RELATION BETWEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND GENDER INDICATORS A COMPARATIVE STUDY IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION
International Journal of Management and Social Science Research Review
The dynamic economic landscape highlighted the role of emerging economies in global context and significance of women entrepreneurial activity which is pivotal to the development of these economies. Hence, the purpose is to study how gender indicators correlate with women entrepreneurial activity in Asia Pacific region especially the two big emerging economies i.e. India and China. It is an empirical study based on data from GEM and Gender Gap reports. The hypothesis is to test correlation
... en women entrepreneurial activity and gender indicators for eleven countries of Asia pacific region for the year 2014-2015.The analysis reveals that, women entrepreneurial activity (TEA-Total Entrepreneurial Activity) is not significantly correlated with gender gap and gender inequality index. It also shows that women TEA is lower than men's in all eleven countries. However, India exhibits significant growth in women TEA compared to china. The study clarified that gender parity itself will not lead to more women TEA. Thus policy makers can formulate policies considering indicators directly related with women TEA.The focus on emerging economies especially India and China and usage of two different gender indicators namely gender gap and gender inequality index toanalyses its correlation with women entrepreneurial activitymake this study unique.