Women Entrepreneurs of Small and Medium Enterprises: Failures and Remedies


Tasnim Sultana

Bidduth Kanti Nath

Sujan Kanti Biswas

Journal: Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy

(pp: 333-352) | Doi No: http:/doi.org/10.56138/bjpe.jun2220



Women entrepreneurship is an increasingly growing phenomenon in Bangladesh and an inevitable part of the country’s development. The prime objective of the study is to explore the overview of women entrepreneurs in Chittagong city. To fulfil the study’s purpose, the data have been collected from the annual reports and the selected 145 women entrepreneurs in Chittagong city. In collecting primary data, printed developed questionnaires are used. Women participated in various small and medium enterprises take on the challenges of working in a male- dominated society, competitive and turbulent and complex economic and business environment. Seeing women in business in Bangladesh two decades ago was almost beyond imagination. Now, women’s entrepreneurship is the vital basis of women’s empowerment. They are also running manufacturing and service sector businesses. This study also explores some problems women entrepreneurs face and suggests some measures. This study is also valuable to a reading community, especially for the people working for SME development in Bangladesh. Government and non- government organisations take proper steps to develop women entrepreneurs and create a more favourable business environment.



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