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
This book includes three studies on ICT companies. The first study investigates the Small Medium Enterprise(SME) practice of computerized accounting system(CAS) and identifies the factors affecting the adoption of CAS among SMEs in Melaka, Malaysia. The f
This study is to investigate the perceived importance of Balanced Scorecard (Bsc) implementation of Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the context of managers or top management. This research employed sample from selected region in Malaysia
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.
Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: complete, , course: Business Management, language: English, abstract: This study examines personal values for its influence on entrepreneurial orientation, and determines the role of mediator [self efficacy (SE)] and moderator [business environment (BE)] variables on the relationship between personal values (PV) and entrepreneurial orientations (EO). The examination of the mediator-moderator effect involving PV, SE, BE, and their subsequent influence on EO was also undertaken. A survey was administered with the assistance of MARA officers the whole of West Malaysia. The data generated was based on 162 owner managers selfrating of PV, SE, BE and EO. Rasch Model and SPSS programs were employed to analyze the data using several different analyses. Multiple regression, hierarchical stepwise regression, One Way ANOVA and Independent t-tests were used to test the hypotheses. The results provided general support for five out of the six hypotheses. Specifically, the direct relationship between personal values (especially religious values) and entrepreneurial orientations was found to be positively related. Different dimension of personal values predicted different dimension of entrepreneurial orientations. Self-efficacy was found to have positive relationship with entrepreneurial orientations; mediate the relationship between personal values of hard work and discipline, and also entrepreneurial orientations. However, business environment did not moderate the relationship between self-efficacy and entrepreneurial orientations. Therefore, the Rasch Model has developed a new entrepreneur competence measure as it generates four classifications of Malay owner managers. As this is a fresh finding, it serves as a new contribution for the present study. The results suggested that religious values and self-efficacy motivation were needed to influence entrepreneurial orientation. Hence, the Malaysian government needs to improve the performance of Malay owner managers by providing them with training, focusing on reinforcing their religious values. This is particularly important for Malay owner managers who have just started in business and those who have survived in their business. The new construct developed for religious values, and the entrepreneurial competence measure employed were important contributions that should be replicated in other countries or other religions, to confirm on the applicability of the measure. [...] Rohani Mohd, a Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Business and Management and a Research Fellow at Malaysian Academy of SMEs and Entrepreneurship Development, Universiti Teknologi MARA, is actively involved in business and entrepreneurship research. Her innovative product named Electronic Ruler of Entrepreneurial Competence was derived from her PhD work and has been used by many Malaysian training agencies. She intelligently uses her expertise in Rasch Measurement Model and her knowledge in entrepreneurship and management to produce measures in entrepreneurial skills and behaviors useful for public and private institution. Rohani Mohd holds a Diploma in Marketing from Universiti Islam Zainal Abidin (formerly known as KUSZA, class of 1987), B.A. in Business Administration from International Islamic University (class of 1992), a Masters in Business Administration from Universiti Teknologi MARA (class of 2000) and a PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship from Universiti Utara Malaysia (2013). Her area of expertise are management, strategic management, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, SMEs, and behavioral finance.
There is a growing interest in firms adoption of ethical and social marketing approaches among academics and practitioners alike. Ethical Marketing is the application of ethics into the marketing process, and Social Marketing is a concept that seeks to influence a target audience for the greater social good. Ethical and Social Marketing in Asia examines this so-far unexplored area, investigating why differing cultures and consumption behaviours require different emphasis in different markets. The diversity of the Asian countries provides a perplexing environment to the development and management of ethical and social marketing. The belief that bottom line profits is enough for a company, is often not favourably viewed by Asian countries emphasising collective, social and long term benefits for the people and country. Due to these interesting characteristics and complexities, the study of ethical and social marketing in Asia is a timely topic. The first chapters introduce Ethical Marketing in Asia, followed by case studies of how the approach is used across 14 diverse economies, geographically based on clusters; North East, (China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea), South East (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia) and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh). The second part discusses Social Marketing using the same sequence of regions and economies and the third part explores the unique link to Fairness Management in Asia, followed by a conclusion. explores the nature of ethical and social marketing from an Asian perspective discusses current ethical and social marketing researches and practices in different areas, industries, commercial and non-commercial sectors serves as an invaluable resource for marketing academics and practitioners requiring more than anecdotal evidence of different ethical and social marketing applications compares and contrasts unethical situations covering important aspects related to ethics, society and fairness includes an interesting mix of theory, research findings and practices Bang Nguyen, PhD, is Associate Professor of Marketing at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), Shanghai, China. Previously, he held faculty positions at Oxford Brookes University and RMIT International University Vietnam and was a Visiting Scholar at CEIBS. Bang is an experienced consultant and advises on marketing and brand development for SMEs and start-up, and has extensive knowledge in service organizations (consumer products/services). He has published widely in journals and has published in more than 70 peer reviewed scientific articles and books, as well as presented at national and international conferences. His research interests include customer relationship management, services marketing, consumer behaviour, branding and social marketing.