022269 Gill M (NO, IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Punjab, Email: email@example.com) : Empirical analysis of women entrepreneurs in Punjab's MSME sector. SMART J Business Mgmt Stud 2018, 14(1), 58-68.
At all India level, dominance of male owners, pervades in each of the three segments of MSME Sector, although it is relatively less pronounced in the case of Micro Sector. In the State of Punjab too, percentage of women entrepreneurs, as compared to male entrepreneurs, in the MSME Sector, is very low. The participation of women, in the MSME Sector, was identified in three different roles. Some women are owners of enterprises, some are managers of enterprises and others are employees. This paper is an attempt, to study the position of Women Entrepreneurs, in the MSME Sector of Punjab and to study the relationship between various financial, social and economic variables and the profile of registered women entrepreneurs, under the MSMED Act, 2006, to provide direction to planners and policy makers, to formulate suitable measures for the growth of women entrepreneurs, in Punjab's MSME Sector. The findings were based on secondary data, collected from all the District Industry Centres (DICs) of Punjab. The results indicated that there were 645 registered women entrepreneurs, as on March 31st, 2014. The maximum was recorded in Ludhiana District, followed by Amritsar and Patiala District, in the Micro Segment, manufacturing various goods.
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