Malaysian Armed Forces Religious Corps which established in 1985, has tried to convey the Islamic da’wah and Islam in particular against members of the Armed Forces. The Effects of missionary work submitted has affected non-Muslim groups and they then embraced to Islam. This study was conducted to see to what extent the development of new converts in the Armed Forces. Library research, questionnaire, interview and observation were used to obtain data related to the development and education of a new brotherhood and sister in Islam. The research questionnaire was used as an instrument field to see the problems and challenges among the army personnel. The study was conducted on 57 respondents who were members of the Malaysian Armed Forces. Random sampling technique was used and the results were analyzed using SPSS version 16 using descriptive and inferential method. The findings may explain openly about the development of converts among members of the Malaysian Armed Forces after converting to Islam as well as information about the state and community feedback and solution to converts and pluralistic society and responsibility to support and spread the propaganda against communities of different races and cultures in Malaysia.
Co-creation is described as the involvement of consumers as active members in the sellers’ firms for the creation of value benefitting both parties. Connecting value co-creation with cooperative members in Malaysia however is new in the literature as very little studies have attempted to understand such perspectives. Thus, the purpose of this study is to deepen the understanding and explore variables that could link value co-creation with cooperative member’s loyalty. Using focus group interview as the method of data collection, findings reveal that loyalty among cooperative members are likely to be derived when co-creation lead to economic benefits and enhance relationship quality. Ultimately, such loyalty progress towards building commitment and trusting relationships among members.
This study aims to figure out the influence of good corporate governance and employee performance on bank performance. The method used in this research is explanatory. The samples were 73 people including directors, Vice president division, chiefs of BJB branches based in Indonesia. To analyze the data, a PLS method was carried out to find out the contributing factors of good corporate governance and employee performance to bank performance. The results show that good corporate governance has a greater influence on the performance of the bank directly, rather than on the performance of the employee’s. Any findings on the of this research, which is the effectiveness of GCG, must be based on the road map that has been prepared by a top-down approach.
This research is conducted to quantify the influence of training motivation on the relationship between leadership development program and training transfer using 412 usable questionnaires gathered from the Malaysian Army personnel. A structural equation modelling generated by the SmartPLS version 3.2.5 was employed to assess the validity and reliability of the instrument and then test the research hypotheses. The outcomes of path model analysis showed two important findings: firstly, the relationship between training motivation and course content significantly correlates with training transfer and secondly, the relationship between training motivation and instructors’ roles is significantly correlated with training transfer. Statistically, the outcomes of hypotheses testing confirmed that training motivation acts as an important mediating variable in the relationship between leadership development program and training transfer in organisational samples.
Scholars suggested the role of industry experts in providing learning assistance and knowledge sharing to students through a process called scaffolding as it helps in improving conceptual and problem solving skills. With the advancement of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), scaffolding can be conducted online where the term online scaffolding emerges. Existing studies on online scaffolding are confined towards people from the same academic institutions (e.g students and instructors from the same classrooms or online platforms). Since past studies noted that online security measures do not prevail in safeguarding the safety of information sharing, organization dependent on other factors such as trust to initiate relationship with people outside organization with regards to knowledge sharing. Nonetheless, studies to comprehend the role of trust when providing online scaffolding towards people outside organization such as from industry experts to students do not gain much attention in academic. This paper reviews literature related to the role of trust in knowledge sharing. Understanding trust from organization’s perspective serves as key to understand issues related to trust and the extent it is applicable in online scaffolding.
A successful of employee engagement strategy will not only create good employee at workplace but also the community at a work place. Employees form an emotional connection with the company when they are effectively and positively engage with their organization. Their attitude effects both their colleagues and company’s client and improves customer satisfaction. Studies have highlighted the importance of demographics factors such as gender in ensuring highly engage employee. This paper explores the individual differs across three parameters as gender, age and educational background. Significant variations are observed across employees of various age and qualifications. One- way analysis of variance (ANOVA) is used for descriptive analysis on demographic variables. Data was collected from 200 employees of 13 Islamic banks in Malaysia. The research has made significant contributions to the body of knowledge at academic levels by extending knowledge regarding the effects of demographic differences on employee attitude and behaviour.The key findings of this research suggest that the organisations and managers need to understand the differences of demographics factors on engagement. So that, the potential effectiveness the selection of strategies and the development of employees may be conducted more effectively.
Smart cities are able to automate routine functions towards improving quality of life (Piro et al., 2014); (Batty et al., 2012). While the smart cities are filled with firms experiencing higher rates of return, the impact on marginalised lower income group are negatively impacted due to the changes in urban landscape which cause “spirals of gentrification” which then led to “geographical polarisation” (Graham, 2002; Hollands, 2008). This study analysed secondary data and found increasingly income inequality – households are earning higher income but income distribution and gap are increasing. Social capital accumulation, housing, and expenditure gaps are increasingly observed in Penang, Johor, and the Greater Kuala Lumpur region.
This study will use the Kirkpatrick Assessment Model to assess the School Excellence program through Organization Development (PrOD). This model involves evaluation of reactions, learning (knowledge, skills and attitude), behavior and outcomes, but this study only assesses knowledge and behavior . This study uses survey method by involving 120 respondents of the study chosen by group sampling. The instrument is a questionnaire that has Cronbach Alpha value between 0.930-0.984. The data were analyzed using mean score, percentage, standard deviation and regression. Analysis findings show that there is a significant difference between the level of knowledge and behavior before and after the PrOD. Overall, this study recommends PrOD to be continued, but it is necessary to improve in the formulation of PrOD syllabus so that school leaders can improve the behavior change in meaningful and meaningful implementation of the PrOD.
The objective of this research is finding the raw materials purchasing behaviors variables which effect on purchasing behaviors of entrepreneurs in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The raw materials purchasing behaviors have been identified in 5 variables, business size, business model, business duration, number of employees and estimated income. The research found that the initial investment more than 24,000 USD is 47.7 percentage, initial investment 3,030-24,000 USD is 34.1 percentage and initial investment 1,000-3,000 USD is 18.2 percentage. Entrepreneurs have their own brands is 81.8 percentage and franchisee is 18.2 percentage. The business duration 1-3 years is 34.1 percentage and more than 5 years is 25.0 percentage. Number of employees at 1-3 employees is 60.5 percentage and 4-6 employees is 23.7percentage. Estimated monthly income less than 3,000 USD is 43.2 percentage and 3,001-6,000 USD is 36.4 percentage. DAZE mobile application purchase intentions of café business entrepreneurs, the café business entrepreneurs have an intention to purchase DAZE mobile application. The entrepreneurs found that the DAZE mobile application will give them on the purchasing time reduction, cost reduction and raw materials quality improvement respectively. The service charge acceptable rate is 1.01-3.00 USD/time which considered acceptable for café business entrepreneurs. If the service charge rate is going high, it will directly effect on their production costs.
When SMEs are part of global value chain, the flows of information in cross-border buyer-supplier relationships which emerge from inward-outward internationalisation connections should be addressed. This study therefore investigates the learning processes of internationalising small and medium enterprises that engage in inward and outward internationalisation. Hence, this study adopts a qualitative case study approach based on ten cases of the internationalising SMEs in Malaysia. Semi-structured interviews with the Managing Directors of the selected SMEs were conducted over a two-year period. Additionally, participant observations were conducted by attending the meetings related to import-export activities and documentations were gathered for data triangulation Findings of this study highlights that the relationship with key foreign suppliers empowered case firms to connect inward to outward internationalisation through collaborative knowledge sharing. The distribution of knowledge through tacit-tacit and tacit-explicit knowledge sharing underpinned by formal planning was a prerequisite for inward-outward internationalisation connections to be established.
The problem of immorality among the youth population is of universal consequence. The youth population refers to adolescents, teenagers, young adults and working-class population. Adolescents are still in the formative years and could be positively influenced towards moral uprightness. Consequently, several authors have attempted to uncover factors associated with immorality and the possible interventions among the youth. Some of the proposed interventions include parental instructions, sermonizing, inclusion of moral instructions in the school curriculum, adverts on media networks, punishment for wrong doing, rewards for uprightness and outstanding virtues among others. However, these studies did not consider the use of modeling as an educational tool for curbing immorality among the youth. Although several policies were also formulated to ensure adolescent moral development, however, none of these policies highlighted the importance of modeling; hence the problem has continued to escalate across many developing countries like Nigeria. It is on this note that this review article was conceived. The article utilizes data from secondary sources to: (i) explain the genesis of immorality among teenagers; (ii) deliberate on developmental tasks involving adolescents’ moral development; (iii) discuss factors that engender moral development through modeling; and (iv) illustrate facilitators of modeling with the aims of making plausible clarifications to parents, teachers, religious leaders and policy makers on how to reduce escalation of immorality to the barest minimum in developing societies like Nigeria.
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