Title: Factors influencing entrepreneurship in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) among residents in Sarawak Malaysia

Authors: Shaharudin Jakpar; Junaid M. Shaikh; Michael Tinggi; Nurhidayati Abd Latiff Jamali

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business, University Malaysia, Sarawak, 94300, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia. ' Accounting Department, School of Business, Curtin University, Sarawak, (Australian University), Sarawak Offshore Campus, Miri, 98009, Sarawak, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Economics and Business, University Malaysia Sarawak, 94300, Kota, Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Economics and Business, University Malaysia Sarawak, 94300, Kota, Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

Abstract: Generally, majority of the entrepreneurs who are involved in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) industry in Sarawak contribute to the economy revenue in Sarawak Malaysia. There are many types of businesses in SMEs industry where the entrepreneurs can choose from if they have interest in business. It is not only about the interest factor but there are a lot of other factors which can influence those people to participate in business. This research is based on the quantitative type of study. The analysis data showed that individual and environment factor do have relationship with the level of involvement in business. Furthermore, knowledge and business strategy factor do have relationship with the level of successful in business. This research can be a useful reference and may contribute new idea especially to those new researchers in the future.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; small and medium-sized enterprises; Sarawak; small business; SMEs; Malaysia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2012.046919

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2012 Vol.16 No.1, pp.83 - 101

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 May 2012 *

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