Strategic thinking among Malay And Chinese Entrepreneurs in Malaysia

Syed Azizi Wafa Syed Khalid Wafa, and Ramraini Ali Hassan, and Mat Salleh Ayub, and Siti Hajar Mohd Noor, (2016) Strategic thinking among Malay And Chinese Entrepreneurs in Malaysia. International Journal of Management Study, 3 (1). pp. 64-67. ISSN 2249-0302

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Abstract

Previous researches on Malaysian managers and entrepreneurs have shown significant differences in their management styles and practices. This study sought to determine if there are any significant differences in the strategic thinking abilities of Malay and Chinese entrepreneurs. A total of 213 entrepreneurs comprising 106 Malays and 97 Chinese were surveyed using Pisapia’s strategic thinking measuring instrument. The instrument measures strategic thinking using three dimensions, reframing, reflection and systems thinking. The Malaysian entrepreneurs scored quite high on all three dimensions except for reframing. The scores on reframing of the Malays were found to be significantly lower than the Chinese entrepreneurs. This might explain why Chinese entrepreneurs are controlling the businesses in Malaysia. It is suggested that the government focus their training modules on this aspect of strategic thinking to further strengthen the competitiveness of our Malaysian entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic thinking, entrepreneurs, Malay, Chinese
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 02:19
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 02:19
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/18964

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