Thanks to the brilliant innovation of the expanding online transportation companies, the Indonesian people are able to obtain an affordable means of transportation. This three major ride-sharing companies (Go-Jek, Grab, and Uber) provide services which not only limited to transportation service but also providing services for food delivery, courier service, and even shopping assistance by utilizing gigantic armada of motorbikes and cars which owned by their ‘driver partners’. These companies are competing to gain market share by implementing the same strategy which is offering the lowest price. This paper would discuss the Indonesian online transportation price war by using price comparison analysis between three companies. The analysis revealed that Uber was the winner of the price war, however, their ‘lowest price strategy’ would lead to their downfall not only in Indonesia but in all of South East Asia.
The migrant entrepreneur plays a crucial role in economic development of the city. However, scant attention has been given to the study of the characteristics of migrant entrepreneurs in the context of urban areas in Asia, especially in Indonesia. Therefore, this paper identifies the main characteristics of migrant entrepreneurs in South Jakarta. The research itself involves sixty-eight first-generation migrant entrepreneurs as respondents of the survey. The characteristics of migrant entrepreneurs are analysed using descriptive statistics method of frequency distribution analysis. The analysis has been conducted based on background characteristics, cultural characteristics, business-related goals, business strategy, and performance. The analysis has revealed that the existence of migrant entrepreneurs in Jakarta has a positive impact not only on the development of the city but also on the development of their own homeland.
The purpose of this research is to identify the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Malaysia based on PFP methodology from the Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI). As one of the top performing economies in Asia, the Global Entrepreneurship Index (GEI) score of Malaysia stood in the ‘middle rank’ from 2012 to 2016 (ranked 46th out of 96 surveyed countries). The analysis has revealed that Malaysia has two strong pillars that are unique to the country, namely ‘human capital’ and ‘process innovation’. There are seven other pillars that did not perform well, namely, technology absorption pillar, high growth, risk capital, cultural support, product innovation, start-up skills, and internationalisation. In order to improve these areas, the Malaysian government needs to enact ‘supportive regulation’ for entrepreneurs, such as promoting entrepreneurs in external events, tax holidays, a less complicated business permit application process, ease of access to bank loans, and business training.