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Solidarity factor in cultivating entrepreneurial culture among the Minangkabau’s sub-ethnic group, West Sumatera, Indonesia


Poespowidjojo, Donny Abdul Latief and Mohd Shariff, Mohd Noor and Musa, Muhammad Muhaizam (2013) Solidarity factor in cultivating entrepreneurial culture among the Minangkabau’s sub-ethnic group, West Sumatera, Indonesia. In: The 2nd International Conference on Rural Development and Entrepreneurship (ICORE 2013), 2nd to 4th November 2013, Purwokerto, Java, Indonesia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Traditional ceremonies and customs that are tied up in a culture of solidarity are estimated to affect efficiency and entrepreneurial career in Minangkabau society of Indonesia. The objective of this study is firstly to review the role of the culture of solidarity in explaining the creation of successful entrepreneurial career. Secondly is to identify the role of the culture of solidarity in explaining entrepreneurial competencies. Thirdly is to measure the relationship between entrepreneurial competencies and career success in determining to what extent entrepreneurial competencies can explain the relationship between the culture of solidarity and entrepreneurial career success in the Minangkabau society of Indonesia. The theory of Cultural Capital and Entrepreneurial Behaviour Theory is applied to build the framework of the research work. Questionnaire prefixes descriptive exploration and followed by regression analysis to test four hypotheses. Data was collected from 359 small and medium enterprises (SMES) engaged in the business of clothes and food in Elegant District, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The results of this study explained that a culture of solidarity give significant effect to the success of the entrepreneurial career. Meanwhile, an entrepreneurial competency also affects the success of entrepreneurial career that explained the factors in the relationship between the culture of solidarity and entrepreneurial career success. This research contributed significantly to the knowledge of entrepreneurship, which suggests that the spirit of solidarity in the community culture plays an important role in shaping and promoting competency of the community towards entrepreneurship development in Minangkabau community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Indonesia and Hebei University, China.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solidarity Culture, Entrepreneurial Competencies,Career Success, Entrepreneurship Minangkabau.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Dr. Donny Abdul Latief Poespowidjojo
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 03:10
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 01:40
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12553

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