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Entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation: cases of poor Kelantanese Malay petty women entrepreneurs.


Mohd Shukran Ab Majid. (2020) Entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation: cases of poor Kelantanese Malay petty women entrepreneurs. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan.


Entrepreneurship is used as a poverty alleviation strategy for its dynamic process which reveals the phenomena, dispersing traits, a venture driven and pooling resources that are recognised globally in achieving the economic goals. The governmental institutional efforts in the heart of any programmes contain entrepreneurship as an appropriate socioeconomic catalyst to upgrade the livings of the poor citizen. This study explored the entrepreneurial livings of the poor Kelantanese Malay petty women entrepreneurs to ascertain whether entrepreneurship really comprehends the aim and truly helps them in exiting their poverty status. The study evaluated the background on the causes of poverty, identified the issues affecting poverty, and confirmed on the success or failure of entrepreneurship towards the women entrepreneurs. A few of them succeeded through the misfortune but few others were still deterrent. However, they still conduct petty business as their way of living. In these cases of poverty, there is an element of fate. Respondents for this study were twenty poor women taken from Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat 2YEP (2 Years Exit Policy) programme list. The ages of the women were 32 to 58 years old with the median age of 49. Qualitative data were collected through face-to-face semi-structured interviews, direct observations, and field notes; hence, analytically examined. The domain of the study confirms on the effect on three interlinking Theories of Poverty; Behaviour, Structural and Situational.

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Item Type: MBA/DBA Final Project Report
Collection Type: Thesis
Date: 2020
Subject Heading: Poverty - Sustainable development
Subject Heading: Entrepreneurship
Subject Heading: Businesswomen
Subject Heading: Small business
Number of Pages: 342
Call Number: HC79.E5 M64 2020 tes
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Mohd Rafi Yaacob
Programme: Doctor of Business Administration
Institution: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
Faculty/Centre/Office: Malaysian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship and Business
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