Women Entrepreneurship in India

Edited by: Jaynal Ud-din Ahmed, Khundrakpam Devananda Singh

Women play a critical role in the family which is the basic unit of a society. Family is a strong force for social cohesion and integration and, as such, should be strengthened. The inadequate support for women and insufficient protection for their respective families affect society as a whole and undermines efforts to achieve gender equality. In different cultural, political, and social systems, various forms of family exist. The rights, capabilities, and responsibilities of family members must be respected. The extent of empowerment of women in the national hierarchy is determined largely by: their economic, social, and political identity. These factors are deeply intertwined and interlinked with many cross-cutting linkages. However, if efforts in even one dimension remain absent or weak, outcomes generated by the other components are adversely affected. Women can be truly empowered only when all the three factors are simultaneously addressed and made compatible with each other. In other words, for holistic empowerment of women to happen, economic, social, and political aspects impacting women's lives must converge effectively. A growing body of work shows that entrepreneurial behaviour is dependent on social and economic factors. For example, countries with healthy and diversified labour markets or stronger safety nets show a more favourable ratio of opportunity-driven rather than necessity-driven women entrepreneurs. This volume contains 14 scholarly papers which provide deep insights into various aspects of women entrepreneurship in India. [Subject: Gender Studies, Business &?Economics, India Studies]

Publication Date: 7/31/2016
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177084252