Social Capital and Entrepreneurial Competencies: a study among Women Micro-Entrepreneurs in Malaysia.

Abdullah Al- Mamun, and Rajennd A/L Muniady, and P. Yukthamarani Permarupa, and Noor Raihani Zainol, and Noorshella Che Nawi, and C. A. Malarvizhi, (2015) Social Capital and Entrepreneurial Competencies: a study among Women Micro-Entrepreneurs in Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2015, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Women entrepreneurship as one of the key contributors of economic development through a rapid development process reduces poverty, unemployment, and inequalities, and improves the overall well being of children. Social capital is the most under-rated influential factor, which may have a strong influence on entrepreneurial competencies and enterprise performance. This study aims to examine the effect of social capital (i.e., structural, cognitive, and relational) on entrepreneurial competencies (i.e., conceptual, commitment, and organizing) among women micro-entrepreneurs in Peninsular Malaysia. This study employs a cross-sectional approach and quantitative data are collected through structured interviews. It was found that social capital has a significant positive effect on entrepreneurial competencies. Development policies and programs in Malaysia should therefore focus on building social capital among micro-entrepreneurs to foster the national development process that reduces poverty, unemployment rate, and inequalities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Social Capital, Women Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurial Competencies
Faculty: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 21 May 2017 03:17
Last Modified: 21 May 2017 03:17
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/5556

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