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Sustainable growth of women owned technoprises in Malaysia

Jafri, Ali and Ismail, Kamariah and Khurram, Syed and Soehod, Khairiah and Wan Omar, Wan Zaidi and Shahid, Wafa (2014) Sustainable growth of women owned technoprises in Malaysia. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7 (17). pp. 3571-3581. ISSN 2040-7467

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Abstract

This study is generated in pursuit of emerging global need to optimize economic growth through women technopreneurship development. The direct effect of psychological capital and indirect effect through innovative capability was envisaged for assessment of sustainable growth of women-owned technoprises in Malaysia. For survey, convenience sampling technique was employed to collect data from 150 women owned technoprises (SMEs) in Johor Bahru. Findings from hierarchical multiple regression analysis showed positive and significant relationship of risk propensity and internal locus of control with innovation capability and sustainable growth. However, paradoxical results regarding women entrepreneurs' need for achievement and self-efficacy were established. Nevertheless, no mediating role of innovative capability was found. Policy implications and future research re-commendations are also discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:psychological capital, sustainable growth
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions:Management
ID Code:62751
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:06 Jun 2017 14:15
Last Modified:06 Jun 2017 14:15

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