Title: The nexus between entrepreneur skills and successful business: a decompositional analysis

Authors: Naziruddin Abdullah; Noor Ul Hadi; Léo-Paul Dana

Addresses: Universiti Kuala Lumpur Business School (UniKL BIS), Bangunan Yayasan Selangor, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kg Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Universiti Kuala Lumpur Business School (UniKL BIS), Bangunan Yayasan Selangor, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kg Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ' Montpellier Research in Management, Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School, 2300 avenue des Moulins, Montpellier, France

Abstract: Entrepreneurship, which then began as a concept in 1700s, has now become a buzzword. Specifically, the concept has been practically spread over all sectors of the economy, and across countries and regions; Pakistan is not an exception. Today, although the notion of entrepreneurship is more or less understandable, the measurement is not. Equally true, what impact the entrepreneurship skills has on business success is not widely known, let alone empirically measured. It is for this reason the present study is conducted. The results obtained in this study lead to a number of implications; policy, theoretical and empirical. In relation to policy, marble manufacturing units depend on entrepreneur skills; top among which is the resiliency skill. Second, in reference to theoretical and empirical, the results of this study have contributed to the advancement of theory and understanding of entrepreneurship, as well as provided empirical evidence to support the theory at large.

Keywords: marble manufacturing industry; Pakistan; entrepreneur skills; success.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2018.092029

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2018 Vol.34 No.2, pp.249 - 265

Received: 23 May 2016
Accepted: 09 Sep 2016

Published online: 22 May 2018 *

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