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The Mainland Chinese Managerial Behaviors and Assumptions since the Economic Reform: The Literature Review and Research Proposition  [PDF]
Jose Wong, Siew-Huat Kong
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojbm.2014.21005
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China is a country that does not stand still. The nation has been on the move since the launch of her reform and opening-up policy in Chinasome 30 years ago. From the infrastructural projects to the look of her people, there is no doubt that great change is taking place. Many entertain the hope that the change this time is for real: China will come out in this process a different country. Some even venture to propose that “China Model” has appeared as a challenge to “Washington Consensus”. What about the world of Chinese managers? What changes of Chinese managerial styles did we find in these years? This study will attempt to answer these questions as it tries to ascertain the key driver of this managerial style—the managerial assumptions of the Chinese managers. This analysis will attempt to sketch a Chinese managerial style and propose a set of assumptions that could be shaping this style. The different sources of influence that have come to shape the Chinese managerial assumptions since China launched her economic reform in 1978 would be of particular interest in this adventure. Accordingly, several propositions of Chinese managerial assumptions will be suggested for future research.

A PORTRAIT OF CHINESE ENTERPRISE THROUGH THE LENS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
Siew-Huat Kong
Asian Academy of Management Journal , 2003,
Abstract: By adopting a cultural perspective of organizations, and more specifically, using the structural model of culture as a framework, this investigation attempts to discover the underlying structure of reality in mainland Chinese organizations.This study proposes that at the heart of Chinese organizational culture lie three dominant assumptions, namely "the ever hostile environment", "social reality in hierarchical order", and the "self-seeking human being", which relate to the environment, group, and individual respectively. This triad of assumptions not only animates Chinese organizational culture but also constitutes a unifying thread connecting the different components of this culture. The outward manifestations of this mix of organizational assumptions can best be depicted as a clash of two cultural elitist forces – power and role culture. While power culture is characterized by bonds of personal patronage, personal connections, and displays of personal authority and subservience, role culture emphasizes institutional authority, the rule of law, and meritocracy. The former is presently in command of organizational leadership while the latter has emerged principally as a response to the excesses of the former. Interestingly, although the two cultures are supported by two different sets of values, they rest on a common set of organizational assumptions.
Heat Shock Proteins and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Eliza Ting-Li Soo,Yee-Kong Ng,Boon-Huat Bay,George Wai-Cheong Yip
The Scientific World Journal , 2008, DOI: 10.1100/tsw.2008.48
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Locomotion and depth control of robotic fish with modular undulating fins
Locomotion and Depth Control of Robotic Fish with Modular Undulating Fins

Kin Huat Low,
Kin
,Huat,Low

国际自动化与计算杂志 , 2006,
Abstract: This paper presents an environmental-friendly robotic system mimicking the undulating fins of a fish. To mimic the actual flexible fin of real fish, a fin-like mechanism with a series of connecting linkages is modeled and attached to the robotic fish, by virtue of a specially designed strip. Each link is able to turn and slide with respect to the adjacent link. These driving linkages are then used to form a mechanical fin consisting of several fin segments, which are able to produce undulations, similar to those produced by the actual fish fins. Owing to the modular and re-configurable design of the mechanical fin, we are able to construct biomimetic robotic fish with various swimming modes by fin undulations. Some qualitative and workspace observations by experiments of the robotic fish are shown and discussed.
The Transition of Cities Трансформация городов
Gaetan Siew
Project Baikal , 2006,
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Change Point Detection with Robust Control Chart
Ng Kooi Huat,Habshah Midi
Mathematical Problems in Engineering , 2011, DOI: 10.1155/2011/275686
Abstract: Monitoring a process over time using a control chart allows quick detection of unusual states. In phase I, some historical process data, assumed to come from an in-control process, are used to construct the control limits. In Phase II, the process is monitored for an ongoing basis using control limits from Phase I. In Phase II, observations falling outside the control limits or unusual patterns of observations signal that the process has shifted from in-control process settings. Such signals trigger a search for assignable cause and, if the cause is found, corrective action will be implemented to prevent its recurrence. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new methodology appropriate for constructing a robust control chart when a nonnormal or a contaminated data that may arise in phase I state. Through extensive Monte Carlo simulations, we examine the behaviors and performances of the proposed MM robust control chart when there is a process shift in mean.
Study on VCO Phase Noise using Momentum Simulation
Yeap Kim Huat,Widad Ismail
International Journal of Electronics, Computer and Communications Technologies , 2010,
Abstract: EDA tools have been widely utilized in RF circuit designs in aid of predicting RF parametric performance. However, the issue of correlativity of the simulated results to the actual hardware performance remains questionable due to the complexity of signal and noise propagation in RF frequency. This journal exhibits the utilization of ADS Momentum simulation in characterizing the VHF band VCO phase noise performance, which results in close correlation with the actual board measurement. Analysis and discussion on the ADS Momentum simulation results in comparison with conventional simulation results are also further detailed.
Recent progress in the study of representations of integers as sums of squares
Heng Huat Chan,Christian Krattenthaler
Mathematics , 2004,
Abstract: In this article, we collect the recent results concerning the representations of integers as sums of an even number of squares that are inspired by conjectures of Kac and Wakimoto. We start with a sketch of Milne's proof of two of these conjectures. We also show an alternative route to deduce these two conjectures from Milne's determinant formulas for sums of $4s^2$, respectively $4s(s+1)$, triangular numbers. This approach is inspired by Zagier's proof of the Kac--Wakimoto formulas via modular forms. We end the survey with recent conjectures of the first author and Chua.
Moderators of occupational pressure in female health professionals—Individual differences and coping skills  [PDF]
Siew Yim Loh, Kia Fatt Quek
Health (Health) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.510224
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Individual differences and coping skills have influential impacts on stress process by influencing the eventual outcomes of the stressors, contributing to either wellbeing, or illness and negative experiences. The aim of this paper is to explore the individual differences and coping strategies of a cohort of women with health professionals’ occupational pressure. This is a cross-sectional survey, informed by the transactional model of stress and coping framework, and carried out on women health professionals (n = 203) from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. Multiple regressions were conducted to examine the potential moderators of stress. Women Health Professionals reported stress with six out of eight organizational sources of pressure, with relationship being a key stressor. Their individual differences (mean + SD) were characterised by low drive (7.6 + 1.9-8.2 + 2.0), low personal influence (10.8 + 2.0 to 11.7 + 2.3), moderate control (13.4 + 3.4 to 16.3 + 2.4), and high impatience behaviour (19.1 + 3.8 to 20.4 + 3.3). With Coping strategy, the Life-work-balance coping is a significant positive predictor for five out of the nine outcomes of occupational pressure [state of mind (p < 0.001), level of resilience (p = 0.01), level of confidence (p = 0.003), physical symptoms (p = 0.001) and energy level (p < 0.001)]. The findings show relationship as a key stressor, with a less favourable pattern of individual-differences and an over-reliance on lifework balance coping. Female health professionals, stressed at work, have an undesirable profile of individual difference and a coping strategies, suggestive of attempts to balance the demands of their dual work role. The increasing female into the workforce, warrants more research to inform stress management guideline to ameliorate stress amongst those vulnerable workers. Future studies to examine individual differences of these female-dominated professions across health setting are needed to better inform the pressure-at-work issues for the increasing Asian women health professionals.

The Development and Validation of a Figural Scientific Creativity Test for Preschool Pupils  [PDF]
Mui Ken Chin, Nyet Moi Siew
Creative Education (CE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2015.612139
Abstract: Testing creativity in general has been well researched but little has been reported on the devel-opment of instruments to test scientific creativity among preschool pupils. This study described the development and validation of a Figural Scientific Creativity Test (FSCT) for preschool pupils. The FSCT consisted of six items which were constructed based on Scientific Creativity Structure Model and scored using an adapted Torrence Test of Creative Thinking. The items were developed through three dimensions called the product (scientific knowledge, scientific phenomena and scientific problem), the process (imagination and thinking) and the trait (fluency, originality, elaboration, abstractness of title and resistance to premature closure). All the items were developed and validated through analysis of item response data of 30 six-year-old preschool pupils in Kota Kinabalu district. Item analyses were conducted to check on item discrimination, Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient, item-total correlations, agreement between scorers, construct re-lated validity, content validity, face validity, and acceptability to pupils. All items showed discrim-ination coefficient range from 0.22 to 0.40. The Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient was found to be 0.806. The item-total correlations range was within 0.541 to 0.866. The correlations between scorers varied from 0.780 to 0.933. FSCT was found to have a total of six items on one factor as a result of the exploratory factor analysis. The item analysis suggested that FSCT could be a reliable and valid instrument in assessing scientific creativity of six-year-old preschool pupils in preschool classrooms.
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