International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Managerial Skills of the Small Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Malaysia
Suhaila Abdul Kadir, Dr. M. Mohd Rosli

Managerial skills would determine survival and competitiveness of small and medium enterprises. Unfortunately, evidence on managerial skills of the Malaysian Indigenous entrepreneurs is hardly found. Drawing on the literature flaw, this study attempts to identify the level of managerial skills of the small Indigenous entrepreneurs. A sample of 250 respondents was  for a survey in Kelantan and the Klang Valley. Due to several constraints, only 200 respondents completed and returned the questionnaire for analysis. Using descriptive and bivariate statistics, it was confirmed that managerial skills of the entrepreneurs in management, finance and marketing are satisfactorily high irrespective of geographical areas. Since this study does not relate managerial skills and firm performance, future studies should consider this aspect for better understanding of the entrepreneur group.

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