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OCTOBER 1st Volume 2012 ISSN :2305-4557

Title

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PROCESS AT MALAYSIAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES: A REVIEW

Author Che Rusuli, M S. ,Tasmin, R., Takala, J., Norazlin, H.
Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 0001-0016    Vol 01. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

The history of KM is evolving. However, it has a long root in library practice in the sense of managing knowledge. The initial appeal of the emerging field was in business. Recently, Knowledge Management (KM) has often been claimed to be an essential ingredient in building competitive within libraries. Yet, KM adoption is relatively slow in evolving especially in the context of Malaysian university libraries. Whereby library management need to have initiatives to take steps and move forward for encouraging their staffs in acknowledging KM. This paper presents a conceptual model/framework that will be developed in the perspective of the Knowledge Management Practice (KMP) at the university libraries environment. This Knowledge Management Practice (KMP) model/framework relies on knowledge processes that exist in a Library and Information Sciences (LIS) environment. The conceptual model/framework emphasizes on the knowledge gaps found, namely as Knowledge Record (KRe) and Knowledge Preserving (KPr) in the current KM Practice framework. Nevertheless, it is hoped that these novel two processes of knowledge gaps could provide a direction for future research and contribute to enrich the literature in KM areas.

Keyword Knowledge Management Practice, Malaysia, Knowledge Record, Knowledge Preserving, University libraries, Library and Information Sciences (LIS).
 

Title

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION PROBLEMS WITHIN MALAYSIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS   

Author

Mohd Nurfadzli Mat Nah, Shardy Abdullah, Arman Abdul Razak and Mohd Hanizun Hanafi

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 0017-0028   Vol 01. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

In the efforts to effectively establish and sustain the property management practice in Malaysia, especially within public schools, the need to study current problems in implementing property management in these educational facilities is definitely pertinent. By identifying these implementation problems, a better series of solutions may be devised in the attempt to mitigate or prevent these problems from reoccurring in public school property management practices. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to identify implementation problems in managing property management within public schools in Malaysia. Towards this aim, this research was undertaken via a survey using distributed questionnaires. The respondents involved in this study were those representing public schools (selected based on a random sampling method) around the state of Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) using principal component analysis, Cronbach’s alpha as well as mean analysis were carried out on the gathered data to identify the implementation problems of managing property in public schools. The results indicate that most of the respondents agreed that all 19 implementation problem statements under 3 main problem groups as addressed in the survey form are significant in order to efficiently and effectively improve property management, especially for the public schools in Malaysia. These identified main problems are knowledge and understanding, attitude as well as manpower.

 

Keyword Property asset management, problems, public schools, Malaysia
 

 

Title

THE PROCESS OF ADAPTATION TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS: THE EXAMPLE OF TURKISH ACADEMICIANS AND PRACTITIONERS

Author

Dr. Haluk Duman

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 0029-0043    Vol 01. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

IFRS have been established in an attempt to produce healthy and reliable information for comparison, analysis and assessment needed by society.  Adaptation to IFRS makes it possible to compare financial information produced anywhere in the world, to remove consolidation problem and to minimize the inconsistency between countries’ judicial, fiscal and economic systems (Köroğlu ve Doğan, 2012: -1).
This study aims to define the attitudes of academicians and CPAs during the process of transmission to Turkish Accounting Standards published in pursuant of international financial reporting standards 

 

Keyword

International Financial Reporting Standards, Convergence, Academician, CPA

 

 

Title

AN OVERWIEV OF RELATIONS BETWEEN CULTURE AND COLON CANCER

Author

Asli Çekre Besimoglu

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 0044-0050    Vol 01. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

Clinical studies that are including cultural components can make oncology department works affect in positive ways and provide a better understanding of patients. In this essay, try to explain the culture and cancer relationship and by this way we can deal with this kind of bad disease more easily. While researching this concept realize that there are not so much concepts including the relationships of culture and colon cancer.

Firstly I will give little definitions of colon cancer then explain the cultural things that effect colon cancer. What will the oncology department can do to degrease the morality, life quality of patients. The patients feel that they will never be the same; they cannot do the thing that they do before.  Anthropologic and cross-cultural researches can help the health workers to determine the problems that are waiting for solutions. 

Keyword Anthropology, cancer, culture, healthcare systems
 

 

Title

THE INFLUENCES OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP IN HOMESTAY PROGRAMME

Author

Yusof Yusnita, Aziz Amin, Shaladdin Muda

Source International Journal of Social Sciences  pp 0051-0057    Vol 01. No. 1 -- 2012
Abstract

Tourism industry is one of the main sectors which are contributed to the national income. Homestay programme is a rural tourism programme that increasingly grows in our country. Total tourist arrivals increasing by 21.6% in 2010 compared to 2009 show the need for homestay programme services increase every year. Thus, the commitment of each individual or member of the community is essential to ensure the success of activities. One of the main factors contributing to the increasing of the commitment is through leadership. This study aims to examine the influences of transformational leadership towards organizational commitment among homestay operators in Malaysia. Four dimensions of transformational leadership has been used such as individual influences, motivation inspiration, intellectual stimulation and individual consideration. The Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire (MLQ) developed by Bass & Avolio in Abdullah (2010) was adapted to measure transformational leadership and the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire (OCQ) developed by Mowday et al. (1979) and modified by Sharifah Noraida (2009) was used to measure organizational commitment. This study involved 304 respondents from the homestay programme in Malaysia. Result from correlation analysis showed that all the dimensions of transformational leadership has significant relationship with organizational commitment.  

 

Keyword Transformational Leadership, Organizational Commitment, Homestay Programme