Title: Push and pull factors of entrepreneurs in Khulna City, Bangladesh

Authors: M.D. Reaz Uddin; Tarun Kanti Bose; Rayhana Ferdausi

Addresses: Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh ' Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh ' Peace Palace, 32, Chota Mirjapur Road, Khulna, Bangladesh

Abstract: This study sought to identify pull and push factors of entrepreneurs in Khulna, a divisional city located at southern part of Bangladesh. Data were collected from entrepreneurs currently involved in business in this city using a structured questionnaire. A Likert type five-point scale was constructed to trap the opinions of respondents about their thinking on pull and push factors affected them to be an entrepreneur. A causal model was developed to find out pull and push factors. This study found pull factors as challenging jobs, enjoying freedom and autonomy in job, gaining more security in jobs and continuing family business traditions. On the other hand, push factors are earning more income, hassle and complexity in organisation and economic necessity.

Keywords: Bangladesh; push factors; pull factors; entrepreneurship; Khulna; Bangladesh; entrepreneurs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2014.057917

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2014 Vol.21 No.1, pp.101 - 114

Available online: 21 Nov 2013 *

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