Ahmad Raflis

Ahmad Raflis
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · School of Management

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Modal intelektual adalah aset tidak nyata yang dapat memberi kesan kepada prestasi perusahaan mikro dan kecil (PMK). Makalah ini bertujuan membincangkan sorotan karya bentuk naratif bagi memahami konsep modal intelektual dan kaitannya dengan prestasi perniagaan. Menerusi sorotan literatur naratif maka satu analisis komprehensif, kritikal dan objekt...
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Pekebun kecil sering terdedah kepada isu kemiskinan disebabkan perolehan pendapatan yang kecil. Makalah ini bertujuan menjejaki dan mengenal pasti faktor berpotensi mempengaruhi pendapatan pekebun kecil sawit berdasarkan pengalaman mereka yang terlibat dalam rantaian pengeluaran skala kecil. Kajian ini menggunakan teknik temubual berstruktur bagi m...
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The cosmetics industry is one of the world's fast-growing sectors. With more and more new cosmetic companies joining the market this beauty industry is booming, resulting in a highly competitive environment. Furthermore, Consumers with rapidly shifting preferences and expectations have created challenges on the market, resulting in a shorter produc...
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Performance can be affected by various factors that differ across organisational contexts. This study aims to identify and describe the catalyst and constraint factors for agriculture cooperative performance based on top management perspectives. Structured interviews were used to gather data from six informants, who were board members of their resp...
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This article presents a narrative literature review that aims to accomplish three objectives: (1) to describe the role of external support—namely, the incubator program—in encouraging micro and small business growth; (2) to explain the concept of the incubator program; and (3) to identify the typologies in the execution of entrepreneurial incubator...
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The purpose of this paper is to validate the mediating effect of management capability/capabilities (MC) on the relationships between intellectual capital (IC) and cooperative members’ participation (MP) and the cooperatives' financial and non-financial performance. The major aim is to examine the effect of MC in mediating the relationship between...
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Cooperatives’ unique characteristics can lead to different ways of understanding performance. This study aims to comprehend the concept of performance within the smallholder cooperative setting and according to the pragmatic understanding of top management. This study employs a qualitative research design that involves structured interviews with re...
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Pandemik COVID-19 mencetuskan pelbagai impak kepada individu dan organisasi. Kesemua impak ini berkait dengan insan yang melibatkan pelbagai spektrum kehidupan. Impak COVID-19 menimbulkan pelbagai perasaan dan reaksi seperti sedih, bimbang, bingung, takut dan marah dalam kalangan masyarakat. Perasaan ini jika dibiarkan berterusan boleh mencetuskan...
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Youths are no exception when it comes to being in debt and getting exposed to negative consequences of debts. This study surveys debt management practices among the youths. Furthermore, this study analyzes the relationship between debt management and independent variables such as debt perspectives, lifestyle and knowledge about debts. The survey me...
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The Board of directors represents the essential pillar in the corporate governance system. The Board of directors exerts significant influence in corporate control through the control, service, and strategic roles. This article aims to identify factors that influence the effective function of the corporate boards based on the government link compan...
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This study aims to validate the existence of "rational sympathy" and "universal benevolence" prescribed by Smith's Moral Sentiment Theory among business entities during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The study has optimized the qualitative analysis on secondary data to gain an introspective pertaining to the objectives. The analysed subjects consi...
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Mosque plays important roles as the religious organization among Muslims. Despite a sacred place, there are some other socio-economic roles are carried out by these institution such as the Islamic teaching and learning centre, waqf and zakat (alms) management and hearse management. Nevertheless, currently there are increasing number of economic act...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to describe cosmetics purchase behavior of young, educated Muslim females in Malaysia and to explore its relationship with certain potential antecedents. Design/methodology/approach This study uses a survey on a sample of female consumers from four higher education institutions in the urban area of Bangi Selang...
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This exploratory study aims to describe the nature of palm oil intermediary business focusing on the costs structure,risks and competitive challenges. This study employs qualitative research design. Five fruit dealers (FD) are involvein the interview. The findings show that palm oil fruit dealer business requires enormous amount of cash andequipmen...
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Abstrak Pembelajaran boleh mengubah dan membentuk tingkah laku pada seseorang individu. Pembelajaran memberi kesan kepada kognitif, psikomotor dan afektif individu. Berdasarkan Teori Pembelajaran Pengalaman Kolb, proses pembelajaran pengalaman melibatkan 4 peringkat terdiri pengalaman konkrit, konseptualisasi abstrak, pemerhatian reflektif dan eks...
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Agricultural industry such as oil palm is facing the market volatility and economic oppression. This resulted in volatility of oil palm planter's revenue. One way to make up the shortfall in revenue is to get them involved in business. However, the involvement of oil palm smallholders is not only influenced by economic factors alone, but also influ...
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Participation of small-holders in business ventures is in line with Malaysia’s transformation program of expanding the capacity of the oil palm industry. It also improves the smallholders’ household income and at the same time reduce their poverty level. Before potential businesses are explored, studies were conducted to get feedbacks from the smal...
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Abstrak Orang tengah telah lama wujud dalam rantaian pengeluaran pekebun kecil kelapa sawit. Makalah ini bertujuan menghurai secara sistematik fenomena orang tengah dengan meneliti bentuk perhubungan pekebun-orang tengah dan peranan yang dilaksanakan oleh orang tengah. Kajian rintis ini menggunakan metod temubual secara berkumpulan (perbincangan ku...
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Purpose: Street retailing is an activity falls under the informal scope of economy. Although it contributes significantly to the livelihood of many people in developing countries, literatures on the business behaviours of the hawkers are still lacking. This paper aims to explore food hawkers' business behaviours within the Malaysian context. Method...
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Purpose: Social entrepreneurship emphasizes on the social value creation through adoption of market-like behaviors. This study aims to explore the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and two independent variables comprise of locus of control and world view among those involve in social entrepreneurial venture in Malaysia. Design/M...
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Involvement of oil palm smallholders in business activities is a strategy to increase the household income of the farmers affected by the collapse in the price of palm oil in the global market. This study aims to identify the status of oil palm smallholder’s involvement and identify the driving factors to their involvement in business. A total of 7...
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The purpose of this action study is to examine the moral cognitive ability among senior students who enrolled to Development Science program in Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to senior students at the end session of the final ethic class. The questionnaire...
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The aim of this article is to describe patterns of innovative behaviors among small firms in Malaysia. The significant of this study lies in its attempt to differentiate innovation practices by small firms from the general innovation prescriptions which dominated by large firms. The underlying theoretical arguments for this study are based on Grein...
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Community economy is an alternative mean for sustainable livelihood emphasized under the Sustainable Livelihood Approach (SLA) and Sufficient Economy Approach (SEA). Both approaches support the participatory development strategies which concern on the empowerment of marginalized people through an efficient utilization of local resources. The purpos...
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Performance improvement requires new set of behaviors. It is posited that corporate performance can be improved through entrepreneurial behaviors. As far as government links companies (GLCs) are concern, higher performance can be derive from adoption of pure market behaviors. This study attempts to evaluate the practice of corporate entrepreneurial...
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Survival in the highly precarious business environment demands credible and resilient entrepreneurs. The issue evolves from merely "how to get started" towards "how to reach the highest potential throughout the entire business life cycle". It is expected that entrepreneurs encounter several turbulences throughout their business cycles before stabil...
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ABSTRAK Pembabitan syarikat berkaitan kerajaan (SBK) dalam tanggungjawab sosial adalah satu isu yang sukar dipastikan sempadannya. Matlamat untung tidak membenarkan perlakuan-perlakuan yang meningkatkan kos dan tidak menghasilkan nilai di kalangan entiti perniagaan. Walau bagaimanapun, syarikat milik kerajaan turut dikaitkan dengan keperluan untuk...
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This study inspires from Smith Moral Sentiment Theory which recognizes moral as the essential motive for every human actions. The purpose of this study is to prove the relationship between ethical principle and corporate governance. This study employs case-study approach comprising three Malaysian cases. Each case will be analyzed parallel to the g...
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This study inspires from Smith Moral Sentiment Theory which recognizes moral as the essential motive for every human actions. The purpose of this study is to prove the relationship between ethical principle and corporate governance. This study employs case-study approach comprising three Malaysian cases. Each case will be analyzed parallel to the g...
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The purpose of this article is to describe the implementation of the business-consultation training as adopted by National University of Malaysia (UKM) and to evaluate the learning mode exhibit in such program based on experiential learning theory. This paper also highlights factors that contribute to the success of such program based on the observ...
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Issues on corporate governance can be deliberate from various dimensions. This study explores the issue of governance related to the minority shareholders’ in Malaysia. The objective of this study is to describe the protection pertaining to the right of minority shareholders’ group through shareholder activism in Malaysia. This study employs a case...
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Over the years studies to ascertain the relationship between money supply growth and stock prices have been carried out in abundant. However, very few researchers have paid attention to the impact of uncertainty in monetary growth on stock prices. The element of uncertainty on monetary growth, is noted by scholars to increase perceived riskiness of...
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This paper attempts to study the structure of the relationships between leading, coincident and lagging indicators of Malaysian economy. The use of cross-autocorrelation between those indicators indicates the usefulness of those indicators in using them for forecasting. The results suggest that the leading indicator leads the coincident indicator b...
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Increased globalisation process since the conclusion of the Uruguay multilateral trade agreement in 1994 has bought about greater competition in the marketplace and renewed interest in competition theory and empirical work on firm performance. This gives rise to a huge number of theories, frameworks and empirical studies just to describe the relati...
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Globalization and ever changing business environment requires modern business entities as well as State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to be more flexible and sensitive on various stakeholders' needs by effectively utilizing their core competencies and resources. This development requires SOEs to be innovative and entrepreneurial in identifying and acqui...
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This article explores the corporate governance issues pertaining to the Malaysian government owned companies. From the analysis, two governance issues have been identified to be connected to the structure of government link companies (GLCs). The first issue involves the extent to which the managerial agents have served in accordance with the judgme...

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