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The impact of entrepreneurial self efficiency and enabling business environment on business performance of female-led handicraft manufacturing SMEs in Sri Lanka


A., Aruna Shanta and Golam Hassan, Asan Ali (2014) The impact of entrepreneurial self efficiency and enabling business environment on business performance of female-led handicraft manufacturing SMEs in Sri Lanka. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (1). pp. 523-528. ISSN 1991-8178

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Abstract

Recent literature indicates that SMEs in Sri Lanka fall short of exploiting the full potential of current technological means The study Examine the internal and external factors that contribute to the success of women-led small scale handicraft entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka.The field survey carried out among 158 female-led small and medium scale handicraft producers in western province in Sri Lanka.As the study hypothesized, both external factors based dynamic effective index (EFBDEI) and owner’s entrepreneurial self-efficiency index (OSEI) have significant positive impact on business performance during the last five years. However, relatively, the leaders’ entrepreneurial self-efficiency index has shown greater magnitude than the external factors based dynamic effective index on success or failure of female-led business. Thus, policy makers need to be drawn their attention not only the improvement of infrastructure facilities but also the importance of owners entrepreneurial self -efficiency improvement of small and medium scale female-led business owners in Sri Lanka

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small scale Entrepreneur, Handicraft Industry, Resource use Efficiency, Self- Efficiency
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Asan Ali Golam Hassan @ Mohammad
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2014 02:00
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 04:08
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12142

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