Issues and challenges faced by the potential women entrepreneurs in Pakistan: a case study of Sind Province

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223215
Title:
Issues and challenges faced by the potential women entrepreneurs in Pakistan: a case study of Sind Province
Authors:
Roomi, Muhammad Azam ( 0000-0001-6633-2313 ) ; Kumar, Mukesh; Rehman, Sumaira; Chaudhry, Naveed Iqbal ( 0000-0002-1037-102X )
Abstract:
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the issues and challenges faced by potential women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. This study focuses on their motivating factors to start their own businesses and highlights their preferences for different aspects of training and development programs. Survey through questionnaire of 400 potential women entrepreneurs was conducted to analyse issues and challenges faced by and understand their preference related to different aspects of training program. The potential entrepreneurs selected for survey were part of one training program funded by Government of Sindh and this program was implemented by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA). The data is analyzed by using the midpoint approach. The research confirms that in Pakistan the majority of potential women entrepreneurs have preferences for women-only training program. It also identifies that only in big cities they prefer combined training program. This paper also identifies that majority of the potential women entrepreneurs prefer English language as medium of instruction during the training programs. The main motivating factor in starting their own business was their intention to support the family. This research will be helpful for public sector agencies in Pakistan which are working support potential entrepreneurs. It will be helpful in formulating effective entrepreneurship training and other support programs. It would also support the policy makers to look holistically the women entrepreneurship. This paper will provide guidelines for potential women entrepreneurs in Pakistan against challenges which they may face. Key words: potential women entrepreneurs, Pakistan, issues and challenges.
Citation:
Roomi, M.A. (2011). Issues and Challenges Faced by the Potential Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan: A Case Study of Sind Province. International Journal of Management Reserach and Emerging Sciences. 1 (1), 119-131. (With Kumar, M. and Chaudhry, N. I.)
Journal:
International Journal of Management Research and Emerging Sciences
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/223215
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Journal Article
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Advances in Marketing (CAM)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoomi, Muhammad Azamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Mukeshen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRehman, Sumairaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChaudhry, Naveed Iqbalen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-11T10:17:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-11T10:17:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationRoomi, M.A. (2011). Issues and Challenges Faced by the Potential Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan: A Case Study of Sind Province. International Journal of Management Reserach and Emerging Sciences. 1 (1), 119-131. (With Kumar, M. and Chaudhry, N. I.)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/223215-
dc.descriptionJournal Articleen_GB
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to analyse the issues and challenges faced by potential women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. This study focuses on their motivating factors to start their own businesses and highlights their preferences for different aspects of training and development programs. Survey through questionnaire of 400 potential women entrepreneurs was conducted to analyse issues and challenges faced by and understand their preference related to different aspects of training program. The potential entrepreneurs selected for survey were part of one training program funded by Government of Sindh and this program was implemented by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA). The data is analyzed by using the midpoint approach. The research confirms that in Pakistan the majority of potential women entrepreneurs have preferences for women-only training program. It also identifies that only in big cities they prefer combined training program. This paper also identifies that majority of the potential women entrepreneurs prefer English language as medium of instruction during the training programs. The main motivating factor in starting their own business was their intention to support the family. This research will be helpful for public sector agencies in Pakistan which are working support potential entrepreneurs. It will be helpful in formulating effective entrepreneurship training and other support programs. It would also support the policy makers to look holistically the women entrepreneurship. This paper will provide guidelines for potential women entrepreneurs in Pakistan against challenges which they may face. Key words: potential women entrepreneurs, Pakistan, issues and challenges.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSMEsen_GB
dc.subjectwomenen_GB
dc.subjecttrainingen_GB
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen_GB
dc.subjectwomen entrepreneursen_GB
dc.subjectPakistanen_GB
dc.titleIssues and challenges faced by the potential women entrepreneurs in Pakistan: a case study of Sind Provinceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Management Research and Emerging Sciencesen_GB
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