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International Journal of Management Studies (IJMS) Vol. 27, No. 1, January 2020

 
 
BRAND LOVE AMONG FEMALE CONSUMERS FOR FASHION CLOTHING
*Amer Rajput
Saba Batool
Faheem Ahmad Khan
Department of Management SciencesCOMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan 
*Corresponding author: amerrajput@gmail.com 
 
 
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the association of brand anthropomorphism with anticipated separation distress through mediation of brand love among female consumers for fashion clothing brands. The conceptual research framework was empirically tested and data were collected through the questionnaire survey of 302 female consumers of fashion clothing brands in Pakistan. The structural equation modelling with partial least squares (SEM-PLS) is used to analyse the conceptual research framework. An explicit description is presented about the positive association of brand anthropomorphism with the anticipated separation distress through the mediation of brand love for ‘fashion clothing among female ’. This study has empirically proven the positive association of brand anthropomorphism with the anticipated separation distress of brand love among female consumers for fashion clothing. Additionally, this study enhances the knowledge of brand love in the context of female consumers and managers of clothing brands. 
 
Keywords: Anticipated separation distress, brand anthropomorphism, brand love, fashion clothing
 

 
CAN THE “TAX THE RICH, SUBSIDISE THE POOR” POLICY IMPROVE FINANCIAL SATISFACTION AMONG MALAYSIANS?
Ying-Yin Koay
Chia-Guan Keh
Siu-Eng Tang
Yan-Teng Tan
*Ling-Meng Chan
Faculty of Business and Finance
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Corresponding author: chanlm@utar.edu.my
 
 
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“Tax the rich, subsidise the poor” is deemed one of the typical finance characteristics of democracy and a solution in reducing income inequality. The Malaysian government has also adopted this strategy in its income redistribution policy. Evidently, this strategy can minimise the income gaps at the country level. However, it is doubtful if it can be effectively done at the individual level. The rich have to pay more while the poor can enjoy the ‘free’ income. Would that lead to financial satisfaction? Hence, the main objective of this study was to investigate the impact of individual perceptions on the government’s democratic act in implementing "tax the rich, subsidise the poor" policy for financial satisfaction among Malaysians. For an empirical analysis, this paper discusses the study conducted which used the sixth wave of the World Value Survey (WVS) data with 1290 respondents and is regressed by the ordered logit and ordered probit modelling. The results indicated that the democratic act of ‘taxing the rich and subsidising the poor’ in reality reduces financial satisfaction among Malaysians. In contrast, these same Malaysians wish for a larger income difference as an incentive for individual efforts. In view of this, the government and policy makers should make revisions to the current progressive taxation system or look for other alternative taxation systems which may be seen as fairer and can improve financial satisfaction among Malaysians at each income level.
Keywords:  Financial satisfaction, Malaysia, tax and subsidy.
 

CORPORATE BRAND IMAGE OF ISLAMIC BANK IN MALAYSIA: ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCE 
*Siti Ngayesah Ab Hamid
Faculty of Economics and Management Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 
*Corresponding author: ctngayesah@gmail.com 
 
Wan Jamaliah Wan Jusoh
Suharni Maulan
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences International Islamic University Malaysia 
 
 
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The role of corporate brand image in influencing the survival of companies has never been underestimated. Because of this, this study intends to examine the antecedents and the consequence of corporate brand image towards customer behaviour. A model proposing firms and non-firms communication as the antecedents and loyalty as the consequence was proposed. One hundred and sixty-eight (168) questionnaires were collected and data was analysed based on the Partial Least Square-Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM). The result of the study revealed that both firm and non-firm communication play a significant role in shaping the corporate brand image of an Islamic bank, especially in Malaysia. Corporate brand image on the other hand was also found to influence customers’ loyalty. These findings have broadened the understanding of the corporate brand image’s antecedents and the consequence also shows the importance of managing the Islamic bank corporate communication. 
 
Keywords: corporate brand image, corporate communication, Islamic bank, loyalty.
 

 
PELANGGARAN DAN PENCABULAN KONTRAK PSIKOLOGI SERTA KESANNYA TERHADAP TINGKAH LAKU DEVIAN DI TEMPAT KERJA 
(Breach and Violation of   Psychological Contract and its Effect on Workplace Deviance)
Ema Nurmaya
Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia 
 
*Rasidah Arshad 
Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pengurusan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
*Corresponding author: rasida@ukm.edu.my

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Tingkah laku devian di tempat kerja didapati memberi kesan negatif bukan sahaja kepada pekerja tetapi juga kepada organisasi secara keseluruhan. Dapatan kajian lepas menunjukkan anteseden atau punca yang mempengaruhi tingkah laku devian di tempat kerja terdiri daripada faktor individu iaitu faktor diri pekerja, dan faktor situasi yang berkaitan dengan organisasi. Kajian ini dijalankan untuk mengkaji hubungan antara pelanggaran dengan pencabulan kontrak psikologi (sebagai faktor peramal) dengan tingkah laku devian di tempat kerja. Secara khususnya, kajian ini menghipotesiskan wujudnya hubungan langsung antara pelanggaran kontrak psikologi dengan tingkah laku devian serta hubungan tidak langsung menerusi pencabulan kontrak psikologi. Kesahan model pengukuran dan hipotesis diuji menggunakan teknik statistik Model Persamaan Berstruktur (SEM) dengan menggunakan data yang dikumpulkan daripada 477 orang jururawat di Indonesia. Selaras dengan kerangka kerja Morrison dan Robinson (1997), dapatan kajian ini menunjukkan wujudnya hubungan tidak langsung yang signifikan antara pelanggaran kontrak psikologi dengan tingkah laku devian menerusi pencabulan kontrak psikologi sebagai pemboleh ubah pengantara. Secara teorinya, kajian ini dapat menyumbang kepada literatur menerusi penggunaan teori kontrak psikologi dalam menerangkan tingkah laku devian di tempat kerja.

Kata kunci: Kontrak psikologi, pelanggaran, pencabulan, tingkah laku devian, teori pertukaran sosial.

Abstract

Workplace deviance behaviour was found to not only harm employees but also the organisation as a whole. Findings from past research have shown that individual and situational or organisational factors act as antecedents of deviant behaviour. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between psychological contract breach, violation and workplace deviance. Specifically, this study hypothesised both direct relationship between psychological contract breach and workplace deviance, and indirect relationship between the two variables via psychological contract violation. To test the validity of the measurement model and to test the hypotheses, Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) statistical technique was employed to analyse the survey data collected from 477 nurses in Indonesia. Consistent with Morrison and Robinson’s (1997) framework, the results showed that psychological contract violation mediates the relation between psychological contract breach and workplace deviance. Theoretically, this study contributes to the existing literature by expanding the utility of psychological contract theory in explaining workplace deviant behaviours.  
 
Keywords: Psychological contract, breach, violation, workplace deviance, social exchange theory.
 

 
KETERANGKUMAN KEWANGAN DAN PERTUMBUHAN FIRMA DI MALAYSIA DAN INDONESIA: ANALISIS REGRESI AMBANG 
(Financial Inclusion and Firm Growth in Malaysia and Indonesia: A Threshold Regression Analysis)
Rosmah Nizam
*Zulkefly Abdul Karim
Tamat Sarmidi
Aisyah Abdul Rahman 
Pusat Kajian Pembangunan Inklusif dan Lestari (SID), Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pengurusan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 
*Corresponding author: zak1972@ukm.edu.my  
 
 
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Kertas ini bertujuan untuk mengkaji kesan keterangkuman kewangan terhadap pertumbuhan firma dalam kalangan firma kecil, sederhana dan besar (275 buah firma) di negara Malaysia dan Indonesia dengan menggunakan teknik penganggaran regresi ambang keratan rentas. Tahap keterangkuman kewangan diukur berdasarkan agihan perkhidmatan kewangan merentasi firma iaitu akses kepada kredit. Keputusan kajian mendapati wujud kesan tidak monotonik dalam hubungan antara keterangkuman kewangan dan pertumbuhan firma, yang mana kesan keterangkuman kewangan terhadap pertumbuhan firma hanya signifikan dan positif di bawah tahap ambang. Implikasi dasar daripada kajian ini mencadangkan pemilik firma dan institusi kewangan perlu mengekang pengagihan akses kepada kredit supaya berada dalam lingkungan nilai optimum atau tahap ambang untuk menjamin pertumbuhan firma. 
 
Kata kunci: Keterangkuman kewangan; pertumbuhan firma; penganggaran tahap ambang.     
 
 
Abstract 
 
This paper aims to investigate the effects of financial inclusion on the firms’ growth from selected small, medium and large firms (275 firms) in Malaysia and Indonesia countries using a cross section threshold estimation technique. The levels of financial inclusion across firms were measured based on the distribution of financial services across the selected firms (access to credit).  This paper reveals that there is a non-monotonic effect in the financial inclusion-firm’s growth nexus in which the impact of financial inclusion on firm growth is significantly positive below a certain threshold point. The main finding suggest that the firms’ owners and banking institutions should restrict the distribution of credit access within the optimum value or threshold level in promoting the growth of the firms. 
 
Keywords: Financial inclusion; firm growth; threshold estimation.

 
PENGARUH NILAI KERJA TERHADAP TINGKAH LAKU KERJA INOVATIF DAN KESEJAHTERAAN PSIKOLOGI: MODAL PSIKOLOGI SEBAGAI PENGANTARA 
(The Influence of Work Values on Innovative Work Behaviour and Psychological Well-Being: The Psychological Capital as a Mediator)
Nur Atiqah Abdullah
Norhafizah Abu Hassan
Noor Hasni Juhdi
Norazila Mat
Fakulti Ekonomi dan Pengurusan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Corresponding author: norazila@ukm.edu.my
 
 
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Tujuan makalah ini adalah untuk menguji pengaruh nilai kerja ke atas tingkah laku kerja inovatif dan kesejahteraan psikologi pekerja. Kajian ini juga menguji peranan modal psikologi sebagai pengantara dalam perhubungan ini. Data kajian (n=227) dikumpulkan daripada  pegawai pengurusan dalam sektor awam di Putrajaya, Malaysia. Analisis Pengesahan Faktor (Confirmatory Factor Analysis, CFA) digunakan untuk menguji kesahan konvergen model pengukuran konstruk. Analisis pemodelan persamaan struktur digunakan untuk menganggarkan kesepadanan model hipotesis dengan data kajian. Keputusan kajian menunjukkan nilai kerja mempengaruhi kedua-dua modal psikologi dan kesejahteraan psikologi secara langsung. Hasil kajian juga menunjukkan nilai kerja mempengaruhi tingkah laku kerja inovatif secara tidak langsung melalui modal psikologi sebagai pengantara. Dapatan kajian ini menyarankan dengan memupuk dan memperbaiki nilai kerja dapat memberi kesan yang positif terhadap modal psikologi pekerja dan seterusnya dapat meningkatkan tingkah laku kerja inovatif dan kesejahteraan psikologi di tempat kerja.
 
Katakunci: Nilai kerja, modal psikologi, tingkah laku inovatif, kesejahteraan psikologi, Malaysia.
 
 
 
Abstract
 
The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of work values on innovative work behaviours and employees’ psychological well-being. This study also examines the mediating role of psychological capital in the relationships. Data were collected (n=227) from the management officers of the public sector in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Confirmatory Factor Analysis was conducted to examine the convergent validity of the construct measures. The structural equation modeling was used to estimate the fit of the hypothesised model to the data. The findings reveal that work values influenced directly both the psychological capital and psychological well-being. The findings also show that work values ​​indirectly influence the innovative work behaviours through the psychological capital as mediator. The study suggests that nurturing and improving work values will have positive impacts on employees’ psychological capitals thus will enhance innovative work behaviours and psychological well-being in the workplace.
 
Keywords: Work values, psychological capital, innovative work behaviour, psychological well-being, Malaysia. 

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