Halal Certification among SMEs in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Haslinda Hasan and Rini Suryati Sulong and Geoffrey Harvey Tanakinjal (2020) Halal Certification among SMEs in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Journal of Consumer Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 16-28. ISSN 2460-8963

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Halal is an important concept that enables and simplifies consuming process of food and beverage products especially for Muslim consumers. The study believes that the development of Halal is a communally obligatory (fardhu kifayah) for that SMEs and a personally obligatory (fardhu ain) for the Muslim consumer. The Government of Malaysia has already recognized the importance of SMEs, implemented various policies; action plans, and also introduced Halal related programs to assist the SMEs. The objectives of the study are to identify the awareness and perception towards Halal certification among SMEs in Sabah. 42 SMEs were participated in the study; the results indicated that they are aware of the role of Halal certification, and how Halal will make them competitive in the market. Majority of them are keen to become Halal certified company however the SMEs responded that to be Halal certified company the process is expensive and complicated. This paper is hoped to contribute to better understanding of current situation of how Halal certification can help SMEs to grow their businesses. Further study on this matter is suggested in order to gain more accurate, interesting and detailed information on the issue.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: awareness, halal, halal certification, perception, SME
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
Department: FACULTY > Labuan Faculty of International Finance
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 15:36
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2021 19:07
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/26483

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