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Laboratory Quality Management Requirements of Engineering at the Polytechnics Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
Zunuwanas Mohamad,Ruhizan Mohammad Yasin,Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman
Journal of Education and Learning , 2012,
Abstract: Engineering lab is instrumental in the technical fields of study. Continuity of learning theories in the classroom will be applied in the laboratory for understanding and exposure to engineering skills. This paper is a study that outlines the main aspects of quality management in the engineering laboratory (lab) to provide learning and teaching facilities in the labs. The roles and accountability of the lab management ensure appropriate management processes, preparation and execution of engineering laboratory work for students. A finding from the literature study raises important issues relating to laboratory quality management and should be addressed by the laboratory management personnel. Soundness of management of an engineering lab, depends on the relationship between management and network department, laboratory management, teaching staff and students. The key element of quality management is the management of engineering laboratory documentation, safety, environment and management tools.
Designing and Validating a Model for Measuring Innovation Capacity Construct
Mahmood Doroodian,Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman,Yusniza Kamarulzaman,Norhamidi Muhamad
Advances in Decision Sciences , 2014, DOI: 10.1155/2014/576596
Abstract: In today’s rapid changing and highly competitive business environment, innovation is broadly recognized as a powerful competitive weapon. Innovation is a dynamic process that needs continuous, evolving, and mastered management. Thus, companies need to monitor and measure their innovation capacity to manage the innovation process. Yet, there is lack of a psychometrically valid scale for innovation capacity construct in the current innovation literature. The purpose of this paper is to develop a reliable and valid scale of measurement for innovation capacity. To test its unidimensionality, reliability, and several components of validity, we used data collected from 175 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Iran and performed a series of analyses. The reliability measures, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and several components of validity tests strongly support a four-dimensional scale for measuring innovation capacity. The dimensions are knowledge and technology management, idea management, project development, and commercialization capabilities. 1. Introduction Rapid changes in technologies and globalization process altered the former rules of competition and innovation becomes more and more essential for companies to remain competitive [1, 2]. Innovation in the form of new or improved products and processes can be an important source of market and cost advantages for a firm, and it also can increase demand by product differentiation and enhance the firm’s ability to innovate [3]. Innovation is different from generating an idea or a method of doing works. Instead, innovation should be regarded as a sustainable and continuous process [4]. Companies have to commit to permanent and concurrent innovation creation as it is the critical driver in search for competitive advantage [5]. Continuous innovation creation, in fact, becomes reality for a company through an on-going and dynamic process of developing and improving new or existing products, processes, technologies capabilities, and management practices [4]. Based on the dynamic nature of innovation process, assessment of the innovation capacity becomes a key concern to ensure continuous development of these management efforts [2]. The issue of quantifying and assessing innovation process and its practices is an important and complex issue for many companies [6]. An important challenge is to measure the complex processes that affect the organization’s innovation capacity, in order that they can be optimally managed [7]. Measurement of the innovation capacity is critical for both
Designing and Validating a Model for Measuring Sustainability of Overall Innovation Capability of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman,Mahmood Doroodian,Yusniza Kamarulzaman,Norhamidi Muhamad
Sustainability , 2015, DOI: 10.3390/su7010537
Abstract: The business environment is currently characterized by intensified competition at both the national and firm levels. Many studies have shown that innovation positively affect firms in enhancing their competitiveness. Innovation is a dynamic process that requires a continuous, evolving, and mastered management. Evaluating the sustainability of overall innovation capability of a business is a major means of determining how well this firm effectively and efficiently manages its innovation process. A psychometrically valid scale of evaluating the sustainability of overall innovation capability of a firm is still insufficient in the current innovation literature. Thus, this study developed a reliable and valid scale of measuring the sustainability of overall innovation capability construct. The unidimensionality, reliability, and several validity components of the developed scale were tested using the data collected from 175 small and medium-sized enterprises in Iran. A series of systematic statistical analyses were performed. Results of the reliability measures, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and several components of validity tests strongly supported an eight-dimensional (8D) scale of measuring the sustainability of overall innovation capability construct. The dimensions of the scale were strategic management, supportive culture and structure, resource allocation, communication and networking, knowledge and technology management, idea management, project development, and commercialization capabilities.
The Formation of Indicators on Engineering Laboratory Management
Ruhizan M.Yasin,Zunuwanas Mohamad,Mohd Nizam Ab. Rahman,Mohamad Hisyam Mohd Hashim
International Education Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ies.v5n5p212
Abstract: This research is a developmental study of Engineering Laboratory Management indicators. It is formed to assess the level of quality management of the polytechnic level laboratory. The purpose of indicators is to help provide input into the management process of an engineering laboratory. Effectiveness of teaching and learning at technical institution, mostly depending on the teaching and learning strategies by the lecturer during lecture and practical work in the laboratory. The indicators were developed through four round of the Delphi study. Four clusters of indicators have been identified namely documentation management, safety, environment and equipment. Good management of the laboratory is to ensure that facilities and hardware in good condition, safe and reliable, instruments must be accurate, consistent and can be detected, as well as teaching and learning activities carried out with guaranteed quality and accountability. The results should provide input to the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) where it sets out the requirements of Engineering Studies program at the Institute of Higher Education. It is suggested that the emphasis of the quality should also include laboratory management as well as training and project development with industry to get recognition.
Moulding Parameter Optimisation for the Best Sintered Density
Khairur Rijal Jamaludin,Norhamidi Muhamad,Mohd Nizam Ab. Rahman,Sri Yulis M. Amin
Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science , 2009,
Philosophy of Taguchi Approach and Method in Design of Experiment
Jaharah A. Ghani,Haris Jamaluddin,Mohd Nizam Ab. Rahman,Baba Md. Deros
Asian Journal of Scientific Research , 2013,
Abstract: In recent market and global requirements, the desires to provide higher level of quality in products and services for increasing market shares continues competitively among the manufacturers to ensure customer satisfaction will return with consistent orders. The important of product and process optimization has caused manufacturers focus greater attention to design optimization in order to stay competitive in the world market. The understanding on the fundamental of basic experimentation will be a starting point to improve process yield, product performance and productivity of company-wide operation. Thus, a more reliable and effective experimental approach subsequently will be the right choice to study the possible design factors that satisfy customers and process compatibility. This study presents the philosophy and method applied for Taguchi method design of experiment. The concept such as quality should be designed into the product, quality loss function, determining the optimization condition for the product or process, designing product and process that insensitive to the influence of uncontrollable factors or noise, signal-to-noise ratio and orthogonal arrays among the important terms in application of Taguchi method design of experiment.
Undue Influence in the Commercialization of University Research
Wan Mohd Hirwani Wan Hussain,Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman,Wan Kamal Mujani,Zinatul Ashiqin Zainol,Noor Inayah Yaakub
International Business Management , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2011.331.338
Abstract: The subject of the commercialization of University s Research often associated with issues like roles and functions of the office technology transfer, incentives for researchers, licensing procedures, mechanism of commercialization like spin-offs and start-ups. The main purpose of this study is to provide some explanations of the principle of undue influence as gentle legal precautions for researchers in the context of commercialization of university research based on some decided English cases. Questions as to what extent researchers in universities are aware of their vulnerability when giving consent to terms and provisions in the commercial contracts like licensing agreements as well as on students part in circumstances where the assignment of student IP rights are concern or issues of undue influence are rarely exposed and debated in the context of technology transfer in universities.
Legal Marketing Online: Lawyers Facilitate in Commercialization of Malaysian University Research
Wan Mohd Hirwani Wan Hussain,Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman,Wan Kamal Mujani,Noor Inayah Yaakub,Zinatul Ashiqin Zainol
International Business Management , 2012, DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2011.339.344
Abstract: This study analyzes and empirically examines whether the online legal marketing concept can function as an effective strategy in promoting commercialization and technology transfer in the Malaysian scenario. The debate about technology transfer and commercialization has become important in Malaysian universities. Most of the literature only focus on the patenting, licensing, spin off and there is a lack of research on the role of lawyers to facilitate the commercialization process. Traditionally the role of lawyers only focus on legal matters such as applying and protecting Intellectual Property (IP). We feel that their role can be expanded further because they are involved in the commercialization process from the start. Another important element is the nature of their profession which is based on professionalism, integrity and trust, placing them as the most relevant referral point to help universities in the commercialization process. This study looks at how lawyers may market university innovations when they simultaneously market their legal skills online. The study recommends that lawyers who have been appointed as legal advisors for universities may simultaneously act as their online marketing agents.
In Vitro Micropropagation of a Valuable Medicinal Plant, Plectranthus amboinicus  [PDF]
Zuraida Ab Rahman, Erny Sabrina Mohd Noor, Mohd Shukri Mat Ali, Razali Mirad, Ayu Nazreena Othman
American Journal of Plant Sciences (AJPS) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2015.68113
Abstract: The effect of the plant growth regulators benzyl amino purine (BAP), 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) and kinetin (KIN) on in vitro shoot induction and proliferation of Plectranthus amboinicus was examined. Explants obtained from lateral shoots and apical shoots of P. amboinicus were inoculated on Murashige and Skoog (MS) culture medium supplemented with different concentrations of BAP, NAA and KIN. When the effect of each growth regulator was considered singly, the highest rate of shoot induction (80% of explants producing shoots) and highest number of shoots produced (2.4 shoots per explant) were obtained from lateral shoot explants cultured on MS media supplemented with 3.0 mg/L BAP within 6 - 7 weeks. Better results were obtained using MS medium supplemented with 1 mg/L BAP + 5 mg/L NAA. Shoot proliferation rose to 85%, while 5.7 shoots per explants were recorded. Among the different media tested for rooting, MS medium supplemented with 1.0 mg/L IBA was the most effective for root induction. The quality of the roots obtained was better than that obtained using MS media supplemented with NAA or IAA.
Optimizing Extraction of Phenolics and Flavonoids from Solanum ferox Fruit  [PDF]
Zuraida Ab Rahman, Mohd Waznul Adly Mohd Zaidan, Ayu Nazreena Othman, Muhamad Aizuddin Ahmad, Sanimah Simoh, Muhammad Aiman Haiqal Ismail
Natural Science (NS) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/ns.2019.114011
Abstract: Various phenolic and flavonoid compounds that are secondary plant metabolites are known to contribute to physiological wellbeing. Extraction efficiency of such compounds from plant sources is dependent on the extraction solvent type and composition, and its pH. In this study, different extraction variables were examined: heating time (20 to 180 min), temperature (60°C, 75°C and 90°C) and pH (2.5, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0). Hot water was used in the extraction of dry samples. For phenolics, the most efficient extraction was by using water at 60°C for 180 min, whereby 5.95 mg GA equivalent/dry extract was achieved. The most efficient extraction of flavonoids was achieved with water at 60°C for 150 min, whereby 43 μg Quercetin equivalent/dry extract was obtained. Adjusting the solvent to pH 2.5 increased the yield to 45.3 μg Quercetin equivalent/dry extract.
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