Social Women Entrepreneurship – The Effect of its Determinants on Entrepreneurial Performance

Dr. C. Ramesh Kumar ., C. Jaya Praveen .


The individuals who are willing to take on the risk and effort to create positive changes in society through their initiatives are called as social entrepreneur. They pursue an innovative idea with the potential to solve a community problem. These Entrepreneurs are engaged in a process of continuous innovation, adaptation, and learning; they are innovative; they break new ground, develop new models, and pioneer new approaches. Social entrepreneurship is determined by different factors and those factors significantly influence entrepreneurial performance. The present study focuses on the influence of the determinants of social women entrepreneurship on entrepreneurial performance. The study was carried out with women entrepreneurs who have interest on societal wellbeing. The data was collected from 458 entrepreneurs using stratified random sampling method. The result shows that except access funding and education training, all other determinants significantly influence entrepreneurial performance of social women entrepreneurs.


social women entrepreneurship, regulatory framework, taxation, access funding, financing

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