ISLAMIC TECHNOPRENEURSHIP IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A MALAYSIA REVIEW
Purpose – This paper aims to analyse the concept of Technopreneurship according to Islamic perspective and its relevance in the era of Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia.
Design/methodology/approach – This is a qualitative study that uses a document analysis approach. The data collection process involves documents obtained from sources such as books, journal articles and papers related to Technopreneurship, Islamic Entrepreneurship and the Covid-19 pandemic. To obtain the results of the study, the data were collected and analysed through content analysis methods.
Findings – This study found that technopreneurship is a critical field and is strongly encouraged by Islam. The features that exist in Islamic Technoprenurship are very much in line with Islam. In fact, it is very relevant to apply during the Covid-19 pandemic. The results of the study also found that most of the previous studies only focused on the field of Islamic Entrepreneurship. Not many studies have been done to unearth the potential of Islamic Technopreneurship, other than highlighting its application in the light of Islam during the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.
Practical implications- This paper highlights the relevance of the field of Islamic Technopreneurship and its potential during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, this paper is also useful in providing guidance to technologists, entrepreneurs, technology entrepreneurs as well as policy makers to present the concept, ideas and potential of Islamic Technopreneurship in a challenging era when people in the country are infected with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Originality/value – This paper adds value to previous literature studies in the field of Technopreneurship, especially in the Islamic context. This study also gives an idea of the implementation of Islamic Technopreneurship during the Covid-19 pandemic specifically in Malaysia and in worldwide as a whole.