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Microfinance and women entrepreneurs’ business performance: the mediating role of social capital

Yusuff, Yusrinadini Zahirah and Abu Bakar, Azizi and Ahmad, Shuhymee (2016) Microfinance and women entrepreneurs’ business performance: the mediating role of social capital. Journal for Studies in Management and Planning (JSMaP), 2 (6). pp. 82-96. ISSN 2395-0463

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These days, women are believed as changing the global economy as entrepreneurs, consumers and workers. More women have been involved in entrepreneurship and play vital role as part of economic growth.Women entrepreneurs are look forward to give strong contribution to boost economic growth by reducing poverty, drive Malaysia towards the goal of becoming a high income, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020.The Malaysian Government has allocated RM 200 million in 2016’s Budget for micro-financing facility by Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) to increase women participation in entrepreneurship and expand their existing business.Most literatures claim microfinance and social capital seem cannot be separated and play important role in the entrepreneurial process and crucial for the business performance.Thus, the mediator role of social capital is studied in this paper.190 respondents under the umbrella of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) were involved in the questionnaire-based survey.Consequently, this study expected to contribute empirical evidence on the relationship between microfinance on women entrepreneurs’ business performance and the mediating role of social capital in the relationship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microfinance, Social Capital, Women Entrepreneurs, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, Business Performance.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Dr. Azizi Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 07:19
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 07:19
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21229

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