Topic Modelling Application for Determining Competitiveness Factors of the Small Business Firms




Competitiveness, small business firm, Mallet topic modelling tool


Small and medium enterprises play an important role worldwide, in both developed and developing countries. A big part of the problem of small businesses today is competing and maintaining their business among competitors. This study aims to generate a theme of competitiveness from textual data by introducing topic modeling as a research approach. This type of research is quantitative research. This study uses a quantitative approach and descriptive analysis using the Mallet Topic Modeling program as an analytical tool. Ten themes have been identified, including two topics Understanding Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Networks; and Conditions of Industry and Learning Organizations have the highest proportion of topic composition. These topics are used to understand the competitive factors between internal and external small businesses. This study uses the Mallet Topic Modeling Tool program, and ten factors of small business competition can be identified. The results of this study can provide a new area for future research directions. At the same time, entrepreneurs and business people can obtain competitive factors suitable for their business's sustainability.

Author Biography

Muhammad Masyhuri, 1. Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs, Hungary 2. STIE GICI Business School, Indonesia

A PhD candidate in Business Administration, University of Pecs, Hungary. Obtained an MBA from the University of Queensland, Australia and BSc from IPB University, Indonesia.  Had a 15 years plus as a corporate governance professional and a senior lecturer in business and management in Indonesia. Research Interests: Corporate Governance, SMEs, Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness, Capital Market



How to Cite

Masyhuri, M. (2022). Topic Modelling Application for Determining Competitiveness Factors of the Small Business Firms. International Journal of Social Science and Business, 6(2).