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Women and entrepreneurship: An overview of women entrepreneurship programs in Malaysia

Abdul Mutalib, Rozita and Arshad, Rozita and Ismail, Nur Syakiran Akmal and Ahmad, Zalinah (2015) Women and entrepreneurship: An overview of women entrepreneurship programs in Malaysia. Journal of Governance and Development, 11. pp. 15-14. ISSN 2289-4756

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Entrepreneurs have been recognized by many as the catalyst for economic growth and development.Raising women as entrepreneurs is a part of current government initiative.Although women entrepreneurs have become more important players in the entrepreneurial landscape, the number is still small as compared to businesses owned by men.This paper will look into the entreperneurial programs implemented by governmental agencies in Malaysia.After looking at the programs, analysis of the programs will be further discussed. Indeed, this paper found that there are only a number of entrepreneurship programs which are specially designed for women by some selected agencies despites lack of evaluation of existing entrepreneurship programs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: January 2015 (Special Issue on Social Entrepreneurship)
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, entrepreneurial programs, women entrepreneurs
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: School of Government
Depositing User: Mrs. Rozita Abdul Mutalib
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 08:03
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 04:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15205

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