How do Intellectual Capital and Islamic Values Relate to Small Business Performance? A Conceptual Framework

Ahmad Azrin, Adnan and Sakinah, Mat Zin (2016) How do Intellectual Capital and Islamic Values Relate to Small Business Performance? A Conceptual Framework. Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 6 (35). pp. 42-49. ISSN 2090-4274

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There is a plethora of studies exploring the contributing factors to small business success based on the institution, financing and loan repayment, yet paying little attention to the intangible assets and Islamic values of the enterprises. Thus, these studies were seen inadequate to educate small entrepreneurs on how to attain competitive advantages and growth, eventually tocope with the global world. Only firms with ability in all aspects of competitive edges will be able to gain advantages over their rivals. Hence, the creation and management of intangible assets such as intellectual capital and Islamic values are vital to overcome firm competitiveness and performance issues. What components of intellectual capital that should be emphasized to gain a competitive edge and profitability? Do Islamic values predict the subsequent performance of small firms? Building on previous research, this paper may provide a deeper understanding of the relationships between intellectual capital, Islamic values and firm performance. Specifically, a conceptual model is developed linking different dimensions of intellectual capital and Islamic values to small business performance. This is then used to provide insights into how these 2 factors affect firm performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneur, Intellectual Capital, Islamic Values, Business Performance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Management
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2022 02:24
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2022 02:24

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