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Networking with business chambers: empirical study on the factors of participation of the indigenous small business-owners in Malaysia

Omar, Siti Sarah and Ramlan, Rohaizan (2014) Networking with business chambers: empirical study on the factors of participation of the indigenous small business-owners in Malaysia. Global Journal of Management And Business Research, 14 (2). ISSN 2249-4588

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Abstract

It has been recognized that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) facilitate economic growth worldwide especially in the developing and developed countries. To remain viable SMEs are required to create network and relationships with various parties in the business environment, including clubs/associations or chamber of commerce. Despite the fact that SMEs in Malaysia are supported with numerous assistance and facilities from the government agencies and business chambers at the regional and national level, however, the exploration of their roles and duties in contributing to the SMEs success are still under researched. Furthermore, the extent to which these business chambers provide support to SMEs has been less explored. Therefore, this paper is going to answer these objectives; to identify the business chambers that the entrepreneurs have connected to, to explore the factors for the connections, and to study the extent to which these business chambers provide support to the SMEs. This qualitative research employs in-depth interviewing technique that has been carried out with 15 owner-managers of SMEs in the Southern Region of Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMES; business chambers; network; indigenous (bumiputera) entrepreneurs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Production and Operation Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2016 07:37
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2016 07:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8192
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