Gender Comparison in Entrepreneurship: A Study of MSMEs in Aizawl District, Mizoram

Gender Comparison in Entrepreneurship: A Study of MSMEs in Aizawl District, Mizoram

ABSTRACT

The emergence of women entrepreneurs in any society may be caused by many things, some of which may be because of force, some may be by chance and some other may be due to ambitions. However, there are some other women whose aim is becoming entrepreneurs and they take up entrepreneurial pursuit intentionally. Some people expressed their view that as far as the need for success and monetary gain are concerned, men and women are same. The problems faced by men and women entrepreneurs are same and it is not prudent to give uniqueness on the problems faced by women entrepreneurs. But this view is found to be senseless that men are more entrepreneurial than women. It is accepted that what is not a problem for men may be a very big pain for women. This paper considers the emergence of women entrepreneurs in Aizawl district, Mizoram. This study is based on a survey of 406 entrepreneurs from Aizawl district, Mizoram. It was found that the proportion of women entrepreneurs was only 15%. This paper makes apparent, though there are some common problems with men, the need to give more importance to promote women entrepreneurs.

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