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Profiling of entrepreneurs and SMEs: issues & challenges

Maulan, Suharni and Ismail, Yusof and Djayusman, Royyan Ramdani and Faradisi, Roghibah Jadwa and Santoso, Bedjo (2020) Profiling of entrepreneurs and SMEs: issues & challenges. In: Cross border SMEs: Malaysia & Indonesia. UMY Press, Bantul, Yogyakarta, pp. 1-16. ISBN 9786239168285

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As Malaysia aims to become a high-income country by the year 2020, where the small medium enterprises (SMEs) play critical roles, this chapter focuses on profiling the SMEs and the challenges that they are currently fac-ing. This finding confirms that the majority of Malaysian SMEs is of micro and small size where the issues of financial accessibility and sufficiency are still prevailing. Using factor analysis, 344 data was analyzed, and it was found that the challenges faced by Malaysian SMEs can be divided into four factors, namely: “human resource management (HRM) challenges”, “external chal-lenges”, “entrepreneur competency challenges” and “organizational-related challenges”. It is hoped that these findings will assist the government to identify relevant policies to further enhance the performance of SMEs in Malaysia.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4836/83832 - Library has no copy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Malaysia, SMEs Profile and Challenges
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF3000 By region or country
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suharni Maulan
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2020 15:18
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2021 16:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83832

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