Handbook of Research on Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries

Handbook of Research on Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries

Noor Hazlina Ahmad (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), T. Ramayah (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Hasliza Abdul Halim (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) and Syed Abidur Rahman (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
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Release Date: February, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 479
ISBN13: 9781522521655|ISBN10: 1522521658|EISBN13: 9781522521662|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2165-5


Smaller companies are abundant in the business realm and outnumber large companies by a wide margin. Understanding the inner workings of small businesses offers benefits to the consumers and the economy.

The Handbook of Research on Small and Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries is an essential handbook for the latest research on the intentions, performance, and application models of independent firms. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a broad range of topics such as green IT, entrepreneurial ventures, and social capital, this publication is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, and practitioners seeking current research on the different opportunities and challenges in relation to this specific sector of business around the globe.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agropreneurship
  • Business Incubation
  • Capital Financing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Green IT
  • Social Capital
  • Social Media

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Noor Hazlina Ahmad, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the School of Management USM. She joined the university after completing her PhD at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She teaches entrepreneurship and organisational behaviour related subjects. She also supervises PhD and MA students in the field of entrepreneurship and SMEs. Currently, she serves as the President of the Asian Academy of Management and sits on the editorial board of the Asian Academy of Management Journal. She has served as a visiting professor and external assessor at the Management & Science University. She is also actively involved with consultation programs and served as a facilitator for community, entrepreneurship and leadership projects. Her research interests are in the areas of Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Organisational Behaviour.
T. Ramayah has an MBA from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Currently he is a Professor at the School of Management in USM. He teaches mainly courses in Research Methodology and Business Statistics. Apart from teaching, he is an avid researcher, especially in the areas of technology management and adoption in business and education. His publications have appeared in Computers in Human Behavior, Resources Conservation and Recycling, Journal of Educational Technology & Society, Direct Marketing: An International Journal, Information Development, Journal of Project Management (JoPM), Management Research News (MRN), International Journal of Information Management, International Journal of Services and Operations Management (IJSOM), Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM) and North American Journal of Psychology. He is constantly invited to serve on the editorial boards and program committees of many international journals and conferences of repute. His profile can be accessed from http://www.ramayah.com.
Abdul Halim is currently an Associate Professor at School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia. She received her PhD from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Her current research interests include HRM, management, strategic management, communication and others.