Non-Institutional Factors Affecting Microentrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh

Alam, M.M., Hossain, M.M., and Zaman, F. 2011. Non-institutional Factors Affecting Microentrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh. International Review of Business Research Papers, 7(6): 240-247.

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Md. Mahmudul Alam

Universiti Utara Malaysia

Mohammad Hossain

Personal Social Responsibility Initiative (PSRi)

Farhana Zaman

United Nations Development Programme Regional Bureau for Africa

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The magnitude of microentrepreneurial activities plays a decisive role in the economic development of the rural livelihoods, especially in third world countries. Microentrepreneurship has always been considered as a proven instrument to fight poverty in an effective manner. As a consequence, poverty alleviation through rural centric microentrepreneurship development has been focused for more than the last thirty five years in Bangladesh. However, despite such initiatives, the state of microentrepreneurship in Bangladesh has not yet reached to a satisfactory level. There are a number of prevailing factors that thwart the development of microentrepreneurship in Bangladesh. Among all the factors, non-institutions encompassing various political, economic, social, cultural, technological, environmental and personal factors are affecting the scopes of operating these economic activities to a significant extent. This paper attempts to identify the key non-institutional barriers that hinder the development of microentrepreneurship in Bangladesh, and suggests a composite policy measure to overcome such encumbrances.

Keywords: Development Economics; Microcredit; Microenterprise; Microentrepreneur; Microentrepreneurship

JEL Classification: O12; O15; O43

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Mahmudul and Hossain, Mohammad and Zaman, Farhana, Non-Institutional Factors Affecting Microentrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh (2011). Alam, M.M., Hossain, M.M., and Zaman, F. 2011. Non-institutional Factors Affecting Microentrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh. International Review of Business Research Papers, 7(6): 240-247.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2941503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2941503

Md. Mahmudul Alam (Contact Author)

Universiti Utara Malaysia ( email )

Sintok, Kedah
Malaysia

Mohammad Hossain

Personal Social Responsibility Initiative (PSRi) ( email )

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Farhana Zaman

United Nations Development Programme Regional Bureau for Africa ( email )

One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States

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