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Title: Analysis of Barriers to Women Entrepreneurship: The DEMATEL Approach
Authors: Raghuvanshi J.
Agrawal, Rajat
Ghosh P.K.
Published in: Journal of Entrepreneurship
Abstract: Barriers to women entrepreneurship are numerous but they are all treated with equal importance in prior research. We believe prioritisation will advance our understanding further. Hence, we start by identifying barriers from earlier studies and explore possible causality among them. A framework based on cause and effect relationship among barriers is proposed. Decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) technique was used to establish this causality. Our analysis identifies five of the 14 barriers as causal. They are as follows: lack of education, experience and training opportunities; spatial mobility and lack of family support; lack of institutional support; lack of entrepreneurial management; and problem in acquiring financial resources. Women entrepreneurs, scholars and policymakers will gain greater understanding through this causal framework of barriers. Knowledge and containment of these barriers will help in fostering a more conducive environment for enabling more women to attempt entrepreneurship. © 2017, © 2017 SAGE Publications.
Citation: Journal of Entrepreneurship (2017), 26(2): 220-238
URI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0971355717708848
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/9357
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd
Keywords: Barriers
DEMATEL
women entrepreneurship
ISSN: 9713557
Author Scopus IDs: 57195612267
57209499374
35459954300
Author Affiliations: Raghuvanshi, J., Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, India
Agrawal, R., Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, India
Ghosh, P.K., Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Raghuvanshi, J.; Department of Management Studies, IIT RoorkeeIndia; email: juhiraghuvanshi.iitr@gmail.com
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