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The impact of the caste system on female entrepreneurship: an inquiry into Kerala experience


Narendran, R and Maniyalath, N, The impact of the caste system on female entrepreneurship: an inquiry into Kerala experience, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 37, (7) Article 7. ISSN 0740-7416 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Many studies have adopted a post-structural feminist perspective to study female entrepreneurship (Ahl, 2006; Ahl and Marlow, 2012; Foss, 2010). This perspective builds on the influence of historical periods, cultural climate, aesthetic, theoretical or philosophical tendencies in gender inequality (Beasley, 1999). The constraints imposed by the cultural climate, that is, the caste system, is one issue affecting inequality in India. To overcome the caste-based discrimination, the Indian government implemented policies and programs. This research investigates the nuances of the relationship between the caste system and female entrepreneurship by examining whether the caste system disadvantages female entrepreneurs and whether government programs aid entrepreneurial activity.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:caste system, entrepreneurship, gender
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Entrepreneurship
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Social class and inequalities
UTAS Author:Narendran, R (Dr Roshni Narendran)
ID Code:131701
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2019-04-01
Last Modified:2019-04-01

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