Social and Cognitive Aspects of Women Entrepreneurs: Evidence from India

By: Arafa, Mohd Yasir
Contributor(s): Ali, Javed | Dwivedi, Amit Kumar | Saleem, Imran
Material type: TextTextPublisher: India Sage Publications 01-12-2020Description: 223-239pSubject(s): Women Entrepreneurship | Social Capital | Perception | Developing Economy | IndiaOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: In the present era, the role of women entrepreneurship has been recognized in the process of economic development worldwide; hence, it must be promoted. Before designing any policy intervention to boost women entrepreneurship, it is important to understand the factors driving women to become entrepreneurs. The previous research on women entrepreneurship was preoccupied with performance of businesses run by women. This research aimed at answering the question: ‘What motivates or discourages the women of a society or an economy from becoming an entrepreneur?’ More specifically, this research investigates factors affecting the entrepreneurial propensity of Indian women through the lenses of cognitive and social capital perspectives. The present study is steered to enhance the understanding of women entrepreneurship at a niche level.
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In the present era, the role of women entrepreneurship has been recognized in the
process of economic development worldwide; hence, it must be promoted. Before
designing any policy intervention to boost women entrepreneurship, it is important to
understand the factors driving women to become entrepreneurs. The previous research
on women entrepreneurship was preoccupied with performance of businesses run by
women. This research aimed at answering the question: ‘What motivates or discourages the women of a society or an economy from becoming an entrepreneur?’ More
specifically, this research investigates factors affecting the entrepreneurial propensity
of Indian women through the lenses of cognitive and social capital perspectives. The
present study is steered to enhance the understanding of women entrepreneurship at a
niche level.

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