Formation of Social Capital by Women Entrepreneurship via Business Development Institutions of Government in Sindh

Authors

  • Mehtab Siddique Assistant Professor, Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan Author
  • Dr. Ashiq Jhatial Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan Author
  • Dr. Muneer-ud-Din Soomro Institute of Commerce, University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan Author

Keywords:

Social capital, Women Entrepreneurship, Business development, Sindh, Pakistan

Abstract

Major focus of this is to investigate how Government business development institutes have been creating social capital, supporting women entrepreneurship in Sindh province. This study takes into account the pluralistic approach i.e. a blend of qualitative methods. The content matric analyses method from the qualitative approach was employed for the study. The eight key research themes were emerged under three dimensions of social capital based on Naphiet and Ghoshal 1998. The structural dimension included the Promotion of women entrepreneurs, Strengthen women entrepreneurs, Networking, and Dissemination of information. The cognitive dimension included Shared goals and Exchange of information. The relational dimension included Trust and Cooperation and commitment. The results in content analysis explained that government business development institutes had been working independently and in collaboration with other organizations to provide counseling and consulting services, arranging training, workshops, and exhibitions that helped towards progressive entrepreneurship movement among women.  Further, It was found out that every construct had an adequate number of indicators loaded. As a result, all constructs were retained. However, future researchers need to look at some other items to be added to have more number of items in each construct.

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10347925

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2021-09-30

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Formation of Social Capital by Women Entrepreneurship via Business Development Institutions of Government in Sindh. (2021). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 2(2), 272-281. https://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/148

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