Hardy Loh Rahim

Hardy Loh Rahim
Universiti Teknologi MARA | UiTM

Doctor of Business Administration

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ARTICLE INFORMATION This paper discusses the development of urban poor entrepreneurship conceptually. The migration of low-skilled and low-educated people formed an urban poor community in the cities. They face difficulty, especially in terms of economic challenges, and the pandemic of Covid19 makes it even worse. The urban poor community is vulner...
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The coronavirus outbreak has necessitated physical distancing to be ruled out as a measure to control the virus transmission. The pandemic has also called forth an alternative among Malaysians to continue their livelihood, including opting for mobile wallets during routine business transactions. Despite the growing number reported during the COVID-...
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ARTICLE INFORMATION Malaysia's Ministry of Higher Education has instructed all public universities to make entrepreneurship a compulsory subject for all students. In online entrepreneurship learning, learning material such as PowerPoint (PPT) acts as the tools used by lecturers to simplify the communication process in transferring the message to st...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the social and economic well-being of the world. From an economic perspective, nations around the world have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, including Malaysia. Billions of Ringgit Malaysia have been lost, and businesses, especially SMEs, have suffered tremendously. However, the number of online business...
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Nowadays, the need for social entrepreneurship is highly emphasized as a fast and efficient tool to address complex socio-economic and humanitarian crises that today's world is plagued more than ever in history. Despite the general recognition that personality traits are important for social entrepreneurial activity, there is currently no insight i...
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This paper is a review of literatures on strategic network, strategic partner fit, alliance, collaboration, open innovation and organisational performance. It discussed on the influence of strategic network partner fit and open innovation on organisational performance in today’s competitive environment. This conceptual paper argues that the success...
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Previous studies have frequently emphasized on the development of internal factor of the organization to improve firm performance. It is often said that an organization need to employ the best used of its human capital to improve their performance. However, it is argued that the organization that incorporates human capital and self-efficacy may hav...
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The e-commerce trend has increasingly grown in Malaysia. The revenue for e-commerce platforms in 2019 is USD3.7 billion with more than 20 million users. There were various calls from the ministries for Malaysian to take up e-commerce as it is progressively contributing to the country’s GDP. Bumiputera entrepreneurs have been demanded to play active...
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SMEs represent more than 90 percent of the establishment in many countries including Malaysia. However, from 98.5 percent of SMEs establishment, only 37 percent represent bumiputera SMEs. Human capital and self-efficacy are identified as internal factors of the organisation and function as a possible solution to address bumiputera SMEs’ difficultie...
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In Malaysia, social entrepreneurship is widely used to describe the effort of certain non-profit organizations or the government agencies to change the economical state of poor communities. However, this limited definition of social entrepreneurship has been argued and literatures have suggested that the definition of social entrepreneurship should...
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In many developed countries, it is proved that SMEs contribute significantly to their countries as they stimulate economic growth and increase employment rates. It is noteworthy that the Malaysia SMEs’ contribution to the GDP is considered low as compared to other developed countries and even the neighboring countries. Hence, SMEs in Malaysia need...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of entrepreneurship education in Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach – This research uses standardised questionnaire approach which obtained 200 responses from university students of University Teknologi MARA (UiTM) using measures are adopted from Rae and Harris (2012). Findings...
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The issue of graduate employability has been a point of discussion for many years. The high unemployment figure all over the world has somehow affected graduates of higher education institutions, as jobs are harder to get and employers can afford to be more selective. Employers look for other skills in graduates, more than just the basic knowledge...
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Malaysia is a nation that emphasizes on entrepreneurship and business creation. In line with the nation’s direction, academic institutions have been inculcating entrepreneurship in both curriculum and extracurricular activities in order to create more graduate entrepreneurs. This paper, therefore, seeks to study the influence of entrepreneurship co...
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There are 445,006 disabled people registered in Malaysia and around 7919 were able to get job placements. Due to the critical problem, this paper studies the impact of the Special Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program (SYSEP) on empowering the disabled youth with entrepreneurial values in hoping that they are better equipped for employment or even...
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Employability is a major issue for Malaysians. It is even more so for the graduates. Currently the nation has unemployment rate of 3.0 % amounting to 425,000 unemployed people. Numerous efforts are being done to solve the issue, and one of them was by promoting entrepreneurship development with the intention of intensifying the creation of entrepre...
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Entrepreneurship is an important field in practical and education sector. Realizing the importance of entrepreneurship, Malaysia has taken numerous efforts in promoting entrepreneurship and there has been urges by the policymakers for the universities to contribute to the nation towards achieving the goal of becoming and entrepreneurial nation. The...
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It has long been acknowledged that SMEs contribute significantly to overall economic performance in Malaysia. However, the performance of SMEs still has not reached the stage of full potential. Although the number of SMEs hit more than 90% of the total establishments in most countries, including Malaysia, it does not show the strength of a company...
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The business context has seen rising competition for critical resources and numerous scholars have suggested that in the current complex and volatile environments, it is obvious that the escalating ineffectiveness of more traditional approaches to strategy necessitates an entrepreneurial approach. Many has suggested a more entrepreneurial approach...
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Entrepreneurship has long been acknowledged as a major force for economic development, however, only recently has the important role social entrepreneurship plays in contributing toward both economic and social wellbeing been recognized. Nevertheless, there is still no singular established definition on social entrepreneurship has been agreed upon....
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Located in the South China Sea of Terengganu, Perhentian Island is rated one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia. Boasting a wide range of coral reefs, it is one of the most sought tropical islands in the world. The popularity has caused an increase of tourism activities that created an undesired problem. Perhentian Island is facing the dange...
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The appearance of Internet-based social media has made it possible for an individual to communicate with other people all over the world about a product or service. Social media allows individuals to interact freely, discuss and share information by using a multimedia mix of personal pictures, words, audio and videos. Over the last decade social me...
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Creativity is the act of coming up with an idea. In order to contribute to economic growth, entrepreneurs are currently adapting creativity in their business operations. Creativity is increasingly critical to business success in order to achieve the competitive edge in the aggressive business world. Thus, realizing the importance of this criterion,...
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Entrepreneurship education programs are proliferating in universities and colleges in the country due to the importance and increasing acceptance of entrepreneurship. However, one may argue the purpose of having entrepreneurship education to those who are not interested in starting a business. What do entrepreneurship subjects contribute towards st...
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Employability is a major issue for Malaysian. It is even more so for the graduates. Currently the nation has unemployment rate of 3.0% amounting 425,000 unemployed people. Numerous efforts are being done to solve the issues and one of them was by promoting entrepreneurship development with the intention of intensifying the creation of entrepreneurs...
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Recognising the importance of entrepreneurship education in promoting entrepreneurship development and the economy, Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education has taken the initiative by making entrepreneurship subjects compulsory to all students at the nation public universities. At the same time, these students are encouraged to take part in the many...
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Background: There are about 445,006 disabled people in Malaysia, who were registered in 2012 The figure marked an increased by 71.87 percent from 283,204 in the year 2009. However, these figures do not reflect the real numbers, as in Malaysia, registration is not compulsory. Alarmingly, majority of them were not employed due to their disabilities a...
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Background: There are about 445,006 disabled people in Malaysia, who were registered in 2012 The figure marked an increased by 71.87 percent from 283,204 in the year 2009. However, these figures do not reflect the real numbers, as in Malaysia, registration is not compulsory. Alarmingly, majority of them were not employed due to their disabilities a...
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Poverty is the world's biggest challenge and the inequality of global wealth distribution is frightening. 80% of the 7 billion people in this world live less than $10 dollar a day and only 5% of global income was generated by the poorest 40% of the world population while 75% of the global income was generated by the wealthiest 20% of the world's po...
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There are 445,006 disabled people registered in Malaysia and around 7,919 were able to get job placement. Due to the critical problem, this paper study on the impact of the Special Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program (SYSEP) in empowering the disable youth with entrepreneurial values in hoping that they are better equipped for employment or even...
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E-commerce has emerged as an important method of business. With nearly 2.5 trillion internet users worldwide and surpassed USD1 trillion sales in 2012, it is essential to understand the behavior of the online shoppers. Thus this paper explores the relationship of customer innovativeness, market mavenism, shopping enjoyment, shopping orientation and...
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Background: Social entrepreneurship, a concept of entrepreneurship with social responsibility is an emerging theory that has been given much attention in both academic and business world. Due to the fact that recently, public are expecting organizations to be socially responsible, there has been dire need of study on how social entrepreneurship inf...
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E-commerce has emerged as an important method of business. With nearly 2.5 trillion internet users worldwide and surpassed USD1 trillion sales in 2012, it is essential to understand the behavior of the online shoppers. Previous studies have explored the relationship of customer innovativeness, market mavenism, shopping enjoyment, shopping orientati...
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Background: Since SMEs are the economic mover of a huge number of countries in the world, Malaysia recognized the importance of entrepreneurship and gearing to be an entrepreneurship nation. Tremendous efforts were done to promote entrepreneurship to increase the entrepreneurship activities in the country. Educational institution participation is e...

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