International Business Education Journal 2020-03-30T07:26:53+00:00 Norlaile Salleh Hudin Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>International Business Education Journal (IBEJ) [ISSN 1985 2126]</strong> is an international peer-reviewed journal published <strong>twice a year (June &amp; December started 2020)</strong> by the Faculty of Management and Economics (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris) and Penerbit Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. It aims to become the leading multi-disciplinary, open access, online academic journal in the field of current matters. The IBEJ is dedicated to promote original research and insightful debate in contemporary issues and thought by publishing academic original articles, analytical and simulation models, empirical research, policy analysis and book reviews across a number of disciplines, including accounting banking, business, economics, education, entrepreneurship development, finance, international relation, law, management, population studies, public administration, science and social welfare.</p> Factors Affecting Students’ Academic Performance in Higher Education: Evidence from Accountancy Degree Programme 2020-02-19T01:45:43+00:00 Haslinda Hassan Rosli Mohamad Raja Haslinda Raja Mohd Ali Yurita Yakimin Abdul Talib Hafizah Mohamad Hsbollah <p style="text-align: justify;">The increasing demands for accountants in the future have resulted in an increased number of students enrolling in the accounting programmes of Malaysian universities. This expansion, however, has caused some concern about whether these students are likely to succeed in their studies. This study, therefore, aims to examine the factors that drive the academic performance of accounting students at Malaysian universities. The factors included gender, ethnic groups, type of secondary school, sponsorship, and family income. The students’ academic performance was represented by their cumulative grade point average (CGPA) obtained at the end of their programs. The study used a quantitative research design using secondary data of 367 undergraduate accounting students graduated in 2016 from the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) for analysis. The findings suggested that there were significant differences in students’ academic performance related to ethnic groups, type of secondary school, and family income. Specifically, Malay, Indian, and other students performed less well than did Chinese students. Gender and sponsorship, however, had no significant influence on their academic performance. The study’s findings could help higher learning institutions, parents, and policymakers to formulate effective intervention mechanisms and to introduce a more holistic approach to improve student performance.</p> 2020-02-18T09:34:29+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Gallery Walk Teaching and Learning and Its Potential Impact on Students’ Interest and Performance 2020-03-09T07:59:48+00:00 Mazdalifa Makmun Khoo Yin Yin Zainizam Zakariya <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallery Walk has the potential to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Many teachers have especially been interested in using this strategy as a means of providing learning opportunities. This paper explores and discusses the definition of gallery walk, and the potential of this approach and its limitations. This article discusses the advantages of gallery walk and shows that researchers are still wondering on how gallery walk will help reaching the goals of a better learning, and how it will be different from the rest of learning method. This study can become a guidance or reference for educators, and researchers in the field.</p> 2020-03-09T07:59:47+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Board diversity, company’s financial performance and corporate social responsibility information disclosure in Malaysia 2020-03-19T10:15:02+00:00 Lily Suriana Hassan Norman Mohd Saleh Izani Ibrahim <p style="text-align: justify;">The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between board diversity, financial performance and disclosure of corporate social responsibility (CSR) information of the Malaysian listed companies. Different from prior literature, board diversity is viewed from the perspective of gender, age, tenure, educational level, professional membership and functional background. We used one explanation i.e. diversity as variety, out of three explanations from a typology in social psychological and organizational management fields. The sample consists of 205 companies listed on Bursa Malaysia. Using regression analysis, a significant positive relationship was noted between the functional backgrounds of directors and the companies’ financial performance. The result shows that boards should have diversity in their functional background. The other forms of board diversity such as gender, age, tenure, educational level and professional membership have been found not to influence companies’ financial performance. Board professional membership diversity was found to significantly increase the CSR information disclosure. However, other forms of board diversity were found not to influence the CSR information disclosure. These findings may suggest that corporate boards should have diversity in their functional background and professional membership in order to enhance companies’ financial performance and CSR information disclosure.</p> 2020-03-19T10:11:34+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Entrepreneurship education: Orang Asli and learning experience 2020-03-30T07:26:53+00:00 Ahmad Amri Zainal Adnan Siti Asma' Mohd Rosdi Norsamsinar Samsudin <p style="text-align: justify;">Understanding entrepreneurship concept is indispensable in formal education system to support entrepreneurship education especially in school and higher education institutions. However, the need to understand entrepreneurship concept is essential and important as every individual has the potential to be an entrepreneurs. This study aims to assess the understanding of entrepreneurship concept among Orang Asli after playing a game; and to remark the emotional connotation after playing the game. This paper employed qualitative method in the form of observation and interview with 20 Orang Asli Semai in Perak state. The findings indicated that most participants showed basic understanding of entrepreneurship and developed positive connotation while playing the game. The study drew attention to the importance of learning through playing in non-formal learning especially among the Orang Asli community.</p> 2020-03-30T07:26:44+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##