Exploratory Study on the Relationship between Entrepreneurial Attitude and Firm’s Performance

Kum-Lung Choe, Siat-Ching Loo, Teck-Chai Lau


There is an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship research around the globe. The Census of Establishments and Enterprises 2006 shows that 99.2% or 518,996 of business establishments in Malaysia were small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A critical question remains – what factors affect entrepreneurial performance? Not all business start-ups were successful and managed to survive into the future. This study aims to understand how entrepreneurial attitude affects the performance of SMEs in Malaysia. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to owner managers and data were analyzed using regression model. Results show that all five dimensions of entrepreneurial attitude are positively related to firm performance.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v9n4p144

Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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