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Type: Journal article
Title: Assessing the dimensionality of business success: The perspectives of Malaysian SME owner-managers
Author: Ahmad, N.
Wilson, C.
Kummerow, E.
Citation: Journal of Asia Pacific Business, 2011; 12(3):207-224
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1059-9231
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Noor Hazlina Ahmad, Carlene Wilson, Liz Kummerow
Abstract: Realizing that the measurement of success in the context of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) is somewhat disparaging, this study aims to validate the business success construct based on the perspectives of SME founder-managers in the Malaysian context. Following a data collection of a sample of 212 SME founder-managers, a confirmatory factor analysis was performed to examine the factorial validity of the success measure and to assess its goodness of fit. The result indicates that business success is a four-factor structure, reflecting in (a) satisfaction with financial performance, (b) satisfaction with non-financial performance, (c) performance relative to competitors, and (d) business growth.
Keywords: business success
confirmatory factor analysis
small and medium sized enterprise (SMEs)
Rights: Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
DOI: 10.1080/10599231.2011.586855
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