Entrepreneurial Intention and Small Business Growth : An Empirical Study of Small Food Processing Enterprises in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Dr.Palmarudi Mappigau,Ir,SU, Prof. Dr.Haris Maupa,MSc

Abstract


Food processed based small and medium sized firms has been recognized as one of the most important contributors for the economic development of many countries,including Indonesia.A small number of the firm growth research not adressed to the food processing small firms and explorehowentrepreneurial intention can influence thefirm growth.

 

Data collected from 137 unit of the food processing small firms producing soft cheese (Dangke) in Erekang District, South Sulawesi Province using stratified random sampling technique and the datas analyzed using path analysis with SPSS.

 

The results of the study that both internal and external factors of entrepreneurial intention influence the growth of small firms directly and positively. Although there is no difference, but it shows that external factor more dominant than internal factor.The study can be utilized in various area. For academic sector, the results contribute to the growing body of literature in entrepreneurship and small firm growth. For the entrepreneurs, the result will help enhancement of their willingness to grow the firms, and for public and privite sector, the results can aid policy decision in growing dangke small firm


Keywords


Enterpreneurial intentionss; Dangke Small firm; Firm growth.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/ijbsr.v2i4.165

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