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Women Entrepreneurs in Family Business

Author(s) : Jency Francis, Anitha Thomas

Volume & Issue : VOLUME 5 / 2017 , ISSUE 2

Page(s) : 23


The status of women in India has been changing as a result of mounting industrialization and urbanization and social legislation. Over the years, more and more women are going in for higher education, technical and professional education and their proportion in the workforce has also been increased. Nowadays, more women are involved in family business, with more capabilities, than ever before in history. Family Businesses are the most successful business enterprises all over the world and their contribution to the economies in every country is significant. A Family business is a company that is owned and managed by one or more members of the same family. The success and continuity of family businesses is the most vital aspect of a country\'s economy. The present study is an attempt to unveil the characteristics of women managed family business firms in Kottayam District. 50 women managed family business from the two Taluks are selected for the study as sample using purposive sampling method. Data collected from various sources are analyzed using statistical tools like Averages, Percentages, Likert Scaling Techniques etc.The study revealed that technical knowledge is the main factor which motivates women to take up family business.


Family Business, women entrepreneurs, male-dominated industries.


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