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Application of benchmarking method in the construction companies  [PDF]
Markovi? Ljubo,Dutina Velimir,Kova?evi? Miljan
Facta Universitatis Series : Architecture and Civil Engineering , 2011, DOI: 10.2298/fuace1102301m
Abstract: The paper presents a benchmarking method dealing with identification of measurable business performance indicators in order to make comparison with the "Best in Class". Fields of application, some classifications in use and benchmarking process phases are outlined. The paper describes systems used in construction companies in different countries (Chile (CDT), USA (CII), Brazil (SISIN) and United Kingdom (KPI)) which indicate the requirements related to the use of performance measures for benchmarking in the construction industry and identify key factors of effective design and implementation of performance measurement system.
Benchmarking research of steel companies in Europe  [PDF]
M. Anto?ová,A. Csikósová,K. ?ulková,A. Seňová
Metalurgija , 2013,
Abstract: In present time steelworks are at a stage of permanent changes that are marked with still stronger competition pressure. Therefore managers must solve questions of how to decrease production costs, how to overcome competition and how to survive in the world market. Still more attention should be paid to the modern managerial methods of market research and comparison with competition. Benchmarking research is one of the effective tools for such research. The goal of this contribution is to compare chosen steelworks and to indicate new directions for their development with the possibility of increasing the productivity of steel production.
Internationalization Strategies adopted by Malaysian Companies  [PDF]
Sreenivasan Jayashree,Sahal Ali Al-Marwai
Journal of Applied Sciences , 2010,
Abstract: The study has the objective of making a precise determination of strategies for internationalization followed by the most popular and effective strategies for internationalization to be used by Malaysian companies. Then a determination was made about the proper criteria to evaluate the proper internationalization strategy. Finally, an investigation was made about the opinion of marketing executives at Malaysian companies regarding the strategies that they normally use. Primary and secondary research methodologies were used in order to collect information that can be used to satisfy the study objectives. It is believed here that the outcome of this study ensures that Malaysian companies select the correct strategy in the process of internationalization so that they reap the rewards of the entire process.
Implementation of ERP Governance in Malaysian Manufacturing Companies
Mahlindayu Tarmidi @ Tokhid
Terengganu International Management and Business Journal , 2011,
Abstract: The increasing demand for real time information and operational efficiencies require deployment of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to consolidate the information from business operations. Gradually, many organizations begin to allocate significant investment into ERP system to maintain its competitiveness. The substantial investment to implement ERP system highlights the importance of ITG as a method to ensure that the amount spent is worthwhile. The purpose of this study is to examine the extent of ERP governance in Malaysian manufacturing companies. Out of 500 companies that were contacted, only 179 companies agreed to response to the questionnaire surveys and further used in the analysis. The finding shows positive governance in ERP management and utilization regardless of the organizations type and the number of years of the system. This study has provided valuable results in regards of the governance of IT infrastructure in Malaysia ERP environment.
Sanhueza H,Raúl; Díaz R,Horacio; Harnisch V,Ildefonso;
Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería , 2008, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-33052008000200007
Abstract: the data envelopment analysis and the p-median methodology are formulated as tools to determine efficient references for regulatory benchmarking of electrical distribution companies. distribution typical areas are determined for the purpose of establishing distribution tariffs in a process whose regulatory core is based on the efficient company concept. its application within the framework of the last chilean regulatory process is illustrated.
Effectiveness of Corporate Intranet in Selected Malaysian Companies  [cached]
Mohamad Noorman Masrek,Kamaruzaman Jusoff,Nor Shariza Abdul Karim,Ramlah Hussein
Computer and Information Science , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/cis.v2n3p40
Abstract: This study was undertaken with the purpose of measuring intranet effectiveness in selected Malaysian companies. Defining effectiveness as composite constructs of intranet characteristics, intranet usage and individual performance, the study employed a cross-sectional survey method. A total of 359 users participated in the study. The intranet characteristics namely, task fit, information quality and systems quality are found to be significantly related to intranet usage. Likewise the three intranet variables, namely, usage mode, usage for decision support and usage for knowledge sharing are also found to be significantly related to individual performance measured in terms of task innovation, task productivity and personal sense of accomplishment. Hence, the study had indeed confirmed that intranets users in Malaysian companies have perceived their intranet to be effective
Comparison of CSR Activities between Global Construction Companies and Malaysian Construction Companies  [PDF]
Byung Gyoo Kang, Hussam Uddin Ahmad, Boon Hoe Goh, Myung Kyu Song
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.37016

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming a new requirement for a successful business in the 21st century. This trend continues to be strengthened throughout the industry and the construction industry cannot be exceptional. Extensive literature reviews on CSR in the construction industry have been conducted to find out the current status. Ten leading construction companies in the global construction market have been selected and their CSR reports have been analysed in five broad areas—“Leadership, visions and values”, “Workforce activities”, “Stakeholder engagement”, “Community activities”, and “Environmental activities”. Five-Malaysian construction companies have been selected, each representing a different range of turnovers to reflect the industry wide perspective. Comparisons have been made between global companies and Malaysian companies, resulting in large gaps between these two groups. Qualitative interviews have been conducted with the executives of the Malaysian companies to identify the causes of the gaps. The interview questions included CSR reporting, funding, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), challenges of CSR implementation, roles of government, CSR initiatives, future CSR activities, etc. CSR commitments of global construction companies have been identified and the current status of CSR of Malaysian companies has been grasped. The comparison shows that Malaysian companies lag behind global companies in almost all aspects of CSR. The obstacles have been found out to be studied in future—financial constraints, management attitudes, roles of government, and the trend of CSR in the industry.

Corporate Management Structure of Large Malaysian Construction Companies  [cached]
Journal of Management Research , 2008, DOI: 10.5296/jmr.v1i1.6
Abstract: Corporate management structure is crucial for the understanding of corporate governance. Companies will have their own structure of corporate management. The environment and their planning and control mode will have an impact on way they do things daily, monthly and yearly. Learning the structure that suited most for different types of organisation would then be important and fruitful for any part that are related or affected by it. The aim of this study is to explore the parent company of large construction companies managing their local subsidiaries in Malaysia. This study is based on survey of the Malaysian contractors and aims to identify the corporate management structure in the Malaysian construction industry. The study found that construction firm need to develop a long-term vision of its strategic intent and need to upgrade productivity and have new technology. Parent companies need to maintain quality products to clients to projecting sound track record. Construction companies need o provide quality services to meet their client’s in formulation and implementing corporate strategies and business plan. They need to explore new construction technology to have competitive the edge in the market and they have to expand for regional expansion for higher business growth and synergies diversification to broaden revenue source, marketing plan and expand overseas markets.
Internet Activities among Malaysian Insurance Companies
Ainin Sulaiman,Noor Ismawati Jaafar,Tee Chee Kiat
Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce , 2005,
Abstract: Many studies have been conducted to study Internet usage. Most of them focused on SMI/SME, individuals, services organisations including the financial sector. Previous studies on Internet usage in the financial sector in Malaysia were more focused towards the banking institutions. Not much information is available with regards to the Internet usage among insurance companies. Recognizing the potential of the Internet to insurance companies, the Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara of Malaysia) has established guidelines that allow insurers to offer their services online. This study describes the extent of Internet usage among Malaysian insurers. Some insurers have already begun to use the Internet to conduct their daily business transactions, some are in the midst of planning to use and some do not have plan to use at all. Many of them stated that security, customer readiness and cost of initial investment were important considerations when deciding to adopt Internet technologies.
Market Orientation Critical Success Factors of Malaysian Manufacturers and Its Impact on Financial Performance
Sany Mokhtar
International Journal of Marketing Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijms.v1n1p77
Abstract: The study examines critical success factors of market orientation in the context of Malaysian firms. Besides, the study also investigates the relationship between market orientation and financial performance. Malaysian manufacturing firms represent the sample of the study. Data was collected using mail questionnaire survey approach. One hundred and fifty eight Malaysian manufacturing organizations participated in this study. Results of this study indicated that there were five critical success factors of market orientation practices in the context of Malaysian manufacturing firms: market focus, market action, market planning, market feedback and market coordination. The results also revealed that market action and market planning were positively related to financial performance. Results of individual relationship between market orientation dimensions and performance of Malaysian manufacturing in this study supported previous studies carried out in other developing countries as not all market orientation variables have a direct effect on organisational performance. The outcome of this study provides vital information from a developing country perspective on the impact of market orientation practices on manufacturing organisations’ performance.
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