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Entrepreneurial orientation from the perspective of Malaysian public sector employees

Mohd. Anis, Siti Nisrin and Khan, Aqeel and Rasli, Amran and Hashim, Noor Hazarina and Mohamad Arshad, Azlin Shafinaz and Handayani, Wiwik (2020) Entrepreneurial orientation from the perspective of Malaysian public sector employees. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (12). pp. 2392-2398. ISSN 2394-5125

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An unprecedented event such as COVID19 has drastically changed the global economic landscape and social wellbeing. To survive the unfortunate consequences, out-of-norm decisions and abrupt actions have been made by companies, public sectors and nations. Other than financial concerns, people are abruptly forced to take risky decision and action, be able to innovate, adapt and continue to act proactively despite the circumstances. Interestingly, these traits are similar to the entrepreneurial domain of entrepreneurial orientation as it is closely associated with the entrepreneurial competencies. This article discusses an empirical study of being entrepreneurial for public sector governance by borrowing the ideation from business-like elements of entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and associate it with the current global situation. The respondents are librarians from Malaysian public universities who have not received any training in entrepreneurship. Three dimensions in entrepreneurial orientation are being studied, namely the innovativeness, proactiveness and risktaking. The study employs on qualitative analysis using the thematic method of Miles and Huberman (1994) analysis. The qualitative analysis was conducted on the two-level approach; using open-ended questions and indepth interviews. The result indicates that entrepreneurial orientation is a latent orientation of which its existence is acknowledged by the librarians. This provides librarians and managers with the orientation to be adaptable should any ‘black swan’ event disrupt the librarians’ work equilibrium in the future.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Entrepreneurial orientation, Public sector employees
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:93832
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:31 Jan 2022 08:37
Last Modified:31 Jan 2022 08:37

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