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A model of the process of women’s entry into business ownership: A study among Malay businesswomen in Malaysia


Yusof, Rohana (2012) A model of the process of women’s entry into business ownership: A study among Malay businesswomen in Malaysia. Journal of Governance and Development, 8. pp. 13-26. ISSN 2289-4756

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Abstract

More women from western and developed countries enter business ownership and more women in Asia, particularly in Malaysia, are also becoming self-employed despite many tangible and intangible obstacles.In the f ace of these barriers, they still demonstrate a strong determination to succeed.In view of this, this paper will attempt to present a theoretical model of the economic and social factors associated with Malay businesswomen in the rural environment. Insights into the influence of socio-economic factors on entrepreneurship is based on a study of 31 Malay rural businesswomen from the District of Pendang, Kedah.This study has shown that a combination of individual needs and experience are not the only reasons why women start their own business ventures. In each case, other events and external factors have catapulted the women into business ownership.Hence this paper has set out theoretical and methodological implications that contribute to our knowledge about the theory of the origins of entrepreneurship among rural businesswomen.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: business ownership, rural businesswomen, entrepreneurship, business ventures
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Rohana Yusof
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2014 07:21
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2014 07:21
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11907

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