Title: Empowerment of small businesses based on agribusiness, micro and cooperatives in Malang to face the ASEAN market
Authors: Benny Hutahayan
Addresses: Faculty of Administrative Science, Brawijaya University, Veteran Street, Ketawanggede, Lowokwaru, Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia
Abstract: This study breaks down the strengthening procedure of small, micro and cooperative enterprises in view of agribusiness in facing the ASEAN Economic Community. The population in this study was all SMCEs mentors in the Department of Cooperatives, Industry, and Trade of Malang (northeast, central and southwest) that depend on agribusiness. Then, the sample was 80 SMCEs, data was collected by direct observation to the field in a participatory manner and investigation was performed by relapse. The results demonstrated that the factors recognised in the SMCEs' business progress model were 66.2%. In the meantime, whenever seen from the degree of impact, it is generally negligible, which is just 43.9%. In any case, the after-effects of this examination are a decent initial phase in understanding the genuine state of SMEs in Malang. SMCEs everywhere, including in Malang, require more serious attention to further organise their performance in dealing with global issues so as not to lose in global competition.
Keywords: agribusiness; Malang; SMCEs.
International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2021 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.195 - 200
Received: 13 Aug 2020
Accepted: 29 Dec 2020
Published online: 11 Jul 2022 *