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Differences in Gender: Does It Exist in Bumiputra Entrepreneurs?

  • Ibrahim Tijjani Sabiu
  • Abdulaziz Abdullah
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Part of the Studies on Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics book series (ESID)

Abstract

In recent decades, despite the acceleration of women participation and improvement in the economic, social, and political sphere which has heralded a new close-up to gender equality, yet the world scenario still leaves women at a less favourable position. Similarly, literature has indicated the weakness of female-owned enterprises in terms of performance and sustenance. Hence, this study intended to identify if there exists any statistically significant difference in Bumiputras’ entrepreneurial persistence by gender. Therefore, data from micro entrepreneurs in Terengganu was collected. Eventually, an independent t-test result revealed that no statistically significant difference in entrepreneurial persistence between male and female Bumiputras is found. Therefore, this finding asserted that Malaysia acknowledged as one of the fastest developing economies was determined in strengthening women entrepreneurship development. Equally, with a staggering number of the female population which is almost same as the male, Malaysia is tending towards a balanced society where females are allowed significant roles in the society.

Keywords

Gender Entrepreneurial persistence Bumiputra Independent t-test Women entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship development 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors express their gratitude to the Government of Kano State, Nigeria, under Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for the sponsorship.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibrahim Tijjani Sabiu
    • 1
  • Abdulaziz Abdullah
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Management SciencesUniversiti Sultan Zainal AbidinGong BadakMalaysia

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