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Business discontinuity among small and medium enterprises

Mohamad, A. and Rizal, A. M. and Sahimi, M. and Basiruddin, R. (2015) Business discontinuity among small and medium enterprises. Advanced Science Letters, 21 (6). pp. 1763-1766. ISSN 1936-6612

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Abstract

Studies on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) highlight more on the firms’ success than their failures. Firms’ failures, in particular business discontinuity, have not been well discussed due to sensitivity and confidentiality of data. The entrepreneurial activities of SMEs are vital in supporting nations’ economic development and wealth creation. Despite all the governments’ supports and assistance, SMEs experience business discontinuity at the early stage of their firm development. Research on SMEs business discontinuity is important to understand firms’ learning and survival ability, and improving their current strategy to compete and sustain in the market. The objective of this study is to review the business discontinuity literature within the context of SMEs. This study also proposes a conceptual model to further understand the factors contributing to business discontinuity among Bumiputera SMEs in Malaysia. This model, which enhances understanding of business discontinuity in SMEs, enriches the theories of firms’ failures in entrepreneurship research and their relations to firm learning.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:57991
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
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