Human Capital and Growth of Women Led Fashion and Apparel Firms

Rao, Veena and Venkatachalm, A and Joshi , H G (2013) Human Capital and Growth of Women Led Fashion and Apparel Firms. International Journal of Humanities and Management Sciences, 1 (4). pp. 260-263. ISSN 2320-4036

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Abstract

Human capital in terms of the entrepreneurial family background, educational experience etc., has found to have impact on the performance of the entrepreneurs and has become the important area of entrepreneurial research. The background of the study comes from the growing importance laid on women entrepreneurs and their impact on the economic progress worldwide. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), one in eleven (8.9%) women are involved in entrepreneurship across the globe and India occupies the second position among the 22 countries where 14.1 percent of women have ventured into entrepreneurship [16]. With growing importance to the human capital and women entrepreneurs, this study is focused to find the relationship between the human capital and the growth of women led fashion and apparel firms. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on the human capital from the sample in the study area. For the study, the growth of women led firms was classified into four levels based on the two key variables of growth viz., employment generation and the sales turnover. Descriptive statistics with percentage and frequencies was used for analysis of the data collected. Chi-square was used to test the hypothesis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Capital Variable, Women Entrepreneurs, Micro, small and medium scale enterprises, Fashion and Apparel Enterprises
Subjects: Architecture > MSAP Manipal
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 06:15
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 06:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139799

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