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Factors influencing women entrepreneurs business success of SMEs in Malaysia

Abidah, Abdul Bari (2015) Factors influencing women entrepreneurs business success of SMEs in Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) plays an important role in the economic development of the country. There are an increasing number of women entrepreneurs involve in this sector nowadays. Hence, this paper presents findings of a research study design to investigate the factors that influence women entrepreneurs’ business success of SMEs in Malaysia. This research focus on six variables that contribute to the business success namely; financial capital, motivation and goal, social networking, government support, improvisation and adoption of information and communication technology. Questionnaire was used as a method of data collection in this research and has been distributed to 150 women entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Multiple Regression analysis was used to analyze the research hypothesis. Multiple Regression analysis showed that collectively all factors have positive influence on women business success. However, if it indicates individually, motivation and goal and government support factors have no significance influence to women business success. The findings of this study could contribute both theorists and managerial practitioners

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2015 06:42
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 01:22
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4676

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