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Business discontinuity among small and medium enterprises

Mohamad, Azlina and Mohd. Rizal, Adriana and Sahimi, Musli and Basiruddin, Rohaida (2015) Business discontinuity among small and medium enterprises. In: International Conference on Business, Management, Tourism and Hospitality 2015 (BIZMATOUR 2015), 12-14 May, 2015, Melaka, Malaysia.

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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:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:firm failure, entrepreneurship
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:62125
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 May 2017 08:42
Last Modified:30 May 2017 08:42

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