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Lee V.-H.,University Tunku Abdul Rahman | Ooi K.-B.,Linton University College | Chong A.Y.-L.,The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China | Seow C.,University of Chester
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2014

This study sets out to empirically test the research framework and identify the relationship between green supply chain management (GSCM) practices and technological innovation (TI) in manufacturing firms. It is one of the first studies that experimentally validate the relationship between GSCM practices and TI from the perspective of a developing nation. In this study, 133 usable sets of data were collected from manufacturing firms in Malaysia. Results obtained from the partial least square-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) approach supported the significant positive relationship between three GSCM practices (i.e. internal environmental management, eco-design and investment recovery) and TI, but the study found that green purchasing and cooperation with customers do not have a significant positive correlation with TI. The importance of GSCM practices has been proven to enhance firms' TI, in addition to improving the environment, bringing about a positive impact on the manufacturing establishment. Therefore, this study has relevance to all manufactures seeking to enhance their TI through the effective use of GSCM practices. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Tan G.W.-H.,University Tunku Abdul Rahman | Ooi K.-B.,Linton University College | Chong S.-C.,Finance Accreditation Agency | Hew T.-S.,University of Malaya
Telematics and Informatics | Year: 2014

With the advancement of mobile devices and the emergence of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, payment today is a mere wave-of-the-phone. However, the adoption of mobile credit card (MCC) is still not widespread despite its potential as documented. Premised on this, the study extends the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) with four additional constructs. The moderating effect of gender was also examined. Data collected from 156 respondents were analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and multi group analysis. Cohen's f-square statistic for effect size is 0.815. The results revealed that only finance-related risks and the moderating effect of gender are the non-significant factors in this study. The research provides useful theoretical and managerial implications for mobile phone manufacturers, merchants, bank decision makers, software developers, governments and private practitioners when devising their marketing campaigns and business strategies. The study also extends the applicability of TAM in the area of MCC from the perspective of an emerging market. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Lee V.-H.,University Tunku Abdul Rahman | Ooi K.-B.,Linton University College | Chong A.Y.-L.,The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China | Lin B.,Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Production Planning and Control | Year: 2015

A clear research need has been identified to confirm the structural relationships between greening the supplier, enhanced environmental performance and improved competitive advantage, to provide an impetus for firms to green their suppliers. A mail survey was conducted and empirical data of 119 ISO 14001 manufacturing firms in Malaysia was gathered for this study. Structural equation modelling technique was applied in this research article. Results from the analysis, reveal the existence of a positive and significant linkage between green suppliers with both environmental performance and competitive advantage. At the same time, environmental performance has also been shown to positively and significantly affect competitive advantage; while environmental performance plays a partial mediating role between greening the supplier and competitiveness. Such significant finding is especially essential for the manufacturing sector registered with ISO 14001 who intend to enhance their environmental performance and carve a niche competitive edge in the business arena. © 2013 Taylor & Francis. Source

Leong L.-Y.,University Tunku Abdul Rahman | Ooi K.-B.,Linton University College | Chong A.Y.-L.,The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China | Lin B.,Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2013

This research aims to empirically examine the stimulators that influence consumers' behavioral intention to use (IU) mobile entertainment (ME) in Malaysia. The proposed stimulators are perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PEOU), social influence (SI), perceived self-efficacy (PSE) and perceived enjoyment (PE). PU and PEOU were derived from TAM, SI was taken from the TRA, TPB and DOI model, PE was obtained from the extended-TAM model and PSE was taken from Bandura's theory. This is among the first study that uses a model consisting of integrated constructs from TAM, extended-TAM, TRA, TPB, DOI and Bandura's theory in predicting acceptance of ME. Empirical data were analyzed by employing Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis. Gender moderating effect was examined via multiple group analysis (MGA). The findings revealed that PU, PEOU, SI and PE are positively associated with consumer IU of ME. Surprisingly, there were no significant moderating effects of gender. The control variables (i.e. age, marital status, education level, number of mobile phone and experience) were found to have no confounding effects on the ME adoption. The findings have contributed theoretical and managerial implications to ME providers, mobile phone manufacturers, the music, movie and gaming industry players. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

Leong L.-Y.,University Tunku Abdul Rahman | Hew T.-S.,University of Malaya | Tan G.W.-H.,University Tunku Abdul Rahman | Ooi K.-B.,Linton University College
Expert Systems with Applications | Year: 2013

The main aim of this study is to determine the factors influencing the adoption of Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled mobile credit card, an innovation in contactless payment for the future generation. Constructs from psychological science, trust-based and behavioral control theories were incorporated into the parsimonious TAM. Using empirical data and Structural Equation Modeling-Artificial Neural Networks approach together with multi group analysis, the effects of social influence, personal innovativeness in information technology, trust, perceived financial cost, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use were examined. The significance of indirect effects was examined using the bias-corrected percentile with two-tailed significance through bootstrapping. Gender, age, experience and usage were introduced as the moderator variables with industry being the control variable in the research model. The scarcity in studies regarding the moderating effects of these variables warranted the needs to further investigate their impacts. The mediating effect of perceived usefulness was examined using the Baron-Kenny's technique. The findings of this study have provided invaluable theoretical, methodological and managerial implications and will contribute to the decision making process by CEOs, managers, manufacturers and policy makers from the mobile manufacturing industry, businesses and financial institutions, mobile commerce, mobile telecommunication providers, mobile marketers, private or government practitioners and etc.© 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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