Rafia Afroz

Rafia Afroz
International Islamic University Malaysia | iium · Department of Economics

PhD in environmental Economics ( University Putra Malaysia), JSPS Post doctorate (Japan)

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November 2008 - present
International Islamic University Malaysia
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  • Professor (Associate)
August 2008 - August 2016
International Islamic University Malaysia
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  • Professor (Associate)
December 2007 - October 2008
University Malaysia Sarawak
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (94)
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the links between renewable energy (RE), non-renewable energy (NRE), capital, labour and economic growth, using the nonlinear autoregressive distributive lag (NARDL) model in Malaysia for the period of 1980–2018. The results of NARDL confirm the asymmetric effect of RE and NRE consumption on the economic...
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The situation of solar energy in Malaysia is examined in this article, with a focus on solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Malaysian homes. It examines Malaysia's historical solar energy initiatives in terms of R&D, deployments, and national policy during the previous two decades, all of which have affected PV installation in the country. The...
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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the links between renewable energy (RE), non-renewable energy (NRE), capital, labour and economic growth, using the Non-linear Auto Regressive Distributive Lag (NARDL) model in Malaysia for the period of 1980–2018. The results of NARDL confirm the asymmetric effect of RE and NRE consumption on the economi...
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Malaysia became a wealthy, urbanised, and industrialised country during the next three and a half decades as a consequence of fast economic development and structural changes. Farmers in rural Malaysia, on the other hand, continue to suffer from poverty. As a consequence, farmers account for the majority of Malaysia's poor. The gap between those wh...
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The purpose of this study is to explore how employee motivation factors impact on the employee's desire to keep working in SME firms. This study primarily is based on raw data which are collected from 278 employees of SME firms in Bangladesh. Apart from adopting the quantitative method, the Smart PLS 3.0 and SPSS V23 were utilised for analysing the...
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This research aims to assess the economic impact of climate change on the poverty of rice farmers in Kedah. A personal interview was conducted in a sample of 400 farm households in Kedah, Malaysia. To achieve the goal of the analysis, a logit model was used. The findings indicate that education and non-farm have major positive effect on the probabi...
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This research aims to assess the economic impact of climate change on the poverty of rice farmers in Kedah. A personal interview was conducted in a sample of 400 farm households in Kedah, Malaysia. To achieve the goal of the analysis, a logit model was used. The findings indicate that education and non-farm have major positive effect on the probabi...
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This paper describes the intent of learners to acquire university education, the basis for selecting study courses, the means to assess the quality of higher education, what the challenges faced by the learners are, as well as suggestions for improvement. The design and system thinking approach has been adapted to address the well-being issues of B...
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The objective of this paper is to investigate the impact of economic growth (per capita real GDP), the square of per capita real GDP, energy use, financial development (FD), and foreign direct investment (FDI) on ecological footprint (EF) in the case of Malaysia over the period 1971-2014, by employing the ARDL approach. The long-run results reveale...
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This paper describes the intent of learners to acquire university education, the basis for selecting study courses, the means to assess the quality of higher education, what the challenges faced by the learners are, as well as suggestions for improvement. The design and system thinking approach has been adapted to address the well-being issues of B...
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The purpose of this study is to explore how employee motivation factors impact on the employee's desire to keep working in SME firms. This study primarily is based on raw data which are collected from 278 employees of SME firms in Bangladesh. The respondents' demographic profile was classified in terms of their sex, age, marital status, and monthly...
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This study examines the effect of mobile banking on the performance of Islamic Microfinance Institutions (IMFIs) in Bangladesh which includes their efficiency and internal operations, staff productivity, communication, and breadth and depth of outreach. A questionnaire survey method was used for collecting the relevant primary data (200) from the s...
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Acknowledgement The authors would like to acknowledge the fundamental research grant scheme (FRGS), Malaysia, for funding of "Developing Shariah Complaint equity-based crowdfund model towards Malaysian low-carbon society-A
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The first objective is to examine the trend analysis of the relationship between energy consumption and carbon dioxide on one hand and the trend analysis of the relationship between economic growth and CO 2 emission on the other hand for the period of 1970-2017. The second objective is to determine the long-run relationship and direction of causali...
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This study examines the effect of mobile banking on performance of Islamic Microfinance Institutions (IMFIs) in Bangladesh which includes their efficiency and internal operations, staff productivity, communication and breadth and depth of outreach. A questionnaire survey method was used for collecting the relevant primary data (200) from the select...
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This study aimed to estimate willingness to pay of households for air quality improvement and marginal benefits that household derived from the improved air-quality management plan in Klang Valley, Malaysia. A choice experiment study was administered to 300 households and the data was analysed using the multinomial logit model. It was found that nu...
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Purpose To achieve proper waste management, the disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) is one suitable method. Most developing countries, including Malaysia, are facing lack of e-waste recycling facilities and low household participation. Using a survey method using a questionnaire, this study aims to examine the intention of Malaysian households t...
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The paper aims to examine the association between information and communication technology (ICT), economic growth and population health based on health production model in Malaysia. This theoretical health production function is represented as follows: where the output is an individual health outcome, and the inputs are determinants of health, such...
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Corporate governance is the system by which organizations are directed, monitored and controlled. It is an oversight mechanism to ensure the management team efficiently allocates the organizational resources, so as to protect the interest of shareholders and stakeholders. There is a need for good corporate governance practice to stabilize the perfo...
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The objectives of this study are to propose the Integrated Waqf Environmental Protection Model (IWEP) and investigate the farmers’ intention to adopt it. In developing the IWEP model and investigating farmers’ willingness to adopt it, this study surveyed 400 farmers in Kedah. The intention of the farmers to adopt the proposed model was analysed by...
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Malaysian households' energy consumption increased by 6.9%. Meanwhile, energy supply increased by 6.1% from 1991 to 2006. If energy consumption continues to increase, it will put significant strain on the energy supply. The steady growth of electricity consumption in Malaysia is directly linked to CO2 emissions and climate change, which directly in...
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Malaysian households' energy consumption increased by 6.9%. Meanwhile, energy supply increased by 6.1% from 1991 to 2006. If energy consumption continues to increase, it will put significant strain on the energy supply. The steady growth of electricity consumption in Malaysia is directly linked to CO2 emissions and climate change, which directly in...
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Corporate governance is the system by which organizations are directed, monitored and controlled. The influence of corporate governance in the financial institutions is, therefore, a means of mobilizing the capital investment with efficient utilization of the organizational resources. There is a need for good corporate governance practice to stabil...
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The objective of this study is to analyze and evaluate public acceptance and their willingness to pay (WTP) for solar energy for their household use in Kuala Lumpur. For this reason, a contingent valuation method (CVM) was conducted to recognize the WTP of individuals and the features persuading it. Inhabitants of 400 families in Kuala Lumpur were...
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This article attempts to understand the perception of the rice-growing farmers on the issue of climate change (CC) and identify their adaptive capacity (AC). A survey was conducted through structured questionnaires to understand farmers’ perception and adaptation strategies in response to changing climate and variability. The findings indicate that...
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The automotive industry is one of the main producers of industrial wastes affecting the natural environment. The purpose of this study is to identify the most important barriers to the Malaysian automotive industry. The data were collected by researching 145 companies in Malaysia's automotive supply chain industry. The data were examined using Prob...
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Using responses from a questionnaire survey conducted on a sample of 400 rice farmers from Kedah in Malaysia, this article examines rice farmers’ perception, awareness, attitudes and adaptation behaviours towards mitigating climate change. The data collected was analysed using structural equation modelling. The findings of this study show that 84%...
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This article examines the perceptions, consciousness and attitudes of farmers on climate change in Kedah Malaysia. To reach the objectives of this study, a survey was conducted on 350 farmers and the collected data were used to perform multiple regression analysis. The results show that factors such as age, farm income, farm experience, limited agr...
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As a vicegerent of Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala, human beings are entrusted to pursue revealed teachings, rights, and preserve order and harmony of nature with other forms of life and physical elements. This study investigates the awareness, attitude, and behaviour of households to suggest policies and economic incentives to improve the air quality...
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The adoption of lithium-ion battery technology for electric vehicles/hybrid electric vehicles (EV/HEV) has recently received attention worldwide. The price of cobalt (Co) and lithium (Li) has increased due to the production of EV/HEV. A used lithium battery is a valuable source of active metals (Co, Li, and Al) and the optimal way of extracting the...
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Background and Objective: In Malaysia, the climate is changing. So, the associated risks are expected to have serious impacts on agriculture and national food sufficiency level which in turn will affect the rural farmers for whom agriculture is the main source of income. The level of impacts will mainly depend on the awareness and the level of adap...
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This article examines the economic viability of waste minimization through reuse and recycling in the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. To achieve the objective of the study, this document carries out the cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The cost-benefit ratio (BCR) of waste minimization is 1.23 which reveals that waste minimization is economically justified...
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In Malaysia, the contribution of agriculture has been declining at 8.9% in 2000 and 8.2% in 2005. Because the climate is changing and farmers have to confront a number of barriers to adaptation to climate change. Primary data are received from the survey questions administered in Kedah, Malaysia and analyzed to investigate farmers’ intention to use...
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n the sustainability of water resources. Not only has that but also affected plants and living organisms, the health of the population and the economy. This study reviews the state of river water quality and sources of river water pollution in Malaysia. The Department of Environment program continued monitoring of the quality of river water in 2014...
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The focus of this study is to analyze the level of knowledge, awareness, and attitude toward plastic waste and to distinguish the key drivers that encourage the households in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to participate in "No plastic campaign," This study used the logistic regression model to explain the factors that may affect the willingness to partic...
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This study examines the factors that may affect the willingness to pay (WTP) crop insurance by Malaysian rice farmers in Kedah, Malaysia, for the adaptation of flood risk. 350 farm households are selected and a structured questionnaire is used to elicit data from the respondents. The data are analyzed with descriptive statistics and logit regressio...
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Respiratory diseases are among the highest ranked diseases with the elderly and children the most vulnerable to air pollution in Malaysia. Land transportation contributes most to air pollution in Malaysia. To address this, the study focuses on assessing households' knowledge, attitude and behaviour and their welfare changes for improved air quality...
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Malaysia is one of the newly growing industrializing countries. In the path of economic development from agriculture to industrial movement, the agricultural sector in Malaysia has contributed significantly to the gross domestic product (GDP). This research is intended to connect the potential of agricultural production and direct them to contribut...
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This paper assesses farmers’ willingness to pay for an efficient adaptation programme to climate change for Malaysian agriculture. We used the contingent valuation method to determine the monetary assessment of farmers’ preferences for an adaptation programme. We distributed a structured questionnaire to farmers in Selangor, Malaysia. Based on the...
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Recycling of used lithium batteries has primarily focused on extracting active metal cobalt (Co) and lithium (Li). The price of cobalt is higher than the price of others metals. The price of Co and Li has increased due to production of electric and hybrid car. The used Li battery is the source of Li and Co and the optimal way of extract these metal...
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This article observes how the individual values and attitudes of consumers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia influence their purchase intention of electric vehicles (EVs) using the well-known theory of reasoned action (TRA). This study analyzed the data collected from 200 respondents from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These respondents were asked about their vie...
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Abstract This paper examines whether attitudes towards electric vehicles (ATEVs), subjective norms (SNs) and perceived behavioural control (PBC) have significant associations with consumer purchase intention (PI) and the purchase behaviour of environmentally friendly vehicles (EFVs). The results from the survey questionnaires are analysed using con...
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Environmental problem is one of the crucial issues the world facing today. Water pollution is one of the main causes of environmental problem. It is greatly acknowledged that water pollution has significant impact on public health. Hence, the main objective of this paper is to investigate households risk perception of water pollution and to examine...
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The management of waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has become an environmental concern in Malaysia due to illegal import or smuggling of WEEE, rapid growth of domestically generated WEEE, lack of prevention and minimization strategies, indiscriminate dumping and improper disposal of WEEE, and low awareness in the society about the e...
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Electrical car battery voltage changes significantly to meet the power demands while the car is in acceleration and at the time of momentary peak load. The peak load periods generate powerful electrical currents, causing significant warming of the Li-ion cells owing to internal resistance. At a battery operating temperature of 40°C and above, the b...
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This column comprises notes and info not subjected to peer-review focusing on waste management issues in different corners of the world. Its aim is to open a window onto the solid waste management situation in any given country, major city or significant geographic area that may be of interest to the scientific and technical community
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Water pollution is a major problem in the global environment. This necessitates continuing assessment and review of water resource policy at all levels. The main objectives of this article are to investigate major sources of water pollution, water resource policies and challenges to improve water quality in Malaysia. The findings indicate that the...
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The rising energy demand has compounded with fuel subsidies and a volatility of oil prices has set the transport sector on an unsustainable course and posed a threat to national energy security in Malaysia. Moreover, it contributes significantly to the green house gas (GHG) emission and causes health as well as environmental damages. Green transpor...
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Electronic waste (e-waste) is increasing rapidly in Malaysia to the effect that e-waste management has now become a major environmental concern in Malaysia, especially Kuala Lumpur. In a step towards remedying this problem, this study seeks to ascertain household awareness, knowledge and risk perception of e-waste and its impact on attitudes and re...