Women Entrepreneurship in the Indian Middle Class: Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Jeemol Unni, Vanita Yadav, Ravikiran Naik and Swati Dutta

Jeemol Unni, Vanita Yadav, Ravikiran Naik and Swati Dutta
About the Author:

Jeemol Unni is Professor, Economics and Public Policy, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India.
Vanita Yadav is Fulbright Fellow (MIT) and Lecturer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, School of Business and Law, Central Queensland University, Australia.
Ravikiran Naik is Assistant Professor, Economics, Department of Data Science, Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa Campus, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Swati Dutta is Associate Fellow, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, India.

About the book:

In Women Entrepreneurship in the Indian Middle Class, Unni, Yadav, Naik and Dutta explore entrepreneurship using a gender and class lens from multidisciplinary perspectives. They examine the evolution of the field and uncover factors impacting women’s participation in entrepreneurship. Defining entrepreneurship broadly to include not just ‘new economic activity’ but operations of all economic enterprises, the authors attempt to understand: What motivates women in India to operate enterprises ranging from small and medium to large enterprises? What is the nature of occupations and entrepreneurship within segments of the middle classes? What kind of opportunities do women pursue? 

Using a novel macro and micro research approach, the authors propose an enabling framework of women entrepreneurship ecosystem in India and highlight the way forward.The insights from this book will help policymakers formulate appropriate ‘nudge’ techniques to encourage productive entrepreneurship. This book is a must-read for researchers and aspiring women entrepreneurs for grasping the dynamics of this emerging area.

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