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Empowering women through social entrepreneurship: case study of a women’s cooperative in India

Bhatt Datta, Punita and Gailey, Robert (2012). Empowering women through social entrepreneurship: case study of a women’s cooperative in India. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(3) pp. 569–587.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00505.x
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Abstract

Women’s cooperatives offer self-employment opportunities that can contribute to women’s social inclusion and empowerment. This article seeks to broaden existing understandings of women’s entrepreneurship by focusing on less studied types of ventures and contexts—namely, a social entrepreneurial venture in India. A case study analysis was used to assess two primary areas of interest: (1) elements of empowerment embedded in the venture’s business model and (2) individual perceptions of empowerment. The personal accounts of sister members reveal that this collective form of entrepreneurship has empowered them in three ways: economic security, development of entrepreneurial behavior, and increased contributions to the family.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Baylor University
ISSN: 1540-6520
Extra Information: Special Issue: Extending women's Entrepreneurship in New Directions
Keywords: innovation; social innovation; social entrepreneurship; India
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 35726
Depositing User: Punita Bhatt
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2012 09:05
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 18:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35726
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