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  • Gila gelar dan gelar gila 

    Zulkarnaen, Lubis, Dr. (Waspada Medan, 2014-03-15)
    Ternyata kegandrungan akan gelar akademik membuat perilaku memburu gelar tersebut serta salah kaprah dalam memahaminya tidak berubah dalam belasan tahun ini. Mungkin bolehlah saya menduga hal ini mengindikasikan kalau ...
  • Agar tak makin sadis 

    Zulkarnaen, Lubis, Dr. (Waspada Medan, 2014-04-10)
    Mari kita sejenak beralih dari hal-hal yang berbau politis, lupakan sementara gonjang ganjing politik yang semakin dinamis, hilangkan dulu gairah dan ambisi para politisi yang sukanya merayu dan menebar janji-janji manis--yang ...
  • Reformasi mati suri? 

    Zulkarnaen, Lubis, Dr. (Waspada Medan, 2014-05-15)
    Saya tak tahu pasti adakah dokumen resmi yang menandai bahwa sekarang kita berada pada era bernama Orde Reformasi setelah Orde Baru diakhiri. Hanya saja yang saya ketahui kita pernah punya nama kabinet yang mengandung kata ...
  • Mengharimaukan kucing, mengkucingkan harimau 

    Zulkarnaen, Lubis, Dr. (Waspada Medan, 2014-05-05)
    Bencanalah yang akan datang, musibahlah yang didulang, yang diidamkanpun melayang, harta yang dimiliki juga ikut terbang, ditambah lagi hutang yang menjulang, akhirnya semuanya centang perenang. Itulah kalau kita bertindak ...
  • Effects of oil price shocks on the economic sectors in Malaysia 

    Mohd. Shahidan, Shaari; Tan, Lee Pei; Hafizah, Abdul Rahim (EconJournals, 2013)
    This paper aims to examine the effects of oil price shocks on economic sectors in Malaysia. A unit root test was conducted, in which data were shown to be non-stationary in all levels, and stationary in the first difference ...
  • Determinants of foreign direct investment in Iran: Assessing the standard factors 

    Md. Moniruzzaman, Assoc. Prof. Dr.; Masuma Khatun, Kazi; Mohammad Al-Atiyat, Hala; Rana, Mahmood (Inderscience Publishers, 2014)
    This paper examines the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) of the Islamic Republic of Iran based on those of Malaysia that have been successful in attracting FDI since the early 1980s. The model adopted was ...
  • Staff selection problem under uncertainty condition 

    R., Md. Saad; Muhammad Zaini, Ahmad, Dr.; Muhammad Shahar, Jusoh, Dr.; Mohd Syafarudy, Abu (Medwell Journals, 2013)
    Hiring the right person for the right position is the core to the success of an organisation. Some organizations have suggested to create an ideal candidate that fulfilled all requirements which needed for a particular ...
  • Hamming and hausdorff distance measures for staff selection problem: A comparison 

    R., Md. Saad; Muhammad Zaini, Ahmad, Dr.; Muhammad Shahar, Jusoh, Dr.; Mohd Syafarudy, Abu (Medwell Journals, 2013)
    Selecting the right person to a particular job needs a lot of considerations, especially in a growth company. To solve this problem, many organisations have created an ideal candidate that fulfils all requirements for a ...
  • Some fuzzy techniques for staff selection process: A survey 

    R., Md. Saad; Muhammad Zaini, Ahmad, Dr.; Mohd Syafarudy, Abu; Muhammad Shahar, Jusoh, Dr. (AIP Publishing LLC, 2013)
    With high level of business competition, it is vital to have flexible staff that are able to adapt themselves with work circumstances. However, staff selection process is not an easy task to be solved, even when it is ...
  • Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use 

    Mohamed Murray, Hunter, Prof. Madya (Addleton Academic Publishers, 2013)
    This article considers the concept of imagination and the role it plays in constructing our reality. The author postulates that there are eight types of imagination, being effectuative imagination, intellectual imagination, ...
  • The psychosis of organizations 

    Mohamed Murray, Hunter, Prof. Madya (Addleton Academic Publishers, 2013)
    This paper discusses the influence of psychosis upon organizations, postulating that an organization can develop psychotic traits that influence perception, beliefs and values at an organizational level. Cognitive distortion ...
  • Sustainable porous materials for gas adsorption applications; A concise review 

    Wai, Hoong Chan; Mazlee, Mohd Noor, Dr.; Zainal Arifin, Ahmad, Prof.; Shamsul Baharin,  Jamaludin, Prof. Dr.; Mohd Azlan, Mohd Ishak, Prof. Madya Dr; Muhammad Shahar, Jusoh, Dr. (Trans Tech Publications, 2013)
    Many new sustainable porous materials were developed for gas adsorption applications. Common materials such as activated carbon, clay materials and metal organic framework (MOF) that utilized as potential porous adsorption ...
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) for global market access: a Malaysian case study on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) 

    Tareq Bin Hossain; Chamhuri, Siwar; Mohd Fauzi, Mohd Jani; Abul Bashar, Bhuiyan (MAXWELL Science Publication, 2013-01)
    The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a powerful tool or channel for ensuring greater market access and enables a better engagement in the global market. The study examines how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ...
  • Microcredit impact on children's education and women empowerment: A review experience of grameen bank microfinance schemes in bangladesh 

    Abul Bashar, Bhuiyan, Dr.; Chamhuri, Siwar, Prof. Dr.; Abdul Ghafar, Ismail, Prof. Dr.; Md. Tareq, Hossain (Maxwell Scientific Organization, 2013)
    This study reviews empirical evidence on the common findings from the existing literature on Grameen Bank microcredit performance on the borrower's literacy of children and empowerment in Bangladesh. The study collected ...
  • The environmental risk and water pollution: A review from the river basins around the world 

    Abul Bashar, Bhuiyan, Dr.; Mazlin, Mokhtar, Prof. Dr.; Mohd Ekhwan, Hj Toriman, Prof. Madya Dr.; Muhammad Barzani, Gasim, Dr.; Goh, Choo Ta, Dr.; Rahmah, Elfithri, Dr.; Muhammad Rizal, Razman, Assoc Prof. Dr. (AENSI Publications, 2013-01)
    "Water for Life" has declared as the International Decade (2005 to 2015) for Action for water by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005. Because of the rapid increase in demand for water, and increase in occurrences ...
  • A study of sustainability of continuous improvement in the manufacturing industries in Malaysia: Organizational self-assessment as a mediator 

    Anees Janee, Ali, Dr.; Md. Aminul, Islam, Prof. Madya. Dr.; Lim, Poon Howe (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013-04)
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of six variables: strategic focus; monitoring continuous improvement development; integration of continuous improvement; management of continuous improvement; ...
  • A study on malaysian food and beverage manufacturing SMEs practices of pre-development process 

    Noor Hidayah, Abu; Baba, Md Deros, Dr.; Mohd Nizam, Abd. Rahman, Dr.; Mohd Fitri, Mansor (Trans Tech Publications, 2013)
    Product innovation is an important driver for organizations to improve their performance. Large-scale organizations have received full attention from many researchers with respect to efficient pre-development implementation ...
  • The determinants of audit timeliness: Evidence from Malaysia 

    Siti Norwahida, Shukeri; Md. Aminul, Islam, Prof. Madya. Dr. (American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information, 2012-07)
    Timeliness of corporate annual financial reports is considered to be a critical and important factor affecting the usefulness of information that is made available to external users. The length of the audit process highly ...
  • A review of the perceived barriers within the Health Belief Model on Pap smear screening as a cervical cancer prevention measure 

    Julinawati, Suanda; Cawley, Desmond; Domegan, Christine, Dr.; Brenner, Maria, Dr.; Rowan, Neil J (Asian Economic and Social Society, 2013-06)
    Aim: This study reviews the impact of perceived barriers on Pap cervical smear screening within the Health Belief Model (HBM) as an important prevention programme. Background: This research proposes to study perceived ...
  • The use of cointegration and error correction modelling to investigate the influence of diabetes and associated medical services expenditure on economic growth in Malaysia 

    Tunku Salha, Tunku Ahmad; O'Neill, Ciaran, Prof.; Rowan, Neil J (Asian Economic and Social Society, 2013-06)
    This paper reports on a frontier study undertaken to examine the influence of mortality rates due to diabetes (DBT) and medical services expenditure (EXP) on economic growth (RGDPP) in Malaysia. The results of the Johansen ...

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