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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/222991
Title:
Behind the veil: women-only entrepreneurship training in Pakistan
Authors:
Roomi, Muhammad Azam ( 0000-0001-6633-2313 ) ; Harrison, Pegram
Abstract:
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the gender-related challenges of Pakistani women entrepreneurs, to explore these women's particular capacity-building needs, and to assess the impact of capacity-building programs on the establishment and performance of the women's enterprises. Design/methodology/approach – The paper begins with a review of various theoretical contexts through which to understand women's entrepreneurship in an Islamic socio-cultural context. From this, the paper derived two working propositions: women in Islamic Pakistan face particular barriers to becoming entrepreneurs; these barriers can be reduced by women-only training in entrepreneurial competences. These propositions are examined in a three-part longitudinal process: a field survey to gather information about the training needs of current and potential women entrepreneurs, the design and delivery of a women-only training module, a follow-up survey with participants, 18 months later. Subjects and participants were randomly selected, and segmented according to entrepreneurial factors and characteristics. Findings – Results confirm that the barriers perceived by women entrepreneurs in Islamic Pakistan can be alleviated through women-only training that allows participants to develop capital and competences. Greater clarity about learning outcomes desired and achieved by women entrepreneurs in an Islamic socio-cultural context can be a basis for designing improved training and education programmes, with a view to women's economic empowerment.
Citation:
Roomi, M.A. (2010) 'Behind the veil: women-only entrepreneurship training in Pakistan' International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship 2 (2):150
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship
Issue Date:
Jun-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/222991
DOI:
10.1108/17566261011051017
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17566261011051017
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Practical implications – For women entrepreneurs living in an Islamic society, this analysis has implications for understanding the importance and effectiveness of entrepreneurial training especially in a women-only setting. For policy makers, it turns the spotlight on the need for creating an environment conducive to female entrepreneurship consistent with socio-cultural structures and gender asymmetries. Originality/value – There are no comparable previous data on the learning preferences and outcomes of this particular demographic group.
ISSN:
1756-6266
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Advances in Marketing (CAM)

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dc.contributor.authorRoomi, Muhammad Azamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Pegramen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T08:11:41Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-10T08:11:41Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.citationRoomi, M.A. (2010) 'Behind the veil: women-only entrepreneurship training in Pakistan' International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship 2 (2):150en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1756-6266-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/17566261011051017-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/222991-
dc.descriptionPractical implications – For women entrepreneurs living in an Islamic society, this analysis has implications for understanding the importance and effectiveness of entrepreneurial training especially in a women-only setting. For policy makers, it turns the spotlight on the need for creating an environment conducive to female entrepreneurship consistent with socio-cultural structures and gender asymmetries. Originality/value – There are no comparable previous data on the learning preferences and outcomes of this particular demographic group.en_GB
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to understand the gender-related challenges of Pakistani women entrepreneurs, to explore these women's particular capacity-building needs, and to assess the impact of capacity-building programs on the establishment and performance of the women's enterprises. Design/methodology/approach – The paper begins with a review of various theoretical contexts through which to understand women's entrepreneurship in an Islamic socio-cultural context. From this, the paper derived two working propositions: women in Islamic Pakistan face particular barriers to becoming entrepreneurs; these barriers can be reduced by women-only training in entrepreneurial competences. These propositions are examined in a three-part longitudinal process: a field survey to gather information about the training needs of current and potential women entrepreneurs, the design and delivery of a women-only training module, a follow-up survey with participants, 18 months later. Subjects and participants were randomly selected, and segmented according to entrepreneurial factors and characteristics. Findings – Results confirm that the barriers perceived by women entrepreneurs in Islamic Pakistan can be alleviated through women-only training that allows participants to develop capital and competences. Greater clarity about learning outcomes desired and achieved by women entrepreneurs in an Islamic socio-cultural context can be a basis for designing improved training and education programmes, with a view to women's economic empowerment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17566261011051017en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurshipen_GB
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen_GB
dc.subjectwomenen_GB
dc.subjectPakistanen_GB
dc.titleBehind the veil: women-only entrepreneurship training in Pakistanen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurshipen_GB
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