An Empirical Investigation of Constraints Facing by Women Entrepreneurs in District Hyderabad of Sindh Province Pakistan: A Survey Approach


Qazi Mumtaz , Ikramuddin Junejo , Mehtab Siddiqui ,

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This study aims to identify the challenges that women entrepreneurs face in operating and running their business in District Hyderabad of Sindh Province. So far researches on constraints of women entrepreneurs have been conducted in modern and developed cities of Pakistan but neglecting the other progressive cities which do not lack women with capabilities of running enterprises and can greatly contribute to the economic development of the country. The majority of women entrepreneurs in District Hyderabad are providing services mainly in three business sectors i.e. education, parlor and boutique, and 114 women entrepreneurs were targeted to gather data for the present study. The data collected was subjected to quantitative analysis and employed a structured interview using a survey questionnaire to appraise the key constraints that impede the performance and growth of women entrepreneurs in Hyderabad city. A structured interview using the survey questionnaire was employed in the study to assess the key factors that hinder the performance of women entrepreneurs in District Hyderabad of Sindh Province. This study focused on three main areas of profession where most women entrepreneurs serve in District Hyderabad i.e. education, parlors and boutiques. The findings revealed that more than socio-cultural constraints women entrepreneurs face economic barriers (stiff competition, difficult legal formalities, unfavorable regulatory environment, lack of information about new programs from Government and hardship in getting a loan from credit institution). Although managerial and technological barriers (proper network with administrative bodies for information and necessary technologies) affect the performance they are confident enough about their potentials and ready to assume risk.


Entrepreneurs, Economic, Constraints, Social-Cultural, Managerial & Technological


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