Workers' competency, performance and competitiveness in Malaysia's private education sector

Ishak Yussof, Rahmah Ismail, Zulkifly Osman

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Abstract

In Malaysia, the education sector, in particular the private education sector has been expanding rapidly as a result of government policy in liberalizing the sector and to turn Malaysia as a centre of excellence in the educational provision within the Asian region. This subsequently requires a more competent and competitive workforce to spearhead the expansion of this sector. This article aims to investigate determinants of workers' competency, performance and competitiveness in the education sector so that future human resource development can be enhanced to produce a more competitive workforce. The analysis in this article is based on 567 executives/professionals in the private education sector in four major states, namely Selangor, Penang, Federal Territory and Johor. The study will compute the workers' competency and performance indices and use these indices to construct competitiveness index, and subsequently regress these indices on several determinant factors, which include human capital, employee attributes and personal characteristics variables. The linear regression model and Ordinary Least Squared (OLS) procedure will be used in the data analysis. Our analysis shows that most of the human capital variables and workers' attributes contributed significantly to workers' competency, performance and subsequently their competitiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalJurnal Ekonomi Malaysia
Volume45
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Competitiveness
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Private education
Workforce
Human capital
Personal characteristics
Asia
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Performance index
Center of excellence
Linear regression model
Human resource development
Government policy
Education
Employees

Keywords

  • Human capital
  • Private education sector
  • Workers' competent
  • Workers' competitiveness
  • Workers' performance

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  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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Workers' competency, performance and competitiveness in Malaysia's private education sector. / Yussof, Ishak; Ismail, Rahmah; Osman, Zulkifly.

In: Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2011, p. 61-70.

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