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Entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial orientation and women-owned SMEs business performance: a conceptual framework

Rashid, Umi Kartini and Nasuredin, Juzaimi and W Net, Siti Nabilah and Wan Yusoff, Wan Fauziah and Omar, Siti Sarah and Harun, Amran (2018) Entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial orientation and women-owned SMEs business performance: a conceptual framework. Journal for Studies in Management and Planning, 4 (13). pp. 433-450. ISSN 23950463


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Being recognized as one of the key components of economic development, entrepreneurship is encouraged neither in the advanced nor less developed countries. Recently, many researches on entrepreneurs were based largely on men who had started businesses, while women entrepreneurs were found to be under researched or insufficiently researched although the number of their participation in business as the owner or manager was increasing. In fact, past studies revealed that women-owned SMEs’ underperformed was most probably due to lack of intangible resources: different behaviour or characteristics of women entrepreneurs compared to their male counterparts, for instance, the management practice or entrepreneurial management (EM) and entrepreneurial orientation (EO). In addition, notwithstanding the vital importance of this area, very few studies have been done to look at the relationships between entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial orientation and the performance of women-owned SMEs. Based on the literature, six dimensions of entrepreneurial management; namely entrepreneurial culture, growth orientation, management structure, resource orientation, reward philosophy, and strategic orientation; and three dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation; namely innovativeness, pro-activeness and risk taking will be proposed. The research framework of this study contributes to the existing body of knowledge of women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship literature. The theoretical contributions and practical implications are also significant findings for women owners-managers of SMEs and women entrepreneurial development in the country. Finally, some limitations are also acknowledged that indicate future research directions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurs; women-owned SMEs; performance; entrepreneurial management; entrepreneurial orientation.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Business Management
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 02:37
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 02:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11802
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