Exploring the business opportunities for Yemeni investors in Malaysia

Abdullah Mahfoudh, Salem Baadhem (2013) Exploring the business opportunities for Yemeni investors in Malaysia. Masters thesis, UTeM.

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Abstract

Yemeni merchants were the first Arab people to enter Malaysia in the middle age era. Since that time, the Yemeni business people have started building trade ties between Malaysia and Yemen. The purpose of this study was to explore the business opportunity for Yemeni business people in Malaysia. Based on the researcher observation, friends, and network referral, there are a total of 136 Yemeni businesses in Malaysia can be seen. The researcher distributed self-administrated questionnaires to the entire population. The response rate was 89.7%. The data were analyzed by using SPSS 20.0. Data analysis used descriptive analysis and Pearson correlation to test the hypotheses. The respondents placed strong agreement on the items that were meant to measure the scales. Overall mean value of economic development was 4.45, and the overall mean value of political stability was 4.42. Location attractiveness's overall mean value was 4.36 and the overall mean values for infrastructure and resources availability were 4.39 and 4.38 respectively. The results of the hypotheses testing confirmed that all the stated hypotheses were accepted. The highest correlation was found between political stability and success of Yemeni business people in Malaysia. Pearson correlation was .299 and the relationship between the two variables positive and significant. The second highest correlation of .280 was found between location attractiveness and success of Yemeni business people followed by economic development with correlation of .140. Infrastructure and resources availability correlated positively and significantly to the success of Yemeni business people at .118 and .104 respectively. The opportunity for Yemeni business people was found in service sector where the government placed great dependency on this sector to drive the economic growth. In service sector, tourism and travel where found to be the sector were the Yemeni people can invest in and grow their wealth.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Business incubators, Economic development, Business enterprises
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Technopreneurship > Business Start-Up Unit
Depositing User: Noor Rahman Jamiah Jalil
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 08:15
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:38
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14455
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