Analysis of labour requirements in the Malaysian services sector

Rahmah Ismail, Ishak Yussof, Norsiah Uddin

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Abstract

Contribution of the services sector to the Malaysian economy has continuously increased. This sector has exceeded other sectors in terms of its contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment especially after the 1990s. Therefore, labour requirement for the services sector needs to be emphasised to avoid shortages of manpower that could retard its growth. This paper aims to analyse the need for high level workers in the services sector, namely, the administration and managerial workers; and the professional and technical workers. Five services subsector to be analysed are electric, gas and water; wholesale trade and retail, hotel and restaurant; transportation, storage and communication; finance, insurance real estate and business services; and government services and other related services. Result shows that output has positive and significant impact on demand for both groups of workers. More than half of the workers in the period of 2010-2015 are of the professional and technical workers. Subsectors that require many workers include wholesale trade and retail; and hotel and restaurant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-38
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Management Science
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Administration and managerial workers
  • Labour requirements
  • Professional and technical workers
  • Services sector

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  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Analysis of labour requirements in the Malaysian services sector. / Ismail, Rahmah; Yussof, Ishak; Uddin, Norsiah.

In: International Journal of Business and Management Science, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2011, p. 19-38.

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