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The dynamism of Malaysian furniture industry


Kamarudin, Ahmad Farid and Mohd Kassim, Abdul Wahid and Hassan, Mohamad Ghozali (2010) The dynamism of Malaysian furniture industry. In: The First Seminar On: Entrepreneurship and Societal Development in Asean (ISE-SODA 2010) "Achieving Regional Growth through Entrepreneurship Education", 27th February-1st March 2010, City Bayview Hotel Langkawi. ASEAN Universities Consortium of Entrepreneurship Education (AUCEE), pp. 297-305. ISBN 983-2078-36-4

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Abstract

Malaysia is the home to the world's third largest tropical rain forest behind Amazon and African wild jungle. The furniture industry in Malaysia has become one of the country's most vibrant sources of growth (Focus On Malaysian Furniture - Part 1,2005). Malaysia is the l0th largest world's exporter accounting to 160 countries. Total export in 2008 was RM 8.717 billion (MFPC, 2008). Government through Malaysian Furniture lndustry Council (MFIC) and Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council (MFPC) has maintained its support for the growth of the industry The goal is now to increase the volume of manufacturing and exports. The dependence on timber resources has lessened as the industry has adopted advanced design. Today, additional species and materials such as metal, plastic, aluminium, and rattan are used to make sure wider range of products be offered to make it more competitive (Focus On Malaysia Furniture - Part 1,2005).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This seminar is collaboration between The Co-operative and Entrepreneurship Development Institute (CEDI) of Universiti Utara Malaysia; National Entrepreneurship Institute (INSKEN); Universiti Padjajaran (UNPAD), Bandung; Universiti Komputer Indonesia (UNIKOM) and Prince Songkla of University (PSU), Thailand.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamad Ghozali Hassan
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2011 08:33
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 02:05
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2986

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