Othman, Norfaizah Bt and Sulaiman, Muna Bt and Zainudin, Norlita Bt and Hasan, Zubair (2008): Entrepreneurial acculturation in Malaysia: Efforta and achievements.
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The nature and pace of economic progress in a country depends, among others, on the venturesome qualities of its people. The development of entrepreneurship has, therefore, been taken as an important element in human development sphere in Malaysia. In fact, the Malaysian Government has restructured it entrepreneurship department, hence the birth of Ministry of Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development (MECD) in 2004. The main objectives of this department are to provide a conducive environment and to promote and assist the entrepreneurial development in the country. The effort of the Ministry is supported by many new policies and mechanisms including funding, entrepreneurial programs and activities, physical infrastructures and business advisory services. This paper endeavors to trace the progress of the entrepreneurial program and assess its achievements towards inculcating the spirit and culture of enterprise among the Malaysians. It also attempt to see whether the contribution increases the pace of development in the country and made an impact on income inequalities and poverty among the target groups.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Entrepreneurial acculturation in Malaysia: Efforta and achievements|
|Keywords:||Keyword: Growth; human resource development; risk taking; entrepreneurship, role of the state; Malaysia|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
H - Public Economics > H0 - General
|Depositing User:||Zubair Hasan|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jun 2008 08:52|
|Last Modified:||30 Sep 2016 05:09|
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