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Factors affecting orientation and satisfaction of women entrepreneurs in rural India

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Author(s): Jeevan Jyoti | Jyoti Sharma | Anita Kumari

Journal: Annals of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
ISSN 2000-7396

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: women entrepreneurship | entrepreneurial orientation | satisfaction | rural India | psychological factors

ABSTRACT
In the present era, the women-owned businesses in the form of women entrepreneurs are one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial populations in the India. The objective of the paper is to study the factors that affect women entrepreneurial orientation and their satisfaction. In this regard, the paper explores the affecting variables and their impact on orientation and satisfaction. The proposed model and hypotheses were tested by using the data collected from boutiques, beauty parlors, carpet making units, and general stores in Jammu and Kashmir (India). Univariate, bi-variate, and multi-variate techniques were used for data analysis. In SEM, 13 paths were created for evaluating the cause and effect relationship between different factors viz., social, psychological, financial, push, pull factors, problems, and entrepreneurial orientation and satisfaction. Out of 13 paths eight relationships are significant while five relationships are insignificant in this structural equation. The key finding of the paper is that all factors affect orientation highly as compared to satisfaction. The implications of research findings for researchers and practitioners are discussed and the suggestions have also been provided.
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