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Internationalization Impact On The Business Performance Of Malaysian SMEs

Abang Abdul Rahman, Abang Muhammed Redzuan (2014) Internationalization Impact On The Business Performance Of Malaysian SMEs. Project Report. UTeM, Melaka, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Internationalization is usually one of the main objectives in an entrepreneurial journey. Internationalization offers many benefits and one of them is the dependent variable in this research, which is the enhancement of business performance In this study there are two research objectives and it is (1) to investigate the relationship between internationalization criteria (motivational factors, firm characteristics, industrial issues, political economy, and networking) and business performance, and (2) to determine the most significant criteria that impact on business performance. Questionnaire are used in this research because it provides an efficient way of collecting responses from a large sample prior to quantitative analysis. Respondents are SME managers and SME employees in Melaka. Questionnaire are consisted of scale questions of collecting opinions from the target respondents. SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 20 is used to analyze the data set. Data is collected through questionnaire and keyed into the software and the results generated are used by the researcher. The results of this study shows that internationalization positively affects business performance. There is a high contribution of internationalization criteria toward business performance. In the findings, internationalization criteria contributed 75.7% (R square =. 757) to the business performance of SMEs. This study highlighted the need to enter global market in order to increase business performance. The most significant criteria that impact on business performance is motivational factors with P value of 0.009 which is P<0.05. All the result of the findings proved that there are significant relationships between the variables.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business planning, Organizational behavior, Business communication, Strategic planning, International business enterprises - Management, Customer relations, Small business - Finance, Relationship marketing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Library > Projek Sarjana Muda > FPTT
Depositing User: Mohd Hannif Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 00:27
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 00:27
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/18490

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