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Entrepreneurial Success: An Exploratory Study among Entrepreneurs

International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 6, No. 1; January 2011 (www.ccsenet.org/ijbm)

Zafir Mohd Makhbul

Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Tel 60-3-8921-3440 E-mail:zafir@ukm.my

Fazilah Mohamad Hasun

Faculty of Management and Muamalah, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

 

Abstract

The main objective of the study is to investigate the relationship between entrepreneurial factors and entrepreneurial success. Using a simple random sampling technique, 163 entrepreneurs with at least three years of business operations were selected as our respondents. Data were gathered through a self-monitored questionnaire survey. Multiple regression analysis was used to test the relationship between the entrepreneurial factors and entrepreneurial success. Based on the means analyses, religious duty/honesty factor is perceived as the most significant factor affecting entrepreneurial success, followed by communication skills and strong will of the entrepreneurs. This study confirmed that several entrepreneurial factors are significantly related to the entrepreneur’s success. These factors include the ability of entrepreneurs to access information, their leadership styles, and their support from others. Nevertheless, entrepreneurs’ ability to seize relevant information is found to be the most significant factor contributing to their success.

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