Entrepreneurs’ competencies and competitive advantages: A study on Malaysian microenterprises

Fazal, Syed Ali and Mamun, Abdullah Al and Ahmad, Ghazali Bin and Masud, Muhammad Mehedi (2022) Entrepreneurs’ competencies and competitive advantages: A study on Malaysian microenterprises. Global Business Review, 23 (1). pp. 61-74. ISSN 0972-1509, DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0972150919854937.

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Considering the significance of relevant competencies towards business success and the dependency of socio-economical vulnerable micro-entrepreneurs on their enterprise income, this study examined the effect of entrepreneurs’ competencies (i.e., opportunity recognizing competency, strategic competency, organizing competency, relationship competency, conceptual competency and commitment competency) on the competitive advantage of microenterprises in Malaysia. This study adopted a cross-sectional research design and collected quantitative data from 300 randomly selected respondents from Peninsular Malaysia. The findings revealed significant positive effects of organizing and commitment competency on the competitive advantage with a significantly negative effect of relationship competency on the competitive advantage. Apart from enriching the current literature, this study offers significant policy implications for the government and socio-developmental organizations in Malaysia for improving the micro-entrepreneurship and uplifting large low-income groups from poverty. © 2019 International Management Institute, New Delhi.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurial competency; Competitive advantage; microenterprise; Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2023 02:40
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 02:40
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/43319

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