OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development
Open access peer-reviewed journal
The Influence of Sustainable Human Resources Information System, Self-Efficacy, and Organizational Citizenship Behavior on the Civil Servant’s Performance
of The Ministry of State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia
Faculty of Economics And Business, Jambi University, Sumatera, Indonesia.
Volume 11, Issue 08, Pg. 11-22, 2018.
Abstract: This paper investigates: firstly, brief descriptions and advantages of sustainable human resource information system (SHRIS) and electronic government (egov) as well as performance of the civil servants at the Ministry State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia; secondly, to analyze the influence of sustainable human resource information system, self-efficacy, organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) on performance of the civil servants at the Ministry State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia; thirdly, strategic implications of sustainable human resource information system on electronic government (egov). A survey method was used to cover information and gather primary data from a sample of 156 civil servants at the Ministry State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was used for the statistical analysis. The findings of this research are based on the hypotheses that sustainable human resource information system, self-efficacy, organizational citizenship behavior positively and significantly influence on performance of the civil servants at the Ministry State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia. This research found that 66.26% of changes in the performance of the civil servants was caused by sustainable human resource information system, self-efficacy, organizational citizenship behavior. While 33.74% of the changes caused by other factors which were not observed in this research. The research finding indicates that self-efficacy as well as organizational citizenship behavior have strong influences on performance of the civil servants at the Ministry State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia. So, it is a critical time to suggest that the management of the Ministry State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia needs to pay close attention to design training and development of the human resources by investing more budgets go for digital information and technology applications to execute better human resource information system and electronic government in achieving good governance.
Keywords: Human resource information system, self-efficacy, organizational citizenship
behavior, civil servant’s performance, electronic government, good
governance, the Ministry of State Secretary of the Republic of Indonesia.
Reunification of Man and Nature: A Sustainable Worldview
Wanxian Li a , Jinguo Ye b
a, b Hebei University of Economics and Business Shijiazhuang 050061 China.
Volume 11, Issue 08, Pg. 23-29, 2018.
Abstract: The relationship between man and nature has always been the key issue of philosophy. Past research demonstrates that the society changes from the hunter-gatherer and agrarian society to the society of industrialization followed the human worldview transformation from unity to disunity between man and nature, and finally, due to the current social and environmental crisis, we humans have to shift our values and reunify ourselves with nature on a higher level of harmonious coexistence and from a heteronomous society to an autonomous society of global community. Therefore, reunification of man and nature becomes the ideological revolution and the task of practice for this generation and perhaps the next one as each societal change in human history. Its definition, characteristics and principles are also discussed.
Keywords: reunification, worldview, unity of man and nature
An Integrated Environmental, Financial and Social Evaluation of Municipal Solid Waste StrategiesUsing Life Cycle Assessment
Esra Aleisa a and Rawa Al-Jarallah b
a Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Khaldiya, Kuwait
b Civil Engineering Department, Kuwait University, Khaldiya, Kuwait
Volume 11, Issue 08, Pg. 31-42, 2018.
Abstract: The study considers the domestic waste generated by individual households (i.e., all solid waste originating from residential properties, including garden waste) and waste that is generated commercially (e.g., businesses, shops, and offices). Six municipal solid waste (MSW) management scenarios are proposed for evaluation using a triple bottom line (TBL) approach that incorporates environmental, financial and social aspects. The first (environmental) bottom line (BL) applies the four stages of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) -as outlined by ISO 14040- to evaluate the ecological and health burden of the different MSW scenarios. The financial BL uses regression analysis to develop long-term forecasts of the MSW that will be generated and associated initial investment, operating costs, and the per-ton costs associated with each proposed MSW treatment technology and the overall scenario (SR). The indicators within the social BL include employment potential, quality of life (noise, odor, traffic, and living conditions), health and safety (mortality, safety, health status and risks), land (change of land use, availability of land, and land quality degradation), agriculture and legislation for the proposed SRs. To integrate the TBL, we apply the analytic hierarchy process, AHP to cross-multiply with local relative scores within each BL to calculate a Composite Sustainability Index (CSI) for each SR.
Keywords: Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Life Cycle Assessment, Municipal solid waste, Triple Bottom line
Towards Sustainable Development in Malaysian Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR)
Mohammed Nurashikin a,b, Edwards Rodger a
a School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering,
The University of Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom.
b Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying,
MARA University of Technology, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Volume 11, Issue 08, Pg. 41-54, 2018.
Abstract: December 2014 recorded the worst unprecedented flooding in 30 years time, which affected the east coast part of Malaysia the most. Starting from mid December 2014 until January 2015, Malaysia had faced with the worst raining season in 50 years time. Therefore, people in Malaysia are getting more concerned that new build should be better managed to ensure sustainability towards the environment and its surroundings. It is really critical to deal with natural disaster management; the government and local authorities are those front lines that have the administration control over the undesired events especially in flooding. In Malaysia, management of flooding involves different stages and plans and each one of them will have their own significance. The government of Malaysia has conducted numerous actions to improve prevention, mitigation, response, relief and recovery of disasters throughout the country. The examples of actions are; amendments to current laws, improving early warning systems, come out with mitigation structure and create public awareness. Since the demand for the matter has been incredibly massive, it will put pressure on Malaysian business industry to come out with reasonable efforts to perform their best under any given circumstances. Looking at these circumstances, the professional approaches are always in request. This paper involves literature review and discussions to shepherding natural disaster risk reduction (NDRR) approaches that concerns the sustainable development, flooding, including the country laws. The paper is significant in three ways; i) delivering means to respond to flooding efficiently through careful analysis, design plan, strategic, tactical and operational implementation ii) preparing Malaysians business industry to have a coordinated flooding approach by providing background understanding, guidelines and handling misunderstandings iii) comprising sustainability and resiliency efforts in Malaysian flooding management in the process of urban design and strategies. The key findings of the paper are; a) sustainable development in flooding management could help in addressing flooding risks and its vulnerability in more detail b) country laws, guidelines and frameworks in NDRR plays an essential role in helping the communities in terms of; defending business or properties, handling difficult decisions, setting up long-term planning in flood management and flood risk assessment c) National Risk Assessment (NRA) should be implemented by the Malaysian government to ensure all planning phases involving flooding risk reduction are taken care of, including protecting crucial national infrastructure and keeping essential services running. The paper provides forethoughts regarding sustainability assessment, vulnerability, and impacts of floods, including the risks imposed towards the people, property, infrastructure, and land.
Keywords: Disaster, Flood, Malaysia, Risk, Sustainability