating role of opportunity recognition between credit, savings, and performance of MSEs. The study focuses on the importance of opportunity recognition between credit, savings, and performance of MSEs in Pakistan. The study employed survey research and collected the data from the owners of MSEs that are operating in Pakistan. A structured questionnaire was adopted to collect the data using a seven point Likert scale. The findings of the study revealed that credit and savings have a significant impact over the performance of MSEs. Likewise, opportunity recognition mediates the relationship between credit and performance of MSEs and savings and performance of MSEs. The findings are important for the owners of MSEs and especially for the policy makers who have to develop the policies regarding microfinance and growth of MSEs in the country.
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Syed Hussain, Haider, et al. "Mediating role of opportunity recognition between credit, savings and performance of micro and small enterprises in Pakistan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7.2 (2017): 91-99.
APA
Syed Hussain, H., Muzaffar, A., Minaa, F., & Haris, A.(2017). Mediating role of opportunity recognition between credit, savings and performance of micro and small enterprises in Pakistan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 7(2), 91-99.
Chicago
Syed Hussain Haider, Muzaffar Asad, Minaa Fatima, and Haris Atiq."Mediating role of opportunity recognition between credit, savings and performance of micro and small enterprises in Pakistan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 7, no. 2 (2017): 91-99.
Harvard
Syed Hussain, H., Muzaffar, A., Minaa, F., Haris, A.,2017. Mediating role of opportunity recognition between credit, savings and performance of micro and small enterprises in Pakistan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 7(2), pp. 91-99.
Vancouver
Syed Hussain H, Muzaffar A, Minaa F, Haris, A. Mediating role of opportunity recognition between credit, savings and performance of micro and small enterprises in Pakistan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;7(2): 91-99.

Volume 8, No. 1 (September, 2017)
Factors of Work-Family Balance and Its Outcomes: A synthesis of literature review
Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Jamal Uddin, Mohani Abdul, Zuraina Mansor, Noor Azman Ali, Idris Khairuddin, Adedeji Babatunji Samuel, Md. Saidur Rahaman
Page 1 – 9
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to appraise the effectiveness of Nigerian’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of their role in tackling public sector corruptions and to associate how institutional as well as organizational factors influence the effectiveness of the EFCC. Data were obtained using semi-structured interviews, documentary analysis and non-participatory observations. The result of the thematic analysis shows the ineffectiveness of EFCC in tackling public sector corruption, and hence the need for further improvisation of the organization. The ineffectiveness of the EFCC is associated with perceived lack of political commitment; inefficient judicial process; insufficient budgetary allocations; and insufficient professionally qualified personnel. This study thus recommends further improvements in the form of greater political will, improved legal process and elevated budgetary funds and recruitment of personnel to the EFCC in order for the organization to successfully execute its role and functions.
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Mohammad Mizanur, Rahman, et al. "Factors of work-family balance and its outcomes: A synthesis of literature review." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 1-9.
APA
Mohammad Mizanur, R., Mohammad Jamal, U., Mohani, A., Zuraina, M., Noor Azman, A., Idris, K., Adedeji, B. S., & Md. Saidur, R.(2017). Factors of work-family balance and its outcomes: A synthesis of literature review. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 1-9.
Chicago
Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Mohammad Jamal Uddin, Mohani Abdul, Zuraina Mansor, Noor Azman Ali, Idris Khairuddin , Adedeji Babatunji Samuel, and Md. Saidur Rahaman."Factors of work-family balance and its outcomes: A synthesis of literature review." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 1-9.
Harvard
Mohammad Mizanur, R., Mohammad Jamal, U., Mohani, A., Zuraina, M., Noor Azman, A., Idris, K., Adedeji, B.S., Md. Saidur, R.,2017. Factors of work-family balance and its outcomes: A synthesis of literature review. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 1-9.
Vancouver
Mohammad Mizanur R, Mohammad Jamal U, Mohani A, Zuraina M, Noor Azman A, Idris K, Adedeji BS, Md. Saidur R. Factors of work-family balance and its outcomes: A synthesis of literature review. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 1-9.

A Case Study on the Link of Gender Diversity towards Organizational Effectiveness
Lim Mei Ling, Robiah Ahmad, Norzaida Abas
Page 10 - 20

AbstractGender diversity especially in engineering field has been an interest in recent years. Studies claimed the benefit reaped with gender diversity is important in terms of growth of an organization such as the statistics from Credit Suisse on the number of women on the board which has shown upward trends on market shares. Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) publication on the career success among engineers in Malaysia has made emphasis on the importance of women participation in the professional field especially among the decision makers. Other critical findings such as the majority of women feel welcome in the oil and gas industry and would encourage other females to join, however, 45% said they do not get the same recognition as men in terms of opportunities. Therefore, this paper attempts to investigate the perception of employees in an Oil and Gas company operating in Malaysia towards gender diversity and its relationship with attributes falling under Organizational Effectiveness by using a mixed method approach where samples selected for quantitative study were engineers from an oil and gas company. The findings indicated that there are positive perceptions from engineers regarding gender diversity, however implementation in the company is still lacking. The gap is identified and a framework is presented as an integrated approach to gender diversity and emphasize that the context could only be achieved if all aspects are carried out strategically in an organization, as a whole.
CiteMLA
Lim, Mei Ling, et al. "A case study on the link of gender diversity towards organizational effectiveness." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 10-20.
APA
Lim, M. L., Robiah, A., & Norzaida, A.(2017). A case study on the link of gender diversity towards organizational effectiveness. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 10-20.
Chicago
Lim Mei Ling, Robiah Ahmad, and Norzaida Abas."A case study on the link of gender diversity towards organizational effectiveness." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 10-20.
Harvard
Lim, M.L., Robiah, A., Norzaida, A.,2017. A case study on the link of gender diversity towards organizational effectiveness. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 10-20.
Vancouver
Lim ML, Robiah A, Norzaida A. A case study on the link of gender diversity towards organizational effectiveness. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 10-20.

Correctional Method on Hard Core Drug Addicted: A Study on AADK, AADK-I and INABAH
Selamah Maamor, Norazlina Abdul Wahab, Abdullah Abd Ghani, Ahmad Bashir Aziz, Mohd Shahril Ahmad Razimi, Nor Hanim Elias, Nik Safiah Nik Abdullah
Page 21 - 30

AbstractThis article is part of a larger study on the role of spirituality in correcting the hard core drug addict. The study seeks to reveal the experience of former hard core drug addicted through different correctional method. This is to better understand the deep meanings from their experiences with spirituality and transformation as they cope with the challenges of drug addict. Data were gathered using in depth interview with the former drug addicted who have experience through AADK, AADK-i and Pondok Inabah. Qualitative methods were used in identifying several themes which 1) Basic method of treatment used; 2) Special treatment used; 3) Feeling during treatment; 4) Preparation to face community; 5) Successful rate. The study suggests that former drug addict experiences with drug addict and their learning processes must be understood within the appropriate cultural context. The common emphasis of spirituality on relationship with God, self and others, may significantly influence how people learn to live without drug.
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Selamah, Maamor, et al. "Correctional method on hard core drug addicted: A study on AADK, AADK-I and INABAH." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 21-30.
APA
Selamah, M., Norazlina, A. W., Abdullah, A. G., Ahmad Bashir, A., Mohd Shahril, A. R., Nor Hanim, E., & Nik Safiah, N. A.(2017). Correctional method on hard core drug addicted: A study on AADK, AADK-I and INABAH. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 21-30.
Chicago
Selamah Maamor, Norazlina Abdul Wahab, Abdullah Abd Ghani, Ahmad Bashir Aziz, Mohd Shahril Ahmad Razimi, Nor Hanim Elias, and Nik Safiah Nik Abdullah."Correctional method on hard core drug addicted: A study on AADK, AADK-I and INABAH." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 21-30.
Harvard
Selamah, M., Norazlina, A.W., Abdullah, A.G., Ahmad Bashir, A., Mohd Shahril, A.R., Nor Hanim, E., Nik Safiah, N.A.,2017. Correctional method on hard core drug addicted: A study on AADK, AADK-I and INABAH. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 21-30.
Vancouver
Selamah M, Norazlina AW, Abdullah AG, Ahmad Bashir A, Mohd Shahril AR, Nor Hanim E, Nik Safiah NA. Correctional method on hard core drug addicted: A study on AADK, AADK-I and INABAH. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 21-30.

Spirituality Development: A Study on Awareness and Effectiveness of Spirituality Trainings among Youth
Norazlina Abd Wahab, Selamah Maamor, Abdullah Abd. Ghani, Ahmad Bashir Aziz, Mohd. Shahril Ahmad Razimi, Nor Hanim Elias, Nik Safiah Nik Abdullah
Page 31 - 42

AbstractThe aim of this study is to highlight the needs to enhance the spirituality development of youth. Although spirituality has been associated with a myriad of positive outcomes in both adults and youth, the importance of these constructs has not been reflected by social behaviour of the society. There were reported that a number of social crime and cases still occurs. This study relies mainly on primary data based on a convenient basis of youth in every district in Kedah. The study reveals the awareness and effectiveness of spirituality trainings among youth in Malaysia. The findings of this study may have policy ramifications towards enhancing spirituality among youth in Malaysia.
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Norazlina, Abd Wahab, et al. "Spirituality development: A study on awareness and effectiveness of spirituality trainings among youth." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 31-42.
APA
Norazlina, A. W., Selamah, M., Abdullah, A. G., Ahmad Bashir, A., Mohd Shahril, A. R., Nor Hanim, E., & Nik Safiah, N. A.(2017). Spirituality development: A study on awareness and effectiveness of spirituality trainings among youth. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 31-42.
Chicago
Norazlina Abdul Wahab, Selamah Maamor, Abdullah Abd Ghani, Ahmad Bashir Aziz, Mohd Shahril Ahmad Razimi, Nor Hanim Elias, and Nik Safiah Nik Abdullah."Spirituality development: A study on awareness and effectiveness of spirituality trainings among youth." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 31-42.
Harvard
Norazlina, A.W., Selamah, M., Abdullah, A.G., Ahmad Bashir, A., Mohd Shahril, A.R., Nor Hanim, E., Nik Safiah, N.A.,2017. Spirituality development: A study on awareness and effectiveness of spirituality trainings among youth. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 31-42.
Vancouver
Norazlina AW, Selamah M, Abdullah AG, Ahmad Bashir A, Mohd Shahril AR, Nor Hanim E, Nik Safiah NA. Spirituality development: A study on awareness and effectiveness of spirituality trainings among youth. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 31-42.

Malaysian Muslim Youth Perception towards Management of Spirituality Program in Malaysia
Nor Hanim Elias, Selamah Maamor, Ahmad Bashir Aziz
Page 43 - 49

AbstractYouth development will focus on moulding a generation of youth who are educated, united, democratic, liberal and tolerant, competitive, ethical and scientifically and technologically progressive. The development of this group is crucial since they will be future leaders, professionals, technocrats, skilled and productive workforce necessary to attain developed nation status. The objectives of this paper is to measure Muslim Malaysian youth perception towards management of spirituality program. The methodology used in this research is quantitative methods to gather the primary data through questionnaire. In this study, we employed stratified sampling technique and the respondents are Muslim Malaysian youth within the age of 15 to 40 years old. The data was gathered from 3,648 respondents analysed by using descriptive analysis, t-test and Anova. From the findings, to be successful in developing Muslim youth in Malaysia, improvement need to be done on the management of spirituality activities, in term of the quality of the content and the design of the program, its implementation and the role and contribution of the knowledgeable moderator are decisive factors.
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Nor Hanim, Elias, et al. "Malaysian muslim youth perception towards management of spirituality program in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 43-49.
APA
Nor Hanim, E., Selamah, M., & Ahmad Bashir, A.(2017). Malaysian muslim youth perception towards management of spirituality program in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 43-49.
Chicago
Nor Hanim Elias, Selamah Maamor, and Ahmad Bashir Aziz."Malaysian muslim youth perception towards management of spirituality program in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 43-49.
Harvard
Nor Hanim, E., Selamah, M., Ahmad Bashir, A.,2017. Malaysian muslim youth perception towards management of spirituality program in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 43-49.
Vancouver
Nor Hanim E, Selamah M, Ahmad Bashir A. Malaysian muslim youth perception towards management of spirituality program in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 43-49.

Factors Influencing University Students’ Intention to Consume Pomegranate
Tan Poh Leong, Laily Paim
Page 50 - 65

AbstractThe objective of this study is to explore the factors influencing university students’ intention to consume pomegranates. From the review of literature, we implemented the expanded Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) model to ascertain the factors that could influence consumer’s intention to consume pomegranates. We employed quantitative survey approach, questionnaires applied adopted and adapted to fit this study. The convenient sampling was chosen from a university student population. Structural Equation Modelling and Smartpls were used to analyse the collected data. Empirical results shown that willingness to pay and subjective norm variables had a significant influence on university students’ intention towards pomegranate consumption. However, health benefit of pomegranate, health consciousness, and perceived behaviour control factors had been found to insignificantly influenced university students’ intention to consume pomegranates.
CiteMLA
Tan, Poh Leong, et al. "Factors influencing university students’ intention to consume pomegranate." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 50-65.
APA
Tan, P. L., & Laily, P.(2017). Factors influencing university students’ intention to consume pomegranate. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 50-65.
Chicago
Tan Poh Leong1, and Laily Paim."Factors influencing university students’ intention to consume pomegranate." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 50-65.
Harvard
Tan, P.L., Laily, P.,2017. Factors influencing university students’ intention to consume pomegranate. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 50-65.
Vancouver
Tan PL, Laily P. Factors influencing university students’ intention to consume pomegranate. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 50-65.

RROI Analysis in Assessing Risk of Open Source Software in Organization: A Case Study in Malaysia
Yasmin Salim, Chang Tzu Enn, Syaza Hamzah, Masnita Misiran, Hasimah Sapiri
Page 66 - 75

AbstractThis paper describes the process of assessing risk for open source software in an organization. The process starts with identification of internal and external risk in an organization. Then, the potential of proactively securing organization’s system will be analyzed before the threat arises. Risk-based return on investment analysis is used to measures the effectiveness on how the organization uses the resources to proactively reducing the risk. It involve the steps of quantifying the cost of resources in one particular place to accommodate the mitigation plan. Further, the result will be compared to the cost of resources in all places in case of reactive effort. Finding shows that effort to proactively secure company from threats by using antivirus should be conducted with estimation of calculated risk-based return on investment is more than 1820%.
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Yasmin, Salim, et al. "RROI analysis in assessing risk of open source software in organization: A case study in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 66-75.
APA
Yasmin, S., Chang, T. E., Syaza, H., Masnita, M., & Hasimah, S.(2017). RROI analysis in assessing risk of open source software in organization: A case study in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 66-75.
Chicago
Yasmin Salim, Chang Tzu Enn, Syaza Hamzah, Masnita Misiran, and Hasimah Sapir."RROI analysis in assessing risk of open source software in organization: A case study in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 66-75.
Harvard
Yasmin, S., Chang, T.E., Syaza, H., Masnita, M., Hasimah, S.,2017. RROI analysis in assessing risk of open source software in organization: A case study in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 66-75.
Vancouver
Yasmin S, Chang TE, Syaza H, Masnita M, Hasimah S. RROI analysis in assessing risk of open source software in organization: A case study in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 66-75.

Employee Stock Options and Real Earnings Management through Accretive Share Buyback in Malaysia
Abdulsalam Saad Alquhaif, Rohaida Abdul Latif, Sitraselvi Chandren
Page 76 - 84

AbstractWe examine the association between employee stock options and real earnings management through accretive buyback programs. Our study uses unbalanced panel logistic estimation model for a sample of 601 firms’ observations that involved in accretive share buyback over the period 2010-2015. The outcomes reveal that stock options exercised by insiders (executives and employees) are associated with high likely to engage in accretive share buyback activities. The results also provide evidence that a large percentage of the independent directors serving the board constrain real earnings management by engaging in accretive share buybacks. Our study contributes to the debate on stock options, and their impact on accretive buyback programs to manage reported EPS. Our findings provide insight to investors and the policymakers that managers holding stock options have more incentive to manage EPS through accretive share buyback activities. Academic researchers could extend this study by separating among executive and employees’ stock options and between exercisable and non-exercisable stock options.
CiteMLA
Abdulsalam, Saad Alquhaif, et al. "Employee stock options and real earnings management through accretive share buyback in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 76-84.
APA
Abdulsalam, S. A., Rohaida, A. L., & Sitraselvi, C.(2017). Employee stock options and real earnings management through accretive share buyback in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 76-84.
Chicago
Abdulsalam Saad Alquhaif, Rohaida Abdul Latif, and Sitraselvi Chandren."Employee stock options and real earnings management through accretive share buyback in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 76-84.
Harvard
Abdulsalam, S.A., Rohaida, A.L., Sitraselvi, C.,2017. Employee stock options and real earnings management through accretive share buyback in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 76-84.
Vancouver
Abdulsalam SA, Rohaida AL, Sitraselvi C. Employee stock options and real earnings management through accretive share buyback in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 76-84.

Does FDI Influence Employment in Malaysia?
Sabariah Nordin
Page 85 - 94

AbstractThe purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on employment in Malaysia. This study employs cross-sectional by sectors data which focuses on four main variables: employment, net inflows of FDI, value of gross output and average annual real wages per worker. Employment is the dependent variable and inflows of FDI, gross output and real wages per worker are independent variables. The period of study covers 2000 to 2010. The sectors considered for the panel data include agricultural, mining and quarrying, manufacturing, construction and services. Based on the panel data analysis, FDI is found not to have a significant influence on employment in Malaysia. The insignificant of FDI may be due to the large overall variance among the data. Besides, the period selected may also have influence the data because year 2009 witnessed a significant drop in the inward flows of FDI. The use of hightechnology and robotic equipment among the MNEs may also influence the results. Moreover, the inflows of FDI do not evenly scattered among the by sectors cross sections. Most of the flows of FDI were in the services and manufacturing sectors. The wages indicator also does not have a significant influence on employment. The only variable that is significant is the value of gross output.
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Sabariah, Nordin. "Does FDI influence employment in Malaysia?." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.1 (2017): 85-94.
APA
Sabariah, N.(2017). Does FDI influence employment in Malaysia?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(1), 85-94.
Chicago
Sabariah Nordin."Does FDI influence employment in Malaysia?." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 1 (2017): 85-94.
Harvard
Sabariah, N.,2017. Does FDI influence employment in Malaysia?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(1), pp. 85-94.
Vancouver
Sabariah N. Does FDI influence employment in Malaysia?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(1): 85-94.

Volume 8, No. 2 (September, 2017)
Editors: Mohd Nabil Muhtazaruddin, Hayati @ Habibah Abdul Talib, Roslina Mohammad, Habibah @ Norehan Haron, Nurul Aini Bani, Sa’ardin Abdul Aziz, Shamsul Sarip, Noor Hamizah Hussain, Nelidya Md Yusoff

Manufacturing Inventory Performance Enhancement using Lean Management
Tan Hong Wai, Khairur Rijal Jamaludin, Halim Shah Hamzah, Sek Chun Chong
Page 1 – 6

AbstractIn the globalized business arena, continuous company improvement is a main driver to secure survival and business continuity. The causal relationship between production and inventory management plays a rigorous and vital role in improving company performance. A lean management system (LMS) that relates to production systems and inventory control will enable a company to become a lean enterprise. In this case study, the adoption of LMS through the application of value stream mapping (VSM) helps identify waste. Work-inprogress (WIP) inventory levels are influenced by production systems and improved by implementing LMS (supermarket racking) and the inventory level tracking in terms of cost.
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Tan, Hong Wai, et al. "Manufacturing inventory performance enhancement using lean management." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 1-6.
APA
Tan, H. W., Khairur Rijal, J., Halim Shah, H., & Sek, C. C.(2017). Manufacturing inventory performance enhancement using lean management. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 1-6.
Chicago
Tan Hong Wai, Khairur Rijal Jamaludin, Halim Shah Hamzah, and Sek Chun Chong."Manufacturing inventory performance enhancement using lean management." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 1-6.
Harvard
Tan, H.W., Khairur Rijal, J., Halim Shah, H., Sek, C.C.,2017. Manufacturing inventory performance enhancement using lean management. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 1-6.
Vancouver
Tan HW, Khairur Rijal J, Halim Shah H, Sek CC. Manufacturing inventory performance enhancement using lean management. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 1-6.

Modelling of Palm Oil Export Trend in Malaysia
Norzaida Abas, Asrad Kamisan, Syafrina A.Halim
Page 7 - 11

AbstractOil palm is one of the important export crops of Malaysia. In addition, oil palm industry contributes significantly to the country’s wellbeing by being one of the main contributors to the Gross National Product and provides employments. In this study, time series technique is used to analyse and forecast palm oil exports of Malaysia. While various studies are available on modelling of palm oil, very few studies are found focusing on the modelling of palm oil exports. Model based on multiplicative decomposition method is employed to analyse the monthly exports. Time series data from January 2012 to April 2017 are transformed through a series of procedures to decompose the data into seasonal and trend components. Subsequently, the constructed model is used to make forecasting of future export for several months. Results show that the model is able to replicate the pattern of the observed data. A slight negative trend is detected for the export values. The overall forecasted export values show there is some small fluctuation between the months.
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Norzaida, Abas, et al. "Modelling of palm oil export trend in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 7-11.
APA
Norzaida, A., Asrad, K., & Syafrina, A. H.(2017). Modelling of palm oil export trend in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 7-11.
Chicago
Norzaida Abas, Asrad Kamisan, and Syafrina A.Halim."Modelling of palm oil export trend in Malaysia." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 7-11.
Harvard
Norzaida, A., Asrad, K., Syafrina, A.H.,2017. Modelling of palm oil export trend in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 7-11.
Vancouver
Norzaida A, Asrad K, Syafrina AH. Modelling of palm oil export trend in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 7-11.

An Overview of OSH Management Systems in the Water Service Project
Mohamad Mahathir Mohamed Younos, Mohamad Syazli Fathi
Page 12 - 16

AbstractOccupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management System is a part of the management system that facilitates the management of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) risks. The water services industry is a high-risk industry that deals with complex engineering construction, chemical use, water supply and people. The increasing number of accidents and fatality, including those derive from risk-injury and work-related disease requires organisations to implement OSH Management System. This paper reviews the OSH Management System in the water services in Klang Valley. The finding shows that there is a need for OSH Management System due to the high impact towards the stakeholders and third parties, such as consumers, environment, authority and the top management. This paper concludes the reason on why OSH Management System is very important in relation to the lack of awareness towards safety, health and environment in the workplace area.
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Mohamad Mahathir, Mohamed Younos, et al. "An overview of OSH management systems in the water service project." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 12-16.
APA
Mohamad Mahathir, M. Y., & Mohamad Syazli, F.(2017). An overview of OSH management systems in the water service project. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 12-16.
Chicago
Mohamad Mahathir Mohamed Younos, and Mohamad Syazli Fathi."An overview of OSH management systems in the water service project." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 12-16.
Harvard
Mohamad Mahathir, M.Y., Mohamad Syazli, F.,2017. An overview of OSH management systems in the water service project. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 12-16.
Vancouver
Mohamad Mahathir MY, Mohamad Syazli F. An overview of OSH management systems in the water service project. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 12-16.

An Occupational Safety and Health Management System Related to Level of Safety Culture in Construction Site
Muhammad Khairul Ruslan, Mohd Saidin Misnan, Sa'ardin Abdul Aziz
Page 17 - 22

AbstractThat accidents recurring at the construction sites show that the construction industry which become larger in causing safety problems and the frequency of accidents also increases. However, it is not possible to control all the hazardous activities at a construction site. Factors influencing accidents include human behaviour, different construction sites, complexity of work, lack of safety culture, unsafe use of machinery and equipment, and noncompliance with various sets of procedures. Studies show that accident and injuries at the worksite are often the result of workers’ behaviour and safety culture. In this paper will discuss about the importance of OSH management system in organization including element and benefit of OSH management system. It also will discuss about safety culture in organization including level of safety culture, impact of safety culture and measurement of level of safety culture at construction site.
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Muhammad Khairul, Ruslan, et al. "An occupational safety and health management system related to level of safety culture in construction site." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 17-22.
APA
Muhammad Khairul, R., Mohd Saidin, M., & Sa'ardin, A. A.(2017). An occupational safety and health management system related to level of safety culture in construction site. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 17-22.
Chicago
Muhammad Khairul Ruslan, Mohd Saidin Misnan, and Sa'ardin Abdul Aziz."An occupational safety and health management system related to level of safety culture in construction site." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 17-22.
Harvard
Muhammad Khairul, R., Mohd Saidin, M., Sa'ardin, A.A.,2017. An occupational safety and health management system related to level of safety culture in construction site. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 17-22.
Vancouver
Muhammad Khairul R, Mohd Saidin M, Sa'ardin A.A. An occupational safety and health management system related to level of safety culture in construction site. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 17-22.

Waste Elimination Via Suggestion Scheme in Aluminium Industry
Nawaf Al-shehhi, Khairur Rijal Jamaludin
Page 23 - 27

AbstractThe main objectives of this explanatory research paper; first is to identify how the suggestion scheme is being utilized to reap the fruitful business results, plant performance and cost saving through lean concept, waste elimination, in the aluminium manufacturing industry based in UAE. The second objective is to explore the pathway of each suggestion by crossing different levels for approval and gets implemented. This study illustrates the experience of a single organization and the outcomes.
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Nawaf, Al-shehhi, et al. "Waste elimination via suggestion scheme in aluminium industry." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 23-27.
APA
Nawaf, A. S., & Khairur Rijal, J.(2017). Waste elimination via suggestion scheme in aluminium industry. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 23-27.
Chicago
Nawaf Al-shehhi, and Khairur Rijal Jamaludin."Waste elimination via suggestion scheme in aluminium industry." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 23-27.
Harvard
Nawaf, A.S., Khairur Rijal, J.,2017. Waste elimination via suggestion scheme in aluminium industry. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 23-27.
Vancouver
Nawaf AS, Khairur Rijal J. Waste elimination via suggestion scheme in aluminium industry. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 23-27.

Application of Lean Six Sigma in an Electricity Distribution Company
Noor Azam Md Saad, Astuty Amrin, Khairur Rijal Jamaludin
Page 28 - 32

AbstractThis paper presents an inclusive review on the application of Lean Six Sigma methodology in an electricity distribution organization. There are large numbers of references shows about the application of Lean Six Sigma in manufacturing based organization. There are suggestions that the Lean Six Sigma concept can be implemented to any kind of industry. However, there are also studies that suggested that there are still many non-manufacturing organizations those have come to the conclusion that Six Sigma will not work the best for them. For an electricity distribution business, the effectiveness of Lean Six Sigma methodology has yet to be explored. The scope of the study is on one of the electricity distribution company.
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Noor Azam, Md Saad, et al. "Application of lean six sigma in an electricity distribution company." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 28-32.
APA
Noor Azam, M. S., Astuty, A., & Khairur Rijal, J.(2017). Application of lean six sigma in an electricity distribution company. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 28-32.
Chicago
Noor Azam Md Saad, Astuty Amrin, and Khairur Rijal Jamaludin."Application of lean six sigma in an electricity distribution company." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 28-32.
Harvard
Noor Azam, M.S., Astuty, A., Khairur Rijal, J.,2017. Application of lean six sigma in an electricity distribution company. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 28-32.
Vancouver
Noor Azam MS, Astuty A, Khairur Rijal J. Application of lean six sigma in an electricity distribution company. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 28-32.

Logistics Management for Organizational Success of Downstream Industry in Oil & Gas
Shamsul. S, Habibah
Page 33 - 39

AbstractThe complexity associated to the large scale and highly-cost of oil and gas industry play key role in determining the best strategy for its logistics supports to stay cost-effective and sustainable in giving back maximum value in return over the humongous investment that has been put. Especially that the oil and gas industry has gone from boom to bust in the past three years, hence the need to re-thinking of their logistics strategy becoming more crucial and pressing. Based on the analysis of the exemplary practices on Royal Dutch Shell and Petroliam Nasional Berhad, this study identifies the main factors that support the long-term organizational success and sustainability of the companies and this represent the other oil and gas downstream companies. The findings from this study are essential in providing knowledge to the other industries regarding the best practices applied by the oil and gas giants for replication.
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Shamsul, S, et al. "Logistics management for organizational success of downstream industry in oil & gas." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 33-39.
APA
Shamsul, S., & Habibah.(2017). Logistics management for organizational success of downstream industry in oil & gas. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 33-39.
Chicago
Shamsul S, and Habibah."Logistics management for organizational success of downstream industry in oil & gas." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 33-39.
Harvard
Shamsul, S., Habibah.,2017. Logistics management for organizational success of downstream industry in oil & gas. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 33-39.
Vancouver
Shamsul S, Habibah. Logistics management for organizational success of downstream industry in oil & gas. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 33-39.

Field Survey on Usage of Non-financial Measurement at Hotel in Japan
Kayo Mitani
Page 40 - 44

AbstractThis paper focuses on non-financial measurements related to customer and aims to clarify how customer-related measurements are affected in practice. The interviews are conducted to six domestic hotel companies and clarifies the actual situation to find problems for inhibiting the effective usage both of customer-related measurements and financial measurements. The results revealed that customer-related measurements are the helpful indicators for the decision-making involved in creating a future investment plan. On the other hand, it became apparent that there were some issues within the incentive system and personnel evaluation.
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Kayo Mitani. "Field survey on usage of non-financial measurement at hotel in Japan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 40-44.
APA
Kayo, M.(2017). Field survey on usage of non-financial measurement at hotel in Japan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 40-44.
Chicago
Kayo Mitani."Field survey on usage of non-financial measurement at hotel in Japan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 40-44.
Harvard
Kayo, M.,2017. Field survey on usage of non-financial measurement at hotel in Japan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 40-44.
Vancouver
Kayo M. Field survey on usage of non-financial measurement at hotel in Japan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 40-44.

Kaizen Event Applied to Aluminum Manufacturing – Case Study
Nawaf Al-shehhi, Khairur Rijal Jamaludin
Page 45 - 49

AbstractIt is evident that Kaizen event adoption by both the private and public organizations elicits a wide range of positive ramifications. This is particularly in the pursuit of realization of different goals and objectives in private and public organizations. This paper explains and demonstrates how kaizen event is utilized as the powerful tool for performance enhancement through the rapid change in the targeted area, depends on Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques. Despite the abundant research information on continuous improvement tools & techniques, there is a little information related to the application of kaizen event mainly in aluminum industry due to limited academic efforts implemented for appraising or assessing the implementation of Kaizen Event approach. In this paper, Cathode sealing plant optimization has been identified as a scientific process that utilizes kaizen event to tackle contemporary issues in the plant. This paper has identified the existence of literature gap in the effectiveness of Kaizen event, particularly in the manufacturing sector. The findings in this paper has recognized that a stepwise implementation of Kaizen event leads to a reduction of rejection rates, increase in daily cathode production and maximizing the plant availability for the sake of successful & desired process.
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Nawaf, Al-shehhi, et al. "Kaizen event applied to aluminum manufacturing – Case study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 45-49.
APA
Nawaf, A. S., & Khairur Rijal, J.(2017). Kaizen event applied to aluminum manufacturing – Case study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 45-49.
Chicago
Nawaf Al-shehhi, and Khairur Rijal Jamaludin."Kaizen event applied to aluminum manufacturing – Case study." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 45-49.
Harvard
Nawaf, A.S., Khairur Rijal, J.,2017. Kaizen event applied to aluminum manufacturing – Case study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 45-49.
Vancouver
Nawaf AS, Khairur Rijal J. Kaizen event applied to aluminum manufacturing – Case study. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 45-49.

RF Energy Harvesting with Multiple Sources and Co-channel Interference Assisted
Khairul Nizam Puniran, Robiah Ahmad, Rudzidatul Akmam Dziyauddin
Page 50 - 55

AbstractWireless Energy Harvesting (EH) from the ambient Radio Frequency (RF) has emerged a solution in recent technology which can prolong the consumption of conventional battery in any constraint nodes. In this paper, a 3-node decode-and-forward (DF) model is proposed where the relay node is subject to an energy constraint. Multiple sources and co-channel interference (CCI) are added in the system model known as Multiple-Source and Single-Relay (MSSR). A mathematical model is derived in Time Switching Relaying (TSR) scheme to obtain an average system throughput at a destination. Several numerical simulations with respect to the average throughput and system parameters were performed and compared with both ideal receiver and SingleSource and Single-Relay (SSSR) schemes. By applying multiple sources and CCI as an energy enhancement at the constraint node, the optimal value of EH ratio for TSR can be reduced significantly by 10% as compared to the ideal receiver and SSSR.
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Khairul Nizam, Puniran, et al. "RF energy harvesting with multiple sources and co-channel interference assisted." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 50-55.
APA
Khairul Nizam, P., Robiah, A., & Rudzidatul Akmam, D.(2017). RF energy harvesting with multiple sources and co-channel interference assisted. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 50-55.
Chicago
Khairul Nizam Puniran, Robiah Ahmad, and Rudzidatul Akmam Dziyauddin."RF energy harvesting with multiple sources and co-channel interference assisted." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 50-55.
Harvard
Khairul Nizam, P., Robiah, A., Rudzidatul Akmam, D.,2017. RF energy harvesting with multiple sources and co-channel interference assisted. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 50-55.
Vancouver
Khairul Nizam P, Robiah A, Rudzidatul Akmam D. RF energy harvesting with multiple sources and co-channel interference assisted. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 50-55.

Empirical Research on the Impact of Customer-oriented Organizational Culture on Management Control Process
M. Kodama, H. Toyosaki, Y. Hiasa, K. Suzuki
Page 56 - 60

AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of customer orientation on management control. In the research area of marketing, it is clear that customer orientation has an impact on corporate performance through influencing the attitudes and behaviour of employees. Therefore, we thought that it would be possible to build a control mechanism using customer orientation concepts with reference to marketing knowledge. Using data from a questionnaire survey conducted in 2016 on employees of Japanese hotel company, this study tests a multiple regression model that relates to the influence of customer orientation on management control process.
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M. Kodama, et al. "Empirical research on the impact of customer-oriented organizational culture on management control process." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 56-60.
APA
M. Kodama, H. Toyosaki, Y. Hiasa, & K. Suzuki.(2017). Empirical research on the impact of customer-oriented organizational culture on management control process. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 56-60.
Chicago
M. Kodama, H. Toyosaki, Y. Hiasa, and K. Suzuki."Empirical research on the impact of customer-oriented organizational culture on management control process." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 56-60.
Harvard
M. Kodama, H. Toyosaki, Y. Hiasa, K. Suzuki.,2017. Empirical research on the impact of customer-oriented organizational culture on management control process. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 56-60.
Vancouver
M. Kodama, H. Toyosaki, Y. Hiasa, K. Suzuki. Empirical research on the impact of customer-oriented organizational culture on management control process. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 56-60.

The Relationship between Customer’s Attitude, Behavior and Financial Performance
Kaori Yamawaki
Page 61 - 67

AbstractIn management accounting area, non-financial measures obtained from questionnaire survey, like customer satisfaction and purchase intention, have the impact on future financial performance. Although these measurements have a positive impact on future financial performance, it is pointed out that there is a difference between “what customers think” and “what customers do”. And recently researchers in the marketing area have been paying attention to customer retention – customer’s actual behavior. Using a questionnaire survey of Japanese hotel company A, this study aims to clear the relationship between customer’s attitude, customer retention and financial performance.
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Kaori, Yamawaki. "The relationship between customer’s attitude, behavior and financial performance." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 61-67.
APA
Kaori, Y.(2017). The relationship between customer’s attitude, behavior and financial performance. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 61-67.
Chicago
Kaori, Yamawaki."The relationship between customer’s attitude, behavior and financial performance." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 61-67.
Harvard
Kaori, Y.,2017. The relationship between customer’s attitude, behavior and financial performance. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 61-67.
Vancouver
Kaori Y. The relationship between customer’s attitude, behavior and financial performance. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 61-67.

An Overview of Contract Documents for Building Information Modelling (BIM) Construction Projects
Ahmad Huzaimi Abd Jamil, Mohamad Syazli Fathi
Page 68 - 72

AbstractBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) enables close collaboration among project stakeholders to visualize what is to be built in a simulated environment by identifying any potential design, construction or operational issues. Despite the fact of its welldocumented benefits, the extensive integration of BIM throughout the project lifecycle remains sporadic. The conventional contracts used in the Malaysian construction industry were established before the development of BIM. As BIM becoming ingrain in the delivery process, the inadequacies of these existing contracts have become visible. This paper presents a review of recent studies through a procurement approach of BIM to establish the contractual context by addressing the commercial considerations and probable legal risks of professionals in Malaysia and other countries. This paper also outlines the reasons why the implementation of BIM will foster the evolution of integrated contract delivery methods.
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Ahmad Huzaimi, Abd Jamil, et al. "An overview of contract documents for building information modelling (BIM) construction projects." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 68-72.
APA
Ahmad Huzaimi, A. J., & Mohamad Syazli, F.(2017). An overview of contract documents for building information modelling (BIM) construction projects. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 68-72.
Chicago
Ahmad Huzaimi Abd Jamil, and Mohamad Syazli Fathi."An overview of contract documents for building information modelling (BIM) construction projects." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 68-72.
Harvard
Ahmad Huzaimi, A.J., Mohamad Syazli, F.,2017. An overview of contract documents for building information modelling (BIM) construction projects. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 68-72.
Vancouver
Ahmad Huzaimi AJ, Mohamad Syazli F. An overview of contract documents for building information modelling (BIM) construction projects. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 68-72.

The Issue of Uninsured Workers in Construction Industry in Japan
Yoichiro Matsuura, Astuty Amrin, Roslina Mohammad
Page 73 - 77

AbstractThis research attempts to address the issue of uninsured workers in construction industry in Japan. One of the causes of non-participation in social insurance policy is the multi-layered system of the construction industry. There are two main problems with the multi-layered subcontracting structure in construction industry in Japan. One is the issue of intermediate exploitation where subcontractors are not paid legitimate wages and social insurance premium charged by the company. The second issue is that employees have been laid off and forced to become self-employed workers after the bubble economy collapsed in the mid- 1990s and the 2008 Lehman Shock. Previous research on labor protection and social insurance coverage are few and insufficient in Japan. The issue of uninsured workers has been researched in a practical way up to now, but has not been researched very much in an academic way. Labor economist Hippo [1], did not discuss in detail the issue of uninsured workers in construction industry, in his important studies on the multi-layered system. I would like to discuss this problem of the multi-layered system in construction industry in Japan theoretically and examine the actual condition of the uninsured workers today under the new government policy. This study employs a mixed method. Firstly, I look at the latest governmental surveys and statistics. Secondly, this study also interviews the officers of the Labors Union. This will allow me to identify the construction workers economic situation, especially uninsured workers’ problem. This paper concludes that without fundamental change to the multi-layered system in construction industry in Japan, employment of younger people, retention of the construction workers and maintenance of construction quality will continue to be jeopardized.
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Yoichiro, Matsuura, et al. "The issue of uninsured workers in construction industry in Japan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8.2 (2017): 73-77.
APA
Yoichiro, M., Astuty, A., & Roslina, M.(2017). The issue of uninsured workers in construction industry in Japan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 8(2), 73-77.
Chicago
Yoichiro Matsuura, Astuty Amrin, and Roslina Mohammad."The issue of uninsured workers in construction industry in Japan." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 8, no. 2 (2017): 73-77.
Harvard
Yoichiro, M., Astuty, A., Roslina, M.,2017. The issue of uninsured workers in construction industry in Japan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 8(2), pp. 73-77.
Vancouver
Yoichiro M, Astuty A, Roslina M. The issue of uninsured workers in construction industry in Japan. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;8(2): 73-77.

Volume 9, No. 1 (December, 2017)
Relational Norms, Happiness and Customer Satisfaction in Micro Finance Institution’s (MFI’s): A Conceptual Framework
Shaikh Rafiqul Islam, Selvan Perumal, Zolkafli Hussin
Page 1 – 9
AbstractThe aim of this article is to discuss at conceptual level the relationships among the relational norms practices, happiness and customer satisfaction in Micro Finance Institution’s (MFI’s) of Bangladesh. Existing literature indicates that most of the studies on customer satisfaction in MFI in global as well as in Bangladesh context conducted on core dimensional (such as: product, interest rate, loan disbursement time, terms and condition etc.) issues where relational exchange context was ignored. The proposed conceptual framework which is drawn upon the existing literature has examined the effect of relational norm on both happiness and customer satisfaction. Moreover, happiness also has an influence on customer satisfaction. The marketing policy maker and other marketing consultants and practitioners certainly can improve the customer satisfaction by using this conceptual framework.
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Shaikh Rafiqul, Islam, et al. "Relational norms, happiness and customer satisfaction in Micro Finance Institution’s (MFI’s): A Conceptual framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 1-9.
APA
Shaikh Rafiqul, I., Selvan, P., & Zolkafli, H.(2017). Relational norms, happiness and customer satisfaction in Micro Finance Institution’s (MFI’s): A Conceptual framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 1-9.
Chicago
Shaikh Rafiqul Islam, Selvan Perumal, and Zolkafli Hussin."Relational norms, happiness and customer satisfaction in Micro Finance Institution’s (MFI’s): A Conceptual framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 1-9.
Harvard
Shaikh Rafiqul, I., Selvan, P., Zolkafli, H.,2017. Relational norms, happiness and customer satisfaction in Micro Finance Institution’s (MFI’s): A Conceptual framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 1-9.
Vancouver
Shaikh Rafiqul I, Selvan P, Zolkafli H. Relational norms, happiness and customer satisfaction in Micro Finance Institution’s (MFI’s): A Conceptual framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 1-9.

Is there Relationship between Board Structures and Dividend Policy: Evidence from Nigeria
Adamu Idris Adamu, Rokiah Ishak, Nor Laili Hassan
Page 10 - 20

AbstractDividends are considered useful in reducing agency conflicts. The board of directors is the topmost organ of an organisation and directors on board play a major role in addressing agency problems. They also ratify the decisions taken by management prior to execution of the decisions. Studies have reported that corporate governance characteristics influence dividend payout. However, little is known about the influence of board structures that include board size, outside directors, and gender on the decision to pay dividends. This paper is aimed at exploring how board characteristics affect the decision to pay dividends. Using 267 firm-year observations (2013-2015) and random effect logit regression, the study finds board size, outside directors on board, as well as the number of female directors to have great influence on the decision to pay dividends.
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Adamu Idris, Adamu, et al. "Is there relationship between board structures and dividend policy: Evidence from Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 10-20.
APA
Adamu Idris, A., Rokiah, I., & Nor Laili, H.(2017). Is there relationship between board structures and dividend policy: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 10-20.
Chicago
Adamu Idris Adamu, Rokiah Ishak, and Nor Laili Hassan."Is there relationship between board structures and dividend policy: Evidence from Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 10-20.
Harvard
Adamu Idris, A., Rokiah, I., Nor Laili, H.,2017. Is there relationship between board structures and dividend policy: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 10-20.
Vancouver
Adamu Idris A, Rokiah I, Nor Laili H. Is there relationship between board structures and dividend policy: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 10-20.

Validity and Reliability of Automotive Consumer-based Brand Equity and Consumer Response Measurement Scales
Raji Ridwan Adetunji, Sabrina Mohd Rashid, Mohd Sobhi Ishak
Page 21 - 35

AbstractDeveloping and managing brand equity are top priorities for many organizations because brands are one of the most valuable organizational assets. ConsumerBased Brand Equity (CBBE) also explains how brand knowledge and brand associations influence consumers’ behaviors and consumer responses. The extant literature is filled with different types of models and scales for measuring CBBE. However, the literature on CBBE has not been able to produce a measurement scale that is employable universally across industries and different contexts. Subsequently, in view of the economic, technological and sociological importance of the automotive industry, this study attempts to assess the validity and reliability of measurement scales for Automotive CBBE and Consumer Response. The Content Validity Index (CVI) of both the items-level and the scale-level CVIs from the ratings of seven (7) experts revealed that the items in the scale proposed have good content validity. Furthermore, with the use of the Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) with Varimax rotation, the study presents a total of 48 items for measuring Automotive CBBE and 7 items for Consumer Response. Finally, the findings also demonstrate that the validated scales have acceptable values of reliability test.
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Raji Ridwan, Adetunji, et al. "Validity and reliability of automotive consumer-based brand equity and consumer response measurement scales." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 21-35.
APA
Raji Ridwan, A., Sabrina, M. R., & Mohd Sobhi, I.(2017). Validity and reliability of automotive consumer-based brand equity and consumer response measurement scales. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 21-35.
Chicago
Raji Ridwan Adetunji, Sabrina Mohd Rashid, and Mohd Sobhi Ishak."Validity and reliability of automotive consumer-based brand equity and consumer response measurement scales." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 21-35.
Harvard
Raji Ridwan, A., Sabrina, M.R., Mohd Sobhi, I.,2017Validity and reliability of automotive consumer-based brand equity and consumer response measurement scales. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 21-35.
Vancouver
Raji Ridwan A, Sabrina MR, Mohd Sobhi I. Validity and reliability of automotive consumer-based brand equity and consumer response measurement scales. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 21-35.

A Conceptual Model of Factors Affecting E-procurement Usage and Impact among Jordanian Listed Firms: The Moderating Role of Environmental Uncertainty
Luay Daoud, Marhaiza Ibrahim
Page 36 - 44

AbstractE-procurement usage enables the organization to reduce business cost, access wider market and streamlining purchasing processes. Despite these benefits, the government reported showed only 32.6% of the firms in Jordan use e-procurement system. E-procurement usage among Jordanian firms still in early stage. Therefore, it is imperative to conduct further study to recognize the potential and issues of the impact of e-procurement usage on the firm performance. The population of this study consisted of firms listed on Amman Stock Exchange (ASE). Based on Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) theory, Technology, Organization and Environment (TOE) framework and the Resource-Based View (RBV) theory, authors proposed an integrated model to examine the antecedents and impact of e-procurement usage among Jordanian firms. This paper investigates the role of environmental uncertainty in the impact of e-procurement usage on firm performance. Unfortunately, the role of environmental uncertainty is nearly ignored on the impact of e-procurement usage on firm performance. Hence, this paper argues on the interaction between eprocurement usage and performance impact under the role of Environmental Uncertainty. This proposition could improve understanding e-procurement usage.
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Luay, Daoud, et al. "A conceptual model of factors affecting e-procurement usage and impact among Jordanian listed firms: The moderating role of environmental uncertainty." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 36-44.
APA
Luay, D., & Marhaiza, I.(2017). A conceptual model of factors affecting e-procurement usage and impact among Jordanian listed firms: The moderating role of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 36-44.
Chicago
Luay Daoud, and Marhaiza Ibrahim."A conceptual model of factors affecting e-procurement usage and impact among Jordanian listed firms: The moderating role of environmental uncertainty." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 36-44.
Harvard
Luay, D., Marhaiza, I.,2017. A conceptual model of factors affecting e-procurement usage and impact among Jordanian listed firms: The moderating role of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 36-44.
Vancouver
Luay D, Marhaiza I. A conceptual model of factors affecting e-procurement usage and impact among Jordanian listed firms: The moderating role of environmental uncertainty. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 36-44.

Malaysian Islamic Banks Performance vs. Internal and External Characteristics
Salawati Sahari, Nurain Khairunnisa Ubaidillah
Page 45 - 53

AbstractThe inclusion of global financial markets has put Islamic banks in an intense competition with traditional banks. So, in order to compete in domestic and worldwide deposit markets, this research helps the Islamic banks in order to draw and initiate acceptable instruments that could cope with the remains innovations in financial markets. Specifically, the main purpose of this research is to measure the relationship between the performance among Islamic bank in Malaysia for the time period of 2011 to 2015 and its characteristics, by differentiate both the internal and the external characteristics. Risk Return Theory and Signalling Theory were applied to predict the relationship between the bank characteristics and its performance. From the regression model, the study has found that there was a moderate correlation between internal factors and profitability of Islamic banks in Malaysia. It was also found that there was a positive moderate relationship between the external characteristic and the financial performance among the Malaysian Islamic banks. The findings indicate that Islamic banks should invest in other lines of business such as product diversification and investments to stimulate their stability and contribute to profitability. These findings may enable the managers of the Islamic bank to make the right decision in order to generate outstanding outcomes and supports the bank regulators to make the right option in conducting Islamic banking operation systems.
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Salawati, Sahari, et al. "Malaysian Islamic banks performance vs. internal and external characteristics." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 45-53.
APA
Salawati, S., & Nurain Khairunnisa, U.(2017). Malaysian Islamic banks performance vs. internal and external characteristics. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 45-53.
Chicago
Salawati Sahari, and Nurain Khairunnisa Ubaidillah."Malaysian Islamic banks performance vs. internal and external characteristics." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 45-53.
Harvard
Salawati, S., Nurain Khairunnisa, U.,2017. Malaysian Islamic banks performance vs. internal and external characteristics. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 45-53.
Vancouver
Salawati S, Nurain Khairunnisa U. Malaysian Islamic banks performance vs. internal and external characteristics. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 45-53.

e-Bisnes, Pemangkin Penyertaan Kaum Wanita dalam Keusahawanan Luar Bandar
e-Business, The Catalyst for Women Involvement In Rural Entrepreneurship

Azlizan Talib, Mohd Nazaruddin Yusof, Zainal Md Zan1, Kamarudin Ngah
Page 54 - 66

AbstractPerbincangan utama dalam kajian ini adalah untuk meninjau persepsi terhadap penyertaan kaum wanita dalam bidang e-bisnes. Bidang ini telah menjadi satu fenomena yang mendapat perhatian ramai khususnya kaum wanita dan berpotensi menyediakan peluang-peluang ekonomi yang dapat menjana pendapatan lumayan. Walau bagaimanapun, kadar penyertaan kaum wanita dalam pembangunan ekonomi masih lemah dan tidak setanding dengan golongan lelaki. Permasalahan ini dikaitkan dengan isu gender yang sukar dihakis daripada pemikiran masyarakat. Kaum wanita juga dilihat kurang berminat dalam bidang keusahawanan konvensional kerana ianya memberi risiko dan komitmen yang tinggi kepada mereka. Bagi menyelesaikan permasalahan ini, kebanyakan daripada kaum wanita mula memberi reaksi positif dalam e-bisnes. Antara objektif kajian yang dibentuk ialah mengenal pasti tahap pemahaman, prospek serta isu dan cabaran ebisnes dan mengenal pasti implikasi bidang e-bisnes dalam mempengaruhi cara hidup masyarakat. Bagi memenuhi keperluan objektif yang telah ditetapkan, kajian ini menggunakan pendekatan kuantitatif iaitu borang soal selidik untuk mengumpul data daripada 100 orang kaum wanita luar bandar. Hasil kajian menunjukkan e-bisnes memberi implikasi positif dalam mempengaruhi cara hidup masyarakat iaitu menjimatkan masa pengguna dan turut memberi implikasi negatif dengan mengurangkan interaksi sosial dalam kalangan masyarakat. Justeru, bidang e-bisnes perlu sentiasa diberi perhatian dan dikembangkan supaya dapat membantu untuk meningkatkan penyertaan kaum wanita luar bandar dalam pembangunan ekonomi. The main discussion in this study was to examine the perception of the participation of women in e-business. This issue has become a phenomenon that has gained the attention, especially women and has the potential to provide economic opportunities that can generate lucrative income. However, the rate of participation of women in economic development is still weak and not comparable to men. These problems are associated with gender issues that are hard to eradicate from community thinking. Women are also seen as less interested in conventional entrepreneurship as they risk their commitment and commitment. In order to solve this problem, most women began to respond positively to e-business. The objectives of the study are to identify the level of understanding, prospects and issues and e-business challenges and to identify the implications of e-business in influencing the way people live. In order to meet the predetermined objective requirements, this study uses a quantitative approach, a questionnaire to collect data from 100 rural women. The results shows that e-business has a positive implication in influencing the lifestyle of the community, saving consumers time and also giving negative implications by reducing social interaction among society. Hence, the ebusiness field should always be addressed and developed to help increase the participation of rural women in economic development.
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Azlizan, Talib, et al. "e-Bisnes, Pemangkin Penyertaan Kaum Wanita dalam Keusahawanan Luar Bandar e-Business, The Catalyst for Women Involvement In Rural Entrepreneurship." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 54-66.
APA
Azlizan, T., Mohd Nazaruddin, Y., Zainal, M. Z., & Kamarudin, N.(2017). e-Bisnes, Pemangkin Penyertaan Kaum Wanita dalam Keusahawanan Luar Bandar e-Business, The Catalyst for Women Involvement In Rural Entrepreneurship. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 54-66.
Chicago
Azlizan Talib, Mohd Nazaruddin Yusof, Zainal Md Zan, and Kamarudin Ngah."e-Bisnes, Pemangkin Penyertaan Kaum Wanita dalam Keusahawanan Luar Bandar e-Business, The Catalyst for Women Involvement In Rural Entrepreneurship." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 54-66.
Harvard
Azlizan, T., Mohd Nazaruddin, Y., Zainal, M.Z., Kamarudin, N.,2017. e-Bisnes, Pemangkin Penyertaan Kaum Wanita dalam Keusahawanan Luar Bandar e-Business, The Catalyst for Women Involvement In Rural Entrepreneurship. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 54-66.
Vancouver
Azlizan T, Mohd Nazaruddin Y, Zainal MZ, Kamarudin N. e-Bisnes, Pemangkin Penyertaan Kaum Wanita dalam Keusahawanan Luar Bandar e-Business, The Catalyst for Women Involvement In Rural Entrepreneurship. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 54-66.

Application of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) in Audit Firms
Rusman Ghani, Khairina Rosli, Noor Azizi Ismail, Siti Zabedah Saidin
Page 67 - 74

AbstractThis paper explores the application of Computer-Assisted Audit Tool and Techniques (CAATTs) and the reasons for the use of CAATTs application among audit firms in Malaysia. The study uses survey and interview methods to explore the types of CAATTs applied by the respondent firms. The results demonstrate that the application of CAATTs among audit firms varies by firm size. The application of advanced CAATTs, i.e. Embedded Audit Modules, Parallel Simulation Software, Test Data were the highest in Big-4 firms, as compared to medium and small sized firms. The reasons that influence them to practice the use of CAATTs are availability of financial resources, partners’ expertise and their clients’ nature of operation. The application of CAATTs is not compulsory by the law or standards. However, there is an encouragement from the authorities and accounting bodies for the practitioners to apply CAATTs in their audit works. The findings contribute in providing inputs to the policy makers and practitioners on how to enhance the application of CAATTs into the current practice of auditing process and future regulations. The present study also opens up opportunities and provides avenues for more indepth research on the subject of CAATTs.
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Rusman, Ghani, et al. "Application of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) in Audit Firms." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 67-74.
APA
Rusman, G., Khairina, R., Noor Azizi, I., & Siti Zabedah, S.(2017). Application of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) in Audit Firms. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 67-74.
Chicago
Rusman Ghani, Khairina Rosli, Noor Azizi Ismail, and Siti Zabedah Saidin."Application of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) in Audit Firms." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 67-74.
Harvard
Rusman, G., Khairina, R., Noor Azizi, I., Siti Zabedah, S.,2017. Application of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) in Audit Firms. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 67-74.
Vancouver
Rusman G, Khairina R, Noor Azizi I, Siti Zabedah S. Application of Computer-Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs) in Audit Firms. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 67-74.

Transformasi Koperasi kepada Bank Koperasi: Analisis Persepektif Kewangan
Transformation of Cooperative to Cooperative Bank: Financial Perspective Analysis

Hussin Abdullah, Selamah Maamor, Fauzi Hussin, Norehan Abdullah, Mohd Saifoul Zamzuri Noor
Page 75 - 91

AbstractTujuan kertas kerja ini adalah untuk menganalisis keperluan koperasi di Malaysia untuk transform daripada koperasi kepada bank koperasi. Kajian ini adalah didorong oleh niat Angkatan Tentara Malaysia (ATM) yang merupakan salah satu koperasi di Malaysia untuk berubah kepada bank koperasi. Sehubungan dengan itu, Suruhanjaya Koperasi Malaysia (SKM) juga mensasarkan untuk mempunyai empat (4) koperasi perbankan pada tahun 2020. Fokus kajian ini adalah bagi koperasi yang mempunyai niat untuk berubah kepada bank koperasi sebagai sampel kajian seperti Bank Rakyat, KOPSYA, dan Koperasi Angkatan Tentera Malaysia Berhad [KATMB]. Kajian ini menggunakan kaedah kuantitatif yang merupakan analisis kewangan dalam pasaran perbankan Islam dan pasaran koperasi. Berdasarkan analisis kewangan, didapati bahawa Bank Rakyat beroperasi dengan baik dalam pasaran perbankan Islam serta pasaran koperasi. Oleh itu, Bank Rakyat boleh menjadi model yang baik untuk koperasi berubah kepada bank koperasi seperti KATMB. Pertambahan bilangan bank koperasi ini akan dapat meningkat pertumbuhan ekonomi Malaysia. Penambahan bilangan bank koperasi adalah penting dan akan membantu koperasi untuk mengembangkan perniagaan mereka untuk mempunyai produk yang pelbagai seperti produk kewangan Islam – takaful, ar-rahnu dan lain-lain. Perkembangan ini akan meningkatkan pendapatan koperasi dan kemudian beroperasi sebagai ‘one stop center’ untuk ahli koperasi dan juga penggunapengguna lain untuk mendapatkan perkhidmatan yang lebih cekap dan menyeluruh. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the needs of cooperatives in Malaysia to transform from cooperatives to cooperative bank. This study is driven by the intention of the Malaysian Army Force (Angkatan Tentera Malaysia – ATM) which is one of the cooperatives in Malaysia to transform to cooperative bank. In relation to that, the Malaysian Cooperative Commission is also targeting to have four (4) cooperative banks in 2020. The focus of the study is on cooperatives that has the intention to transform to cooperative bank as a sample of this study such as Bank Rakyat, KOPSYA, and the Malaysian Armed Forces Cooperative Berhad [KATMB]. This study uses quantitative methods that are financial analysis in banking market as well as cooperatives market. Based on the financial analysis, Bank Rakyat performs well in the banking market as well as in cooperative market. Therefore, Bank Rakyat can be a good model for cooperatives such as KATMB to transform to banking sector. The increase in the number of cooperative bank will increase the growth of the Malaysian economy. The addition of banking cooperatives is important and will help cooperatives to expand their business to have more products such as Islamic financial products – takaful, ar-rahnu etc. It will also increase cooperative’s income and then operate as a one stop center for their members and other consumers to get more efficient and comprehensive services.
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Hussin, Abdullah, et al. "Transformasi Koperasi kepada Bank Koperasi: Analisis Perspektif Kewangan Transformation of Cooperative to Cooperative Bank: Financial Perspective Analysis." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9.1 (2017): 75-91.
APA
Hussin, A., Selamah, M., Fauzi, H., Norehan, A., & Mohd Saifoul, Z. N.(2017). Transformasi Koperasi kepada Bank Koperasi: Analisis Perspektif Kewangan Transformation of Cooperative to Cooperative Bank: Financial Perspective Analysis. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 9(1), 75-91.
Chicago
Hussin Abdullah, Selamah Maamor, Fauzi Hussin, Norehan Abdullah, and Mohd Saifoul Zamzuri Noor."Transformasi Koperasi kepada Bank Koperasi: Analisis Perspektif Kewangan Transformation of Cooperative to Cooperative Bank: Financial Perspective Analysis." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 9, no. 1 (2017): 75-91.
Harvard
Hussin, A., Selamah, M., Fauzi, H., Norehan, A., Mohd Saifoul, Z.N.,2017. Transformasi Koperasi kepada Bank Koperasi: Analisis Perspektif Kewangan Transformation of Cooperative to Cooperative Bank: Financial Perspective Analysis. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 9(1), pp. 75-91.
Vancouver
Hussin A, Selamah M, Fauzi H, Norehan A, Mohd Saifoul ZN. Transformasi Koperasi kepada Bank Koperasi: Analisis Perspektif Kewangan Transformation of Cooperative to Cooperative Bank: Financial Perspective Analysis. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2017;9(1): 75-91.

Volume 10, No. 1 (March, 2018)
The Role of CEO Experience and CEO Multiple Directorships in Palestinian Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Political Connection
Mohammed W. A. Saleh, Rohaida Abdul Latif, Fathiyyah Abu Bakar
Page 1 – 9
AbstractThere is little doubt that political environment issues have tremendously affected application of corporate governance. Palestine experienced instability in the political situation due to Israeli occupation and for the pluralism of its party structure (Fatah is the ruling party and Hamas the opposition party). Hence, political connection serves as unique kind of external resources which can enhance the firm’s performance, through political mechanisms, companies attempt to create for itself an environment that is better for its interest. The CEO characteristics play major role in the Palestinian firms and have been seen among the most important factors to enhance the firm’s performance. Many companies excelled as a result of their CEOs attributes. However, previous studies document mix and inconclusive results on CEO characteristics and firm performance. This paper provides conceptual arguments that allow for better understanding of the role of political connection on the relationship between CEO experience and firm performance. For companies, this study proposes that they should put more efforts on enhancing the role and the quality of the CEOs. Besides providing suggestions for future research, this study provides several recommendations to the Palestinian Capital Market Authority and PSE to improve its rule and regulation with respect to CG mechanisms.
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Mohammed W. A. Saleh, et al. "The Role of CEO Experience and CEO Multiple Directorships in Palestinian Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Political Connection." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10.1 (2018): 1-9.
APA
Mohammed, W. A. S., Rohaida, A. L., & Fathiyyah, A. B.(2018). The Role of CEO Experience and CEO Multiple Directorships in Palestinian Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Political Connection. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 10(1), 1-9.
Chicago
Mohammed W. A. Saleh, Rohaida Abdul Latif, and Fathiyyah Abu Bakar."The Role of CEO Experience and CEO Multiple Directorships in Palestinian Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Political Connection." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 10, no. 1 (2018): 1-9.
Harvard
Mohammed, W.A.S., Rohaida, A.L., Fathiyyah, A.B.,2018. The Role of CEO Experience and CEO Multiple Directorships in Palestinian Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Political Connection. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10(1), pp. 1-9.
Vancouver
Mohammed WAS, Rohaida AL., Fathiyyah AB. The Role of CEO Experience and CEO Multiple Directorships in Palestinian Firm Performance: The Moderating Effect of Political Connection. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;10(1): 1-9.

Information Communication Technology Utilization in Federal Road Safety Corps’ Operations in South-West, Nigeria
Olumide Olayinka Obe, Hameed Olusegun Adebambo, Paul Chukwugozi Richard
Page 10 - 17

AbstractThe study analysed ICT utilization in the operations of FRSC in South-west, Nigeria. It adopted a quantitative research approach conducted in a cross-sectional design with the use of structured questionnaire to collect primary data from the FRSC staff operating in south-western Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique was employed to select 323 FRSC staff from Ondo, Oyo and Osun States, Nigeria. The study conducted both descriptive and regression analysis using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 23. The descriptive analysis of the study revealed that ICT facilities and applications are quite often used in the FRSC and failure of the staff to adapt to technology change and irregularity of power supply are the salient factors hindering the utilization of ICT in the FRSC. In addition, the findings of the regression analysis revealed that ICT utilization has a positive effect on the operations of FRSC. Therefore, the study recommends that more awareness should be created on the importance of ICT and alternative power supply be made available for better utilization of ICT and more quality facilities such as better internet connection, upgrade of the existing ICT facilities for better performance, friendly ICT applications for easy use to enhance the operations of FRSC through ICT utilization.
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Olumide Olayinka, Obe, et al. "Information Communication Technology Utilization in Federal Road Safety Corps’ Operations in South-West, Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10.1 (2018): 10-17.
APA
Olumide Olayinka, O., Hameed Olusegun, A., & Paul Chukwugozi, R.(2018). Information Communication Technology Utilization in Federal Road Safety Corps’ Operations in South-West, Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 10(1), 10-17.
Chicago
Olumide Olayinka Obe, Hameed Olusegun Adebambo, and Paul Chukwugozi Richard."Information Communication Technology Utilization in Federal Road Safety Corps’ Operations in South-West, Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 10, no. 1 (2018): 10-17.
Harvard
Olumide Olayinka, O., Hameed Olusegun, A., Paul Chukwugozi, R.,2018. Information Communication Technology Utilization in Federal Road Safety Corps’ Operations in South-West, Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10(1), pp. 10-17.
Vancouver
Olumide Olayinka O, Hameed Olusegun A, Paul Chukwugozi R. Information Communication Technology Utilization in Federal Road Safety Corps’ Operations in South-West, Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;10(1): 10-17.

Social Capital and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises
Obeitoh Ozigi
Page 18 - 27

AbstractThis paper explores the importance of the three dimensions of social capital to small and medium scale entrepreneurs in Nigeria, it is a phenomenon that is based on mutual trust, reliability and reciprocity in social networks. This paper highlights the need to promote social capital as a way of improving SMEs performance. This study confirms that social capital has significant and positive effect on the performance of SMEs in Nigeria. The findings confirm the importance of social capital in generating finance and revenue as evident in positive and significant relationships between the three dimensions of social capital and revenue drive. The theoretical implication is that the study highlighted the importance of management of SMEs to promote social capital among themselves such as mutual trust (relational social capital), information flow (structural social capital) and goal congruence (cognitive social capital). The study of social capital as a means to improve firm performance is a new phenomenon in accounting literature in general and Nigeria in particular. Emphasis has not been laid on social capital as a means to source of finance, business and market information as well competitive advantage thus this study.
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Obeitoh, Ozigi. "Social Capital and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10.1 (2018): 18-27.
APA
Obeitoh, O.(2018). Social Capital and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 10(1), 18-27.
Chicago
Obeitoh Ozigi."Social Capital and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 10, no. 1 (2018): 18-27.
Harvard
Obeitoh, O.,2018. Social Capital and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10(1), pp. 18-27.
Vancouver
Obeitoh O. Social Capital and Financial Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;10(1): 18-27.

Trust as Moderating Variable in the Relationship between Fairness Perceptions and Voluntary Tax Compliance in Nigeria: A Theoretical Framework
Abba Ya’u, Natrah Saad
Page 28 - 39

AbstractThis paper presents a theoretical framework on the moderating effect of trust in the relationship between fairness perception and voluntary tax compliance in Nigeria. The variables proposed under examination are fairness perceptions; trust in authority and voluntary tax compliance. If validated the model would have significance important policy implications to the Nigerian government and other stakeholders. The model would also serve as a basis for reference to other researchers willing to undertake study in the same area.
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Abba, Ya’u, et al. "Trust as Moderating Variable in the Relationship between Fairness Perceptions and Voluntary Tax Compliance in Nigeria: A Theoretical Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10.1 (2018): 28-39.
APA
Abba, Y., & Natrah, S.(2018). Trust as Moderating Variable in the Relationship between Fairness Perceptions and Voluntary Tax Compliance in Nigeria: A Theoretical Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 10(1), 28-39.
Chicago
Abba Ya’u1,2, and Natrah Saad."Trust as Moderating Variable in the Relationship between Fairness Perceptions and Voluntary Tax Compliance in Nigeria: A Theoretical Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 10, no. 1 (2018): 28-39.
Harvard
Abba, Y., Natrah, S.,2018. Trust as Moderating Variable in the Relationship between Fairness Perceptions and Voluntary Tax Compliance in Nigeria: A Theoretical Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10(1), pp. 28-39.
Vancouver
Abba Y, Natrah S. Trust as Moderating Variable in the Relationship between Fairness Perceptions and Voluntary Tax Compliance in Nigeria: A Theoretical Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;10(1): 28-39.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Malaysia: Do They Increase Shareholder Wealth?
Haithm Mohammed Hamood Al-Sabri, Norhafiza Nordin
Page 40 - 51

AbstractThis study investigates the impact of merger and acquisition announcements on stock prices of bidding firms and target firms in Malaysia, using an event-study methodology. The sample consists of M&A announcements during the period from 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2015. The abnormal returns are derived by using two models, namely the market model (MM) and market adjusted returns (MAR) model. FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (FBMKLCI) and FTSE Bursa Malaysia EMAS Index (FBMEMAS) are used as the benchmarks. The results of this study reveal positive abnormal returns for the target firms on the announcement day. The results for the multi-day windows around the announcement day also indicate positive cumulative average abnormal returns for both models and benchmarks. In contrast, statistically insignificant results are observed for the bidding firms on the announcement day and also in the multi-day windows. The plausible reasons for the statistically significant positive returns for target firms but insignificant results for the bidding firms include the target firm’s shares are undervalued, the bidder offers a significant premium to the target firm’s previous stock price and the managers misevaluate the target firm.
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Haithm Mohammed, Hamood Al-Sabri, et al. "Mergers and Acquisitions in Malaysia: Do They Increase Shareholder Wealth?." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10.1 (2018): 40-51.
APA
Haithm Mohammed, H. A., & Norhafiza, N.(2018). Mergers and Acquisitions in Malaysia: Do They Increase Shareholder Wealth?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 10(1), 40-51.
Chicago
Haithm Mohammed Hamood Al-Sabri, and Norhafiza Nordin."Mergers and Acquisitions in Malaysia: Do They Increase Shareholder Wealth?." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 10, no. 1 (2018): 40-51.
Harvard
Haithm Mohammed, H.A., Norhafiza, N.,2018. Mergers and Acquisitions in Malaysia: Do They Increase Shareholder Wealth?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10(1), pp. 40-51.
Vancouver
Haithm Mohammed HA, Norhafiza N. Mergers and Acquisitions in Malaysia: Do They Increase Shareholder Wealth?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;10(1): 40-51.

Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electronic Government in Algeria: A Proposed Framework
Benmoussa Mohammed Soufiane, Marhaiza binti Ibrahim
Page 52 - 64

AbstractElectronic government is the adoption of data knowledge-based technologies such as internet, Wide area networks and mobiles by the government bureaus. In addition, such types of government are more transparent, accountable and can govern effectively. Hence, it is imperative to organise considerable research to back the policy formulators, activists and academicians, having a significant comprehension of the e-government. This will assist to identify multiple factors influencing egovernment in different circumstances, specifically in developing countries facing various challenges to adopting e-government such as Algeria. Henceforth, this study intends to examine the association between technological, organisational environment (TOE) and e-government. Therefore, to pursue this objective, the current study proposes a framework to examine the influence of TOE on egovernment in Algeria. Moreover, the direct influence of explanatory variable has also been discussed. Hence, this study, by this way endeavours to fill the gap in prevailing literature.
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Benmoussa, Mohammed Soufiane, et al. "Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electronic Government in Algeria: A Proposed Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10.1 (2018): 52-64.
APA
Benmoussa, M. S., & Marhaiza, I.(2018). Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electronic Government in Algeria: A Proposed Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 10(1), 52-64.
Chicago
Benmoussa Mohammed Soufiane, and Marhaiza binti Ibrahim."Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electronic Government in Algeria: A Proposed Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 10, no. 1 (2018): 52-64.
Harvard
Benmoussa, M.S., Marhaiza, I.,2018. Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electronic Government in Algeria: A Proposed Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 10(1), pp. 52-64.
Vancouver
Benmoussa MS, Marhaiza I. Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electronic Government in Algeria: A Proposed Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;10(1): 52-64.

Volume 11, No. 1 (June, 2018)

Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption
Muhamad Mutasim Billah Tufail, Jafni Azhan Ibrahim, Mustakim Melan
Page 1 – 9

AbstractThe importance of energy in modern civilization can never be denied. Developing and emerging economies of 21st century are facing dual challenge of Affordable and socially acceptable supplies of energy to its consumers. The security of energy supply and resources is one of the key objectives of global energy policies. However the concept of energy security, indicators and attributes are still unclear. The major focus of the wealthy countries of the world is to make the energy more clean and sustainable at any cost. However for developing and struggling nations the major object is to get the cheap and consisting supplies of energy for better development. This paper elaborates the terminology of energy security with respect to Availability, Accessibility, Affordability and acceptably and discuss the role of diversification in mitigation of security risk. It also highlights the indices of diversity measurement in energy system.
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Muhamad Mutasim, Billah Tufail, et al. "Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 1-9.
APA
Muhamad Mutasim, B. T., Jafni Azhan, I., & Mustakim, M.(2018). Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 1-9.
Chicago
Muhamad Mutasim Billah Tufail, Jafni Azhan Ibrahim, and Mustakim Melan."Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 1-9.
Harvard
Muhamad Mutasim, B.T., Jafni Azhan, I., Mustakim, M.,2018. Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 1-9.
Vancouver
Muhamad Mutasim BT, Jafni Azhan I, Mustakim M. Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 1-9.

Environmental Quality Website Disclosure in Oil and Gas Sector: The Case of MNCs in Yemen
Nahg Abdul Majid Alawi, Abdullah Masood
Page 10 - 23

AbstractIn this paper, we explored the quality of environmental disclosure, made by the Multinational Companies (MNCs) working in oil and gas sector in Yemen, and to examine some companies characteristics relationship with this type of disclosure. Websites are used as a medium of communication and four-point scale (0-3, 3 for monetary disclosure, numerical disclosure 2 and 1 for narrative form) is employed to examine the quality of environmental disclosure. 20 MNCs operating in the oil and gas sector in Yemen were examined. The study revealed that, the quality of environmental disclosure by MNCs on their websites is not high. Most of the reported environmental aspects are expressed in discursive rather than numerical or monetary terms. For the influence of company characteristics, it becomes evident that the type of activity has a significant influence over environmental disclosure on the web.
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Nahg Abdul Majid, Alawi, et al. "Environmental Quality Website Disclosure in Oil and Gas Sector: The Case of MNCs in Yemen." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 10-23.
APA
Nahg Abdul Majid, A., & Abdullah, M.(2018). Environmental Quality Website Disclosure in Oil and Gas Sector: The Case of MNCs in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 10-23.
Chicago
Nahg Abdul Majid Alawi, and Abdullah Masood."Environmental Quality Website Disclosure in Oil and Gas Sector: The Case of MNCs in Yemen." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 10-23.
Harvard
Nahg Abdul Majid, A., Abdullah, M.,2018. Environmental Quality Website Disclosure in Oil and Gas Sector: The Case of MNCs in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 10-23.
Vancouver
Nahg Abdul Majid A, Abdullah M. Environmental Quality Website Disclosure in Oil and Gas Sector: The Case of MNCs in Yemen. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 10-23.

Revisiting Barriers to External Finance for SMEs
Asad Ullah, Asad Bilal, Abdullah Hamza, Khalid Iqba
Page 24 - 32

AbstractAfter the Global Financial Crises in 2008, obtaining finance has become more complicated. This study reviews the literature on barriers in accessing external finance given to the importance of availability of finance for all business firms specifically SMEs. Literature over 20 years is searched while reviewing the research question by using Google scholar. Both demand and supply related barriers in accessing external finance has been searched. The study reviewed the factors influencing accessing external finance in the context of developed as well as developing countries with unique conditions and include the issues pre-and post-crises using available literature. The findings of the study discuss the hindrances for SME’s financing mentioned in the literature and highlights the frequently mentioned barriers. Moreover, barriers in accessing external finance in developed and developing countries are different depending upon country environment. It also depends on industry specific effects, firm’s specific effects, and owner’s specific effects. This review provides the problems faced by SME’s in obtaining external finance. Key barriers in accessing finance are also highlighted in the light of available studies. Moreover, it will give further insight to the barriers of small sized firms in developed and developing countries. It has practical value for policy makers while addressing the problem. Future research recommendations will contribute to the literature.
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Asad, Ullah, et al. "Revisiting Barriers to External Finance for SMEs." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 24-32.
APA
Asad, U., Asad, B., Abdullah, H., & Khalid, I.(2018). Revisiting Barriers to External Finance for SMEs. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 24-32.
Chicago
Asad Ullah, Asad Bilal, Abdullah Hamza, and Khalid Iqbal."Revisiting Barriers to External Finance for SMEs." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 24-32.
Harvard
Asad, U., Asad, B., Abdullah, H., Khalid, I.,2018. Revisiting Barriers to External Finance for SMEs. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 24-32.
Vancouver
Asad U, Asad B, Abdullah H, Khalid I. Revisiting Barriers to External Finance for SMEs. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 24-32.

Reviewing the Construct of Customer Loyalty: Its Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes
Nadia Saadat, Nayab Shinwari, Muneeza Amjad
Page 33 - 45

AbstractThe present paper reviews the construct of customer loyalty through literature review. There is need for revisiting the construct of customer loyalty given to its importance and the absence of a common definition and approach to study the construct. The paper looks into the approaches to operationalize the construct and arrive at a comprehensive operational definition that may encompass the construct in its entirety. Furthermore, it attempts to study the literature on customer loyalty to dig out the variables responsible to determine the customer loyalty and summarize the possible outcomes of the variable of interest. For this purpose, systematic literature review approach has been used. The article provides an insight into the construct, its determinants, and outcomes for academicians and practitioners.This study develops, based on literature review, the operational definition, determinants, and outcomes of the construct of customer loyalty. Customer loyalist is a three-dimensional construct consisting of trust, commitment, and customer relationship. It is observed that determinants and outcomes of customer loyalty are relevant to the nature of the product that further corresponds to distinct types of loyalty named as hand loyalty, head loyalty, and heart loyalty and therefore should be approached accordingly.
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Nadia, Saadat, et al. "Reviewing the Construct of Customer Loyalty: Its Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 33-45.
APA
Nadia, S., Nayab, S., & Muneeza, A.(2018). Reviewing the Construct of Customer Loyalty: Its Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 33-45.
Chicago
Nadia Saadat, Nayab Shinwari, and Muneeza Amjad."Reviewing the Construct of Customer Loyalty: Its Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 33-45.
Harvard
Nadia, S., Nayab, S., Muneeza, A.,2018. Reviewing the Construct of Customer Loyalty: Its Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 33-45.
Vancouver
Nadia S, Nayab S, Muneeza A. Reviewing the Construct of Customer Loyalty: Its Measures, Determinants, and Outcomes. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 33-45.

A Contextual Framework of Henry Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management for Public Sector Efficiency and Effectiveness of Policy Responsibilities by a Government
Abdul-Kahar Adam, Ebi Shahrin Suleiman
Page 46 - 61

AbstractPrinciples of Management are less discussed in the management of a country in Ghana. Every government has a responsibility to set good policies and implement them for the advancement and development of a country, but this seem to be a constant dream in Ghana. African countries statuses in the world stage are been labelled as developing countries and stack with poverty. Hence, their way of practicing democracy and governance are always downward trajectory. Therefore, the main purpose of this paper is to develop a total conceptual framework that will be suitable for good governance practice in Ghana, for that matter in Africa. This paper depicted a theoretical framework and contextual model of these principles with other identified variables in relationships and co-existence for a common goal. This findings indicated that Henry Fayol’s 14 principles of management (independent variable) cannot be treated or practiced in isolation as best management practice in the public administration (moderator variable) but rather has to be effected with Human Resource Management Practice (endogenous variable), and Native Language(s) (exogenous variable), in achieving successful good governance as dependent variable. By and large, Political Will and Social Ethics/Behavours are part and parcel of exhibiting good governance and are both Mediators within the contextual framework. This research concluded that for African countries to advance there is the need adapt good political will coupled with good ethical behaviours to be built in the citizens and public sector workers for best practice.
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Abdul-Kahar, Adam, et al. "A Contextual Framework of Henry Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management for Public Sector Efficiency and Effectiveness of Policy Responsibilities by a Government." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 46-61.
APA
Abdul-Kahar, A., & Ebi Shahrin, S.(2018). A Contextual Framework of Henry Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management for Public Sector Efficiency and Effectiveness of Policy Responsibilities by a Government. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 46-61.
Chicago
Abdul-Kahar Adam, and Ebi Shahrin Suleiman."A Contextual Framework of Henry Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management for Public Sector Efficiency and Effectiveness of Policy Responsibilities by a Government." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 46-61.
Harvard
Abdul-Kahar, A., Ebi Shahrin, S.,2018. A Contextual Framework of Henry Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management for Public Sector Efficiency and Effectiveness of Policy Responsibilities by a Government. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 46-61.
Vancouver
Abdul-Kahar A, Ebi Shahrin S. A Contextual Framework of Henry Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management for Public Sector Efficiency and Effectiveness of Policy Responsibilities by a Government. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 46-61.

An Analytical Review of Dividend Policy Theories
Muhammad Murtaza, Malik Manzoor Iqbal, Zia Ullah, Haroon Rasheed, Abdul Basit
Page 62 - 76

AbstractA storm had been brought in the unidirectional thinking regarding dividends since its evolution when Miller and Modigliani [54] put forward their proposition of dividend irrelevance. The storm further intensified as further theories added to the discussion. Based on their evidence different researchers have different opinions about dividend policy. However, despite the intensive literature on dividend policy in the last sixty years, still, the researchers are unable to achieve unanimity on a general dividend theory that can either explain the process of dividend decision making or forecast an ideal dividend policy. At this point, one is compelled to accept the term “Dividend Puzzle” introduced by Black [17] by saying, “The harder we look at the dividend picture, the more it seems like a puzzle, with pieces that just don’t fit together”.
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Muhammad, Murtaza, et al. "An Analytical Review of Dividend Policy Theories." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 62-76.
APA
Muhammad, M., Malik Manzoor, I., Zia, U., Haroon, R., & Abdul, B.(2018). An Analytical Review of Dividend Policy Theories. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 62-76.
Chicago
Muhammad Murtaza, Malik Manzoor Iqbal, Zia Ullah, Haroon Rasheed, and Abdul Basit." An Analytical Review of Dividend Policy Theories." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 62-76.
Harvard
Muhammad, M., Malik Manzoor, I., Zia, U., Haroon, R., Abdul, B.,2018. An Analytical Review of Dividend Policy Theories. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 62-76.
Vancouver
Muhammad M, Malik Manzoor I, Zia U, Haroon R, Abdul B. An Analytical Review of Dividend Policy Theories. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 62-76.

The Unstable Macroeconomic Factors and Bank Profitability in FCC Area: A Conceptual Framework
Salem Mohammad Abdelaziz Salem, Nora Azureen Abdul Rahman
Page 77 - 83

AbstractThe aim of this paper is to discuss at a conceptual level the relationships between the important macroeconomic factors and banks’ profitability in the troublous Fertile Crescent Countries (FCC). The instability in the macroeconomic environment is dominating FCC area, especially in the last two decades affecting banking industry. The variables proposed under examination are interest rate, exchange rate, economic growth, inflation rate, and money growth. The model of this study if validated would have significance important policy implications to the governments of FCC and other stakeholders. Thus, the proposed conceptual framework which is drawn upon the existing literature has examined the effect of unstable macroeconomic factors on banks’ profitability in FCC countries such as Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon. The previous studies showed mix and inconclusive results on the effect of macroeconomic factors and banks’ profitability. This paper contributes to the existing literature by providing a conceptual arguments that allow for better understanding of the impact of the unstable macroeconomic environment on the profitability of banking industry.
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Salem Mohammad, Abdelaziz Salem, et al. "The Unstable Macroeconomic Factors and Bank Profitability in FCC Area: A Conceptual Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 77-83.
APA
Salem Mohammad, A. S., & Nora Azureen, A. R.(2018). The Unstable Macroeconomic Factors and Bank Profitability in FCC Area: A Conceptual Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 77-83.
Chicago
Salem Mohammad Abdelaziz Salem, and Nora Azureen Abdul Rahman."The Unstable Macroeconomic Factors and Bank Profitability in FCC Area: A Conceptual Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 77-83.
Harvard
Salem Mohammad, A.S., Nora Azureen, A.R.,2018. The Unstable Macroeconomic Factors and Bank Profitability in FCC Area: A Conceptual Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 77-83.
Vancouver
Salem Mohammad AS, Nora Azureen AR. The Unstable Macroeconomic Factors and Bank Profitability in FCC Area: A Conceptual Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 77-83.

Auditor Brand Name and Financial Reporting Fraud of Listed Companies in Nigeria
Hussaini Bala, Noor Afza Amran, Hasnah Shaari
Page 84 - 94

AbstractThis paper examines the influence of auditor brand name proxied by the Big4 auditors on financial reporting fraud represented by discretionary accruals (DA). We employ 88 listed companies in Nigeria through 440 firm-year observations for the period of five years from 2012 to 2016. The data for the study are extracted from the annual reports of the listed companies and Thompson Reuters DataStream. We adopt accruals model to proxy for financial reporting fraud. Multiple regression is used to estimate the model of the study. After controlling for monitoring and firm-specific attributes, we find that non-Big4 auditors are more likely to detect financial fraud as they might have more excellent knowledge of local markets and better relations with their clients. Consistent with the resource dependence theory, we find that a high proportion of financial experts on the board reduces the extent of financial reporting fraud, thus leading to better financial reporting quality. The study informs regulators and policymakers on the importance of auditor brand name in curtailing financial reporting fraud in the listed companies of Nigeria. The findings are robust to the alternative estimation. The results contribute to the debate on the role of auditor brand name in curtailing financial reporting fraud.
CiteMLA
Hussaini, Bala, et al. "Auditor Brand Name and Financial Reporting Fraud of Listed Companies in Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11.1 (2018): 84-94.
APA
Hussaini, B., Noor Afza, A., & Hasnah, S.(2018). Auditor Brand Name and Financial Reporting Fraud of Listed Companies in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 11(1), 84-94.
Chicago
Hussaini Bala, Noor Afza Amran, and Hasnah Shaari."Auditor Brand Name and Financial Reporting Fraud of Listed Companies in Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 11, no. 1 (2018): 84-94.
Harvard
Hussaini, B., Noor Afza, A., Hasnah, S.,2018. Auditor Brand Name and Financial Reporting Fraud of Listed Companies in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 11(1), pp. 84-94.
Vancouver
Hussaini B, Noor Afza A, Hasnah S. Auditor Brand Name and Financial Reporting Fraud of Listed Companies in Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;11(1): 84-94.

Volume 12, No. 1 (September, 2018)

Monetary Policy and Inclusive Growth: Evidence from Nigeria
Babatunde Adeoye, Adeyemi Olayiwola Babasanya, Babatunji Samuel Adedeji
Page 1 – 12

AbstractThe growing importance of monetary policy to governments has made an investigation of the relationship between money supply and inclusive growth in Nigeria necessary with the VAR framework employed to analyze the linkage between them. The results provided evidence that exchange rate and money supply have a significant impact on growth through unemployment and that ineffective monetary policy to stem the volatility in the exchange rate, as well as macroeconomic shocks, is responsible for non–inclusiveness of the growth experienced in the economy over the years. The economy’s absorptive capacity is so low that the economic growth experienced in the economy could not trickle down to improve the lots of the people. Therefore, it is recommended that there should be harmony between fiscal and monetary policies as expansionary monetary and fiscal policies in the past tend to worsen exchange rate depreciation. Further, monetary and fiscal policies need be coordinated appropriately and harmonized to achieve macroeconomic stability especially whereby monetary policy adjusts passively to the expansionary fiscal operations of the government. Since government spending has a direct relationship with the exchange rate, it is necessary to rationalize and restructure government expenditure towards productive activities and significantly discourage fiscal deficits.
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Babatunde, Adeoye, et al. "Monetary Policy and Inclusive Growth: Evidence from Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 1-12.
APA
Babatunde, A., Adeyemi Olayiwola, B., & Babatunji Samuel, A.(2018). Monetary Policy and Inclusive Growth: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 1-12.
Chicago
Babatunde Adeoye, Adeyemi Olayiwola Babasanya, and Babatunji Samuel Adedeji."Monetary Policy and Inclusive Growth: Evidence from Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 1-12.
Harvard
Babatunde, A., Adeyemi Olayiwola, B., Babatunji Samuel, A.,2018. Monetary Policy and Inclusive Growth: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 1-12.
Vancouver
Babatunde A, Adeyemi Olayiwola B, Babatunji Samuel A. Monetary Policy and Inclusive Growth: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 1-12.

The Risk Management Committee and Bank Stability: A Proposed Framework
Olusola David Fajembola, Nora Azureen Abdul Rahman, Rohani Md-Rus
Page 13 - 24

AbstractThe recent spate of bank crisis in Nigeria and the instability that accompanied it in several banks necessitated the need to find out the underlying cause and proffer solutions. This proposed framework is aimed at examining the roles of the risk committee in the crisis. The objective is to investigate the relationship between the risk management committee and bank stability in Nigeria. The framework presents the attributes of the risk management committee that could have impact on bank stability. It also presents the agency and resource dependence theories as relevant to the investigation. Given that this is a proposed framework, it is subject to review. If it is validated, it would contribute towards providing insight into the roles of the risk management committee in Nigerian banks and aid policy formulation on risk governance.
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Olusola David, Fajembola, et al. "The Risk Management Committee and Bank Stability: A Proposed Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 13-24.
APA
Olusola David, F., Nora Azureen, A. R., & Rohani, M. R.(2018). The Risk Management Committee and Bank Stability: A Proposed Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 13-24.
Chicago
Olusola David Fajembola, Nora Azureen Abdul Rahman, and Rohani Md-Rus."The Risk Management Committee and Bank Stability: A Proposed Framework." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 13-24.
Harvard
Olusola David, F., Nora Azureen, A.R., Rohani, M.R.,2018. The Risk Management Committee and Bank Stability: A Proposed Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 13-24.
Vancouver
Olusola David F, Nora Azureen AR, Rohani MR. The Risk Management Committee and Bank Stability: A Proposed Framework. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 13-24.

A Proposed Framework of Corporate Governance and Investment Strategy Impacts on Occupational Pension Sustainability: the Moderating Effects of Risk Management
Olanrewaju Atanda Aliu, Ahmadasri Alaudin, Mohamad Ali Abdul-Hamid
Page 25 - 33

AbstractRecently, sustainability has emerged among major concerns in a broad range of fields. Comparatively, little research attention has been paid to sustainability of occupation pension (OP) scheme despite its significance on public finance. The widespread nature of pension reforms triggered by occupational pension crisis has led to privatization of management of pension funds among approaches of reforms. Grounded in institutional and agency theories, this paper proposes a theoretical framework of the influences of corporate governance and investment strategies on the sustainability of OP and the moderating role of risk management. The framework focuses on the Nigerian contributory pension scheme (CPS) which came into effect in 2004. Review of extant literature indicates that with good corporate governance and optimal investment strategies, the sustainability of Nigerian CPS would be enhanced. Furthermore, the moderating effects of risk management were established based on evidences from literature. The review has significant implication on the management of CPS not only in terms of the stewardship roles entrusted with privately firms (pension operators) managing the CPS fund, but also for the employees and other stakeholders to reap the benefits of well-regulated CPS.
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Olanrewaju Atanda, Aliu, et al. "A Proposed Framework of Corporate Governance and Investment Strategy Impacts on Occupational Pension Sustainability: the Moderating Effects of Risk Management." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 25-33.
APA
Olanrewaju Atanda, A., Ahmadasri, A., & Mohamad Ali, A. H.(2018). A Proposed Framework of Corporate Governance and Investment Strategy Impacts on Occupational Pension Sustainability: the Moderating Effects of Risk Management. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 25-33.
Chicago
Olanrewaju Atanda Aliu , Ahmadasri Alaudin, and Mohamad Ali Abdul-Hamid."A Proposed Framework of Corporate Governance and Investment Strategy Impacts on Occupational Pension Sustainability: the Moderating Effects of Risk Management." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 25-33.
Harvard
Olanrewaju Atanda, A., Ahmadasri, A., Mohamad Ali, A.H.,2018. A Proposed Framework of Corporate Governance and Investment Strategy Impacts on Occupational Pension Sustainability: the Moderating Effects of Risk Management. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 25-33.
Vancouver
Olanrewaju Atanda A, Ahmadasri A, Mohamad Ali AH. A Proposed Framework of Corporate Governance and Investment Strategy Impacts on Occupational Pension Sustainability: the Moderating Effects of Risk Management. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 25-33.

Household Debt Default of Islamic Banks: A Malaysian Case
Muhamad Abrar Bahaman, Nor Hayati Ahmad, Rosylin Mohd Yusof
Page 34 - 45

AbstractBased on Bank Negara financial stability and payment report (BNM, 2017), Malaysian economy is facing high household debt to GDP ratio, which is more than 70 percent since 2010 to 2017. A disturbing fact on this ratio indicates that the average Malaysian households is carrying debt more than two third of their income. For Islamic banks in Malaysia in particular, the report on the financial statements indicates that on average, almost 53 percent of their financing portfolio goes to household sector, out of which, half of the default rate is from the household sector. Hence, this paper empirically examines the determinants of household debt default of Malaysian Islamic banks. The current study attempts to explore the impact of selected bank specific factors on household nonperforming financing from year 2006 to 2016. Previous research in this area employed survey method on individual customer level. In this paper, we studied household debt default at bank level due its precarious impact on banks’ performance. By utilizing panel data analysis, our result from fixed effect regression finds that household default rate decreases profitability of Islamic banks significantly. Household financing growth and household debt default lag are found to positively impact the Islamic banks’ current year household debt default. This result implies that Islamic banks should diversify its financing portfolio to various economic sectors with lesser concentration in household sector to reduce their overall credit risk.
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Muhamad Abrar, Bahaman, et al. "Household Debt Default of Islamic Banks: A Malaysian Case." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 34-45.
APA
Muhamad Abrar, B., Nor Hayati, A., & Rosylin, M. Y.(2018). Household Debt Default of Islamic Banks: A Malaysian Case. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 34-45.
Chicago
Muhamad Abrar Bahaman, Nor Hayati Ahmad, and Rosylin Mohd Yusof."Household Debt Default of Islamic Banks: A Malaysian Case." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 34-45.
Harvard
Muhamad Abrar, B., Nor Hayati, A., Rosylin, M.Y.,2018. Household Debt Default of Islamic Banks: A Malaysian Case. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 34-45.
Vancouver
Muhamad Abrar B, Nor Hayati A, Rosylin MY. Household Debt Default of Islamic Banks: A Malaysian Case. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 34-45.

Workforce Diversity Mangement: A Study on Dong-Bang Textile LTD., (DBTL), Bangladesh
Mashiur Rahman, Siti Zaleha Abdul Rashid, Rohaida Basiruddin
Page 46 - 61

AbstractNowadays, the management of diverse workforce has become greatly noteworthy not only in advanced nations but also in emerging states like Bangladesh. Bearing in mind this significance, the study surveyed workforce diversity management practices of Dong-bang Textile Ltd., of Bangladesh reinforced by a qualitative research method. The consequences expose that enlightening corporate culture, appropriate exploitation of human capital of the corporation and confirming equal work opportunity are the foremost aims of workforce diversity management, however training, mentoring, and recruitment are significant procedures to accomplish those multiplicity objectives. The essential magnitudes of diversity are gender, faith, and age amongst their workforce. The outcomes also specify that member of staffs and customers’ view, as well as training evaluation are highly effective feedback instruments for managing diverse workforce. Training and development policies and equal employment opportunity are key diversity management agendas applied by organization. Moreover, the outcomes report that recognition rewards, and bonus criteria are the most applied responsibility plans of selected organization. Performance indicators, policy planning, and peer review are key employee participation strategies. The consequences indicate that worker gratification, client satisfaction, and compensation analysis are the greatest momentous pointers with a growing inclination. Thus, results elicit implication for management, government and policy makers manage diversity to entice and preserve brilliant employees to raise their novelty and performance.
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Mashiur, Rahman, et al. "Workforce Diversity Mangement: A Study on Dong-Bang Textile LTD., (DBTL), Bangladesh." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 46-61.
APA
Mashiur, R., Siti Zaleha, A. R., & Rohaida, B.(2018). Workforce Diversity Mangement: A Study on Dong-Bang Textile LTD., (DBTL), Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 46-61.
Chicago
Mashiur Rahman, Siti Zaleha Abdul Rashid, and Rohaida Basiruddin."Workforce Diversity Mangement: A Study on Dong-Bang Textile LTD., (DBTL), Bangladesh." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 46-61.
Harvard
Mashiur, R., Siti Zaleha, A.R., Rohaida, B.,2018. Workforce Diversity Mangement: A Study on Dong-Bang Textile LTD., (DBTL), Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 46-61.
Vancouver
Mashiur R, Siti Zaleha AR, Rohaida B. Workforce Diversity Mangement: A Study on Dong-Bang Textile LTD., (DBTL), Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 46-61.

Risk Management Committee and Real Earnings Management Through Sales: Evidence from Nigeria
Armaya’u Alhaji Sani, Rohaida Abdul Latif, Redhwan Ahmed Al-dhamari
Page 62 - 69

AbstractThis study examines the impact of risk management committee on real earnings management through sales manipulation of listed companies in Nigeria. The analysis is based on a sample of 80 listed non-financial firms for the period of five years (2012- 2016), making up 400 firm-year observation. The data was extracted from the annual report of the sample firms and Thompson Reuters database. Panel corrected standard error regression (PCSE) was employed. The results show that risk management committee (RMC) and independence directors reduce the management desire to manipulate the reported earnings. The study informs the regulators on the needs for firms to set up an independent RMC to restrain management from manipulating the real earnings activities through sales.
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Armaya’u, Alhaji Sani, et al. "Risk Management Committee and Real Earnings Management Through Sales: Evidence from Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 62-69.
APA
Armaya’u, A. S., Rohaida, A. L., & Redhwan, A. D.(2018). Risk Management Committee and Real Earnings Management Through Sales: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 62-69.
Chicago
Armaya’u Alhaji Sani, Rohaida Abdul Latif, and Redhwan Ahmed Al-dhamari."Risk Management Committee and Real Earnings Management Through Sales: Evidence from Nigeria." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 62-69.
Harvard
Armaya’u, A.S., Rohaida, A.L., Redhwan, A.D.,2018. Risk Management Committee and Real Earnings Management Through Sales: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 62-69.
Vancouver
Armaya’u AS, Rohaida AL, Redhwan AD. Risk Management Committee and Real Earnings Management Through Sales: Evidence from Nigeria. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 62-69.

Internal Audit Effectiveness in Tax Administration : A Model Proposition
Zakariya’u Gurama, Muzainah Mansor
Page 70 - 78

AbstractInternal audit is an important mechanism designed to evaluate organizational internal processes with an objective to improve operational efficiency towards effectiveness. The objective of this study is to review internal audit effectiveness literature and models from the perspective of internal audit required input, process, output, and outcome and further to suggest a model for effective internal audit in tax administration. Internal audit input entails the required human and material resources for internal audit department to perform efficiently, whereas, the process is to make effective utilization of the input to perform the actual task of auditing functions. The output is the result of the process in the way of reporting and recommendation to the management, while the outcome is how this output is, in impacting useful contribution in improving an organization internally operational performance toward achieving its objectives. The paper analyzed the internal audit models and literature and thereby provides a constructive criticism by highlighting the need for integrating the models and proposing a model that can improve the internal audit functions in tax organization. Finally, the paper suggests an integrated internal audit model meant to improve internal audit efficiency and effectiveness for effective tax administration and revenue generation in Nigeria.
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Zakariya’u, Gurama, et al. "Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 70-78.
APA
Zakariya’u, G., & Muzainah, M.(2018). Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 70-78.
Chicago
Zakariya’u Gurama, and Muzainah Mansor."Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 70-78.
Harvard
Zakariya’u, G., Muzainah, M.,2018. Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 70-78.
Vancouver
Zakariya’u G, Muzainah M. Conceptualizing Energy Security and the Role of Diversification as the Key Indicator Against Energy Supply Disruption. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 70-78.

Does Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance ‘MCCG’ Matter among Family-Controlled Firms?
Nor Asma Lode, I. M. Noh
Page 79 - 92

AbstractThe Securities Commission Malaysia issued the Corporate Governance Blueprint which is later transformed to Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance ‘MCCG’. Minority Shareholders Watchdog Group ‘MSWG’ is participating in the establishment of MCCG components as well as the measurement of best practice of corporate governance by using Corporate Governance’s index in 2009. This index which has two components of internal governance (i.e. disclosures on board of directors’ structure and directors’ remuneration) and external governance (i.e. disclosures on accountability and audit as well as communication with shareholders) could result to an effective monitoring and governance among family-controlled firms. Using MCCG index scores, this study examines the relationship between the components of corporate governance and performance among Malaysian family-controlled firms for the years 2010 and 2011. The regression analysis provide evidence that none of these components are significant except directors’ remuneration disclosures which are negatively related to family-controlled firms’ performance (i.e. ROA, Tobin Q and EVA). These findings indicate that low disclosures of directors’ remuneration are more likely to be related to high performance among family-controlled firms given that more investors may be attracted to invest in the family businesses with low directors’ remuneration than high directors’ remuneration. Hence, the regulators and policy makers may need to consider specific corporate governance code for family-controlled firms in order to lessen the dominance of agency problems.
CiteMLA
Nor Asma, Lode, et al. "Does Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance ‘MCCG’ Matter among Family-Controlled Firms?." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 79-92.
APA
Nor Asma, L., & Noh, I. M.(2018). Does Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance ‘MCCG’ Matter among Family-Controlled Firms?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 79-92.
Chicago
Nor Asma Lode, and Noh I. M."Does Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance ‘MCCG’ Matter among Family-Controlled Firms?." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 79-92.
Harvard
Nor Asma, L., Noh, I.M.,2018. Does Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance ‘MCCG’ Matter among Family-Controlled Firms?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 79-92.
Vancouver
Nor Asma L, Noh IM. Does Malaysian Code of Corporate Governance ‘MCCG’ Matter among Family-Controlled Firms?. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 79-92.

Aplikasi Ergonomik: Komitmen Majikan dan Pekerja
Application Ergonomics: Commitment of Employers and Employees
Rosley Jaafar, Zuraira Libasin, Wan Noorli Razali
Page 93 - 102

AbstractNational Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) telah diberi tanggungjawab untuk membantu meningkatkan keselamatan dan kesihatan pekerjaan serta aplikasi ergonomik kepada semua organisasi di Malaysia. Sehubungan itu, kajian ini dijalankan bertujuan untuk mengenalpasti sejauh mana kefahaman staf UiTMCPP akan faedah yang diperolehi apabila mengaplikasikan ergonomik di tempat kerja dan akibat sebaliknya serta tahap komitmen pihak majikan untuk mengaplikasikan ergonomik di organisasi ini. Borang soal selidik diedarkan kepada 60 orang staf yang berkerja di makmal, bengkel dan dapur Kampus Permatang Pauh UiTMCPP. Data-data dianalisa menggunakan perisian Satistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) versi 15.0. Hasil kajian menunjukkan mereka mempunyai kefahaman yang tinggi akan faedah aplikasi ergonomik dengan purata min 3.94 dan juga tinggi pada akibat apabila tidak mengaplikasikan ergonomik dengan purata min 4.37. Pihak majikan pula belum menunjukan sebarang komitmen untuk mengaplikasikan ergonomik di organisasi ini. Pihak pekerja pula bersetuju untuk beri kerjasama sepenuhnya untuk mengaplikasikan ergonomik di tempat kerja mereka. Budaya ergonomik yang diaplikasikan akan mampu mengurangkan kemalangan, kecederaan, sakit, kos penjagaan kesihatan dan memberi keselesaan kepada pekerja serta produktiviti pekerja boleh meningkat sekaligus memberi keuntungan kepada organisasi. The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) has been given the responsibility to help improve occupational safety and health as well as ergonomic applications to all organizations in Malaysia. In this regard, this study was conducted to determine the understanding of UiTMCPP staff to benefit from ergonomic applications in the workplace and the consequences and the commitment of the employer to apply the ergonomics in the organization. The questionnaire was distributed to 60 staff working in laboratories, workshops, and kitchen at campus Permatang Pauh UiTMCPP. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 15.0. The results show that they have a high level of understanding of the benefits of ergonomic applications (mean score 3.94) and a high level also in the consequences of not applying ergonomics (mean score 4.37). The employer has not shown yet any commitment to apply ergonomics to the organization. The employees agreed to fully cooperate in applying ergonomics in their workplace. The applied ergonomics culture will be able to reduce the accidents, injuries, illnesses, healthcare costs and provide comfort to workers as well as the productivity of workers increasingly profitable to the organization.
CiteMLA
Rosley, Jaafar, et al. "Aplikasi Ergonomik: Komitmen Majikan dan Pekerja Application Ergonomics: Commitment of Employers and Employees." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 93-102.
APA
Rosley, J., Zuraira, L., & Wan Noorli, R.(2018). Aplikasi Ergonomik: Komitmen Majikan dan Pekerja Application Ergonomics: Commitment of Employers and Employees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 93-102.
Chicago
Rosley Jaafar, Zuraira Libasin, and Wan Noorli Razali."Aplikasi Ergonomik: Komitmen Majikan dan Pekerja Application Ergonomics: Commitment of Employers and Employees." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 93-102.
Harvard
Rosley, J., Zuraira, L., Wan Noorli, R.,2018. Aplikasi Ergonomik: Komitmen Majikan dan Pekerja Application Ergonomics: Commitment of Employers and Employees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 93-102.
Vancouver
Rosley J, Zuraira L, Wan Noorli R. Aplikasi Ergonomik: Komitmen Majikan dan Pekerja Application Ergonomics: Commitment of Employers and Employees. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 93-102.

Faktor Penentu dalam Meningkatkan Prestasi Pengurusan Penerbitan Ilmiah di Malaysia: Pendekatan Analisis Pengesahan Factor
Determinant Factors in Improving the Performance of Scholarly Publishing Management in Malaysia: Factor Validation Analysis Approach
Ruziah Ali
Page 103 - 113

AbstractPenerbitan ilmiah merupakan sistem penerbitan untuk menyebarkan dan membina khazanah ilmu yang menyumbang kepada peningkatan kualiti kehidupan dan kemajuan manusia. Manakala, penerbitan ilmiah amat berbeza daripada segi pengisian dan anatominya berbanding jenis penerbitan bacaan umum yang lebih ringan sifatnya seperti penerbitan buku popular, buku teks sekolah, buku bacaan kanak-kanak, majalah, novel, dan lain-lain yang seumpamanya. Meskipun penerbitan ilmiah telah meningkat dari tahun ke tahun namun begitu penerbitan ilmiah tetap berhadapan dengan cabaran. Cabaran bagi universiti yang baharu ditubuhkan adalah bagaimana untuk bersama bersaing memasarkan produk penerbitan ilmiah bersama dengan Penerbit Universiti yang sedia ada. Makalah ini bertujuan untuk menentusahkan elemen dasar dan amalan serta e-Pemasaran dari segi persepsi pekerja yang terlibat dalam bidang penerbitan bagi meningkatkan prestasi Penerbitan Ilmiah Universiti Awam Malaysia.Kajian ini melibatkan 127 orang responden dari 18 buah Universiti Awam terpilih di Malaysia. Instrumen soal selidik berskala Likert 7 markat digunakan untuk mendapatkan maklum balas. Secara keseluruhannya, soal selidik mencapai tahap kebolehpercayaan yang tinggi dengan nilai alfa Cronbach 0.965. Data yang diperoleh diproses melalui analisis faktor penerokaan (EFA) untuk melihat struktur faktor-faktor hasil pembelajaran. Kesimpulannya, hasil kajian daripada analisis berkenaan dapat mengenal pasti dan mengesahkan dua elemen penting dalam meningkatkan prestasi penerbit universiti dari segi persepsi dasar dan amalan. Scholarly publishing is a publishing system for the dissemination and development of knowledge treasures that contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and human progress. While scientific publications are very different in terms of filling and anatomy than lighter general publishing types such as popular book publishing, school textbooks, children’s books, magazines, novels, and so on. Although scientific publications have been increasing from year to year, however, scientific publication continues to face challenges. The challenge for a newly established university is how to jointly market a product of scientific publications along with an existing University Publisher. The paper aims to streamline the basic elements and practices as well as e-Marketing in terms of perceptions of employees involved in the field of publishing to improve the performance of Scientific Publications of the Malaysian Public University Malaysia. The study involved 127 respondents from 18 selected Public Universities in Malaysia. The Likert 7 questionnaire scoring instrument is used to obtain feedback. Overall, the questionnaire achieved a high level of reliability with alpha Cronbach 0.965. The data obtained were processed through the analysis of the exploration factor (EFA) to see the structure of the learning outcomes factors. In conclusion, the results of the analysis can identify and confirm two important elements in improving the performance of university publishers in terms of perception policies and practices.
CiteMLA
Ruziah, Ali. "Faktor Penentu dalam Meningkatkan Prestasi Pengurusan Penerbitan Ilmiah di Malaysia: Pendekatan Analisis Pengesahan Factor Determinant Factors in Improving the Performance of Scholarly Publishing Management in Malaysia: Factor Validation Analysis Approach." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 103-113.
APA
Ruziah, A.(2018). Faktor Penentu dalam Meningkatkan Prestasi Pengurusan Penerbitan Ilmiah di Malaysia: Pendekatan Analisis Pengesahan Factor Determinant Factors in Improving the Performance of Scholarly Publishing Management in Malaysia: Factor Validation Analysis Approach. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 103-113.
Chicago
Ruziah Ali."Faktor Penentu dalam Meningkatkan Prestasi Pengurusan Penerbitan Ilmiah di Malaysia: Pendekatan Analisis Pengesahan Factor Determinant Factors in Improving the Performance of Scholarly Publishing Management in Malaysia: Factor Validation Analysis Approach." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 103-113.
Harvard
Ruziah, A.,2018. Faktor Penentu dalam Meningkatkan Prestasi Pengurusan Penerbitan Ilmiah di Malaysia: Pendekatan Analisis Pengesahan Factor Determinant Factors in Improving the Performance of Scholarly Publishing Management in Malaysia: Factor Validation Analysis Approach. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 103-113.
Vancouver
Ruziah A. Faktor Penentu dalam Meningkatkan Prestasi Pengurusan Penerbitan Ilmiah di Malaysia: Pendekatan Analisis Pengesahan Factor Determinant Factors in Improving the Performance of Scholarly Publishing Management in Malaysia: Factor Validation Analysis Approach. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 103-113.

Financial Liberalisation and Stock Markets Integration: Further Evidence from Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt
Abdul-Nasir T Yola, Shazida Jan Mohd Khan, Mohamad Helmi Hidthir
Page 114 - 122

AbstractThe aim of this paper is to analyse the financial liberalisation and stock markets integration of Nigeria, South-Africa and Egypt. The study is conducted for the period of 1989-2016 and comprised both the pre- and post-liberalisation era. The paper employed the Vector Autoregressive methodology. The use of the financial liberalisation dummy gives a better insight into the impact of financial liberalization on the integration of markets. The result showed there is no long-run relationship between the selected stock exchange markets. The result further showed evidence of short-run dynamics between stock exchange markets. The generalized impulse response functions showed that all the markets responded from shock. The financial liberalization dummy is positive and significant and implied its impact on the integration of the markets. The paper concluded that the stock markets are not fully integrated. As such, investors who have long-term investment plans can diversify their portfolios across the three selected stock markets.
CiteMLA
Abdul-Nasir, T Yola, et al. "Financial Liberalisation and Stock Markets Integration: Further Evidence from Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 114-122.
APA
Abdul-Nasir, T. Y., Shazida Jan, M. K., & Mohamad Helmi, H.(2018). Financial Liberalisation and Stock Markets Integration: Further Evidence from Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 114-122.
Chicago
Abdul-Nasir T Yola, Shazida Jan Mohd Khan, and Mohamad Helmi Hidthir."Financial Liberalisation and Stock Markets Integration: Further Evidence from Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 114-122.
Harvard
Abdul-Nasir, T.Y., Shazida Jan, M.K., Mohamad Helmi, H.,2018. Financial Liberalisation and Stock Markets Integration: Further Evidence from Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 114-122.
Vancouver
Abdul-Nasir TY, Shazida Jan MK, Mohamad Helmi H. Financial Liberalisation and Stock Markets Integration: Further Evidence from Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 114-122.

Assessment of the Selection and Acquisition Criteria of Information Resources In Federal University of Technology Akure Library
Omonori, Abayomi Adedayo, Adebambo Hameed Olusegun
Page 123 - 130

AbstractThe prevalent situation of inadequate funding of University libraries in Nigeria has posed great challenges for library/information resource centers to satisfy the target audience in the area of selection and acquisition of information resources. Selection is the act of deciding what information resources are added to the library collection and in what quantity while acquisition deals with locating and acquiring the information resources identified as appropriate for the collection. This study assessed the selection and acquisition criteria of information resources in Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) library. The study employed a quantitative approach conducted in a cross-sectional design. A total of 97 survey questionnaires was distributed out of which 72 questionnaires were returned indicating 74.2% response rate. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean) and the study revealed that contemporary significance or permanent value, format and ease of use as well as popular interest were highly rated methods of selection of information resources while purchases, gifts/donation and exchanges were highly rated methods of acquisition of information resources. Identified challenges include government fiscal policy, high foreign exchange, financial mismanagement by the academic administrators and library managers as well as inarticulate selection and acquisition development policy. The study recommended that contingency plans should be provided to mitigate against price fluctuations as a result of government fiscal measures and exorbitant foreign exchange. Library managers should possess basic financial knowledge and periodic training and development should be organized for library professionals to develop articulate selection and acquisition development policy.
CiteMLA
Omonori, et al. "Assessment of the Selection and Acquisition Criteria of Information Resources In Federal University of Technology Akure Library." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12.1 (2018): 123-130.
APA
Omonori, Abayomi, A., & Adebambo, H. O.(2018). Assessment of the Selection and Acquisition Criteria of Information Resources In Federal University of Technology Akure Library. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 12(1), 123-130.
Chicago
Omonori, Abayomi Adedayo, and Adebambo Hameed Olusegun."Assessment of the Selection and Acquisition Criteria of Information Resources In Federal University of Technology Akure Library." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 12, no. 1 (2018): 123-130.
Harvard
Omonori, Abayomi, A., Adebambo, H.O.,2018. Assessment of the Selection and Acquisition Criteria of Information Resources In Federal University of Technology Akure Library. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 12(1), pp. 123-130.
Vancouver
Omonori, Abayomi A, Adebambo HO. Assessment of the Selection and Acquisition Criteria of Information Resources In Federal University of Technology Akure Library. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;12(1): 123-130.

Volume 13, No. 1 (December, 2018)

The Influence of e-Government towards Organizational Performance in Public Sector
Rohana Husin, Zakirah Othman, Rohaizah Saad
Page 1 – 8

Abstracte-Government is one of the management practices in order to improve the quality of service moreover public sector performance. This paper aimed to investigate the relationship between electronic government (e-Government), organizational information technology (IT) capability and public sector organizational performance. This study contributed to the literature in the area of IT in public sector. Past studies empirically examine relationships among the three variables which are widely practiced in private sector but receive less attention in the area of public sector. Four hypotheses had been developed aligned with the research framework. To test the research framework, the quantitative approaches using the survey method was used. A total of 149 questionnaires were distributed to Local Authority in Malaysia. Out of that, 87 questionnaires were usable for further analysis. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics approach. The result showed the organizational IT capability acts as a full mediator towards the relationship between eGovernment and organizational performance. The findings of this study are expected to contribute the increasing of knowledge in the area of government studies.
CiteMLA
Rohana, Husin, et al. "The Influence of e-Government towards Organizational Performance in Public Sector." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 13.1 (2018): 1-8.
APA
Rohana, H., Zakirah, O., & Rohaizah, S.(2018). The Influence of e-Government towards Organizational Performance in Public Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 13(1), 1-8.
Chicago
Rohana Husin, Zakirah Othman, and Rohaizah Saad."The Influence of e-Government towards Organizational Performance in Public Sector." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 13, no. 1 (2018): 1-8.
Harvard
Rohana, H., Zakirah, O., Rohaizah, S.,2018. The Influence of e-Government towards Organizational Performance in Public Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 13(1), pp. 1-8.
Vancouver
Rohana H, Zakirah O, Rohaizah S. The Influence of e-Government towards Organizational Performance in Public Sector. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;13(1): 1-8.

Customer Satisfaction Factors towards Mobile Network Services
Izyan Munyanti, Maslin Masrom
Page 9 - 18

AbstractThe Malaysian mobile telecommunication services market has experienced a tremendous growth over the last few years. Competition among existing players has also intensified as companies are increasingly focusing on retaining existing and new customers. This study investigated factors that could become the customer satisfaction index in determining the customer needs and expectation towards mobile network service operators or providers in Malaysia. Service quality, billing and price, network connectivity, customer services and delighting promotion are the major dimensions or factors of customer satisfaction. A structured questionnaire was utilized to collect the data from 163 customers by simple random sampling technique. The statistical analyses were made in giving an idea to the mobile service providers to focus on maintaining and enhancing the services in customer satisfaction, repurchase intention and recommendation of services to others. Thus, the finding of this study could help the telecommunication companies in improving the quality of their services for better and greater customer satisfaction in developing new strategies and as a bench-marking to them.
CiteMLA
Izyan, Munyanti, et al. "Customer Satisfaction Factors towards Mobile Network Services." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 13.1 (2018): 9-18.
APA
Izyan, M., & Maslin, M.(2018). Customer Satisfaction Factors towards Mobile Network Services. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 13(1), 9-18.
Chicago
Izyan Munyanti, and Maslin Masrom."Customer Satisfaction Factors towards Mobile Network Services." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 13, no. 1 (2018): 9-18.
Harvard
Izyan, M., Maslin, M.,2018. Customer Satisfaction Factors towards Mobile Network Services. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 13(1), pp. 9-18.
Vancouver
Izyan M, Maslin M. Customer Satisfaction Factors towards Mobile Network Services. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;13(1): 9-18.

Effects of Decision Making Process among Top Management Staff in Nigerian Polytechnics: The Role of Informal Learning
Abaniwo David Sunday, Muhammed Fauzi Othman, Mohd Azhar Abd Hamid
Page 19 - 23

AbstractOver the years, focus on how to improve employee performance had been centered mostly on formal learning with less attention on informal learning. In this study, the importance of informal learning is examined. The conceptual review reveals that informal learning among organization’s top management staff creates an atmosphere that encourages radical innovation, and effective decision-making process through experience and of course, day-in-day-out unstructured conversations. With these, some propositions that will be tested empirically were made regarding the effectiveness of decision-making among Top Management staff in Nigerian polytechnics.
CiteMLA
Abaniwo, David Sunday, et al. "Effects of Decision Making Process among Top Management Staff in Nigerian Polytechnics: The Role of Informal Learning." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 13.1 (2018): 19-23.
APA
Abaniwo, D. S., Muhammed Fauzi, O., & Mohd Azhar, A. H.(2018). Effects of Decision Making Process among Top Management Staff in Nigerian Polytechnics: The Role of Informal Learning. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 13(1), 19-23.
Chicago
Abaniwo David Sunday, Muhammed Fauzi Othman, and Mohd Azhar Abd Hamid."Effects of Decision Making Process among Top Management Staff in Nigerian Polytechnics: The Role of Informal Learning." Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies." 13, no. 1 (2018): 19-23.
Harvard
Abaniwo, D.S., Muhammed Fauzi, O., Mohd Azhar, A.H.,2018. Effects of Decision Making Process among Top Management Staff in Nigerian Polytechnics: The Role of Informal Learning. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies 13(1), pp. 19-23.
Vancouver
Abaniwo DS, Muhammed Fauzi O, Mohd Azhar AH. Effects of Decision Making Process among Top Management Staff in Nigerian Polytechnics: The Role of Informal Learning. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies. 2018;13(1): 19-23.

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