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The Economic Impact of UUM International Students’ Expenditure on Business Activities in Changlun

Hassan, Sallahuddin and Othman, Zalila and Sabudin, Noor Sa'adah and Mohd Mohaideen, Zalina and Hidthir, Mohammad Helmi (2018) The Economic Impact of UUM International Students’ Expenditure on Business Activities in Changlun. Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 9 (1). pp. 140-157. ISSN 1309-9108

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This study examines the potential impact from the expenditure patterns of UUM international students in Changlun on local development particularly among Changlun businesses.For this purpose, the international students’ expenditure patterns in Changlun are examined in terms of the estimated monthly expenditure, the location of spending and the frequency of spending.This study employs the quantitative method to analyze the primary data that were collected from questionnaires distributed to a sample of 150 UUM international students.Among others, the findings of this study empirically reveal that their subsistence spending contributes substantial impacts on Changlun economy leading to continued developments of certain industries; foods and beverages, clothing, telecommunication, and entertainment in the short run.In view of the fact that UUM operations considerably influence the economy of the adjacent town of Changlun, it is recommended that the UUM administrators to strategically plan for increased admission of potential international students to pursue their undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UUM as a means towards continually promoting for intellectual and cultural diversity among UUM students as well as enhancing the economic performance of local businesses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: International Students, Local Development, Intellectual and Cultural Diversity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2018 08:12
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2018 08:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/24376

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