Interrelation Study of Entrepreneur’s Capability

World Applied Sciences Journal 17 (7): 818-820, 2012

3 Pages Posted: 18 May 2012

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Shahryar Sorooshian

University of Malaya (UM)

Meysam Salimi

Management and Science University (MSU) - Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

One of the major challenges in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) studies is the Entrepreneurs Capability (EC) and EC’s effect on SME performance. This paper studies EC as a cell and tries to confirm four suggested elements from previous studies, as the first objective of the study. Next objective of the study is to discover multi interrelations and effects inside the constructed latent cell. Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL) is the chosen methodology to enhance the objectives. Data from selected Iranian SME expert was input for DEMATEL analysis. The results of the analysis confirm four, Managerial Work Experience (MWE), Technical Work Experience (TWE), Education background (EB) and Educational Level (EL) elements for EC latent cell; furthermore the internal relation between the elements is discovered and effectiveness-base ranking of the elements is discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Entrepreneur’s capability, Multi criteria analysis, DEMTEL,Technical Work Experience (TWE), Education background (EB), Educational Level (EL)

Suggested Citation

Sorooshian, Shahryar and Salimi, Meysam, Interrelation Study of Entrepreneur’s Capability (2012). World Applied Sciences Journal 17 (7): 818-820, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2061760

Shahryar Sorooshian (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

Meysam Salimi

Management and Science University (MSU) - Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies ( email )

17-G, Block A
Jalan Equestrian 13/52
Seksyen 13, 40100
Malaysia

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