The Emergence of Global Leadership Competencies: A New Model for Malaysian Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SME) Leadership Competencies

Abdul Majid, Izaidin and Yahya, A. and Md. Saad, Mohd. Shamsuri and Ramachandran, Sharimllah Devi and Jano, Zanariah (2010) The Emergence of Global Leadership Competencies: A New Model for Malaysian Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SME) Leadership Competencies. In: 15th IBIMA Conference, 6-7 Nov 2010, Cairo, Egypt.

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Small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) are important to the development of Malaysia’s economy and to realize the objectives of NEM. However, the SME leaders need to be global, regional, and domestic savvy to achieve higher performance in this region. Understanding international interaction is essential for SMEs to work effectively in today’s global business environment. Global leadership competencies are seen as those universal qualities that enable individuals to perform their job outside their own national as well as organizational culture, no matter what their educational or ethnical background is, what functional area their job description represents, or what organization they come from. Although the need to develop leaders with adequate competencies has become obvious in recent years (Adler and Bartholomew, 1992; Brake et al., 1995; Brake, 1997; Morrison, 2000; Bonnstetter,1999; Suutari, 2002), there is still a significant gap between the international human resource requirements of global strategies and their realization (Adler and Bartholomew, 1992; Engle et al., 2001, Morrison et al., 1999). Thus, this forms the motivation of the study to fill the gap; in that, understand the impact of the global leadership competencies on the relationship between leadership competencies and organizational performance. In light of this, this study will be focused on examining if the global leadership competencies of small medium entrepreneurs in Malaysia, moderates the relationship between leadership competencies and organizational performance, and providing recommendations for leadership educators aiming to meet the urgent need of preparing leaders to serve well in the face of globalization as well as developing a new Malaysian SME Leadership Competencies Model (SMELCM). A cross-sectional survey of small and medium enterprises in Malaysia will be conducted using established scales of relevant variables derived from the literature.The outcome of this study will be the development of an empirically derived Malaysian SME Leadership Competencies Modal.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship > Department of Technopreneurship
Depositing User: Prof Madya Dr. Izaidin Abdul Majid
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 00:18
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:18
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