Women Entrepreneurs in the Indian Informal Sector: Marginalisation Dynamics or Institutional Rational Choice?

  title={Women Entrepreneurs in the Indian Informal Sector: Marginalisation Dynamics or Institutional Rational Choice?},
  author={Colin Jay Williams and Anjula Gurtoo},
  journal={Political Economy - Development: Underdevelopment \& Poverty eJournal},
  • C. Williams, A. Gurtoo
  • Published 29 March 2011
  • Business
  • Political Economy - Development: Underdevelopment & Poverty eJournal
Purpose -- Studies on women entrepreneurs either read women through a structuralist lens as marginalised populations engaged in low quality work or through a neo-liberal lens as engaged in relatively higher quality endeavour more as a rational choice. The aim of this paper is to evaluate critically these various explanations in relation to the informal sector women entrepreneurs in India.Design/methodology/approach -- To evaluate the contrasting explanations of structuralist and new liberal… 

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