Why Somali Women Enter into Entrepreneurship?

9 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2012  

Ali Yassin Sheikh

SIMAD University

Date Written: June 3, 2012


Somali Women owned businesses are highly increasing in the economies of almost all regions in the country. The hidden entrepreneurial potentials of women have gradually been changing with the growing sensitivity to the role and economic status in the society. Death or unemployment for husbands and fathers, contribution to the family income, taking a role in the society, independence and adaptability in business are the main reasons for women to emerge into business ventures. Major objective of the study is to find out the factors that motivating Somali women entrepreneurs to enter in to entrepreneurship. The results are drawn from interviews with a group of 5 women who has business in Bakara Market in Mogadishu.

Keywords: women entrepreneurs, motivations

Suggested Citation

Sheikh, Ali Yassin, Why Somali Women Enter into Entrepreneurship? (June 3, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2074375 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2074375

Ali Yassin Sheikh (Contact Author)

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