Entrepreneurship and Marginalised Social Identities in India

Rakshit, Angarika and Bosale, Amit Entrepreneurship and Marginalised Social Identities in India.

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The nature and extent of the under-representation of marginalised caste groups in enterprise ownership in India are examined. It is found that exclusion takes place in three distinct stages. First, the share of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Class individuals in ownership of any enterprise is less than their share in the workforce. Second, among those who do engage in entrepreneurial activities, a disproportionately higher share of entrepreneurs from the marginalised identity groups are engaged in enterprises, which are not purely commercial and are likely to be subsistence-oriented. And finally, even within the owners of purely commercial enterprises, those from marginalised groups tend to be concentrated in the smaller enterprises and are severely under-represented in the larger and more productive ones.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Rakshit, Angarika and Bosale, Amit
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Subjects: Social sciences
Social sciences > Economics > Socialism & related systems
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/5632
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