The Role of Islam Capital as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Behavior on Individual Career Development in Multilevel Marketing Tupperware Distributors in Bandar Lampung City


One form of entrepreneurship is as a distributor of Multilevel Marketing (MLM). MLM is a modern form of direct selling that can be combined with Communication and Information Technology (CIT) in recruiting members (distributors). Becoming a Tupperware distributor is the choice most in demand by the people of Lampung. In Lampung, the Tupperware distributor has been quite dominant in its spread and also its fluctuating sales. Recently, however, there has been a decline in Tupperware indicating obstacles in developing a distributor’s career. This study aims to determine whether entrepreneurial behavior influences career development and whether Islamic capital moderates the relationship between the two variables. This type of research is quantitative, and the total population of the workforce living in Lampung Province was determined using purposive sampling. The data analysis method uses structural equation modeling (SEM) using partial least square (PLS) and data processing is carried out using Smartpls 3 software. The results show that the higher the entrepreneurial behavior, the higher the Career development and Islamic capital can strengthen the relationship between these variables.

Keywords: entrepreneurial behavior, Islamic capital, career development

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