The Roles of Entrepreneurial Competencies and organizational Life Cycle Stages in Malaysian Tourism and Hospitality SMEs: A Proposed Framework

Victoria, Jonathan and Hahn, Huh-Jung and Ardichvili, Alexandre (2016) The Roles of Entrepreneurial Competencies and organizational Life Cycle Stages in Malaysian Tourism and Hospitality SMEs: A Proposed Framework. In: 23rd International Research Conference in the Americas (AHRD), 18-20 February 2016, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Abstract

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism and hospitality industry are important contributors to the development of the Malaysian economy. Despite considerable support and incentives provided by the government, many SMEs still fail at different stages of their ventures. Since successful SMEs have a huge impact on a nation’s growth and economic well being, it is therefore critical to understand predictors of SME success. Some scholars attribute SME success to the competencies of the entrepreneurs themselves. This working paper proposes a conceptual framework for further empirical investigation. The framework integrates existing gaps in entrepreneurial SMEs by examining competencies required at different stages of SME growth, taking into consideration the uniqueness of the industry and the Malaysian context. The proposed framework is also anticipated for use by entrepreneurs, educators and trainers to develop the required competencies to facilitate SME growth and success. Keywords: SME; entrepreneurial competencies; Malaysia; tourism and hospitality industry

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: SME, entrepreneurial competencies; Malaysia; tourism and hospitality industry, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Victoria Jonathan
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 03:33
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 06:54
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/19183

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