Volume 6, Issue 32 (1-2009)                   cs 2009, 6(32): 37-48 | Back to browse issues page

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Arasti Z, Akbarijokar M. A Research on the Characteristics of Iranian Educated Women Entre-preneurs Businesses and Their Problems In Starting Their Business up . cs. 2009; 6 (32) :37-48
URL: http://cs.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-322-en.html
Abstract:   (10353 Views)
Entrepreneurship is a new phenomenon in Iran and the research on this subject especially in women entrepreneurship is very limited.
In most of the entrepreneurship researchs, access to suitable financial and information resources, a balance between business and family, and attraction of the others' confidence have been considered among the women entrepreneurs' problems and obstacles in starting the businesses up.
In order to capture a general knowledge of Iranian educated entrepreneur women and their businesses and the influencing factors on starting new entrepreneurial businesses successfully, a large scale national study is conducted in academic educated entrepreneual women common unity using a questionnaire desinned for this purpose and improved by entrepreneurship experts views and a pilot suty. This article presents a part of the results about characteristics of Iranian women businesses and their problems in starting the businesses up. The results point out that in spite of the fact that one third of Iranian women businesses are in education, research and advisory services but, half of women working population are in industrial production and related services including transportation, packaging and advertising. Moreover, the most important problems of the Iranian academic educated women entrepreneurs are the preventive regulations, administrative bureuulvacy, getting patents, and developing financial resources bureaucratic procedures, The role conflicts, managing businesses and gender-based discripmination which are refered to in the literature as the major problems of women businesses, were not found in the study to be a serious restriction for academic educated women entrepreneurs.
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