Microenterprises in India : a multidimensional analysis

Basole, Amit and Chandy, Vidya (2019) Microenterprises in India : a multidimensional analysis. Project Report. Azim Premji University and Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship, Bengaluru.

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Microenterprises have been the engines of job growth in the majority of dynamic economies. India is home to thousands of microenterprise clusters as well as millions of distributed entrepreneurs who can become job creators. Fostering of such mass-entrepreneurship is key to addressing India’s employment challenge. Case studies of clusters in general, and of women entrepreneurs in particular, show that if key factors such as collective action, infrastructure, credit, and market linkages are in place, returns to entrepreneurship are vastly improved. Inspirational stories are also emerging in the use of fourth industrial revolution technologies to improve access to markets and enter global value chains in a way that awards greater agency to women entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Authors: Basole, Amit and Chandy, Vidya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microenterprises, India’s employment challenge, Entrepreneurship,
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics > Production > Sustainable development
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre > Centre for Sustainable Employment
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2115
Publisher URL: https://cse.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/

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