The full text of this article


The jamu system: linking small-scale enterprises, traditional knowledge and social empowerment?
by Maria Costanza Torri
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 15, No. 4, 2012


Abstract: Medicinal plants have been used extensively in numerous countries, Indonesia included, in the domain of traditional medicine and of natural product industry. Despite the topicality of this issue, few studies have focused on the commercial aspects of medicinal plants in local communities and on its potential impact on gender development in urban and peri-urban areas. This article aims to analyse the impact of women enterprises active in the traditional herbal sector (jamu) in Indonesia in terms of household revenues and social status. The paper emphasises how despite the important socio-economic results of small-scale enterprises in the jamu sector in the city of Jogjakarta, some challenges on the real potential of this commercial activity on local women still remain.

Online publication date: Mon, 09-Apr-2012


is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:


    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email