Entrepreneurial characteristics amongst co-operatives in Malaysia – preliminary evidence

Ghazali Ahmad, and Mohd Rafi Yaacob, and Mohamed Dahlan Ibrahim, (2012) Entrepreneurial characteristics amongst co-operatives in Malaysia – preliminary evidence. In: The 13th Malaysia-Indonesia Conference on Economics, Management & Accounting (MIICEMA 2012), 18 - 20 Oktober 2012 , Sriwijaya University, Palembang, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The role of co-operative is increasingly important as such an organization provides both financial and social benefits to members and the public at large. In Malaysia, despite the increasing number of co-operatives over the years, their cumulative contribution to the country’s GNP is only less than one per cent. Such figure is far below the contribution of co-operatives in developed countries. In order to contribute significantly to the country economy, co-operative should behave entrepreneurially. Pertaining to this issue, the aim of this paper is to discuss the findings of a pilot study of entrepreneurial characteristics amongst co-operatives in Malaysia. The results were based from two separate pilot studies in which involved a number of co-operatives in the Klang Valley. Overall, the involved co-operatives show low entrepreneurial characteristics. The findings would provide valuable insights into the contribution of the co-operative sector to the national economy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Co-operatives - Co-operative in Malaysia - Co-operative entrepreneurship - entrepreneurship level, entrepreneurship characteristics
Faculty: Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2012 14:29
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2016 01:39
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/934

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