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Elements of Relational Contract in the Delivery of Public Infrastructure in Malaysia
Syuhaida Ismail,Aminah Md Yusof,Wai Soon Han
IBIMA Business Review , 2012,
Abstract: The involvement of private concessionaire in the delivery of public infrastructure worldwide is apparent in reducing the budgetary burden on the government’s part specifically due to the major downturn in the global economy. Their involvement varies from concessionaire, privatization to partnerships. Looking at the most current type of project delivery approach procured around the globe, which is known as Public Private Partnerships (PPP), although the opportunities are widely opened for the private concessionaires to partake in the delivery of public infrastructure projects with numerous incentives by the government, their responses are still minimal. Their reluctance is observed due to the current scenario in the PPP implementation involving the development of monopolies by certain groups of private concessionaires in Malaysia, which consequently reduces the healthy competition among concessionaires. Therefore, this paper is materialized with the aim of determining the elements of relational contract, which can improve the current delivery of public infrastructure project and subsequently eradicate the private concessionaire’s lack of enthusiasm. Questionnaire surveys on 22 respondents of construction industry players are undertaken to determine the elements of relational contract suitable to be adopted in public infrastructure delivery in Malaysia in encouraging the involvement of private concessionaires. The results show that relational contract elements of clearly defined scope, integrated project team, mutual alignment of goals and open honest communication should be included in the relational contract elements frameworks due to its potential in overcoming the current recession of private concessionaire’s initiatives and ultimately improving the public infrastructure delivery in Malaysia.
Reviewing the Notions of Construction Project Success
Wai Soon Han,Aminah Md Yusof,Syuhaida Ismail,Ng Choon Aun
International Journal of Business and Management , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v7n1p90
Abstract: Defining project success is an elusive topic. The lack of an agreed definition for project success has long been the reason for failing to define and evaluate success. In fact, the matter of whether or not it is necessary to define success remains a huge doubt. The topic may become more complicated in the context of construction industry. The reasons are high inherent risk, one-of-a-kind end product and vulnerable to various uncertainties. As the construction project success expands rapidly, the need for identification of new research area increases simultaneously. This paper, therefore, provides a review of the project success notions and proposes a conceptual framework that identifies the relationship between success factors and criteria as a new research area in construction project success. This paper will help researcher to identify the most devoted notions of construction success and attract more researches to enhance the construction project success.
A Conceptual Review of Social Infrastructure Projects
Wai Soon Han,Aminah Md Yusof,Tey Kim Hai,Syuhaida Ismail
Communications of the IBIMA , 2012,
Abstract: Social infrastructure projects (SIP), as the name implies, is defined as those buildings, structures and facilities specifically constructed to serve the community at large. The most apparent form of the social infrastructure projects are hospitals, schools and community facilities. Consequently, the nature of the infrastructure attracts less attention. In a sense, social infrastructure projects are one of the main criteria to enhance the economic productivity. This paper aims to contribute to this overlooked but important research line. There are two objectives of this paper. Semantically, this paper comprehensively reviews the social infrastructure literature from various aspects and applications. Then, it reviews nine journal papers and one conference paper in terms of ontology, epistemology and methodology. The preliminary finding reveals that ontological subjectivism, epistemological interpretivism, and qualitative analysis have dominated the social infrastructure domain. Last sections of this paper discuss the limitations and future research directions. The outcome can be used to improve general understanding of the social infrastructure projects.
Why & How We Apply PBL to Science-Gifted Education?  [PDF]
Ki-Soon Han
Creative Education (CE) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2017.86066
Abstract: This study is based upon the reflections of two teachers and fifteen students as they experience problem-based learning (PBL) for the first time. A PBL exercise was integrated into a curriculum-based Earth Science field to meet specific learning requirements of gifted students. If you give affirmative answers to all these questions, it will not be the distinctive program for the gifted children (Passow, 1982). PBL is an educational approach where a purposefully illstructured real-world problem initiates learning and the teacher serves as a coach instead of an information repository. Problem-based learning is currently used in the various disciplines. However, the field of gifted education does not yet implement this type of teaching and learning approach very often. In the present study the PBL implementation created a new learning environment for both students and teachers, and PBL was evaluated as an educative strategy. The application of the instructional approach could have been improved through more spontaneous student support. Interview analyses indicate that students favor learning via PBL, but some students suggest that embedding teacher-directed lessons within a PBL unit would benefit the students more than an exclusively PBL-based curriculum. So the overall contribution of this study is to show theoretical justification and the implementation of problem-based learning in developing optimal learning experience for gifted students in the domain of science, since this type of teaching and learning approach is considered most compatible with the characteristics of the gifted students.
Stylistic Preference of Scientifically Gifted Students  [PDF]
Ki-Soon Han
Creative Education (CE) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2017.812135
Abstract: This study aims to show how scientifically gifted students think in terms of?Thinking Style Inventory?based on Sternberg’s theory of mental self-government. Two hundred and fifty-six middle school students who enrolled in a gifted education program participated in this study. Results indicated that scientifically gifted students prefer legislative, liberal, judicial thinking styles, in comparison to general students, known to be related to creative and critical thinking rather than executive and conventional styles. Implications for gifted education based on the findings are discussed.
Effects of Karate Training on Basic Motor Abilities of Primary School Children  [PDF]
Ada Wai Wing Ma, Lily Han Qu
Advances in Physical Education (APE) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ape.2017.72012
Abstract: This study determined the relation between karate training and five specific motor abilities of primary school children with no previous karate experience. The motor abilities were tested before, at the end of, and one month after the intervention phase, during which subjects practiced karate dance or 5 minutes daily. Preliminary results showed that karate training improved children’s performance in the long jump and 4 × 5 m shuttle run, but that the improvements waned one month after the intervention. Bivariate correlations showed that most of the motor ability tests correlated with each other, which was confirmed in linear regression models with medicine ball throwing as the outcome and body weight, 4 × 5 m shuttle run, and long jump as significant predictors. Factor analysis extracted a single latent factor from all five motor ability tests. In conclusion, karate training contributes to motor ability improvements among primary school karate beginners.
Coding Bounds for Multiple Phased-Burst Correction and Single Burst Correction Codes
Wai Han Fong
Mathematics , 2011,
Abstract: In this paper, two upper bounds on the achievable code rate of linear block codes for multiple phased-burst correction (MPBC) are presented. One bound is constrained to a maximum correctable cyclic burst length within every subblock, or equivalently a constraint on the minimum error free length or gap within every phased-burst. This bound, when reduced to the special case of a bound for single burst correction (SBC), is shown to be the Abramson bound when the cyclic burst length is less than half the block length. The second MPBC bound is developed without the minimum error free gap constraint and is used as a comparison to the first bound.
(E)-4-{[(Pyridin-4-ylmethylidene)amino]methyl}benzoic acid
Sun Hwa Han,Soon W. Lee
Acta Crystallographica Section E , 2012, DOI: 10.1107/s1600536811056212
Abstract: The title molecule, C14H12N2O2, exhibits a V-shaped conformation with a dihedral angle of 59.69 (3)° between the benzene and pyridine rings. In the crystal, O—H...N hydrogen bonds link the molecules into zigzag chains along [010].
Study on Long-Term Generation Expansion Planning upon the LNG Price Fluctuations  [PDF]
Min-Chul Kim, Soon-Hyun Hwang, Seok-Man Han, Balho. H. Kim
Energy and Power Engineering (EPE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B197
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About 37% of South Koreas greenhouse gas emission is from electricity generation. Most of the countrys electric power is fundamentally generated by nuclear, thermal and LNG facilities. And LNG, of them, is characterized to require high cost for power generation but CO2 coefficient is lower than thermal generation. Amid the ongoing global efforts to tackle global warming, shale gas introduction and changing global environment, LNG prices are expected to fluctuate. Against this backdrop, this paper seeks to perform scenario tests on LNG fuel cost fluctuation and examine its long-term effects on generation expansion planning.

Expression of Genes Affecting Skin Coloration and Sugar Accumulation in Apple Fruits at Ripening Stages in High Temperatures  [PDF]
Seon Ae Kim, Soon Young Ahn, Hyun Hee Han, In Chang Son, Hae Keun Yun
World Journal of Engineering and Technology (WJET) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2015.33B002
Abstract:

High temperature is one of the most important environmental factors that affect the successful cultivation of apple (Malus × domestica Borkh). The expression of genes related with anthocyanin synthesis and sugar accumulation by high temperature treatment was investigated in the fruits of “Fuji” apple at different developmental stages in different temperature conditions through real- time PCR. In the initial ripening stages in fruits, there was high expression of genes associated with fruit ripening, flavonoid compound accumulation, and coloration in high temperatures. Expression of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase, chalcone synthase, flavone 3-hydrogenase, and malate dehydrogenase genes increased gradually in initial ripening stages, while sharply reduced at 24 hr after treatment. In addition, there was no significant difference in the expression of all temperature treatments in late ripening stages. In the further work, investigation of expression levels of various genes could be conducted in the level of transcriptomes from fruits at the early stages to get meaningful information of ripening metabolism in apples in high temperatures.

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