Yogyakarta, 28 December 2020. The Master of Science and Doctoral Program at FEB UGM has held an Open Exam for Doctoral Promotion for Promovendus Muhammad Hamdi. Acting as chairman in this trial, Mr. Dr. C. Budi Santoso, M.Bus., As the Head of the Management Department of FEB UGM, opened the exam. Also present were promoters and co-promoters, namely Prof. Nurul Indarti, Sivilokonom, Cand. Merc, Ph.D and Mr. Bayu Sutikno, M.S.M, Ph.D. This open session was also attended by a team of assessors, including Mr. Wakhid Slamet Ciptono, M.B.A., M.P.M., Ph.D., Mr. Rocky M. Adiguna, Ph.D., Dr. Keumala Hayati, M.Si; and also a team of examiners, including Mrs. Risa Virgosita, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Mr. Boyke R. Purnomo, M.M., PhD., CFP. Also attending were the family of doctoral candidates, colleagues from PT. LPP Agro Nusantara, as well as all guests.
The doctoral open promotion examination chairperson further allows the Promoter to give the promovendus profile and provide questions. The session’s chairperson then allowed the co-promoter, the assessment team, and the examiner team to give questions and confirm the doctoral candidate’s dissertation. In the exam held for approximately one hour, Promovendus managed to defend his opinion and answer questions related to his dissertation entitled “The Mediating Role of Individual Entrepreneurship Orientation and Attitudes towards Various Knowledge on the Effects of Religiosity on New Business Creation”. Hence, he successfully graduated with the title “satisfactory”.
As information for readers, Dr. Muhammad Hamdi, M.B.A., discusses the role of individual entrepreneurial orientation and attitudes towards sharing knowledge on religiosity’s influence on creating new businesses. The method used is quantitative with the object of research on 241 millennial and post-millennial generations in Yogyakarta. Three hypotheses were formulated to explain the role of individual entrepreneurial orientation and attitudes towards knowledge sharing on religiosity’s influence on new venture creation. The three proposed hypotheses are supported by providing evidence that individual entrepreneurial orientation and attitudes towards knowledge sharing mediate religiosity’s effect on the creation of new businesses. The practical contribution obtained in this research is for policymakers and organizational managers. They can increase the number of new venture creation by focusing on strengthening religiosity, individual entrepreneurial orientation, and knowledge sharing attitudes. In the end, this research provides an opportunity for further research to examine the process of new business creation using a qualitative approach to enrich the evidence related to creating a new business.
Dr. Muhammad Hamdi, M.B.A officially holds the 5012th doctorate who passed the exam at UGM and the 297th at FEB UGM. Prof. Nurul Indarti, Sivilokonom, Cand Merc, Ph.D. as the Promoter congratulated and advised the new Doctor to be able to continue to collaborate both individually and in institutions with agencies and also to increase publications after having a new degree. Finally, the Promoter advised always to be a person whose absence is sought, his presence is expected, his absence is missed, his death is mourned for, and his kindness is emulated.