Title: Effects of Islamic entrepreneurship mind programming on entrepreneurial performance through entrepreneurial motivation

Authors: Moha Asri Abdullah; Zulkarnain Kedah; Md. Aftab Anwar

Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Education and Training Business Unit, Serba Dinamik Group Berhad, 7-5 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia ' Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract: This study attempts to identify the attributes and essential elements of Islamic entrepreneurial mind programming and to utilise a contemporary psychological method to evaluate consciousness that enhance entrepreneurial performance through entrepreneurial motivation among the entrepreneurs in Malaysia. Emphasis on entrepreneurial aspects of Islam has not been given enough attention in the field of entrepreneurship literature which might be an important component for Muslims entrepreneurial motivation and performance. A survey data of 201 respondents were used to test the research model using structural equation modelling (SEM). The study represents a significant positive relationship between Islamic entrepreneurial mind programming and entrepreneurial performance mediated by entrepreneurial motivation. The findings of the results confirm that Islamic entrepreneurial mind programming is an important factor among other factors that have influenced over entrepreneurial motivation. The outcome of the study will help the training and development authorities to take necessary steps to outline a new and productive content for potential entrepreneurial development.

Keywords: Islamic entrepreneurship; entrepreneurial mind programming; entrepreneurial performance; entrepreneurial motivation; Malaysia; Islam; structural equation modelling; SEM; entrepreneurial development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2015.071909

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2015 Vol.15 No.3, pp.294 - 312

Received: 06 Apr 2015
Accepted: 04 May 2015

Published online: 23 Sep 2015 *

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