The impact of capital mix on rural women entrepreneurs: an evidence from Bangladesh

Kabir, Shajahan and Radović-Marković, Mirjana and Grozdanić, Radmila and Akther, Rahima and Kvrgić, Goran (2012) The impact of capital mix on rural women entrepreneurs: an evidence from Bangladesh. Metalurgia internaţional. ISSN 1582-2214

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Abstract

The study concentrated on the impact of small entrepreneurship on rural poor women in Bangladesh. It was executed by considering their participation in income generating activities to improved livelihood assets. The study comprised of a sample of 300 women household entrepreneurs selected randomly. Practically, tabular and statistical techniques were used to analyze the results. The results indicated that the impact on poultry and livestock rearing, fishing, homestead gardening was positive. Accordingly, distribution of household expenditure revealed both farm and non-farm entrepreneurs spent more money on food, cloth, health care, and housing than they did before involvement in entrepreneurship. Of concern also, most of the respondent household had brought positive changes in different types of livelihood assets, such as financial capital, natural capital, physical capital, human capital, and social capital. The study employed the sustainable livelihood analysis framework as an analytical tool to identify ways to advance the livelihood of small entrepreneurs. However, lack of institutional support, and poor government facilities are identified as constraints to developed women entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512174946
Uncontrolled Keywords: women entrepreneurs, livelihood assets, rural poor women, Bangladesh, agriculture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 08:29
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 08:29
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/953

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