Challenges and Opportunities among Local Entrepreneurs in Malaysian Arts and Crafts Industries following Post-COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Azhari Md Hashim College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kedah branch campus, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Muhamad Razib Saruddin Perbadanan Kemajuan Kraftangan Malaysia, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia



Art and Craft Industry, Post Covid-19, Digital Entrepreneurs, Digital Marketing


The Malaysian art and craft industry contributes to people's social well-being through job opportunities and income generation. The implementation of the lockdown has jeopardized the sustainability of these industries due to canceled and postponed activities to curb the spread. Despite this situation, Malaysian entrepreneurs have maintained and increased sales by adapting marketing strategies to be flexible in difficult moments. This study aims to gain the inside of local entrepreneurs through an initial observation during a craft festival after post-COVID-19. It summarizes the strategies to overcome the situation, including the development of products, promotion, digital skills, and marketing


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How to Cite

Md Hashim, A., & Saruddin, M. R. (2023). Challenges and Opportunities among Local Entrepreneurs in Malaysian Arts and Crafts Industries following Post-COVID-19 Pandemic. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI15), 91–96.