Patterns of Indonesian Women Entrepreneurship

Ummu Hani, Ilma Nurul Rachmania, Santi Setyaningsih, Rucita Cahyawati Putri
2012 Procedia Economics and Finance  
Nowadays, women entrepreneurship grows rapidly at small-medium enterprises. Gender difference was no longer a barrier to run a business and become entrepreneur. The objective of this study is to identify patterns of entrepreneurship and social economic challenges facing women business owners in Indonesia. The study intends to support and encourage sustainable small-medium enterprises economic development activities by Indonesian women. A survey was developed and administered to a sample of 102
more » ... ndonesian female entrepreneurs. Data were collected by questionnaire and interviews. The results of this research is understandable about the patterns of women entrepreneurship in Indonesia viewed from various aspects, such as major type of their business, their major obstacles and their major supporting factors. Another result is Indonesian women entrepreneurship can be divided into four cluster with different characteristics. Future research need to explore about the gender dimension and the influence of education levels, family and environmental issues on the role models that influence and drive of women entrepreneurship.
doi:10.1016/s2212-5671(12)00342-5 fatcat:hl2aq6odm5fmvj3h3sks5cbb3y