Title: Influence of unemployment and education on women's intentions to start e-entrepreneurship: evidence from Indian survey data

Authors: Harvinder S. Mand; Meenakshi Atri; Amarjit Gill

Addresses: Department of Commerce, University College, Benra (Dhuri), Sangrur, East Punjab, Pin Code 148024, India ' School of Applied Management, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, Pin Code 147002, India ' Edwards School of Business, The University of Saskatchewan, 25 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N-5A7, Canada

Abstract: This study examines the influence of unemployment and education on women's intentions to start e-entrepreneurship. Female owners of e-businesses from India were surveyed regarding their perceptions of unemployment, education, and their intentions to start e-entrepreneurship. Findings suggest that unemployment and education positively influence women's intentions to start e-entrepreneurship in India. This study contributes to the literature on the factors that influence women's intentions to start e-entrepreneurship. The findings may be useful for investment advisors, Indian Government, and entrepreneurship consultants.

Keywords: e-entrepreneurship; unemployment; education; family size; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2018.094964

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2018 Vol.35 No.2, pp.203 - 219

Received: 29 Dec 2016
Accepted: 30 Jan 2017

Published online: 21 Sep 2018 *

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