The Interrelated Nexus of Indigenous Economic Growth and Small Business Development: Do Local Culture, Government Role, and Entrepreneurial Behavior Play the Role?
The rarely investigated themes on the indigenous economic's influence on small business development have made the local governments' policies on regional development merely relied on large industries as the main engine. The paper aims to examine the effects of local culture, government role, and entrepreneurial behavior on the SMEs performance. A total of 270 questionnaires was distributed to the Papuan entrepreneurs who are currently running their SMEs in the agribusiness industry, and a sample of 250 returned-questionnaires was used for further analysis. The authors employed the path analysis and structural equation model to investigate the relationship the determinants of indigenous economic growth and SMEs performance.