Indigenous female entrepreneurship : analytical study on access to finance for women entrepreneurs in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Witbooi, Megan
dc.contributor.author Ukpere, Wilfred
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-11T05:45:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-11T05:45:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07
dc.identifier.citation Witbooi, M. & Ukpere, W., 2011. Indigenous female entrepreneurship : analytical study on access to finance for women entrepreneurs in South Africa. African Journal of Business Management, 5(14):5646-5657. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJBM, DOI: 10.5897/AJBM10.1161 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1993-8233
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7840
dc.description.abstract Research on female entrepreneurship is imperative to create a knowledge base of women’s experiences with regards to being financially excluded in South Africa. There is a realisation, however, that, while race has historically been the primary driver of economic disparities in South Africa, other forms of discrimination also prevent certain groups from accessing economic freedom and opportunities. Women, who represent 52% of the South African population, still suffer from historical and cultural prejudice in accessing opportunities, for a number of reasons that are outlined in this study. While access to financial services continues to be largely racially defined in South Africa, the gender gap between men and women does exist, and is likely to grow if special efforts are not undertaken to address the underlying issues now. Black women are the largest single self-employed segment of the population; a fact that is not reflected in the current industry targets for business activity. This paper examines the extent to which financial service providers in the country were sufficiently aware of the challenges facing women entrepreneurs in South Africa. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.rights ©2011 Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Female entrepreneurs en_US
dc.subject Gender inequality en_US
dc.subject Entrepreneurial motivation en_US
dc.title Indigenous female entrepreneurship : analytical study on access to finance for women entrepreneurs in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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