Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

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ISSN / EISSN : 2332-8851 / 2332-8851
Current Publisher: Macrothink Institute, Inc. (10.5296)
Total articles ≅ 36
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Abdulaziz Abdulmohsen Al Falih
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 7; doi:10.5296/jebi.v7i2.17511

Start-ups in many countries face numerous challenges especially the inadequacy of financial and professional support. Lending to startups is perceived as risky due to the high possibility of business failures. Globally, there is a consensus on the significance of entrepreneurship particularly for social and economic development. Consequently, the correlation between startups and entrepreneurial support has attracted immense interests from researchers and policymakers.In this paper, the researcher sought to identify the support systems availed to startups in the UK and Sudi Arabia and compare the ease of establishing new businesses between the two countries. A qualitative and quantitative research approach was adopted with a sample of 100 participants from each country. The data collected wasanalysed using statistical package for social scientists (SPSS) and presented in the form of tables and graphs. The results showed that government support systems had a significant impact on the performance of startup entrepreneurship in the two countries under consideration. It was also found that startup entrepreneurship support systems were more favorable in the UK than in Saudi Arabia. In conclusion, the researcher formulated some recommendations for increasing support for startup entrepreneurship in both countries including the provision of practical programs for encouraging entrepreneurial mindsets, especially among learners.
Grace Denny Doku, Joyce Mamle Mawusi Obubuafo, Margaret Aba Sam Hagan
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 7; doi:10.5296/jebi.v7i1.17043

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Mishal Mufti, Syed Jamal Shah, Peng Xiaobao, Asma Sarwar, Mariya Razzaghian, Imad Ud Din
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 7; doi:10.5296/jebi.v7i1.16606

BACKGROUND: Despite wide global attention to training programs in business organizations, research on training programs and their outcomes at the social enterprises in general is very limited. This study aims to explicate the drivers and effects of manager’s training.OBJECTIVE: Based on institutional theory, this research explores the reasons why social enterprises train their managers as well as how the legitimacy and performance improves in response to training.METHODS: Our theoretically derived model is tested using survey data obtained from ninety-nine senior managers of social enterprises in Pakistan. Data was analyzed through Partial Least Square structural equation modeling method (PLS-SEM).RESULTS: The results of analysis support the idea that training of managers is synergistically and interactively driven by institutional forces e.g. normative, mimetic and coercive pressures. These institutional pressures spur social enterprises and induce them to adopt training programs to enhance their external and internal legitimacy and improve their performance.CONCLUSIONS: This research emphasizes the importance of institutional pressures in adopting training programs in social enterprises. In sum, the present study provides important insights for senior managers in social enterprises who seek to foster external and internal legitimacy and improve performance. This study makes important contribution to the literature by developing an empirical link between institutional pressures and social enterprises performance. This research reiterates finding in previous studies to show the significance of the institutional forces in adoption of certain practices e.g. training of managers, to monitor the outcomes of training and providing further explanation regarding effects of training on legitimacy and performance.
Charis Vlados, Dimos Chatzinikolaou, Michail Demertzis
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 6; doi:10.5296/jebi.v6i2.16194

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Hina Munir, Cai JianFeng, Wang Miao, Sidra Ramzan
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 6; doi:10.5296/jebi.v6i2.15557

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Marjan Bojadjiev, Snezhana Hristova, Ivona Mileva
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 6; doi:10.5296/jebi.v6i2.15266

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Addisu Bekele Demie
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 6; doi:10.5296/jebi.v6i1.15146

The study was conducted to assess the Factors Affecting Tourism Marketing Demand in the case of Bale Mountain National Park. The main objective of the study is investigating factors affecting tourism marketing demand: the case of Bale mountain national park. The sample respondents were selected using Convenience sampling technique from non probability sampling. For the sake of achieving the objectives of this study, administered schedule were analyzed using statistical analysis both descriptive and inferential analysis. The information gathered through schedule from a sample of 220 tourists (domestic and international) and structured interviews were conducted with 8 workers of the park and analyzed using descriptive narrations. Regression and correlation analyses are also applied for the study. The findings indicate that poor image creation, lack of proper promotion of tourist attraction, inadequate infrastructure to and inside the destination, problem of safety and security, political risk, and seasonality nature of tourism demand are factors influencing tourism marketing demand. Based on findings, improving tourism infrastructure, Building institutional capacity and developing community based ecotourism are some of the recommendation forwarded.
Nnabuife Ezimma K., Okoli Ifeanyi Emmanuel, Arachie Augustine Ebuka, Adani Nnenne Ifechi
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 6; doi:10.5296/jebi.v6i1.14680

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W M I Udayanganie, Mazuki Jusoh, Karuthan Chinna
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 6; doi:10.5296/jebi.v6i1.14927

The purpose of this research is to assess the role of cognitive variables on intention to entrepreneurial behaviour of engineering undergraduates in engineering undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Entrepreneurship is one of the key drivers of an economy. Individuals with entrepreneurial mind create wealth and majority of jobs in the economy. Entrepreneurship for engineers is not new to the world. Recent changes in the world and engineering present both challenges and opportunities to engineering education. Engineering education is changing to meet these challenges. Instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineers is essential if we want the bright young talent to innovate and then productize those innovations to better mankind. A study was conducted with the sample of 202 final year undergraduates in engineering faculties in Sri Lanka. Exploratory Factor Analysis, Multiple Regression and Structural Equation Modeling were applied with use of SPSS and AMOS to analyze the relationships of these variables. The results reveal that Entrepreneurial Cognition have significant positive associations with entrepreneurial mindset of engineering undergraduates and there are significant associations between Arrangement, Willingness and Ability with the entrepreneurial Mindset and Entrepreneurial mindset with Intention to entrepreneurial behaviour.
Fahmi Ibrahim, Irsyad Ramzi, Fadzli Abd. Razak
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation, Volume 5; doi:10.5296/jebi.v5i2.13787

This paper sets out to investigate the development of an E-business strategy by a Brunei electronic retail company. The paper aims to examine the perception and awareness of online business towards the company in the context of Brunei. The paper draws on the literature to describe the factors that effect of E-business performance. It then explores the impact of information systems (IS) planning towards E-business. The theoretical issues identified are explored empirically using data gathered from a case study of QQestore. An exploratory survey was conducted in order to assess current E-business practice and inform the development of its future e‐business strategy. The results of survey indicates growing trend of online business, the limitations of information structure (IS) on pricing strategy and the lack of mode of payment. This paper reports original empirical survey and its value stems from the investigation of awareness and perception of E-business practice in Brunei context.
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