Volume XIV - ISSC 2016

  • Addressing Skills Gap in Small-sized Enterprises: Malaysian Case Study

    No:101
    Pages:717-722
    Keywords: Malaysia; Small-sized enterprises; Skill shortages; high income economy
    Author(s): Abdul Rahim Anuar* , Wan Nurmahfuzah Jannah Wan Mansor , Badariah Haji Din, Mohd Najib Mansor , Ahmad Zubir Ibrahim , Abu Sufian Abu Bakar , Shazida Jan Mohd Khan
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.101 
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  • Students’ Perception on Using Second Life Virtual Platform to Improve English Language Proficiency

    No:102
    Pages:723-730
    Keywords: Second Life; English learning; students’ perception; social constructivism
    Author(s): Riad F. Hassan* , Hisham Dzakiria , Rozhan M. Idrus
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.102 
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  • An Exploratory Study of Muslim Consumers’ Expectation of an Islamic–Based Retail Store and Their Patronage Motive

    No:103
    Pages:731-736
    Keywords: Store attributes; patronage behaviour; Muslim consumer; Islamic; positioning and retailing
    Author(s): Waida Irani Mohd Fauzi* , Sany Sanuri Mohd Mokhtar , Rushami Zien Yusoff
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.103 
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  • Teachers’ Challenges in the Implementation of School Based Assessment in Physical Education

    No:104
    Pages:737-743
    Keywords: Physical Education; School Based Assessment; Core knowledge; Assessment facilities; PE Classroom Management
    Author(s): Arsaythamby Veloo* , Ruzlan Md Ali
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.104 
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  • Identification of Critical Factors for IBS Plastic Formwork Adoption in Malaysian Construction Industry – A Literature Mapping

    No:105
    Pages:744-752
    Keywords: IBS; Industrialised Building System; IBS Formwork System; IBS Plastic Formwork System; Critical Factors; Literature Mapping
    Author(s): Muhammad Azuan Anif Ghazali , Nur Fadhilah Bahardin* , Mohd Azian Zaidi , Mohd Nurfaisal Baharuddin
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.105 
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  •  Audit Committee Characteristics and Financial Reporting Quality: Nigerian Non-Financial Listed Firms

    No:106
    Pages:753-760
    Keywords: Audit Committee; expertise; share ownership; accrual quality; independence; financial reporting
    Author(s): Muhammad Umar Kibiya* , Ayoib Che Ahmad , Noor Afza Amran
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.106 
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  • The Impact of Corporate Governance Regulations on Board Independence and Quality of Financial Information Reporting: A Proposed Study

    No:107
    Pages:761-768
    Keywords: Corporate Governance; Separate Leadership; Independent chair; Proportion of independent directors; Reporting Quality of financial information
    Author(s): Mohd.Yussoff Ibrahim* , Ayoib Che Ahmad , Satirenjit Kaur Johl , Haseeb Ur Rahman
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.107 
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  • Political Connection, Board Characteristics and Firm Performance in Nigeria

    No:108
    Pages:769-774
    Keywords: Accounting; Political connection; Board of Directors; Firm performance; Nigeria
    Author(s): Nosakhare Peter Osazuwa* , Ayoib Che-Ahmad , Noriah Che-Adam
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.108 
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  • Determinants of Qardhul Hassan Financing Acceptance in Nigeria

    No:109
    Pages:775-781
    Keywords: Qardhul Hassan; Islamic Finance; Emerging markets; Nigeria
    Author(s): Nurudeen Abubakar Zauro* , Ram Al Jaffri Saad , Norfaiezah Sawandi
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.109 
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  • Newpapers’ Coverage During the Permatang Pauh By-Election

    No:110
    Pages:782-787
    Keywords: Permatang Pauh By-Election; Malaysia; Newspapers; Barisan Nasional; People’s Justice Party
    Author(s): Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani*
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.110 
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  • Optimizing Moving-Average Trading Strategy: Evidence in Malaysia Equity Market

    No:111
    Pages:788-794
    Keywords: Technical analysis; moving average; buy-and- hold strategy; crossover strategy; modified MA
    Author(s): Afiruddin Tapa* , Soh Chuen Yean , Shahrul Nizam Ahmad
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.111 
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  • Public Complaint Behaviour and Satisfaction with Complaint Handling in the Malaysian Mobile Phone Services Industry

    No:112
    Pages:795-800
    Keywords: Mobile Phone Services; Consumer Complaint Behaviour; Public Complaint Soft Action; Public Complaint Extreme Action; Satisfaction with Complaint Handling
    Author(s): Mohd. Khirzanbadzli A Rahman* , Sharifah Azizah Haron , Laily Paim , Syuhaily Osman , Noorlaila Yunus , Hassnah Wee
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.112 
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  • Corporate Governance Research in Emerging Economies: The Need for Alternative Perspectives

    No:113
    Pages:801-809
    Keywords: Corporate Governance; developing economies; agency theory; institution
    Author(s): Nor Zalina Mohamad Yusof*
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.113 
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  • Effects of Board Size, Board Committees Characteristics and Audit Quality on Audit Report Lags

    No:114
    Pages:810-818
    Keywords: Audit report lag; board size; audit committee size; risk management committee size; audit quality
    Author(s): Mohammed Ishaq Ahmed , Ayoib Che-Ahmad*
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.114 
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  • Succession Planning at HEIs: Leadership Style, Career Development and Knowledge Management Practices as Its Predictors

    No:115
    Pages:819-828
    Keywords: Leadership; knowledge; management practice
    Author(s): Awanis Ku Ishak* , Bidayatul Akmal Mustafa Kamil
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.115 
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  • Attaining Aquaculture Contract Farming Business Performance in Malaysia: The Call for Supply Chain Integration and Technological Innovation Materialization

    No:116
    Pages:829-834
    Keywords: Supply Chain Integration, Aquaculture Contract Farming, Technological Innovation, Business Performance, Supply Chain Risk
    Author(s): Mohd Azwan Zainol* , Zakaria Abas , Ahmad Shabudin Ariffin
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.116 
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  •  Parenting Stress in Families of LD Children: A Demographical Analysis

    No:117
    Pages:835-841
    Keywords: Stress; LD children; ethnic; religious
    Author(s): Kamarulzaman Kamaruddin* , Che Anuar Che Abdullah , Mohd Noor Idris
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.117 
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  • Academic Programme Internationalisation: The Setting up of Guidelines for International Students Admission Requirements to Universiti Utara Malaysia

    No:118
    Pages:842-848
    Keywords: University Internationalisation; academic programme; Universiti Utara Malaysia
    Author(s): Abdul Malek Abdul Karim , Che Su Mustaffa , Khaliza- Saidin* , Awanis Ku Ishak , Mohd Azri Md Nazir , Abdul Rahman Mohd Isa
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.118 
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  •  Development of Akhlaq and Values in Students: What is the Suitable Application Technique?

    No:119
    Pages:849-855
    Keywords: Development; akhlaq; values; teaching; technique
    Author(s): Mohamad Khairi Haji Othman* , Rozalina Khalid , Alis Puteh Fauziah Abd Rahim , Mohd. Zailani Mohd Yusoff , Muhamad Dzahir Kasa , Nurfaizah Baharuddin
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.119 
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  • Safety Management Practices and Safety Compliance: A Model for SMEs in Malaysia

    No:120
    Pages:856-862
    Keywords: Safety Management Practices; Safety Compliance; Small Medium Enterprises (SME); Malaysia
    Author(s): Chandrakantan Subramaniam* , Faridahwati Mohd. Shamsudin , Md. Lazim Mohd. Zin , Subramaniam Sri Ramalu , Zuraida Hassan
    doi:10.15405/epsbs.2016.08.120 
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