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Article
Publication date: 10 April 2017

Mohammad Dalvi-Esfahani, T. Ramayah and Azizah Abdul Rahman

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating role of the personal values on the antecedents of managers’ intention to adopt Green information system (Green IS…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the moderating role of the personal values on the antecedents of managers’ intention to adopt Green information system (Green IS) utilising the norm activation theory and the Schwartz’s values system.

Design/methodology/approach

To examine the effects of the identified factors on the behavioural intention, the survey method was employed. The questionnaire was distributed targeting decision makers of companies in three industries – oil/gas/energy, transportation and manufacturing and construction. With 146 valid questionnaires in hand, the collected data were analysed using the partial least squares structural equation modelling technique.

Findings

The results revealed that moral obligation (personal norm) of managers influenced their intention to adopt Green IS. While the awareness of consequences and ascription of responsibility are influencing the intention, but the analyses revealed that they are mediated by the personal norm. The moderating role of personal values was further analysed and the results showed that the managers with more orientation towards self-transcendence values have higher intention to adopt Green IS.

Originality/value

This study serves as a call to the IS literature to incorporate values, beliefs, and norms into their model of individual-level decision making towards contemporary innovation adoption. By enriching the understanding of the influence of values and attitudinal factors on the decision-making process, the research model sheds light on how managers intend to diffuse IS initiatives in their organisations for the purpose of environmental sustainability.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 117 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 9 August 2013

Rabiah Eladwiah Abdul Rahim and Azizah Abdul Rahman

The aim of this paper is to review the firm's resources, as identified by the researcher in previous environmental studies, from the theoretical lens of a resource‐based view…

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Purpose

The aim of this paper is to review the firm's resources, as identified by the researcher in previous environmental studies, from the theoretical lens of a resource‐based view (RBV). This will help to identify the firm's resources for the future Green IT studies.

Design/methodology/approach

The objective was first achieved by reviewing the environmental resources for the firm's performance. The approach uses literature reviews of environmental studies having related keywords in literature databases. Using content analysis approach, the authors selected ten empirical environmental studies and developed the typology of the firm's environmental resources. The frequently highlighted constructs are then discussed in the context of Green IT.

Findings

This review shows the importance of continuous innovation, stakeholder integration, shared visions and early adoption which were frequently highlighted in RBV studies. The literature studies concerning Green IT also point out the importance of these resources for Green IT performance. Drawing upon this, it is also believed that these firm resources identified from environmental literature are also applicable in Green IT context.

Research limitations/implications

Some limitations of this study have been encountered and are as follows: First, the search was performed within a limited time frame. Second, different search terms might have yielded more results. Third, the classification of the firm's resources might be different from the point of view of others. Nonetheless, the authors believe this review can be used as a guide for future integrative resource‐based Green IT studies. Future confirmatory studies could empirically validate these relationships. The role of mediating and moderating variables that could enhance Green IT practice can also be further investigated. This could contribute to the knowledge concerning the application of RBV in the Green IT context.

Originality/value

The paper helps to shed light on a firm's resources for environmental capability coming from different industries, which contributes towards an understanding of these theories from wider perspectives, including environmental sustainability, in the IT context.

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Journal of Systems and Information Technology, vol. 15 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1328-7265

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Article
Publication date: 21 November 2022

Aas Nurasyiah, Dhealika Syamputri, Rumaisah Azizah Al Adawiyah, A. Jajang Warya Mahri and Abdul Ghafar Ismail

This paper aims to get an overview and determine the effect of the level of application of Islamic wealth management (IWM) and the level of business continuity of Muslim owners in…

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Purpose

This paper aims to get an overview and determine the effect of the level of application of Islamic wealth management (IWM) and the level of business continuity of Muslim owners in influencing the level of household prosperity of Muslim micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) owners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Design/methodology/approach

The method of hypothesis testing is carried out through a quantitative approach. The type of analysis tool used is partial least square-structural equation modeling. The sample used is 212 Muslim MSME owners in Indonesia.

Findings

The results showed that the level of application of IWM, the level of business sustainability and the level of household prosperity of Muslim MSME owners were in the high category. All variables in this study showed positive and significant results.

Research limitations/implications

The research conducted is still limited to households that act as MSME actors, so the respondents who are in it are still not diverse. Also, limited research tools and pandemic conditions led to filling out questionnaires based on respondents’ subjective views and difficulty asking questions when questions were not understood.

Originality/value

This research provides new insights focusing on the relationship between the variable level of application of IWM in influencing the welfare level of Muslim households who have MSMEs, where there is a role for the level of business sustainability as a mediator variable.

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International Journal of Ethics and Systems, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9369

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Publication date: 26 August 2019

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Emerging Issues in Islamic Finance Law and Practice in Malaysia
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-546-8

Article
Publication date: 16 September 2022

Mutamimah Mutamimah and Pungky Lela Saputri

This study aims to analyse the role of corporate governance in moderating the effects of murabahah, mudharabah and musyarakah financing on the financing risk and financial…

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Purpose

This study aims to analyse the role of corporate governance in moderating the effects of murabahah, mudharabah and musyarakah financing on the financing risk and financial performance of Islamic banks.

Design/methodology/approach

The population for this study covered Islamic banks in Indonesia. Purposive sampling was performed, and statistical analysis was conducted using moderating regression analysis by selecting among the common, fixed and random effects models.

Findings

The results showed that murabahah financing has a positive effect on financing risk; conversely, mudharabah financing has a negative effect on financing risk. By contrast, musyarakah financing has no effect on financing risk. However, corporate governance weakens the influence of murabahah financing on financing risk and increases that of mudharabah financing on financing risk. Further, corporate governance cannot weaken the effect of musyarakah financing on financing risk. Additionally, financing risk reduces financial performance.

Research limitations/implications

This research focusses only on Indonesian Islamic banks; future research should be extended to Islamic insurance and Islamic micro finance.

Practical implications

The results serve as input for government regulations on corporate governance in Islamic bank financing and encourage Islamic banks to diversify their financing proportionally.

Social implications

This research can be used for optimising Islamic bank financing to empower the realty sector and reduce poverty.

Originality/value

Research on the role of corporate governance as a moderating variable in reducing financing risk in Islamic banks remains limited.

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Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0817

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 2009

Lau Teck Chai and Yeoh Kim Hong

This paper examines the effects of gender and level of study on the information‐seeking behaviour of business undergraduates. The study employed paper‐based survey questionnaires…

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This paper examines the effects of gender and level of study on the information‐seeking behaviour of business undergraduates. The study employed paper‐based survey questionnaires to gather quantitative data. A total of 366 respondents consisting of students from three different levels of study (years 1, 2 and 3) participated in the survey. The extent and pattern of information‐seeking amongst students was investigated using the independent variables of gender and level of study, and the dependent variable of academic activity (tutorials, assignments, research projects/theses). The results indicated differences in information‐seeking behaviour between male and female students in the case of tutorials and assignments, but not for research projects/theses. Conversely, learning behaviour differences between different levels of study were observed for projects/theses, but not for tutorials. These findings provide insights for higher education managers, researchers, faculties and information professionals, for future curriculum design and support. Implications for the design of learning activities with appropriate pedagogical approaches are discussed.

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Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-7003

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Book part
Publication date: 26 August 2019

Badruddin Hj Ibrahim, Marhanum Che Mohd Salleh, Azizah Mohd and Muhammad Laeba

This chapter offers a practitioners’ perspective on how Islamic banks in Malaysia deal with unlawful sources of funds. Specifically, it investigates the practice of Islamic banks…

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This chapter offers a practitioners’ perspective on how Islamic banks in Malaysia deal with unlawful sources of funds. Specifically, it investigates the practice of Islamic banks in Malaysia in dealing with funds that originate from unlawful sources such as accepting deposits for safe-keeping and investment and providing financial facilities to customers whose incomes come from unlawful sources. This is regardless of whether the sources of fund are wholly unlawful or there is a mix of lawful and unlawful sources. A quantitative methodology is adopted to collect data from selected industry practitioners who are directly involved with Islamic banks, mainly officers of Sharīʿah departments, members of Sharīʿah committees and other stakeholders of Islamic banks. Based on a simple descriptive analysis, it is found that majority of the respondents opine that when the sources of funds are deemed unlawful, the bank cannot accept such deposits, investments or give financing to a customer if he or she is known to possess unlawful sources of funds. With respect to the mixed sources of funds or activities, that is, lawful and unlawful, the bank should not be prevented from receiving the funds either for safe-keeping, investment or payment of financing. The study also finds that banks have the right to investigate the sources of funds of the customers whether they are derived from Sharīʿah compliant, non-Sharīʿah compliant or mixed sources as part of the general due diligence implemented by such banks.

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Emerging Issues in Islamic Finance Law and Practice in Malaysia
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-546-8

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Article
Publication date: 19 July 2021

Ewald Kuoribo, De-Graft Owusu-Manu, Roland Yomoah, Caleb Debrah, Alex Acheampong and David John Edwards

The construction industry is an enabler of economic growth in developing countries, but its performance is governed by the professional behaviour of construction professionals…

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Purpose

The construction industry is an enabler of economic growth in developing countries, but its performance is governed by the professional behaviour of construction professionals. Unethical behaviour (UB) breaches codes of practice and undermines economic performance hence, ubiquitous academic attention has been given to understanding this phenomenon. This paper aims to contribute to the ensuing discourse by reporting upon the most critical ethical behaviours (EBs and UBs) of professionals in the Ghanaian construction industry (GCI).

Design/methodology/approach

The study compounded identified factors into a closed-ended questionnaire in a quantitative research strategy. Data analysis was conducted using the relative importance index and one sample t-test. To measure the reliability of the scale, Cronbach’s alpha was used, which indicated that all measured items were reliable for further analysis.

Findings

The study confirmed that professionals within the GCI are aware of the existence of UBs and revealed that the most prevalent ethical conducts exhibited, namely, level of accuracy, accountability, honesty, reliability, fairness and respect for colleagues. Common unethical conducts exhibited included: favouritism, bribery and corruption, professional negligence, falsification, fraud and overbilling.

Research limitations/implications

The study reported on the dominant ethical conduct among built environment professionals. The claims put forward in the analysis are, thus, affected by Ghana’s social, economic and political environments, which could restrict the generalization of the findings.

Practical implications

Incipient findings presented from this research will guide stakeholders to develop and device strategies that will aid alleviate persistent ethical issues within the built environment.

Social implications

The study highlights individuals’ perspectives on ethical issues persistent in the built environment. The findings suggest individuals adhere to ethical practices in a project environment by the evidence presented.

Originality/value

This pioneering study is a novel assessment on EBs and UBs of built environment professionals in the GCI. The study supplementary adds value to the literature on ethical and unethical practices. By identifying these practices, construction firms have a competitive edge in combating UB and promoting EB among built environment professionals in the GCI.

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Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology , vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1726-0531

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Article
Publication date: 24 November 2020

Yiing Jia Loke, Ee Shiang Lim and Abdelhak Senadjki

This paper explores the relationship between health promotion and active aging among seniors in Malaysia. The specific objectives were to (1) identify the contributing factors for…

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Purpose

This paper explores the relationship between health promotion and active aging among seniors in Malaysia. The specific objectives were to (1) identify the contributing factors for seniors undergoing full medical check-up and (2) to explore the association between selected active aging factors and health promotion behavior and beliefs.

Design/methodology/approach

The study used data from 662 seniors from three different states in Peninsular Malaysia. Logistic regression was used to identify significant determinants of full medical check-up, and chi-square statistics were used to explore the association of active aging and selected health promotion behavior and beliefs. Healthy aging was characterized by being employed or traveling outdoors for leisure.

Findings

Household income was found to be a significant barrier to seniors undergoing a full medical check-up. Overall, active seniors were more likely to have positive self-rated health, positive health responsibility and health promotion beliefs but were less likely to undergo a full medical check-up.

Practical implications

Given that cost of a medical check-up could be a barrier for seniors, authorities could consider subsidizing medical check-ups to promote early detection of disease. There is also a need for continuous effort to educate seniors on health risk factors and the importance of taking fuller responsibility for their own health.

Originality/value

This study examined the relationship between active aging and health promotion together, as both components are essential in enhancing the mental and physical well-being of seniors.

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Journal of Health Research, vol. 35 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0857-4421

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Article
Publication date: 16 April 2019

Syahrul Nizam Kamaruzzaman and Ainur Mardiha Azmal

This paper aims to identify the indoor environmental quality in an affordable housing, as well as the health condition of users. Furthermore, it aims to find the relationship…

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Purpose

This paper aims to identify the indoor environmental quality in an affordable housing, as well as the health condition of users. Furthermore, it aims to find the relationship between quality of the indoor environment (IEQ) and sick building syndrome (SBS) and the satisfaction level of the occupants towards the IEQ factor, as well as the importance of the factors in the occupants’ view. Additionally, the purpose of this pilot study is to validate the questionnaire and identify the possible outcome of this research for the main study.

Design/methodology/approach

There are a few methods to achieve the objective of this paper: first is by literature review and second is by a survey. There are two types of survey made: observation survey and questionnaire survey. The purpose of observation survey is to survey the surrounding and the condition of the apartments, while questionnaire survey was distributed to the respondents in the affordable housing area. Next, is analysis and discussion of the survey, and finally, summary.

Findings

Aside from achieving the validity of the questionnaire survey, the results of the survey have found that the respondents are dissatisfied with the noise and glare level, as well as the amount of artificial lighting in their unit. Additionally, they have rated health, ventilation and amount of air movement as the most important IEQ factors. More importantly, the occupants have experienced the symptoms of SBS and the health condition of the building occupants. The results show that the most frequent symptoms affected the respondents are fatigue, dizziness and a headache.

Originality/value

This paper has indicated the IEQ in the affordable housing and identifies the health risk of occupants, specifically in Malaysia.

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Journal of Facilities Management , vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-5967

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