Title: Recognising and leveraging unique strengths of entrepreneurs in Malaysia

Authors: Raduan Che Rose, Arfah Salleh, Naresh Kumar

Addresses: Graduate School of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang Selangor, Malaysia. ' Graduate School of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang Selangor, Malaysia. ' Graduate School of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: The main focus of this research is to investigate the factors that influenced Malaysian founding entrepreneurs to take their companies to a growth-stage. The study found a significant relationship between venture growth and entrepreneurs with high personal initiative, focused on specific competency areas within operations, finance, marketing and human resources. This study on venture growth will serve as a road map and guide for many new business start-ups to follow and to grow towards the direction that would produce desirable results.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises; Malaysia; venture growth; entrepreneurs; business start-ups.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2007.015406

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2007 Vol.1 No.4, pp.466 - 492

Available online: 15 Oct 2007 *

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