LIST OF PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO THE FIELD OF ENVIRONMENT

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1ISSUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Hamidi Ismail & Tuan Pah Rokiah Syed Hussain, ISBN 978-983-9559-94-1, 363 pgs.
Edited Work (2003)

This book touches some aspects concerning the environment from a variety of angles. Environmental pollution in Malaysia and alternative solutions are seen as the beginning of a more comprehensive discussion. Some of the environmental problems of the country, including pollution are discussed and described briefly. Among them are the destruction of mangrove forest economy and the impact on the environment, and flash flooding that has also been given attention. For complete discussion, several measures of environmental management were also highlighted. Hopefully, the discussion featured in this book to be a useful guide to every individual and society in the furtherance of better quality of life.

 

2ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT IN MALAYSIA:
CONCEPTION AND RESEARCH
Hamidi Ismail, Tuan Pah Rokiah Syed Hussain & Johan Afendi Ibrahim,
ISBN 983-3282-75-X, 225 pgs.
Edited Work (2006)

This book is a collection of articles that discuss about environmental management and tourism sector in Malaysia. Currently tourism is a growing industry. In line with this development, the Government focused specifically on it because the industry can generate economic growth and improve the economic status of the locals. Planning and development of tourism in a destination should be managed prudently in order to survive for long term. It is undeniable that this process sometimes produces positive and negative impacts to the community and the environment. Therefore, steps and methods need to be implemented towards minimizing the initial concept and explanation regarding the theory related to the environment and visitor attractions. The second part details about case study based on the research of tourism and the environment. Finally, the summary and recommendations of the author concerning the issues discussed are enclosed.

 

3THE IMPORTANCE, ROLE AND RECREATIONAL MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Azilah Kasim & Raslinda Mohd Ghazali

ISBN 983-3282-15-6, 191 pgs.
Edited Work (2006)

Recreational activity is an aspect of life that is often considered trivial by the community. However, if studied in fine, then we will find that the recreation actually has a very important role in providing a wide range of values to mankind. This book fathoms the meaning of recreation, the role and recreational values in human life, as well as management issues of a recreational park regardless of whether natural resource-based or man-made. The discussion highlighted many of the management-driven scenario and emphasis on the proposed solutions. As a country that is rich with recreational parks, Malaysia requires experts to manage these areas very well. This book can be an important reference on the principles and concepts of recreational park management objectives to develop a healthy living culture among Malaysians.

 

4ECOTOURISM IN THE IMT-GT REGION: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
Kalsom Kayat, Nurhazani Mohd Shariff & Mohamad Khairi Mohamad@Alwi
ISBN 983-3282-72-5, 247 pages
Edited Work (2006)

As a new concept, ecotourism is surrounded by countless issues and inquiries. The dimensions of issues include the management and policies for ecotourism development, the impacts from ecotourism operation and ecotourism marketing. Several of these issues were addressed by the paper presenters at the IMT-GT International Conference on Ecotourism that was held in December 2003 at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). This book consists of a chosen number of papers presented at the conference that may become a good resource for future discussions and research in the area of ecotourism in the IMT-GT region as well as in the global context.

 

5READINGS ON TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY (VOLUME I)
Azilah Kasim & Shaharuddin Tahir
ISBN 983-3827-16-9, 386 pages
Edited Work (2007)

This book of readings presents a collection of empirical research in various disciplines related to tourism and hospitality. As such, it contains a wealth of knowledge, most of which are new findings and insights within the context of developing countries. Its multidisciplinary nature ensures that readers continue to be engaged. They will also find pleasure in discovering the various facets of the highly fragmented tourism and hospitality industry. This book is particularly useful for young researchers looking to gain knowledge in a particular area of tourism and hospitality research; and become familiar with aspects of research writing such as the techniques of writing up methodologies, reviewing the literature and discussing research findings. In Volume two, readers will have the opportunity to read work from various scholars specializing in Legal and Safety Issues, Planning and Design in Tourism and Strategic Management and Quality.

 

6READINGS ON TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY (VOLUME II)
Azilah Kasim & Shaharuddin Tahir
ISBN 983-3827-15-2, 260 pages
Edited Work (2007)

This book of readings presents a collection of empirical research in various disciplines related to tourism and hospitality. As such, it contains a wealth of knowledge, most of which are new findings and insights within the context of developing countries. Its multidisciplinary nature ensures that readers continue to be engaged. They will also find pleasure in discovering the various facets of the highly fragmented tourism and hospitality industry. This book is particularly useful for young researchers looking to gain knowledge in a particular area of tourism and hospitality research; and become familiar with aspects of research writing such as the techniques of writing up methodologies, reviewing the literature and discussing research findings. In Volume two, readers will have the opportunity to read work from various scholars specializing in Legal and Safety Issues, Planning and Design in Tourism and Strategic Management and Quality.

 

7REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT: CHALLENGES IN THE REALIZATION OF THE NINTH MALAYSIA PLAN
Asan Ali Golam Hassan
ISBN 978-983-3827-47-3, 396 pgs.
Edited Work (2008)

This book is the first ski of a collection of articles that discuss the challenges in realizing the RMK-9 in terms of development, regional planning and the environment. Among the issues discussed was the problem of the current demo-socioeconomic, sustainable development issues related to environmental conservation which also needs the control factor. Also discussed were issues related to public services and quality of life, as well as the regional development imbalances. Other issues dealt with were the rural development covering the evolution of the agricultural sector direction, the economic base of diversity, poverty alleviation, economic strategy of the Malays, idle agricultural land development within the context of institutional approach followed by increasing the development of the City with the states discussed are Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Sabah. On the other hand, issue concerning international territory involves Asean Free Trade Area (AFTA) and patterns of intra trade among the five ASEAN countries. The automotive industry in Asia, besides international economic co-operation is also displayed.

 

8TOURISM MALAYSIA: THE ISSUE OF DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND LOCALISATION
Penyelenggara: Yahaya Ibrahim, Sulong Mohamad & Habibah Ahmad
ISBN 978-963-3827-52-7, 317 pgs.
Edited Work (2010)

The collection of articles in this book discusses the four main themes, namely, development, culture, community and localisation. Large amount of the articles contained in this book is the result of studies done around the 1990s and contemporary. Generally, the issue of tourism in Malaysia is the focus in the discussion that covers a variety of aspects. Among the aspects addressed are the relevance of development, challenges to balance mainstream of global tourism and sustainable development. Overall, this work featuring the expertise of researchers in analysing the vague perspective of tourism development in Malaysia.

 

9TOURISM RESEARCH IN MALAYSIA: WHAT, WHICH WAY AND SO WHAT?
Kadir Din & Jabil Mapjabil
ISBN 978-967-5311-56-7, 365 pages
Edited Work (2010)

This collection offers a sample of contemporary works on tourism and its impact on the Malaysian environment, written by academics from a variety of perspectives. Given the growing body of literature on different aspects of the industry the coverage is by no means representative, let alone exhaustive, of the current discourse. Nonetheless the nineteen chapters cover a range of interests and concerns which have emerged as a consequence of spectacular growth in tourist arrival which currently places Malaysia as one of the most popular destinations in Asia. Recent forecast indicates that the growth trends will continue for at least another decade before the country as a destination approaches maturity. This volume would be a useful reference for students, academic and other researchers who are looking for detailed information to enable them to analyze the impacts and implications of tourism development on the host society.

 

10ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Haliza Abdul Rahman & Rapeah Suppian
ISBN 978-967-5311-78-9, 241 pgs.
Edited Work (2011)

This book brings the reader to see the effects of development on the environment. Although the development is important to the nation's progress, the neglect of certain parties causing community to pay with the affected state of health. This book managed to peel the issue of the importance of environmental care, wellbeing and community health as well as showing the relationship between the environment, public health and management. Most of the issues discussed in this book are the result of studies and surveys undertaken. To facilitate the understanding of the reader, this book is divided into five parts.

 

11PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM (SECOND EDITION)
Johan Afendi Ibrahim & Mohamad Zaki Ahmad
ISBN 978-967-5311-89-5, 207 pgs.
Edited Work (2012)

Tourism is one industry that is thriving in the world including Malaysia. This is supported by global economic growth as well as improved quality of life of the world's population in terms of income rates, health and free time. The impact of this situation is they are able to travel to every place in the world for holidays, recreation and other purposes. Tourism is seen to become the agent of changes to the economic landscape, environment and social of an area. It creates new growth centres, generate employment opportunities and entrepreneurship to local residents as well as using existing source as a tourist attraction. The government is targeting the development of tourism in rural areas as this location has a wealth of natural and cultural heritage. Planning and development of tourism in a destination needs to be well managed so that destinations able to withstand the long periods while contributing to the environment.

 

12NON-AGRICULTURAL INCOME AND POVERTY
Siti Hadijah Che Mat
ISBN 978-967-5311-99-4, 119 pgs.
Original Work (2012)

 

In summary, this book is about the correlation between non-agricultural income, income inequality and poverty experienced by farmers in Kedah. Among the important findings described in this book are about the farmers' engagement factors in non-agricultural activities. Among the identified significant influence on farmers' engagement in non-agricultural activities are age, gender, household size, number of dependents, the amendment, land size and the type of agriculture. In addition, the economy of the area where the farmer lived was among the variables which was overlooked by previous studies, also found significant. In short, the book contains evidences indicating that non-agricultural income is able to contribute to the management of poverty but at the same time, non-agricultural income is also causing increasing income inequality among farmers in rural areas.

 

13TOURISM IN MALAYSIA: SELECTED RESEARCH ISSUES
Jabil Mapjabil & Kadir Din
ISBN 978-967-5311-85-7, 204 pgs.
Edited Work (2012)

This book highlights the various questions and issues related to tourism research scenario in the country. It compiles the article contributed by researchers from various disciplines and thus reflects the diversity of approaches and the study area – not only representing a diverse perspective, but also a combination of disciplines. Group of authors share opinions and their respective research results on the same theme, namely tourism. Some issues in tourism research presented cover the three perspectives, namely (i) history- the use of the old version in the history, tracing the evidence as well as the concept of tourism traces back to the past; (ii) economic- the economic perspective in tourism by researching the impact of seasonal and volatility of foreign touristpresence to Malaysia; and technology- tourism under review through a contemporary perspective with proof and application of technology, namely geographical information system in map space, behaviour, processes and tourist information.

 

14CAMPUS RECREATION AT UNIVERSITI UTARA MALAYSIA
Azilah Kasim & Hisham Dzakiria
ISBN 978-983-2479-33-9, 85 pgs
Original Work (2003)

The responsibility of an educational institution to produce graduates who are well balanced, which in turn have scholarly strength and personality. Campus Recreation means the provision of nature or man-made recreational facilities to generate excess energy for students and calming their mind. This book explains the concept of harmony steeped in recreational and implementation of campus recreation at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), a Higher Educational Institution (HEI), famous for the beauty of the landscape that can be considered "university in the garden", with academic concepts. The book also describes the philosophy, goals and operation of campus recreation and research on the concept and philosophy of recreation.

 

15EXECUTIVES' FRINGE BENEFITS IN LANGKAWI HOTELS
Rozila Ahmad
Pg. 27-42
ISSN 0128-6226
MMJ Vol. 17, 2013

An important element of human resources, compensation is an effective tool to attract and retain skilled employees. Despite its crucial importance the literature concerning executive compensation in the hotel industry is very few especially those focusing on fringe benefits. To fill the gap in the hotel human resources literature, this study assessed the level of fringe benefits provided to executives in the hotel industry. The purpose of this empirical study was to gain information regarding executives' compensation in the industry. Stratified random sampling technique was used to ensure that the findings represented hotels of various star-ratings. A total of 250 questionnaires were distributed to the ratio of 6:3:4 to three-, four- and five-star hotels and 104 were returned. The findings revealed that there is a statistically significant difference in the fringe benefits given between three -, four -and five-star hotels, and the star rating of hotels positively correlates with the level of fringe benefits provided to hotel executives.