Impact of Economic Factors on Women Entrepreneurial Performance of Pakistan; Comparative Study of Registered and Non- Registered Women Entrepreneurs

Arooj Zeb

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This paper investigates and explores the influence of Economic Factors on performance of women owned small and medium enterprises of Pakistan. The prevailing economic environment of Pakistan with regard to women entrepreneurship has been discussed. Multiple regression analysis was used to determine the impact of economic factors on two groups i.e. registered and non-registered Pakistani women entrepreneurs using a self-administered questionnaire. Data was collected on a sample of 506 women entrepreneurs which was obtained through stratified sampling method. The study reveals that economic factors have a positive impact on women entrepreneurial performance on registered entrepreneurs but not on non-registered group. Suggestions have been given for creating environment of providing access to financial resources for both registered as well as non-registered women entrepreneurs.


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