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Title: The internationalisation of Malaysian business and its relevance to Malay entrepreneurs.
Author: Mahajar, Abdul Jumaat.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3616 5139
Awarding Body: University of Keele
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2000
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Abstract:
This thesis is concerned with an empirical investigation to explore the barriers and incentives faced by Malay entrepreneurs to engage in international business in Malaysia. Besides collecting quantitative data, qualitative data on barriers and incentives faced by the Malay firms in export and domestic businesses were also collected. This study was conducted in thirteen states in West Malaysia. In the quantitative analysis, the data gathered was obtained from 166 firms and 71 firms were interviewed for the qualitative survey at the Director and Managerial level in small, medium and large firms. Statistical analysis was carried out using frequency distribution, cross-tabulation, mean, cronbach alpha, chi-square, cramer v, phi-coefficient, ANOVA, pearson correlation, multiple regression and likert scaling. The survey results enabled the quantitative testing of hypotheses which were proven significant. There is positive correlation between the demographic variables of the decision-maker and the demographic variables of the firm to export. The lesser the barriers to export, the higher the probability a firm will engage in international business. The higher the incentives to export, the higher the probability a firm will engage in international business. There are significant differences in terms of the effects of demographic variables of decision-makers of exporting and domestic firms on export. There are significant differences in terms of the effects of demographic variables of exporting and domestic firms on export. The results of the analysis gathered from the quantitative and qualitative survey showed that majority of Malay entrepreneurs engaged in domestic business agreed that they could gain many incentives if they engage in international business.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.323704  DOI: Not available
Keywords: International commerce & international trade International trade
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