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Long run business objectives and business performance of Bumiputera and Non-Bumiputera SMEs during the 2007-2009 economic slowdown

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • SME (Small Medium-sized Enterprises) assumed an

    important role in Malaysian economy. They constitute some

    99.2 % of all enterprises, employ 65% of the workforce and

    contribute almost 50% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or

    value added and approximately 20% of total exports. A total of

    157 Bumiputera and 72 Non-Bumiputera SMEs were successfully

    interviewed. The results of this study reveal that the increase in

    market share is the same for both Bumiputera and Non-

    Bumiputera entrepreneurs. In term of sales and productivity,

    Non-Bumiputera entrepreneurs performed better than

    Bumiputera entrepreneurs for the past three years. However,

    Bumiputera entrepreneurs perceived that their companies

    earned a higher profits than the Non-Bumiputera companies.

    This might be due to the level of satisfaction among both

    ethnics where Bumiputera are much easier to satisfy

    although their profit is lower.

UOW Authors


  •   Abdullah, Zainah (external author)
  •   Zainal, Nor Rashidah (external author)
  •   Abdullah, Azizan (external author)
  •   Harvie, Charles

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Abdullah, Z., Zainal, N., Abdullah, A. & Harvie, C. (2011). Long run business objectives and business performance of Bumiputera and Non-Bumiputera SMEs during the 2007-2009 economic slowdown. 2011 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (CHUSER 2011) (pp. 750-755). Piscataway: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858967528

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1557

Start Page


  • 750

End Page


  • 755

Place Of Publication


  • Piscataway

Abstract


  • SME (Small Medium-sized Enterprises) assumed an

    important role in Malaysian economy. They constitute some

    99.2 % of all enterprises, employ 65% of the workforce and

    contribute almost 50% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or

    value added and approximately 20% of total exports. A total of

    157 Bumiputera and 72 Non-Bumiputera SMEs were successfully

    interviewed. The results of this study reveal that the increase in

    market share is the same for both Bumiputera and Non-

    Bumiputera entrepreneurs. In term of sales and productivity,

    Non-Bumiputera entrepreneurs performed better than

    Bumiputera entrepreneurs for the past three years. However,

    Bumiputera entrepreneurs perceived that their companies

    earned a higher profits than the Non-Bumiputera companies.

    This might be due to the level of satisfaction among both

    ethnics where Bumiputera are much easier to satisfy

    although their profit is lower.

UOW Authors


  •   Abdullah, Zainah (external author)
  •   Zainal, Nor Rashidah (external author)
  •   Abdullah, Azizan (external author)
  •   Harvie, Charles

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Abdullah, Z., Zainal, N., Abdullah, A. & Harvie, C. (2011). Long run business objectives and business performance of Bumiputera and Non-Bumiputera SMEs during the 2007-2009 economic slowdown. 2011 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (CHUSER 2011) (pp. 750-755). Piscataway: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858967528

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1557

Start Page


  • 750

End Page


  • 755

Place Of Publication


  • Piscataway