The Prospects of E-commerce forThe SMEs in Malaysia:Usage of e-commerce by SMEs in Malaysia Voon Kiong Liew
E-Commerce Usage by the SMEs in Northern Malaysia:Analysis of the State of E-Commerce Adoption by theSMEs in Northern Malaysia and Factors that Might Hinder its Adoption: AnEmpirical Study Voon Kiong Liew
strategic flexibility of SMEs:study of manufacturing SMEs in Malaysia Arash Najmaei, Zahra Sadeghinejad
The very latest theories and research on the development of entrepreneurship are to be found in this book. It explores the factors affecting the performance of small and family businesses and entrepreneurs innovativeness, amongst other themes. Selected papers update readers on the entrepreneurship environment and reveal aspects of newly identified issues such as innovation for entrepreneurship educators, globalization, entrepreneurship thinking and traits, aspects of a knowledge society, Islamic entrepreneurship, green entrepreneurship and internationalization strategies. Readers may also engage with the theme of the financial and accounting environment for entrepreneurship, including topics such as financial assessment and diagnosis, modelling, hedging, fraud, bankruptcy and governance. Perspectives relevant to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) emerge in this work. The development of Islamic finance and networking effects based on ethnicity are explored, as well as the economic considerations that must be addressed by entrepreneurs in pursuit of any internationalization policies. Scholars and policy makers with an interest in entrepreneurship or small to medium-sized businesses or enterprises (SMEs) will find many valuable insights in this volume. Noor Zahirah Mohd Sidek is currently (2014-2015) a Visiting Research Fellow at the Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance, Durham University, United Kingdom. Her research focus is on Islamic Political Economy and International Economics. Her doctoral research at the International Islamic University, Malaysia in Economics focused on Exchange Rates. Siti Meriam Ali graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with a Doctoral of Business Administration, specializing in Entrepreneurship. Her current research interests include entrepreneurship in SMEs, with a special focus in Tourism. She is also actively involved in entrepreneurship training with a number of SMEs in Kedah, Malaysia. Mahazir Ismail obtained his Phd from Universiti Sains Malaysia in International Business. His research interests include Entrepreneurship Education, International Business with special attention on IT and SMEs. He is currently the Deputy Rector for Research and Industrial linkages in Universiti Teknolo gi MARA, Kedah and is an avid contributor to local community charities.
This book focuses on the adoption of new technologies led by information and communication technologies by SMEs in developing countries. It identifies several factors that augment competitiveness of firms in the era of globalization. Contrary to the general belief these factors are not uniform across developing world. Based on the empirical evidence from firms located in Malaysia, India, Nigeria, Jamaica, and Costa Rica, the study concludes that firms cannot remain competitive without institutional support. Since firms operate in different institutional and economic environment, form of support varies from one country to another.