The Relationship Between Training And Development Activities With Innovative Work Behaviour Among SMEs

Othman, Nurhazwani (2016) The Relationship Between Training And Development Activities With Innovative Work Behaviour Among SMEs. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka.

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Abstract

Entrepreneurial competencies are individual characteristics which include attitudes and behaviours that enable employees or entrepreneurs to achieve and maintain their business success. This research aimed to analyse the relationship between training and development activities with innovative work behaviour (IWB) where the entrepreneurial competencies acted as the mediating variable to the relationship. This research was conducted using a quantitative research methodology involving 165 sample out of 290 sample firms of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) in the state of Melaka, Malaysia through questionnaires. The sample of firms was selected by using purposive sampling based on the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) data. An analysis was carried out using Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS) version 20.0. The results revealed that training and development activities had significant and positive relationship with entrepreneurial competencies and IWB. Besides, the mediating variable of entrepreneurial competencies showed a significant influence on the independent variables relationship to the IWB. Hence, the research will definitely contribute to the body of knowledge in the SMEs where employees or entrepreneurs will also benefit from it as well, in improving their innovativeness. This study further merits its originality done with practical and comprehensive suggestions for employees or entrepreneurs with knowledge to improve their entrepreneurial competencies in order to encourage them to be conscious of potential positive or negative impacts of their own behaviour. In addition, the conclusion of this study provides a wide range of interpretations in the different context of training and development activities with IWB mediated by entrepreneurial competencies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small business, Malaysia, Melaka, Industries, Malaysia, Training And Development, Innovative Work Behaviour, SMEs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FPTT
Depositing User: Nor Aini Md. Jali
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 03:44
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2020 15:59
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/18204
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