Title: Evaluating small firms' performance through entrepreneurial competencies

Authors: Sameh Reyad; Mukhtar Alhashimi; Sherine Sherif Badawi

Addresses: Ahlia University, P.O. Box 10878, Manama, Bahrain ' Ahlia University, P.O. Box 10878, Manama, Bahrain ' Ahlia University, P.O. Box 10878, Manama, Bahrain

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between Bahraini small firms' performance (ROS&ROI) and the competencies of entrepreneurs (relationship competencies, organising competencies and commitment competencies). Data was collected from 150 respondents from various firms in the Bahrain in the period of 2018. Results showed that there is a positive relationship between opportunity competencies of entrepreneur and ROS only at Bahraini' firms. On other hand the results also showed that there is a positive relationship but not significant between the other competencies and ROS&ROI in Bahraini firms.

Keywords: return on sales; ROS; return on investment; ROI; relationship competencies; organising competencies; commitment competencies; Bahrain.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBANK.2020.109664

International Journal of Electronic Banking, 2020 Vol.2 No.2, pp.154 - 169

Received: 12 Jun 2019
Accepted: 08 Dec 2019

Published online: 07 Sep 2020 *

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