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Women entrepreneurship in the Indian middle class: Interdisciplinary perspectives

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posted on 02.11.2021, 02:01 by Jeemol Unni, Vanita YadavVanita Yadav, Ravikiran Naik, Swati Dutta
Entrepreneurship can result from necessity as well as opportunity, and women entrepreneurs pursue goals beyond economic gains.’ ‘There is no gender differential in drivers of business expansion. The small scale of business does not inhibit women-owned micro enterprises from expanding.’ In Women Entrepreneurship in the Indian Middle Class, Unni, Yadav, Naik and Dutta explore entrepreneurship using a gender and class lens from multidisciplinary perspectives. They examine the evolution of the field and uncover factors impacting women's participation in entrepreneurship. Defining entrepreneurship broadly to include not just ‘new economic activity’ but operations of all economic enterprises, the authors attempt to understand: What motivates women in India to operate enterprises ranging from small and medium to large enterprises? What is the nature of occupations and entrepreneurship within segments of the middle classes? What kind of opportunities do women pursue? Using a novel macro and micro research approach, the authors propose an enabling framework of women entrepreneurship ecosystem in India and highlight the way forward. The insights from this book will help policymakers formulate appropriate ‘nudge’ techniques to encourage productive entrepreneurship. This book is a must-read for researchers and aspiring women entrepreneurs for grasping the dynamics of this emerging area.

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Start Page

1

End Page

292

Number of Pages

292

ISBN-10

9354421458

ISBN-13

9789354421457

Publisher

Orient BlackSwan

Place of Publication

Hyderabad, India

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Ahmedabad University India, CHRIST University India, Institute for Human Development India

Author Research Institute

Centre for Regional Economics and Supply Chain (RESC)

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

7

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