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Challenges faced by micro, small, and medium lodgings in Kelantan, Malaysia


Abdul Aziz, Yuhanis and Awang, Khairil Wahidin and Samdin, Zaiton (2012) Challenges faced by micro, small, and medium lodgings in Kelantan, Malaysia. International Journal of Economics and Management, 6 (1). pp. 167-190. ISSN 1823-836X


The primary objective of this study is to identify the unique business characteristics of micro, small and medium (MSM) enterprises as well as to address issues and challenges faced by these enterprises in the hospitality and tourism business. This exploratory study employed semistructure face-to-face indepth interview methods for data collection. A total of 11 enterprises in Kelantan, Malaysia participated in the study. Nvivo was employed as a tool to analyse the data. The findings imply that MSM enterprises suffer from several obstacles such as financial constraint, high taxes, lack of state government support, the successor replacement and others. The study provides discussions on how hospitality and tourism enterprises can address the challenges faced by their business.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Faculty of Forestry
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Micro; Small and medium sized enterprises; Hospitality enterprises; Kelantan; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 07:47
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39489
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