Exploratory study on the relationship between entrepreneurial attitude and firm's performance

Kum Lung Choe*, Siat Ching Loo, Teck Chai Lau

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There is an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship research around the globe. The Census of Establishments and Enterprises 2006 shows that 99.2% or 518,996 of business establishments in Malaysia were small and medium enterprises (SMEs). A critical question remains - what factors affect entrepreneurial performance? Not all business start-ups were successful and managed to survive into the future. This study aims to understand how entrepreneurial attitude affects the performance of SMEs in Malaysia. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to owner managers and data were analyzed using regression model. Results show that all five dimensions of entrepreneurial attitude are positively related to firm performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalAsian Social Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Entrepreneurial attitude
  • Firm performance
  • Small and medium enterprises


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