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Contemporary Islamic management scholars have agreed that values are embedded in quality management. Their agreement is grounded on the famous prophetic tradition encouraging diligence in work, uttered more than 1400 years ago, which has been narrated authentically. However, little studies have specifically indicated its application in quality management activities. As quality management is initiated in the West, little attention has been given to Islamic perspective of the discipline. However, as the Japanese had successfully implemented quality management in their cultural value perspective, many parties come to acknowledge the significance of values. In the literature, various Islamic values have been linked to quality management practice. While studies analyzing and categorizing them is limited, several values are redundant or being termed differently, though they are similar in crux. This article compiles the values and categorizes them depending on similar bases of Quranic verses or Prophetic traditions. The categorization proposes a set of Islamic values related to quality management practice, based on a simple frequency analysis matrix. Finally, this article concludes with prospects for future research.

Ishak, A. H., & Osman, M. R. (2016). A systematic literature review on Islamic values applied in quality management context. Journal of business ethics, 138(1), 103-112.


Systematic Literature Review

Systematic review involves a structured and comprehensive search of the literature for specific types of studies outlined in explicit inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Systematic reviews summarize information objectively, identify knowledge gaps, and often make recommendation. Systematic reviews also assist in consensus development in the absence of an objective framework for reviewing the evidence.

Windle, P. E. (2010). The systematic review process: an overview. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 25(1), 40-42.




Kata-kata dalam Ujian Thesis

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Write That PhD

Ibrahim Ilyasu: Keep it simple, but rehearse very well. Three to four times . Focus on the objective of the research, methodology, significance, its contribution, why is your research unique, what are your findings, conclusion, which is an executive summary and finally recommendation for further research. Here is a sample of how i did my own defence in 17 minutes even though I was given 20 minutes.

Contoh Presentasi Viva 17 menit. Klik

Safia Safia:  Keep it simple. Begin with bit of summary of what your thesis all about. Then briefly explain your methodologies. Focus more on your results and highlight your contributions. Sometimes 10 slides are enough. Use diagrams and tables to keep your information short. During Viva, try to read the examiners body language. If they look bored, they probably already know your stuffs because they have read your thesis. So speed up and jump to the most important part which is the gap ( research contributions). As long you sounds like you understand the process of your research work, they will be ok. Don’t worry if you miss out certain issues during the presentation because if they want to know about it, they will ask during Q&A (just answer them with confidence). The key is to show that you are the key master to your research and you have all info in your fingertips. All the best!



Membuat Makalah yang Bagus

The purpose of this editorial is to provide guidance to EJM authors about the structure and presentation of manuscripts that are likely to be insightful and that will probably provide contributions to knowledge. Image may contain: text

I found this article really interesting to share. Here are some key points:

1. Failure does not ever really stop – no matter how many times you publish you still also get rejected plenty of times!

2. One thing, which may be helpful is to think of the reader when you write; the aim you have is to lead them to a particular destination. You must consider what that destination is, and how you will get them there.

3. The introduction has a pivotal role, as it needs to engage the reader with the manuscript’s content, and convince the reader about the value of its contributions.

4. It needs to concisely justify what was done and why it is important that this was done.

5. Often this is missing in a manuscript, or the reader is simply told by the author(s) that “ this is interesting”, or that “research has not been done in this area”. Of course, the latter is very often true, but alone this is not a reason for conducting the research project, nor of reading it for any other reason than general interest.

6. Yet too often introductions are too long and tend to ramble, the rationale is obscured, or the reader gets bored, or the authors lose sight of their objective. Such issues are often the result of authors’ lack of confidence in their work as much as a lack of ability to get their points across.

7. If the authors are aware of, and confident in, their contribution, the introduction is usually concise and clear.

8. The research questions must be clear and well argued in their justification, and be appropriate as objectives, propositions, hypotheses, or models.

9. Very commonly the reasons for adopting a particular method are not well argued. good reviewers recognise that there are always some limitations in the research methods that we employ, but it is the duty of the authors to demonstrate appropriateness of their method, given the research questions that they have developed.

10. The results section should be engaging as it provides the initial answers to the research questions, yet it is often extremely dry

11. The analysis results should be clearly reported. In many cases this section is one of the hardest to produce effectively, yet it plays a key role in evaluating a manuscript.

12. In weak manuscripts the final section simply restates or summarises the results. There needs to be a clear discussion about how the results contribute to knowledge and often managerial practice

13. A good article will interpret the results, discuss their importance and their implications, and relate these results back to the state of knowledge in the field. What do we know now that we didn’t know before? What are the debates in the literature, which are now closer to being resolved? How do these results influence our interpretation of prior theory?

14. Authors are well advised to try to end with something, which clearly gives the feeling that reading that manuscript was beneficial, and with some inspiration.

15. To publish in a top journal takes commitment, not just to doing great research, but to learning how to publish it. The publication process is different from the research process, and also different from the process of writing for your own enjoyment.

Happy reading, everyone!

Lee, N., & Greenley, G. (2009). What makes a good article? Generating an insightful manuscript. European Journal of Marketing, 43(5/6), 577-582.

Yusmazida Mohd Yusoff

Bagaimana membuat kuesioner yang efektif?

How to Develop an Effective Questionnaires?

Developing Effective Questionnaires


Contoh Surat Pengantar Survey

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Yusmazida Mohd Yusoff

Trend Metodologi Riset Manajemen Umum & Strategik

Metodologi penelitian yang digunakan oleh “top three” jurnal manajemen umum dan strategik  (Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal and Administrative Science  Quarterly) periode 2007-2012, untuk artikel empiris. Komposisi metodologi riset Mixed, Kualitatif, dan Kuantitatif, sebagai berikut.

Mukhopadhyay, S., & Gupta, R. K. (2014). Survey of qualitative research methodology in strategy research and implication for Indian researchers. Vision, 18(2), 109-123.

Jalur Karir Profesi Dosen

Perihal administrasi yang harus dilakukan dosen untuk meningkatkan karirnya

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Ayat-ayat Qur’an Solusi Kehidupan

Video Ustadz Adi Hidayat, Lc., M.A. Link video


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Sumber: Shanty Okta

Biaya Proofread di Malaysia


Post saya tempoh hari mendapat banyak maklum balas dan ada yang bertanya soalan di atas.

Saya berikan jawapan ringkas ini: RM3,000 untuk mendapatkan khidmat proofreading, reference checking dan formatting. Dan jika tak pandai menterjemah untuk abstrak sendiri, RM3,000 itu pun dah cukup.

Sila baca post ini sehingga habis kerana di hujungnya ada POINT penting agar post ini lebih bermanfaat untuk lebih ramai ahli DSG.

Post ini saya nukilkan selepas lebih 4,000 orang postgrads and pensyarah saya bantu untuk jodohkan mereka dengan proofreader terbaik.

Katalah kita target untuk cari proofreader yang caj RM10 sehalaman bagi khidmat proofreading. Tesis kita ada 200 halaman.

Di situ sahaja sudah bercaj RM2,000.

Lagi RM1,000 kita peruntukkan untuk khidmat sampingan seperti reference checking, formatting, dan terjemahan abstrak.

Pecahannya lebih kurang begini:

Formatting RM2 per page × 200 pages = RM400

Reference checking RM1 per reference × 200 references = RM200

Terjemahan abstrak = RM100

Baru RM700. Ada baki RM300. Cukup sebagai persediaan jika mana2 khidmat di atas mengenakan caj sedikit tinggi daripada yang kita sasarkan.

Jika tak guna RM300 itu, boleh salurkannya untuk proses pencetakan tesis pula.

Khidmat2 yang saya sebutkan di atas penting kerana:

1. Ia boleh disumberluarkan (oursource). Lagipun kita dah buat budgeting dan dah ada wangnya.

2. Kita boleh fokus buat kerja lain yang lebih mendatangkan hasil sepanjang hidup daripada mencuba perkara yang kita buat sekali seumur hidup.

3. Biarlah orang yang berkemahiran dengannya yang mengendalikannya. Tak pening kepala kita.

Soalan yang saya jangka akan ditanya: Macam mana nak tahu proofreader akan caj RM10 per page?

Jawapannya: Dapatkan sampel dan minta sebut harga SEKARANG. Tak perlu tunggu tesis dah siap, baru terhegeh-hegeh cari proofreader. Masa tidak menunggu kita.

Caranya, hubungi mana-mana khidmat proofreading yang kita percayai dan ada recommendation daripada kawan-kawan. Minta SAMPEL proofreading dan sebut harga.

Saya akan tulis lebih lanjut pasal SAMPEL proofreading ini dan KEPENTINGANNYA dalam post akan datang.

Ada soalan?

Muhammad Zaki Ramli
DSG Advisor (Proofreading)

Pdf Foxit Reader

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Bagus juga Foxit Reader ni. Boleh conteng-conteng dalam PDF file. Lebih berkesan untuk baca journal softcopy. Macam-macam jenis “annotations” yang boleh kita guna.

Antara kelebihan yang ada:

1. Text Markup

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– Boleh highlight text. Tukar-tukar colour yang kita nak. Squiggly Underline, ataupun garis zig zag tu. Underline biasa je, iaitu garis lurus bawah text, dan lain-lain.

2. Typewriter

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– Tambah ayat kita. Macam buat coding kepada text yang kita baca tu. Boleh tukar-tukar colour yang kita nak juga.

3. Drawing

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– Yang paling saya suka ialah bentuk arrow dan option pencil ni. Boleh buat label kepada text yang kita nak tambah tu.

4. Stamps

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– Macam buat cop. Lepas kita dah baca PDF file tu misalnya. Jadi, mudah nak rujuk lepas ni.

5. Assistant

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– Autoscroll tu, boleh bagi page tu scroll down sendiri. Slow motion. Magnifier pula, boleh besarkan ayat yang kita nak baca guna kanta pembesar.

Lagi bagusnya, nak download software ni free je.

Boleh download kat sini: https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

Syahrir Bin Zaini