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Is research on SMEs in Malaysia an utter waste of time?: A literature review

Jaafar, Abdul Rahman and Baharom, Nuraishani and Sharif, Mohmad Yazam (2014) Is research on SMEs in Malaysia an utter waste of time?: A literature review. In: International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2014, 18-19 August 2014, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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This paper reviews some important literature on small and medium scale enterpisies (SMEs) in Malaysia.It was observed that the focus of research on the SMEs was taken from four perspectives – management, finance, marketing and technology.Scholars have looked at issues of managing organizational resources such as human resources, internationalization, total quality management (TQM), technology management and information and communication technology (ICT).But less attention was given by them on issues relating to SME firm performance and firm effectiveness.These two issues are critical in a very special way as they affect the existence and continued survival of SME firms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-957-0910-05-5 Organized by:School of Business Management (SBM) Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: SME; SME firm effectiveness; SME firm performance; Malaysia.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Mohmad Yazam Sharif
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 03:01
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 03:01
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/22443

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