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Improving Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs' Quality of Life:The Place of Business Support Services

Moses, Chinonye, Love and Faboyede, Olusola Samuel and Abimbola, O. H. (2011) Improving Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs' Quality of Life:The Place of Business Support Services. Lapai International Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 215-224. ISSN 2006-6473

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Entrepre.neurship plays an important role on the economic development in free market economies. Globally, entrepreneurship has been known as the engine for economic growth through technology, innovation and opportunities for employment and income generation. However, women entrepreneurs are facing a number of challenges, which include financial, managerial and gender inequality in the labour market. I7zese challenges have not only affected level of input in their businesses but it also affected their quality of life. This has negatively affected their impact and contributions to overall socio-economic development of Nigeria. This paper examines how business support services can be used to improve women entrepreneurs' activities and their quality of life. Both primary and secondary sources were used for data collection of this paper. A total number of 129 women entrepreneurs were surveyed. Among other things, the results showed that lack of access to finance and electricity/power were seen as the worst challenges affecting women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Based on the · results, among other things it was recommended that there is need to encourage the establishment of more business support services in Nigeria and they should be more gender sensitivity in rendering their services.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurs, Quality of Life, Business Support Services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 13:08
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 08:36

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