An overview of a broadly-based entrepreneurial competencies model for business success of women micro-entrepreneurs in Malaysia / Mohd Mahfudz Idris and Saridan Abu Bakar

Idris, Mohd Mahfudz and Abu Bakar, Saridan (2019) An overview of a broadly-based entrepreneurial competencies model for business success of women micro-entrepreneurs in Malaysia / Mohd Mahfudz Idris and Saridan Abu Bakar. Insight Journal : International, Refereed, Open Access, Online Journal, 5 (11). pp. 94-99. ISSN 2600-8564

Abstract

Women comprise half of the Malaysian population or 15.3 million from a total of 31.7 million people. Approximately, 88 percent of women entrepreneurs in the country are involved in micro-entrepreneurs. Women micro-entrepreneurs contribute significantly through income generation and job creation. Despite the significant proportion and pivotal
roles of women micro-entrepreneurs for economic development, their business success is still debatable. The number of successful women micro-entrepreneurs is still low, and they are underperforming despite the increase in their population. Thus, this paper seeks to develop a broadly-based entrepreneurial competencies model that is exclusively and
mutually for women micro-entrepreneurs to succeed in their business by investigating each domain of entrepreneurial competencies. This was done based on the findings by
reviewing a thorough review of literature from the local and global context about this issue. Previous studies revealed that women micro-entrepreneurs need to have necessary
entrepreneurial competencies to act as a catalyst for their business success. The women micro-entrepreneurs need to have eight domains of entrepreneurial competencies which
comprise of (a) strategic (b) commitment (c) conceptual (d) opportunity (e) organizing and leading (f) relationships (g) personal, and (h) technical competencies that are exclusively
and mutually for women micro-entrepreneurs’ business success. Finally, the conclusion from the literature helps to assess the critical issues of the low number of successful
women micro-entrepreneurship, and they are underperforming in Malaysia. Furthermore, understanding on every domain of entrepreneurial competencies for women microentrepreneurs would also ascertain which of these competencies are to be included in the entrepreneurial competencies model for women micro-entrepreneurs.

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Item Type: Article
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Idris, Mohd Mahfudz
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Abu Bakar, Saridan
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Zainon, Assoc. Prof Dr. Saunah
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Raja Ahmad, Assoc. Prof Dr. Raja Adzrin
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Soo, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Carolyn Kum Yoke
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Kadri, Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Halim
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Ismail, Dr. Noriah
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Mohd Ariff Albakri, Associate Professor Dr. Intan Safinas
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Khairani, Dr. Noor Sufiawati
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Othman, Dr. Akmal Aini
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Ismail, Dr. Norashikin
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Ahmad, Associate Professor Dr. Syahrul Ahmar
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Misman, Dr. Faridah Najuna
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Shamsuddin, Associate Professor Dr. Amanuddin
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Women
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Leadership in women. Women executives
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Segamat Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Insight Journal : International, Refereed, Open Access, Online Journal
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > INSIGHT Journal (IJ)
ISSN: 2600-8564
Volume: 5
Number: 11
Page Range: pp. 94-99
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Keywords: Women micro-entrepreneurs; business success; entrepreneurial competencies; UiTM Cawangan Johor
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/42286
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