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Entrepreneurship and livelihood restoration at Sindh Pakistan: mediating role of firm performance

Kazi, Abdul Ghafoor and Md Yusoff, Rosman and Ismail, Fadillah and Munastiwi, Erni and Arisar, Muzammil Muhammad Khan (2017) Entrepreneurship and livelihood restoration at Sindh Pakistan: mediating role of firm performance. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (9). pp. 8138-8143. ISSN 19366612

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Abstract

Natural Disasters are real phenomenon that occurs in one or another part of the world throughout the year. Disasters affected counties suffer losses such as loss of economy and infrastructures; whilst affected people lose their lives, health, wealth, shelter, education; people become displaced and lose means to earn livelihood. The affected societies become vulnerable to suffer tension and depression, which may lead society to inhuman actives. In order to restore livelihood in such situation, most of the studies are done in developed countries, less are done in developing countries in this perspective. This study determines the relationship in between entrepreneurship and livelihood through firm performance. A research framework was designed to observe such relationship. The population parameters were set and a sample of 446 entrepreneurs was selected from disaster affected districts of Sindh Province at Pakistan using multistage sampling. Self-Administrated Questionnaires was used to collect entrepreneurs’ responses. Prior to final data analysis, data was screened out to eradicate/transform the outliers and missing values; furthermore, the testes were performed to check normality, linearity, Homoscedasticity, and Multicollinearity in data. Final data was analyzed using Hierarchical Multiple Regression Analysis in stepwise manner as suggested Baron and Kenny. Data analysis revealed that entrepreneurship has positive relationship with livelihood restoration and firm performance partially mediated this relationship. Therefore, it concludes that disaster affected society may recover and restores their livelihood promoting entrepreneurship and improving firm performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship; firm performance; livelihood; mediating effect; natural disaster
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 01:03
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 01:03
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10781
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