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Malaysia Airline System Berhad SWOT Analysis

A company profile of Malaysia Airline System Bhd, provider of airline and air cargo services, is presented. An overview of the company is given, along with key facts including contact information, and revenues. A SWOT analysis is provided which includes strengths, weaknesses, opportunities for improvement and threats.

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Globalization effects on industrial location

The object of this research is to analyze the evolution of the maquiladora industry in Mexico and the multinational corporations in Malaysia. It is believed that there might be a similar behavior of these industries in both countries, because they have been characterized by a high growth of the industrial activity related to the exports. A shift – share analysis is undertaken for the Mexican case. Shift – share is a widely used technique for regional analysis. It easily allows seeing the performance of a region compared to the national average.  Publication/Conference: 4th International Malaysian Studies Conference; 3-5 August 2004, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. Authors: Tonatiuh Nájera & Angélica Santana. 

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Wood-based Industry deserves more attention

The wood-based industry (WBI) has long been an important segment of Malaysia’s dynamic manufacturing sector, the main driver of economic growth for the country. The industry has also played a significant role as an export earner. The industry has undergone major changes over the years, with downstream activities becoming increasingly important. Malaysia is no longer an exporter of unprocessed wood. Malaysia has emerged as a major exporter of wood furniture, panel boards (plywood, fibreboard, chipboard) and flooring. Author: Mohamed Ariff.  Publication: MIERScan, 28 November 2005.

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Penang’s Manufacturing Competitiveness

A comparison of the GDP growth rates between Penang and its competitors indicates that Penang shares the same growth trend as that of Singapore. Economic growth in both locations peaked in 1994. As in the case of Singapore, Penang’s growth tapered off and dipped further in 1998, when it experienced a contraction of 8.5% in 1998.  However, Singapore does not pose as a major competitor to manufacturing investments as compared to the newly emerging locations like Philippines and China. Although the Philippines’ economy has not been expanding as vigorously as Penang’s, it has been growing progressively from 0.3% in 1992 to 5.7% in 1996, before dipping to –0.5% in 1998. The other major economy that Penang should be looking out for is China although its economic growth has declined from 14.2% in 1992 to 7.1% in 1999, and is expected to drop further to 6.5% in 2000. The two emerging economies have strong competitive advantages in cheap but skilled labour force.  Publication: Socio-Economic & Environmental Research Institute (SERI), 2000.  Author: Ong, Anna Cheng Imm. 

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A comparative study on the use of third party logistics services by Singaporean and Malaysian

Analysis shows that there are similarities on the use of contract logistics services in Singapore and Malaysia. These include the proportion of firms utilising contract logistics, the extent of involvement of functional managers, budget allocation and activities outsourced. Notable differences between the two countries include the decision-making process, and the benefits to the firms from the use of contract logistics. Authors: Sohail, M. Sadiq; Bhatnagar, Rohit; Sohal, Amrik S. Source: nternational Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management; Volume: 36 Issue: 9; 2006. 

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