Weighting Risk Factors for Start-up Businesses in Small and Medium Enterprises: A qualitative approach and ATLAS ti procedure


  • Siti Nadhirah Mohamad Fauzi Faculty of Informatics and Computing, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 22200 Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Puspa Liza Ghazali Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 21300 Kuala Nerus. Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Rabiatul Adawiyah Rohim Faculty of Medicine, 20400 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Roslida Abdul Razak Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, 21300 Kuala Nerus. Terengganu, Malaysia




Risk Factors, SMEs, Qualitative Method, ATLAS ti


Risk management is essential in helping Small and Medium Enterprises to grow and survive with all the risks and challenges they face. Risk assessment is one of the processes in risk management, which includes risk identification and evaluation. Risk management tools and techniques differ based on the type of business. Thus, this paper aims to evaluate risk factors in risk management for start-up businesses in Small and Medium Enterprises. The data was collected by interviewing the experts in Small and Medium Enterprises and analysed using ATLAS ti. It has been found that entrepreneurial traits are the most significant risk factor.


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How to Cite

Mohamad Fauzi, S. N., Ghazali, P. L., Rohim, R. A., & Abdul Razak, R. (2023). Weighting Risk Factors for Start-up Businesses in Small and Medium Enterprises: A qualitative approach and ATLAS ti procedure . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI15), 61–70. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v8iSI15.5072