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Entrepreneurial Training in Malaysia – The Mechanism and Measurement: A Case Study


Kamarudin and Muhamad Ali Imran
Abstract

Entrepreneurial training (ET) is a tool used by the government to elevate knowledge and skills among Small Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs in Malaysia. This allows significant contribution of SMEs towards national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the years. However, reportedly there are significant shortcomings in the agency theory perspective between both federal and relevant agencies in implementing the ET programs. Issues like lacking in holistic mechanism as well as measurement criteria within the training conducted limiting the effectiveness eventually, affecting the whole program success rate. Also, concerns over training design and planning, deliveries, follow up, observation are raised which requires further improvement from both the federal and related-agencies conducting the training. This study conducted semi-structured interviews with the agency representatives in order to gauge the actual practices and scenario in regards with ET conducted within the agency. Objectively, this present case study serves as a guideline towards better understanding on the actual practices of ET conducted by government agencies in Malaysia, thus allowing better planning and execution in the near future within agriculture industry towards achieving the ultimate goal of the training whilst supporting the national agenda as a whole.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 505-510