Women Entrepreneurship and Innovations in India: An Exploratory Study

Bulsara, H., Chandwani, J., & Gandhi, S. (February 2014). Women Entrepreneurship and Innovations in India: An Exploratory Study. International Journal Of Innovation - IJI, 2(1), 32-44. doi:10.5585/iji.v2i1.2

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Hemantkumar P. Bulsara Bulsara

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT)

Jyoti Chandwani

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT)

Shailesh B Gandhi

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

Date Written: February 06, 2014

Abstract

Increased female entrepreneurial activity heralds a progress for women's rights and optimization of their economic and social living index. Women entrepreneurship is synonymous with women empowerment. Parallel to the male counterparts, female entrepreneurs are catalytic in job creation, innovation and more than tangible contribution to the GNP of the country. An economy thrives when women get a level playing field as men. Innovation works as a catalyst or an instrument for Entrepreneurship. Indian Women, despite all the social hurdles stand tall from the rest of the crowd and are applauded for their achievements in their respective field. The transformation of social fabric of the Indian society, in terms of increased educational status of women and varied aspirations for better living, necessitated a change in the life style of Indian women. This paper endeavors to explore studies related to Women Entrepreneurship and Innovation in India. Few examples from Gujarat, India have been taken to understand the study in a better way.

Keywords: Women Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Entrepreneurship; India; Economy; Gujarat

JEL Classification: M10, M1, M13, O3

Suggested Citation

Bulsara, Hemantkumar P. Bulsara and Chandwani, Jyoti and Gandhi, Shailesh B, Women Entrepreneurship and Innovations in India: An Exploratory Study (February 06, 2014). Bulsara, H., Chandwani, J., & Gandhi, S. (February 2014). Women Entrepreneurship and Innovations in India: An Exploratory Study. International Journal Of Innovation - IJI, 2(1), 32-44. doi:10.5585/iji.v2i1.2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2679408

Hemantkumar P. Bulsara Bulsara (Contact Author)

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) ( email )

Ichchhanath
Surat Ichchhanath
Surat, GA Gujarat 395007
India

Jyoti Chandwani

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) ( email )

Ichchhanath
Surat Ichchhanath
Surat, GA Gujarat 395007
India

Shailesh B Gandhi

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad ( email )

Vastrapur
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380 015
India

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