Strategic Roadmapping Theory and Practice

ROAD MAPPING-01Strategic Roadmapping is an outstanding strategic planning tool for a company’s top-level management team to co-ordinate strategy, market, product, innovation, capability and resource. It incorporates the core concepts of strategic charting, visualization, technology road-mapping and resource-based view into practice. It is very useful tool, not oly for strategic planning, but for market, product, and technology planning.

This book provides explanation and details the use of strategic roadmapping. It consists of an illustration of how to develop a strategic roadmap. The background and the underlying concept of strategic roadmapping are explained. The application examples from live industrial settings are provided. In addition, related research works that explore the theoretical foundation and practicality of strategic roadmapping are also included. It not just an academic textbook but it is essentially a working document that provides useful guidelines to assist a company management team to use strategic roadmapping to perform their strategic planning tasks.

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Rubber Plantation Soil Management & Nutritional Requirement

fA_Rubber-Plantation-Cover-1DPN-01Rubber has been grown commercially in Malaysia since 1903, when the first rubber estate was established in Melaka. Since then, several usage of rubber has been discovered from time to time. Suitable planting area has decreased and to overcome this problem planting of rubber gets into marginal and problem soils. Books, describing soil genesis, management and nutritional requirement of rubber on these marginal soils are scarce.

This book is written in 10 chapters, covering various aspects of soil management and nutritional requirement with latest information on current technology available in the rubber industry. These include soil series identification, and fertilizer recommendations for sustainable rubber plantation.

Music Dance Environment

book-slider-music-newFast changing sound environment creates re-structured musical experiences from various historical, social and ethnic backgrounds, which are influencing one of the most significant cultural identity markers: the auditive self-positioning in space and time including related dynamic movements. Due to new mobility dimensions this kind of self-positioning becomes even more important than the real local placement of individuals. It represents distinctiveness, inclusion and exclusion of soundscapes and movement patterns in a multilayered relationship among different group.

Thus the ethnic background as a main sound experience reference might be replaced by environmental identities, which do not necessarily support a reconstruction of ethnic awareness. Another central question might be which kind of cultural knowledge represented in music and dance embedded in traditional or conservative soundscape will become obsolete and how can we preserve this knowledge without negative polemics against actual technical developments. Further questions concern the enhancement of flexible research methods for sound environmental categories and corresponding music and dance experiences. The fifth volume of our UPM book series on music research deals with the many aspects of music and dance in and as environment. The title expresses in a formula the dual existence as being part of and being part within a whole that determines features and functions of music and dance throughout their history.

Integrating Ecology into Rodent Pest Management Oil Palm Agroecosystem

INTEGRATING-01In Malaysia, palm oil production is a lucrative industry that contributes to the generation of national income and jobs to the nation. The perennial palms produce fruit bunches continuously throughout the year and are planted at a large scale in the country. Similar to other crops, oil palm planting suffers from damage by pests, with rodents being most serious. Even though biological control has been practiced, most plantations still reply on the use of rodenticide to combat rodent pests. Undeniably, chemical control often provides an immediate result in the elimination or reduction of pest numbers. Although it also leads to other environmental problems including secondary poisoning of non-target animals and physiological resistance of target animals.

This book explored the interactions among the biotic communities (namely rodents and their predators), food resources and habitat structure in oil palm plantations which are often overlooked in the management of such agroecosystem. The relationships among these elements that have been empirically examined in the field suggested that an integrated and adaptive approach should be employed with the incorporation of ecological knowledge into rodent pest management in the plantations.

BUKU MEWAH TERBAHARU DI LANCARKAN DISEMBER 2012

COLOURS of KOTA MARUDU – 

This book presents information on the natural resources of Marudu Bay, particularly at Kota Marudu, which can be utilized by the Sabah State Government to promote this lesser known area as an ecotourism destination. It also highlights the multidisciplinary findings by Universiti Putra Malaysia researchers, including flora, fauna, physical environment, culture and proposed co-management practices for the sustainable management of mangrove resources.

The values of the Marudu Bay mangrove ecosystem go beyond just a mundane listing of its many natural resources. The network of rivers in the mangroves forms an intriguing maze that can make river-cruising an unforgettable experience. A nature package comprising the migratory birds, glittering fireflies, colourful fishes, bivalves, and mangrove fauna and fauna is an ecotourist’s dream. If sustainably developed, ecotourism can become a major economic driver in the area. In addition to its natural attractions, Kota Marudu has unique and interesting cultures and communities. Their home-grown talents such as boat building and knife-making, to mention a few, can be further enhanced to improve the local livelihoods.  

However, the development of this quaint little town has to take serious account of the health of the Marudu Bay mangrove ecosystem.  Environmental sensitivity should be emphasized in any comprehensive development plan for Kota Marudu. No mangroves should be disturbed to make way for modern concrete houses and apartments, hotels, and business centres.  It is our hope that the golden heritage of Marudu Bay continues to be intact and functions well in tandem with the economic development of the region for many generations to come.

Fatimah Md Yusoff Faridah Hanum Ibrahim Awang Noor Abd.Ghani

ISBN 9789673 442812

194 Muka Surat

Kulit Keras

Harga – RM 180.00

 

Colours Of Kota Marudu

BUKU-BUKU BARU DITERBITKAN 2012

music and memory

MUSIC AND MEMORY

Music and memory are linked to each other in different ways and with different meanings. The physiological aspect of memory in its musical dimension, which has been discussed mostly outside of musicology, is only one part of it. Previous psychological research on musicality and its role for human development could raise public attention, and has led us to new insights as well as to cultural misinterpretations. These rather popular aspects have to be taken up and re- examined from the perspective of modern musicology, dance and theatre studies, of which include interdisciplinary approaches and detailed analytical studies in a wider context of the performing arts and their steadily changing sound environment.

Gisa Jahnichen & Julia Cheng

978-967-344-271-3

RM 58.00

231 muka surat

 

MUSSEL WATCH IN MALAYSIA : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

MUSSEL WATCH IN MALAYSIA : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTUREThis book reviews the major aspects of ecology and ecotoxicology of Perna viridis around the Asia-Pacific coastal waters especially in Malaysia with special reference to heavy metals. This book provides a good start for biomonitoring heavy metal pollution in Malaysia by implementing the Mussel Watch approach which is cost effective and widely recognized worldwide. The author has published more than 60 refereed papers on P.viridis in Malaysia from studies carried out from 1998 until 2007 and thus justifiably able to compile the relevant information to write this book on Mussel Watch in Malaysia. He has arranged the list of contents by focusing on the criteria for a good biomonitor which P.viridis mostly fulfilled. Pas, present and future prospects of research opportunities related to this species are also discussed in this book.

Chee Kong Yap

978-967-344-264-5

RM 40.00

168 pages

ESPANOL NIVEL 1 

ESPANOL NIVEL 1 Español Nivel 1: Practicos y Ejercicios is a workbook designed to help the beginner develop the basic language skills necessary to comunícate in Spanish in most everyday situations. It is intended for any learner as a supplementary material to help him/her improve and master the basic grammatical structures of the language as well as vocabulary needed at this level, the lessons that are covered in the textbook being used. This exercise book contains a variety of drills and exercises that may help the learners build his/her grammar repertoire through constant practice for the authors believe in the popular saying that goes “Practice makes perfect”, that the more you practice, the better your skills are.

Azlina Mohd Sera’ai & Evangeline R. M. Lomoljo

978-967-344-272-0

RM 20.00

 

PENGGUNAAN LESTARI: BAGAIMANA TINGKAH LAKU REMAJA?

Penggunaan LestariBuku Penggunaan Lestari: Bagaimana Tingkah Laku Remaja? Ini adalah berdasarkan kajian bertajuk ‘Pengetahuan dan Amalan Penggunaan Lestari dalam Kalangan Remaja Sekolah Menengah’ yang dibiayai oleh Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Alam Sekitar. Kajian yang dijalankan pada 2008 hingga 2009. Secara umumnya, kajian ini bertujuan meneliti tahap pengetahuan, amalan dan sikap remaja sekolah terhadap penggunaan lestari. Adalah menjadi matlamat untuk menekankan pentingnya amalan lestari dalam kalangan pelajar sekolah kerana mereka bukan sahaja akan membesar menjadi dewasa yang bertanggungjawab tetapi boleh mempengaruhi orang lain, khususnya ahli keluarga di rumah untuk menerapkan amalan ini, di samping bakal meneraju kepimpinan Negara kelak. Pengetahuan, amalan dan sikap individu terhadap kepentingan sumber alam sekitar dapat mengajar mereka menghardai alam semula jadi selain menjadi pengguna yang lestari. Gaya hidup yang lestari akan menyumbang dalam peningkatan kesejahteraan hidup. Adalah diharapkan buku ini dapat dimanfaatkan dengan sebaik mungkin oleh pembaca, khususnya para penyelidik dalam isu berkaitan.

Mumtazah Othman & Nurizan Yahaya

978-967-344-225-6

RM 35.00

144 muka surat

Protokol dalam Pengendalian Majlis

protokolBuku Protokol dalam Pengendalian Majlis ini mengandungi hampir semua elemen penting yang perlu difahami, diingati dan diikuti oleh semua pegawai kerajaan atau individu yang mengendalikan majlis berbentuk formal atau tidak formal, rasmi atau tidak rasmi. Buku ini diharap dapat memenuhi aspirasi kerajaan persekutuan dan negeri dalam memastikan pelaksanaan majlis yang sempurna atau sekurang-kurangnya mengisi statu kekosongan yang dirasakan sangat perlu tentang perkara yang berkaitan dengan protokol dan istiadat dalam pengendalian majlis.

Mokhtar Tohar

978-967-344-229-4

RM 220.00

935 muka surat (Kulit keras)

Gamelan Serdang Collection Re-Creation

Originally, the repertoire was thought to be played as an exercise in sight reading, improvisation and arrangement. Simple melodic cycles employing a choice of 3-5 pitches serve as basic material, some of them reflect patterns taken from local dance melodies. Metric versatility and rhythmic structuring individually planned for each instruments of the gamelan make a great part of the entire composition that is achieved through team work during the rehearsals. Well discussed introductions and transitions in various phases of each piece contribute to the individuality of the repertoire. Tempo and dynamics are very important due to the fact that performances of one and the same gamelan over a certain time period often suffer from the limitation in tuning and the impossibility of transposition. Though gamelan cultures, especially in Indonesia, can traditionally provide essential changes in mood and character through an enormous amount of multi-layered and metro-rhythmic features, gamelan playing in Malaysia cannot yet rely on an audience equally educated in musical perception of gamelan music that could appreciate small rhythmic differences and stylistic refinements in repetitive musical structures. Therefore, the repertoire can be seen as a collection of mostly modern compositions applying traditional production patterns and improvisatory forms of musical communication in a popular way.

• Gisa Jahnichen & Ahmad Faudzi Musib
• 2011
• ISBN 978-967-344-234-8
• 31 pages
• RM10.00

Mukhtasar Pertumbuhan Bahasa Arab, Dialeknya dan Ilmu-ilmunya

Buku ini cuba menjelaskan sejarah pertumbuhan bahasa Arab sejak zaman awalnya, dialek-dialek Arab yang wujud di dunia Arab sebelum dan selepas kedatangan Islam serta perkaitan rapat antara qira’at al-Qur’an al-Karim dengan dialek Arab yang pelbagai. Ia juga menyentuh perkembangan Ilmu nahu dan balaghah Arab serta toko-tokoh tersohor yang telah menyumbang jasa yang besar dalam pertumbuhan kedua-dua ilmu tersebut. Di samping itu, buku ini juga membicarakan usaha-usaha sarjana linguistik Arab dalam bidang leksikografi yang menghasilkan pelbagai kaedah penyusunan kamus, manakala dalam bidang semantik pula dipaparkan pendapat ulama Arab silam dan pendapat moden yang dikemukan oleh sarjana Barat.

• Muhammad Zaki Abdul Rahman & Tasyi’ Radiah Medah
• 2011
• SBN 978-967-344-242-3
• 180 halaman
• RM35 .00

Buku-buku terkini terbitan Penerbit UPM 2012

Doctoral Education In International Context was produced in the context of the 2nd International Doctoral Education Research Network (IDERN) conference in Malaysia. It is addressed  directly to doctoral supervisors, student, doctoral program coordinator and policy makers and discusses many key issues arising in the changing doctoral education landscape. It provides useful theoretical underpinnings and insights into the complexity of the contemporary global doctoral education and how these issues are negotiated across boundaries. Key areas this book explores are;

  • the changing nature of the doctorate
  • glimpses of “real-life stories” about supervisory experiences in Malaysia, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
  • transculturation , negotiation and dialogue in doctoral supervision
  • creativity as an element of doctrateness
  • the oppurtunities and challenges of team supervision
  • the role of doctoral writing in global research conversation
  • authorship dilemmas in publishing
  • everyday engagements of doctoral students

Vijay Kumar & Alison Lee
• 2011
• ISBN 978-967-344-254-6
• 233 pages
• RM50.00

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“A Handbook for Postgraduate Supervision”

There has been a presumption that havinga PhD in itself is enough to guarantee
effective supervision. However, supervising a postgraduate requires specific
knowledge and skills. This handbook exposes both new and experienced supervisors to some of the
good practices in supervision. It draws on examples from a wide range of countries
and from the experiences of Malaysian supervisors. Divided into eight parts, this
handbook focuses on the following issues.
• Facilitating the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate studies
• Good practices in supervision.
• Assisting students to write
• Assisting students with publishing
• Examination and Viva
• Developing a vibrant research culture
• Concerns in supervision
• Resources and software for supervisors
A Handbook for Postgraduate Supervision focuses on the knowledge and skills that
support the supervisor to establish a close but professional working relationship
with students.

Editors

•Vijay Kumar
•Bujang B.K. Huat

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“Wildlife on Coal Island”

Wildlife on Coal Island is a collection of eleven stories, all set on a fictional island located in present day Malaysia. Characters tell their own stories but occasionally appear in the stories of others. The collection is in the vein of V.S. Naipaul’s Miguel Street and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio where place and character define the trajectory of the stories.

Coal Island is peopled with such characters: An ageing Chinese opera singer and her pet monkey. A self-proclaimed psychic who sees kingfishers in the sky and is convinced that a tsunami is coming. A murderer who finds worldly wisdom in a wandering Malayan tapir. An ex-colonial plantation overseer, battling with the literal and lateral python on his past. An obese supermarket matriarch who talks to bats.

• Shivani Sivagurunathan
• 2011
• ISBN 978-967-344-227-0
• 158 pages
• RM35.00

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“Exploratory Data Analysis for Almost Anyone”

This book is intended to introduce the rudiments of the techniques of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) for anyone who is interested in data analysis. The book is simple enough to reach not only undergraduate students but also very wide audience.

•  Mahendran Shitan & Turaj Vazifedan
•  2011
•  ISBN 978-967-344-259-1
•  180 halaman
•  RM45.00

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“Pengajaran & Pembelajaran: Kosa Kata Arab – Teori dan Aplikasi”

Kosa kata merupakan elemen yang terpenting dalam penguasaan sesuatu bahasa.  Keupayaan berbahasa dan berkomunikasi lazimnya dilihat melalui penggunaan kosa kata selain daripada elemen lain seperti tatabahasa.  Dalam pembelajaran bahasa asing seperti bahasa Arab, masalah penguasaan kosa kata sering kali menjadi halangan kepada pelajar untuk berkomunikasi.  Aspek sebutan, makna, struktur kata, kolokasi misalnya perlu dikuasai dengan baik untuk membolehkan penghasilan frasa, ayat dan wacana yang berkesan.  Bagi para pengajar, kefahaman yang jitu terhadap proses penguasaan kosa kata dan juga strategi pengajaran yang berkesan dan pelbagai perlu dikuasai untuk membantu kejayaan penguasaan kosa kata pelajar.

Buku ini sesuai dimiliki oleh mereka yang terlibat dalam pendidikan dan penyelidikan kosa kata bahasa Arab. Ia mencakupi aspek teori seperti proses penguasaan kosa kata, ciri kosa kata Arab, jenis kesilapan yang dilakukan oleh pelajar dalam penguasaan kosa kata Arab dan faktornya.  Aspek praktikal pula merangkumi teknik dan strategi dalam pengajaran kosa kata Arab serta bentuk latihan dan ujian yang boleh digunakan untuk menguji penguasaan kosa kata pelajar.

• Che Radiah Mezah

• 2011

• ISBN 978-967-344-262-1

• 178 halaman

• RM

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“Terapi Kognitif Tingkah Laku bagi Rawatan Kemurungan”

Terapi Kognitif Tingkah Laku bagi Rawatan Kemurungan ini mempunyai lapan sesi yang boleh dijalankan secara kelompok atau individu oleh terapi yang telah dilatih untuk menggunakannya. Buku ini amat berguna sebagai bahan bacaan dan rujukan kepada individu yang berminat untuk mengetahui teknik kognitif tingkah laku dalam menguruskan gejala kemurungan dan kaitannya dengan fikiran negatif dan tingkah laku yang pasif.

• Firdaus Mukhtar & Tian Po Oei
• 2011
• SBN 978-967-344-209-6
• 156 halaman
• RM45.00

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“Terapi Kognitif Tingkah Laku bagi Rawatan Anzieti”

Terapi Kognitif Tingkah Laku bagi Rawatan Anzieti ini mempunyai lapan sesi yang boleh dijalankan secara kelompok atau individu oleh terapis yang telah dilatih untuk menggunakannya. Buku ini amat berguna sebagai bahan bacaan dan rujukan kepada individu yang berminat untuk mengetahui teknik kognitif tingkah laku dalam menguruskan gejala kebimbangan dan keresahan dan kaitannya dengan fikiran negatif dan tingkah laku yang pasif.

• Firdaus Mukhtar & Tian Po Oei
• 2011
• ISBN 978-967-344-202-7
• 144 halaman
• RM42.00

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“Gamelan Serdang Collection Re-Creation”

Originally, the repertoire was thought to be played as an exercise in sight reading, improvisation and arrangement. Simple melodic cycles employing a choice of 3-5 pitches serve as basic material, some of them reflect patterns taken from local dance melodies. Metric versatility and rhythmic structuring individually planned for each instruments of the gamelan make a great part of the entire composition that is achieved through team work during the rehearsals. Well discussed introductions and transitions in various phases of each piece contribute to the individuality of the repertoire. Tempo and dynamics are very important due to the fact that performances of one and the same gamelan over a certain time period often suffer from the limitation in tuning and the impossibility of transposition. Though gamelan cultures, especially in Indonesia, can traditionally provide essential changes in mood and character through an enormous amount of multi-layered and metro-rhythmic features, gamelan playing in Malaysia cannot yet rely on an audience equally educated in musical perception of gamelan music that could appreciate small rhythmic differences and stylistic refinements in repetitive musical structures. Therefore, the repertoire can be seen as a collection of mostly modern compositions applying traditional production patterns and improvisatory forms of musical communication in a popular way.

• Gisa Jahnichen & Ahmad Faudzi Musib
2011
ISBN 978-967-344-234-8
31 pages
RM10.00

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“Mukhtasar Pertumbuhan Bahasa Arab, Dialeknya dan Ilmu-ilmunya”

Buku ini cuba menjelaskan sejarah pertumbuhan bahasa Arab sejak zaman awalnya, dialek-dialek Arab yang wujud di dunia Arab sebelum dan selepas kedatangan Islam serta perkaitan rapat antara qira’at al-Qur’an al-Karim dengan dialek Arab yang pelbagai. Ia juga menyentuh perkembangan Ilmu nahu dan balaghah Arab serta toko-tokoh tersohor yang telah menyumbang jasa yang besar dalam pertumbuhan kedua-dua ilmu tersebut. Di samping itu, buku ini juga membicarakan usaha-usaha sarjana linguistik Arab dalam bidang leksikografi yang menghasilkan pelbagai kaedah penyusunan kamus, manakala dalam bidang semantik pula dipaparkan pendapat ulama Arab silam dan pendapat moden yang dikemukan oleh sarjana Barat.

• Muhammad Zaki Abdul Rahman & Tasyi’ Radiah Medah
• 2011
• SBN 978-967-344-242-3
• 180 halaman
• RM35 .00