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Article
Publication date: 29 January 2020

Jarita Duasa, Suhaimi Mhd Sarif and Nur Arfifah Abdul Sabian

Four main strategies required for firms to be able to achieve their main objectives in organizations under the unified theory of the firm are technological advance…

Abstract

Purpose

Four main strategies required for firms to be able to achieve their main objectives in organizations under the unified theory of the firm are technological advance, intellectual development, spirituality conducts and customer satisfaction concern. This study aims to explore the inclination of firms to adopt all these strategies in, factors that contribute to the adoption of all these strategies and significant relationship between these strategies of firms in the context of Malaysian firms.

Design/methodology/approach

Using primary data from the survey on a sample of firms in the financial sector of Malaysia, the study adopts several methods of analysis such as t-test for dependent sample, t-test for independent sample and correlation. Furthermore, ordinary least squares regressions are estimated to determine factors that have an impact on a particular strategy.

Findings

It is found that the strategies of the unified theory of the firm significantly contributed to the education level of managers. Highly educated managers tend to adopt strategies most of the time. It is also found that scores of customer satisfaction concern are highly related to scores of intellectual development and spirituality conduct. The correlation coefficient is also high between spirituality conduct and intellectual development.

Originality/value

The study analyzes the adoption of important strategies of a unified theory of firm among several firms using first-hand data (primary data) collected from the survey.

Details

Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, vol. 11 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0817

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Article
Publication date: 20 September 2019

Deven Krishnan, Rafikul Islam and Suhaimi Mhd. Sarif

The purpose of this study intends to develop a hierarchical model through prioritisation of the core competencies with respect to competitive advantage, financial and…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study intends to develop a hierarchical model through prioritisation of the core competencies with respect to competitive advantage, financial and strategic performance for an oil and gas company in Malaysia.

Design/methodology/approach

Mixed method approach used in the present research. Initially, interviews were conducted to solicit information about the company’s core competencies, competitive advantage, and financial and strategic performance. The interview findings used for questionnaire development to rank core competencies with respect to competitive advantage, financial and strategic performance. The survey results were analysed using the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), a mathematical model and is synthesised using Super Decisions Software.

Findings

The study developed a hierarchical model and can be set as a benchmark for prioritising core competencies, with respect to competitive advantage, financial and strategic performance for oil and gas companies.

Practical implications

The prioritisation results will help the company considered in the present research and also the similar companies to optimise their resources and energy to focus on the desired and the most influential core competencies.

Social implications

As the oil industry develops competitive advantage, its success will cascade down to stimulate the nation’s growth, support industry and services expansion and eventually develop the nation.

Originality/value

This study is a first of its kind in using AHP to rank core competencies with respect to competitive advantage, financial and strategic performance for an oil and gas company. The results can be used by oil and gas companies to enhance their overall performance.

Book part
Publication date: 26 August 2019

Suhaimi Mhd Sarif, Ainul Jaria Maidin, Jamaludin Ibrahim and Abdul Rahman Ahmad Dahlan

Dynamism of digital economy requires innovation in the mobile payment system to provide for the free flow of information to facilitate electronic transactions. However…

Abstract

Dynamism of digital economy requires innovation in the mobile payment system to provide for the free flow of information to facilitate electronic transactions. However, regulations and standards were introduced at the global and country levels to impose limitations on mobile payment system to protect consumers’ interests. The Malaysian government introduced the Anti-money Laundering, Anti-terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (Act 613) (AMLA) to protect the people from being involved in offences both locally and internationally and an unlawful activity carried out physically or by using virtual mechanisms. It is argued in this study that AMLA has hindered the innovation of the digital economic system that is promoted by the government in line with global developments. The research method adopted is personal interview with selected respondents to gather their views on the challenges posed by the restrictions imposed by AMLA that has had the impact of limiting innovations in the mobile payment system sector.

Details

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

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Book part
Publication date: 26 August 2019

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Details

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

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