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Accounting practices and financial literacy of smes in Malaysia

Mohd Alwi, Norhayati and Sulaiman, Maliah and Fachrunnisa, Olivia and Yaya, Rizal and Djayusman, Royyan Ramdani (2021) Accounting practices and financial literacy of smes in Malaysia. In: Cross Border SMEs: Malaysia & Indonesia. Unissula Press (Anggota AKAPI & APPTI), Indonesia, pp. 153-171. ISBN 978-623-7079-98-3

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to the economic and social development of Malaysia. The SME sector provides new job opportunities, stimulates competition and thus boosts productivity which are then translated into a lower unemployment rate and many other substantial benefits to the economy. Hence, to ensure the sustainability of SMEs, an understanding towards their financial literacy, especially on the accounting practices and financial literacy, is worth studying. This study will provide an indicator on the level of financial literacy of SMEs and on how SMEs have used accounting information to sustain their businesses. The findings of the study will also provide useful information and potential policy remedies to policy makers, researchers and SMEs owners, especially in the context of SMEs in Muslim countries. The survey was conducted using a structured questionnaire that involved 16 questions in terms of a) record keeping, b) budgeting, c) use of accounting information, and d) financial literacy. Data collected from 344 respondents from the Klang Valley were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accounting practices, Financial Literacy, Small Medium Enterprise, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Norhayati Mohd Alwi
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 15:28
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 15:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/100359

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