1st Edition

COVID-19, Business, and Economy in Malaysia
Retrospective and Prospective Perspectives

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ISBN 9781032022857
September 6, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
124 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Part of a mini series of Focus books on COVID-19 in Malaysia, the chapters in this book address the pandemic’s impacts on business and the economy.

Covering a range of challenges and opportunities for business and economy over a year long period (from Malaysia’s first pandemic lockdown in March 2020 to the state of the country as of April 2021), the contributors highlight the impact of the pandemic on the Malaysian business and economy and how Malaysians are finding ways to adapt. They focus both on how the pandemic has already affected businesses so far, and also anticipate the prospects for the Malaysian economy going forward. This is an opportunity to witness how researchers from multiple disciplines can join forces during challenging times. There are a great many lessons to be learned from the successes and failures in responding to the pandemic in this developing Southeast Asian economy.

A fascinating read for scholars and with an interest in crisis adaptation in non-Western contexts, especially those with a particular interest in Malaysia, or Southeast Asia more generally.

Table of Contents

Section A: The impact of COVID-19 on business and economy 1. The quarantine economy: The case of COVID-19 and Malaysia Weng Marc Lim (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and Malaysia) 2. The impact of COVID-19 on agriculture in Malaysia: Insights from mixed methods Firuza Begham Mustafa (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia) 3. The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Resilience in Malaysia: Insights from Kelantan Noraida Saidi (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia) & Normaizatul Akma Saidi (Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia) 4. The impact of COVID-19 on corporate social responsibility in Malaysia: Insights from case studies Nabila Huda Ibrahim (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia) 5. The impact of COVID-19 on human capital in Malaysia: Insight from employers and employees Lin Dar Ong (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia) & Su Teng Lee (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia) 6. The impact of COVID-19 on public policy in Malaysia: Insights from the loan moratorium and the hospitality industry Siti Nurhayati Khairatun (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia) 7. The impact of COVID-19 on tourism in Malaysia: Insights from domestic tourists’ travel intentions Jingyi Li (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Fumitaka Furuoka (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Beatrice Lim (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia) & Khairul Hanim Pazim (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia) Section B: The future of business and economy post COVID-19 8. Job preparedness post COVID-19 in Malaysia: Insights from future jobseekersHuey Fen Cheong (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia) & Cecilia Yin Mei Cheong (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia) 9. Re-thinking post COVID-19 career success: Insights from contemporary career approaches Chorng Yuan Fung (Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia) & Asanka Gunasekara (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

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Weng Marc Lim  (The chief editor of the business and economy book)  is an Adjunct Professor of Swinburne Business School at Swinburne University of Technology’s home campus in Australia and a Professor and the Head of School of Business at Swinburne University of Technology’s international branch campus in Malaysia. His research interests include business, consumer, and government (BCG) research. He has (co)developed the pro-active model for peer reviewing in premier journals, the data partitioning technique for experimental research, the "how-to" guide for bibliometric analysis, the Scientific Procedures and Rationales for Systematic Literature Reviews (SPAR-4-SLR) protocol, the agency and reactance theory of crowding, the theory of behavioral control, the dialectic antidotes to critics of the technology acceptance model, and the integrated information systems-consumer behavior (IS-CB) model for e-shopping.

Surinderpal Kaur (The editor of COVID-19 in Malaysia multidisciplinary series) is an Associate Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. She attained her PhD from Lancaster University, UK. Her research interests include Media Discourses and Multimodality, focusing specifically upon public discourses in mainstream and social media that relate to public health, migration, terrorism issues. She has been actively involved with Universiti Malaya’s social outreach initiatives to offer solutions to the mental health challenges faced by Malaysian during the COVID-19 pandemic (Caring Together/UMPrihatin), focusing specifically on the social media platforms of Telegram and Facebook. She is currently compiling a database of research and data from all over the world to help Malaysian scholars in their research on COVID-19.

Huey Fen Cheong (The managing editor of COVID-19 in Malaysia multidisciplinary series) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya. Her research interests are interdisciplinary from gender studies and linguistics to marketing and psychology. Her works are usually humanitarian, from gender equality (for men and women) and anti-racism (skin whitening and Black Lives Matter) to decolonisation of academia. The last one explains the initiative behind this book series in creating a platform for researchers to study the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia, which addresses the lack of COVID-19 research and publication in South East Asia. She is also the founder of the Facebook group, (Post-)COVID job market in Malaysia (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2805574166392321), which shares information about the new normal of employment and employability during this challenging time.