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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/222461
Title:
Barriers to development and progression of women entrepreneurs in Pakistan
Authors:
Roomi, Muhammad Azam ( 0000-0001-6633-2313 ) ; Parrott, Guy
Abstract:
In Pakistan, women entrepreneurs do not enjoy the same opportunities as men due to a number of deep-rooted discriminatory socio-cultural values and traditions. Furthermore, these restrictions can be observed within the support mechanisms that exist to assist such fledgling businesswomen. The economic potential of female entrepreneurs is not being realised as they suffer from a lack of access to capital, land, business premises, information technology, training and agency assistance. Inherent attitudes of a patriarchal society, that men are superior to women and that women are best suited to be homemakers, create formidable challenges. Women also receive little encouragement from some male family members, resulting in limited spatial mobility and a dearth of social capital. The research suggests that in order to foster development, multi-agency cooperation is required. The media, educational policy makers and government agencies could combine to provide women with improved access to business development services and facilitate local, regional and national networks.
Citation:
Barriers to Development and Progression of Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan 2008, 17 (1):59 Journal of Entrepreneurship
Publisher:
Sage Journals
Journal:
Journal of Entrepreneurship
Issue Date:
May-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/222461
DOI:
10.1177/097135570701700105; 10.1177/097135570701700105
Additional Links:
http://joe.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/097135570701700105
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article would help integration of women entrepreneurs into the mainstream economy in Pakistan.
ISSN:
0971-3557
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Advances in Marketing (CAM)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoomi, Muhammad Azamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorParrott, Guyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08T15:11:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-08T15:11:47Z-
dc.date.issued2008-05-
dc.identifier.citationBarriers to Development and Progression of Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan 2008, 17 (1):59 Journal of Entrepreneurshipen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0971-3557-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/097135570701700105-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/097135570701700105-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/222461-
dc.descriptionThis article would help integration of women entrepreneurs into the mainstream economy in Pakistan.en_GB
dc.description.abstractIn Pakistan, women entrepreneurs do not enjoy the same opportunities as men due to a number of deep-rooted discriminatory socio-cultural values and traditions. Furthermore, these restrictions can be observed within the support mechanisms that exist to assist such fledgling businesswomen. The economic potential of female entrepreneurs is not being realised as they suffer from a lack of access to capital, land, business premises, information technology, training and agency assistance. Inherent attitudes of a patriarchal society, that men are superior to women and that women are best suited to be homemakers, create formidable challenges. Women also receive little encouragement from some male family members, resulting in limited spatial mobility and a dearth of social capital. The research suggests that in order to foster development, multi-agency cooperation is required. The media, educational policy makers and government agencies could combine to provide women with improved access to business development services and facilitate local, regional and national networks.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Journalsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://joe.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/097135570701700105en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Entrepreneurshipen_GB
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen_GB
dc.subjectwomen entrepreneursen_GB
dc.subjectPakistanen_GB
dc.titleBarriers to development and progression of women entrepreneurs in Pakistanen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Entrepreneurshipen_GB
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