The level of business management practices of the malay women entrepreneurs and its relationship with their business performance

Nor Aishah Buang, Hafinaz Agil

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Abstract

Many studies found that business performance has relationships with the entrepreneurs' ability to manage. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of business management practices of the Malay women entrepreneurs and its relationship with their business performance. The study also aimed to distinguish the differences between the level of business management practices based on the level of education, entrepreneurial courses attended and previous working experience among them. The sample consists of 103 women entrepreneurs who are operating their businesses in the District of Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The management skills were limited to the four functions namely planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A survey design was employed using a questionnaire. The study found that the level of business management skills among women entrepreneurs was high. The result also showed that there is a positive and strong relationship between organizing skills and the business performance. The findings indicated significant differences between organizing, leading and controlling skills based on their level of education. The entrepreneurial courses attended showed significant differences between planning and leading skills. Furthermore, the study found that previous working experiences contributed to the differences in the level of business management practices. Implications of this study suggested the importance of education, entrepreneurial courses and trainings in ensuring entrepreneurial success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-311
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume5
Issue number6 A
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Women entrepreneurs
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Business performance
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Entrepreneurship education
Management skills
Planning
Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial success
Questionnaire
Survey design
Education
Malaysia

Keywords

  • Business management
  • Business performance
  • Functions
  • Questionnaire
  • Significant
  • Women entrepreneurs

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  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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