Vol 2, No 2

Table of Contents

Articles

How Social Exchange in Hospitals Can Influence Adoption of Clinical IT? PDF
Pouyan Esmaeilzadeh, Murali Sambasivan, Hossein Nezakati, Naresh Kumar

Nowadays, performance of hospitals is being influenced by technological change in the healthcare sector. Hospitals (public or private) are using clinical IT in order to get better quality of health care delivery and improve physicians’ performance. However, previous studies pointed out that healthcare professionals are different from others in terms of accepting new technologies. Literature supported that healthcare professionals experience some concerns on using clinical IT which is trying to change their routine work activities. The unused clinical IT systems in a hospital setting have no results but wasting resources which utilized in the implementation stage. Thus, studies are trying to identify factors affecting healthcare professionals’ adoption of clinical IT from different views. In this study, we try to improve the current technology acceptance models among healthcare professionals by including the unique characteristic of physicians and social relationship in a hospital. To evaluate the proposed model, a survey conducted among 300 healthcare professionals in Malaysia. To test the model in this context, the structural equation modeling has been used. The results showed the importance of some variables in predicting healthcare professionals’ intention to use clinical IT. These variables are perceived threat to professional autonomy, perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use, social relationship with team members and social relationship with the supervisor in a hospital. The model proposed by this study can explain 53% of the variance of healthcare professionals’ intention to adopt clinical IT in a hospital setting.

Embedding Islamic Financial System (IFS) in the Curricula of Schools in Nigeria PDF
Lukman Raimi, M. O. Shokunbi, I. B. Suara, A.O. Fadipe
This paper discusses the dynamics of Islamic Financial System (IFS) and the need to have the knowledge embedded in the curricula of schools in Nigeria. The inclusion of this emerging concept becomes imperative in order to enrich the present curricula thereby allowing Nigerians to be better informed and the economy benefit from the sustainable ethical principles inherent in IFS. The authors shed light on the theoretical foundation and the thirteen (13) modes of investment in IFS. The findings from this paper indicate that IFS portends several economic, monetary and fiscal benefits in addition to some surmountable limitations. The important features of Islamic banking & finance are its policy controllability & reliability, customer-friendly services and entrepreneurial-driven nature of its policies, credits and channels of investment. The authors conclude that IFS is not a panic but a panacea to complement the Conventional Financial System.

Service Trade and Non-Oil Export in Nigeria PDF
Mkpado Mmaduabuchukwu
The paper was set to examine the relationship between different aspects of service trade and non oil export in Nigeria as well as assess the impact of capacity development on value of service trade and the implications for improving value of non oil export in Nigeria, which includes agricultural products. Secondary data 1980 to 2010 were used. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation analysis and regression analysis. Results show that total service trade value in Nigeria has increased from $1126.59 million in 1980 to $3076.19 million in 2010. Significant correlations existed between the total value of service trade and all the types of service trade except with other service trade value. Road network, government (domestic) capital expenditure on services, agricultural credit and domestic service output (service Gross Domestic Products GDP) positively determine exportable services. Recommendations include improvement of service GDP and agricultural credit/loan facilities.



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