This book focuses on skilled labour migration from Malaysia to Singapore. In this regard, it examines a number of variables such as Better Perks and Benefits, Quality of Work Life, Ease of Immigration Procedures, International Exposure, Greater Job Availability, and Social Networks, and how they influence the decisions of Malaysian accounting professionals.
In doing so, the book elaborates on how this phenomenon is an indirect result of globalization, which is predominantly detrimental for developing countries such as Malaysia.
The book also highlights the need for these experts in their home country, as Malaysia is currently striving to improve its economy in order to achieve high-income status by 2020.
Junaimah Binti Jauhar holds a PhD from University Utara Malaysia and is currently a Senior Lecturer at University Science Malaysia (USM). Her articles have been published in a wide range of journals. Her main research interests are in international trade, brain drain to overseas, etc.
Dr. Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani is currently an associate professor of international business management at the College of Law, Government and International Studies, University Utara Malaysia, where he has taught international business for 15 years and has supervised 10 business research projects. He holds an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Hull, UK and a PhD in Commerce from Murdoch University, Australia. His research and consultancy interests cover the theoretical and applied aspects of international business, business research, strategic alliances, strategic/policy modelling, and business economics. He has also published in a wide range of international, Australian and New Zealand journals. In addition, he has spoken at conferences around the world on matters concerning international business management. Prior to joining University Utara Malaysia, he worked at a number of public and private sector organizations in Malaysia and abroad, where he was involved in economic, strategic and business research projects spanning most sectors of the economy. He is currently Dean of the School of International Studies, College of Law, Government and International Studies at University Utara Malaysia.
Rabiul Islam holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from the Institute for Environment and Development at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University Utara Malaysia. He was previously a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Environment and Development, UKM. His main area of expertise is the application of Global Forest Products Model (GFPM). His articles have been published in a wide range of journals. His research interests include international trade, trade and environment, tourism, migration, water, poverty and food security, urban agriculture, sustainable development, climatic hazards, and green economics.