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Research methodology

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Research methodology

  1. 1. ““A Study of Women EntrepreneursA Study of Women Entrepreneurs in Raigad District”in Raigad District” By Prof Ohol Sahebrao Bhau M.Com. M. Phil UGC Teacher Fellow Ph D Veer Wajekar ASC College, Phunde Tal Uran Dist Raigad 400 702 Navi Mumbai MAHARASHTRA
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION OF WOMENINTRODUCTION OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIPENTREPRENEURSHIP  Women perform an important role in building theWomen perform an important role in building the real backbone of nation’s economy.real backbone of nation’s economy.  They have potential and the will to establish andThey have potential and the will to establish and manage enterprises of their own.manage enterprises of their own.  If a woman is not economically free and self-If a woman is not economically free and self- earning, she will have to depend on her husbandearning, she will have to depend on her husband or someone else.or someone else.  Life for a woman entrepreneur having a small-Life for a woman entrepreneur having a small- scale industry is not a bed of roses.scale industry is not a bed of roses.
  3. 3.  The process of economic growth would be incompleteThe process of economic growth would be incomplete and lopsided, unless women are fully involved in it.and lopsided, unless women are fully involved in it.  Woman is often describing as the better half of man.Woman is often describing as the better half of man.  In the 21In the 21stst century, multi-skilled, productive andcentury, multi-skilled, productive and innovative women entrepreneurs working.innovative women entrepreneurs working.  ““A woman is like a teabag – you cannot tell how strongA woman is like a teabag – you cannot tell how strong has she is until you put her in hot water”.has she is until you put her in hot water”.  Women’s contribution is most vital to the making of aWomen’s contribution is most vital to the making of a better tomorrow.better tomorrow.
  4. 4.  In the LPG, women entrepreneurs are likely to becomeIn the LPG, women entrepreneurs are likely to become an even more important part.an even more important part.  National development will be sluggish, if the economicNational development will be sluggish, if the economic engine operates only at half power.engine operates only at half power.  ““Wealth is created not by employment but by buildingWealth is created not by employment but by building an enterprise”.an enterprise”.  Rural women force would strengthen the villageRural women force would strengthen the village economy and promote regional development.economy and promote regional development.  There is a saying that self-help is the best help.There is a saying that self-help is the best help.  There is saying that God helps those who helpThere is saying that God helps those who help themselves.themselves.
  5. 5. Objectives of the studyObjectives of the study 11. To study the socio-economic background of. To study the socio-economic background of women entrepreneurs.women entrepreneurs. 2. To know the problems and difficulties faced by2. To know the problems and difficulties faced by women entrepreneurs.women entrepreneurs. 3. To investigate the various factors that affects the3. To investigate the various factors that affects the business decisions of women Entrepreneurs.business decisions of women Entrepreneurs. 4. To examine the causes for success or failure of4. To examine the causes for success or failure of women entrepreneurs.women entrepreneurs.
  6. 6. Hypothesis of the studyHypothesis of the study  It is the economic compulsion rather thanIt is the economic compulsion rather than economic attraction that makes womeneconomic attraction that makes women entrepreneursentrepreneurs  The women entrepreneurs depends on ownThe women entrepreneurs depends on own resources for starting the businessresources for starting the business  The women entrepreneurs do not get initialThe women entrepreneurs do not get initial support from their family.support from their family.  The women entrepreneurs form upper caste getsThe women entrepreneurs form upper caste gets more support than from lower caste.more support than from lower caste.
  7. 7. Sample Selection and MethodologySample Selection and Methodology  From the Register of District Industry CenterFrom the Register of District Industry Center (DIC), Alibag, Raigad 75 Women Entrepreneurs(DIC), Alibag, Raigad 75 Women Entrepreneurs selected by way of Purposive Sample Selectionselected by way of Purposive Sample Selection Method.Method.  Entire data collected through personal interviewEntire data collected through personal interview schedule in depth.schedule in depth.  This research based on survey of the presentThis research based on survey of the present progress made in the field of Womenprogress made in the field of Women Entrepreneurship in Raigad District ofEntrepreneurship in Raigad District of Maharashtra.Maharashtra.
  8. 8. Problems faced by WomenProblems faced by Women entrepreneursentrepreneurs  They are WomenThey are Women  Attitude of Financial InstitutionsAttitude of Financial Institutions  Playing Dual RolePlaying Dual Role  Give more Emphasis to Family Ties andGive more Emphasis to Family Ties and RelationsRelations  Male- Female CompetitionMale- Female Competition
  9. 9.  Low-Level Risk Taking AttitudeLow-Level Risk Taking Attitude  High production CostHigh production Cost  Financial problemFinancial problem  Problem of Raw MaterialProblem of Raw Material  Technical and Managerial ProblemTechnical and Managerial Problem  Problem of MarketingProblem of Marketing  Problem of CompetitionProblem of Competition
  10. 10. PROFILE OF RAIGAD DISTRICTPROFILE OF RAIGAD DISTRICT  Raigad is one of the 35 administrative districts ofRaigad is one of the 35 administrative districts of Maharashtra.Maharashtra.  The District Head Quarter of Raigad District isThe District Head Quarter of Raigad District is Alibag.Alibag.  Alibag is situated on western coast of India and onAlibag is situated on western coast of India and on shore of Arabian Sea.shore of Arabian Sea.  Raigad is important from tourism point of view.Raigad is important from tourism point of view.
  11. 11. Thank YouThank You

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