Identifying key sector of employment potential in Malaysia

Noorasiah Sulaiman, Ahmad Fikri Mohd Fauzi

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This study is to identify 'key sector' of employment in the Malaysian economy. By identifying 'key sector', this study is able to determine which sub sector has a larger potential in generating employment to the economy. By using the input-output methodology, key sector of employment is examined by taking into account spread effects, both in forward and backward linkages of employment. The extension into spread effects indices is to capture employment dispersion of each sub sector throughout the economy as a whole. This study has found out that the services sectors have a greater linkage in employment, meaning that this sector has a larger potential in generating employment compared to manufacturing and agricultural sector. More specifically, this can be seen in sub-sector of communication, air transport, other transport services, civil engineering, rental and leasing, other financial institution, special trade works, public administration, accommodation and restaurants. Based on the findings, the services sector should be given emphasis as this sector shows a potential of employment generated as well as to enhance productivity and output of sectoral growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-593
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research
Volume15
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Key sectors
Malaysia
Service sector
Backward linkages
Leasing
Linkage
Air transport
Public Administration
Communication
Methodology
Agricultural sector
Productivity
Financial institutions
Manufacturing sector
Civil engineering
Restaurants
Accommodation

Keywords

  • Backward linkage
  • Employment potential
  • Forward linkage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Identifying key sector of employment potential in Malaysia. / Sulaiman, Noorasiah; Fauzi, Ahmad Fikri Mohd.

In: International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, Vol. 15, No. 18, 2017, p. 577-593.

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