An Exploratory study on the factors that influence the declination of women entrepreneurship


Tan, Pei Kian and Chong, Xin Mi and Choong, Cedric Ee Chun (2016) An Exploratory study on the factors that influence the declination of women entrepreneurship. International Business Management, 10 (18). pp. 4098-4106. ISSN 1993-5250

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Since, early 1970s, there are more female involved in conventionally male dominated and task oriented occupation. The obligation of female has extended from families to society. They are motivated from employee to entrepreneur. Female are playing a role in driving the economy to move forward. They contribute in developing world economy through poverty elimination, encourage creativity and innovation and create job. However, there are always unseen and potential barriers that prevent female to start-up a business. In this study, there are four barriers have been identified which may have influence female in deciding to become an entrepreneur. The four barriers identified in this study consist of fear of failure, lack of resources, family concern and traditional society. To investigate the relationship of each barrier towards female entrepreneurial inclination, the study aims to office ladies as targeted respondents. The results collected shows that three of the hypotheses are supported. Fear of failure is found to be not a significant factor that influences the declination of women entrepreneurship. Lack of resources, family concern and traditional society are found as factors that influence women entrepreneurship declination. There are some major key findings obtained from this study. Overall, most women have the desire to become entrepreneur. Profit making is their trigger. However, majority respondents cannot find balance between their career and family. Most of them choose to give up family when there is conflict with their working.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women entrepreneurship, obligation, barriers, fear of failure, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB522-715 Income. Factor shares > HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
Divisions: Faculty of Business (FOB)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2018 09:05
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 09:05


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