Motivation and Challenges Among Indonesian Muslim Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A Qualitative Study

Azmi, I.A.G. and Basir, S.A. (2016) Motivation and Challenges Among Indonesian Muslim Women Entrepreneurs in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): A Qualitative Study. Advanced Science Letters, 22 (12). pp. 4146-4150. ISSN 1936-6612

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/asl.2016.8084

Abstract

This paper aims to examine the motivation and challenges of Muslim women entrepreneurs in Indonesian SMEs. By using qualitative method, ten Muslim women entrepreneurs were interviewed in Indonesian SMEs around Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. Later, thematic analysis was conducted on the information obtained based on the types of motivation and challenges. It is found out that majority are motivated to do business in order to support their husbands and families, to earn additional income and to provide for poor people. They also have other motivating factors such as strategic location, good market demand and advice, own and workers’ skills, good products, good customer relation, prior training, accessible raw material and supportive government policies. Meanwhile, the challenges found are lack of customers, customer attitude, defrauded wholesalers, unsatisfactory infrastructure, lack of education and skills, deficient business loans, competition, lack of supplier confidence and family issues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Challenges; Entrepreneurs; Indonesia; Motivation; Muslim; SME; Women
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 04:15
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17729

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